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


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Albums: 21, 1988, 19

Genres (Music): Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music, Nashville sound Rhythm and blues, + more

Nationality: England

Labels: XL Recordings, Universal Music Group, Columbia

Career Began: Tottenham, London, United Kingdom

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#8 on The Best Singers of All Time

#5 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#88 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#4 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Beyoncé Knowles


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Albums: Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce, B'Day Dangerously in Love

Genres (Music): Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop Dance-pop, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia

Career Began: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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#32 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#29 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#20 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#86 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

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P!nk


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Albums: M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse, Dear Mr. President Pink: Live in Europe, + more

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop Dance-punk, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: LaFace Records, Jive Records, Arista Records, RCA Records

Career Began: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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#81 on The Best Singers of All Time

#28 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#13 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#9 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Lady Gaga


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Albums: The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance, The Edge of Glory The Fame Monster, + more

Genres (Music): Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music Contemporary R&B, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, KonLive Distribution, Streamline Records

Career Began: Yonkers, New York, United States of America

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#99 on The Best Singers of All Time

#41 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#37 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#78 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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Taylor Swift


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Albums: 1989, Red, Speak Now, Fearless Taylor Swift

Genres (Music): Country pop, Pop music, Rock music, Teen pop Dance-pop, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group

Career Began: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#68 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#28 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#87 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#46 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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247 people just voted on Christina Aguilera


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Albums: Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped, Christina Aguilera Bionic, + more

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music, Swing music Electronic music, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, RCA Records

Career Began: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#22 on The Best Singers of All Time

#7 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#13 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#8 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Katy Perry


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Albums: Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream, One of the Boys Katy Hudson

Genres (Music): Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music Dance-pop, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Island Records, Capitol Music Group, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Interscope Records Columbia, + more

Career Began: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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#39 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#70 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#64 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#33 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Sia Furler


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Albums: Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One We Are Born, + more

Genres (Music): Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop, Chill-out music Electronic dance music, + more

Nationality: Australia

Labels: Dance Pool, Astralwerks, Hear Music, Go! Beat Records

Career Began: Victoria, Australia

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#33 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#26 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#83 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

#45 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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