Besides beauty and style, I’m a go-to-girl for what’s hot in pop music and entertainment. So I thought I’d switch things up a bit.

Here are three CDs currently on Hot Mama Daily’s playlist.  My picks are women who know how to rock out and exude edgy personal style:

Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

How do I love Lady Gaga? Let me count the ways.  She’s strange, and I like it.  Not since Cher and Grace Jones has a female recording artist taken her wardrobe changes to such jarring, avant garde heights.  And Gaga’s The Fame Monster is pure dance-pop delight with an Italian electro twist. Song pick: The infectious “Bad Romance.” Roma…ah ah ah!

Rihanna's Rated R

Rihanna’s Rated R is fire!  The trendsetting Caribbean queen rebounds post-Chris Brown with a riot girl batch of rock-tinged pop and R&B songs. Song pick: The call-and-response chant “So Hard.”

Allison Iraheta's Just Like You..

Allison Iraheta showcases her powerhouse, raspy pipes on her rockin’ debut, Just Like You.  And the “American Idol” cutie’s style is always colorful and youthful. Song pick:  The hummable, Kelly Clarkson-reminiscent “Friday I’ll Be Over U.”

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