These Women Sang "Praying" With Kesha

Alexis Nedd
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From Cosmopolitan

Cyndi Lauper

OK, you know who Cyndi Lauper is but for sake of completion: Cyndi Lauper is a legendary recording artist and was the first female artist to have four top-five singles off her debut album She's So Unusual. Those singles included classics like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Time After Time." She has a Tony Award for her work writing Kinky Boots and has two Grammys of her own. Lauper is also one award short of an EGOT - lacking only an Academy Award to finish out the near-impossible feat of excellence.

Camila Cabello

Cabello is a former member of girl group Fifth Harmony; she left the group in late 2016. Since going solo, she has released her number-one album Camila and recorded a platinum single, "I Know What You Did Last Summer" with Shawn Mendes. The first song off her album, "Havana" featuring Young Thug, was also a number-one hit, making Cabello the third female artist to simultaneously have a number one album and single (the other two are Beyoncé and Britney Spears).

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Julia Michaels

Michaels has been a songwriter since age 14 but made her debut as a performer on the international stage when she sang "Carry Me" at the closing ceremony of the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She is best known for her 2017 hit "Issues."

Bebe Rexha

Rexha started her career in music as the lead vocalist for FallOut Boy Pete Wentz's side project Black Cards. After two years playing with the band, she left to pursue a solo career, during which she frequently collaborated with other artists like Nicki Minaj (on "No Broken Hearts") and G-Eazy (on "Me, Myself, and I"). She is also a songwriter whose work has been recorded by Rihanna, Selena Gomez, and Nick Jonas.

Andra Day

Day is a two-time Grammy Award nominee in the Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance categories. She was discovered by Stevie Wonder in 2010 and is known for her Youtube covers of sings by Jessie J, Amy Winehouse, and Eminem among other artists. The "Rise Up" singer also received the Powerhouse Award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music awards.

The Resistance Revival Chorus

The Resistance Revival Chorus was formed after the first Women's March in 2017 as a way for women to come together and use music as a form of solidarity and protest. They exist as a callback to the protest songs that characterized previous movements and offer an online toolkit for any women who want to join their movement by forming their own local chapter of the chorus. The all-white aesthetic of Kesha's Grammy performance comes from the Resistance Revival Chorus's traditionally all-white performance clothes, which are "a symbol for unity and peace."

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