2011 Results – Girls More Popular Than Guys!

Okay, we know, of course girls are more popular than guys. But 9-to-1 more popular?!?! That’s the overwhelming case in Bing search results for 2011.

What? I'm excluded?!?!

There’s more bad news for guys as well. But first, some obvious results:

Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa and Megan Fox are in the top 10 searches for People! Not for celebs or musicians or whatever, but for People. (Although, of course, the first three are also in the top 10 results for Musicians.)

Man needs the moves to succeed!

Unexpected results were that Kim Kardashian took the number 2 slot, while the resurgence of interest in Jennifer Aniston landed her in slot 3. Not unexpected but probably for all the wrong reasons, Lindsay Lohan took the 4 slot.

So that takes care of 7 of the top 10 slots. Number 5 was Jennifer Lopez and number 10 was Miley Cyrus, which shows hard work combined with musical talent can help keep people involved and connected for years.

So the only guy to get into the Top 10 People for 2011 was Justin Bieber. (That’s the bad news bit, especially if you’re a hunk, movie star, gridiron champ or even president of a country.)

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MTV Top Women of the Year 2009

Lady GaGa 2009

Lady GaGa in a Ziggy moment

With sales of singles and albums topping most lists around the world, Lady GaGa had a tremendous 2009. MTV has put together its list of the “Top Women of 2009” and there is a surprising range.

As expected, music is to the forefront yet there are many styles represented. The addition of Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame is intriguing as she is one of the less-celebrity-minded young film stars, often criticised for her moody, even gothic image.

Taylor Swift mixes cute and glamour with ease

Taylor Swift mixes cute and glamour with ease

The year belongs to Lady GaGa for music and style and attitude as she conquered the charts and our hearts and minds. Style icon? You bet! Perhaps no surprise, though, that Adam Lambert of American Idol named Lady GaGa as his personal Woman of the Year. Lambert declared, “Everyone knows that I get all obsessed over her.”

Lady Gaga’s album The Fame was responsible for hit singles but also proved to be a thematic triumph. In our view very few people since the Ziggy days of David Bowie have made such an impact in terms of futuristic style.

Here, then, is the MTV list of the Top Women of 2009:

Kristen Stewart is more the rebel

Kristen Stewart is more the rebel

1. Lady Gaga

2. Taylor Swift

3. Rihanna

4. Beyoncé

5. Miley Cyrus

6. Britney Spears

7. Kristen Stewart

8. Susan Boyle

9. The Kardashians

The last two names emphasise a few other aspects of modern culture, none more than reality tv. But Susan Boyle also shows that popularity and talent can span the globe. Some say The Beatles had a struggle to conquer America. Susan certainly didn’t.

Girl Power – The Top 10 World Concert Tours of 2009

The Top 10 World Concert Tours of 2009 reveal, again, that the girls are on top in music, taking 4 slots to just one by the guys.

Will Lady GaGa hit the top 10 tours in 2010

Will Lady GaGa hit the top 10 tours in 2010

It seems the public prefer the music and vocal talents of modern songstresses, not to mention their entertaining stage shows. In contrast the constant marketing and self-promotion by metrosexual males appears to be falling on deaf ears.

The numbers are impressive too, with hundreds of millions of dollars supporting the claim that the public ignore most critics and their constant bellowing about male musical puppets. The ranks and numbers for the girls are:

2. Madonna :: 2.18 million seats grossing $222m
5. Pink :: 1.55 million seats grossing $102.8m
7. Britney Spears :: 1.09 million seats grossing $94.8m
9. Tina Turner :: 0.8 million seats grossing $86.3m

The bands filling the other top 10 slots were U2 (No.1), Bruce Springsteen (No.3), AC/DC (No.4) and Coldplay (No.10). Classical star Andre Rieu was at No.6 and the joint Billy Joel & Elton John tour made it to No.8.

That’s right, not one solo male star in the top 10 for world tours between Dec 2008 and November 2009. Girls are doing it for themselves – and the public love it.