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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    + 8390
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    most listed Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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  2. 2
    + 5979
    - 6158

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 5185
    - 4999

    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 7887
    - 6457

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

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 8403
    - 6749

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

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 4211
    - 4180

    added by KenWeiner Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 4760
    - 5509

    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 4898
    - 4520

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

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3513
    - 4381

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 4043
    - 4415

    added by mal1 Pop music, Soft rock

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  11. 11
    + 4441
    - 4448

    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 3522
    - 4244

    added by KenWeiner Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 3990
    - 6621

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

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 3085
    - 4062

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 3041
    - 4358

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 2847
    - 3875

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

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 2630
    - 4135

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 2736
    - 3480
    ) open
  19. 19
    + 2167
    - 2760

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

    ) open
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    - 3374
    ) open
  21. 21
    + 2061
    - 3192

    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    + 2414
    - 4314

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

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 2009
    - 2963

    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1272
    - 1455

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

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1494
    - 2151

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

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1973
    - 3607

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

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 2263
    - 3150

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 2052
    - 2539

    added by Coolza Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 2308
    - 3669

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 2022
    - 2712

    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 1616
    - 2234

    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 2587
    - 3919

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 1713
    - 2827

    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 2122
    - 3210

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 1932
    - 2480

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 1435
    - 1762

    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 2510
    - 3677

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

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 1728
    - 2755

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 1041
    - 1063
    ) open
  40. 40
    + 1375
    - 1622

    Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 1273
    - 1669

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

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 1689
    - 2533

    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 1133
    - 1031

    ranked low on reranks & added by Terence Lee Pop music

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 1316
    - 2309

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

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 851
    - 1072

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 2305
    - 3202

    added by Coolza Torch song, Pop music, Classical music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 1340
    - 2125

    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 442
    - 947

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

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 1270
    - 1994

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 1818
    - 2654

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    ) open
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