Music is considered as the food for the soul and the melody of life. It’s one of the effective medications and a solution to dull mood, emotional stress, psychological tension and anxiety. In the world today there many great female singers but only a few have been able to conquer there male dominated field and risen to the level of international superstars.
The women on this list have written some of the best songs in our times today, they have also had some of the most watched videos in YouTube running into hundreds of millions of views, their tours and concerts have been filling into capacity and sold out, some of their music have hit the billboard chart more than once, received numerous awards and have one of the huge fan following on social networks. Have a look at the women of my description above who have qualified to be on this list of top 10 most popular female singers in 2017-2018.
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Shakira is one of the most followed top 20 twitter users with more than 42 million followers and has more than 100 million Facebook fans.in addition to her huge fun base she is also one of the most attractive Colombian singers, dancers, record producer and choreographer. Many fans around the world know her for her killer dance moves that usually are in comparison to her fellow singer Beyoncé. As of today Shakira is the highest selling Colombian artist of all time and also the second most prosperous musician of Latin origin after Gloria Estefan. Some of her hit songs are “Whenever, Wherever” and “Hips Don’t Lie.”, “La Tortura”, “Ojos Así”, “Can’t Remember to Forget”, among others. She is one woman who has also had one successful music career as she has won two Grammy Awards, 28 Billboard Latin Music Awards, has a star in Hollywood walk of Fame, 7 Billboard Music Awards among many others.
9. Nicki Minaj
Nicki is the Queen of rap music of our time all thanks to her sweet vocal cords. This songwriter and a singer as well, has massive fan base in Facebook with more than 42 million fans and 20.7 million twitter followers. Her career began in 2007 when she was discovered by Dirty Money CEO Fendi and later introduced to rapper Lil Wayne who collaborated with her in a couple of mixtapes in 2007 -2009 that earned her public attention. In 2010 after rolling out her studio album “Pink Friday”, seven of her singles were simultaneously chatting on the U.S Billboard hot 100 making Nicki become the first female solo artist her songs to do so and she also broke a record of Vevo 24 hour viewing record with three of her songs the “Anaconda” which had received 19 million views with just 24 hours upon its release, “Stupid Hoe”, “Beauty and a Beat”. She is a great performer with the best rapping voice and we can’t forget her assets as well have made one of the most popular female singer in the world. Thought her career she has been awarded 6American Music Awards, 4 Teen Choice Awards, 10 BET awards among many others.
8. Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Katy Hudson popularly known as Katy Perry apart from her prerequisite beauty, over the top fashions and sassy-smart personality, she is one talented pop singer and one of the best of all time. Just to understand how popular Katy Perry is she has more than 95m twitter followers, more than 70 million Facebook followers, more than 6 billion views on Katy Perry Vevo YouTube channel, more than 1 billion views on “dark horse YouTube video, and more than 22 million Instagram followers. One of her hit songs of all time is “I kissed a girl” firework, hot n cold. Dark horse among others. Her successful career can be showcased by awards she has won such as 4 Guinness, Juno award, Brit award, 14 people choice awards, 5 American music awards among others. She has also played a role in the films The Smurfs (2011), (2013), Zoolander 2 (2016) among others.
7. Miley Cyrus
She is one of the best female singers and an actress in the industry today just like her father ’90s country star Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley Cyrus has taken the genre of pop with a storm with and some of her best songs are “wrecking ball”, “See You Again”, “, “Party in the U.S.A.”, “Can’t Be Tamed”, “We Can’t Stop” “7 Things”, among others. Her career started when she was a teen by stirring in Disney show Hannah Montana playing the role of Miley Stewart. She has been named the best artist (2009 mtv), , named top 100 influential women and even won numerous awards. She has more nearly 60 million Instagram fans, more than 46 million Facebook fans, 13 million YouTube channel subscribers and more than 31 million twitter followers.
6. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez popularly known as J.Lo as well is a woman of many talents. She is a dancer, an actress, fashion designer and even an author. Her career started as a dancer in 1991 and in 1993 decided to pursue an acting career. Her first role s an actor was on Selena biopic in 1997 and her role in Out of Sight film made her become the first Latina lady to earn $1 million from a film. Some of her best songs are “I aint your mama” ,“on the floor”,” I’m real”, “Ain’t it funny”, “if you had my love” among others. Some her films are Blood and wine 1997, U-turn 1997, An unfinished life 2005, shall we dance 2004, Lila and Eve 2015, The boy next door 2015, among others. Today she is regarded as the highest paid Latin artist and most influential Hispanic artist in USA as well. She is also regarded as top 20 most influential women in the world and eve recognized in the Hollywood walk of fame and an iconic billboard award. Apart from the showbiz she is also a successful business lady with fragrances, clothing lines, Production Company among other ventures. She has over 39 million twitter followers, 57 million Instagram followers, over 45 million Facebook fans, and 5 million YouTube subscribers.
One of the best-selling recording artist on the planet, the artist of the year in 2010, 2012 and even in 2016 according to Billboard and to put some more flavor on it, one of the top 100 influential women in the planet who has had several mentions in the Guinness Book of world records, clearly speaks much of Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She is also a songwriter and a very successful one indeed going by her achievements record. Some of her albums are 19, 21, 25, and talking of albums 21 has written the history in UK and US charts by becoming the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist. Her song “Hello” broke us sales record by selling over 1 million digital copies within the first seven days. On social networks Adele has more than 60 million Facebook followers, more than 27 million twitter followers, more than 23 million Instagram followers, and more than 13 YouTube channel subscribers.
4. Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta also known as Lady Gaga is one of the most popular singers of our time. When we talk about lady Gaga fame we have to talk about her songs which have certain psychological hooks that really go deep into the mind, if you want to understand listen to “Poker Face” “ just dance”, “Alejandro” “bad romance” “telephone”. When it comes to her appearance certainly you can expect a new look always even a shocking one from her, her voice is unique, her music that actually goes further to taboos, her tastes of new and unconventional costumes among other things that have contributed to her popularity. Her first debut album (The Fame) was great and a hit that instantly made her famous overnight.in her social network lady gaga has over 61 million fans, more than 65 million twitter followers, over 21 million Instagram followers and more than 8 million YouTube channel subscribers. Some of her accolades are Golden globe award 2016, 6 Grammy awards, 12 Guinness world records and 3 brit awards.
3. Taylor Swift
One of the popular women in the industry and who has received massive media attention is Taylor swift. Her success in music and the image she has cultivated to the world has an appeal to the global community. The real reason Taylor is very famous is her lyrics that often resonate with the world community, there personal songs and the imagery visual of the music is something people can relate to. She is friendly to her fans and she quite throws parties to them and showers gifts on them, she is smart and articulate and overall her music is just good to listen to. Some of the singles that have rocked the world are “our song”, “love story”, “ you belong with me”, “mean”, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, “blank space”, shake it off” among others. She is also in the top 100 most influential people globally, most powerful women, and celebrity. In her social networks such as Facebook she has over 74 million fans, 83 million twitter followers, 97 million Instagram followers, and over 21 million YouTube channel subscribers.
We all know her not so well relationship with Chris Brown. “Breezy her ex- boyfriend but Rihanna is one of the most wanted and best vocalists the world has ever seen and if you doubt it listen to “Love on the Brain”. Today this lady is revolutionizing music in a great way bring out a unique genre that is constantly evolving and this can be certified by the 12 years down the line in the industry, her music is still coming at position 1 globally. Another contributing factor apart from music for this queen of pop is her personality which is very relatable. Rihanna has sold more than 200 million singles making her one of the best-selling artists of all time, holds the record of the most digital single awards, won 8 Grammy awards, 12 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards among many other awards. She is also one of the top 100 influential people and celebrities on the planet. Some of her music that has hit the world is “Umbrella”, “Work”, “Disturbia”, “We Found Love”, “Diamonds”, “Love the Way You Lie” among others. She has 81 million Facebook fans, more than 48 million Instagram followers more than 69 million twitter followers and more than 24 million YouTube channel subscribers.
The queen Beyoncé is one of the best if not the very best entertainer in the world today. She has really done what has to be done in the industry to succeed and this can be cemented by the inspirational songs Beyoncé has made to date. Today pop music is not just a musical medium but its visual and all thanks to Beyoncé. Look at her latest album “Lemonade 2013”, and “Beyoncé 2013”, they are a representation of visual music which no one else in the pop genre has been able to do. Her videos are dazzling, her music is great, she is an exceptional dancer, her live performance is breath taking and one of the most awesome one can buy a ticket to go to, and to sum it up Beyoncé herself is a visual treat since she is beautiful and has a taste in fashion no wonder she is referred as fashion icon. Some of Beyoncé greatest songs are “single ladies”, Crazy in love”, “Survivor,”, led to dance crazes among others. And in addition to being a pop genre artist Beyoncé can do R&B, Electro, House, Soul and others as well. On her social network of fans she has more 64 million Facebook fans, has 14 million twitter followers, more than 93 million Instagram followers, and more than 11 million YouTube channel subscribers. Beyoncé is the most powerful and influential amongst all female entertainers.
These above female artists have changed and revolutionized the music we all have to hear. They are the best in their genres a thing we cannot dispute since they have the certifications in form of accolades and massive fan following to show it. For those women out there who are aspiring to be like these women here just don’t give up, work hard and do your best and success will knock on your door someday.