Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Taylor Swift had the biggest album of the period with a surprise indie-folk LP, radio records were broken by The Weeknd sure and 24kGoldn and iann dior more surprising , and Nicki Minaj finally scored the first Hot chart-topper of her decade-plus of superstardom -- only to score a second barely a month later. Imagine trying to explain to folks in that a half-decade later, we'd get Jason Derulo's first No. And then imagine trying to explain how a new video-sharing service called TikTok helped make it all happen. And if you thought TikTok was influential before, that of course proved to be a gentle nudge compared to the full-body impact it flexed once the youth of America had less reason than ever not to spend all day on their phones. But even if proved to be a very strange place for pop music, it was also an undeniably fruitful one.
Friday March 8 is International Women's Day, and to mark the occasion we look at the highest achieving female artists in the UK chart this decade. Since , the Top singles led by female artists have notched up over million combined sales — which includes physical, downloads sales and streams — and the Top female artist albums account for It should come as no surprise — unless you've not been near a radio or TV in the last decade or so — that Adele tops both our Top 40 rundowns. The London-born singer had had a hugely successful decade all over the world, and on home turf, she has a tally of Her third album 25 is in second place, while her debut 19, from , has still managed to shift 1. Adele performs When We Were Young from her 25 album. Emeli Sande's debut Our Version of Events is third biggest album, with combined sales of 2. There are four Rihanna-led songs in the singles' Top 40 too, with 's We Found Love the highest, on 1.
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Happy International Women's Day! While it's important to celebrate women breaking boundaries all the time, today provides a special opportunity to put the focus on a range of female forces using their work to empower others like them everywhere. From Lizzo to Kesha to Megan Thee Stallion, there are so many inspiring women on the music scene today, and long before them came iconic empowerment anthems from the likes of Cher, Aretha Franklin, and Lesley Gore.
View Charts Legend. You Light Up My Life. We Belong Together. Un-Break My Heart. Bette Davis Eyes. Endless Love. Le Freak. We Found Love.