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The Best Current Female Singers

Updated July 13, 2020 825.8k votes 83.9k voters 2.1m views213 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    11,630

    Lady Gaga

    The Fame, Born This Way

    Genres (Music)Pop, Dance, Electronic

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  • 2
    Adele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    20,580
    16,034

    Adele

    21, 1988

    Genres (Music)Pop, R&B, Soul

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  • 3
    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    15,441
    13,111

    Genres (Music)R&B, Pop, Hip hop

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  • 4
    P!nk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    10,619

    P!nk

    M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead

    Genres (Music)Pop punk, R&B

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  • 5
    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    13,689
    10,784

    Rihanna

    Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad

    Genres (Music)R&B, Pop, Hip hop

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  • 6
    Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    17,658
    11,760

    Ariana Grande

    My Everything, Yours Truly

    Genres (Music)Pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 7
    Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    10,695
    8,265

    Demi Lovato

    Don't Forget, Here We Go Again

    Genres (Music)Indie pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 8
    Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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  • 9
    Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    9,553
    8,688

    Alicia Keys

    Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul, Electronic music, Contemporary R&B

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    Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    7,692

    Sia Furler

    Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P

    Genres (Music)Indie pop, Electronica

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  • 11
    Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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  • 12
    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    3,907

    Jennifer Lopez

    Jenny From the Block, J.Lo

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 13
    Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    10,163
    9,120

    Kelly Clarkson

    Breakaway, Stronger

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop, Blues

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  • 14
    anne-marie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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  • 15
    Shakira is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    8,885
    7,482

    Shakira

    Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service

    Genres (Music)Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop, Rock music, Latin American music

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  • 16
    Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    11,360
    10,931

    Christina Aguilera

    Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music, Swing music, Electronic music

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  • 17
    Birdy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    1,248
    1,169

    Birdy

    Fire Within, Live in London

    Genres (Music)Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music, Indie folk

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  • 18
    Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    5,182

    Jessie J

    Domino, Alive

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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  • 19
    Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    419

    Cyndi Lauper

    She's So Unusual, True Colors

    Genres (Music)Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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  • 20
    Halsey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    1,396
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  • 21
    Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    7,349
    6,945

    Lana Del Rey

    Born to Die, Paradise

    Genres (Music)Alternative pop, Rock

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  • 22
    Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
    8,225
    4,382

    Celine Dion

    Falling into You, These Are Special Times

    Genres (Music)Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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  • 23
    Alessia Cara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    1,016

    Alessia Cara

    Know-It-All

    Genres (Music)Alternative R&B R&B pop

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    Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    1,205
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  • 25
    Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
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    564

    Grace VanderWaal

    Perfectly Imperfect

    Genres (Music)Singer/ Songwriter

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