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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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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
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Pop, Contemporary R&B
3
Taeha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Daisy Yoo added K-Pop, Pop Music, Dance
4
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop, Contemporary R&B
5
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater
6
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
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Contemporary R&B
8
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad
9
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music
10
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
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock
12
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock
13
Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rock music, Operatic pop, World music
14
Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
15
Björk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house
16
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Electronica
17
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Disco, Pop music, Rock music
18
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
OldBayTiger added Pop, Electronica
19
Alison Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop
20
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
21
Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music
22
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music
23
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Country, Pop, Blues
24
Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater
25
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music