Top Ten Female Music Legends


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21Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
22Alison Krauss
23Edith PiafÉdith Piaf was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars.
24Marlene Dietrich
25Dionne WarwickMarie Dionne Warrick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
26Marilyn Monroe
27Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
28Alanis MorrisetteAlanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.
29Andrea Berg
30Helene FischerJelena Petrowna Fischer, better known by her stage name Helene Fischer is a German pop and schlager singer of Russian descent, born on August 5, 1984. Fischer established herself as a singer and TV personality in the mid-2000s, and quickly developed a fanbase due to her music as well as through hosting more.

I don't really care about her and having had her biggest career in the 2010s she is also too new to be called a legend, but being a singer who was certified ten times platinum for a single album in her home country and made a style that had had the reputation for being music for elderly people arguably the country's most popular genre again, she definitely already had a huge impact on German music history already. Then again, I always found her music to be mediocre and not very special. But hey, she has to have something a lot of people all ages can identify with. - Martin_Canine

31Grace Slick
32Kiri Te Kanawa
33Linda RonstadtLinda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums.
34Eva Cassidy
35Billie HolidayEleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
36Peggy LeePeggy Lee was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer and actress, in a career spanning six decades.
37Sumi Jo
38Patsy ClinePatsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She became a professional country singer in the 1950s, and became one of the most important artists in American music history. Patsy died on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was inducted more.
39Nina SimoneNina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
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