From the home and the workplace to the red carpet and even Capitol Hill, women have made various contributions to how society works in the 21st century. And although Women's History Month is over, is honoring the great ladies of hip-hop and R&B because they're amazing and don't need a specific date or month to signify their importance.

There's women in the business for decades or just kicking off their careers with that hyped mixtape or signature song. They could be the ones behind the mic or the individuals negotiating the big deals for the next star. We highlight the strong females making waves this year. Here's 100 Most Powerful Women of 2013.

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