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The Greatest Black Female Pop Singers

Updated 20 Jul 2020 28.8k votes 4.0k voters 221.5k views72 items

List RulesVote up the top Black female pop singers around the world.

You've sung along to their songs countless times, and might have grown up listening to their music. Now it's time to celebrate the women behind these unforgettable tunes. These are the greatest Black female pop singers of all time, as voted on by you. The best Black female pop singers come in many forms. Some famous Black female pop singers sing the blues while other top pop singers infuse rock into their catchy songs. Many of the best Black female pop singers have written chart-topping hit singles.

What artists will you find on this list of the best Black female pop singers? Whitney Houston is easily one of he best Black female singers of the '80s, and arguably one of the most iconic singers of all time. She charted seven consecutive number-one Billboard Hot 100 hits, including “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go.” Rihanna is another talented Black female pop singer. Perennial favorites like “Natural Woman” and “Think” made Aretha Franklin a worldwide superstar. Other artists featured on this list include African American female singers Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, and Macy Gray.

Which Black female pop singer do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Who were the best Black female singers of the 2000s and 2010s? Which older Black female singers paved the way for them? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and add any singers who are missing.

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