Female Singers 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 2018 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.

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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Adele 21, 1988, 19

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11,722 8,140
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WarrenMitchell added Beyoncé Knowles Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

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9,827 7,927
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Lady Gaga The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

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9,726 7,231
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Rihanna Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

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10,857 6,824
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
mosquito234 added Ariana Grande My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

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8,798 4,190
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Coolza added Sia Furler Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

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9,679 7,837
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LanaTinaQueens added Christina Aguilera Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

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10,455 8,324
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P!nk M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

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7,227 6,261
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Alicia Keys Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

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7,717 4,995
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WarrenMitchell added Demi Lovato Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

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11,072 11,156
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Taylor Swift 1989, Red, Speak Now

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7,839 6,796
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Kelly Clarkson Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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8,643 9,245
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Katy Perry Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

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6,644 5,358
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NormanBates added Shakira Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

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4,927 1,779
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jerry Vond added Celine Dion Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

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7,018 6,143
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Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

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5,782 4,641
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Lana Del Rey Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

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5,355 4,518
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Ellie Goulding Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

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5,261 4,554
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Ralphie added Lorde Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

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6,409 5,153
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MChi added Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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3,923 1,074
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love

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4,996 3,302
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Coolza added Jessie J Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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6,369 4,998
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NormanBates added Madonna Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

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5,267 4,241
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radeo16 added Selena Gomez Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

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4,056 3,012
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Coolza added Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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2,823 2,190
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Florence Welch Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

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5,292 5,185
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nikosnikopoulos3 added Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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4,072 4,207
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Avril Lavigne Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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3,632 2,752
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MChi added Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout

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2,813 2,173
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Coolza added Leona Lewis Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

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2,965 2,703
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Boyle348 added Hayley Williams Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

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2,738 2,273
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Kesha Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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1,747 894
Aretha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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2,367 2,059
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Coolza added Norah Jones Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

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2,374 2,161
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Amy Lee Aftermath

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2,500 1,752
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ErinElizabeth added Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

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2,303 1,746
Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
averagej123 added Christina Perri Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

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2,137 1,605
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Sara Bareilles Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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2,384 1,811
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himashashalini1993 added Jennifer Lopez Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

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996 120
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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2,347 1,622
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Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

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1,521 1,223
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himashashalini1993 added Nelly Furtado Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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2,806 2,289
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Nicki Minaj Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships

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1,460 762
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 44 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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1,763 1,286
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mal1 added Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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1,496 867
Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 46 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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1,620 1,256
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Coolza added Rita Ora Ora, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light

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1,726 1,723
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Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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1,367 803
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jeremy Harding added Annie Lennox Diva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction

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568 385
Marina & the Diamonds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
sk8erhorse added Marina Diamandis The Family Jewels, Electra Heart, FROOT