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Think Taylor Swift and Beyonce rule Top 40? Think again




Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The singer is up for six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
Beyonce performs onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The singer is up for six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
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Attention to the disparity of women in the film industry has been high as of late. But how are women faring in music?

With female acts like Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Nicki Minaj constantly in the headlines, many would say all's well for women on the Billboard charts. But as it turns out, T Swift and Queen Bey don't have a whole lot of lady company.

According to a study of from Fusion, which looked at the Billboard charts for the first half of the year, women made up just 29 percent of the rankings.

Culture writer Kelsey McKinney was at the helm of this examination, and she joined host Tess Vigeland to explain more.

Listen to the full interview by clicking the blue audio player above.