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The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated April 3, 2020 6.6k votes 753 voters 10.8k views 40 items

List Rules Only female solo artists releasing new music in 2020

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Here are the best female pop singers of 2020, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including artists releasing the best new music, this list of current female pop singers features new artists as well as famous singers, like Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga. The scene's most popular, established veterans and young, rising stars are both welcome here. Who are the top female pop solo artists of 2020? Which "it girl" is responsible for the year's biggest single?

Vote up the best women of pop in 2020, and add any popular artists missing from the list.

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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, she is known for her wide vocal range, which critics ...more

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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with ...more

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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop and Latin; Nationality: Cuba
Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed during the second season of The ...more

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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop; Nationality: United States of America
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition ...more

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Country, Pop & Rock; Nationality: United States of America
Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and ...more

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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Dua Lipa (born August 22, 1995) is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was ...more

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: R&B, Pop & Hip hop; Nationality: Barbados
Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist. She is known for embracing various ...more

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Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip ...more

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Indie pop and Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a child actress on the children's television series Barney & ...more

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop, Dance & Electronic; Nationality: United States of America
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative ...more

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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. Her initial recognition came from her self-released music posted on ...more

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop, Rock & Disco; Nationality: United States of America
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she ...more

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Alternative pop and Rock; Nationality: United States of America
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and signed her first recording contract with 5 ...more

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age ...more

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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
veahlove added Genre: Pop, Dance pop & R&B; Nationality: United States of America
Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. Her breakthrough role was as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for ...more

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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: R&B, Pop & Doo wop; Nationality: United States of America
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music ...more

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop, Country pop & Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
Miley Ray Hemsworth (née Cyrus, born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After playing minor roles in the television series Doc and the ...more

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Indie pop and Electronica; Nationality: Australia
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the ...more

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Kesha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Pop and Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
Kesha Rose Sebert (; born March 1, 1987), known mononymously as Kesha (formerly stylized Ke$ha), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress. In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to ...more

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Normani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: R&B and Pop; Nationality: United States of America
Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. In 2017, she ...more

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Selena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Mexican cumbia, Pop music & Latin American music; Nationality: United States of America
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her ...more

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America
Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, she first gained recognition ...more

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Christina Aguilera, Lil'... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
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Charli XCX is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave & Pop music; Nationality: England
Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter. In 2007, at the age of 14, Charli began recording her debut album on a loan granted by ...more

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Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (born June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Jauregui began experimenting with different ...more

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