At a time when Katy Perry begins the beginning of a new era, her rivals on Spotify are now named Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and of course Ariana Grande!
Girl power. We often repeat: the American charts are sealed by men, and rappers in particular. But the return of Katy Perry (who recently unveiled “Never Really Over”) could change the situation for good in 2019. On the occasion of the big return of Katy Perry (we thought she was lost for good after the very average Witness), back in detail on the performances of five popstars that do not look like but have one thing in common: explode the Spotify counters with each new single! Because if PNL continues to make a hit in France with Deux Frères, on the other side of the Atlantic, women are taking power.
In just 5 albums, Ariana Grande has become an essential symbol of pop culture. His ponytail is now known to all while his tubes go everywhere, all the time. And like Rihanna, there is something for everyone. Ariana Grande indeed touches electro-pop lovers (“Break Free”, “One Last Time”), fans of poignant ballads (“Santa Baby”, “Love Me Harder”, “No Tears Left to Cry”), fans of tubes (“Bang, Bang” “Side to Side”, “7 Rings”) and those looking for feminist hymns (“Dangerous Woman”, “Everyday”, “God Is A Woman”, “Thank U, Next”). His latest album, Thank U, Next, still has the biggest start of a female artist: 361 million streams in a week.
Unveiled in June 2017, Dua Lipa’s first album was full of tubes that she took pleasure in exploiting. Of “Be the One” at “IDGAF” Passing by “New Rules”, “Blow Your Mind (Mwah)” and “Hotter than Hell”, Dua Lipa was on all the waves, in all the boxes, of all the playlists. A few collaborations later (Sean Paul, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix), Dua Lipa is more than ready to explode again on the airwaves. In the meantime, she still has one of the biggest boxes from Spotify (“New rules“) and an extraordinary number of monthly subscribers (over 31 million).
Princess of pop since 2008 and the release of “I Kissed A Girl”, Katy Perry never ceases to please the greatest number. His accessible and tangy pop has made him an icon in his own right while his collaborations rarely go unnoticed. This year, she stood out with “365” by Zedd, the remix of “Con calma“by Daddy Yankee and his new single”Never Really Over“. Unveiled yesterday, the title totaled more than 2.8 million streams in 24 hours. Proof if one was needed that Katy Perry did not say her last word. Far from it!
A worthy heiress of Madonna, Lady Gaga has surfed all the trends of a commercial pop. Electro (The Fame, Artpop) to jazz (Cheek to Cheek) through rock (Born This Way) and country (Joanne), Lady Gaga is a force of nature, a true chameleon capable of shining in any light. For the past 6 months, this is the soundtrack ofA Star Is Born which allows him to make headlines. Over 4 million copies sold worldwide, the album is carried by titles “Shallow” (675 million streams), “Always Remember Us This Way” (237 million streams) and “I’ll never love again“(173 million streams).
Long mocked for its taste for mystery, Sia is nevertheless a sure bet of current pop. Producers love it (David Guetta, Diplo, Labrinth) while rappers revel in its unique voice timbre (Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Maitre Gims). When it is not written timeless ballads (“Breath Me “,” Elastic Heart “,” I’m Still Here“) it prevails on the soundtracks of popular films (Twilight, Fifty Shades, The Neon Demon). His tube “Candlestick” remains the biggest card of a female artist on Spotify, from the top of its 855 million widely deserved streams!