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The Best Female Vocalists Ever

List Criteria: Vote up the singers who can bring the best music to your ears with their voices.

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 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

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  1. 1
    + 10596
    - 8683

    most listed
    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 7313
    - 8121

    the people's #1 & added by HectorL.Medina
    Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 6543
    - 6502

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 9399
    - 8204

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 10134
    - 8600

    ranked low on reranks
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5314
    - 5519

    added by KenWeiner
    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5971
    - 7224

    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6772
    - 5861

    added by tiummy
    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5830
    - 5369

    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5559
    - 5805

    added by mal1
    Pop music, Soft rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4403
    - 5706

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 4337
    - 5391

    added by KenWeiner
    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4724
    - 7970

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3727
    - 5381

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 3666
    - 5700

    added by utcbest
    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3589
    - 4997

    added by huckleberry21
    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 3214
    - 4135

    ranked low on reranks & added by First L
    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 2987
    - 4978

    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 3217
    - 5462

    Disco, Pop music, Dance music

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3399
    - 4778
    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3133
    - 5393

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 2782
    - 4302

    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2248
    - 3126

    added by misterp01
    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 2063
    - 2305

    ranked low on reranks
    New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1617
    - 1797

    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 3257
    - 4778

    added by mal1
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2676
    - 4258

    added by FredNichols
    Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 3519
    - 4472
    ) open
  29. 29
    + 3198
    - 5017

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2620
    - 4029

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open buy at  
  31. 31
    + 2068
    - 3536

    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2952
    - 4931

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2060
    - 3053

    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2729
    - 4000

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1557
    - 2545

    added by clash1977
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 774
    - 1483

    often listed
    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2287
    - 3383

    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2410
    - 3424

    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1767
    - 2832

    Rock music, Swing music, Rockabilly

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1742
    - 2358

    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 2260
    - 3052

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 2225
    - 3122

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 2323
    - 3221

    added by Coolza
    Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 2026
    - 3132

    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open buy at  
  45. 45
    + 1687
    - 2209

    Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

    ) open buy at  
  46. 46
    + 1169
    - 1616

    added by Coolza
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1514
    - 2501

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1642
    - 2592

    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 835
    - 951

    ranked low on reranks
    Sophisti-pop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1201
    - 1684

    Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

    ) open
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