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]She truly is a great singer. I really love her voice!
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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.

3Demi 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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4Whitney 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!

5Christina 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.

6Celine 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 :).

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 Asias Songbird, is the Philippine Association of the Record Industrys Best Selling Artist of All Time. She has sold over 7,000,000 albums in the country and 500,000 units in Asia. When shes 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...

10Jesy 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.
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.
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!
[Newest]Jesy has a beautiful voice that is very unique and she does an amazing vibrato

The Contenders

11Jackie 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.

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?

13Ariana Grande
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"
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
Ariana's voice is clear and beautiful she's great at using so many different tones in her voice to fill the song with pretty controlled notes! Queen in the making

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 :)))

15Barbra Streisand
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.
Barbra should be higher up!
[Newest]It all comes natural to her, best there's ever been.

16Charice 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.

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 ♥

18Jonalyn 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

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!

20Katy Perry
She has one of the most soothing voices!
Amazing voice! She just gives of a fun vibe
I live her voice and all her songs
[Newest]Katy is a big and wonderful artist with a big voice.

21Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Leigh Anne has such a soft rich voice. She makes it sound so effortless when she sings in an angelic tone. Like in we are young or change your life, her voice is so soft it gives you chills. But then she goes off and hits high notes in little me. She also does little grunts in love. Her voice is very versatile. She can reach high notes without a struggle and make the transition so smooth and not rough. She also has emotion and passion in her voice, her voice makes you feel what the song is about, not many artists can do that, a lot just sound really emotionless. She also has such a beautiful runs, different tones, her chest voice will blow you away and her head voice will give you chills. She can rap like a beast, her cute accent is also heard. She's an incredible vocalist, I don't understand how she's not in the top 20.
I'm going to start this off with these words and take in each one: Leigh is underrated. A lot of people think she is the weakest singer of Little Mix just because her voice lacks power but I don't think she is. I'm not going to lie, Leigh's voice does lack power, but power does not make a great singer. What she lacks in power, she makes up for in extreme emotion and versatility. I believe that the feats a singer can achieve with their voice and the level of passion in it is more important than power because all singers have the same passion, no matter what voice it is. At the end of the day, it's what a singer can do with their voice, both live and in the studio is what matters - this is what makes an incredible singer.

Leigh has such a soft voice that it gives me chills every single time she sings. She can go as low as Eb3 and can reach super high notes that are amazing. Her rapping is boss too she doesn't copy others she has her own style. Leigh is an amazing vocalist and should be higher. Her vocals and emotion are to die for.
I just wonder why Leigh Anne is not top of the list, or at least in the top 10. It's really a shame that people do not recognize the wonderful voice it. I love all of Little Mix but feel that Leigh Anne is so overshadowed by the other, which is very ironic considering she has one of the best voices of the band.
[Newest]I love Leigh's voice it's so powerful, something when she sings she is that bad girl who blows everybody away with her rapping and then she makes you stop breathing because she sings like an angel!

22Florence Welch
Florence Welch has a nice strong chest voice and still maintains a light upper register. Though sometimes when she sings live she does not sing her high studio notes. That may be a performance choice. When Florence sings in live settings, her head voice and belts can sound a little uncontrolled due to her expressive singing style. But still, I love her voice and she is my favourite singer.
Listen to No light, No light. This woman can hit a high note whenever she wants.
Other than having a very strong voice, she includes amazing expression with her songs that makes them astonishing.

23Ella Fitzgerald
Perfect pitch. never sang a wrong note in her life

24Amy Lee
Best " all around female singer on this generation" powerful voice, haunting songs, she does transmit with her voice what the lyrics are. Best singer in the world, hands down
Why in the world is Amy number 27?! Her voice is so beautiful. Definitely should be on the top 3.
This girl deserves top 10 status, a truly powerful voice that easily expresses the meaning of her songs.
[Newest]SHe is great I agree

25Lady Gaga
How is lady gaga 31?
She is one of the best female singers out there...
How in the world is gaga not in the top 10... Pure outrageous talent
Great control and her low notes are spectacular. her vibrato is just ugh-mazing
[Newest]No katy perry is better

26Amy Winehouse
What?! Amy is the best fusion of jazz, soul and blues. Why in the world is she this far back on the list

27Jessie J
She have a wide vocal range and can do lots of vocal runs. Her highest note she belted was A5.
That control with perfect pitch is mind-blowing. Watch her work live & she is a force to be reckoned with!
I think she deserves to be among the top ten on this list! Her voice is so powerful!
[Newest]Her voice is incredible. She is very talented.

28Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys is an incredible singer. She can express her emotions through songs and has an ability do sing live perfectly. Just check her vocal range live... She's absolutely amazing!
One of the realest singers ever. Her amazing voice behind her piano is all we need

29Sarah Brightman
She is famous for possessing a vocal range of over 3 octaves and singing in the whistle register. She sings in many languages including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. She is often credited as the creator of this genre and remains among the most prominent performers, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million records and 2 million DVDs, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano of all time.
To be considered a crossover artist by the opera purists carries a lot of weight. All the better to introduce mainstream music into a higher art form. She's one of a kind!
She has an ethereal sound, truly, the voice of an Angel.

30Yvonne Muentener - YVE
Awesome voice! This lady is in my opinion the hottest rockstar ever known!
For sure she belongs on top!
Yes she belongs on top
The most compelling voice ever.

31Jennifer Hudson
She is an amazing singer one of the most powerful voices ever how she kept the constant belting in dreamgirls is just amazing she has some talent and she knows how to keep in tone she is one amazing singer just wow
Her voice in dream girls was absolutely breathe taking

32Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya ghoshal has the best voice ever. Her voice touches your soul. Her melody moves your body. Just hear some of her sad songs. No other artist has such a relax soft honey voice
She's only under-rated because she's Indian. She can beat some of these people here very easily. And I love them too!
I don't wanna compare Shreya with other singer (enlisted here), but I can say that she is one of the marvelous singer of all time in INDIA.
[Newest]I feel blessed to listen such a great singer shreya ghoshal who sings in south Indian as well other languages... She is amazing...

33Aretha Franklin
She is the queen of soul!
she is the best!
Note only can she belt, but can sing softly, bend a lyric like no other, and at her best was the best
What is this list

34Shirley Bassey

Her voice improved a lot.
Her voice change a lot and it got better than ever I loved it
She have a really good voice and she's 35?

36Agnes Monica
Her voice is just so amazing. She can sing life perfectly. Her high note is damn insane! She's the real talent
She was one of the best female singers of the world.
She's from Indonesia, I'm very proud.. Her voice is incredibly powerful
[Newest]Stay with dreams and make it happen

37Rachelle Ann Go
A voice that truly amazing very spectacular and very rare that no one can imitate... She really deserve to be called as THE ULTIMATE CHAMPION AND THE FIERCE SONGSTRESS... She can do all genres with very unique rendetion!, a singer that sings from the heart truly perform with energy! Can hit super high notes, she can sustain note's.. With very good also in low notes...
She has a very strong/powerful voice and superior vocal technique. A complete package-- rachelle ann with her good looks and exceptional talent deserves to be called the ultimate champion. She is simply one of the best singers in the Philippines today
No one can beat Rachelle Ann Go's powerful voice in her generation, she's my number one idol,
[Newest]Rachelle you have a powerful voice, I'm fan fan from australia god bless love ya

38Floor Jansen
THE most versatile vocalist. Just not so well known because she is not a mainstream singer. She can really sing everything, from opera to grunting and in the most passionate way possible. She is peerless, a phenomenon, a true force of nature.
The goddess of metal, the versatility of her voice is unbelievable. Growls, pop, metal, opera, seriously she can sing anything and nail it every single time. For those of you unfamiliar with her I strongly suggest listening to Ghost Love Score, Romanticide, Energize Me, or her cover of Alone.
I love Floor Jansen's variability between warm and cold when necessary. Versatile vocalist. Not just repeating her voice but can adjust it.
[Newest]If you are an Amy Lee fan you will love Floor. Equal to Amy in every way and a little more versatile Than Amy Lee.

39Tori Kelly
This voice is refreshingly pure, crystal clear and extremely versatile. Tori Kelly as a huge range, and a soothing, soulful stylistic. Her runs and riffs are intricate and impeccably flawless... She definitely has a permanent spot in my best vocals on the planet top ten. #Toraay (oh and not to mention she is gorgeous and has a contagious personality, as do many of the singers on this list)
She's amazing, she hits notes effortlessly. It's amazing. Watch for her album this spring. You won't regret it
She can hit the whistle note effortlessly she's amazing
[Newest]Just listen to Nobody Love.

40Camila Cabello
Most annoying voice ever. Why is she even on this list?
Her voice sounds like a dying dolphin
Her voice is annoying

41Mónica Naranjo
Definitely the best singer in Spanish for the past twenty years, and probably one of the best voices in the world today, besides being incredibly versatile and always put on a show on stage.
Probably one of the most wondrous voices of the world.
The best voice of the Spanish music industry, brave and a risk taker, a real artist!
[Newest]Divine voice, beautiful woman with unprecedented personality

42Annie Lennox
I believe the most powerful voice, and one that is conveyed calmly and without strain. Delivery is with very high precision. Contralto voice does not have as much range as some others, but then this survey is about power, not range.
4 octaves, total control, rich sound, consistently gorgeous music: Annie's my pick all the way!
Ice Cold Soul in a Nice Cold package

43Nicole Scherzinger
Scherzinger is classified as a lyric coloratura soprano with a three octave vocal range and a whistle register that stretches up to a G#6. Scherzinger is known for her strong soprano vocals and conviction to convey emotion in her tracks. Throughout Scherzinger's career, her vocal range and music has been compared to Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Sugababes, Rihanna, and Beyoncé Knowles. Scherzinger is also a classically trained opera musician.
Best singer of our generation and in the pop industry
Man, when I heard Nicole live on X factor finale with Sam Bailey, I was litterally blown away! I didn't know she has that kind of power in her voice. She's great.

44Yma Súmac
The first time I heard this lady sing I was around 12yrs old and thought it the most wonderful thing I had heard

45Kelly Clarkson
How is it possible Kelly's not even on the list!? She has one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard! One of the best live vocal performers I've ever heard! Demi Lovato would be very disappointed over her absence too I'm sure! (P! Nk should also be much higher on the list in my opinion)
Best modern singer. She pours her heart out in the songs she sings.
SERIOUSLY She should be like, in the top 10.

46Julie Anne San Jose
Shes multi talented, she can sing, belt! Dance, rap, play many instruments, act and so many more! Aka Asia's Pop Sweetheart

47Dinah Jane
An amazing Light Lyric mezzo-soprano who can sing lyric alto with an amazing range and tone, I'm seriously shocked she is so far down the list
Dinah has the strongest vocals in Fifth Harmony along with Lauren, I'm surprised they don't give her as many parts as she should deserve with her voice.
Someone really felt the need to push Perrie Edwards down in order to lift Dinah's ability. Sad.

48Carrie Underwood
Easily the best vocalist of this generation
Best voice in the world.

49Aria Tesolin

50Laura Branigan
The way she sings is incredible. She sings from the heart with conviction and with heart and soul. Vary few artists can do that. If you compare Celine Dion, Kate Bush and Laura Branigan singing POWER OF LOVE, tHERE IS NO COMPARISON. LAURA Branigan sings it the BEST hands done. It is completely full of rich and pure and clear vocals than any of them.
Laura had a great voice. I think people forget about her. She could, and liked to really belt them out. She had a pretty voice when simply singing nice.
Laura's voice is so powerful, more than many of the current singers. I heard she had a voice of five octaves
[Newest]Voice of an angel

51Agnetha Faltskog
She can pull every emotion out of a song and the listener with her singing abilities and she can hit those high notes! An amazing story teller and singer.
Perfect couplet with Anna-Frid's contralto (She should be in this list too). Agnetha could hold a note til the commercial break!
Great range and emotion, and incredibly pleasant to the ear.
[Newest]One of the best ever!

52Normani Kordei/Hamilton
Another singer form Fifth Harmony but can do bass and go into a whistle tone register and a matter of second for a 17 year old girl

53Martina McBride
A truly God sent voice. She has this ability to convey such raw emotion into every note sung. Not to mention, she has impeccable technique and control. A true vocalist.
Top five easy for power as well as top five in ability to sing live with perfection. No doubt

54Hayley Williams
Easily the best on this list. By far.
She can put so much emotion in her voice and she sings great live as well.
Her voices is Amazing
[Newest]Oh come on listen to her voice!

Why is she in #51?

She has a powerful celestial voice

56Nita Blanc
Netherlands has received a gifted young girl. This country is experiencing accomplishments which would be unheard merely decades ago. Nita as of March 22, is rated
16 "Best Child Singers in the World;" rated 79 "Singers With The Most Powerful Voice in the World, " which includes artists who are no longer with us; yet her career is yet in the "budding stage! " She has been described as having a "clear and crisp voice;" and
at her tender age, some listeners are surprized she has not gone professional. The "Sky is the Limit" for this young prodigy.
Take a listen to "Grenade" cover and yes, she knows how to end songs! Most artists choose to "fade" the endings they just can't "lock" the last note. You need power for termination!
Nita is developing excellent singing skills, adding to the tremendous vocal power with which she is endowed. The Top Tens - lists Nita in various categories.
[Newest]Great projection for such a young artist; potentially all-time top ten material; currently in the top ten for females alive.


SHES ONLY 17! And already that amazing, beautiful and musically talented.
I wouldn't say her voice is powerful though. She's AMAZING and unique, but not very powerful


58Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga must be on top 3 because shes only a child when shes started to sing and she can whistle too with vibrato and shes a soprano she can sing all the broadway songs She is Amazing she can manage her voice
Lea Salonga should be in top ten. Her voice is strong, powerful and great vibrato.
Lea salonga at number 57? You must be joking.. She must be at the top 10...
[Newest]Because she is perfect

59Angeline Quinto
Angeline is so very famous singer on her generation.. And angeline has a good and vocal range of voice..
Angeline Quinto is the only Singer that could rival Regine Velasquez
She has a powerful voice indeed


61Lana del Rey
Her voice can just change, it's so amazing how she uses this in her song Off to the Races, just look at the variation from the chorus to the verses.
YES she is a good singer and a great public figure.

62Jessica Sanchez
She has an incredible range for her age!
She has the bet voice ever... Definitely one of the most versatile singers out their right now and with an incredible vocal range going from C3-C#6 ✌️😏
Who made this list? Its ridiculous... like realky angeline quinto has a stronger voice than jessica sanchez? That girl can't even sustain high notes...

63Lara Fabian
If you've never been to heaven, listen to Lara sing and you will be. She has the voice of an angel and every time she opens her mouth her whole heart comes out. Don't believe me? Listen to "Adagio", now that's a powerful voice right there.
Certainly should be a lot closer to Number 1 if not Number 1. Sensational!

64Tarja Turunen
72th? She must have been 7th or something like that!
Amazing voice, great songs from Nightwish and Solo career. An all over wonderous woman. A true contender.

65Linda Ronstadt
Has them all beat
Can sing all kinds of music great vocal range & considerd 11 Grammy 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. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.2011 " Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

66Ziana Zain
Powerful voice and vibrato
She's from Malaysia and I love her. She hit the high note perfectly with her eyebrows. She's such a DIVA and a Malaysias legend.

67Sandi Patty

68Valya Balkanska
The Most Powerful voice in the Earth and SPACE.
"Izlel e Delyu Haydutin", part of the Voyager Golden Record selection of music included in the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977. It is expected that her voice will be played in space for at least 60, 000 years more.

69Carly Rose Sonenclar
She has such strong vocals for a fourteen year old. This girl is definitely a prodigy and is going to go far.
She is amazing. She's only 14!

70Lzzy Hale
Great singer with power that could stand up against anyone. Her live stuff is better than the recordings. Live is where her power really comes thru.
I can't believe that people put demi lovato in top ten and Lzzy Hale here...
How come? Lzzy isn't just a singer... Her voice and performance together are WONDERFUL!
People please check it out
And then see who is better
She can hit notes like nobody's business!

Give me all your love... A Zombie type that will rise until her nerves and vines out! She's unstoppable and a powerful woman.

72Jennifer Rush
A feminine beauty in her voice with a richness that is not matched by any female singer. Pure joy to listen to.
She can't be 68. I'm sorry, you don't get to put Adele and Lady Gaga before this woman. She's up there on a Celine, Whitney, Mariah kinda level.
No other rich voice alive like this today. Unique

73Sia Furler
I personally love Sia's voice. I think that her range is beautiful. I feel like she has a very diverse voice. In the new version of Annie (2014), she sang very well. Sia also wrote most of the new material that went into that movie, proving she can write as well. Titanium and Chandelier are great examples of her talent as well. Why isn't she higher up on this list? I was utterly shocked when I saw how low she was on the list!
Listen to Chandelier and tell me if you don't agree... absolutely amazing vocalist
Have you heard Chandelier?

74Patsy Cline

75Leona Lewis
I can't believe Leona Lewis (Bleeding Love British singer) is not even in the top 100! She is classified next to Mariah, Whitney, Celine Dion etc. She has an amazing vocal range and power. Her first debute single off her album "spirit" was the best-selling single of 2008.

76Doro Pesch


78Joss Stone

79Tamar Braxton
Tamar is the best!

80Sheryn Regis
Power Belter of the Philippines next to Ms. Regine Velasquez...
She supposed to be the winner of the Star in A Million last 2004 but unfortunately, only 1st runner-up.. Well, imagine, she is the unbeatable place in #1 position and the winner is only at #2 -4 but still, she looses.! She is also the other queen of Philippine Music Industry. Filipinos still agree that Angeline Quinto and Jonalyn Viray is the next Regine Velasquez, but for me still Sheryn.. Because in Phils. She is under-rated, they only focuses on Regine and Sarah Geronimo, they do not notice another great talent that Sheryn Regis had... If she compared to Regine, of course, Regine wins because she is already the queen and knows more styles but compared to Jonalyn and Angeline? Well, for me its Sheryn... Well, jonalyn and angeline is also a great belter.Gr! I just want to see them one day singing together...
Small but terrible voice, and relaxing for higher notes... Excellent professional singer all easy to sing
The crystal voice of Asia with amazing voice...

81Tina Turner
Need no words! A Powerhouse!

82Lisa Fischer
Powerful voice. Just listen to How Can I Ease the Pain.
She has a great and unique voice

83Rachelle Ferrell
Rachelle is a singers singer. She is in the top ten, but since she is not a commercial powerhouse many fans have not heard her. It is well known in the singing community that vocalist male and female are afraid to be on the same stage with her. IE: Patty Labelle, Anita Baker, Aretha, etc. Google her and you will be blown away.
Rachelle is definitely a singer's singer. Rachelle should be in the top three of all times. Her vocal range cannot be matched.
Google her! Should be at the top of any list...7 octave range! ENOUGH SAID!

84Donna Summer
Her vocal range spans 3,5 and according to some 4 octaves. The most dramatic and full voice I've ever heard, so emotional voice, a voice that has its own personality and is so powerful yet vulnerable, so sweet when whispering and so impressive when she was belting like an opera act. Great writer and producer of her own songs and some hits for other artists. The first and only artist who has three consecutive number one double albums on billboard 200,4 number ones on billboard hot 100, the first African-American who received heavy rotation along with Michael Jackson for the video of the anthem she works hard for the money,100 million records sold and many more accomplishments. One of the first, really big crossover Superstars that paved the way to Madonna and others. The one and only DISCO Queen/Rock Hall of Fame inductee/Funk/Pop/Dance/Soul multitalented legend, DONNA SUMMER!

85Annie Haslam
Annie Haslam has to be one of the music incredible female singers that I have ever heard. If you have any doubts listen to 'Ashes are Burning'. Live at the Carnegie Hall is one of their best albums and her voice is just as clear as in the studio. She is a Coloratura Soprano and should definitely be in the top 5. Annie even puts Mariah Carey in the shade - which takes some doing.
Absolutely agree. No way that she should be anywhere but in the top 5. I saw Renaissance live twice and she can produce the same incredible vocal quality live as she did in the studio and without the aid of auto-tune. More than can be said for many of the names on this list!
Well, believe it or not, she is still singing and has an 5 octave range. She is a legend and God knows why she is so low down. Shame on you all!

86Michelle Chamuel

87Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan has a very very rare voice. She stands alone compared to others. No other singer has the strength of this woman's voice. Where the other's voices thin out and have to opt to go into a falsetto voice, Miss Khan is the exact opposite. She is a total gut singer who can pull it all up. Her vocal range is incalculable. She can sing 1st soprano, 2nd soprano, alto, tenor, bass, she can do it all. Writer Steve Ivory once said that Chaka sings as though she has 7 lungs. He also said there is no other male or female singer who can come on with such awesome force as Chaka also saying that she just opens her mouth and it just comes out. I must say that I have to agree.
Chaka is 60 years old but she still has a very powerful voice and she's just like Aretha Franklin. Chaka is one of my favorite singers.
Chaka is 60 years old but she still can reach very high notes. She's one of my favorite singers.

88Sierra Boggess
She can hit the last note in "Phantom Of The Opera"

89Tessanne Chin
This woman is simply amazing, listen to her rendition of bridge over troubled water she did on the voice 2013. that note she held at the end breaks record.

90Roberta Flack

91Pilita Corales

The philippine Soul Siren, I like the way she sings, she can do coloratura passage easily, she can also use whistle register, and do vocal belting, I always love to hear her songs, I can say she is the only female singer who possess the most beautiful voice. Her voice type is Lyric coloratura soprano with 4 octave vocal range.

93Marilyn McCoo
Such a clear strong vocalist. Not sure of her range but she could sing in her day!
Her voice is so rich! She has the looks and voice of an angel...

94Yeng Constantino
I like yeng constantino even she did not make it
I like yeng even she did not make it

95Hope Sandoval
Singer of mazzy star and hope sandoval & the warm inventions, among others. Her voice has the power to hollow you out fill me. Her voice always leaves me shaking. Just listen to Fade into You, or any other of her songs. Simply breathtaking.

96Dusty Springfield
SOUL POWER! (Queen)Aretha gave RESPCT!

97Sofi Marinova

98Marina Diamandis
She is such a beautiful woman with a brilliant voice! Such amazing songs and voice! Amazing and perfect artist in my opinion
Perfect voice and woman!

99Lacey Sturm
She has such control and even though she sings high, it's strong and powerful and so beautiful!

100Avril Lavigne
Has the most unique voices at all time.

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