Knowles: 20 times
Grammy Award winner, the second most honored female artist by
the Grammys and
the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history with 52 nominations. She
has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, making her one of the
best-selling music artists of all time. RIAA recognized her as the Top Certified
Artist of the 2000s decade. As of December 2015, Beyoncé has sold 16 million
albums and over 47 million digital songs in the United States as a solo artist.
Critics hail her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music.
Forbes magazine listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.
Taylor Swift: 10 time Grammy Award winner, at 20 she
became the youngest person ever to win Album of the Year at the Grammys with Fearless,
a country album and at 26 she became the only female solo act in history to
receive that award twice with 1989, a pop album. She has sold 27.67 million
albums (March 2015) in the United States, making her the
seventh-largest-selling female artist. She has written every single song of
every album she has ever released. She’s the only artist in history to have
three consecutive albums sold more than 1 million copies in its first week. Swift
owns the most awarded country album in music history (Fearless) and the most awarded pop
album in music history (1989). This year, BMI will present Taylor Swift with an award
bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic
talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. (This is only the
second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in
someone’s name. The first was to Michael Jackson in 1990).
Adele: Academy Award Winner for best original
song in a motion picture with Skyfall (2013) and 10 time Grammy Award
Winner. She and Beyoncé hold the record of most Grammys won by a female artist in one night with six each. With 21 non-consecutive weeks at
number 1 in the US, Adele broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a
woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney
Houston’s soundtrack The Bodyguard.21 spent its 23rd week at number one in
March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985 and it
became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the United States.
25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week in Nielsen
history, and only the second to surpass 2 million sold in a single frame. Adele is easily the
best voice in music industry nowadays.
Taylor, Adele, Gaga, Rihanna… You know one thing they all have in common? They
make art maintaining true to themselves, they are unique in what they do, and
that’s the key to their success.All
these women can be successful at the same time in the same universe, crazy huh?
Stop pitting women against each other.
River Phoenix and Martha Plimpton attending the 61st Acadmey Awards, 1989
“I love River’s family. They brought him up to believe he was a pure soul who had a message to deliver to the world. But in moving around all the time, changing schools, keeping to themselves, and distrusting America, they created this Utopian bubble so that River never socialized. He was never prepared for the world in which he’d have to deliver that message. All his life, River Phoenix believed he was on a divine mission. But he wasn’t the messiah. Just a very messed-up boy.”-Martha on River in Esquire Magazine, 1994