Honoring International Women’s Day, Apple Music has shared the top 20 women in streaming from its platform.
Rihanna holds down the number one position atop a list of impressive female artists. Taylor Swift lands herself in second place, right above the Queen Beyoncé. A remarkable feat for all three women in the top since during their careers they have each excluded their music from being featured on the platform.
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R&B newbie SZA lands at number seven on the list. With artists Adele, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Sia, and Selena Gomez rounding out the top 10. Further down the list there is Kehlani, Mariah Carey, and Nicki Minaj.
In conjunction with the reveal, Apple Music also created three playlists geared towards female empowerment: Who Runs the World, Bold Women and Essential Feminism. Julie Adengua will also host a weekly Beats 1 show about gender, sexuality, and female liberation for the entire month of March.
Check out Apple Music’s top 20 female artists in both list and video form below.
20. Miley Cyrus
19. Little Mix
18. Mariah Carey
15. Fifth Harmony
14. Demi Lovato
12. Nicki Minaj
11. Katy Perry
10. Lady Gaga
08. Selena Gomez
07. Lana Del Rey
04. Ariana Grande
02. Taylor Swift
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.