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Danyel Smith Highlights Black Female Artists

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In the April 19 release of Shine Bright, author Danyel Smith chronicles a personal

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And detailed examination of the groundbreaking Black women who shaped American pop music

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Editor-in-chief of Vibe in 1994—and the first woman and the first Black person to have the job

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The first woman to run a national music magazine is a criminal abbreviation, Smith writes in her new book

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Smith, who recently attended BLACK ENTERPRISE‘s Women of Power Summit as a moderator

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 She has leveraged her pop and hip-hop culture expertise to write her book

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She spotlights the intimate details of her personal journey and countless Black women who have also influenced her

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"One of the best parts about writing Shine Bright was to merge the memorie with the biography” Smith told

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The book aims to reclaim these women’s place in music history, from the 1960s hitmakers the Dixie Cups