Band Or Solo Artist?: Both
Band Name(s): Garbage
Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge
Greatest Hit: "Only Happy When It Rains" (1996)
The rebellious Shirley Manson has paved the way for many female grunge artists for her success as the lead singer of Garbage. After Garbage saw a video of her singing on MTV, they invited Manson to record vocals on a few of their songs. Manson eventually co-wrote and co-produced an entire album with the band, leading into a very successful career with the them, including a number of Grammy nominations and hit records, such as "#1 Crush" and "Stupid Girl."