The popularity of listing popular women on the internet started with the publication “The 50 Most Popular Women on the Web” by COED magazine. This list was compiled using the most popular celebrity searches on the internet. The title of “Queen of the Internet” was hotly debated on social media platforms, with many people pleased with the results while others disagreeing with the celebrity rankings.
In addition, the inclusion of Justin Bieber on the list of women sparked debate. Most websites ranked Justin as the seventh most popular girl in the world, which sparked controversy. Although he is the most popular of the tween girls, the ‘Believers’ did not take him well to rank him among the women.
Despite this, the internet and social media platforms have grown in popularity over the last decade. So we decided to list the 50 most popular women on the internet over the entire decade, following this trend. Kylie Jenner may have a large fan base, but on the internet, she is still not the most popular woman.
Would you like to find out who the celebrity with the most internet attention is?
Have a look at the 50 Most Popular Women list:
May 6, 2010——- Which women are most commonly searched on Google?
COED Magazine compiled a list that flies around the Internet-based on Google search results, to everyone’s surprise, Justin Bieber comes into the list. Lady Gaga rated as the No 1 most popular woman.
1. Lady Gaga
First on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Lady Gaga.
Washington: Lady Gaga has been called the most famous woman on the internet.
With more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, Lady Gaga is one of the world’s best-selling recording acts and the fourth most influential female singer of the 2010s. She set a number of Guinness World Records and won 11 Grammy Awards. She was ranked number four on VH1’s Best Women in Music in 2012 and second on Time’s 2011 readers’ survey of the most influential people in the last ten years. In 2012, Gaga founded the non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which works on inspiring young women, promoting mental wellbeing, and combating abuse.
2. Marilyn Monroe
Second on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Marilyn Monroe.
A famous American actress, model, and singer, Marilyn Monroe. Famous for depicting comedian “Blond Bombshell” characters, she was in the limelight in the 50s-60s. Even decades after her death, she is still a role model for today’s women.
3. Oprah Winfrey
Third on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Oprah Winfrey.
Best known for her talk show, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ which was the top-rating television program of its kind in history and has been in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011, Oprah Winfrey was dubbed the ‘Queen of All Media,’ not to mention the most influential female of both the 2000s and the 2010s. It was called the wealthiest African American of the 20th century and the first black multi-billionaire in North America. Despite this, Oprah Winfrey has also been named the highest black philanthropist in American history.
Oprah Winfrey has received 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and the President’s Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, the Tony Award, the Peabody Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and two other Academy Award nominations. In 2013, Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Barack Obama and an honorary doctorate by Duke and Harvard.
4. Kendall Jenner
Fourth on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Kendall Jenner.
Hey, Kendall Nicole Jenner is an American media figure, sociality, and model. She’s had public exposure because of the reality TV program ‘Kardashian Keeping Up.’
5. Priyanka Chopra
Number 5 on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Priyanka Chopra.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the famous Bollywood actress, and former Miss India is a global sensation. The self-made artist is not only a fine actor but also a philanthropic and humanitarian businesswoman. She recently obscured all the headlines for her big-fat Indian wedding with Nick Jonas.
Priyanka Chopra recently published her first book, “Unfinished,” a collection of her own essays, stories, and observations.
6. Jennifer Aniston
Sixth on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Jennifer Aniston.
Jennifer Aniston aka Rachel Green of the iconic sitcom Friends. For decades, she has dominated the hearts of people. Besides the famous sitcom, she has also acted in several movies and has been on the list of Forbes’ highest-paid actress for 15 years.
7. Billie Eilish
The number 7th female on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Billie Eilish.
Billie Eilish is a pop phenomenon that captured the eye of the public in 2015 after her first chart song. Billie has already made history by winning not one but four Grammy Awards in 2020.
8. Ellen DeGeneres
Making it to the eight spot on our list of 50 Most Popular Women is Ellen DeGeneres.
Ellen DeGeneres is the Hollywood Miss Funny Bones. She was the host of the longest-running chat program, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Ellen has hosted the Academy Awards and shared the event’s record-breaking selfie. The primary highlight of her career was when she was awarded the Presidential Prize for Democracy by Obama.
Born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, Shakira is considered the new Queen of Latin Music, winning various awards including three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Guinness World Records and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. She became the best-selling Latin artist of all time in 2018.
10. Selena Gomez
TV show actress, voice actress, composer, designer, model, poet, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Selena Gomez first found success as the leader of the Disney TV show “Wizards of Waverly Place.” Since then, she has embarked on a highly successful music career, selling more than 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.
With over 250 million albums globally, Rihanna is one of the best-selling recording acts of all time, with 14 number one songs and 31 top ten singles in the United States and 30 top ten singles in the United Kingdom. She received nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. In 2019, she was recognized as the richest female artist with an approximate net worth of $600 million.
12. Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Rey has been credited for popularizing the ‘sadcore’ genre of music for mainstream audiences since her debut in 2005. She has been credited as an influence by a variety of contemporary artists, and is credited to Billboard as “one of the key catalysts for the mid-2010 music transition from a brash EDM to a moodier, hip-hop-inflected palette.”
13. Britney Spears
Culture and fashion sensation Britney Spears soared to stardom in the late 1990s as one of the most popular pop stars of the period. Since then, more than 100 million albums have been sold globally. In the mid-2000s she experienced a career slump, but recovered with a bang after her album Glory releases in 2016 and a four-year concert tour called Bits of Me.
14. Justin Bieber
Obviously not a woman, but Justin Bieber is regularly pointed to as one of the most famous ‘women’ of the decade, due to his boyish good looks and a broad female fan base. He was both acclaimed and reviled when he released his single “Kid” back in 2010, but has since established himself as one of the world’s best-selling artists with over 150 million albums sold worldwide.
15. Taylor Swift
Having sold more than 50 million albums and 150 million singles globally, Taylor Swift is one of the best-selling recording acts of all time, winning ten Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and seven Guinness World Records; she is the most recognized act and woman at the American Music Awards with 29 wins and the Billboard Music Awards with 23 wins. She was awarded Woman of the Decade (the 2010s) by Billboard and Artist of the Decade (2010s) by the American Music Awards.
16. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez, one of the first Latin actresses to make her big as a Hollywood celebrity, has enjoyed a fruitful career as a businesswoman, philanthropist, musician, and film star spanning more than three decades. It is regularly cited by various media sources as one of the most influential women in the country, one of the richest celebrities in the world, and one of the most famous Latin musicians of all time.
Beyoncé, one of the most popular female singers in the world in the last 20 years, is also one of the world’s best-selling recording artists of all time, selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. She is the most nominated Grammy Award artist in history and holds the record for being the second most awarded Grammy Artist with 24 awards.
One of the most influential recording artists of the 2010s, Adele holds the Guinness Book of World Records of best-selling 21st-century artists for her breakthrough 21 album, which sells more than 31 million copies worldwide. She was ranked as the number five biggest woman in VH1 music back in 2012 and twice ranked Time as one of the most influential individuals on the planet.
Madonna’s influence on pop music and society dates back to the early 1980s when she became the mainstay of the charts and hasn’t left since then. Madonna has enjoyed a remarkable 40-year career that saw her crowned Queen of Pop, won numerous awards and is ranked the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling female artist of all time, with an impressive 300 million albums sold worldwide, and Billboard was ranked the number 1 music video artist of all time.
20. Katy Perry
Katy Perry became a nocturnal phenomenon with her debut single “I Kissed a Girl” back in 2007, and since then she has dominated the music charts with hit after hit and has been dubbed one of the best-paid female artists from 2011 to 2019.
21. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj, one of the most influential rap singers of all time, sold over 100 million albums globally and won six American Music Awards, twelve BET Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and two Billboard Women in Music Awards alone in the last decade.
22. Kimberly Kardashian-West
One of the wealthiest celebrities in the world, Kim Kardashian (and by extension the entire Kardashian family) rose to fame in the hit show ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ which ran for 20 seasons over 14 years. After the film, Kim Kardashian has established a business empire spanning cosmetics and fashion and is considered to be one of the most influential businesswomen in the world.
23. Miley Cyrus
Popular for her appearance as ‘Hannah Montana’ in the mid-2000s, Miley Cyrus has moved from young actor to pop star in the last decade, becoming a pop culture phenomenon and mentor on the music reality show ‘The Voice.’
24. Demi Lovato
Seeking mainstream success as a teen celebrity in various Disney TV series, Demi Lovato has since gone on to a full-length recording artist with more than 6 albums and more than 200 trophies.
25. Angelina Jolie
An actor, model, and philanthropist, Angelina Jolie is considered by many to be the epitome of beauty, elegance, and creativity, becoming UN Goodwill Ambassador in 2001, a role she was involved in until 2012. She has received a number of acting awards and is well-known for her comprehensive work. Christina Aguilera:
Achieving mainstream success in the late 1990s, Christina Aguilera has since become one of the most popular pop music singers of all time, winning 6 Grammys and a Latin Grammy for her substantial body of work. She was also elected United Nations Goodwill Ambassador back in 2010 for her philanthropic efforts with the World Food Programme.
26. Megan Fox
Growing to stardom after her appearance in the Transformers series, Megan Fox went on to find critical acclaim in indie films such asJennifer’s Body’ and ‘Zeriville.’ She is also a prolific model and sex symbol due to her work for Vogue, Maxim, and FHM.
27. Avril Lavigne
One of the most commercially influential pop-rock singers of the last 20 years, Avril Lavigne found mass success with her debut album “Let Go” and reached platinum success almost instantly. Since then, she has been one of the most prolific pop stars of the 2010s.
28. Megan Fox
Growing to stardom after her appearance in the Transformers series, Megan Fox went on to find critical acclaim in indie films such as Jennifer’s Body and ‘Zeriville.’ She is also a prolific model and sex symbol due to her work for Vogue, Maxim, and FHM.
29. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan’s career, one of the most popular young stars of the early 2000s, took a sudden downward turn due to health and family issues. Although the mid-00s and early 2010s were not her finest years, she has since returned to the small and large screens to critical praise and has even focused on returning to her music career.
30. Kate Moss
One of the most well-paying and sought-after models in the fashion industry, Kate Moss has been a catwalk institution for over 20 years, and it seems like a new wave of women is looking to her in the 2020s.
31. Jessie J
Founded as Jessica Ellen Cornish, Jessie J is one of the most popular singers and songwriters of the last decade, featuring such hits as ‘Price Tag,’ ‘Domino,’ ‘Laser Light,’ ‘Nobody’s Fine,’ and ‘Who You Are,’ among other modern classics.
32. Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen, one of the most iconic pop stars of the 21st century, began her career as a contestant in the 6th season of ‘Canadian Idol.’ Since then, she has been one of the most significant songwriters of this generation, becoming an instant international success with hits like “Call Me Maybe” and “I Really Like You.”
33. Emma Watson
Introduced to the world as Hermoine Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ series, Emma Watson has been one of the most sought-after actresses of her age, not to say an important champion of social change: In 2014, she was honored by the United Nations as Goodwill Ambassador for the Year, due to her role in advocating for women’s rights and a greater understanding of climate change.
34. Mariah Carey
One of the most prolific and iconic recording artists of the last 30 years, Mariah Carey is known for her impressive register and vocal range. She’s had Billboard hits nearly every year, and she’s called one of the richest artists of all time.
35. Kristen Stewart
Although well-known for her role in “The Twilight” trilogy, Kristen Stewart is also a prolific actress, acting in several indie films, winning the Cesar Award for Best Actress for her role in Sils Maria’s Clouds.
36. Alicia Keys
Popular for its Neo-soul and traditional rhythm and blues melodies, Alicia Keys is a highly influential artist whose career spans back to the late 1990s. Since then, she has received 15 Grammy Awards and is generally recognized as one of the most important female musicians of this period.
37. Vanessa Hudgens
After her performance in the High School Musical Series, Vanessa Hudgens is now a well-respected actress and musician, releasing her debut album “V” in 2006. Since then, she has appeared in several movies and Broadway productions.
38. Heidi Klum
Before becoming one of the emblematic hosts of ‘Project Runway’ (which won Emmy in 2008 and Emmy in 2013), Heidi Klum has graced catwalks around the world, represented top luxury designers, and became the first German Victoria Hidden Angel in 1998.
39. Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge entered the public eye when she and Prince William launched their adventure back in 2001, with the two enthralling the world with their fairytale romance. Kate Middleton formally became the Duchess of Cambridge in 2010 when she married Prince William. Besides her royal duties, the Duchess is also a fashion model, empowering thousands of people with her discreet and strong clothing choices.
40. Ellie Goulding
Singer, songwriter and composer, Ellie Goulding won over the lovers of pop music with her debut album Lights back in 2010. Since then, she has been at the forefront of the EDM scene and a strong champion of mental health issues, with the singing regularly encouraging her followers to take care of their mental health, either through counseling or through general practice.
The American political giant, Hillary Clinton, entered the public spotlight as the first wife of then-President Bill Clinton. Since then, she has represented the American public as a senator and Secretary of State.
She ran against Barack Obama in the presidential election in 2008, and again against Donald Trump in 2016. She is a supporter of numerous social services, primarily known for her role in financing the educational needs of underprivileged girls in the United States.
KeshaBorn as Kesha, Rose Sebert, Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) broke onto the music industry with hits like “Tik-Tok” and “Right Round.” Her debut album topped the world charts back in 2010, but it was her personal drama surrounding her legal struggles with an oppressive boss and a studio who wanted to take advantage of her that made her into an icon for women everywhere.
Her fight against people who tried to prey on her performance, not to mention harassment of her physically, sexually, and mentally, became evident in a series of cases currently commonly referred to as Kesha vs. Dr. Luke.
42. Halle Berry
Oscar, Emmy, and Golden-Globe-winning star, Halle Berry had an impressive career spanning emotional dramas like “Monster’s Ball” and not-so-hit “Cat-Woman.” Halle Berry has been on the list of the most attractive women on the planet for over 20 years thanks to the rigorous fitness and diet routine of the actress.
43. Hilary Duff
Popular for her role as ‘Lizzie Mcguire,’ Hillary Duff has effectively moved from a child star to a legitimate actress, musician, entrepreneur, fashion model, and producer. However, for much of the 2010s, Lizzie Mcguire remained out of the spotlight to concentrate on her family life with her husband and children.
44. Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama is more than just a former First Lady: a veteran lawyer, lobbyist for numerous social services, and one of the most significant and emblematic role models women have seen over the last decade. After her husband’s time as the most influential man in the world, Michelle Obama started her career as an author and speaker, traveling the country by delivering a speech and putting her novel “Becoming Michelle Obama” at the top of the NYT Best Selling list. She ought to have rated higher, in my view!
45. Aniston Jennifer
Rising to fame as ‘Rachel’ on Friends throughout the mid-90s, Jennifer Aniston has continued to be an influential and successful actress in the 2000s and 2010s, appearing in multiple movies, and has been the mainstay on several ‘top stars’ lists since 2003.
Seeking fame as a member of The Black Eyed Peas,’ Fergie, the real name of Stacy Ann Ferguson, has since been an influential solo singer and fashion designer from the late ’00s to the mid-2010s. She’s not as iconic as she was before, but she’s already in the top 50 list due to a few runaway songs and a divisive rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.
47. Jessica Alba
A teen phenomenon back in the late-90’s and early-00’s due to her appearance as Dark Angel in the show of the same name, Jessica Alba soon conquered mass television, acting in one hit movie after another in the late-00’s.
48. Jessica Simpson
Starting her career in the late ’90s, Jessica Simpson became a household name in the mid-2000s when she glared at her own reality TV show called Newlyweds with then-husband Nick Lachey. She also appeared in a handful of movies around that period, and although her career slowed down in the 2010s, she still picked up the interests of the internet sufficiently to place her on the Top 50 list.
49. Carrie Underwood
Scarlett Johansson began her career acting in independent movies including ‘Lost in Translation’ and ‘Her.’ The 2010s, however, saw her climb to the forefront of Google’s search for her black spandex as a Black Widow in the Marvel film universe.
50. Carrie Underwood
A finalist in the 2005 American Idol season, Carrie Underwood became one of America’s most popular country singers and songwriters. She’s even lent her songwriting abilities to a handful of other artists’ singles, and she’s the mainstay of Billboard’s Top 100.
51. Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue has been a pop and fashion sensation since her breakthrough at the end of the 1980s, with her songs consistently on top of the charts every time she launches a new song.
Kylie Minogue is now an inspiration to millions of cancer patients who have been diagnosed and treated with breast cancer at the age of 36. Since then, she has promoted awareness of breast cancer and urged young women to do daily breast tests.