International Women's Day: Most streamed female artists revealed

Fierce females are pushing boundaries across music industries around the world including Mariah Carey (left) who sits in the top 20 most streamed artists of all-time and Ariana Grande (right) who took out the number one spot as most streamed artist of all time.
Fierce females are pushing boundaries across music industries around the world including Mariah Carey (left) who sits in the top 20 most streamed artists of all-time and Ariana Grande (right) who took out the number one spot as most streamed artist of all time. Photo credit: Getty Images.

At the top of their game and ready to be heard, fierce females are pushing boundaries across music industries around the world. 

In recognition of International Women's Day, the top 20 globally most-played women artists have been released by Spotify and Apple Music. 

Known to flaunt strong vocal abilities while sharing their creativity with global audiences, many of the leading ladies feature on both lists, and Ariana Grande is clearly the world's stream queen. 

Grande - who has more than 56 million monthly listeners on Spotify - recently released much-hyped Thank U, Next which she'll be hoping surpasses her most streamed album My Everything, claiming more than 3.14 billion plays. 

Modern day trendsetters won out the top ten, but Apple Music's statistics indicated at least one classic hitmaker is yet to be forgotten with Mariah Carey sitting within the top 20.

Singer Billie Eilish, who is to perform in Auckland in April, proved worthy of the second spot on Spotify's run down, with global superstar Lady Gaga coming in third.

Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Rihanna took out the top three spots for most-streamed female artists of all time on Apple Music globally, followed by Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. 

See below for the full lists:      

Spotify's top 20 most-streamed female artists in the world (based on streams from January 1 - March 1, 2019):

 

1. Ariana Grande

2. Billie Eilish

3. Lady Gaga

4. Halsey

5. Dua Lipa

6. Taylor Swift

7. Rihanna

8. Cardi B

9. Selena Gomez

10. Nicki Minaj

11. Sia

12. Bebe Rexha

13. Karol G

14. Camila Cabello

15. Anne-Marie

16. Becky G

17. Beyoncé

18. Demi Lovato

19. Miley Cyrus

20. Adele

Apple Music's top 20 most-streamed female artists in the world (of all time): 

 

1. Ariana Grande

2. Taylor Swift

3. Rihanna

4. Beyoncé

5. Nicki Minaj

6. Cardi B

7. Adele

8. Sia

9. Lady Gaga

10. Halsey

11. Lana Del Rey

12. SZA

13. Demi Lovato

14. Selena Gomez

15. Katy Perry

16. P!nk

17. Camila Cabello

18. Mariah Carey

19. Ella Mai

20. Billie Eilish

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