UK music licensing company PPL has announced that P!nk is the most played female artist of the 21st Century in the UK, topping a chart made up of some of the most iconic women in music.
PPL’s chart kickstarts celebrations for the fourth edition of National Album Day on Saturday 16 October, which honours the ‘art of the album’ and this year will spotlight women artists and their huge contribution to music and culture through the format. This year’s National Album Day is presented in association with BBC Sounds and Bowers & Wilkins.
P!nk’s solo career began with her debut album Can’t Take Me Home in 2000, which was an instant hit in the UK where it sold over 400,000 copies and was BRIT Certified Platinum. Yet it was her second album, the 6x Platinum Missundaztood from 2001, which established her as a global pop icon, selling 12 million units worldwide and featuring hit singles Get The Party Started and Just Like A Pill.
Since then, her studio albums have received a total of 13 Platinum awards in the UK and at the 2019 BRIT Awards she was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Music.
This PPL chart for National Album Day is compiled from exclusive music usage and airplay data from UK radio stations and television channels, showcasing the music that soundtracks our lives.