Best British Female Singers

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The Top Ten

Leona 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.
[Newest]Leona is not just the best singer but also a best friend 💜
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People like Adele come once in a few generations. They become a living poem, a moving masterpiece. Comparing just becomes silly.
God she is the best singer ever. Her songs like 'Someone Like You', 'Skyfall', 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Set Rain To Fire'(rather the whole album - '21') are so so so awesome. I just simply LOVE her strong, mature and deep voice. But I am missing her a lot nowadays! She is so inspiring. Can you all believe she is so good and she is just 26 years old!
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?
[Newest]She is the best and will remain the best.. God bless you

3Ellie Goulding
Yep she deserves it, her talent speaks for itself. I love all her songs and I am always looking for more.
She is really gifted and her voice is AMAZING!
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
[Newest]I love the way she sings.

4Amy 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.
[Newest]The reinvention of soul in music is embodied in Amy.

5Jessie 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 :-)
Ask another singer to do one of her songs and here the difference they can't do it. Ok maybe the vocal gymnastics are overdone but this girl is a major talent. When she hosted the MTV Europe show before she became huge she sang lots of covers and put every other artist on the bill to shame. Only leona Lewis shines brighter
She's British? (I just voted so I can ask laugh out loud)

[Newest]Nice music great voice

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
[Newest]THe most amazing artist of all time

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
[Newest]So different yet so much better from all the other artists

8Shirley Bassey
If there were as many people 60+ voting on this site as under 25's Dame Shirley would be streets ahead. Can you imagine some of the above singing a rendition of Goldfinger?
What an incredible voice
Phenomenal woman, enchanting artist, magnificent and legendary singer!
[Newest]She is still great, definitely top of the pops

9Annie 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.
Her voice has most seductive qualities! Love her!

10Emeli Sandé
She has such an incredible Voice, her Songs are with so much Emotion and Soul I Love her
She's a great singer and she also writes her own songs. I feel like she deserves to be in the top 5 area if not top 3.
[Newest]Emeli Sandé an awesome lady she has an amazing voice I like her.

The Contenders

11Kate 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.
This woman is the greatest British female artist of ALL time, should be Number 1.
Legend. The pioneer of what a female singer/songwriter should aspire to be.
[Newest]Kate has Inspired nearly every female singer in some way. Give her credit!

12Cher 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.
Cher Lloyd is my Favorite singer! She's very inspiring. Cher to number 1!
[Newest]I see her live front row she was very good and I had a good time.

13Natasha Bedingfield
She... Is always.. A good singer.

So beautiful songs that makes you cry, but at the same time makes you smile
A true English rose

15Sarah 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.

16Alexandra 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.

17Paloma 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.
Simply the queen! Such a diverse spectrum of beautiful music, Paloma leaves everyone else for dead. She has class while also managing to be different. She is an inspiration. Great live also!
Great should be No1.

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
Sade has a shade... you keep running back to her

19Pixie Lott
She's really cute, has good dancing skills and some catchy songs.
I love pixie, she is my most favourite singer, to me she is literally gods gift
I just love her x
[Newest]Great singer lovely person

20Cheryl 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
She belongs at the bottom


[Newest]5 number 1:) Queen Cheryl

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