The Best Current Female Singers
The best female singers currently performing and making some of the best new songs right now 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 and Lady Gaga to Halsey and Billie Eilish.
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 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? Which American, Canadian, and English female singers are due for a banner year in 2021? 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.
- 133,528 VOTES
Even though 2020 marked the last time that Ariana Grande released a full-length album, her presence on the pop music scene is undeniable. With charming acrobatic vocals and the industry's best producers on her side, Ariana has come into her own as an artist much more than many may have anticipated from her Nickelodeon days.
- Genres (Music): Pop, Contemporary R&B
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / CC-BY-SA-2.0223,163 VOTES
Not only flaunting a powerful voice, Sia is also the pen behind many of music's biggest hits including Rihanna's "Diamonds" and Beyoncé's “Pretty Hurts.” Sia's versatility also allows her to thrive in projects like LSD, a supergroup consisting of herself, Labrinth, and Diplo.
- Genres (Music): Pop, Electropop
- Photo: Jason Meritt / Getty Images314,677 VOTES
Living legend Celine Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time as well as the best-selling French-language artist of all time. Her technical prowess and rich discography have forever cemented her place in history. Though she had tour dates scheduled in 2022, her diagnosis of stiff-person syndrome forced her to cancel for the foreseeable future.
- Genres (Music): Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B
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Grammy magnet Adele is equally recognized for her rich voice and heartbreaking lyrics. Now in her 30s with a child and divorce under her belt, the pop star continues to document her life through her albums with millions listening in.
- Genres (Music): Pop, R&B, Soul
- Photo: @badgalriri / Instagram527,711 VOTES
There are few artists that get begged for new albums more than Rihanna. After 2016's incredible Anti, the multi-hyphenate has been very quiet on the music front, preferring to focus on her Fenty brand and new family.
- Genres (Music): R&B, Pop, Hip hop
- Photo: Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images619,307 VOTES
Shakira's oft imitated vibrato got her rejected from her school choir, but has now become her calling card. In recent years, she has cited writer's block but continues to push through and make music. In 2020, she and Jennifer Lopez put on a Super Bowl halftime show watched by over 100 million people, breaking a record at the time.
- Genres (Music): Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop, Rock music, Latin American music