female professionals 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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Dido No Angel, Life for Rent Safe Trip Home

The Best Female Rock Singers The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Tori Kelly Fill a Heart, Foreword P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

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Rita Ora Ora, Radioactive Remixes Shine Ya Light

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Lily Allen Alright, Still F.U.E.P.

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Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Four the Record Kerosene

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Emeli Sandé Our Version of Events, Live at the Royal Albert Hall iTunes Session

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Debbie Harry KooKoo, Def Dumb & Blonde Debravation

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Charli XCX True Romance, What I Like 14

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Gladys Knight is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Gladys Knight Gladys Knight and the Pips, Before Me Many Different Roads

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0 Ms. Hill

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Björk Homogenic, Debut Vespertine

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Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks, Battlefield Jordin Sparks

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Iggy Azalea Work, Glory Change Your Life EP

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Tove Lo is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Tove Lo Truth Serum, Queen of the Clouds

The Greatest Female Gospel Singers Hottest Music Videos Of All Time

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Martina McBride White Christmas, Wild Angels The Way That I Am

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LeAnn Rimes Unchained Melody: The Early Years, Sittin' on Top of the World Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart

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Cher Lloyd Sticks & Stones, Girlfriend Walk This Way

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Ciara Goodies, Ciara: The Evolution Goodies: The Videos & More

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Missy Elliott Under Construction, Supa Dupa Fly Miss E ...So Addictive

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Fifth Harmony Better Together, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (X Factor performance) Miss Movin' On

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Rachel Platten is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Rachel Platten Be Here, Work of Art

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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Natalie Cole Christmas With You, Unforgettable: With Love This Will Be Natalie Cole's Everlasting Love

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Lea Michele Louder

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Toni Braxton is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Toni Braxton Snowflakes, Secrets Un-Break My Heart

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Patti Smith Horses, Trampin' The Patti Smith Masters

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Fiona Apple When the Pawn…, The Idler Wheel... Extraordinary Machine

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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Halsey

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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Natalie Imbruglia White Lilies Island, Counting Down the Days Left of the Middle

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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Paramore Riot!, All We Know Is Falling brand new eyes

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Linda Ronstadt A Merry Little Christmas, Heart Like a Wheel What's New

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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Alison Krauss Live, Forget About It So Long So Wrong

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Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream, Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage The Gift

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Kelly Rowland Commander (Remixes), Simply Deep Ms. Kelly

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, janet. Control

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Elle King is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Elle King Good to Be a Man

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Sam Bailey is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Sam Bailey The Power of Love, Skyscraper

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Nicole Scherzinger Killer Love, Baby Love Her Name Is Nicole...

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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Shirley Manson Absolute Garbage

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Birdy is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Birdy Fire Within, Live in London People Help the People

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Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Melanie Martinez Too Close (The Voice Performance), Seven Nation Army (The Voice Performance) Crazy

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Cher Closer to the Truth, The Ugly Duckling Heart of Stone

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Jennifer Nettles An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles II / Live from Eddie's Attic, An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles / Live from Eddie's Attic That Girl

21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever

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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Patti LaBelle This Christmas, Miss Patti's Christmas Winner in You

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Jill Scott is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jill Scott Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Volume 1 The Real Thing: Words and Sounds

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Victoria Justice Spectacular!, Best Friend's Brother Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show

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Marina Diamandis is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Marina Diamandis The Family Jewels, Electra Heart FROOT

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Robyn Robyn, Body Talk Part 3

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Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Diana Krall Christmas Songs, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas When I Look in Your Eyes

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
PJ Harvey Let England Shake, Stories From the City Stories From the Sea