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The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated February 19, 2020 2.3k votes 276 voters 2.9k views 38 items

List Rules Only female solo artists releasing new music in 2020

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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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Art pop, Dark pop, Electropop
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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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop, Contemporary R&B

Albums: My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses, Baby I, Right There, + more

Labels: Universal Republic Records, Republic Records

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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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop, Latin
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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#296 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #4 of 60 The Best New Female Artists

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Country, Pop, Rock

Albums: Fearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, + more

Labels: Big Machine Records, Universal Music Group

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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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop

Albums: Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It, Slow Down, Cruella de Vil, + more

Labels: Avex Trax, Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Fascination Records

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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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Electropop, Synthpop, Indie pop
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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#7 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #270 of 969 The Best Female Vocalists Ever The Best Halsey Songs

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
R&B, Pop, Hip hop

Albums: Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set, A Girl like Me, Music of the Sun, + more

Labels: Def Jam Recordings, Roc Nation

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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Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop
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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Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Pop
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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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop, Dance, Electronic

Albums: The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance, The Edge of Glory, The Fame Monster, + more

Labels: Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, KonLive Distribution, Streamline Records

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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#137 of 275 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World The Best Lady Gaga Songs of All Timelisted on Musical Guests of the Jay Leno Show

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Alternative pop, Rock

Albums: Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey, Die for Me, Kill Kill, + more

Labels: Polydor Records, Interscope Records, 5 Points, Stranger

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) 12 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

Albums: Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged, Girl On Fire, The Diary of Alicia Keys, + more

Labels: Star Mark Compilations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, LaFace Records, Sony Music Entertainment, BMG JAPAN, + more

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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#31 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #5 of 230 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years The Best Alicia Keys Albums, Ranked

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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Indie pop, Contemporary R&B

Albums: Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi, Unbroken, Walmart Soundcheck, + more

Labels: Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Fascination Records

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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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop, Country pop, Hip hop

Albums: Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout, The Time of Our Lives, Party In the U.S.A., + more

Labels: Avex Trax, Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, Fascination Records, RCA Records

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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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop, Rock, Disco

Albums: Teenage Dream, E.T., One of the Boys, Katy Hudson, Ur So Gay, + more

Labels: Island Records, Capitol Music Group, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Interscope Records, Columbia, + more

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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Normani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
R&B, Pop
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) 17 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

Albums: Dreaming of You, Amor Prohibido, The New Girl in Town, Preciosa, Momentos intimos, + more

Labels: SBK Records, EMI, Q-Productions, EMI Latin, Capitol Records

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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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
R&B, Pop, Doo wop

Albums: Only 17, I'll Sing With You, All About That Bass, Title

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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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Indie pop, Electronica

Albums: Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One, We Are Born, + more

Labels: Dance Pool, Astralwerks, Hear Music, Go! Beat Records

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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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

Albums: Mary, My Life, What's the 411?, The Breakthrough, No More Drama, + more

Labels: MCA Records, Geffen Records, Matriarch Records, Uptown Records

Mary Jane Blige (; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. Her career began in 1989 when she signed to Uptown Records, becoming the youngest and ...more

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

Albums: Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, Back & Forth, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records, Blackground Records, Universal Records, Jive Records, Virgin Records

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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Charli XCX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

Albums: True Romance, Sucker, Charli, Number 1 Angel, Pop 2

Labels: Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Asylum Records, Iamsound Records

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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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

Albums: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, janet., Control, 20 Y.O., All for You, + more

Labels: Island Records, Mercury, The Island Def Jam Music Group, A&M Records, Polydor Records, + more

Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. A prominent figure in popular culture, she is known for sonically innovative, socially ...more

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Kesha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Pop, Hip hop

Albums: Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK, Warrior, Animal + Cannibal, + more

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment, RCA Records

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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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked
Girl group, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

Albums: Funky Divas, Masterpiece Theatre, EV3, Born to Sing, The Gift of Christmas, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records, 33rd Street Records, Elektra Records, East West Records

En Vogue is an American R&B/pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California in 1989, En ...more

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