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The Best Current Female Singers 

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Updated July 13, 2020 902.1k votes 82.9k voters 2M views 213 items

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? 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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Adele is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Pop, Dance & Electronic; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance, The Edge of Glory, The Fame Monster, + more

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added Genre: Indie pop and Electronica; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One, We Are Born, + more

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
WarrenMitchell added Genre: Indie pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi, Unbroken, Walmart Soundcheck, + more

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
mosquito234 added Genre: Pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP, Love Me Harder EP

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The Best Ariana Grande Songs Of All-Time #29 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #27 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: R&B, Pop & Hip hop; Nationality: Barbados

Albums: Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set, A Girl like Me, Music of the Sun, + more

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The Best Rihanna Albums of All Time #52 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #7 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
WarrenMitchell added Genre: R&B, Pop & Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce, B'Day, Dangerously in Love

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Pop punk and R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse, Dear Mr. President, Pink: Live in Europe, + more

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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NormanBates added Genre: Urban contemporary, Merengue music & Synthpop; Nationality: Colombia

Albums: Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?, Beautiful Liar, La Tortura, + more

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The Best Shakira Songs #46 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #13 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Dance-pop; Nationality: England

Albums: Domino, Alive, Who You Are, Price Tag, Wild, + more

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Country, Pop & Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Breakaway, Stronger, My December, Miss Independent, Thankful, + more

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
LanaTinaQueens added Genre: Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped, Christina Aguilera, Bionic, + more

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged, Girl On Fire, The Diary of Alicia Keys, + more

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The Best Songs Feat. Alicia Keys #61 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #11 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Alternative pop and Rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey, Die for Me, Kill Kill, + more

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
himashashalini1993 added Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Latin pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again, On the 6, Rebirth, + more

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
MChi added Genre: Pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey, The Emancipation of Mimi, Butterfly, + more

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The Best Mariah Carey Songs of All Time #179 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #418 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
radeo16 added Genre: Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It, Slow Down, Cruella de Vil, + more

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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Country pop, Christian & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts, Play On, Home Sweet Home, + more

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added Genre: Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop & New Wave; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape, The Singles Collection, Now That You Got It, + more

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Country, Pop & Rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: 1989, Red, Speak Now, Fearless, Taylor Swift

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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Genre: Indie pop and Electronica; Nationality: England

Albums: Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, Halcyon Days, iTunes Festival: London 2010, + more

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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jerry Vond added Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: Canada

Albums: Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle, Loved Me Back to Life, Céline Dion chante Noël, + more

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Leona Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Coolza added Genre: Pop music, Neo soul & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: England

Albums: Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition), Echo, The Labyrinth Tour: Live from the O2, + more

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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Female Singers