Female Professionals 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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17,974 13,246
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21, 1988, 19

2
12,762 9,324
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WarrenMitchell added Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

3
10,732 8,195
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Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

4
12,342 7,853
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
mosquito234 added My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

5
10,879 8,906
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The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

6
9,686 4,887
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Coolza added Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

7
11,272 9,028
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M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

8
10,374 8,606
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LanaTinaQueens added Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

9
7,819 6,948
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Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

10
8,581 5,674
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WarrenMitchell added Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

11
11,954 12,358
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1989, Red, Speak Now

12
8,478 7,498
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Breakaway, Stronger, My December

13
9,281 10,086
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Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

14
7,210 5,925
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NormanBates added Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

15
5,630 2,220
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
7,401 6,714
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Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

17
6,891 5,830
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MChi added Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

18
5,673 5,308
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Ralphie added Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

19
6,225 5,374
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Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

20
5,670 5,224
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Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

21
5,372 3,712
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Coolza added Domino, Alive, Who You Are

22
4,556 1,374
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your Love

23
6,665 5,695
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NormanBates added Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

24
5,807 5,039
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radeo16 added Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

25
4,306 3,420
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Coolza added Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

26
4,394 4,615
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Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

27
3,058 2,571
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Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

28
4,322 3,167
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MChi added Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout

29
5,632 5,860
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nikosnikopoulos3 added ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

30
3,045 2,493
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Coolza added Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

31
3,196 3,018
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Boyle348 added Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

32
3,008 2,609
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Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

33
2,537 2,458
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Aftermath

34
2,690 2,073
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ErinElizabeth added Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

35
2,510 2,347
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Coolza added Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

36
2,499 1,984
Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
averagej123 added Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

37
2,576 1,849
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Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

38
2,649 2,093
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himashashalini1993 added Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

39
2,299 1,850
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Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

40
3,189 2,646
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Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships

41
1,680 1,073
Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
ChristinaMorley added Fill a Heart, Foreword, P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

42
1,624 1,460
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himashashalini1993 added Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

43
1,804 1,475
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Coolza added Ora, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light

44
1,862 1,505
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mal1 added Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

45
1,610 980
Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
jason-corday added Mary, My Life, What's the 411?

46
1,823 1,986
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Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

47
1,480 989
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jeremy Harding added Diva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction

48
1,261 347
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

49
1,473 1,357
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averagej123 added No Angel, Life for Rent, Safe Trip Home

50
1,246 1,550
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Coolza added Homogenic, Debut, Vespertine