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
122 88
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
82 64
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
103 86
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

4
124 107
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater

5
118 102
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
84 74
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

7
72 65
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

8
59 61
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
52 56
Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Rock music, Operatic pop, World music

10
43 47
Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music

11
46 51
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

12
33 39
Kristin Chenoweth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Christian music, Musical theater

13
36 43
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

14
35 44
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
37 48
Björk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

16
51 67
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

17
32 42
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Musical theater, Pop music

18
15 20
Lykke Li is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

19
24 32
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Pop, Soul, R&B and Disco

20
78 104
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

21
41 55
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

22
28 38
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
OldBayTiger added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

23
18 26
Alison Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
PertBert added Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

24
29 41
Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Kasir Radojica added Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

25
40 56
Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 30+ Greatest Soprano Singers in Music History
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock