Best British Female Singers

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She is the crossover singer in the history of female singers in the world. 21 is still topping across various charts. Can you believe it?
I think she's the only singer that's can be sexy without wearing something slutty and can actually sing well when she's live.
People like Adele come once in a few generations. They become a living poem, a moving masterpiece. Comparing just becomes silly.
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2Amy Winehouse
If we speak about really great voice, this girl should be # 1. Besides, she sang not because she wanted to be famous singer, like others did. She simply couldn't live without singing. That's why she IS famous now.
If it hadn't been for Amy Winehouse this list would have been almost empty. She opened up for many other female artist plus she gave the world a lot with her talent. She is amazing and she will always be remembered. Her voice is better than most artists that exist. We love Amy Winehouse and she definitely should be number one on this list.
As a matter of fact, amy is the only one on this list who can be called a legend. She was a genius, and to our dismay the price of a genius is her ultimate tragic death. Simply peerless, both voice and image-wise.
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3Jessie J
Jessie J never fails when she sings, and she cannot only sing, but she can also beatbox and play with her voice in so many other ways. You can feel her mood when she sings. You can feel her emotions, and it is very few singers, where you can hear that! Jessie J is without a doubt the best british female singer :-)
She's British? (I just voted so I can ask laugh out loud)

She's amazing! Jessie J is the only singer in the world who can jump like a maniac n still have spot on vocals
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4Ellie Goulding
Yep she deserves it, her talent speaks for itself. I love all her songs and I am always looking for more.
Best British artist to date. Sorry if you disagree. It's the truth. This deserves to be at number 1. Vote it up please. If you disagree, listen to:
-"Stay Awake"
-This Love (Will Be Your Downfall
-Anything Could Happen
She is really gifted and her voice is AMAZING!
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5Leona Lewis
A Voice that is unparalleled, Leona Lewis proves that talent is the only thing needed to be successful. Great songs and great lyrics for a phenomenal voice. Leona is all about music, and that is why she is so sensational!
Leona Lewis has an amazing voice and deserves more fame for this. She deserves many more hits then she does. Untalented people roam the charts and now it's Leona's turn.
Lewis' music is known for its heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melodies. In combination with her stunning voice and incredible vocal range she becomes a force to be reckoned with.
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6Florence Welch
No sound can match hers Florence is one of the most talented singers of all time even Adele doesn't have a voice like hers because her voice is the voice of an angle
There may be several incredible women on this list, but none can match the artistry that Florence Welch has.
Listen to Calvin Harris' version of Spectrum and then tell me Florence Welch isn't the best on this list. Adele is a very close second though
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7Lily Allen
I'm dieing for each of her songs and who can ignore that she is so relly cool ^^
She is somebody I've been waiting to hear for a long time. She is a breath of fresh air. Love her
Her songs are so truthful and real. As as well as being relaxing music to the ears
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8Emeli Sandé
She has such an incredible Voice, her Songs are with so much Emotion and Soul I Love her

9Cher Lloyd
Cher lloyd started off in X factor uk when she was 16 auditioning singing "Turn my swag on". After finishing fourth place she was signed. Cher came out with her songs Want you Back, Oath, With your Love, and more. Cher lloyd is a great inspiration to me and others. Cher is defeniey qualified to be on this website. Cher lloyd is the best!
I Love Cher Lloyd. My favorite FEMALE singers are, (in no order), Cher Lloyd, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus. I Love this women and I can not believe she's number 9. People are crazy.
She's amazing nominated myself down there should be # 1
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10Shirley Bassey
What an incredible voice
Simply the better voice

The Contenders

11Cheryl Cole
Cheryl is a phenomenal talent from singing, songwriting and dancing. She has so much experience, with a decade in the music industry. She is a true artist.
Cheryl is really a total performer specially on stage! Plus factor is her sweet personality made her to the top! Like her so much! - Marsha from the Philippines
I love her on the x factor and in real life she is pretty and has a great persinality she awesone
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12Annie Lennox
Is there a better female singer of her generation! Some of the others listed don't even come close!
Should be in the top 5. She has an amazing voice and has given a lot of her time to charities.
A vocalist of incredible range and great technique she has won 8 Brit awards,4 Grammys and an Oscar. Her debut album Diva is simply amazing. Should be in top 5.

13Sophie Ellis-Bextor

14Pixie Lott
She's really cute, has good dancing skills and some catchy songs.
I just love her x

15Paloma Faith
I love Paloma Faith because she dares to be different and when she wants, she is unique. She writes her own stuff and should eventually make it big in America. I love her honesty as a person and as an artist.
Fantastic singer beautiful vocals and she writes her own songs.
One of the few singers I'd love to see live, in a different class to Cheryl Cole and other manfactured pop. MY NUMBER ONE FEMALE SINGER
Great should be No1.


17Kate Bush
Kate was always the best by far, pure artistry, talent, theatrical expression, genius, amazing singer, amazing song writer, amazing musician, amazing dancer, amazing choreographer, also a producer. She was so original there never was anyone like that ever... she's the pioneer before the rest of them! And finally - she was real, not plastic, she wasn't in it for money fame glamour but only ever did it for love of art. I wouldn't compare the rest on this list to Kate Bush. Nope.
Legend. The pioneer of what a female singer/songwriter should aspire to be.
This woman is the greatest British female artist of ALL time, should be Number 1.
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Out of all the artists here, how many are we still going to be Listening to 20years later?... I think you all should listen to any of SADEs 6 albums

1984: Diamond Life
1985: Promise
1988: Stronger Than Pride
1992: Love Deluxe
2000: Lovers Rock
2010: Soldier of Love
She is undoubtedly one of the best, forget about all these youngsters. Sade made it to the top without half the technology the top ten has had to benefit them

19Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke is the best UK female singer of recent times. Although Leona can sing higher notes Alexandra has the richer voice and is better than Leona. Singing high notes does not make you a better singer.

20Natasha Bedingfield
She... Is always.. A good singer.

21Marina and the Diamonds

22Petula Clark

23Alesha Dixon

Feel good songs, amazing lyrics, performed by the most down to earth, beautiful and sweet woman. Such a national treasure

24Lisa Stansfield

25Bonnie Tyler
Known for her super special husky voice, with mega hits like total eclipse of the heart, holding out for a hero, it's a heartache and many many many more... , she is a legend. Just look at her hits on youtube, every song gives you that special wow feeling, you know what I mean!

Very impressed with her voice... Someone said it was Adele, but I heard something in her voice that was NOT Adele... Love to hear more from her!
Love the duskiness of her voice, the rich character of it. She has a quality that is more woman than girl, like other deliciously great singers such as Adele and Amy Winehouse.

27Perrie Edwards
Her voice is amazing and she always makes me smile :) Love her

28Gabrielle Aplin
Better than cheryl by far.
Beautiful, sweet enchanting voice that all should hear.

29Geri Halliwell

30Joss Stone
Awesome concert, very personal. She connect with her audience, love her music
She has to be in the top five

31Sarah Brightman
I admire many of the other singers on this list, but Sarah Brightman is undoubtedly a better, more highly trained and more versatile singer than any of them.
Anyone who's listened to her music will realise why she alone deserves to top this list.
Her duets with Alessandro Safina and Andrea Bocelli are wonderful.

32Diana Vickers

33Kate Nash
I like her lyrics, and her accent
Beautiful music great voice.

34Elkie Brooks
For me Elkie Brooks is by far the best female singer EVER to come from the U.K.

35Katy B

36Melanie C


38Laura Marling

39Alison Moyet

40Helen Shapiro

I'm guessing a lot of fourteen year olds are voting when you find sade and dido at the bottom. But hey times change just lets not forget who paved the way.
I love dido song like my fries and chicken

42Dusty Springfield
It is shameful that she doesn't appear on this list. Just listen to "The Look of Love" or "Some of Your Lovin'" if you need any convincing. Timeless genius!
One of the best ever her voice was pure not affected
One of The very best

43Amy Macdonald
Beautiful looking and beautiful sounding vocals. A hugely talented 20-something Scottish singer/songwriter like KT Tunstall but better
Can captavate an audience with lyrics voice and looks. Been to over 1000 concerts and the only person that has a stage presence as good as amy was jonny lydon she has a bright future

44Beverley Knight
Britain's best singer - male or female - by hundreds of miles. A vocal virtuoso as well as a great musician. Incredible range, power and good technique as well as soul that can easily overpower and outsing pretty much every other singer on this list. Immensely talented but criminally underrated.
Amazing knock-out voice that can fill an arena. Modern Soul at it's best check out her 2004 hit 'Come As You Are'.
Beverley has a phoneminally powerful voice, a modern soul singer with classy vocals. Brillant.

45Nicole Scherzinger
She isn't Brtish but she's good.

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