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The best female singers currently performing rank among some of the best female singers of all time without contest. These are the most talented female singers in the world (and some of the most successful female musicians as well) here for you to rank from best to worst.

These women represent some of the women who have sold the most albums, female singers with the most awards (including women who have won Grammys), female vocalists with incredible vocal ranges, and just some of the most talented women in entertainment. Some of these top female singers, like Florence Welch, are just becoming exposed to a wide audience, while others like Adele and Taylor Swift are known around the world for their vocal talents.

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Are the best female singers today the best female singers ever? These are tough questions we'll attempt to answer with this list of the best current female singers. If your favorite female singer isn't on the list, make sure to add her so she can contend for the #1 spot as the top current female singer.
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Alicia Keys

Beyoncé Knowles

Christina Aguilera

Kelly Clarkson

Mariah Carey



Taylor Swift

Katy Perry

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time
The best guitarists of all time, voted on and ranked by many music fans, with photos and other info. A Wisdom of Crowds comprehensive ranking of the greatest guitar players in history. All the top guitarists are on this list - monster guitar heroes from rock, metal, blues, and alternative music. Are you on Team Eddie or Team Jimi? Add your vote to this list of the top guitarists ever and help to pick the best guitar player ever.

Who is the best guitarist of all time? To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.

Brian May

B.B. King

Carlos Santana

David Gilmour

Eddie Van Halen

Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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<![CDATA[The Best Apocalyptic Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-apocalyptic-songs/lauriem
In honor of the 2012 Mayan apocalypse, and all future doomsdays, this apocalyptic songs list celebrates all things doom and gloom. If excessive worry plagues you, just enjoy some of these end of days tunes. Many of these excellent apocalyptic songs were recorded by some of the greatest musical artists of all time. See a favorite or two listed? Vote it up, and vote down any songs you don't like. This list isn't complete, so be sure to add any great songs that you think are missing -- but hurry, because really you want to get your songs listed *before* the world ends. Even if you don't buy into the whole apocalypse idea, it does offer an excellent excuse to have a little party or two. Forget partying like it's 2012, hit the way-back machine and party like it's "1999" all over again. Remember how much fun you had on Y2K? Repeat it. The world is not going to end, despite what the Mayans may or may not have predicted, but that's no reason not to go out, play these awesome songs, get plastered and appreciate some of the best rock bands/artists of all time. Whether you use this end of the world, apocalyptic songs playlist at a party, hiding out in a bunker in an undisclosed location, or just while you're hanging out at home, half-watching CNN for signs of coming doom, enjoy. Use your time wisely: Trying to memorize all the words to one of R.E.M.'s best songs, 'It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)' is an excellent way to pass the hours away. Add your favorite doom and gloom songs to this list, too. If we're going out, we're going out loudly and with great fanfare.

Black Hole Sun

The Man Comes Around

(Don't Fear) The Reaper


Eve of Destruction

The End

Bad Moon Rising

It's the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

Road to Nowhere

London Calling

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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Bands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time
There are thousands of rock bands that have existed throughout the decades ever since the dawn of rock and roll, but only the greatest ones have stood the test of time and continue to be classic and popular bands to listen to with their timeless music. Who are the greatest rock bands of all time?

Anyone can vote on this best rock bands list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which great rock artists are truly the best. You can also add your own rankings to this list and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Listening to great rock music is fun, but showing off your superior rock and roll taste is even better.

For more rock music, check out this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time, or vote on these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.


Jimi Hendrix

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd


The Beatles

The Doors

The Who

The Rolling Stones


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<![CDATA[The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-female-vocalists-of-the-past-10-years
The greatest female vocalists of the 2000s from all over the globe duke it out to see who has the best voice. While every artist on the list has had a great deal of success and many of whom very popular, these international vocalists were chosen for their versatility, emotion, vocal range, power and mastery in pop, rock, r&b, and country music. This list includes the likes of Adele, Florence Welch, Pink, and Lady Gaga. There is also another special criteria--all of these women have less than 20 years of musical experience, which means this disqualifies artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, etc. Fans have the power to vote on who which female artist has the best voice in music of the new millennium.


Alicia Keys

Amy Lee

Amy Winehouse

Floor Jansen

Kelly Clarkson

Simone Simons
Symphonic metal singer, mezzo soprano vocal range
Tarja Turunen

Lady Gaga

Lana Del Rey

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<![CDATA[KPop Idols and Their Idols]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/kpop-idols-and-their-idols/onlysuy
From fan to idol. Do you know who your Kpop Idols are fans of? We get lost in their flashy presentations that we sometime forget that they are human too. AND that they have a past. Be it their hairstyle, their mindset, their dreams, the following idols have been influenced in one way or another by these celebrities. 

Cho Kyuhyun
Kyuhyun has put a lot of effort into being friends with his idol, Sung Si Kyung. He imitates his singing style and had his manager contact Sung's manager. Rumor is that Kyuhyun lured Sung out to have drinks by promising an introduction to a pretty idol at SM. 

Sandara Park
Sandara has talked about being a fan of Lee Hyori since before her debut. When Lee Hyori visited the Philippines, she even went to the airport with a handmade sign. She has even jokingly said that the reason why she's so short is because she brought melons in her backpack from the Philippines to Korea to give to Lee. Sandara is also an active member of Lee's fanclub.

Ricky is a big fan of T.O.P which is why Teentop made that parody video of Fantastic Baby (of course, he covered T.O.P's part!). When he heard that T.O.P thought that he was funny, rumors are Ricky was super happy. 

Kim Tae-yeon
Taeyeon has been a fan of Gang Dong Won (the model) for more than 8 years! She has mentioned him as her ideal man since debuting and even went so far as to send him a message on her last day as host of her radio show. 

Dong Woon
Dong Woon is an official member of Kim Taehee's fan cafe. He has said over and over that she is his ideal woman. Fell in love with her when he saw her in Love in Harvard and has collected pictures and writings of her since. 

Park Gyu-ri
Before being the goddess of Kara, Gyuri was a H.O.T. fan. She was an admin of one of their fan clubs and was especially a big fan of Woohyuk. During one of H.O.T's concert, she caught a towel Woohyuk used and described this experience as an "angel's wing flying towards her"

IU is a known Taeyang and g.o.d fan. She has shown her love for Taeyang by making a guest appearance at his concert (for free!) and remaking his songs. She has also recently revealed that she has been a long time fan of g.o.d and even attended their recent concert as a fan. 


LOL. L.Joe likes G Dragon more than Andy (the owner of the music company that he is at). L.Joe takes every chance he gets to cover and study G.Dragon. Even when asked who his favorite female idol is, he answers that he love G.Dragon!

Kim Sung-kyu
Sungkyu was such a big fan of Nell that he only auditioned for the company that Nell was at (over and over!). Nell has reciprocated this love by writing a song for Infinite. Sungkyu has credited Nell as being his biggest influencer in music. 

D.O. said that he "fell in love" with Cho In Sung when he watched him A Dirty Carnival. He said that he even copied Cho's hairstyle and kept it for awhile. 

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<![CDATA[The Best Drummers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-drummers-of-all-time
Who is the greatest drummer ever? This is a list of the best drummers of all time, voted on and ranked by music lovers worldwide. Add your own list or vote on the greatest drummers here. Although many of the top drummers in history are rock drummers, this list is not restricted to just rock music. It covers all genres, so feel free to add anyone you think is missing.

Need some ideas for the best drummers of all time? Check out this list of the best female drummers -- many of them are outstanding and certainly worthy of inclusion here.

Debate about who is truly the best drummer ever can get heated. Once you start looking at the legendary drummers like John Bonham, Neil Peart, Keith Moon and Buddy Rich, well, it's hard to rank one over the other. Many of the drummers listed here are also singers and songwriters, and some are/were band leaders as well. If you need examples, check out this list of the best singing drummers for inspiration.

What made these famous drummers so amazing? An incredible sense of time and meter, for one thing. But it's more than just technical prowess: It's an overall presence, as well. Being a drummer is about skill, first and foremost, but it's also about showmanship, particularly in the rock genre. Disagree? That's totally fine. Just make sure you vote on these drummers, one way or the other.

Bill Bruford

Buddy Rich

Dave Grohl

Ginger Baker

John Bonham

Keith Moon

Mike Portnoy

Neil Peart

Phil Collins

Stewart Copeland

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<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-artists-of-the-_80s
The greatest and most prolific artists of music's most colorful decade are remembered on this list. This list is based solely on the artists' work in the 1980s. Though, there may be better George [Michael], better RHCP, better Sade, or better... okay, maybe not better Sting, in previous or future decades, we will acknowledge each artists for the impact they made in the '80s. Who were the greatest musical artists of the '80s?

From synth pop, to hair metal, to the rise of punk rock, to the fall of disco, to the birth of hip-hop, all genres are recognized, including classic albums, as long as they were the best of the best during this fabulous decade. Vote up all of your favorite artists that were transformative to the music scene during the 1980s, and add anyone who isn't already on the list. Just make sure they're were some of the top musicians during the '80s.


David Bowie


George Michael


Michael Jackson



The Police

Whitney Houston

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<![CDATA[The Greatest American Rock Bands]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-american-rock-bands
Some of the greatest bands in rock history are from the United States. While the merits of their musical prowess can be fairly disputed between fans, these rock bands bring a certain American flair and bravado that other bands from different countries don't have. Almost all of the bands on this list should be household names among rock fans and there should be few, if any surprises on this list.

All American cities are represented here. Bands from Los Angeles are the most populous here with bands like The Doors, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, The Beach Boys, Rage Against the Machine and The Eagles. Due to the grunge explosion in the early '90s, Seattle is well represented. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains are included on this list. There are metal bands (Metallica), hard rockers (Aerosmith, Alice Cooper), psych bands (Grateful Dead, Phish), punk outfits (The Ramones, Green Day) and even funk bands (Sly and the Family Stone, Prince) that are on this list. If a band is from America and awesome, it should be here.

Vote for the American band you think is the best to come from the 50 states. Pick the band who you consider to be the greatest American rock band of all time. There are plenty of great choices to choose from so you can't really go wrong.


Creedence Clearwater Revival


Guns N' Roses

Lynyrd Skynyrd



The Doors

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Van Halen

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<![CDATA[The Greatest White Rappers of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-white-rappers-of-all-time
Though it took a while for the music to catch on with them, some of the best rappers in hip hop history are white. While this may be hard to fathom or even accept for some, white rappers have not only been some of the most unappreciated or scoffed at in the game, but they frequently fly under the radar. These white rappers are getting the due they deserve, since after all, they are considered some of the best in history.

Beginning with the introduction of the Beastie Boys (Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D) in the late 1980s, it became culturally acceptable for white rappers to be accepted by the larger hip hop community. In addition to the groundbreaking Beastie Boys, in 1999, after years of mainstream white hip hop diluted the pool, Eminem became one of the most popular and respected MCs of his time. With provocative and controversial lyrics, along with association with legendary producer Dr. Dre, Slim Shady catapulted to the top of both the album charts and became at one point one of the best rappers in the game.

More recently, Macklemore has become one of the most popular rappers on the planet. His socially conscious lyrics combined with the slick production of Ryan Lewis have combined two elements of hip hop to create one of the catchiest, and most acclaimed sounds in recent memory. While there are still some people who can't stand his brand of rap, Macklemore is easily one of the greatest white rappers of all time.

This is the Ultimate List of the greatest white rappers of all time. If you notice someone is missing, feel free to add him or her. Vote on who you consider to be the best white hip hop artist of all time.

Aesop Rock

Beastie Boys

Brother Ali



Paul Wall

Machine Gun Kelly


Mac Miller


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