Best Female Singers of All Time

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61Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Is sexy and role model actress amazing dancer but her voice is a little weak but yet she can hit notes more than Selena Same goes for Selena only good in acting but yet great songs I love them both

She is a rising star and the greatest 17 year old singer ever.

She can act, sing, and dance. She is an amazing singer. Why is she so far down on the list D:?

She should be in first place I wish I saw her

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62Gwen Stefani

I liked her better when she was in No Doubt and frankly I don't think any of the coaches on the Voice are good coaches, though Pharrell is probably the best of a bad lot. They act more like cheerleaders than coaches, and the real contest is always billed as which coach can get the winner, rather than who will actually win the contest. Reality shows are pretty phony to begin with. When they show a feature on an upcoming singer, that basically tells you that this performer is supposed to be a favorite. The crowds don't help, when they always boo the slightest criticism. And there are so many "saves" and "bring backs" on the Voice that you can never be sure someone is truly eliminated. I have to admit, though, my wife loves the show. I suffer through it.

every singer in this list has her own aport to the history, I feel identificated with a lot of songs of no doubt, and the way she sing that songs is so captivating... so that's why a thing she should be higher, I'm sure that I'm not the only one xD

Why are not so good singers like Taylor Swift are on top of Gwen? I mean unlike Taylor, Gwen is more fun to listen to and more creative. Taylor is boring and annoying and she is everywhere in the radio and she thinks she is the queen of everything because just she is beautiful and what about talented singers like Gwen. My favorite song of hers is sweet escape. She should be number 1 and if she was still a pop star, she would probably top Taylor.

In order to be the "Queen of Pop" you have to have experience and talent, all which Gwen possesses. Forget Beyonce and Taylor Swift, Gwen is the true queen. She is also VERY underrated and "This Is What The Truth Feels Like" is the best album EVER!

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63Norah Jones

Oh my goodness, how can such an amazing singer be rated so low. I love norah so much, her voice sends shivers down my spine, she needs to be top 5 at least.

Not only is Norah Jones incredibly beautiful, she has a voice that is unequalable in its power to melt the hearts of all who hear her sing. Her quality of voice easily puts her within the top tier of female singers with beautiful voices, and her lovely and emotional music is of the best quality.

That Norah is rated so low, is not an reflextion on Norah's singing ability or her voice, it only reflects most peoples poor taste in music. I will listen to norah every time I want to relax. Not for me, over-hyped, overrated lip syncing pretend singers. With Norah, what you see, is what you get. Natural Poise and sensulity. I personally do not like auto-cue singers. But it seems they are popular, Good luck to them.

Man! This list is wrong. This list is too much. With songs like Come Away With me and Don't Know Why, her voice is the most beautiful that I've ever heard, she just transcends you to some different place. I agree that she is not a great singer like Whitney but she is way way better than many of the singers listed above. She deserves to be in the Top 10.

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64Minnie Ripperton

Minnie is the number one singer ever nobody can be like her she is in the world record for hiting the highest note and holding the longest note in history

Incredible range and delivery. One of my favorites for her unique style. Just taken away too soon.

Stevie Wonder once said she had the greatest voice in the world. Enough said!

A definite top 5 singer ever R.I.P.

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65Tarja TurunenTarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.

The most powerful voice, as I have ever heard. I was on Tarja's Kiev concert in 2010))) It was one of the most emotional moment of my life. Thank's a lot to Tarja

the magic of voice passes through my heart... no one can touch me so deep as she does it through her singing

Tarja is the absolute best singer in the world. Her voice is unique! She is amazing on stage, you can really feel that she loves her fans!

Powerful vocals this generation of pop singers can learn from this woman

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66Perrie EdwardsPerrie Louis Edwards is an English singer and a member of Little Mix who won the X Factor 2011. She is known for her strong and deep voice who inspired everyone during Little Mix's X Factor performances and during their Salute Tour. In Little Mix's songs: Move, Turn Your Face, Good Enough, Secret Love ...read more.

Perrie should be in the top ten. She is amazing, and has more power, feeling and control than nearly all of the others on this list. She's not the most famous, granted, but how does that effect voice quality? Spears is probably one of the most famous and Perrie could out-sing her in her sleep. She's the best in the group and I get goosebumps every time I hear her perform secret love song, little me, change your life or about the boy

I am absolutely in love with her voice! She has so much power and control. Just search up Perrie Edwards best vocals. Best and most pleasing voice I've ever heard!

In my opinion Perrie should definitely be in the top ten, she has such an amazing voice and Range she can sing high notes and low Notes. Her voice is just incredible.

Little mix is better than fifth harmony

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67Alison Krauss

Didn't I see Alison's name higher up on the same list? If her votes are dispersed among more than one entry, won't that cause her to be lower on the list? Do other singers have this problem?

More Grammys than any other... Surely that says it all!

82? give me a break... taylor swift is in the top ten and Alison Krauss is in the 80s? haha broken ears or just too lazy to actually listen

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68Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has one of the best voices in Music, when she sing you feel her pain and hear her cry and when she perform on stage you really feel the pain she is going through in her life and the look she have on her face whe/ she sing No More Drama Live on stage it is a look of pain and Cry and suffering and anybody that can have such a look like that on stage can sing great, and Mary J. Blige also gives us club up tempo songs as well with songs like Family Affair, and she has a Baritone 4 Octave Vocal Range as well she is The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul and where ever she Goes for now on that crown will follow her forever, and she isn't the best singer of All Time, but she is (ONE) of the best singers of All Time and really know how to hit those soulful High Notes and really knows how to work with what she got as far as her Vocal Cords Love Mary J. Blige

Mary J. is one of my favorites. Mainly becuase not only can she sing, with power and conviction, but she seeps emotion. When she sang "No more Drama" at the Grammy awards a few years back, even Celine Dion was standing up, clapping, shaking her head like, "this woman is amazin!" that is great. I love Mary J Blige style, and strength as a woman, and what she sings about in her lyrics. I will be buying her next album too.

i cut for her because she sings about real things and trys to make feel what she been through. Also it don't always be about her she try to make it to where it can relate to most of the people in this world

Mary J Blige has one of the most soulful voices of all time. She should be in the top 15.

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69Anni-Frid LyngstadAnni-Frid Synni, Princess Reuss of Plauen, widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida, is a Swedish pop and jazz singer.

I remember the ABBA boys talking about the difference between the fantastic ABBA girls' voices. They said that Agnetha was the great interpreter of songs while Frida's voice was like a beautiful instrument. I love both singers - they let the songs sing through them, rather than show off with vocal gymnastics - but Frida's warmth and vulnerability goes straight to my heart. She brings a rich texture to the ABBA sound that enhances the crystalline siren-call of Agnetha. She has the ability to sound naturally different on each ABBA song - the mystic romantic of 'Fernando', the fragile optimist of 'Super Trouper', the cheeky materialist of 'Money Money Money', the frightened activist of 'The Visitors', the wise counsellor of 'I Have A Dream'. My very favourite part of any ABBA song is Frida's haunting operatics in between the verses of 'The Day Before You Came' - despite it being Agnetha's song, you know that Frida is there, and when she comes in it just makes everything beautiful. I ...more

Incredible that one of the voices of ABBA is at #88. We're talking about the vocalist behind 'Fernando', one of a select number of songs that topped 10 million record sales by any artist. Her inimitable sound on one of the great pop songs of all time 'Dancing Queen' as well as ABBA's other huge catalogue of worldwide hits. And when we speak of singers, are we taking into account 'live' singing. This was a lady who sounded incredible on stage, a place where there is no 'fixes', no 'retakes' and no hiding place. She also performed at a time where many of today's singers would be lost without their 'auto-tune' and other enhancements. A fabulously versatile artist with a huge vocal range who sang jazz, swing, pop, rock, even opera. She recorded her debut single back in 1967 in single take. No messing about, she was that good. Folk would do well to read this lady's life story. A true rags to riches, battle against the odds from a tragic early life. The war time orphan who became a pop ...more - DeeJay

In 1976 I heard a voice asking me if I could hear the drums. I thought she was an angel. Her voice became the soundtrack of my life, and continues to be so. No other singer comes close. Whether it be pop, rock, jazz, spiritual, opera, funk, dance, reggae -- she can do it all, and sings circles around anyone else. I want the very last thing I ever hear to be the sound of Frida singing "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room," from ABBA's final album, or the song Jon Lord wrote for her: "The Sun Will Shine Again". As long as I hear her voice pure and strong. She will be with me 'til the end of time.

I think the warmth of her voice and it's velvet sound always get me. And her versatility singing jazz, pop and rock puts her on Top. Technically she is surely one of the best.

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70AaliyahAaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

145 you got to be kidding me she should at least be in top 20. She was way better than Vannesa Hudgens, Ashley & Miley & Beyonce & co. She was an angel and always should be..
R.I.P-BABYGIRLS Your biggest fan ever S

Aaliyah was a very talanted young singer. Her voice is absolutly beautiful plus she has good beats. I was amazed when I found that she was'ent alredy on the list. She passed away 6 years ago. I still listen to her music almost everyday. Shes awsome! - sadeyes

What. You got to be kidding me 145 she should at least be in top 10 together with amy Winehouse and adele this isn't good
Aaliyah is the best singer in the whole wide world I THINK SHE IS THE GREATEST PEACE AALIYAH forever-QUEEN
And for sure better than BEYONCE

She's awesome so tots awesome

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71Janet JacksonJanet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

Janet is one the most influential female singers. She has more longevity then most singers on the list. Also she the most beautiful female singer.

Perhaps one of the best singers of all time. Below ariana grande & selena gomez? Well, we have the voters to thank for that. This woman is never weak in her vocals, has tried (& succeeded) in many different genres, & has a mid range, highly versatile voice. Yet another singer who knows their voice & how to use it. Shame we don't have singers like that, but this list proves that just because the majority believes something, doesn't mean it's true

The true artist... The legend with more than 30 single became the number one...

Why ain't she in the top 5?

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72Maria CallasMaria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

The best singer to ever exist on the planet. She has mastered vocal techniques that today�s vocalists cannot master or dream of mastering. Some examples are the bel canto and multi register trill. She is the greatest singer and her voice sold itself. She was the genius in the female voice.

I simply can't believe how ignorant the people voting on this poll are to have both Maria Callas and Edith Piaf not in the top 5... Makes me despair!

Obviously she should be in the top-3 (if those voting for this least weren't deaf that is). Do I need to explain why? Everyone owning a pair of decent-functioning ears knows why. But this list shouldn't be named "the best female singer" list but the "best piece of ass" or "best pair of boobs" list...

This is obviously a poll of pop-type singers. A professional will know in two seconds that Callas is the greatest soprano of all time, and was certified as such by the BBC in 2007. These other ladies are fantastic singers also, but Callas was in a world of her own, when you are talking professional, world-class opera.

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73Gladys Knight

No one can sing more powerful than Gladys. Her voice trembles our body and pierces our soul.

Number one morons, who came up wit this false list

Miss Knight has always been my favorite female vocalist. I had dreams of being a Pip in my teens. She has a very distinctive voice. There was an amazing warmth in her sounds. Love you Gladys!

Listen to "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "Neither One of Us", no one can do it better. Now get her in the top 20 where she belongs.

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74Tori Amos

Her voice is magic. She breaths emotion into every song that she sings. Her imagination is limitless. She can play two pianos at once, and connects with people. She's helped me with abuse and love with her music. No one should miss out on her talent. Her lyrics are poetry of her life, pieced together into a masterpiece. Her emotion shakes me like no other artist that I've listened to, and has been the same way since. I highly recommend you jump to YouTube and check out her live songs, such as "Precious Things", "Winter" "Raspberry Swirl" "Cooling" "Silent all these Years" and more. Some of my favorite songs by her is "Gold Dust" and "Jackie's Strength", and so much more. My favorite albums by her are "Little Earthquakes" and "Scarlet's Walk". Check her out.

I have never heard a female artist put such emotion and heart into her music since listening to Tori Amos. Plus she's a fantastic pianist and song writer. One on the greatest musicians of our time.

As cathartic as a scream. This woman has dominion over every emotion and listening to her perform is like hearing an epic battle between the best singer and the best pianist both succeeding at capturing the human experience.

Her voice is full of so much emotion and her songs are beautiful

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75Nicki MinajNicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

I honestly can't tell if half of these people's comments are sarcastic or not, I can't take them seriously. Nicki Minaj is a joke in the music industry. I'm embarrassed that somebody like her can be so popular. She shouldn't even be on this list at all.

Nicki Mina is such a sarcastic, crazy wannabe amazing singer. Just look at this picture they put of her, she is trying unsuccessfully to make a positive living. They is famous for making inappropriate videos and mostly wears bathing suits in all of them. She embarrasses the entire music industry, is it even alright to put her on this list at all? Must be a joke.

Nicki minaj. is just trying to make a living. like everyone else. sometime we may have to do things we (don't) wont to do) to keep our job. and the money coming in. She has people over her. and you will (walk the walk ) and the talk. ) to keep the money coming in. ( you only get one chance sometime it (Depends) to prove you can (STAND TALL) and show your talent off. if you can't. do the job (someone else is in line) and will do the job, she has talent. (do your thing) other singers do there thing. ? You are still a lady after you leave the show. women do construction jobs. or etc doesn't mean they are not ladies?. we have to walk by the music. sometime to survived it's a world out there. it takes? To survived for all of us.

I know everybody hates her but SHE IS AMAZING Pills and Potions is full of emotions listen to her be4 u start hating her k

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76Lacey Sturm

Just the fact that she is so low on this list makes me want to burst into tears. Lacey's voice is extraordinarily emotional and beautiful. Singing is about communicating ideas straight to the heart that are difficult to say, and getting the message across through whatever barriers (linguistic or emotional or anything else that might stand in an idea's way, communication-wise) there might be. Lacey does exactly that, and she does it way better than some of the people who are higher on this list, like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry for example. She is simply incredible.

Her voice is so powerful and I can't help but listen! She is so adorable at 4'11 but can scream and rock an audience harder than any other band/singer I know! She is amazing and her songs are even better because they are so original, have a meaning behind them, and everyone can get into and love the music! She is my #1!

Lacey is awesome! Not only has an amazing voice, but is an inspirational person too. I love Flyleaf's music! Their lyrics are full of hope, and their songs always help me during hard times

Lacey is one of the greatest! She should be in the top ten!

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77Floor JansenFloor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

This is just too true. I love most of these other woman, but they all fail in comparison to Floor Jansen. Just her tone for starters is beautiful. Then her range is just magnificent and unheard of.
She goes from quiet to about 3-5 times as powerful as the average singer.
Scales from deep tones up to the highest soprano key which almost nobody in this entire list can do.
She is phenomenal in opera.
And if all that wasn't enough throw in a metal growl.
It's insane who else is a soprano and can metal growl!?

Floor Jansen - woman, having a strong and beautiful voice, unique style of performance, a very wide vocal range and amazing charisma. The girl, who began his career in 16 years with the band After Forever and earned status as one of the best vocalists in metal. The girl can be named Queen of Metal!

You people are for the asylum! Tarja, Sharon, Amy Lee are all superb vocals but there is no one, I repeat NO ONE comparable to Floor Jansen. And I know that as an expert being an opera singer myself!

I've never heard of her and she's probably very good, but--what the heck kind of name is Floor?

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78Sia Furler

She should be ranked among the top 3. Sia is no doubt the voice of our generation. I consider Sia and Christina Aguilera to be one of the best singers in the world. Sia has a really unique voice to listen to and all her songs are great. I cannot find a song by sia that I don't like listening to. Sia is perfection, all her songs have very deep meaning and excellent poetry. I recommend listening to her songs 'dressed in black'; a very graceful song, Breathe me, Don't bring me down, I'm in here and moon.

I can't believe Sia is ranked at 223. She has to be one of the greatest singer/songwriters to ever walk this earth. She sings beautifully and she probably wrote your favorite song.

Sia has the best controlled voice breaks in the business, I can't believe she is ranked 137! She has written countless hits for not only herself, but also other very successful musicians. She deserves to be in the top 5 for sure, such a powerful performer

Sia is amazing! Her voice is beautiful and her songs are actually meaningful! She should definitely be #1.

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79Sarah GeronimoSarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only ...read more.

DEFINITELY NO. 1 in the HEARTS of the FILIPINOS all over the world.
Sarah Geronimo gives a different emotion on every song she sings. She can dance like a pro while singing live. She can belt and with control. She's a role model of humility and passion. She's very down to earth. However, every time she stand on stage she becomes someone else, very energetic. She can RAP, BELT, DANCE, SIGN LIKE AN ANGEL, dance like a POP DIVA and her SMILE is very contagious.

She started out belting powerful songs and now she has found her voice, and she is amazing to the point that you will want to see her more each day.

she is very popular in the philippines... she can sing and dance well... an ultimate performer. effective endorser at the same time... sold out tickets in their major concerts... successful blockbuster movies..

Started as a young girl belting out incredible songs, Sarah have proven a lot that she was right to be called an ultimate performer.

She us the one

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80Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding's voice is one of the most sexiest voice in the world and she sings very beautifully (I LoVe HeR UnIqUe VoIcE). I think she deserves to be in the top #20...! - Aman_Sharma121

What I've been looking and looking through all these people to try and fined the one and Elle goulding more then tops my list and she is like 40 stats behind Miley Cyrus I don't know what's wrong with you if you haven't voted let me list her songs number 2 on billboard on my mind lights burn made 80 countries topped love me like you do wow

Seriously? Have you guys even heard her sing? SHE'S AMAZING! She deserves the top ten above Miley and her wrecking ball!

Perfection should be in top 20

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