Rihanna topped the list of most streamed female stars globally

Deezer, the world’s most personal music streaming platform, hosts a fantastic ‘Female Artist Takeover’ to celebrate International Women’s Day by filling the streaming service with female-only playlists.  Deezer, who connect 14 million monthly active users around the world to 53 million tracks and is available in over 180 countries worldwide, compiled the data to champion female artists and their music for International Women’s Day. This makes them a perfect platform to connect and celebrate women around the world for International Women's Day.

Adele was the most streamed female UK artist on Deezer in the last year, figures have shown. The Hello singer beat the likes of Little Mix and Rita Ora to top the personal music streaming platform’s list. Little Mix were second and the late Amy Winehouse was third. The data, which was compiled to raise awareness female artists and their music on International Women’s Day, reveals Ellie Goulding was in fourth and Ora was in fifth. Rihanna tops the list of the most streamed female stars globally - followed by Sia, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Beyonce.

Deezer's exclusive playlists feature songs by women that have been handpicked by fellow female artists around the world, like Annie Lennox, in collaboration with the organizers of International Women’s Day. Curated by women like Anne Marie and Sofia Reyes, each playlist includes the songs that have inspired these musicians throughout their career. Deezer’s own music editors have also provided their best picks from female artists like M.I.A and Lauryn Hill in playlists such as ‘Women of Rap’ and ‘Wonder Women’.

Sulinna Ong, VP of artist marketing at Deezer, said “In 2017 less than one in five music releases were by women, and we need to work harder to encourage that to change.”

Glenda Slingsby, partnerships director for International Women’s Day, said the music industry, like many sectors, has a lot to celebrate regarding women’s achievements. Yet, there are also areas where greater progress can be made for female artists - areas like bigger media coverage, more award winning and larger sponsorship deals. We are delighted to work with Deezer to celebrate the strength and creativity of women for International Women’s Day 2018. Let’s all #PressforProgress.”

Here are some of the fabulous women most celebrated by listeners

1. Rihanna
2. Sia
3. Selena Gomez
4. Katy Perry
5. Beyonce
6. Taylor Swift
7. P!nk
8. Ariana Grande
9. Camila Cabello
10. Lana Del Rey

1) Adele
2) Little Mix
3) Amy Winehouse
4) Ellie Goulding
5) Rita Ora
6) Emeli Sande
7) Florence & The Machine
8) Charli XCX
9) Jessie J
10) Ella Eyre


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