Female Singers With the Most Powerful Voices


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The Top Ten

Perrie Edwards
Perrie is honestly an amazing singer. She hits her high notes perfectly live. She hits her low notes perfectly live. Before she got her tonsils out, her normal speaking voice was deep. Well, deeper than it is now that is. Yet, she still hit her high notes perfectly. Not a step behind. When she did get her tonsils out, she still hit the high notes perfectly. Even better if she could. She doesn't think her voice is all that and that's what I love about her. Her high note in the Little Mix song 'About the Boy' gives me shiver. Her note makes your heart stop (in a good way) in Little Mix's famous song, 'Change Your Life'. Everything is amazing and she puts all her effort in it. She really is talented. Perrie Edwards is Number 1 out of over 100 female singers that are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and even higher. And Perrie is 21! She deserves more credit than she's getting. xStellax
Her voice is amazing and so strong! She manages high notes really well and really long and makes the songs sound even better live like they do in the studio versions, just like in about the boy or little me, the live version of good enough is also a really great example for the strong voices of all four of the little mix ladies! Perrie just has an incredible voice and hits amazing notes effortlessly, it is very nice to watch and of course listen to.
Strong head as well as chest voice. She's like the queen of belts. While she can't go as a whistle tone, I've heard some pretty impressive notes come out of this girl. She's in a wonderful girl band called Little Mix, and she's only 19!
[Newest]Wow! Who is she and who made this list? Never even heard of her and no way she is number one over some of the other singers. Joke Joke Joke.
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2Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey should be number 1, because she has a 5 octave vocal range and has the ability to reach notes in the 7th octave vocal range as well just go back and listen to Mariah Carey first album and you will hear all of the 7th octave range high notes as well, the one song that really shows off her 5-7 octave vocal range the most is the song Vision of Love can't nobody sing that song she sang that song a certain way that nobody can't duplicate and it was enhanced I just want to say if you do try to sing that song please pray that you wont bust a vocal cord and don't try this at home.
The Queen of all time voice.. Has the most unique voice in the world that you can't find any where. Female with the most number 1 in history in the past 25 years, still reigning!.. With the highest octave that the human has ever have (that's her!) with her live Emotions song.. With the most resonant, airy voice, belting that you can't imagine how she does it!. WHISTLING for more than 20 years still slaying with those autotuned voices in the music industry.. Sold more than 200 million records WORLDWIDE in SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.. Her song ONE SWEET DAY RUNNING 16WEEKS! (4months! ) is the song most weeks in number 1.. Even with her rough days, in her voice, still slaying with her angelic voice... And her song All I WANT FOR Christmas IS YOU, was reported to have earned $50 million in royalties.. VH1 2nd greatest women in music!.. The most intelligent (in my opinion) songwriter! Can u'r artist beat that?. That's just one of her achievements and recognition!
Is an American R&B/pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. billboard Hot 100 chart.
[Newest]Mariah should ne number 1 in this list because she hits her high notes and belts effortlessly. She also boasts a 5 octave range which is not very common to the singers we have these days.

3Whitney Houston
Houston's 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was also named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know"
7 consecutive number 1 hits, highest selling debut album of all time, highest selling sound track of all time, longest lasting single at number 1 on the billboard charts ( 14 weeks ) most awarded woman in the world and more... Her vocal ability as a singer was above reproach. Her flexibility and quick transition of notes was incredible, length of notes and Amazing power was and second to non, even male, the timber and velvety quality was beauty to your ears and the voice herself had unchallengeable clarity. If you asked any singer that is before Houston on this list, who is the greatest singer you would most likely find they would say Whitney Houston.
Whitney Houston is the most powerful female vocalist I ever heard in my life time. She could out sing anyone and I mean anyone, especially in her prime. That's why she is called the "Voice". Whitney earned that title with her countless awards and numerous accolades. Ms. Houston, in my opinion, is the greatest singer that ever lived. Not only was she a powerhouse singer; however, she was an acclaimed actress that starred in many movies like Waiting to Exhale, Preacher's Wife, Body Guard and her last film was Sparkle. Furthermore, She was a model before she became a famous singer. Overall, she was extremely talented!
[Newest]And I will always love you. That song makes me cry tears of joy whenever I hear it!

4Christina Aguilera
Christina has proven to us time and time again that she is the strongest female vocalist in the game. Her range is incredible! She can do hip hop vocals, ballads, and even belt out those powerhouse vocals and runs and make them look effortless. She doesn't need any editing because her voice is just so strong and versatile on its own. Not to mention the fact that she's been doing it since she was very young all the way up to today. She's one of the greats
Her vocal range spans four octaves, which is extremely difficult for a singer to possess. This girl definitely deserves the number two spot, mainly because Mariah holds her own slightly. Christina still is an incredible singer and will definitely go done in history as one of the greatest of all time.
Absolutely beautiful voice. She doesn't even need warm up! Listen to her sing Rehab and I'm Going Down on The Voice (With Sera Hill). Definitely amazing.

5Celine Dion
Celine dion has a 5 octaves Bb2-C#6,1 note & a semitone
She can even reach an E6.
Her chest voice is G5.
Listen to her song THE POWER OF DREAM, her belt note there is C5.
Listen to her song THE POWER OF LOVE, her belt note there is Eb5, and her headtone note there is Bb5.
Listen to her song SORRY FOR LOVE, her highest note there is a G5.
Listen to her song ALL BY MYSELF, her belt note there is F5.
Celine dion can belt songs and hold it for a long scnds.
Well deserve to be include in top 10.
You are a living legend.
By the way most of her Spanish songs are an A5 note.
She is the best selling female artist of all time with claimed sales of 200 million record.
Celine is the only female artist to have 2 singles with sales of over 1 million copies and she is also the only female artist to have 2 albums selling more than 30 million copies.
Now Did I have to Mention Who's the #1 Female artist
It's obviously Celine Dion. She has a five octave range and still able to hit the high notes at her age 45. No one can beat her. She is a living legend, she is the biggest selling female artist of all time! She has emotions in her songs so much
[Newest]She must be in top 3 :).

6Demi Lovato
Demi has an amazing voice. Not only does she have amazing songs but she can also sing amazingly in live shows. She puts so much passion in her music and its clearly shown through her music. She can sing the lowest of the notes and the highest and she can hold them for so long. She holds the record for longest note held in a live performance by a Female. Her voice is like the definition of perfection to be honest, her voice just is so different from others which makes her voice so amazing! And the fact that she is just 21 is MINDBLOWING. I'm telling you, she is one of the greatest artists EVER!
Demi has one of the most powerful voices I've heard. Sure she may not be a 5 with the octave range, however her live preformances DO make up for it. No one can show nearly the same amount of emotion in her songs than Demi does. She literally pours all of her heart and soul and you can feel her pain when she sings. In my opinion, Demi, Christina, and Mariah deserve to all be top. Other artists such as Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift don't even have anywhere near the vocals Demi does however they get more recognition; totally ridiculous. People need to see how much of an incredible and strong artist Demi really is.
Demi Lovato has a strong voice. She is the most powerful singer that I've eve seen. But shes also beautiful and challenging and being inspirational to other people too. She is very nice to her fans and she is open up a real thing about her
[Newest]Demi Lovato is my oxygen... She is my life and I Love her more than EVERYTHING in this universe
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7Beyonce Knowles
The woman that has EVERYTHING! Shes got the hits like rihanna, the voice like whitney Houston, the looks of a supermodel, the money of a bank, the dance moves of a choreographer, she has everything. She did glastonbury (the worlds biggest music festival) only a few months ago, And she was the first female artist to headline Glastonbury and it has been around for over 20 years. She writes the majority of her songs, and she makes the dances for the majority of her songs. Jo Whiley (The uk's biggest radio/music Reviewer) Said that at Glastonbury, she re-hearsed for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for a few months for the gig. She did everything herself, She's a real perfectionist, planning every aspect of the show: the staging, the costumes, the dancers, the music, everything!... She is what I define as the queen of music. 16 time grammy award winner, which is the most for a well known female artist, she was the first woman to have 5 grammys in 1 night, and then she surpassed that in 2009 when she won 6 in one night (which Adele also did in 2012). Shes had 16 no.1s on the US billboard hot 100(the biggest charts in the world) and she did that on just four albums (and all four albums went strait to number 1). Madonna who is classed as the best of the best has only had 13 no.1s on 11 albums! She has been in the best girl group of all time! Shes just phenomenal! And you know what the best part is?... She did it all before her 30th Birthday!
Beyonce is too good for the Top Ten for goodness sake, let's get her to Number 1. An incredible chest voice and vocal range overall, she has a four octave vocal range WITHOUT WHISTLE REGISTER DAMMIT. No matter how high her voice goes up with her belts, it just remains the same timbre. It sounds so natural.

Do yourselves and society all a favour, get her to the top of this list.
[Newest]Beyonce is queen and I think that it is enough, because nowadays everyone knows her because she is the singer, dancer and she's beautiful as well. Love her so much

8Regine Velasquez
Regine Velasquez, otherwise known as Asia™s Songbird, is the Philippine Association of the Record Industry™s Best Selling Artist of All Time. She has sold over 7,000,000 albums in the country and 500,000 units in Asia. When she™s not busy filling concert venues, Regine is out there conquering the small and big screens with movies and primetime series.


Hello?! Best selling artist of all time?! Where did you get that news?!
She's truly the singer with a powerful voice indeed, regine can go a b5 note using her chest voice and can sustain a 15 sec. Note live. She's truly the best indeed, hence regine is owning a good heart, we love you regine and may god bless you
Gosh.. I can't really imagined how all of this singers have the very powerful voice just like Mariah Carey she is one of the most powerful singer that can reach the very high notes of the songs.. :) can't wait to hear her new albums..
[Newest]Just watch her videos in YouTube and you'll see how high her voice is! HIGHEST!

9Sarah Geronimo
Most people define "Powerful Voice" as to ability to reach high notes and to sustain it for a long seconds until blood runs in every pore of the singer... But its bloody wrong... Powerful Voice is not about imitating bird's pitch or ambulance signal... It is all about how a certain singer attracts people to listen to her voice because of its ability to address the feeling/passion of the composer of the song... And after hearing the voice you will be enchanted to listen again and again... And I think Sarah Geronimo of her generation has the one and only possesses such ability and no one else more...
I really don't believe that having a powerful voice means hitting those high notes. Having a powerful voice means that you can affect those people listening to you with the emotions that you bring to the song and I believe that Sarah Geronimo does that most of the time. Sure, she can hit those high notes like how she amazingly sung "Creep" by Radiohead but the important thing is that she sings every song with heart. A plus is that she can sing almost any kind of song and she can dance really well. ^_____^
She is the great singer in the world
[Newest]She's excellent and she must be on top...

Adele no doubt is the best singer of the current generation. Nobody compares to her. She has great vocals as well as has emotions in her voice which most of the singer these days lack.
Adele has the style and voice that no one can compare to! She is completely unique and that is why she is the greatest, there is no one else like her!
Adele has the pain in her voice because when she sings, the crowed burst into cries and she too. I think nobody should compares with adele
[Newest]Adele Has the most powerful voice, Have you heard Rolling in the Deep?

The Contenders

11Jesy Nelson
Jesy Nelson is an amazing vocalist all around. Not only is her voice unique and different, but she also offers a wide range of other talents. Such as beat boxing, harmonizing, and dancing. One thing to say for sure about her is that, she has as beautiful a personality as voice.
Jesy's voice is one in a million. Her low vibrato is insane & so infectious, it gives me goosebumps! On the salute tour Jesy did a high note in towers, it was so beautiful, the whole arena went silent & then went crazy screaming & applauding! If that wasn't enough, Jesy also beatboxes, which is fully shown off in Going Nowhere!
She has a completely different voice all I ever heard. It's kind of hoarse, without ever leaving the harmony. Her voice brings me peace, comfort me, fascinates me. I am all in favor of music she takes forward as These Four Walls or Towers. It really shows that it is as good and important as the other members.
[Newest]Jesy Nelson has and amazing range with many talents such as beat boxing, vibrato, harmonizing, dancing, etc. She's not only an amazing singer but also a role model that has helped fans learn to accept themselves for who they are.
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12Barbra Streisand
Should be number ONE. Watch her videos over the years and you'll see why. It Had To Be You. Somewhere. My Man. Just to name a few. No one can sing like she does and no one ever will. Simply the best at interpreting and putting emotion into songs. Listen to "Just a Piece of Sky" or Since I Fell For You -- you'll see why she is so much better than these other singers.
Streisand is it. The power, the emotion, the control she has it in spades. Extraordinary vocal talent.
Barbra had a voice that sent chills down my spine when she hit certain notes.

There are many singers out there that you might identify as having a "powerful voice". Despite having a vocal range spanning more than 5 octaves, Kyla proves that true "power" in singing isn't just hitting high notes but singing with sincerity, clarity, and emotion. Kyla undoubtedly has one of the most UNIQUE voices of our time and continues to capture the hearts of artists worldwide.
When she off the stage you'll think she just an ordinary beautiful lady. But once the music starts to play and give her a microphone, you'll be shocked how beautiful her voice is.

She really deserve to be on this TOP 10 LIST!

My Vote Belongs to KYLA!
For me, Kyla is an exceptional singer. Her voice is very unique thus when you hear her sings you'll know that Kyla is the one singing. She also sings with all her heart.
[Newest]Kyla is the one and only :)))

14Ariana Grande
Honestly she can win the best singer in the world award. She has an amazing voice and let's be real I've never heard someone with an amazing voice AND such a big range. NO ONE can sing like she does. Her songs are great too. She's just so amazing I don't even think anyone can produce music like her. QUEEN ARIANA!
Having a huge rage doesn't prove that you're the number one... for me, it's the voice quality that matters... I don't care about the range... for me Ariana is the #1
She is amazing! She is like a new better Mariah Carey. She has 3 hit songs so far. "The Way", "Put your hearts up", and her newest single "Baby I". She is a newer artist but she is amazing. Check her out. Her youtube is "osnapitzari"

15Charice Pempengco
Ten Songs/Productions, a music publishing company in Sweden, invited Charice to a demo-recording after producers saw her videos. She recorded seven songs " six covers and an original song entitled "Amazing". She was then invited to the South Korean talent show Star King on its October 13, 2007 edition, she sang "And I Am Telling You" and a duet of "A Whole New World" with Kyuhyun, from Super Junior.
Lots of power in this young adult's voice! She is to be commended for her accomplishments as a young artist; who is internationally renowned as one of the very best singers in the world; and who is entertaining the world with her tremendous talent.
CHARICE IS THE BEST ever singer she can now belt A6 wow for me that's amazing as thin as the radio, one thing more is she never experience voice cracking well because her voice is organize...the best singer ever! CHARICE! #1
[Newest]Well when it comes to High Vocal Range capability no doubt that charice should be on top of this list declared as the Most Talented performer of the world. She effortlessly belts even the songs of Whitney and Mariah.

There are no words to describe her vocal talent and ability to sustain its power through such highly energetic and beyond physically taxing performances! Couple this with the raw emotion that flows through her more personal lyrics and you have one truly blessed artist. (in my opinion)
Amazing vocal range. No autotune bull. All songs are written by herself. A truly inspirational woman that can make anyone support her cause simply though song.
Why is she not first?! She's amazing strong mentally and physically and emotionally!

17Jade Thirlwall
I am very upset that Jade is placed where she is. Jade and Jesy deserve to be at the top where Perrie is placed. And where is Leigh-Anne on this list? Huh? Exactly. That's exactly my point. All four of these girls are absolutely amazing, and when you put them together, it's perfection. They're one of the best girl groups to come out of the UK. They deserve to be placed higher. And that's my opinion.
Actually offended she isn't right at the top! If you watch any recent video (or even not that recent) then you will see just how powerful and flawless her voice is! Yes she can have a lovely soft voice but she can also belt a big note and do it perfectly!
Jade's voice is so beautiful & magical. Little mix wouldn't be the same without Jade & her sassy voice! I love when she would mess about with the last note in Word up on the neon lights tour, it was amazing & funny at the same time!
[Newest]Jade has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard, so sweet and calm. Love listening to her ♥

18Jackie Evancho
No screaming, belting, or auto-tune. Pure technical skill = power.


One of the most beautiful voices I've heard in my life time. She doesn't only have amazing technique, she also has so much heart - and that's something we need more of in the music industry. Enough with all the trashy pop idols that become big and then everyone forgets about them. We need people with talent and emotion - and Jackie is one of them. So proud of her!
Attend at least one of her concerts. I dare you.
[Newest]See the YouTube video of her singing "Come What May" with The Tenors.

19Jonalyn Viray
Is a Filipina singer and an occasional actress. She was the first ever Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion. She also received five gold medals and three plaques at the 2006 World Championships of Performing Arts.
Ms. Jonalyn Viray is a real DIVA on her generations! Her performances in her Sunday show, Party Pilipinas on GMA7 is one that the viewers been waiting.
She's one of the most versatile and humble singer in the Philippines.
[Newest]Jonalyn viray is the best

20Katy Perry
You have GOT to be kidding! She doesn't even HAVE a voice -- it's all theatrics! What a joke having her even on this list! Ha ha ha
She has one of the most soothing voices!
Amazing voice! She just gives of a fun vibe

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