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This International Women’s Day, we honor the women past, present, future that are bold for change and have left an indelible impression on music, literature and culture.
Last week we launched our Women in Music & Culture hub, celebrating these important women, and women everywhere. We’ve also partnered with Girls Rock Camp Foundation to launch our new Take Action Banner, which lets music fans make a donation with just a click.
Women in History and Culture
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Spotify is proud to present “Women in Music & Culture”, a series that highlights some of the most iconic and rising female voices in music, literature and entertainment.
The series includes:
- Exclusive playlists with commentary from inspiring women including Ani DiFranco, Blair Brettschneider from GirlForward, Becky G, Jennifer Clavin of Bleached, and NASCAR record breaker Julia Landauer.
- A selection of playlists from influential podcasters including Jessica Williams & Phoebe Robinson from 2 Dope Queens, Katie Couric, Krystyna Hutchinson & Corinne Fisher from Guys We F***d, Lea Thau from Strangers, and Lauren Lapkus.
- Playlists ranging from “Women of Acoustic” and “Women of Latin Music” to “Women of Pop” and “Women of Indie”
- A selection of classic short stories and literature by women found in “Women’s Lit”
- Over 70 poems by women read by the authors themselves, featuring Rita Dove, Elizabeth Bishop, Gertrude Stein, and more
Taking Action with the Girls Rock Camp Foundation
Music inspires, and we want to capture that inspiration to create change. We have the opportunity to give artists and nonprofit organizations a voice and to empower fans to channel their inspiration into action. Today, we’re partnering with the Girls Rock Camp Foundation to do just that. We are launching the Take Action Banner, a mobile experience that lets a music fan click to take an action with a partner nonprofit. This goes live on Android today and will roll out on iOS soon.
The Take Action Banner supporting the Girls Rock Camp Foundation will be available on some of the biggest playlists featured in the Women’s History Month Hub including “Feminist Friday,” “Women of Pop,” “Women of Rock,” “Women of Acoustic,” and “Women of Jazz”. Fans can simply tap the banner to visit the Girls Rock Camp Foundation’s site and act. While this is currently in beta, our hope is to be able to encourage our fans to Take Action across a number of organizations and causes in the future.
What Women are Listening To
As we celebrate women this month and help our listeners take action on behalf of girls, we also want to shine a light on the female listeners of Spotify. So we decided to take a look at how they are listening on the platform and here’s what we found:
Current Favorites Women are Listening To Globally:
- Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
- The Chainsmokers – Paris
- Selena Gomez, Kygo – It Ain’t Me (with Selena Gomez)
- Katy Perry – Chained To The Rhythm
- Martin Garrix, Dua Lipa – Scared To Be Lonely
- Julia Michaels – Issues
- ZAYN, Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker) – From “Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”
- Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill
- James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
- Clean Bandit – Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
Listening Times Most Distinctive to Women:
- Tuesday 8-9am
- Wednesday 8-9am
- Thursday 8-9am
- Tuesday 7-8am
- Friday 8-9am
- Monday 8-9am
- Wednesday 7-8am
- Thursday 7-8am
- Tuesday 9-10am
- Wednesday 9-10am
Top Genres Women are Listening To:
- Dance Pop
- Post-Teen Pop
- Pop Rap
- Neo Mellow
- Pop Rock
- Southern Hip Hop
- Tropical House
Top Five Female Artists Globally by all listeners:
- Katy Perry
Top Female Artists by Decade:
For years, women have created music that endures, and there’s no better evidence of that than by looking at which artists are still popular now. Here’s a look at the top women artists by decade, based on playlisting and streams by all Spotify users:
- 50s: Connie Francis
- 60s: The Supremes
- 70s: Donna Summer
- 80s: Madonna
- 90s: Britney Spears
- 00s: Britney Spears
- 10s: Rihanna
Current Playlist Favorites Women Are Listening to Globally:
- Today’s Top Hits
- Viva Latino-Top 50
- Chill Hits
- Baila Reggaeton
- Peaceful Piano
- Hot Country
- Éxitos México
- Hot Hits UK
- Top Brasil
- Rap Caviar
Be sure to check out “Women in Music & Culture” as we celebrate the creative, social and cultural achievements of women everywhere, and the limitless potential they inspire in all of us.