It’s no secret and nothing new; the Hot 100 has been a “man’s world” for some time. Barring dominating entries from the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Adele, and Katy Perry, the Hot 100’s leaders of the 2010s have been generally male.
Yet, despite equally qualitative offerings (however you want to qualify use of that term in today’s musical climate) from a number of former female chart-toppers, the troubling trend shows no sign of slowing as this week’s refreshed chart has a dearth of estrogen to say the least.
In fact, out of the entire top 40 entries, only 4 of them include females as lead acts (only 2 on the top 20).
Is this a sign of the times or just a reminder of the way things have always been? Tuck in below and tell us: