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The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History 

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Updated September 13, 2019 6.4k votes 1.1k voters 22.1k views

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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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Pop, Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music; Nationality: Canada
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Genre: Pop, Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Indie pop, Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad; Nationality: United States of America
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Taeha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Daisy Yoo added
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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Country, Pop, Blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Rock music, Operatic pop, World music; Nationality: United Kingdom, England
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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Genre: Disco, Pop music, Dance music; Nationality: United States of America
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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock; Nationality: England
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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Genre: Disco, Pop music, Rock music; Nationality: Sweden
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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock; Nationality: United Kingdom, Australia, England
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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Ballad, Country pop, Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Indie pop, Electronica; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Minnie Riperton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Genre: Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Björk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house; Nationality: Iceland
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
OldBayTiger added Genre: Pop, Electronica; Nationality: United States of America
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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music; Nationality: United States of America
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Alison Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Genre: Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Genre: Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Genre: Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music; Nationality: Sweden
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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History