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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  1. 50
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    Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Coolza
    Rita Ora Ora, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light

  2. 49
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    The Power of Love, Skyscraper

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  3. 48
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    Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Tori Kelly Fill a Heart, Foreword, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

  4. 47
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    Dream with Me, O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen Awakening tour

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  5. 46
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    Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  6. 45
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    Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand

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  7. 44
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    Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Côte d'Azur Concerts on Verve, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, ...

  8. 43
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    Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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  9. 42
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    Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  10. 41
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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Kylie Minogue Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

  11. 40
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    Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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  12. 39
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    Carly Rae Jepsen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  13. 38
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    Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  14. 37
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    Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Amy Lee Aftermath

  15. 36
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    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  16. 35
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    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  17. 34
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    Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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  18. 33
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    Kesha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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  19. 32
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    Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

  20. 31
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    Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  21. 30
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    Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by ErinElizabeth
    Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

  22. 29
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    Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  23. 28
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    Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Florence Welch Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

  24. 27
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    Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  25. 26
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    Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

  26. 25
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    Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  27. 24
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    Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  28. 23
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    Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  29. 22
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    Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Celine Dion Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

  30. 21
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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Madonna Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

  31. 20
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    Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  32. 19
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    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

  33. 18
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    Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  34. 17
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    Lorde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  35. 16
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    Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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  36. 15
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    Shakira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  37. 14
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    Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Ellie Goulding Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

  38. 13
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    Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

  39. 12
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    Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  40. 11
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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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  41. 10
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    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  42. 9
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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Lady Gaga The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

  43. 8
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    Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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    Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Ariana Grande My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

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    Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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    Katy Perry Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

  48. 3
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    P!nk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

  49. 2
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    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Taylor Swift 1989, Red, Speak Now

  50. 1
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    Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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