Female Singers The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest soprano voice singers in non-classical music.

Who are the greatest soprano singers of all time? This soprano vocalist list certainly includes some of the most well-known vocalists in music history. But there's one thing to keep in mind: these are non-classical music sopranos, so no opera allowed. This leaves a lot of room to rank the greatest soprano singers – without automatically saying “Maria Callas, of course!”

Who comes to mind immediately when you think of soprano vocalists? Soprano voice singers, with their higher range, are certainly popular, sought-after vocalists. The best soprano singers are able to hit the high notes with ease, resulting in a clear, bright tone. Soprano vocalists are often the leading ladies in opera, but that also seems true for other music genres, as you’ll see on this soprano voice vocalist list.

Some of the most famous soprano singers included on this list are from multiple musical genres, including everything from pop, country, and folk music to musical theater. Yes, there are long-established top soprano voice singers on this list like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Alison Krauss, but there are other, newer, soprano voices in the world of pop as well, including Demi Lovato and Ingrid Michaelson.

Are these the top soprano singers ever? You decide, with your votes. Give your personal picks a nod to move them towards the top of the list, and add any singers that are missing.

list ordered by

1
130 92
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

2
92 71
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

3
125 107
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

4
108 92
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

5
126 110
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater

6
76 67
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

7
86 78
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

8
60 63
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Disco, Pop music, Rock music

9
47 50
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music

10
53 60
Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rock music, Operatic pop, World music

11
46 55
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

12
34 43
Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Christian music, Musical theater

13
36 46
Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

14
36 46
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

15
52 70
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

16
43 58
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

17
33 45
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music

18
37 51
Björk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

19
79 109
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

20
25 36
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop, Soul, R&B and Disco

21
30 43
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
OldBayTiger added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

22
40 57
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

23
29 42
Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

24
18 27
Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

25
23 34
Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop