These female artists cite Madonna as a source of inspiration
Every female artist who has come after her has had doors opened for them by Madonna's career.
Race, gender, and even genre have not limited the impact of her work.
In the MTV era, Madonna was the first woman to assert her sexuality.
She set the mould for female artists to follow when it came to the risks they could take.
This not only included music, but music videos and live performances as well.
Many people in recent years have either attempted to downplay Madonna's influence and impact on modern music or don't understand it.
All eight of these women artists have credited Madonna as an influence.
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