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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 could easily be among the best of all time without contest. 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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8,850 4,899
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WarrenMitchell added Beyoncé Knowles Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

3
7,071 5,156
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Lady Gaga The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

4
6,262 2,318
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Coolza added Sia Furler Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

5
8,514 7,761
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Taylor Swift 1989, Red, Speak Now

6
7,822 4,173
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mosquito234 added Ariana Grande My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

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6,995 4,864
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Rihanna Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

8
7,387 5,582
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LanaTinaQueens added Christina Aguilera Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

9
7,034 6,748
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Katy Perry Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

10
7,617 6,726
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P!nk M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

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5,226 4,829
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Alicia Keys Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

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5,056 3,833
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NormanBates added Shakira Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

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5,417 3,411
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WarrenMitchell added Demi Lovato Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

14
5,824 5,502
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Kelly Clarkson Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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4,304 2,909
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Ellie Goulding Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

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2,987 661
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 16 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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4,085 2,977
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Ralphie added Lorde Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

18
5,027 3,508
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MChi added Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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4,602 3,148
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Lana Del Rey Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

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5,646 4,912
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Carrie Underwood Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

21
5,484 3,329
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NormanBates added Madonna Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

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2,039 1,051
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Florence Welch Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

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2,104 242
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 23 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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3,851 2,651
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radeo16 added Selena Gomez Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

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3,901 2,195
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Coolza added Jessie J Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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3,202 1,926
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Coolza added Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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3,314 2,979
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Avril Lavigne Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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4,345 3,918
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nikosnikopoulos3 added Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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847 397
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Coolza added Björk Homogenic, Debut, Vespertine

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940 182
Aretha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

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2,479 1,590
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MChi added Miley Cyrus Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout

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2,280 1,757
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Boyle348 added Hayley Williams Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

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1,829 1,209
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Coolza added Norah Jones Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

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1,793 1,013
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averagej123 added Christina Perri Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

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1,771 924
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himashashalini1993 added Jennifer Lopez Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

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957 269
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AbzoluteArtistry added Kylie Minogue Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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1,133 499
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himashashalini1993 added Nelly Furtado Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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1,742 1,352
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Amy Lee Aftermath

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1,011 224
Tori Kelly is listed (or ranked) 39 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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937 192
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
Jeremy Harding added Annie Lennox Diva, Why, Songs of Mass Destruction

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2,080 1,464
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Kesha Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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2,157 1,436
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Coolza added Leona Lewis Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

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1,408 906
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Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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1,714 938
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Sara Bareilles Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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1,897 1,056
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ErinElizabeth added Anna Kendrick Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

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1,188 573
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Coolza added Rita Ora Ora, Radioactive Remixes, Shine Ya Light

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1,025 539
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First L added Emeli Sandé Our Version of Events, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, iTunes Session

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1,382 712
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mal1 added Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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921 370
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himashashalini1993 added Charli XCX True Romance, What I Like, 14

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1,181 607
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Colbie Caillat Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand