Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Women hold top 5 spots on music chart

Granted, I don't listen to these artists on a regular basis (some closer to "never"), but this is still pretty cool: For the first time ever, five women artists held the top five spots on Billboard 200, for the week ending Jan. 3. They are:

1. Susan Boyle, "I Dreamed A Dream"
2. Lady Gaga, "The Fame"
3. Alicia Keys, "The Element Of Freedom"
4. Mary J. Blige, "Stronger withEach Tear"
5. Taylor Swift, "Fearless"

Women have taken the top four spots on the chart three separate times before this. Check out this article for the list of who, and more details.

Sorta kinda related, Sandra Bullock has made a bit of history by breaking the $200 million barrier with box office ticket sales for "The Blind Side." According to all kinds of articles out there, that is a first for a film "driven solely by a top female star." (But the articles all note that "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" topped $200 million; I guess that was not "driven solely by a top female star"?)

Congrats to these artists. Hope the trend continues this year!

P.S. If you're looking for a female-fronted music act to support, I suggest checking out Florence & the Machine, if you haven't already.

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