Let's face it, there are lots of women who are changing the face of music right now. From Adele to Aretha Franklin to Willow Smith, ELLE talks to these leading ladies all about the music biz in their Women in Music issue.
Jennifer Hudson on performing in gay clubs when she was younger:
"In high school I was like, 'Well, these are drag queens lip-syncing, and I can really sing; why can't I go up there?' I would win all the talent shows."