Day Four of our second ever Female First Awards and it's time to celebrate the artists who created the soundtrack to 2019. We had five stunning female artists nominated for the Musician of the Year award, and every single one of them has done us proud this year.

Nominee: Billie Eilish

At just 17-years-old, Billie Eilish has already made quite the mark in the pop world. She's currently up for no less than six Grammy Awards thanks to the success of her epic number one debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, making her the youngest ever artist to receive a nomination in all four General Field categories.

Billie Eilish at Life is Beautiful 2019 / Photo Credit: Alive Coverage / SIPA USA / PA Images
Billie Eilish at Life is Beautiful 2019 / Photo Credit: Alive Coverage / SIPA USA / PA Images

Perhaps one of our favourite things about her is her unique style; she prefers baggy clothes to skin-tight outfits and proves that she doesn't have to show skin to be an iconic popstar. She'll be hitting the UK next year for her Where Do We Go? World Tour.

Nominee: Taylor Swift

She may have been staying out of the spotlight as much as possible, but that doesn't mean we haven't noticed Taylor Swift this year. Album seven Lover is another roaring success for her, featuring the single we still can't get out of our heads You Need To Calm Down. Taylor has three Grammy nominations this year including Best Pop Vocal Album.

Taylor Swift at the 2019 AMAs / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency / Nurphoto / PA Images
Taylor Swift at the 2019 AMAs / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency / Nurphoto / PA Images

The European leg of her Lover Fest world tour kicks off next summer - which feels a long time to wait but we know it will be worth it. But before then she will make her musical movie debut with Tom Hooper's eagerly anticipated Cats reboot on December 20th in which she'll play the mischievous Bombalurina.

Nominee: Lizzo

Championing beautiful curvy girls everywhere is our new Queen of Pop Lizzo. With eight Grammy nominations in the bag, she has truly made a breakthrough with her infectious third album Cuz I Love You, our favourite single from this year being Juice.

Lizzo at the 2019 AMAs / Photo Credit: ImageSPACE / SIPA USA / PA Images
Lizzo at the 2019 AMAs / Photo Credit: ImageSPACE / SIPA USA / PA Images

The juicy rapper, singer and flautist is not only a huge advocate for body positivity and diversity, but she's also become an LGBTQ+ icon. While she admits that she doesn't ascribe to a particular gender or sexuality, her positive messages of acceptance among the queer community (as well as her general fabulousness) has earned her a gay following known as the "Lizzbians".

Nominee: FKA Twigs

Most definitely our favourite album of the last month and one of the best of the entire year was FKA Twigs' long-awaited sophomore release Magdalene. She's poured her heart and soul into this record, and after a long period of heartbreak and medical issues, we're so glad to see her coming back emotionally and creatively stronger.

FKA Twigs at the 2019 MTV VMAs / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency / SIPA USA / PA Images
FKA Twigs at the 2019 MTV VMAs / Photo Credit: Image Press Agency / SIPA USA / PA Images

She's a unique artist with incredible songwriting and performance ability; the genre-bending FKA Twigs can do no wrong in our eyes.

Nominee: King Princess

Next to Lizzo, our other favourite LGBTQ+ advocate of this year is Mikaela Mullaney Straus AKA King Princess. As her stage name professes, she identifies as genderqueer. Coincidentally, she's also in a relationship with Lizzo's creative director Quinn Whitney Wilson, which just sounds like the perfect creative family.

King Princess at The L Word: Generation Q premiere / Photo Credit: Katrina Jordan / SIPA USA / PA Images
King Princess at The L Word: Generation Q premiere / Photo Credit: Katrina Jordan / SIPA USA / PA Images

As well as playing major festivals the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza, King Princess unveiled her debut album Cheap Queen this year, which is by far one of our favourite ever queer records. We can't wait to hear more from this soon to be iconic pop superstar.

MORE: Movie of the Year 2019

And the winner is...

Billie Eilish / Photo Credit: Jonas Walzberg / DPA / PA Images
Billie Eilish / Photo Credit: Jonas Walzberg / DPA / PA Images

Because she's a Baaaaaaad Guy...


by for www.femalefirst.co.uk


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