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The Best Current Female Singers  

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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 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? 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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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more
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WarrenMitchell added Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce
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 ...more
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The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
mosquito234 added My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range. Grande has ...more
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LanaTinaQueens added Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped
Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television ...more
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Coolza added Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. Musically and artistically precocious from an early age, Sia became ...more
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Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan ...more
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Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged
Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more
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M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse
Alecia Beth Moore, better known by her stage name P!nk, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Originally a member of the girl group Choice, she rose to fame as an R&B artist with ...more
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Breakaway, Stronger, My December
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer and songwriter. In 2002, she rose to fame after winning the first season of American Idol, and has since been established as "The Original ...more
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WarrenMitchell added Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the ...more
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Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and ...more
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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jerry Vond added Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle
Celine Dion is a Canadian Singer born on March 30, 1968. She entered the music industry at an early age. She has won a lot of awards over the last two decades and is one of the most famous ...more
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NormanBates added Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, ...more
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1989, Red, Speak Now
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more
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Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts
Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has set and broke several records ...more
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MChi added Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She rose to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went ...more
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Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey and former stage name "Lizzy Grant", is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and ...more
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Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding
Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her career began when she met record producer Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later ...more
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Coolza added Domino, Alive, Who You Are
Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and brought up in London, England, she studied at the BRIT School before signing with ...more
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Ralphie added Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born November 7, 1996), known professionally as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer, songwriter, and record producer. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her ...more
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NormanBates added Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery ...more
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MChi added Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout
Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her ...more
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radeo16 added Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, ...more
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Coolza added Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape
Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani ...more