If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the glass ceiling is barely hanging on. As female voices in the pop music industry grow louder, and more in number, there’s no denying the talent that women in music bring to the table. From Ariana Grande to Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, there is no dearth of powerful lead female musicians in the industry.
In the past few years, female artists have not just stood their ground, claiming what is rightfully theirs, but redefined pop music. Reimagining what makes “good pop music” and rewriting the rules of what makes a worthy story, these women have shattered that glass ceiling.
Raking in billions of streams, it’s become pretty clear that these alpha girls can’t be subject to second-guessing anymore. Here’s a look at the 10 most streamed female artists in pop music. Brace yourself; these numbers are mind boggling.