From the beginning of the year 2012 a trend was set by the female vocalists that they took their positions on top of the charts and since then they have maintained their this trend up till now. 2012 has been a strong year in music for female vocalists, a steady continuing trend from 2012 when it was the girls that dominated the charts worldwide. With female artists representing every genre of music from hip-hop to country, there can be no doubting that girl-power is here to stay. We have compiled a list of the top 10 most popular female singers of 2013; each one adored by millions of fans, and worthy of a place in your record collection.
10. Cheryl Cole
After a quiet 2011 in musical terms, Cheryl Cole came back with a new album this year and reaffirmed herself as the UK’s top-pop queen. Cheryl’s third studio album, “A Million Lights” released in June, has recently been certified platinum and the title track “Call My Name”, produced by Calvin Harris, quickly became the fastest selling single of the year so far in the UK pop charts.
9. Jennifer Lopez
At 42, Jennifer Lynn Lopez might not be the youngest female singer out there, but she is still one of the most popular. The actress cum singer remains one of the most beautiful women in the world and has stormed back into the charts this year with her first greatest hits album, “Dance Again…the Hits”, and the announcement of the Dance Again World Tour which will be her first as a headliner. Throw in her popularity as a judge on American Idol and there is no stopping J-Lo right now.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll has proved that you don’t necessarily have to release a record in 2012 to achieve a place on the list of the most popular singers. The Columbian songstress is hugely popular across the world in both Spanish and English-speaking countries as well as having over 44 million fans on Facebook.
7. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the local Pennsylvania girl who made it big in the country and pop charts with her infectious music and girl-next-door appeal. The 22-year-old began her musical career six years ago with a move to Nashville Tennessee, and really cemented her place among the most popular females with the release of her third studio album, “Speak Now”, which reached number one is countries across the world and earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
6. Katy Perry
Despite being in the music business for almost a decade, it is only in recent years that Katy Perry has achieved commercial success, hitting the big time on the back of her mainstream debut album, “One of the Boys” and the lead single, “I Kissed a Girl”. Her second album “Teenage Dream” really cemented her status as one of the world’s most popular singers while 2012 has seen Katy gain more success with the release of her part-biopic concert film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Beyonce Knowles has been a musical mega-star since her pop career began with Destiny’s Child over 15 years ago. She has been away from the music seen over the past year or so due to the birth of her daughter – Blue Ivy Carter (whose daddy just happens to be Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z!) – Beyonce remains at the very top of the A-list in terms of popularity, and her album “I Am…” continues to be one of the world’s biggest sellers.
4. Nicki Minaj
Onika Tanya Maraj is the queen of hip-hop and R&B and has millions of fans across the world thanks to her quirky style and catchy tunes. Nicki’s multi-platinum selling album ‘Pink Friday’ has earned her legions of followers on both Facebook and Twitter, with fans affectionately referred to as “Barbz”.
3. Lady Gaga
Being the most watched female artist on YouTube and having in excess of 47 million fans on Facebook as well as 28 million followers on Twitter, is enough to give Lady Gaga a high placing on this list. Since first breaking onto the scene in 2009, Gaga has become a pop-culture phenomenon, gaining recognition for her unique fashion sense and outstanding vocal performances on “The Fame” and “Born This Way”, both albums that went multi-platinum across the world.
Also known as ‘Ri-Ri’ among her fans, Rihanna is the most hardworking pop star. She is known across all the continents now for her brilliant music. She got her first break in the scene after the release of her first debut album ‘Music of the Sun’. She is from a small island of Caribbean and she is almost on the top of pop hierarchy.
Adele Adkins takes the lead among the best female singers of 2013. Her soulful music just bounds you to the songs and no one can resist the charm of her music. That is the reason that her album ‘21’ has broken the records on the pop charts and brought her into the limelight of success. She is the most popular female singer in 2013.