Pink lands top spot in national poll to name Britain’s favourite female artist
JACK Radio, the groundbreaking new national digital radio station which plays music exclusively by female artists, has today released the results of a national survey to see who is named ‘Britain’s Favourite Female Artist’. The survey, which saw votes cast from more than 3,000 people and lists the Top 100 Female Artists, names American singer Pink as Number One, with other names in the Top Ten including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Cher, Taylor Swift and Rihanna. Adele is the only British female artist to feature in the Top Ten, listed at Number Two in the poll.
Interestingly, there may also be something in a name, as six of the Top Ten perform under one name only!
Divas from past decades who feature in the top half of the vote include Dusty Springfield (24), Dolly Parton (28; just three places behind her God-daughter Miley Cyrus, 25) and Blondie’s Deborah Harry (31), while Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Lulu and Gladys Knight also make the Top 100, proving themselves as firm British favourites still.
JACK Radio will countdown the Top 100 in full on Bank Holiday Monday (26 August 2019), from 10am to 5pm, so listeners can hear the complete line up in action.
Belinda Doyle, Programme Director at JACK Radio, said: Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour was recently named the 10th highest grossing in history, having sold over three million tickets, so it’s no surprise she was voted Britain’s Favourite Female Artist for 2019. At JACK Radio, we’re constantly reviewing and evolving our music policy, and surveys such as the Top 100 Female Artists help shape the sound of the station so we can continually deliver a product that our listeners love.”
The launch of JACK Radio was announced late last year and made headlines with its world-first-broadcast radio format, which provides an exclusive platform for women in music and creates a completely unique listening experience. The station has since been developing its content to include clever initiatives which focus on areas such as health and lifestyle, and sport, including a recently-announced partnership with award-winning female-fronted football podcast The Offside Rule and a women’s sports news bulletin.
The station sits alongside its more established sibling, Union JACK; a national digital radio station which celebrates the best of British music and comedy. Both stations are the brainchild of the team who created Absolute Radio and who are also behind the highly successful and multi-award-winning JACKfm – the most awarded local radio brand in UK radio history – JACK 2 Hits and JACK 3 Chill.
JACK Radio is available across the UK on digital radio (DAB+), online at JACKRadio.com and via the JACK Radio app.