Though some people might feel otherwise, women are not as weak and fragile as some persons portray them to be; here are 50 most popular women in the world for 2022.
For a very long time now, they have always been among the most powerful entities this world is blessed with and in every life setting, setting the pace for reality, prosperity, and influence. The world, in general, is full of capable people, and if you want to enter the category of women, who are renowned as the most famous, you must have invested a considerable amount of time and effort in solving some human problems or that of our societies.
However, that alone is not the only determinant as some female personalities achieve fame as a result of the family they came out from; some got lucky and married a famous person, while some could also be attributed to a famous family member.
These women have served as a source of inspiration to many across the globe. People generally want to know some amazing facts about influential figures in the world in 2022 and for this reason, we have compiled a list of 50 most popular women in the world for 2022.
As you might expect, this ranking is dominated by music artists — beautiful divas, who dazzle fans and listeners with their enthralling and mesmerizing voice. You can share your thoughts on this compilation in the comment section.
Top Most Popular Women in the World This Year
1. Oprah Winfrey
Forbes magazine ranked Oprah as the 9th among the most influential women in the year 2005 and placed her as the 1st in the year 2007. Thereafter, she became the most dominant person in show business in 2009.
Born on January 29 1954, Oprah Winfrey is a renowned American TV talk-show hostess “The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-2011)”, anchorwoman, producer, actress, and a female public figure. Between the years 2010- 2013, she got the status of the most powerful celebrity in the world.
Approximately, her net worth is 2.8 billion dollars which is beyond that of any other female celebrity in the show business. In addition, Oprah is also known to be the most successful media tycoon. She has a radio network, cable television station “OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network)”, a video production company, and a host of other businesses.
2. Lana Del Ray
Born on June 21, 1985, in New York, Lana is an American songwriter and singer. She became famous almost immediately after releasing her debut single “Video Games”. Lana gained dominance in 2012 with her new hit, a remix “Summertime Sadness”. She is presently working on her fourth album.
Rihanna started her singing career when she moved to the USA at age 16. The American R&B, pop singer and actress was born on February 20, 1988, in Barbados. Her debut album, “Music of the Sun”, and the single, “Pon de Repla”, were played countless of times on radio and other music channels, and this quickly brought her to fame. She remains the best selling artist of all time having sold more than 20 million of her album copies and 60 million singles.
The following were the most frequently requested among her songs: “We Found Love”, “Don’t Stop the Music”, “Rude Boy”, “Hard”, and “Umbrella”. Besides, she received 7 “Grammys”, 6 “American Music Awards”, 18 ”Billboard Music Awards” and a specially made for her “Icon Award”. She is also known to have a number of successful businesses.
4. Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)
Cheri Lyn who started her career at the age of 17 is an American pop-singer, musical producer, actress, movie director, and a poetess. She has a unique personality. She recorded her first success in a song which was performed in the duet “Sonny and Cher” titled “I Got You Babe”. Cher demonstrated her uniqueness as a soloist and TV hostess. This great personality has won several awards; among them are “Grammy”, “Oscar, 3 “Golden Globes”, and “Emmy” awards. Cher was born on the 10th of May 1946 in California.
5. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a well-known super star born on the 28th of March, 1986, in New-York. She is highly talented when it comes to singing and a really good actress. Over the years, she has worked as a DJ, producer, designer and philanthropist. She found her way into fame as a result of songs like “Bad Romance”, “Just Dance”, “Telephone”, “Paparazzi” and a host of others.
6. Taylor Swift
Taylor became popular soon after she released her second album titled “Fearless”. Her main singles “You Belong With Me” and “Love Story” got international acceptance. She became successful in pop and country music, songwriting, and also a talented actress. The album got her 4 “Grammies awards” and also earned her the bestselling in the world.
7. Britney Spears
Born on December 2nd, 1981, in Mississippi, Britney rose to fame in the late 1990’s. She ruled the whole world with her unique songs and clips. She sold over 30 million of copies of her debut album “Baby One More Time” and sold 26 million the second one “Oops!.. I Did It Again”. Generally, she has sold more than 100 million of her albums. Britney is not only famous as a pop singer but also well-known dancer, actress, model and poetess.
8. Selena Gomez
Selena became famous right from her childhood on account of her lead performance in Disney TV series “Wizards of Waverly Place”. This TV series earned her the “Kids Choice” Award. She is a well-respected American movie and TV show actress, model, composer, voice actress, poetess, designer, and a Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF. She currently has a career of a vocalist.
She is a British songwriter, singer, and poet. Her debut album ‘19’ enjoyed huge global acceptance. Her song “Hello” had 2.5 billion views on YouTube alone. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins received 2 “Grammy” awards in the categories “Best New Singer” and “Best Vocal Performance, Female” in 2009.
She is well-known for dancing and singing rock songs. She is a singer, songwriter, musical producer and also into many successful businesses. Madonna was born in Michigan on August 16, 1958.
As a child, Beyoncé Giselle participated in numerous dance and vocal competitions. She is a popular American R’n’B singer, perfumer, dancer, and producer. Beyoncé played the role of a soloist for Destiny Child, a well-known R’n’B band in the late 1990’s. Most notable of hers songs include: “Single Ladies”, “Baby Boy”, “Crazy in Love”, “Irreplaceable”, and “Beautiful Liar”.
12. Jennifer Lopez
She has a successful career in acting and singing. However, she really did not stop there; you can find in spheres such as choreography, dancing, producing, and also manage several successful businesses. Jennifer appears as stars in various shows and programs, records tracks, and shoots music videos.
13. Katy Perry
Her song “I Kissed a Girl” brought her to the limelight immediately after its release in 2007. Katy is an American composer, singer, actress, and at the same time a Goodwill Ambassador to United Nations. Her tracks got the required attention everywhere, some of the hot ones are: “Hot n Cold”, “Firework”, “Part of Me”, “Waking Up in Vegas”, “Last Friday Night” and lot more.
Frequently regarded as the most successful Latin American female artist for both English and Spanish-speaking musical bands. Shakira is famous and well-loved as a result of her diverse talents. She is a singer and songwriter, musical producer, dancer, model and choreographer.
15. Nicki Minaj
The American female rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress became famous after she released three tracks “Playtime is Over”, “Beem Me Up”, and “Scott” in 2009. Thereafter, Nicki Minaj’s released her debut album “Pink Friday” and it was a huge hit in the music industry.
16. Miley Cyrus
Miley got popular after her lead role in the TV series “Hanna Montana”. She recorded two soundtracks for the series thereafter and begins her music career. She is a very popular American actress and singer.
17. Kim (Kimberly) Kardashian-West
She once took part in a reality show “Strictly Come Dancing” The USA 7th season. The reality star is now the main cast of the renowned reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. Kim Kardashian remained among the most popular women in the world.
18. Angelina Jolie
Ms. Jolie has an appealing career in modeling, writing film scripts, and directing. She is an exceptional actress, philanthropist, and also mother of many adopted children. She is at the same time a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.
19. Paris Hilton
Hilton got her celebrity status after taking part in the reality show “The Simple Life” in the early 2000s. She is a singer, scandalous actress and heiress of the Hilton dynasty. She is however among the most popular socialites in the world today.
20. Demi Lovato
Lovato is a highly talented actress and sing-songwriter. She has so far released 6 albums and she began her acting career quite early. Currently, she has got a huge list of films.
21. Christina Aguilera
Aguilera is said to be one of the most gifted singers of the world most especially because of her melodic voice and that earned her international fame. She is a well-known successful personality having received 6 “Grammy” awards and 1 “Latin Grammy” award. She is also on the list of the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
22. Avril Lavigne
Avril is a famous Canadian singer and songwriter, actress, and at the same time a designer. She is one of the best profitable ventures in the world. Avril Lavigne’s debut album, “Let Go”, was a huge success. Most frequent requested among her tracks include: “Nobody’s Home”, “My Happy Ending”, “Girlfriend”, “When You’re Gone”’, and many more.
23. Megan Fox
Fox is an America actress and model. Her international popularity came as a result of her role in a number of super hit projects such as: “Jennifer’s Body”, “The Transformers” “Revenge of the Fallen”, “Zeriville” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”.
24. Mariah Carey
Carey is a popular and well-loved vocalist, songwriter, and actress. She is blessed with a unique voice, beauty, and innate charisma which won her the affection of all. Every one of her songs was a huge hit. She put in a lot of hard work and brilliantly managed her singing career.
25. Kristen Stewart
This gorgeous personality is an American model and actress. Kristen has been performing actively since her early years and managed to bring herself up into the world of mass media. She became widely known after performing in “The Twilight” series.
26. Alicia Keys
Born on the 25th January, 1981 in New York, Alicia is a famous American celebrity singer, songwriter, and piano player. So far, she has received 15 Grammy awards. She has also been received severally as a judge on “The Voice US”. Alicia loves rhythm and blues, neo-soul and many other varieties of music.
27. Lindsay Lohan
This American superstar flourish in many spheres: she is an actress, singer, songwriter, model and designer. Lindsay became famous after her performance in the hit movies “The Parent Trap”. She also featured in “Freaky Friday”, “The Holaday”, “Herbie: Fully Loaded”, “Just My Luck”, among others.
28. Emma Watson
Emma is a British actress and model who came into the limelight after playing the role of Hermione Granger, in the movies “Harry Potter” series. She also has an inspiring social life and currently taking part in different movies and at the same time a voice actor. Emma earned herself the designation of Goodwill Ambassador for the Year of the United Nations in 2014.
29. Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly is a well-known Canadian singer. She gained prominence after taking part in “Canadian Idol” (6th season). Her single “Call Me Maybe” was a super hit both in Canadian and across other countries. She has really demonstrated to be a talented vocalist and actor.
30. Jessica Ellen Cornish
Popularly known as Jessie Jin the media world, she is a British pop singer and songwriter. Jessie J became famous after the release a few songs. Most of the frequently requested favorite songs include: “Who You Are”, “Price Tag”, “Domino”, “Laser Light” and “Nobody’s Perfect”.
31. Vanessa Hudgens
She brought herself into fame due to a leading role she played in “High School Musical”. Vanessa is an actress and singer. She delve fully into her musical career and later released her debut album “V”.
32. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen is an American female comedian, actress, TV host, writer and producer. She is among the most recognizable faces on TV. Ellen has been hosting her daytime talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” since 2003 and also has on her social media platforms more than 100 million followers.
33. Heidi Klum
Heidi is an actress and Television show hostess. Although, she has a German origin, but the role she played on “America’s Got Talent” TV show as a judge earned her so many fans thus making her increasingly famous.
34. Kylie Minogue
World famous Kyle is an Australian singer / songwriter, and actress. It all started in the 1990s and got to the peak of her singing career in year 2001 after releasing her album “Fever”.
35. Kate Moss
Born on the16th of January, 1974 in London, Kate is among the highly-paid supermodel ever. She earned her celebrity status as a result of her perfect figure.
36. Hilary Duff
She is a renowned American actress, singer, model, producer and entrepreneur. Hilary turned a superstar owing to her Performance in adolescent TV series “Lizzy McGuire”. Thereafter, she succeeded in her acting career playing different roles.
37. Kesha Rose Sebert
Popularly known as Kesha, she is an American pop singer, rapper, and songwriter. She got her Global fame when she released her tracks “Tik Tok” and “Right Round”. Her debut album came in 2010 and dominated the tops of charts everywhere.
38. Halle Berry
Berry is an Oscar award winning actress, “Emmy” and “Golden Globe” laureate. She also participated in many highly successful movies some of them are: “X-men”, “Cat-woman”, “Kingsman” and many more.
39. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
Hillary was the first lady of the USA from 1993 to 2001. She is an American politician, a presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in 2016 election, the senator representing New York in 2001 until 2009, and the State Secretary of the USA between 2009 and 2013. She is not only active politically, but also a diplomat, lawyer, public speaker, writer, and activist.
40. Ellie Golding
She is a British pop music star and a talented songwriter. With a degree in Drama and Theatre, Ellie released her album debut in 2009 and consequently won series of awards.
41. Michelle Obama
Michelle is the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama. Moreover, she is a successful legal practitioner and writer. Not only that, she has also worked in the capacity of a university administrator. She remains the only African American to be the First Lady of the USA.
42. Kate Middleton
Kate is an integral part of the royal family in Great Britain, Duchess of Cambridge. She became famous when she got married to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
43. Jessica Alba
Jessica is yet another American actress, model, and social activist. She got her fame after featuring in the series “Dark Angel”. She has acted in numerous movies ever since and as a result received lots of important awards.
44. Stacy Ann Ferguson
She is popularly known as Fergie. She got her global fame for being part of “The Black Eyed Peas” where she was a soloist of the hip-hop band. In the early 2000s, she was well-known as a fashion trendsetter.
45. Jennifer Aniston
She came into limelight through a TV series “Friends”. She is an Actress, producer, and a filmmaker. She also got the most prestigious prizes for playing Rachel in the sitcom.
46. Jessica Simpson
Jessica is an American star actress, singer and accessories designer. She became famous in 1999 when she released her debut album “Sweet Kisses”.
47. Scarlett Johansson
She featured in the movies “Iron Man-2”, “Match Point” and “Lost in Translation” and that brought into fame. Apart from acting, she is also a successful singer.
48. Carrie Underwood
She took part in and became one of the finalists of “American Idol” in 2005. Carrie is a singer, songwriter, and actress.
49. Marilyn Monroe
She is an American actress and model. Marilyn is beautiful inside out and has become really successful in her career.
50. Eva Longoria
Eva received the Nobel Prize for her active charity work. She is a well-known model, actress, talk-show hostess, and philanthropist. She became famous worldwide as a result of the TV series “Desperate Housewives”.
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There you have it: The 50 most popular women in the world for 2021.