music The Best Current Female Singers  

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List Rules Only female artists who currently have singles out, are on tour, or have new albums.

The best female singers currently performing could easily be among the best of all time without contest. These are the most talented female singers in the world (and some of the most successful female musicians as well) here for you to rank from best to worst.

These women represent some of the women who have sold the most albums, female singers with the most awards (including women who have won Grammys), female vocalists with incredible vocal ranges, and just some of the most talented women in entertainment. Some of these top female singers, like Florence Welch, are just becoming exposed to a wide audience, while others like Adele and Taylor Swift are known around the world for their vocal talents.

Featuring young pop stars, famous artists, black vocalists, and more, this list has it all! 

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Are the best female singers today the most popular girl singers ever? These are tough questions we'll attempt to answer with this list of the best current female singers. If your favorite female singer isn't on the list, make sure to add her so she can contend for the #1 spot as the top current female singer.

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Adele 21, 1988, 19

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Beyoncé Knowles Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

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Lady Gaga The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

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Taylor Swift 1989, Red, Speak Now

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P!nk M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

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Christina Aguilera Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

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Katy Perry Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

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Sia Furler Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

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Ariana Grande My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

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Rihanna Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

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Kelly Clarkson Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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Alicia Keys Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

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Demi Lovato Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

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Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

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Shakira Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

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Ellie Goulding Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

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Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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Lana Del Rey Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Celine Dion Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

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Lorde Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

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Madonna Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

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Jessie J Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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Selena Gomez Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

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Avril Lavigne Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love

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Florence Welch Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

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Hayley Williams Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

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Leona Lewis Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

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Norah Jones Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

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Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout

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Christina Perri Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

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Amy Lee Aftermath

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Kesha Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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Sara Bareilles Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

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Jennifer Lopez Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jackie Evancho Dream with Me, O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen - Awakening tour

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Aretha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

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Nelly Furtado Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Annie Lennox Diva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction

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Nicki Minaj Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships

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Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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Colbie Caillat Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand

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Kylie Minogue Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Tori Kelly Fill a Heart, Foreword, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

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Dido No Angel, Life for Rent, Safe Trip Home