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Entertainment Field: No longer under male dominance

The entertainment arena is no more under the male dominance again. A number of the female folk are daring to compete much well to have a good share of the entertainment markets and fortune.

The gender gap in pop music charts has nearly disappeared after string of hits by female singers, new data shows.

British female artists such as Dua Lipa and Jess Glynne helped the biggest female artists of 2018 spend almost exactly the same amount of time in the top 40 as their male counterparts.

The 10 biggest acts of 2018 spent a combined total of 638 weeks in the top 40 – 310 of which were songs by, or featuring, female artists. This made up 49 per cent of all songs in the charts, up from 35 per cent in 2017.

American rapper Cardi B is the female artist to spend longest in the UK top 40 this year, clocking up 77 weeks in total thanks to songs such as I Like It and Girls Like You.

Close behind was Dua Lipa on 67 weeks, followed by Jess Glynne on 59.

US singer Ariana Grande, the artist who was performing at the Manchester Arena last year when it was targeted by suicide bomber Salman Abedi, spent 58 weeks in the charts. British singer-songwriter Anne-Marie spent a total of 49 weeks in the top 40.

Their combined total of 310 weeks put them almost level with the 328 weeks achieved by the most popular male artists of the year.
Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne has also had a string of successful songs this year, boosting female representation in the charts Credit: Isabel Infantes/PA

Topping the list for male performers is US rapper Drake, who spent 102 weeks in the top 40 in 2018.

All figures have been compiled by the Press Association using data from the Official Charts Company up to December 21.

In 2017 the charts were dominated by Ed Sheeran, whose songs spent a colossal 167 weeks in the top 40.

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