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Famous Female Backing Vocalists

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List of famous female backing vocalists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female backing vocalists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being backing vocalists. There are thousand of females working as backing vocalists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic backing vocalists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a backing vocalist then the people below should give you inspiration.

People include everyone from Melinda Doolittle to Lucy Walsh.

While this isn't a list of all female backing vocalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female backing vocalists?" and "Who are the best female backing vocalists?"
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    Carol Jean Vorderman, MBE (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008, publishing newspaper columns on internet topics, writing books on subjects ranging from school textbooks on mathematics to a #1 best-selling book on Detox diets, advocating for numerous charities, and hosting the Pride of Britain awards each year to honour British people who have acted bravely or extraordinarily in challenging situations. Vorderman's career began in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She appeared on the show most recently with Des O'Connor, and previously with Des Lynam and before that...  more
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Eleanor Louise Greenwich (October 23, 1940 – August 26, 2009) was an American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She wrote or co-wrote "Be My Baby", "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Leader of the Pack", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", and "River Deep – Mountain High", among others....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1940-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Anna Marina Schiptjenko (born July 27, 1965 in Malmö, Sweden) is the only female member of the Swedish electronic pop group Bodies Without Organs (now known as BWO). Her mother is Swedish and her father was a Ukrainian refugee from the Soviet Union, thus her Ukrainian surname. She started her music career in the eighties, joining the synthpop band Page. The group stopped producing material in the nineties. She was asked by Alexander Bard to join Vacuum. But since this band had little success, she quit the band, shortly after Alexander left. In 2004, she joined Alexander's new project, BWO. The band is a success in Scandinavia and through Eastern Europe. In 2010, Marina, and fellow Page...  more
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Malmö Municipality, Sweden
  • Patricia Ann Cole (born October 3, 1946), known professionally as P. P. Arnold, is an American soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom from the 1960s onwards....  more
    • Age: 75
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America