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The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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List of the best female singers of all time, ranked by music fans and casual critics like you. Who are the greatest female vocalists ever? This list includes everyone from Aretha Franklin to Stevie Nicks to Christina Perri - those great women in music who have topped the charts for decades. Both solo singers and famous frontwomen in bands are among those on this list, as it is their voices to focus on here, not just their careers.

Vote: The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

This list of the top 10 female singers are both living, like Adele and Madonna, and long gone, like Nico and Amy Winehouse, though their albums and singles continue to sell to loyal and new audiences. Vote up those great female voices you think should be at the top of the list, and vote down those who you think come in a bit flat. Click "rerank" to make a list of your own!

Rank: The Best Singers of All Time

List Criteria: female singer

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B More
    97
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Barbra Streisand

    Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music More
    94
    added by: HectorL.Medina
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    Celine Dion

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music More
    93
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    Mariah Carey

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    92
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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    86
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    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music More
    82
    added by: KenWeiner
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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
    81
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    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music More
    81
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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues More
    79
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    Pop music, Soft rock More
    77
    added by: mal1
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    Julie Andrews

    71
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    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music More
    71
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    70
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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    68
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    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music More
    68
    added by: KenWeiner
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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll More
    68
    added by: huckleberry21
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    Disco, Pop music, Dance music More
    67
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    67
    added by: utcbest
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    66
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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music More
    66
    added by: ucsunnydale
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    Rock music, Swing music, Rockabilly More
    66
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    Disco, Pop music, Rock music More
    65
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Olivia Newton-John

    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock More
    65
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul More
    65
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    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    65
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
    64
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    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music More
    64
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    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad More
    64
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    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk More
    64
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    Torch song, Pop music, Classical music More
    63
    added by: Coolza
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop More
    63
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    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music More
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    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul More
    62
    added by: FredNichols
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    Anni-Frid Lyngstad

    Pop music, Rock music, Schlager music More
    62
    added by: malone
    Jazz ,Pop (Lead singer from Abba! also known as Frida),rock,classic.... a, mezzo soprano ... more
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music More
    61
    added by: mal1
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    Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop More
    60
    added by: mrblond
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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul More
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music More
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    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz More
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    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music More
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
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    added by: clash1977
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    56
    added by: misterp01
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    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music More
    56
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock More
    56
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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music More
    55
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    Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret More
    55
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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    54
    added by: Ashtro1969
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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
    53
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    Alternative rock, Alternative metal More
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