Revealed: The 20 Most Performed Female Artists of the 21st Century | Ents & Arts News
Pink tops the list of the most performed female artists of the 21st century, according to a chart compiled by a music licensing company.
The American pop star has had three UK number one albums and numerous accolades, including three Grammy, seven MTV Video Music Awards and an Emmy.
She gained international notoriety with her debut album Can’t Take Me Home, released in 2000.
Madonna finished second on hit records like True Blue, Ray Of Light and music in a career spanning four decades.
Katy Perry came in third in part due to the popularity of her third album Teenage Dream, while Rihanna and Lady Gaga placed fourth and fifth respectively.
UK contributions include Adele in sixth place and Little Mix in ninth.
Adele’s second album 21 sold over five million copies and won Grammy and British Album of the Year, becoming one of the most successful releases of all time.
The singer is expected to release a new single next week called Easy On Me.
The graph was compiled by music company PPL from music usage and broadcast data from UK radio and TV stations.
Its release is part of the celebrations leading up to National Album Day on October 16, which this year celebrates female musicians.
Kylie Minogue, who finished eighth, said it was “such an honor to be one of the most performed British female artists of the 21st century and to be in such good company”.
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She added, “It’s mind-blowing to me and I’m so touched to know that my music continues to be loved by so many people.”
Others on the list include Beyonce (seventh), Whitney Houston (10th), Taylor Swift (11th), Sugababes (12th), Kelly Clarkson (13th), Dua Lipa (14th), Ellie Goulding (15th), Christina Aguilera (16th) ), Diana Ross (17th), Jess Glynne (18th), Rita Ora (19th) and Ariana Grande (20th).
Peter Leathem, CEO of PPL, called National Album Day a “fantastic platform to show the importance of the album’s format” and said their track record “brings together an incredible array of recording talent. some of the UK’s favorite music, including many of the greatest and most influential albums of all time.