‘Rolling Stone’ ranks pop’s top princesses [SLIDESHOW]

Alyssa Moody Contributor
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In recent years, the airwaves have been dominated by a series of solo female artists. From Britney and Gaga, to Katy and Beyonce, the ultimate ‘queen of pop’ has been a a difficult title to bestow upon just one of these singing superstars.

Leave it to Rolling Stone magazine to end the decade-long debate. The magazine crunched the numbers of the top 16 pop princesses in terms of album and digital song sales, radio airplay, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, Hot 100 rankings,  industry awards, and critics’ ratings.


So whose statistics landed them the coveted title, queen of pop? If you’ve listened to the radio or turned on MTV anytime during the last four years, you won’t be surprised to learn that pop megastar Lady Gaga snagged the top spot. But according to the results, there’s a few popstars that could dethrone Ms. Gaga in the coming months.

The numbers are in, and they might surprise you. Take a look and see where your favorite pop princess ranked amongst her chart-topping peers.