Pink has been crowned the most played female artist of the twenty-first century in the United Kingdom, according to a new chart published by music licensing business, PPL.
Since 2000, music consumption and airplay statistics from UK radio stations and television channels have been used to create the list.
Pink has had more airplay in the UK than Adele, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry, according to the PPL.
Pink, 42, from the United States, published her first album Can’t Take Me Home at the turn of the century, with an R&B flavor and singles including Most Girls, You Make Me Sick, and There You Go.
Real names, Alecia Moore, she went in a rockier direction with her second album, but now does more of pop music
Her hits like Just Give Me A Reason, Try, What About Us, Sober and Walk Me Home are hits on radio and tv music stations in the UK.
Madonna came in at number two on the chart following a four-decade career .
In third place is Katy Perry, whose third album Teenage Dream was one of the most popular of the 2010s. Rihanna and Lady Gaga are fourth and fifth respectively.
The UK is represented in the chart by acts including Adele, who is in sixth place, and Little Mix, who claim ninth.
Adele’s second studio album 21 is one of the most successful releases of all time, selling more than five million copies and winning album of the year at the Grammys.
Adele has only released three studio albums to date, whereas Pink has released eight – which, could.explain why Pink has more radio play.
Peter Leathem, chief executive officer at PPL, said: “This chart brings together an incredible array of talent who have recorded some of the UK’s favourite music, including a number of the biggest and most influential albums of all time.”
The most played female artists of the 21st century in the UK:
3. Katy Perry
5. Lady Gaga
8. Kylie Minogue
9. Little Mix
10. Whitney Houston
11. Taylor Swift
13. Kelly Clarkson
14. Dua Lipa
15. Ellie Goulding
16. Christina Aguilera
17. Diana Ross
18. Jess Glynne
19. Rita Ora
20. Ariana Grande