Today is International Women's Day, an occasion celebrated every year on March 8 to pay tribute to the social, political and economic achievements of females across the globe. There are plenty of festive ways to honor this holiday (a Riot Grrrl karaoke party or a day spent protesting to make IWD founder Clara Zetkin proud?), but we decided to bring attention to the female artists we know and love in a slideshow dedicated to 10 women who are making a splash in 2013.
Scroll through the list of talented ladies below and let us know which female artists you are excited for this year in the comments. Happy International Women's Day, everyone!