12 Most Popular Female Musicians of All Time

Who is responsible for running the world? According to statistics, it is the women of the music industry who hold this role. Their extensive record sales have made them widely recognized household names.

Let's take a glimpse into the accomplishments of the most iconic female figures in the music business.


Nicki Minaj


The top spot is still held by the Trinidadian queen of hip hop, even after more than a decade. The best-selling album, "Pink Friday," was released by her, and true success was achieved after signing to Lil Wayne's label.

It is widely believed that her alter-ego known as Roman is responsible for her success, and an impressive 100 million records have been sold worldwide. Six AMAs, 12 BET awards, and 4 MTV Music Awards have been earned by her, along with several Billboard accolades.