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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

The Best Female Vocalists Ever Bands/Musicians
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  1. 1
    + 12574
    - 9942

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

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  2. 2
    + 8533
    - 9482

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

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  3. 3
    + 7732
    - 7661


    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  4. 4
    + 10928
    - 9288

    ranked low on reranks
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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  5. 5
    + 7590
    - 8472

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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  6. 6
    + 11770
    - 9739

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

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  7. 7
    + 6271
    - 6439

    added by KenWeiner
    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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  8. 8
    + 8082
    - 6823

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

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  9. 9
    + 6878
    - 6726

    added by mal1
    Pop music, Soft rock

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  10. 10
    + 6599
    - 6121


    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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  11. 11
    + 5212
    - 6594


    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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  12. 12
    + 5001
    - 6215

    added by KenWeiner
    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

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  13. 13
    + 5450
    - 8832


    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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  14. 14
    + 4356
    - 6218


    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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  15. 15
    + 4287
    - 6588

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

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  16. 16
    + 4203
    - 5737

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

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  17. 17
    + 3528
    - 5791

    often listed
    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

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  18. 18
    + 3753
    - 6284


    Disco, Pop music, Dance music

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  19. 19
    + 3969
    - 5532


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  20. 20
    + 4003
    - 5264

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

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  21. 21
    + 3563
    - 6163

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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  22. 22
    + 3218
    - 4903


    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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  23. 23
    + 2762
    - 3698

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

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  24. 24
    + 3214
    - 4906

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

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  25. 25
    + 2573
    - 2806

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

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  26. 26
    + 2171
    - 2281


    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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  27. 27
    + 1982
    - 2963

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

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  28. 28
    + 3695
    - 5575


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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  29. 29
    + 3251
    - 4608


    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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  30. 30
    + 4132
    - 4810

    ranked low on reranks

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  31. 31
    + 3442
    - 5486


    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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  32. 32
    + 1094
    - 1926

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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  33. 33
    + 2492
    - 3418


    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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  34. 34
    + 2390
    - 3859


    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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  35. 35
    + 2126
    - 3091


    Rock music, Swing music, Rockabilly

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  36. 36
    + 3811
    - 5432

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

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  37. 37
    + 2990
    - 4295


    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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  38. 38
    + 2305
    - 3384


    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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  39. 39
    + 2478
    - 3374


    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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  40. 40
    + 1747
    - 2707


    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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  41. 41
    + 2646
    - 3689


    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

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  42. 42
    + 2416
    - 3671


    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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  43. 43
    + 1879
    - 2802


    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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  44. 44
    + 1514
    - 1921


    Country pop, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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  45. 45
    + 1073
    - 1163

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

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  46. 46
    + 2484
    - 3301


    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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  47. 47
    + 1925
    - 2428


    Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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  48. 48
    + 1905
    - 2574


    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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  49. 49
    + 2512
    - 3450

    added by Coolza
    Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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  50. 50
    + 1382
    - 1846

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

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