There have been 42 women who have topped the Billboard 200 chart since 1985. Some have built lasting careers on top, others have come and gone. Use the interactive visualization below to plot the chart position of each of these 42 women's albums.

Charting Our Top Female Pop Stars

Click on an artist to hold that chart, click again to release. You can hold four charts at a time. Mouse over a dot to see the album cover, date of release and chart position.

2013 GRAMMY Nominees