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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
    + 8969
    - 7244

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 6379
    - 6571

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 5499
    - 5386

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 8328
    - 6846

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 8799
    - 7202

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 4459
    - 4498

    added by KenWeiner Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5057
    - 5913

    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 5343
    - 4854

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 4641
    - 4717

    added by mal1 Pop music, Soft rock

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 4804
    - 4672

    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 3779
    - 4727

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 3679
    - 4532

    added by KenWeiner Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4191
    - 6954

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3317
    - 4377

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 3215
    - 4688

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 2843
    - 4439

    often listed Disco, Pop music, Dance music

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 3020
    - 4160

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

    ) open
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  19. 19
    + 2468
    - 3095

    added by First L Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
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    + 3049
    - 3630
    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2640
    - 4543

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1469
    - 1641

    New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2256
    - 3438

    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1673
    - 2377

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 2529
    - 3947

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2152
    - 3827

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

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2804
    - 4165

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2171
    - 3251

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2425
    - 3353

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2279
    - 3375

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 2156
    - 2888

    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 1737
    - 2392

    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 2138
    - 2707

    added by Coolza Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2751
    - 3868

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1796
    - 2964

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2036
    - 2625

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 1545
    - 1892

    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1802
    - 2870

    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 534
    - 1048

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

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1463
    - 1748

    ranked low on reranks Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 1799
    - 2655

    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1438
    - 2407

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Swing music, Rockabilly

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1331
    - 1806

    added by mal1 Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1103
    - 1178
    ) open
  45. 45
    + 939
    - 1168

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1411
    - 2226

    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1897
    - 2753

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1343
    - 2089

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 2360
    - 3317

    added by Coolza Torch song, Pop music, Classical music

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1182
    - 1144

    ranked low on reranks & added by Terence Lee Pop music

    ) open
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