James Brown might have sung that it's a man's, man's, man's world, but we disagree. We ascribe more to the Aretha Franklin outlook on life, that sisters are doin' it for themselves. In honor of Women's History Month, check out 18 fabulous females who paved the way for womankind.
Famous First: First female artist to debut a single at #1 on the charts
Not only did "Fantasy" make Mariah the first woman to debut a single atop the Billboard Hot 100, but she was also the second person ever to do so. The first? Michael Jackson, who did it less than a month earlier with "You Are Not Alone."