Best Female Music Artists of the 21st Century

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1Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

The best voice I have ever heard. Jackies' singing reaches into your soul and touches your heart. She will be one of the best if not the best artist of the 21th century

There is only one Jackie... Nobody else is equivalent, or even close to her within the sphere of artistry that she performs - and she is only 3 months away from 14 years old. Jackie Evancho will define classical singing in the 21st century, to the same extant that Maria Callas defined her genre in the 20th century, and to the same extent that Jenny Lind defined the 19th century.

Jackie is the most up and coming female voice to come along in 30 years, maybe a life time.

Jackie is the Voice of the 21st century. - BobG

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2Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.V1 Comment
3Aria Tesolin
4RihannaRobyn 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.V2 Comments
5Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
6Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.V1 Comment
7ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
8BeyonceBeyoncé 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.
9Britney SpearsBritney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
10AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Brilliant voice with brilliant words with awesome music. She moves me and I think she will be remembered as one of the greatests.

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11P!nkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
12Christina AguileraChristina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", and "Candyman".
13Avril Lavigne

Ok, so WHAT THE HELL is she doing in 12th place.come on,can anybody sing
I'm With You better than her? She has one of the widest vocal range of all time.

14Amy LeeAmy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Don't need to explain her music will speak for herself and the band

15Zendaya

She is the most unique and original under the age of 20.

16FergieStacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and actress.
17Nicki MinajNicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

Starting out as a Hip Hop act 2007 with Hip Hop mega group YMCMB, Nicki Minaj climbed her way to stardom in the hip-hop by becoming a popular feature artist for many artist including Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Trey Songz, and Rihanna. In 2010 Nicki Minaj released her debut album Pink Friday. The album produced the hit singles Your Love, Check It Out, Moment For Life, Romans Revenge, Fly, And The Top Ten Single Super Bass. Pink Friday Charted at Number 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. Skyrocketing Minaj into Worldwide Stardome, Soon after her release and mega stardome Minaj recieved a lot of publicity for her outragous outfits and performances making the "Superbass" singer/rapper even more of a Hip Hop master mind and a up and coming pop star. Recieving many endorements given her now mega star status Nicki Minaj quickly became a face of pop culture. Riding high on this status still in 2012 Minaj released her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Her sophomore album produced the hit ...more

18Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

She is a true artist. She actually writes her music while Katy Perry hires people to do that for her.

How is Taylor Swift 18th? She's the most successful singer on this list!

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19Emeli Sande
20Hayley WilliamsHayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

Rihanna and Lady Gaga above Hayley Williams? Bah, rubbish. Hayley has proven that she's a wild rockstar but still has a beautiful singing voice. Paramore 4EVA!

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