Top Ten Female Singers With the Best Talent/Voice of All Time

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1Jackie Evancho Jacqueline 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 quality of her voice is the best I've ever heard. Absolutely mesmerizing. - BobG

There is something in that voice like an extra dimension.
Something many are not used to hearing, and sometimes resist and deny.
Recommend: Surrender and rediscover your blunted emotions.

Jackie is now 15 years old, her voice has grown richer, warmer, more mature. With flawless pitch, consistent tone and smooth delivery, her voice is unequaled. Recently she sang a duet with Andrea Bocelli, which is one of the ultimate achievements for a female singer in the Classical Crossover genre. - BobG

I just love Jackie Evancho's singing voice.

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2Alison Krauss

Alison is a one of a kind beauty. She has the voice of an Angel, along with the love and heart of one too. Her song's are true, soothing, loving, gentle, without the use of vocal props, or voice recordings.

One thing you know is she has a true band, one that love's and feels her music from her heart, and will follow her throughout their career.

Alison deserve the best, I can't wait to hear more music through time.

When Alison was created, all the angels got together, and decided that each and every one of them would give a little of themselves to Alison. When they were done, even God himself looked down, and said, "Now that's what I'm talking about! " Truly the best voice on the planet, and loaded with tons of other talents as well. A generous, beautiful, humble musician, singer, producer,and arranger, who learned a long time ago, that often less is more. Folks, it doesn't get any better than this. She's the real deal!

The voice of an angel, with the talent to play an instrument beautifully and to unselfishly collaborate with other artists of many different genres of music.

We went to hear her sing.

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3Linda 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.

Linda Ronstadt possessed the most extraordinary singing voice in American popular music, covering a wide range of styles including folk, country, rock, pop, American standards, Mexican, Latin, and jazz. Aside from her amazingly powerful, yet sweet voice, Linda's diversity puts her on top in my opinion. Who else could sing so many different styles of music and do them so successfully? Nobody before or after her, and there will never be another one like her. Linda Ronstadt is truly an angel from heaven on Earth and she is a national treasure. Even though sadly she can no longer sing, her accomplishments and contributions to the music world will forever be cherished for generations to come.

No one comes close to Linda - a singer with a 40+ year career with 11 grammy awards, plus endless other awards and nominations.

With a wealth of material across pop, country, rock, classical, standards, Mexican canciones, Latin - from the early 1980 she reintroduced us to traditional American country music (with Dolly and Emmylou on TRIO), the songs of her fathers homeland in CANCIONES DE MI PADRE and the wonderful songs of the great American songbook in WHATS NEW, LUSH LIFE & FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - all off these recordings are multi million selling, grammy award winning records treasured, played and still appreciated more than 30 years later.

A voice strong enough to tackle the toughest rock song duetting with The Rolling Stones to performing on & off broadway in opera classics like THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and LA BOHEME.

no one can beat her, no matter the result of this poll...

she is the best and always will be.

Simply the most glorious singing voice on the planet. A woman with a powerful, joyous, emotional instrument. Surrounded by the finest musicians and a songwriter's champion. No one else like her then or now.

Number 1 in my book

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4Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Seriously, Taylor, katy, and ariana are higher than Aretha franklin? Like the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, wow.

So sad that an "entertainer" like Beyoncé who can not actually sing, but does dance up a storm, is ranked above Lady Soul.

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5Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera . She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious" . She later become a singer ...read more.

She has a 4 octave range and she can do whistle tones. I don't get why people think she can't sing, she is an amazing singer. You can not like her "higher pitched" voice but you can't say that she can't sing or is overrated cause she is a REALLY good singer.

Her donut-licking escapades should subtract a ton of points.

I can tell when ariana grande is singing due to her high pitched voice

Her voice sucks! - sabrinafan

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6Katy Perry Katheryn 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.

Definitely deserves to be on this list!

Katy Perry is easily the absolute best singer at the moment! She sing from the heart and that's why I love her :)
KATYCATS 4 LIFE!

Scotty masters iam 30 year old I love to hear katy perry
roar songs on 107.7 radio stations

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7Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.V4 Comments
8Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

Why Taylor and Ariana are higher than Mariah? She has a great voice, a great talent and she much better than Taylor and Ariana.

How in the world is Ariana higher than Ms. Carey?!?!? I agree that Ariana is a great singer but Mariah makes her look like a noob like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift when they r compared to Ariana... So yeah :P

This list sukcs so hard,Whitney isn't even here and Mariah and Barbra,the 3 most beautiful and unique voices of all times are so low.

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9Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.

Nicole Scherzinger! This girl don't play! - JohnnyGill

Katy perry shouldn't even be here - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

10Annelies

If you don't know anything about music, and also can't spell, please don't comment.

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The Contenders

11Jennifer HudsonJennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
12Taylor Swift Taylor 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.

Bland, boring and a very dull vocally. Not unique at all.

Songwriting What. Oh yes she just at the center of humanity with her songwriting that it just touches everyone as a whole. So deep, Not!

One of the best pop/country songwriters ever, but a mediocre at best singer.

I love Taylor Swift so much!

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13Amy Lee Amy 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.

She has a beautiful voice, and unlike most singers, can make her voice high and low accordingly. She is not much famous just because people nowadays want to listen to singers like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

So much better that Ariana Grande. Amy's voice is amazing understandable and beautiful.

Amy Lee is such a powerful and skilled vocalist. Her voice moves me and makes my jaw drop from the sheer awesomeness.

Amy is amazing and taylor is ahead? I thought people hated Taylor last time I heard of her. - spodermanfan1000

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14Amanda Mair
15Brandy
16Stevie NicksStephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.

Most unique and vocally different voice than any other on this list.

17Patti LaBellePatricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.
18Sarah Brightman
19Barbra StreisandBarbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

Katy Perry is barely qualified to carry Barbra Streisand's luggage.

Barbara is first, then Jackie Evancho and Celine Dion followed by Ella.

Mariah, Aretha, Celine, Christina, and Barbra should be in the top 5. like seriously

Love her voice...definitely one of the purest voices of all time!

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20Christina 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".

Some of the most powerful vocals I have ever heard, definitely deserves to be over Katy Perry. She truly has a lot of talent.

Christina should be top 10, easily. Must be the kids voting who don't know any history.

Kids who don't know history?
Yeah, that's why Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Sarah Brightman are ahead of Xtina.
A couple of years ago on a T.V. special, 65-year old Aretha blew Xtina and Mariah Carey off the stage at the same time.
Aretha clearly did it on purpose, because she had this evil little grin.

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