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Soul Sisters

Inspiring women in music, from Grammy-winners to exciting up-and-comers to actors in music-centric projects, join Billboard to get real about what inspired THEM to follow their passions and become the powerhouses they are today. Soul Sisters is hosted by Billboard's Jessie Katz (@therealjkatz) and singer Darah Golub (@tnyls) of the indie-pop band Parlour Tricks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Brandy

Early into this episode of Soul Sisters, Brandy remarks on the "hundred thousand butterflies" she feels when we remind her of how much success she's had, on the Billboard charts and beyond, in her 20-plus year career as an entertainer. From her lightning hot debut album that she put out when she was only 15, to her Grammy win for the best-selling female duet of all time "The Boy Is Mine," to her legendary work with Whitney Houston in Cinderella and her starring role on Moesha, Brandy has been an inspirational figure for as long as most people under 40 can remember. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

23 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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Rachel Bloom

Soul Sisters was thrilled to welcome Golden Globe-winner and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator Rachel Bloom into the Chord Club for a brief respite from awards campaigning ("If you want an Emmy, you campaign. So we're doing that. Give us an Emmy," she deadpanned) to chat about this phenomenal first year she's had as musical showrunner and slyly feminist firebrand. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 15mins

26 Apr 2016

Rank #2

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Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara Quinn took some time right before their set at this year's Meadows Festival in Queens to catch up with Soul Sisters about how they're surviving these trying political times, why they had to become the queer icons they wanted to see in the world and how it feels to say good-bye to their Love You To Death tour in order to say hello to their upcoming The Con 10th anniversary tour and The Con X: Covers album out Oct. 20 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

18 Oct 2017

Rank #3

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Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco joins this episode of Soul Sisters on release day for her new album Binary to look back at the culture-defining career that led to this, her 20th studio album. With special guest host Lane Moore (@hellolanemoore)! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40mins

14 Jun 2017

Rank #4

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Hayley Kiyoko

Hayley Kiyoko is proving not just to be one of the hottest rising stars in pop music today, but one whose rise as an unabashedly, nay celebratorily gay artist signals an important moment for our culture in general. She joins Soul Sisters to tell us how "growing up there was just no content that was hopeful" for people who wanted to see queer romance normalized onscreen in the way that she has with her self-directed, highly-viewed music videos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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Joan Osborne

When Joan Osborne became an overnight sensation with her ubiquitous hit “One of Us” in 1995, no one was less prepared than her. “On the one hand I was really excited to get that kind of recognition,” she says on this episode of Soul Sisters, while admitting that “it was also really difficult just personally” with strangers following her down the street after recognizing her from the song’s music video that played in heavy MTV rotation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

15 Mar 2016

Rank #6

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Dreezy

"Ain’t nobody putting out no good music," Chicago rapper Dreezy says flat out on this episode of Soul Sisters. "Everybody’s putting out bubblegum rap." The same cannot be said of Dreezy herself, who at only 22 years old is widely recognized as one of the most exciting new talents in the game. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

54mins

25 Aug 2016

Rank #7

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Lindsey Stirling

Genre-bending violinist and YouTube star Lindsey Stirling joins Soul Sisters to tell us how her improbable stardom came about and to open up about her raw new documentary, Lindsey Stirling: Brave Enough. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

17 May 2017

Rank #8

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Joss Stone

Joss Stone remembers her exact words when Damian Marley told her, five years ago, that she should record a reggae album. "Everyone will be so mad with me if I do that!" she said - and sure enough, she was right. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

26 Apr 2016

Rank #9

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Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan calls in from her home in Vancouver for a special holiday episode to discuss her recent Grammy nomination, the 20th anniversary of Lilith Fair and how she's battled double standards in the music industry to become one of the most cherished artists of her time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

22mins

27 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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Natalia Lafourcade

Grammy-winning Mexican artist Natalia Lafourcade joins the show just before attending the 60th Grammy Awards for her nominated album Musas to tell us about her next album and what awards really mean to her - including the Oscars, now that her song with Miguel in the animated film Coco has been nominated for one of those as well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Tori Amos Returns!

Tori Amos makes her second appearance on Soul Sisters to offer some perspective on the current sex abuse scandals rocking Hollywood, and to explain how the election of "the Master Showman" affected the writing of her new album Native Invader. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

43mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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Becca Stevens

Though the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens switches seamlessly between folk, pop and even the odd Usher cover (her deconstructed version of "You Make Me Wanna" from 2015's Perfect Animal is not easily forgettable), Stevens insists she's not intentionally trying to check off any boxes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

2 Aug 2016

Rank #13

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Dolores O'Riordan

The Cranberries are back! And Soul Sisters was graced with a special guest to tell all about it: Dolores O'Riordan, the singing prodigy of Limerick, Ireland whose iconic voice and evocative songwriting led The Cranberries to international superstardom in the '90s with such hits as "Linger," "Zombie" and "Dreams." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37mins

19 Apr 2017

Rank #14

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Shawn Colvin

The "Sunny Came Home" singer joins Soul Sisters to reflect on the 20th anniversary of both Lilith Fair and her album A Few Small Repairs, which Colvin has just re-released as a special anniversary edition. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

4 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Judy Collins

Soul Sisters was graced with a true legend this episode, when prolific folk songstress Judy Collins stopped by the Chord Club to talk about her new album Silver Skies Blue, out June 3, and to share her vast perspective on a career that has spanned five decades and more hits than we could ever cover in an hour - not that it stopped us from trying. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

31 May 2016

Rank #16

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Andrea Gibson

Happy Valentine's Day from your Soul Sisters! On this episode genderqueer poet/performer Andrea Gibson joins the show to talk turning love, politics, gender and other elements of the human experience into powerful art on their new album 'Hey Galaxy' and book 'Take Me With You.' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Rumer Willis

It's hard to predict what someone will recognize Rumer Willis for exactly: as the winner of last season's Dancing With the Stars, or her starring role in Chicago on Broadway; for acting on the CW reboot of Beverly Hills 90210, or her current performances in L.A.'s The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Devil Wears Prada. (Or, yes, as the oft-photographed daughter of her fairly well-known parents, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 2mins

3 May 2016

Rank #18

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Lauren Jauregui & Delaney Tarr

Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui and school shooting survivor/gun control activist Delaney Tarr discuss what Generation Z can do to change the future, on this special bonus episode of Soul Sisters. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 14mins

30 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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Tori Amos

The Billboard office was awash in alt '90s nostalgia when Tori Amos stopped by last week to talk about her latest single "Flicker," which she wrote for the new Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy. But that topic was just the tip of the iceberg. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53mins

27 Sep 2016

Rank #20