Best Female Singers of All Time


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341Linda Eder

Linda Eder has been compared to Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland by some of the toughest critic's in the world. Her voice is truly like no one else.

Such rich pure velvety tones to her a voice with a tremendous range that can carry you on a journey like no other.

An outstanding talent; was the winner 11 weeks in a row on the TV program "Star Search. " Often compared to Barbra Streisand

One of the most amazing singers I have ever heard

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Vocalist for the Velvet Underground, then solo, Nico was iconic. Her deep velvet voice, resonant, her delivery dark, strong, sexual. Her musical style, solo, was very edgy, ahead of its time. It could certainly contend, if released today.

Love to Nico!

I am in shock! She should be at least in the top 20. Nico in my mind is the most underrated female singer of all time. Bottom line: She was an icon. Her music is somewhat like reading a poem. If you mix beautiful, sad, and depressing at the same time you get Nico. RIP Nico

343Chrissie Hynde

How is Chrissie Hynde lower on this list than the Disney/Nickelodeon singers? Clearly the people who compiled this do not know a lot about the history of music.

Seriously, one of the greatest singers / rock stars ever. The ignorance of the masses never ceases to astound me.

Awesome voice... Stands out... Should be higher on this list especially when talking about rock/punk. She rocks!

People need to learn about chrissie. One of the most beautiful voices ever.

344Doris Day

The dummies think of her only as an actress, failing to realize she started out with the Big Bands... Les Brown and others. That's if they even think of her at all, but this gal was the whole package and she dominated her era like no one has since. Don't believe me... Just look up her awards and chart success. Not only was her voice spot on but her phrasing and song interpretation were impeccable. And to think the likes of Miley Cyrus are considered great singers... No wonder this world is in the shape it is.

One of the greatest singer of the Great American Songbook. Perfect pitch, interpretation, vibrato and a tone clear as bell. Besides, the biggest selling female singer in the 50's. She had the third most-selling album in the 50's (first by a female artist). The greatest!

Doris Day Is The Best Singer In The Whole World. No-ones Voice Will Ever Compare To Hers Because She Has Such A Distinctive And Beautiful Voice. Love You So Much Doris..!

I really fell in love with this woman, she is beautiful, has a wonderful voice and her songs and films will go on and on. She put feeling into her songs, you could listen them all night and picture her on stage. Such a wonderful person.

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345Mahalia Jackson

The greatest lady gospel singer, listen to her rendition of "O Holy Night" and tell me she should not be at the top of this list.

Unbelievable quality. Power and softness, strength and sensitivity. Surely the best gospel singer of all time. Even Aretha Frankin nag at her funeral.

The strongest and most melodic singers in the world are in the gospel genre of music! CeCe Winans, Mary Mary, Mahalia Jackson, Tamela Mann and Karen Clarke Sheard can sure make the hairs on my neck stand! Can anyone say Amen!

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346Missy Higgins

Her new covers album on Aussie classic song is an awesome album! Checkout, Shark Fin Blue

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347Katherine Jenkins

There's not even a word brilliant enough to describe Katherine. She is beautiful, as is her amazing voice! Classical cross-over singer, T.V. show host, model, she's sang for the troops... What else can you want! LOVE HER

Katherine is the UK's No 1 these days, and one of the best in the world. Irrespective of whether or not you like her classical style, there is no doubt about the quality of her voice.

She's brilliant and should definitely be higher on this list! Her rendition of the song Love Never Dies is spectacular!

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348Cassandra Wilson
349Doro PeschDoro Pesch is a German hard rock singer that started her career in native Düsseldorf in the early 80s with the underground bands Snakebite and Beast.

This tiny blonde singer with a less than tiny voice fronted the 80's German band, Warlock before going solo. Unfortunately, she is not that well known in the United States, but is probably the best female hard rock singer of all-time. Doro records to this day. Her last album, Warrior Soul, is among her finest moments.

The former singer of Warlock, this woman is the true queen of hard rock and metal. She can sing a beautiful ballad or powerhouse metal song. Her solo albums such as Warrior Soul are amazing as well. -

Doro is the greatest female hard rock singer of all time.

350Toni Gonzaga

one of THe most talented lady in her generation... can dance, act, host and most especially SING... the recently crowned CONCERT PRINCESS!.. when she had her concert recently she definitely brought the house down!... one of THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER FILIPINA SINGER...

Toni Gonzaga is the screen name of Celestine Cruz Gonzaga, who is one of the most ravishing Filipina actresses and is also a pleasant and popular television host and she also know as the ONE and ONLY Ultimate Multimedia Star, no other than Toni Gonzaga!

351Haris Alexiou

She is simply the best Greek singer. Byzantine throat, marvellous atmoshperic songs... Just go listen to her... I suggest "theos an einai" or "ola se thumizoun" in live performance ofc... Deserves to be in the top 5. -

Deserves much higher rank in this list

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352S. Janaki

Janaki is mother of all Indian singer she is queen of melody.

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354Emilie Autumn

Beautiful voice and such powerful lyrics. Really unique. I don't know why she isn't on here already.

She shouldn't even be on this list. She's the best thing that's ever happened to human kind.

She has a ' Amazing voice! It's so original and its unfortunate that she really only targets a niche audience! She's far to amazing to be this low maayn! She's My Inspiration! Love that woman

355Asha Bhonsle

U might be kidding. How can you forget "MOST RECORDED ARTIST" in music history?

356Sunidhi Chauhan

A beautiful singer with the best voice.
The most powerful voice in the industry.
She is a really good person as well.
She can sing any type of song the composers give.
You rock sunidhi... Love you

Most versatile even than shreya can sing both Hindi and western songs should've given 3rd next to only after shreya and lata ji!

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357Julie Anne San Jose

Ulie Anne San Jose, at her very young age have accomplished so many things regarding her career. She made a name in showbiz herself and she worked hard for it. Despite of the fame she's been experiencing now, she's very humble and she still never forgets to put her studies as one of her priorities. For me, she truly is an artist to be admired.

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358Lisa Middelhauve

Ex-Singer of Xandria - weird not to see her on the list really, check out some of her songs: Ravenheart, The Lioness.

359Marianne Faithfull
360Yolanda Adams
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