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.

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Top Pop Artists 2008 – Girls Steal the Show

Girls on Top ... in music

Girls stole the show for the Top Pop Artists of 2008 by taking 4 of the top 5 slots.

1. Rihanna – solo and collaborations
2. Chris Brown – especially with Jordin Sparks
3. Leona Lewis – the most beautiful voice
4. Katy Perry – sassy, sexy, classy talent
5. Jordin Sparks – heartfelt and smooth diva

Some may argue that Brown is only there because of his duet with Jordin, and that is probably correct. So maybe the girls took four-and-a-half of the top 5 slots!

For us, all of the girls are making MUSIC rather than the boys who seem locked in their big-production, multi-million-budget, metro-sexual, copycat toons.

Just look at the ENERGY of Rihanna, the RANGE of Leona Lewis, the breathless CATCHYNESS of Katy Perry and the MUSICALITY of Jordin. Can’t find 5 boys to equal those.