AceShowbiz - Pink has been named the most played female artist of 21st century in the United Kingdom.
The "What About Us" hitmaker beat the likes of Madonna, Katy Perry and Rihanna to the top spot in a chart compiled by music licensing company PPL. They come out second, third and fourth, respectively, with Lady GaGa in at number five.
According to a press release, the rundown, which has been compiled for National Album Day, uses exclusive music usage and airplay data from U.K. radio stations and television channels.
Pink launched her career in 2000 with her debut album "Can't Take Me Home" and has since released a further seven LPs, featuring hits including "Just Like a Pill", "So What", "Just Give Me a Reason" and "Walk Me Home".
Peter Leathem, Chief Executive Officer at PPL, says, "National Album Day is a fantastic platform to showcase the importance of the album format and PPL is proud to be part of the celebrations this year with our chart of the century's most played female artists."
"This chart brings together an incredible array of talent who have recorded some of the UK's favourite music, including a number of the biggest and most influential albums of all time."
National Album Day 2021 takes place on October 16 and will celebrate Women in Music, with exclusive vinyl reissues of classic albums from stars including Belinda Carlisle, Dido, Marianne Faithfull, Gabrielle, Kylie Minogue and more.