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List Rules Vote up the greatest soprano voice singers in non-classical music.

Who are the greatest soprano singers of all time? This soprano vocalist list certainly includes some of the most well-known vocalists in music history. But there's one thing to keep in mind: these are non-classical music sopranos, so no opera allowed. This leaves a lot of room to rank the greatest soprano singers – without automatically saying “Maria Callas, of course!”

Who comes to mind immediately when you think of soprano vocalists? Soprano voice singers, with their higher range, are certainly popular, sought-after vocalists. The best soprano singers are able to hit the high notes with ease, resulting in a clear, bright tone. Soprano vocalists are often the leading ladies in opera, but that also seems true for other music genres, as you’ll see on this soprano voice vocalist list.

Some of the most famous soprano singers included on this list are from multiple musical genres, including everything from pop, country, and folk music to musical theater. Yes, there are long-established top soprano voice singers on this list like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Alison Krauss, but there are other, newer, soprano voices in the world of pop as well, including Demi Lovato and Ingrid Michaelson.

Are these the top soprano singers ever? You decide, with your votes. Give your personal picks a nod to move them towards the top of the list, and add any singers that are missing.

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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Agnetha Fältskog Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Julie Andrews Musical theater

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Patti LaBelle Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

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Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Minnie Riperton Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Sarah Brightman Rock music, Operatic pop, World music

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Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Regine Velasquez Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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Aimee Mann is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Aimee Mann Rock music, Folk music

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Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Yolanda Adams Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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Ingrid Michaelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ingrid Michaelson Indie pop, Indie folk

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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Alison Krauss Christian music, Folk music, Progressive bluegrass

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Mina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Mina Nuevo tango, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Emmylou Harris Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Charlotte Church Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop

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Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Martina McBride Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Country

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Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kristin Chenoweth Christian music, Musical theater

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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kristen Bell Musical theater

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Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Tarja Turunen Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Anna Kendrick Musical theater, Pop music

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Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Lea Michele Musical theater, Pop music

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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Bernadette Peters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Bernadette Peters Musical theater

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ciara Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Loreena McKennitt New Age music, World music, Celtic music

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Rebecca Luker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rebecca Luker Musical theater

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Tift Merritt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Tift Merritt Rock music, Folk music, Alternative country