Best British Female Singers

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1Leona 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.

Leona lewis the best voice

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2Adele

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?

I never get tired of her music

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3Ellie Goulding

She is really gifted and her voice is AMAZING!

Yep she deserves it, her talent speaks for itself. I love all her songs and I am always looking for more.
Cheers

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"
-Ritual
-This Love (Will Be Your Downfall
-Anything Could Happen

She is the best singer ever. I love all her songs. Her voice is SUPERB

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4Jessie 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 :-)

I first heard of Jessie j when she released her controversial single Do It Like A Dude I wasn't sure of her at that point I just considered an ordinary typical pop singer and then one I listened to her acoustic version of Nobody's Perfect and I wanted to shatter into tears, emotional track and artist she should be at the top

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

Made to be a star

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5Amy 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.

Best ever female singer,

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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

THe most amazing artist of all time

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7Shirley Bassey

If some younger music lovers could have seen her live they would understand what all the fuss is about, no dancers or even backing singers, just that voice and a huge orchestra

No other entertainer in the world has been a world-class performer for more than 50 years. For that, in addition to maintaining the the voice, Bassey has NO peer. She has also sold more records than anyone else on this list and her Oscars performance in 2013 basically showed the world, and Adele, how it's done. An indisputable number 1

The others are good but she really really is world class my mum and dad really agreed about anything but the both said that Shirley was the best and I agree

She is the real deal, unbelievable live singer.

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8Annie Lennox

80ies Fashion Icon. Feminist (for lack of better word). Philanthropist and freedom fighter. In fact she is the British Madonna. Piercing and powerful voice, yet gentle and elegant like a crystal. She stirs emotions like few others. Talented singer/ songwriter. Massively important for music.

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.

Surely top three

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9Lily Allen

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

She's Amazing, Gorgeous, Talented and Cool.

Cannot believe she is at number 7, should not even make it into the top 150

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10Kate 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.

I'm sorry but Kate should be in the top 5 at least. Anyone with any ounce of musicality in their bones must be able to acknowledge what an utter genius this women is. Unless they have never listened to more than 30 seconds of her work, which sadly is most likely to be the reason why she is positioned outside the top 10. Kate after all, is completely unique and out on her own.
There have been many great talented female singer/songwriters through the generations and we all have our favourites of course, and Kate is not everyone's 'cup of tea' I realise but if this poll is to be taken seriously then any subjective appreciative music lover would always vote for Kate before anyone else in my opinion.

My favourite witch of Pop! Yes, she is a good witch for she is so otherworldly. Bjork must be related to her. Hugely important singer/ songwriter. Perhaps one of Britain's most important female solo acts. Hugely creative. Weird and wonderful like no other. Extremely romantic and earth-bound. She is the Eve of Music. Nobody can write and tell a story through song like Kate Bush. Nobody.

Close your eyes and listen and then let the weirdness in...

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?Clare Maguire

The Contenders

11Emeli Sandé

THIS WOMAN IS A TRUE TALENT HER LYRICS ARE INSPIRING SHE HAS EVEN WROTE SONGS FOR LEONA LEWIS.. AND MANY OTHERS... SPREAD THE WORD I LOVE YOU EMELI

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.

Another best in class

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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.

Sirens proved she is really good singer. Listen it live. Your ears will be pleased.

I see her live front row she was very good and I had a good time.

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13Sade

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

If SADE was fabric, she'd be silk or a very fine cashmere. The most soothing voice on the planet. The Ayurveda of Pop. Her voice creeps under your skin. Captivating.

Excellent songs

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14Birdy

So beautiful songs that makes you cry, but at the same time makes you smile

She is so talented and her voice is so flawless at such a young age.. Truly inspiring!

Beautiful melody, beautiful voice and her songs are so mean

The best around now and much more to come

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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.

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!

She's the Greatest! Full of soul! Her performances command your attention, she's awesome! We need more of her in America!

Never heard such an awesome voice! Love her xxx

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16Natasha Bedingfield

Very talented Girl I love her voice x

In my opinion she is the best female singer in the world! Natasha have incredible voice.She is very talented as a singer and songwritter.. Her songs are the best psychologists for me, when I'm sad they give me power and lots of positive emotions! I love her so much <3!

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17Cheryl Cole

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

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.

This woman is lucky to have been born with good looks BUT, she is totally talentless, without backup singers,
TOUGH but true,

Love her music and personality. Such a unique voice.

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18Alexandra 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.

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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 love her, she is a great singer she is my favorite singer

She is really cute

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20Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Kylie may be the "British Princess of Pop" (despite being Aussie, really) but Sophie is the drama peak-inducing, high energy, new Electro Dance Pop Diva par excellence. Perhaps the most important Dance-Pop sensation of the new millennium for Britain. Addictive.

For me is the more beautiful singer and anyway she can to be underrated singer, your music is pure class and don't need being a wore for having famous

Sophie comes from good stock, her mother Janet was the undisputed sex bomb of children's bbc when I was a wee lad.

Sophie rules

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1. Shirley Bassey
2. Annie Lennox
3. Florence Welch
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1. Leona Lewis
2. Natasha Bedingfield
3. Jessie J
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