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The Best Current Female Singers

Updated July 13, 2020 825.2k votes 83.9k voters 2.1m views213 items

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

The best female singers currently performing and making some of the best pop songs of 2019 could easily be among the best of all time without contest. Including new female artists who are rising stars in music, 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. This list of female pop singers has everyone from Beyoncé to Britney Spears.

The women on this list of female singers 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 of top female artists has it all! 

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Who were the top female singers in 2018 and 2019? Which American, Canadian, and English female singers are due for a banner year in 2020? Who are the best current female rock singers around the world right now? 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 pop singers aren'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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  • 26
    Cher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Cher

    Closer to the Truth, The Ugly Duckling

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music, Rhythm and blues

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  • 27
    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Taylor Swift

    1989, Red

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop, Rock

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  • 28
    Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Leona Lewis

    Spirit, Best Kept Secret

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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  • 29
    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Miley Cyrus

    Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus

    Genres (Music)Pop, Country pop, Hip hop

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  • 30
    Faith Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Faith Hill

    Take Me as I Am, It Matters to Me

    Genres (Music)Country pop, Country

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  • 31
    Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Mary J. Blige

    Mary, My Life

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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  • 32
    JoJo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    JoJo

    The High Road, JoJo

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 33
    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Kylie Minogue

    Fever, Light Years

    Genres (Music)Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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  • 34
    Nelly Furtado is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Nelly Furtado

    Loose, Whoa

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin American music, Electro, Dance-pop

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  • 35
    Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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  • 36
    Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Carrie Underwood

    Blown Away, Carnival Ride

    Genres (Music)Country pop, Christian, Pop rock

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  • 37
    Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Rita Ora

    Ora, Radioactive Remixes

    Genres (Music)Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop, Dance-pop, Operatic pop

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  • 38
    Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Selena Gomez

    Stars Dance, Shake It Up

    Genres (Music)Pop

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  • 39
    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Mariah Carey

    Daydream, Music Box

    Genres (Music)Pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 40
    Zara Larsson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Zara Larsson

    Introducing, Uncover

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Soul music

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  • 41
    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Katy Perry

    Prism, Prism (Acoustic)

    Genres (Music)Pop, Rock, Disco

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  • 42
    Kesha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Kesha

    Animal, Cannibal

    Genres (Music)Pop, Hip hop

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  • 43
    Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Patti LaBelle

    This Christmas, Miss Patti's Christmas

    Genres (Music)Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad, Rock music, Dance-pop

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  • 44
    Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Nicki Minaj

    Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

    Genres (Music)Hip hop, Pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 45
    Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Tori Kelly

    Fill a Heart, Foreword

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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  • 46
    Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Ellie Goulding

    Lights, Halcyon

    Genres (Music)Indie pop, Electronica

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  • 47
    Becky G is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Becky G

    Quiero Bailar (All Through the Night), Problem (From "Hotel Transylvania") (The Monster remix)

    Genres (Music)Pop, Latin pop, Dance pop

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  • 48
    Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Christina Perri

    Lovestrong, Head or Heart

    Genres (Music)Pop music, Folk music, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Soul music

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  • 49
    Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Alison Krauss

    Live, Forget About It

    Genres (Music)Christian music, Folk music, Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass, Gospel music

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  • 50
    Tove Lo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    Tove Lo

    Truth Serum, Queen of the Clouds
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