The Best Current Female Singers

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List Criteria: Female singers 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.

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    the people's #1 & most listed
    21, 1988, 19

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  2. 2
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    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    1989, Red, Speak Now

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  3. 3
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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

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  4. 4
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    P!nk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

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  5. 5
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    Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    ranked low on reranks & added by Coolza
    Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

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  6. 6
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    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

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    Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by LanaTinaQueens
    Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

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  8. 8
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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

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  9. 9
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    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

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    Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by mosquito234
    My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

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    Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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    Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

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    Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

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    Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

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    Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

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    Shakira is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by NormanBates
    Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

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    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by MChi
    Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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    Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Jerry Vond
    Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

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    Lorde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Ralphie
    Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

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    Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Coolza
    Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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    Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by radeo16
    Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by NormanBates
    Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

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    Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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

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    Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by nikosnikopoulos3
    ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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    The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your ...

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    Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

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    Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Boyle348
    Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

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    Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

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    Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Coolza
    Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

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    Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by averagej123
    Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

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    Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by ErinElizabeth
    Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

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    Kesha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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    Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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    Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Aftermath

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    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by himashashalini1993
    Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

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    Dream with Me, O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen Awakening tour

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    added by himashashalini1993
    Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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    Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

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    added by mal1
    Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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    Carly Rae Jepsen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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    Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships

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    Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand

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    ranked low on reranks

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  47. 47
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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    often listed & added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Jeremy Harding
    Diva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction

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    added by jason-corday
    Mary, My Life, What's the 411?

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    ranked low on reranks & added by sandovalarturo1
    Côte d'Azur Concerts on Verve, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, ...

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