Dua Lipa + Anitta topped most streamed female singers list

 March 07, 2019

Deezer, the global music streaming service, celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting a week-long ‘Female Artist Takeover’. They transformed their homepage to feature exclusive content chosen by female artists across the world. Deezer offers 53 million tracks to over 180 countries worldwide, making them a perfect platform to connect and celebrate women around the world for International Women's Day.

Brazilian singer, Anitta, topped the list of the most streamed female stars globally - followed by Dua Lipa, Marília Mendonça, Sia and Ariana Grande. Dua Lipa was the most streamed female UK artist on Deezer in the last year, its official streaming figures have shown. The ‘One Kiss’ singer topped the list, with Ariana Grande second and Anne Marie taking third spot. The streaming data, which was compiled to raise awareness female artists and their music on International Women’s Day, reveals Camilla Cabello was in fourth and Rihanna was in fifth.

Female musicians like Rita Ora and top streamed Anitta took over Deezer’s global flagship playlists, including ‘Popstar’, ‘Globetrotter’ and ‘Pulse’. Each artist provided their personal recommendations to suit the different themes of every flagship playlist.

Deezer’s own music editors from around the world offered their favourite picks from female artists like Cardi B and Halsey across playlists like ‘Women of R&B’ and ‘Women of Pop’. Users also enjoyed the 100 top streamed female artists and the best tracks from global and local female talent through ‘100%’ playlists, including Shakira.

Creating balance in the music industry

Marie Lallia, Senior Artist Marketing Manager at Deezer said: “We believe in creating a better balance in the music industry and want to help promote female artists around the world. We’re offering our users a one-of-a-kind experience with exclusive content from emerging female talent through to global superstars.”

Glenda Slingsby, Partnerships Director for International Women’s Day said: "Ensuring gender balance and diversity of artists is key. As consumers, enjoying an exciting, rich tapestry of sound is only possible if there is difference. Celebrating female artists reminds and reinforces everyone about the strength, power and incredible talent women have to offer - so let's keep forging a #BalanceforBetter."

Here are some fabulous women most celebrated by Deezer listeners


  1. Anitta
  2. Dua Lipa
  3. Marília Mendonça
  4. Sia
  5. Ariana Grande
  6. Camila Cabello
  7. Rihanna
  8. Marwa Loud
  9. Shakira
  10. Demi Lovato


  1. Dua Lipa
  2. Ariana Grande
  3. Anne-Marie
  4. Camila Cabello
  5. Rihanna
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Mabel
  8. Keala Settle
  10. Sia

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