Topping our list of the best female singers of all time, Aretha Franklin also stands as the most-charting female singer in history. Starting out in the gospel choir at her Baptist church, in Detroit, Franklin began her career as a recording artist in 1960, aged just 18.
Having sold over 200 million records across the globe, Mariah Carey currently holds the record for the most number-one hit singles on the Billboard charts by a solo artist, female songwriter and producer.
As a follow up to our earlier rundown of the top 50 artists on Spotify in 2021, here's a list of the top 50 most streamed female artists of the year globally on the platform. Taylor Swift tops the year-end tally for the first time ever, previously landing as high as #2 in both 2017 and 2020.
The Queen of Pop, Madonna, is the bestselling female artist of all time. She's released 14 studio albums, three soundtracks, five live albums and six compilations, plus 63 UK Top 10 singles. Since 1983, she's sold an estimated 335 million albums and singles worldwide.
An American novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott top this year's World's 100 Most Powerful Women ranking by replacing former German chancellor Angela Merkel, who ranked first for 15 of the prior 17 iterations of this list.
1. Oprah Winfrey: Her name is Oprah Gail Winfrey born to a teen mother on January 29, 1954, in Mississippi. She takes the first spot of popular women in the world in 2022 because of the wrenching story of how she rose to the top that shock the world.