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

List features people like Sarah Buxton, Shannon Brown and more!

While this isn't a list of all female singer-songwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female singer-songwriters?" and "Who are the best female singer-songwriters?"
Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Singer-songwriters
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Lindsay Dee Lohan (born 2 July 1986) is an American actress, model and pop music singer. Lohan started in show business as a child fashion model for magazine advertisement and television commercials. At age 10, she began her acting career in a soap opera; at 11, she made her motion picture debut by ...more

Age: 30

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

Profession: Fashion designer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Model, Designer, + more

Credits: Herbie Fully Loaded, Mean Girls, The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Singer-songwriters
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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager. Perry signed with Red Hill Records, and released her ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Music artist, + more

Credits: The Interview, Katy Perry: Part of Me, The Ugly Truth, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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#5 on The Best Current Female Singers

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Singer-songwriters
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Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto ...more

Age: 47

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

Profession: Film Score Composer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, + more

Credits: Out of Sight, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law, American Idol

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#71 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Singer-songwriters
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Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television ...more

Age: 24

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Dancer

Credits: Bolt, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie

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