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
    + 9513
    - 7908

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

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 6800
    - 7260

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 5891
    - 5896

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 8728
    - 7501

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 9323
    - 7858

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 4782
    - 4979

    added by KenWeiner Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 5394
    - 6528

    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 5872
    - 5336

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 5298
    - 4990

    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 5076
    - 5303

    added by mal1 Pop music, Soft rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 4029
    - 5249

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 3949
    - 4985

    added by KenWeiner Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 4425
    - 7482

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3510
    - 4913

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 3424
    - 5222

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 3220
    - 4632

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 2848
    - 3568

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

    ) open
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    - 4327
    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2720
    - 4553

    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 3005
    - 5001

    Disco, Pop music, Dance music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1783
    - 1966

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1927
    - 2775

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

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2821
    - 5042

    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 3251
    - 4115

    ranked low on reranks

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 2708
    - 4445

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 2425
    - 3950

    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2451
    - 3825

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

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1247
    - 1515

    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2043
    - 3095

    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2952
    - 4630

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 2942
    - 4281

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

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2313
    - 3709

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1903
    - 2782

    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2543
    - 3725

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1921
    - 3302

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 2262
    - 3226

    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2121
    - 2931

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 2229
    - 3032

    added by Coolza Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1636
    - 2177

    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1603
    - 2657

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 1898
    - 2946

    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1061
    - 1424

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

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1555
    - 2007

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

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 632
    - 1319

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 2050
    - 2922

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 1389
    - 2400

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1523
    - 2429

    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 1430
    - 2040

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1446
    - 2334

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1528
    - 2233

    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
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