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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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13,163 9,554
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Adele 21, 1988, 19

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2
8,916 5,119
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WarrenMitchell added Beyoncé Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

3
7,267 5,240
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Lady Gaga The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

4
6,379 2,410
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Coolza added Sia Furler Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

5
7,897 4,333
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mosquito234 added Ariana Grande My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

6
7,104 4,974
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Rihanna Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

7
8,616 7,933
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Taylor Swift 1989, Red, Speak Now

8
7,506 5,681
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LanaTinaQueens added Christina Aguilera Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

9
7,089 6,885
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Katy Perry Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

10
7,805 6,770
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P!nk M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

11
5,500 3,487
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WarrenMitchell added Demi Lovato Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

12
5,129 3,907
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NormanBates added Shakira Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

13
5,329 4,892
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Alicia Keys Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

14
3,086 710
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jerry Vond added Celine Dion Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

15
5,931 5,551
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Kelly Clarkson Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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16
4,350 2,976
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Ellie Goulding Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

17
4,131 3,053
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Ralphie added Lorde Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

18
5,083 3,592
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MChi added Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

19
4,652 3,213
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Lana Del Rey Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

20
2,185 284
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love

21
2,087 1,102
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Florence Welch Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

22
5,526 3,401
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NormanBates added Madonna Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

23
5,712 4,962
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Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

24
3,899 2,714
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radeo16 added Selena Gomez Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

25
3,934 2,251
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Coolza added Jessie J Domino, Alive, Who You Are

26
3,245 1,986
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Coolza added Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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3,347 3,035
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Avril Lavigne Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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4,386 3,974
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nikosnikopoulos3 added Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

29
984 215
Aretha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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873 454
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Coolza added Björk Homogenic, Debut, Vespertine

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2,525 1,661
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MChi added Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout

32
2,304 1,809
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Boyle348 added Hayley Williams Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

33
1,857 1,255
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Coolza added Norah Jones Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

34
1,823 1,065
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averagej123 added Christina Perri Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

35
967 219
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jeremy Harding added Annie Lennox Diva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction

36
1,791 973
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himashashalini1993 added Jennifer Lopez Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

37
975 310
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AbzoluteArtistry added Kylie Minogue Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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1,156 540
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himashashalini1993 added Nelly Furtado Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

39
1,024 263
Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
ChristinaMorley added Tori Kelly Fill a Heart, Foreword, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

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1,786 1,377
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Amy Lee Aftermath

41
2,114 1,495
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Kesha Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

42
2,175 1,466
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Coolza added Leona Lewis Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

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1,733 969
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Sara Bareilles Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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1,420 942
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Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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1,925 1,081
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ErinElizabeth added Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

46
1,194 609
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Coolza added Rita Ora Ora, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light

47
1,034 568
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First L added Emeli Sandé Our Version of Events, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, iTunes Session

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1,400 732
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mal1 added Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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1,190 632
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Colbie Caillat Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand

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932 398
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himashashalini1993 added Charli XCX True Romance, What I Like, 14