You would be lying if you said female musicians made no impact in the 1990's. From Pop, Rock, R&B and Dance - Girl Power dominated every genre! In fact, it's pretty factual that women dominated Music in the 90's since some of the ladies in this list have the best selling albums of all time.

So, what are some of the defining albums?

Shania Twain - Come On Over

Shania became a worldwide household name when she released her third studio album "Come On Over" in 1997. The Country meets Pop album contained a whopping 12 singles which a lot of them became her signature hits including "You're Still The One", "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "Man!

I Feel Like A Woman!". Not only that, the album became the biggest album from any Country act and female EVER selling more than 40 million records globally and stayed in the top 10 for 151 weeks on the US Billboard Country album chart.

Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill

"Jagged Little Pill" was the third studio album from Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette. Described as "Queen of alt-rock angst" and a riot girl, this album is definitely the reason she gets those titles. Just behind Shania, Jagged Little Pill is the second best selling female album of all time selling 33 million records. Alanis' defining 90's sound has influenced many modern day female artists from P!nk, Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry.

"You Oughta Know" is the ultimate female anthem famously covered by Beyonce on her 2009 "I Am... World Tour". Without "Jagged Little Pill", the 90's music scene would have felt a lot different.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

When the Fugees decided to part their ways in the 90's, Lauryn Hill the lead singer of the band went on to release her only solo studio album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" in 1998.

Normally when an artist only releases one album, they usually aren't remembered but not with Lauryn! The album has really stood the test of time with her still touring the album in 2016! The album produced 3 hit singles and sold over 19 million records worldwide and is an R&B/Hip Hop classic.

Spice Girls - Spice

You can't mention Girl Power without bringing up the Spice Girls.

They bust onto the scene in 1996 with their debut album "Spice" and became the best-selling girl band of all time. The album was the world's best-selling album of 1997 selling over 19 million albums in over a year and 31 million to date. The albums hits are still iconic to this day such as "Wannabe", "Say You'll Be There", "2 Become 1" and "Who Do You Think You Are". The Spice Girls defined the 90's so much, their idea of Girl Power was compared to Beatlemania.

Madonna - Ray of Light

madonna, famously known as the "Queen of Pop" released her seventh studio album "Ray of Light" in 1998. For Madge, it was probably somewhat hard to top the 80's since she dominated that decade but she also did in the 90's too.

Ray of Light was her most successful studio album in the 90's selling over 16 million copies worldwide. The album's production by William Orbit has become a signature sound for the producer. The album's sound was a total new direction for Madonna since she was singing in a slightly darker and fuller tone. The album went on to influence huge modern day albums like Adele on "25".