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List Rules Only female artists who currently have singles out, are on tour, or have new albums.

The best female singers currently performing could easily be among the best 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.

Featuring young pop stars, famous artists, black vocalists, and more, this list has it all! 

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Are the best female singers today the most popular girl 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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mal1 added Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

The Best Female Rock Singers Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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Colbie Caillat Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand

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Tove Lo is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Tove Lo Truth Serum, Queen of the Clouds

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averagej123 added Dido No Angel, Life for Rent, Safe Trip Home

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himashashalini1993 added Cher Lloyd Sticks & Stones, Girlfriend, Walk This Way

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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Mary J. Blige Mary, My Life, What's the 411?

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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ErinElizabeth added Fiona Apple When the Pawn…, The Idler Wheel..., Extraordinary Machine

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alkeshapekshita added Martina McBride White Christmas, Wild Angels, The Way That I Am

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Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

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Marina Diamandis is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
sk8erhorse added Marina Diamandis The Family Jewels, Electra Heart, FROOT

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Rachel Platten is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
LJJ207 added Rachel Platten Be Here, Work of Art

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
ErinElizabeth added Patti Smith Horses, Trampin', The Patti Smith Masters

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Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Four the Record, Kerosene

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Fifth Harmony Better Together, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (X Factor performance), Miss Movin' On

The Greatest Female Gospel Singers 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
김인준 added Natalie Imbruglia White Lilies Island, Counting Down the Days, Left of the Middle

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Gladys Knight is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Gladys Knight Gladys Knight and the Pips, Before Me, Many Different Roads

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ScottDalke added Nicole Scherzinger Killer Love, Baby Love, Her Name Is Nicole...

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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Cablogula added Debbie Harry KooKoo, Def Dumb & Blonde, Debravation

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Ella Henderson is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Ella Henderson Chapter One, Ghost, Ghost (Remixes)

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AbzoluteArtistry added Robyn Robyn, Body Talk, Part 3

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Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
looksharp added Alison Krauss Live, Forget About It, So Long So Wrong

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Toni Braxton is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
ahmed-maklad added Toni Braxton Snowflakes, Secrets, Un-Break My Heart

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NikiFarley added Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0, Ms. Hill

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Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Diana Krall Christmas Songs, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, When I Look in Your Eyes

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
sandovalarturo1 added Ella Fitzgerald Côte d'Azur Concerts on Verve, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas

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Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
KupcakeKayla added Melanie Martinez Too Close (The Voice Performance), Seven Nation Army (The Voice Performance), Crazy

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Becky G is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Becky G Quiero Bailar (All Through the Night), Problem (From "Hotel Transylvania") (The Monster remix), Play It Again

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Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes, Get Some, Youth Novels

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Birdy is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
livvy-donough added Birdy Fire Within, Live in London, People Help the People

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malmrphy added Ciara Goodies, Ciara: The Evolution, Goodies: The Videos & More

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afifadam30 added Iggy Azalea Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP

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SlashLover added Victoria Justice Spectacular!, Best Friend's Brother, Victorious 2.0: More Music from the Hit TV Show

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Lea Michele Louder

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349 73
Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
looksharp added Shirley Manson Absolute Garbage

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Elle King is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Elle King Good to Be a Man

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WarrenMitchell added Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks, Battlefield, Jordin Sparks

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Daeonesis added Janet Jackson Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., Control

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Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream, Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage, The Gift

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PJ Harvey is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added PJ Harvey Let England Shake, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Linda Ronstadt A Merry Little Christmas, Heart Like a Wheel, What's New

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added Missy Elliott Under Construction, Supa Dupa Fly, Miss E ...So Addictive

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Daeonesis added Jennifer Nettles An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles II / Live from Eddie's Attic, An Acoustic Evening with Jennifer Nettles / Live from Eddie's Attic, That Girl

21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs The Most Beautiful Actresses Ever

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jackie Evancho Dream with Me, O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen - Awakening tour

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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Halsey

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LeAnn Rimes Unchained Melody: The Early Years, Sittin' on Top of the World, Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Ferry73 added Cher Closer to the Truth, The Ugly Duckling, Heart of Stone

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MChi added JoJo The High Road, JoJo, Agápē

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Grimes is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Grimes Visions, Darkbloom, Genesis

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Duffy Rockferry, Mercy, Aimée Duffy