Here Are Apple Music's 20 Most-Streamed Women

Who run the world? These girls.


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You probably didn’t even know it was International Women’s Day until you hopped on Twitter this morning, but you know who didn’t forget? All your favorite brands.

To celebrate ladies in music, Apple decided to share its list of the top 20 women around the world streaming on Apple Music. The list includes the predictable crowd of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and others, but you can check out the Top 20 list for yourself below.

1. Rihanna
2. Taylor Swift
3. Beyoncé
4. Ariana Grande
5. Adele
6. Sia
7. Lana Del Rey
8. Selena Gomez
9. SZA
10. Lady Gaga
11. Katy Perry
12. Nicki Minaj
13. Halsey
14. Demi Lovato
15. Fifth Harmony
16. Pink
17. Kehlani
18. Mariah Carey
19. Little Mix
20. Miley Cyrus

Don’t get me wrong, I love celebrating Lana Del Rey and SZA as much as the next self-identifying womxn, but it’d be nice to see brands like Apple trying to uplift some of the voices that get left behind on days like today (also remember when Lana said she’d rather talk about Tesla cars than feminism?). Apple Music did share three brand new playlists in an attempt to commemorate legends like Nina Simone, while putting a spotlight on rising stars like Princess Nokia. The playlists are dubbed “Essential Feminism,” “Who Runs the World,” and “Bold Women.”

But that’s not all Apple is doing to uplift the ladies today. Two days ago the company created a challenge where Apple Watch wearers who double their Move Ring on March 8 will earn an achievement, according to Mac Rumors. No, unfortunately you won’t get pay equity by completing the challenge, but you do get something almost as awesome...animated stickers!

You know what I’d rather have than another feminist work out playlist or digital stickers? Free Apple Music all March for anyone who identifies as a womxn. 

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