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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Rita Ora Ora, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light

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Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Four the Record, Kerosene

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Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Tori Kelly Fill a Heart, Foreword, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Ella Fitzgerald Côte d'Azur Concerts on Verve, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas

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

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Lily Allen Alright^! Still, F.U.E.P., Sheezus

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

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Björk Homogenic, Debut, Vespertine

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Charli XCX True Romance, What I Like, 14

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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Debbie Harry KooKoo, Def Dumb & Blonde, Debravation

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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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Gladys Knight is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Gladys Knight Gladys Knight and the Pips, Before Me, Many Different Roads

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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 Catchiest Viral Internet Songs 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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Ciara Goodies, Ciara: The Evolution, Goodies: The Videos & More

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Cher Lloyd Sticks & Stones, Girlfriend, Walk This Way

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Rachel Platten is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Rachel Platten Be Here, Work of Art

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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Halsey

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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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Lea Michele Louder

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Missy Elliott Under Construction, Supa Dupa Fly, Miss E ...So Addictive

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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 75 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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Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 76 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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Toni Braxton is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Toni Braxton Snowflakes, Secrets, Un-Break My Heart

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

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Patti Smith Horses, Trampin', The Patti Smith Masters

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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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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 81 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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Cher is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Cher Closer to the Truth, The Ugly Duckling, Heart of Stone

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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Alison Krauss Live, Forget About It, So Long So Wrong

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

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Marina Diamandis is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Marina Diamandis The Family Jewels, Electra Heart, FROOT

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Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 86 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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Elle King is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Elle King Good to Be a Man

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 88 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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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., Control

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

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Birdy is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Birdy Fire Within, Live in London, People Help the People

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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Shirley Manson Absolute Garbage

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JoJo The High Road, JoJo, Agápē

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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

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Sam Bailey is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Sam Bailey The Power of Love, Skyscraper

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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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Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 97 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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Robyn Robyn, Body Talk, Part 3

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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Patti LaBelle This Christmas, Miss Patti's Christmas, Winner in You

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Ella Henderson is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Ella Henderson Chapter One, Ghost, Ghost (Remixes)