Female Singers The Best Current Female Singers  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
721k votes 68.3k voters 1.8M views 234 items

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

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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.

list ordered by

1
18,791 13,987
Ranker Video
21, 1988, 19

2
13,409 10,159
Ranker Video
WarrenMitchell added Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

3
11,311 9,019
Ranker Video
Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

4
11,660 9,394
Ranker Video
The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

5
13,327 8,658
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
mosquito234 added My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

6
11,816 9,496
Ranker Video
M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

7
10,777 9,145
Ranker Video
LanaTinaQueens added Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

8
10,227 5,363
Ranker Video
Coolza added Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

9
8,216 7,400
Ranker Video
Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

10
9,059 6,155
Ranker Video
WarrenMitchell added Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

11
9,134 7,918
Ranker Video
Breakaway, Stronger, My December

12
12,525 13,096
Ranker Video
1989, Red, Speak Now

13
9,620 10,586
Ranker Video
Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

14
7,560 6,304
Ranker Video
NormanBates added Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

15
6,091 2,490
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jerry Vond added Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

16
7,690 7,045
Ranker Video
Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

17
7,235 6,244
Ranker Video
MChi added Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

18
4,977 1,562
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love

19
6,495 5,772
Ranker Video
Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

20
5,926 5,715
Ranker Video
Ralphie added Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

21
5,659 3,935
Ranker Video
Coolza added Domino, Alive, Who You Are

22
5,880 5,606
Ranker Video
Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

23
6,858 6,112
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NormanBates added Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

24
6,108 5,449
Ranker Video
radeo16 added Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

25
4,459 3,687
Ranker Video
Coolza added Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape