Friday, January 17, 2014

Women pop artists may get the magazine covers and headlines, but men get the sales

The New York Daily News reports:
Perception: Young women rule modern pop — from Beyoncé and Miley to Katy and Rihanna.

Reality: Men trounced women in CD sales this year by such a huge margin that only one female managed any mention in the entire Top Ten. And that sole exception — Beyoncé — only sneaked in during the last three weeks of the year.

Justin Timberlake wracked up the year’s mightiest mover with his initial “The 20/20 Experience” CD, the first of two related sets. It sold 2.43 million copies since coming out in March.

No word on when Nancy Pelosi will call for Congressional action to address this gender imbalance.