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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
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    most listed Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    added by KenWeiner Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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    Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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    added by mal1 Pop music, Soft rock

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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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

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    added by KenWeiner Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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

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

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    Disco, Pop music, Dance music

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

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    ranked low on reranks Opera

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    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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    Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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    added by Coolza Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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    Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

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

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

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

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by mal1 Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Terence Lee Pop music

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    ranked low on reranks Nuevo tango, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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

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    added by malone Pop music, Rock music, Schlager music Jazz ,Pop (Lead singer from Abba! also known as Frida),rock,classic.... a, mezzo soprano ...

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    added by Coolza Torch song, Pop music, Classical music

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    Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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    Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    New Age music, Folk music of Ireland, World music

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    often listed & added by misterp01 Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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

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    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music

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