15 Bad-Ass Females Who Kicked Serious Butt in 2015
2015 was a BIG year for some of our favorite ladies in Hollywood. Clearly, girls really do run the world. Taylor Swift took her 2014 success with 1989 on the road and mastered the art of the surprise guest in 2015, while Jennifer Lawrence slayed the acting world for yet another year in a row as she bid farewell to Katniss Everdeen.
Adele, on the other hand, came out of of nowhere, released 25 and made everyone tear up while listening to “Hello”. On repeat. (Did you really expect anything less from the “Rolling in the Deep” singer? We didn’t think so.) The aforementioned ladies, along with 12 of their bad-ass peers, kicked some serious butt this year, so we just had to honor them with our annual Women of the Year list. Congrats, ladies! Stay fierce.
Dropping one album — at the end of the year, no less — might not seem like a huge deal, but it totally is in Adele's case.
When the British singer released her latest album, she broke — no, no, SHATTERED basically every single music record possible. (Most Records Sold in a Single Week, First Album to Sell More Than 3 Million Copies in a Week, First Single to Sell 1 Million Copies in a Week, etc.) If that's not Women of the Year-worthy, nothing is.
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