As of November 2015, popular female music artists include Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Adele Adkins. Swift leads the pack in record sales, downloads, social media followers and sold-out tour dates, with Lovato, Gomez and Adkins not far behind. All four artists have also claimed spots at the top of various Billboard charts.
Taylor Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, but she moved to Nashville as a teenager to start a career in country music. After her largely successful country and pop-country albums, "Taylor Swift," "Fearless," "Speak Now" and "Red," Swift decided to pursue a path grounded entirely in the pop music genre with her 2014 album, "1989." More than a year after its release, Swift's singles from the album continue to reach number one on Billboard charts.
Demi Lovato was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and began her entertainment career as a child actress on the television show, "Barney and Friends." In 2008, Lovato gained fame starring in the Disney Channel movie, "Camp Rock," where her vocal talents led to a contract with Hollywood Records; she released her debut album, "Don't Forget," later that year. Since 2008, Lovato has recorded four additional studio albums, including "Confident," which she released in October 2015.