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.

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1
86 57
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
103 78
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater

3
60 44
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

4
51 36
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

5
88 72
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

6
77 69
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

7
59 55
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

8
47 47
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
20 17
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop, Soul, R&B and Disco

10
41 43
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
18 18
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
OldBayTiger added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

12
30 33
Björk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

13
37 42
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

14
33 38
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

15
46 54
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
28 32
Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

17
23 26
Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Christian music, Musical theater

18
28 33
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music

19
2 1
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

20
14 16
Alison Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

21
26 31
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music

22
33 40
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

23
25 30
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

24
8 10
Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

25
0 0
Renée Fleming is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Sci-fiFAN12 added Opera, Jazz

26
16 21
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater

27
15 20
Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

28
10 14
Grimes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

29
4 7
Audra McDonald is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Inge Vervoort added Broadway, Jazz

30
26 36
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

31
21 30
Alison Krauss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Christian music, Folk music, Progressive bluegrass

32
14 21
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

33
14 21
Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop

34
23 33
Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

35
17 26
Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Country

36
14 22
Bernadette Peters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater

37
25 37
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

38
15 25
Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop

39
60 88
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

40
26 41
Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

41
7 15
Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

42
12 22
Ingrid Michaelson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Indie folk

43
9 18
Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
New Age music, World music, Celtic music

44
9 19
Aimee Mann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rock music, Folk music

45
6 15
Tift Merritt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rock music, Folk music, Alternative country

46
24 41
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

47
12 24
Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

48
13 26
Ciara is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

49
11 24
Mina is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Nuevo tango, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

50
5 16
Rebecca Luker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater