Pink is the most performed British artist of the 21st century, according to PPL


Many of Pink’s biggest hits remain staples on radio station playlists

Pink has been named the UK’s most performed 21st century female artist, in a ranking compiled by music licensing company PPL.

The ranking was compiled from music usage and broadcast data from UK radio and TV stations.

Pink has been played more than Adele, Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, by the numbers.

The 42-year-old American star has built a solid catalog of lasting radio hits since 2000.

Scroll down to see the full top 20.

Pink Can’t Take Me Home’s debut album was released around the turn of the century, with an R&B flavor and hits such as Most Girls, You Make Me Sick, and There You Go.

The singer, real name Alecia Moore, went in a more rock direction with her second album, before adopting a slightly more pop sound on several of her latest records.

Hits like Just Give Me A Reason, Try, What About Us, Sober, and Walk Me Home remained staples on radio station playlists long after their release.

Madonna reached number two on the charts after a four-decade career in which she released hit records including True Blue, Ray Of Light and Music.

In third place is Katy Perry, whose third album Teenage Dream was one of the most popular of the 2010s. Rihanna and Lady Gaga are fourth and fifth respectively.


Rihanna, pictured last month in New York City, is number four although she hasn’t released a new album since 2016

The UK is represented in the rankings by artists including Adele, who takes sixth place, and Little Mix, which claims ninth place.

Adele’s second studio album, 21, is one of the most successful releases of all time, selling over five million copies and winning Album of the Year at the Grammys and the British.

The singer is expected to make her musical comeback next week with the new single Easy On Me.

However, while she is one of the best-selling artists in the world, Adele has released just three studio albums to date, while Pink has released eight – which, in turn, has provided more possible radio equipment.

The PPL chart marks the start of the celebrations ahead of the fourth edition of National Album Day on Saturday, October 16, which this year celebrates female artists.

Kylie Minogue, who placed eighth, said it was “such an honor to be one of the most performed British female artists of the 21st century and to be in such great company!”

She added, “It’s mind-blowing to me and I’m so touched to know that my music continues to be loved by so many people.”

Peter Leathem, CEO of PPL, said: “This board brings together an incredible array of talent who have recorded some of the UK’s favorite music, including a number of the biggest and most influential albums of all time. “

The most performed female artists of the 21st century in the UK:



1. Rose

2. Madonna

3. Katy Perry

4. Rihanna

5. Lady Gaga

6. Adele

7. Beyoncé

8. Kylie Minogue

9. Small mix

10. Whitney Houston

11. Taylor Swift

12. Sugababes

13. Kelly Clarkson

14. Dua Lipa

15. Ellie Goulding

16. Christina Aguilera

17. Diana Ross

18. Jess Glynne

19. Rita Ora

20. Ariana Grande

Source: PPL

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