Best British Female Singers

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21Alison Goldfrapp

"Breathy", "sultry", "ethereal", "startling" all have been said about her voice. Listen to "Pilots" and decide for yourself. By the way, the opening tune to the song is also her voice.

22Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.

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!

Because of the amazing husky voice and the passion she puts in every song, because she's been in the business for 40 years and never gets tired of touring, because of her fantastic hits and success all over Europe and worldwide.

Great honest performer who can really deliver.

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23Rita OraRita Sahat├žiu Ora is a British singer and actress. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom.

She is really talented. She is also a really good model.

She is an inspiration and such a genuine person. Rita is talented and always has good spirits. Most importantly of all, she never forgets where she came from. Love you Rita xx

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24Kim WildeKim Wilde (born Kim Smith) is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. Her version of the Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On" also went on to be a major UK and US ...read more.

Underrated in every way. A great pop and rock singer, a songwriter of depth and overall good egg! Kim shaped my childhood and teenage years and her music will always have the most special of places in my heart. Keep rocking Kimmy.

Outstanding live performer, excellent singer-songwriter, all-round nice person. Can't get better than this!

Kim Wilde 33 years since release of Kids in America and still touring, making records and as popular as ever!

The best, yet so underrated. My favourite singer / song writer of all time.

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25Duffy

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.

Like her because nothing to do with Adele! Simply unique! Great singer!

Beautiful and unique voice

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26DidoDido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is a British singer and songwriter.

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.

Dido is just stunning. These emotions, her passion in songwriting. She was accompanying me through my adolescence and empowered me very often.

I love dido song like my fries and chicken

Her songs give me too much memory.

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27Alesha Dixon

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

28Marina and the DiamondsMarina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating ...read more.

This should be number 1, Marina has an amazing voice and meaningful lyrics, She has a message and she's delivering it successfully so far, Listen to her and you won't regret it.

How she isn't number one is mind boggling. Absolutely amazing lyrics, great sound, and more important than the other two, she has a phenomenal voice.

The most original and unique of them all. Should be higher! - mood333

I love all of her songs

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29Marianne Faithfull

How to compare with lesser lights.

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30Gabrielle AplinGabrielle Aplin is an English singer-songwriter. Aplin came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her YouTube channel.

Beautiful, sweet enchanting voice that all should hear.

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31Jess Glynne

Your joking she is a better singer than most of the top lot who thought of this list most of been smoking something

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32Joss StoneJoscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a British singer, songwriter and actress.

Joss is the best white female soul singer in the world. Not one person named herein has a voice even close to hers. Joss has given up her popularity for artistic freedom. She is the only world class singer who is performing on her own, without the corporate music worlds publicity and backing. Joss is boss, literally. Name another singer who can say the same.

The only singer today that comes close is Adele, both of these women were born to perform music, they are simply the Whitney, and Mariah of a new generation.

Awesome concert, very personal. She connect with her audience, love her music

She's a fruit cake

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33Dusty SpringfieldMary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.

Dusty Springfield was the a Game Changer in British Pop Music - Leading the Way for other Female pop Stars. Elton John called her " BRITAIN'S BEST VOCALIST ". Ballads, Soul, Pop - She had Hits in America, Australia, Canada, U.K. Germany - Germany Voted her " Best Female Singer in Germany 1973 ".

Amazing Voice, Husky, powerful, Her Range & Sensuality came over in Waves when you heard her Sing. You heard the first couple of Notes & you just knew it was Dusty. James Bond & other Movie Backing Songs - Listen to her with the " PET SHOP BOYS " Also her " REPUTATION CD ". She should be in the " TOP TEN " British Singers of all Time - Listen to Her Music - Simply Stunning!.

This should not be a Generational Selection but a MUSIC Selection & DUSTY IS THE BEST!

Dusty Springfield at 34?! She should be in top 10! She was a fantastic vocalist and had lots of amazing songs. 'Son Of A Preacher Man', 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself', and 'I Only Want To Be With You' are the best though! I'm only 13 but love her voice and music. RIP.

One of the best female vocalists of all time and am surprised she is not higher on this list. Her range and different styles of singing amaze me still. And she could sing a ballad like no other. Thank you for your music Dusty!

The true soul of Brit-songstress craft

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34Geri Halliwell

Only British Female Solo Artist to have 4 consecutive #1 singles (Mi Chico Latino, Lift Me Up, Bag It Up, It's Raining Men)...12-13 million record sales as a solo artist, plus 75 million as a Spice Girl... Nearly 90 million world wide record sales!

She was definitely the best spice girl. She had many awesome songs. Don't you like It's Raining Men, Look at Me, Mi Chico Latino, Walkaway or Calling? - Magnolia

Geri Halliwell had 3 consecutive number #1 singles (Mi Chico Latino, Lift me up, Bag it up) on her first album, as well her debut sing 'Look at me' which peaked at #2 in the charts.

This was a major achievement, a rare success! Then she broke another record by achieving her fourth consecutive #1 single with 'It's raining men' on her second album, becoming the only British female singer to ever achieve this, four consecutive number #1 singles, Girl Power!

35Lisa Stansfield

Class sheer class one if the best but mismanaged British artists ever. I seen her win the men search fir a star at 15 the year after Gary Barlow and crazy good at the show

She rarely disappoints. The original neo-soul singer. Move over Amy Winehouse! She can do Jazz, Dance, Pop, Soul...

Lovely girl and a great voice so my Mum says and she was an opera singer so there

36Petula Clark

A super voice that is one of the very best for clear diction, even my foreign friends can understand her words

My father's favorite in the 60's one of the best!

The enduring backbone of Brit female entertainers

She is the standard that all others are measured.

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37Elkie Brooks

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

Elkie is stunning live, can sing anything just listen to her version of Dylan's "Make you feel my love " superior to Adel

One of the greatest live singers, you have to see her live to really appreciate the raw power and emotion

Know as the British Queen of Blues. Elkie Brooks has an amazing voice.

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38Amy Diamond (Deasismont)

Amy's a true talent since a tender age of twelve.

Lovely ginger hair, good looking and a beautiful voice.

Six albums in six consecutive years, all of them best-selling in her native Sweden and now she's an actress in a feature film called "My Skinny Sister".

Just wondering, if this girls family hadn't moved back to Sweden what place would she have been at=
(Her father is British maybe that counts...)

There are LOTS of clips on YouTube, she has been a professional artist in Sweden for ten years now.

Interesting voice, can actually hear lyrics, great ad-libs

39Joan Armatrading
40Ella Henderson

She is a breath of fresh air, and has a very mature and strong voice for someone her age. Even-though she only placed 6th on the X-factor she got a record deal and took a year to write and produce the kind of music she wanted to make and boy was it worth it. Ella possess a strong voice and can even reach the whistle register. I love her and she has been compared to the amazing Adele even-though her they sound a little different but nevertheless< I still adore and can't wait to have my hands on her second studio album.

A voice stronger than Adele with a personality that will make you think you've known her for years as well as being able to write songs herself that can make anyone cry

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