As of November 2015, popular female music artists include Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. Swift leads female artists in overall record sales, downloads, social media followers and sold-out tour dates. Both artists believe in empowering teens and encouraging them to love themselves, and both Swift and Lovato occupy spots at the top of various Billboard charts.
Taylor Swift, a native of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, moved to Nashville as a teenager to pursue a career in country music. Her country and pop country albums were extremely successful and included "Taylor Swift," "Fearless," "Speak Now" and "Red." Swift, with increasing curiosity and musical ability, chose to follow a path in pop music and released her 2014 album "1989." As of November 2015, Swift's singles from the album continue to reach number one on Billboard charts.
Demi Lovato, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, began her career on the television show "Barney and Friends." In 2008, Lovato starred in the Disney Channel movie "Camp Rock," where her agents noticed her voice. Her role led to a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and she released her debut album "Don't Forget" that year. Lovato later recorded four additional studio albums, including "Confident," which she released in October 2015.