The Best Female Vocalists Ever Bands/Musicians
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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
    + 10252
    - 8455

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 7053
    - 7839

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 6297
    - 6281

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 9111
    - 7969

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 9801
    - 8316

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 5071
    - 5320

    added by KenWeiner
    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5710
    - 6953

    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 6337
    - 5597

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5666
    - 5195

    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5350
    - 5669

    added by mal1
    Pop music, Soft rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4252
    - 5581

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 4187
    - 5275

    added by KenWeiner
    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4592
    - 7861

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3573
    - 5595

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

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 3641
    - 5285

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3449
    - 4922

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 3133
    - 3943

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 2894
    - 4870

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 3289
    - 4688
    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3144
    - 5371

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Disco, Pop music, Dance music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 3043
    - 5294

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 2018
    - 2205

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

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2193
    - 3021

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 2715
    - 4193

    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1544
    - 1714

    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 3135
    - 4641

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

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 3424
    - 4402
    ) open
  28. 28
    + 3095
    - 4922

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2585
    - 4166

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

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2239
    - 3314

    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 2859
    - 4832

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2016
    - 3471

    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2497
    - 3958

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open buy
  34. 34
    + 2638
    - 3947

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 2001
    - 2986

    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2360
    - 3372

    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 728
    - 1429

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1702
    - 2780

    Rock music, Swing music, Rockabilly

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1701
    - 2305

    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 2190
    - 3065

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 1503
    - 2490

    often listed & added by clash1977
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 2206
    - 2996

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 2288
    - 3167

    added by Coolza
    Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1977
    - 3079

    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open buy
  45. 45
    + 1624
    - 2142

    Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

    ) open buy
  46. 46
    + 1130
    - 1559

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1590
    - 2545

    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1485
    - 2446

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1652
    - 2319

    added by malone
    Pop music, Rock music, Schlager music Jazz ,Pop (Lead singer from Abba! also known as Frida),rock,classic.... a, mezzo soprano /alto, capable of singing sweetly or with great power...an allround vocalist with a unique golden voice,and a

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 797
    - 902

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

    ) open
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