The ten most influential mainstream girl groups
6. Sister Sledge
Strong, powerful, talented and actually sisters, Sister Sledge was the most important girl group on the disco scene. The siblings' funky fresh beats entertained the masses and carried a message of female strength and power.
5. Destiny's Child
If nothing else, Destiny's Child was an important girl group because it introduced the world to Beyoncé, but there is much more to the story. The girls' well-arranged harmonies gave life to their strong, empowering lyrics. Musically, the group was just as solid, and it ended up being one of the most successful R&B girl groups of all time, selling over 17 million albums worldwide.
Walking down the road paved by Salt-N-Pepa, TLC took the stage in the '90s and became one of the best-selling girl trios. Blending tones of soul, hip-hop and even R&B, T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli Thomas created a unique sound that inspired a changing generation and also put the group on top.