Of all performers across the most popular songs from to , And was a six-year low, with females comprising Across all years, women are more likely to receive credit as solo artists and rarely appear in duos or bands. Female songwriters and producers are even more outnumbered: For producers, this translates into a gender ratio of 49 males to every female. The report found a gender ratio of 49 men to every woman. These agenda-setting songs are like so many other forms of entertainment — reflective of a largely male perspective. Here, the music industry reaches proportional representation with the U.
Gender diversity in the music industry, it turns out, may be even worse than in Hollywood. Three years ago, Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor at the University of Southern California and the founder of its Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, drew attention for a study that found that as few as 28 percent of speaking characters in top movies were women and that only 4 percent of films were directed by women. A new study led by Dr. Smith, announced Thursday, found that over the last six years the representation of women in pop music has been even lower. The numbers are much lower among people behind the scenes. Of the 2, songwriters credited on those songs,
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When it comes to pop music, the women within this genre have really been dominating the airwaves over the past few years. We've come up with a list of the hugest female pop stars of , from dance-pop artists to teeny bopper songstresses, and we want to know: Who gets your vote for best female pop of ? While all of the aforementioned artists have had massive success thus far in , there are plenty of other female songstresses who will surely remember for the rest of their lives. Although Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus haven't released much new music in , both are as popular as ever grabbing headlines with their love lives as well as cinematic endeavors.