Plus the woman with the most Grammy wins and other music-centric stats.
By Sabrina Leboeuf, Illustrations By Jessica Wetterer
151 Minutes Listening to music is a substantial part of people’s lives. According to the Audio Monitor U.S. Report, Americans spend an average of 151 minutes listening to music each day. This eventually adds up significantly, with music lovers, or melophiles, actively listening to music for 10 percent of their lives.
27 Grammys Country singer and longtime Union Station frontwoman Alison Krauss holds the record as the female artist who has earned the most Grammys, with 27 of the music industry’s top awards. Her Grammys include Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Beyoncé follows with 22 Grammy wins and has accumulated 63 Grammy nominations, more than any other female music artist in history. Slay!
39 Performance Acts Last year, the Austin City Limits Music Festival hosted more than 100 acts, but only 39 were comprised solely of female artists. These 39 groups included principal acts like Camila Cabello and St. Vincent, with others like Sasha Sloan and Lucie Silvas filling out the female lineup for the two-weekend event.
1933 Austin music roots run deep. Consider Threadgill’s, the Southern-style comfort-food restaurant on North Lamar Boulevard, which cites itself as the location where “Janis Joplin developed her brassy style that would propel her to become the first female rock-’n’-roll superstar.” The restaurant dates back to 1933 and rightfully brags about its contributions to keeping Austin weird.
101 to 145 Million When it comes to musicians on social media, female singers are where it’s at. Currently, Shakira reigns over Facebook, with a whopping 101 million fans. Selena Gomez holds the Instagram title, with about 145 million followers, and Katy Perry dominates Twitter, boasting nearly 107 million followers.