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The hardest working UK top female musicians

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The hardest working UK top female musicians

Research reveals the UK’s female musicians who smashed 2023, working hardest from worldwide tour schedules to song steams & Ellie Goulding takes the crown.

Yesterday ATV Today Entertainment looked at the hardest-working blokes in the music business with Ed Sheeran taking the top spot. Today we turn our attention to the women in the business.

The team athave analysed the work ethic of the UK’s top female musicians, delving into tour schedules, song streams, and estimated earnings to reveal the UK’s hardest-working female music stars.

Taking the crown for the UK’s hardest-working female musician is Ellie Goulding, earning an overall score of 9.47/10. Ellie’s career began nearly 15 years ago, and since then she has released five studio albums (four of which reached UK number one) and achieved 281 weeks in the UK Top 40 singles char. Goulding has won various awards, including two Brit Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a People’s Choice Award!

The UK’s hardest-working female music stars: 

Rank

Artist

Overall Score

No. of Shows

No. of Show Locations (Countries)

No. of UK Shows

No. of International Shows

Most Streamed Song

No. of Streams for Most Streamed Song

Estimated Earnings from Most Streamed Song (£)

1

Ellie Goulding

9.47

687

49

232

455

Love Me Like You Do

1,461,998,490

£5,088,274.34

2

Dua Lipa

8.61

541

50

106

435

Don’t Start Now

2,428,768,184

£8,452,976.46

3

MARINA

8.33

575

31

201

374

Bubblegum B***h

489,486,242

£1,703,586.09

4

Jessie J

8.29

494

45

199

295

Flashlight

518,105,441

£1,803,191.07

5

Charli XCX

8.21

692

40

123

569

Boom Clap

399,483,532

£1,390,344.66

6

KT Tunstall

8.16

962

25

417

545

Suddenly I See

288,309,828

£1,003,420.67

7

Anne-Marie

8.12

363

36

180

183

2002

1,436,403,789

£4,999,195.69

7

Rita Ora

8.12

427

48

175

252

Your Song

615,119,795

£2,140,835.50

9

Bonnie Tyler

7.84

545

47

63

482

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

674,555,438

£2,347,692.66

10

Kate Nash

7.22

535

29

237

298

Foundations

115,730,134

£402,782.00

In second place in the findings by Spin Genie UK is the pop princess Dua Lipa, receiving an overall score of 8.1/10. Since appearing on the music scene in 2013, Dua has released two studio albums, the latter of which went to number one in the UK. Throughout her career, she has performed over 540 shows in 50 countries & generated almost 44 billion streams across all audio platforms. Dua has received five Brit Awards and achieved two Guinness World Records!
Coming in third is MARINA (previously known as Marina and the Diamonds), earning an overall score of 8.33/10. Since she first rose to fame in 2009, MARINA has released five studio albums and become known for her fun and quirky music style. MARINA has been nominated for 15 awards, winning three of these, such as Best Newcomer at the Virgin Music Awards in 2010.

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