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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19,542 14,620
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21, 1988, 19

2
13,996 10,868
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WarrenMitchell added Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

3
14,161 9,280
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
mosquito234 added My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

4
11,887 9,562
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Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

5
11,143 9,727
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LanaTinaQueens added Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

6
12,308 9,968
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M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

7
12,453 9,824
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The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

8
10,725 5,741
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Coolza added Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

9
8,633 7,775
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Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

10
9,485 6,571
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WarrenMitchell added Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

11
9,476 8,354
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Breakaway, Stronger, My December

12
13,032 13,633
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1989, Red, Speak Now

13
9,962 11,051
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Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

14
7,971 6,616
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NormanBates added Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

15
6,508 2,785
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
7,908 7,397
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Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

17
7,523 6,593
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MChi added Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

18
5,371 1,800
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
6,762 6,097
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Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

20
6,109 5,904
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Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

21
6,149 6,018
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Ralphie added Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

22
5,888 4,172
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Coolza added Domino, Alive, Who You Are

23
7,033 6,440
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers
NormanBates added Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

24
6,412 5,758
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radeo16 added Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

25
4,620 3,926
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Coolza added Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape