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
174 110
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
173 124
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
3
136 101
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
4
155 125
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater
5
134 108
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music
6
7 0
Taeha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Daisy Yoo added K-Pop, Pop Music, Dance
7
108 98
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop
8
92 84
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad
9
61 66
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music
10
44 46
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop, Soul, R&B and Disco
11
65 73
Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rock music, Operatic pop, World music
12
68 77
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Disco, Pop music, Rock music
13
59 67
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
14
58 68
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music
15
51 60
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
OldBayTiger added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
16
50 59
Björk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house
17
49 59
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop
18
42 52
Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Christian music, Musical theater
19
28 34
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater
20
44 55
Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
21
28 36
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
22
22 28
Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music
23
38 50
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music
24
25 33
Alison Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop
25
24 32
Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop