Top Ten Best Black Female Music Artists of All Time

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1Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

She paved the way for beyonce and Alicia keys... No disrespect to Alicia or bey I love them too

I'm sorry guy she the best black female singer for me, I just love her

She was the best singer in the whole world

The greatest voice in history

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2BeyonceBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

Nah, I'm not a huge Beyonce fan, there is something quite trashy about her she doesn't have any class.

It's a stretch even calling her a "music artist", she is a dancer, nothing more.

She is the best singer in the whole world! She shows confidence, beauty and tuffnes! Shes awesome the best female and her daughter and husband! Sh gives me confidence!

No WAY...

Her looks have her top 10... She's not ahead of ARETHA, TINA OR GLADYS

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3Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

Hold up, she is a black? Did not see that coming

Though good artist

I think there should be another race for those who pass as white or by

Shes mixed just like barack obama but shes considered black - anewman

She's not black! '

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4Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Aretha, Etta, and Gladys...
The trifecta of exquisite vocal instrumentation, from the heart, from the gut, from the soul.

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5Alicia KeysAlicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Even she disappointed me by taking that woman's husband (Swizz stop - I still love you both) she is the greatest example of female excellence. Smart, beautiful and can read write and play music and multiple instruments. She defines what we strive for our daughters to be (without the taking another women's man part) still love you keys (smooches)

Incredible and don't get as much respect and acknowledgement as she deserves.

She has a beautiful voice, talented all around

shes a sweetheart with a voice of an angel - anthonybecerra831

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6Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Such amazing rap skills. She always stayed positive to what she wrote and her lyrics always cane from the bottom of her heart. REST IN PEACE LISA " LEFT EYE " LOPES, GOD BLESS HER YOUNG SOUL.

Very talented. She was and always will be a very beautiful woman with great message's.R.I. P LEFT EYE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. TLC FOREVER. WE LOVE YOU.

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7Janet JacksonJanet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

This woman is definitely top 3, stop playing

The best female dancer of all time. She broke multiple barriers and mutlitple records in her 20 something years. She can only be touched by Aaliyah, in terms of dancing.

This is definitely top 3, stop playing

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8RihannaRobyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Rihanna is hot and makes great music, she has done very well so far and she should be in the top 5. Young and Beautiful.

I love everyone on the list, but Rihanna is the best

! She is like my favorite artist ever!

She isn't number 1?...RIP me - spodermanfan1000

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9Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
10Missy ElliottMelissa Arnette Elliott, is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.

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11AaliyahAaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

Such an amazing talent taken before our eyes. At least she got to live her dream! REST IN PEACE AALIYAH, MAY YOU REST IN THE ARMS OF GOD FOR ALL ETERNITY!

WHAT? Aaliyah at no28? Who made this list for real.. ? Aaliyah is the greatest.. Even Beyonce know..

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12Queen LatifahDana Elaine Owens, known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host.
13Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
14Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
15Mary J. Blige

She is the only person on this list that has not let the glamour and glitz of making money inspire the messages she tries to deliver to women, she draws from her inner spirit as opposed to her outer ego

16Diana Ross

Set the standards. Not only open the door but walked right through it!

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17Etta JamesEtta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
18AshantiAshanti Shequoiya Douglas, known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.
19Patti LaBellePatricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

Patti has had her moments when she was right up there with the big three.

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1. Beyonce
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2. Aretha Franklin
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