Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ Leads Record Breaking Week for Women in Music
Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” leads a record-breaking week for women at the top of the U.S. pop charts.
Girl power rules the Billboard Hot 100 top five for a fifth consecutive week – the only time leading ladies have kept the guys out of the top spots for more than four weeks in a row since the chart began in 1956.
Trainor’s hit leads the all-female top five for the fifth week running, while Taylor Swift’s former number one, “Shake It Off”, stays put at two and Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora’s “Black Widow” rises a spot to three.
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang” and Minaj’s “Anaconda” round out the top five.
The previous best run for women on the Hot 100 came in 1999 when songs by Monica, Britney Spears, Deborah Cox, Cher, Brandy, Whitney Houston and Sarah McLachlan dominated the countdown for four weeks running.
This week also marks just the 11th week in the Hot 100’s history that men have been shut out of the top five.