Who Is the Queen of Pop?
SodaHead Celebs 2011/06/30 12:00:00
Though the title has been disputed, Michael Jackson is still certifiably the King of Pop. But if he's the King, then ... who's the Queen?
According to a Rolling Stone study, it's Lady Gaga. By a long shot.
Big surprise, right?
Gaga received the highest ranking in a complicated breakdown of the top female pop artists from the last five years. The analysis took into account music and concert sales, radio play, YouTube views, awards, reviews, chart positions and social media data such as Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Beyonce rounded out the top five in that order. (You can go here to see the complete list.)
But our biggest concern with Rolling Stone's analysis is that they only encompassed the last five years. If we threw Michael Jackson's last five years into a similar equation, there's no way he would come out ahead of Kanye West.
Though Gaga is still a heavy contender, we'd like to expand the pool of potential Queens of Pop to include anyone we think qualifies.
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