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List of famous female singers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female singers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being singers. There are thousand of females working as singers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic singers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a singer then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female singers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female singers?" and "Who are the best female singers?"
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter Television producer, + more

Credits: Bridesmaids, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spring Breakers, Knocked Up

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#25 on The Best Current Female Singers

#91 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#56 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#68 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father Mathew ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Great Gatsby, Dreamgirls, Epic

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#2 on The Best Current Female Singers

#32 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#7 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

#27 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress, singer, and producer. After several stage roles, Hathaway appeared in the 1999 television series Get Real. She came to prominence after playing Mia Thermopolis in the Disney film The Princess Diaries and in its 2004 sequel. Since then, Hathaway has ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Les Misérables, Rachel Getting Married, The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada

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#6 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#18 on The Best Living American Actresses

#51 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#67 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

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Amanda Seyfried is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a model when she was 11, then at 15 began an acting career, starting off with uncredited roles and moving on to recurring roles on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children. In 2004, Seyfried made her ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Singer

Credits: Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Dear John, Red Riding Hood

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#60 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#43 on The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps

#77 on The Best Living American Actresses

#96 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Belleville, Canada

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Alice in Wonderland, Bruce Almighty, American Wedding, Eragon

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#24 on The Best Current Female Singers

#94 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#64 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#50 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

Profession: Fashion designer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Credits: Easy A, She's the Man, What I Like About You, Hairspray

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#7 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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Alyssa Milano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Alyssa Milano is an actress and a film producer. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Bensonhurst, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: Charmed, Who's the Boss?, Commando, Fear

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#16 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#8 on The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

#28 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

#47 on Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?

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Ashley Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Singers
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Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and rose to ...more

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Age: 31

Birthplace: West Deal, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor Voice acting

Credits: Phineas and Ferb, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, High School Musical, Donnie Darko

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