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

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  2. 49
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    Mary, My Life, What's the 411?

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

    often listed & added by averagej123
    No Angel, Life for Rent, Safe Trip Home

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  4. 47
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  5. 46
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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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  6. 45
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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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  7. 44
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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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  8. 43
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    Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

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  9. 42
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    Carly Rae Jepsen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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  10. 41
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    added by mal1
    Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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  11. 40
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    added by himashashalini1993
    Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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  12. 39
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    Dream with Me, O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen Awakening tour

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  13. 38
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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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  14. 37
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    Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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


    Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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

    added by ErinElizabeth
    Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

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  17. 34
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    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 34 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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    Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Aftermath

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  19. 32
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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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  20. 31
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    Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

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

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

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


    Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

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

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

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

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  25. 26
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    added by Coolza
    Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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  26. 25
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    Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 25 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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  27. 24
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    Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

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

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    Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

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

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    Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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  31. 20
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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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  32. 19
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    ranked low on reranks & added by Jerry Vond
    Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

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  33. 18
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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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  34. 17
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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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  35. 16
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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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  36. 15
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    Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


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

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


    Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

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  38. 13
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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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  39. 12
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    Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

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


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

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


    Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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    Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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  43. 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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    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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    Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 6 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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  46. 5
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    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

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  47. 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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  48. 3
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    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    1989, Red, Speak Now

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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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

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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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