If there is a year that will go down in the history of female influence in the music industry, will be 2014. The Billboard Hot 100 had its top 5 dominated by women for eight consecutive weeks, breaking a 1999 record. This confirms the public's preference for female artists in general, who ruled the charts, audio and video platforms and radio any musical genre.
Surprise albums, songs number one on self-love and extravagance, directions to the film awards, the most watched videos and broken world records: it made history in 2014, there is a female artist behind it.
Despite having revealed hits of male singers like Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, 2014 was dominated by women, newcomers and veterans. Check out the artists who were part of this revolution in the music scene in the last year:
Greater Impact: visual album "BEYONCE".
Reasons: Grammy nominated for the Album of the Year, included a speech in favor of feminism on the track "*** Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)", sold more than five million units worldwide and released songs that were inserted in the vocabulary of general public ("surfboard", "I woke up like this").
2. Katy Perry
Greater Impact, "Dark Horse (Feat Juicy J.)"
Reasons: Most watched music video of the year worldwide, reached the top position of the US iTunes without any disclosure, Grammy nominated for "Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group".
3. Iggy Azalea
Greater Impact: " Fancy (Feat Charli XCX.) "
Reasons: Number one on Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, Grammy nominated for "Record of the Year", took the album "The New Classic" to the third position of the Billboard albums list, voted the song of the year by the publication.
4. Charli XCX
Greater Impact: "Boom Clap"
Reasons: She spent several weeks on the top 10 of Billboard, promoted the film "The Fault in Our Stars" was the most successful single from the British career, took the album "SUCKER" (elected by Rolling Stone the best pop album of the year) to be launched on the world market.
5. Ariana Grande
Greater Impact: "Problem (feat Iggy Azalea.)"
Reasons: Album "My Everything", reached the second position of the Hot 100, and reached the top of the UK chart, prepared the ground for two other consecutive hits,"Break Free (Feat Zedd.)" and "Love Me Harder (Feat. The Weeknd)".
6. Jessie J
Greater Impact: "Bang Bang (Feat Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande)"
Reasons: united three of the most popular artists of the year in a band, she joined the top 5 on the Billboard history reaching a peak in the third position, one of the most acclaimed international collaborations by critics, being nominated for a Grammy award.
7. Nicki Minaj
Greater Impact, "Anaconda"
Reasons: Broke VEVO views of the record in 24 hours, debuted in second place on the US singles, Grammy-nominated for "Best Rap Song".
8. Meghan Trainor
Greater Impact, "All About That Bass"
Reasons: She gave American career reigned the Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks in which female artists dominated the top 5 of the list, the candidate of gramophones "Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year".
9. Taylor Swift
Greater Impact: Album "1989"
Reasons: It sold 1.2 million units in a week (more than 600,000 copies in one day), became the biggest selling album of the year, remained six weeks atop the Billboard 200, revealed the success "Shake It Off ," which received two Grammy nominations and joined the top 5 history.
Greater Impact: "Yellow Flicker Beat"
Reasons: She promoted the soundtrack of the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" which the singer, just 18, was curator, and was nominated for a Golden Globe, and is one of the competitors to be nominated for a Oscar.
11. Lana Del Rey
Greater Impact: Disco "Ultraviolence"
Reasons: Debuted in the first position of the Billboard album chart and was also number one on the British list. Released hit singles such as "West Coast", and includes the lead singer of The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, in the production of the material.
12. St. Vincent
Greater Impact: "St. Vincent"
Reasons: It was named Album of the Year for two publications, such as The Guardian, and was composed entirely by the artist. She received a Grammy nomination, for "Best Alternative Album".
Greater Impact: "Chandelier"
Reasons: As the 2014 Grammys’ song and the lead single of the number one album "1000 Forms Of Fear", spent several weeks on the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.