Danyel Smith Is Giving Black Women In Pop Their Flowers

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In celebration of Black Music Month Maiysha sits down with music executive Danyel Smith about her music memoir Shine Bright which is a personal memoir of Danyel Smith as well as a history lesson about Black women in Pop. Danyel was the first Black woman editor of Billboard. The two discuss Danyel’s turbulent and at times abusive upbringing, the Black women in music such as Whitney Houston, Lizzo, Beyonce and Ella Fitzgerald who deserve flowers and how women in the music industry still have to navigate a male dominated industry.  

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