Pink Is Officially The Most Played Female Artist In The UK

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It’s official: The Brits love Pink. The Philadelphia native is the most-played female artist of the 21st century in the U.K., according to a new report published by PPL and based on airplay data.

It is official, Pink is definitely a favourite of UK listeners as the singer has been announced as the most-played female artist in the UK. Based on airplay data, the Philadelphia native, and So What singer, tops a list compiled by PPL (Phonographic Performance Limited) ahead of National Album Day.

Next in the pecking order is American singer, Madonna, closely followed by Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga, who make up the top 5. UK artists, Adele and Little Mix have to settle for 6th and 9th place, respectively, with Ellie Goulding rated 15th.

Beyoncé, Kylie Minogue, and Whitney Houston make up the remainders of the top 10, with record breaker, Taylor Swift in 11th. See the full list of 20 most-played female artists at the bottom of the page.

Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer at PPL, said National Album Day is a fantastic platform to showcase the importance of the album format and PPL is proud to be part of the celebrations this year with our chart of the century’s most played female artists.

“This chart brings together an incredible array of talent who have recorded some of the UK’s favourite music, including a number of the biggest and most influential albums of all time.”

Kylie, who came in at number eight on the list, said it is such an honour to be one of the UK’s most played female artists of the 21st century and to be in such great company! It’s mind-blowing to me and I’m so touched to know my music is continuing to be enjoyed by so many people!


20 Most-Played Female Artists In The UK

1. Pink

2. Madonna

3. Katy Perry

4. Rihanna

5. Lady Gaga

6. Adele

7. Beyoncé

8. Kylie Minogue

9. Little Mix

10. Whitney Houston

11. Taylor Swift

12. Sugababes

13. Kelly Clarkson

14. Dua Lipa

15. Ellie Goulding

16. Christina Aguilera

17. Diana Ross

18. Jess Glynne

19. Rita Ora

20. Ariana Grande

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