They're talented musicians, gifted singers, and proudly gay. These are the most notable lesbian singers, as ranked by music fans like you. The best lesbian singers have made their mark in different ways. Some talented openly gay female singers are solo artists while other famous lesbian singers front popular bands. Many of the best lesbian singers have won Grammy Awards for their work.
Who will you vote to the top of this list of the best lesbian singers? Maybe you'll move Melissa Etheridge to number one. She came out publicly in 1993, the same year that she released her smash hit album, Yes I Am. “Come to My Window,” “I'm the Only One” and “If I Wanted To” are just a few of the hits off the release. k.d. Lang is another iconic lesbian singer featured on this list. Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, hasn't come out publicly, but has dated women. Other dynamic artists that appear on this list include Dusty Springfield, Beth Ditto, Sia, and Tracy Chapman. You will also find country stars Brandy Clark and Chely Wright on this list.
Which lesbian singer is your favorite? Which women were the best LGBT singers in 2018 and 2019? Who are the best lesbian singer/songwriters? Give your personal picks for best artist a thumbs up to move them up the list, and please add any vocalists who are missing.
Albums: Tracy Chapman, Crossroads, Fast Car, Where You Live, Matters of the Heart, + more
Albums: Melissa Etheridge, Brave and Crazy, I'm the Only One, Lucky, Brother Bear 2, + more
Albums: A Woman's Revenge
Albums: I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, The Lion and the Cobra, Fire on Babylon, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, Faith and Courage, + more
Albums: All Hail the Queen, Black Reign, Trav'lin' Light, The Dana Owens Album, Order in the Court, + more
Albums: So Jealous, This Business of Art, The Con, If It Was You, Sainthood, + more
Albums: Pearl, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Greatest Hits, I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, The Essential Janis Joplin, + more
Albums: In Flight, After Hours
Albums: She's So Unusual, True Colors, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Merry Christmas... Have a Nice Life!, A Night to Remember, + more
Albums: Bad Reputation, Evil Stig, 1979, The Hit List, Joan Jett, + more
Albums: Drag, Hymns of the 49th Parallel, Watershed, A Wonderful World, Invincible Summer, + more
Albums: Rites of Passage, Indigo Girls, Nomads - Indians - Saints, Despite Our Differences, Come On Now Social, + more
Albums: Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape, The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams, Bitter, Plantation Lullabies, Comfort Woman, + more
Albums: The Story, Brandi Carlile, Give Up the Ghost, Bear Creek, We're Growing Up, + more
Albums: Letters Don’t Talk, Early., Welcome to the Age of My Body, Pros: God, Crying, + more
Albums: Strange Mercy, Actor, Marry Me, Love This Giant, St. Vincent, + more
Albums: Dusty In Memphis Plus, Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty, I Only Want to Be With You, The Look of Love, See All Her Faces, + more