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

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While this isn't a list of all female musicians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female musicians?" and "Who are the best female musicians?"
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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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 pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records and released her debut studio album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001, which was commercially unsuccessful. She moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into secular music after Red Hill ceased operations and she subsequently began working with producers Glen Ballard, Dr. Luke, and Max Martin. After adopting the stage name Katy Perry and being dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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Paris Hilton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, fashion designer, and DJ. Hilton is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, she began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with New York-based modeling development agency Trump Model Management. Her late-night persona made her a fixture of tabloid journalism, and Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001. In 2003, a leaked 2001 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, catapulted her into ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 38

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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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 film Big Fish as a child, she became a teen idol in 2006, starring in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana as the character Miley Stewart. Her father, musician Billy Ray Cyrus, also starred in the series, which aired for four seasons until 2011. Cyrus has sold more than 20 million albums and 55 million singles worldwide. She has earned three number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), and Bangerz (2013). Her releases The Time of Our Lives (2009), ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 26

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Musicians
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Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is a retired American actress, writer and former model. She has frequently appeared in comedies throughout her career, while also earning critical recognition in dramatic films. Her accolades include four Golden Globe Award nominations, three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and a New York Film Critics Award. In 2013, she was named the highest-paid actress over 40 in Hollywood. As of 2018, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of Diaz's films total over U.S. $3 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $7 billion, making her the fifth highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office actress.Born in San Diego, California, Diaz was raised in Long ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

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