Best Female Singers of All Time


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101Edith PiafÉdith Piaf was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France's national chanteuse, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars.

such an amazing vocal talent! she is one of the very best by far, why is she down here at 143? she must be at the top 10 at least! her songs are so recognizable and unique at the same time, her voice is powerful and has so much emotion!

The Little Sparrow. Vote for the singer who stole my heart with her incredibly heartfelt singing.

She has such a haunting voice. Even if you don't understand French you will be touched by the wonder of it.

She must be top 10 at least

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102Taylor Momsen

Not very famous, but she's very powerful vocals. Better than anyone on the list. She has a unique style and could out sing anyone. She can hit high notes without screaming like Adele and low notes like no other

Taylor has an amazing voice. End of discussion. At the age of 17, she has literally a god send voice that I will die to have. And have you SEEN her? I would die to be her.

She is an amazing singer and it seems like her band the pretty reckless are trying to brings the old rock back

A beautiful girl and a beautiful singer, Taylor Momsen really knows how to get a crowd cheering!

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103Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.

Speaking of Carly, where is Simon?

Carly is a different type of singer after call me maybe she was almost out of yhe music industry but she hs enough determination and works very hard which again rose her up she is an inspiration for everyone who lose hope after failure...hands off to u carly

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104Regine VelasquezRegine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

One can say so much about a singer... Honestly most of the singers nominated for this list is not new to me.. Its true that this lady (incredible singer) is not known to the most people who are not from Asia and surely not from Philippines but I can totally bet you with my soul that this woman can definitely sing, yes true she don't have the fame like mariah carey, celine dion, whitney houston in Hollywood but boy oh boy! Her stature in the Philippines is almost and even greater than them.. Surely for you to believe, try to listen when she sings... It totally amazing... I heard mariah, celine and whitney sing live in a concert but this woman can definitely sing better... I'm not a die hard fan but I can definitely say a this woman from the Philippines, this regine velasquez is one excellent singer...

One can say so much about a singer... Honestly most of the singers nominated for this list is not new to me.. Its true that this lady (incredible singer) is not known to the most people who are not from Asia and surely not from Philippines but I can totally bet you with my soul that this woman can definitely sing, yes true she don't have the fame like mariah carey, celine dion, whitney houston in Hollywood but boy oh boy! Her stature in the Philippines is almost and even greater than them.. Surely for you to believe, try to listen when she sings... It totally amazing... I heard mariah, celine and whitney sing live in a concert but this woman can definitely sing better... I'm not a die hard fan but I can definitely say a this woman from the Philippines, this regine velasquez is one excellent singer...

REGINE really sings from her heart every time she sings is simply just like SUPERB! When I first hear her song "kaylangan koy ikaw" I was really blown away. She is really ...more

Regine Velasquez nicknamed Asia's undoubtedly the most successful Filipino singer of all time. Velasquez's belting voice is noted for its vocal range, power, and technical ability. She received critical acclaim and commercial success for her singing and acting endeavors. Following her success in the Asia Pacific Song Festival, a series of records released in the region consolidated her position as one of Asia's top-selling performers, yielding several multi-platinum certifications. Initially marketed as a pop music singer, she later distanced herself from the genre, developing a more sultry and sophisticated image.

Yeah, I agree that she can be also in top 1, she was a great singer you can check this on you tube, she can sing anything also she can beat more than celine dion's songs, mariah and whitney or any songs. until now she can beat it again and again. she is the Asia's songbird and Philippines queen

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105Reba McEntireReba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and television producer.

Reba's forgotten more about singing than more than 1/2 on this list will EVER know!

OK. Really 135 she is a country icon, Taylor Swift wouldn't know what the heck to do with country music if it was not for true artist like Reba. She is truly a legend and she should get the praise she deserves.

I love Reba more than everybody on this list. She is country music. such a talented woman

I'd say definitely top 10 this list is lame...

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106Jordin SparksJordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.

cant even begin so ill say only a few words. INCREDIBLY AWESOME sweet awesome. she knows her music!!!!!!

Jordin's Versatility is exceptional.. Shes also a good role model for every one...

I like her...high notes can be reach by her simply

please vote for adele

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107Dolly PartonDolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

Parton is one of the most-honored female country performers of all time. She has achieved 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum honors. She has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during Parton's career have reportedly topped 100 million records around the world.
How could anyone argue with these facts?

She is Acually Ranked according to sales at number 6 in the world..
Absolutely no way..Need to check actual record sales...
1. Celine Dion 200 Million Records sold
2. Barbra Streisand 180 Million Record Sold
3. Mariah Carey 150 Million Records sold
4. Madonna 140 Million Records sold
5. Cher 130 Million Records sold
6. Dolly Parton 125 Million Records sold
7. Faith Hill - was Whitney until she stopped recording 126 Million Records sold
8. Shania Twain 122 Million Records sold
9. Whitney Houston 120 Million Records sold
10. Gloria Estefan 110 Million Records sold

Come on, the woman has took the music industry by storm. She's a singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, and much more. She wrote I Will Always Love You, Nine to Five, and Trvelin' Thru. She is an icon who has inspired the likes of Martina McBride, Sinead O'Conner, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Norah Jones, and so many more artists. You aren't American without Dolly Parton.

How can Dolly not be in the top 10! I haven't even heard of some of the singers higher up. She has one of the most beautiful voices of all time.

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108Sharon den AdelSharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. more.

I love Sharon's voice she is amazing one of the Netherland's best singers along with Tarja Simone Floor Cristina Liv.

She's the best! I love you Sharon! You're our angel. Her voice is amazing and she should win.

Sharon sings very well and has a very clear voice, so my vote for that so pretty and amazing woman in rock music! )

Love her voice. Love her personality.

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109Gillian Welch
110Kylie Minogue

Kylie has the most fabulous voice in the world, she makes me feel better every time when I'm sad :))

All the boys are singing I can't get you out of my head right now I bet. She's got a sexy voice and super slim with a fit image.

Kylie is superb with her singing and on stage.....Kylie is always great for me for 3 decades and hope for more....

She should be higher than most of these, definitely Madonna!

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111DidoDido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is a British singer and songwriter.

Dido's voice is so pure and original! How can this amazing vocalist be this low down?

Up to #1!

Live and Studio... no single difference!
The Lyrics, the Band and and of course the voice just unique and awesome

Dido is one of the only singers who writes her own music. Beyonce, Rihanna, andd others hardly write anything, how can they be rated so high? Dido has truly amazing music, she should at least be in the top 20. White Flag is one of the greatest songs in the history of music, I listen to it every day. If you haven't voted her then you obviously haven't heard her music. Her song with Eminem, "Stan", is simply legendary.

- 13 year old guy

I love Dido she reminds me someone like Adele with a unique voice. She's a very interesting singer and attractive.

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112Grace Slick

Slick, with a few exceptions, wasn't even at her best with Jefferson Airplane. Go listen to "Let It Go" or "El Diablo. " Listen to her with Linda Perry (another woman who should be on this list) on "Knock Me Out. " Many of the other "singers" on this list are so far from in the same league that it's laughable.

Where is Grace on this list? If it weren't for her guts paving the way for female singers, all these low talented "singers" wouldn't be anywhere in music. A true disGRACE not to see Ms. Slick here but then again, her voice was light years away from the majority of this list.

It is shameful that Grace isn't at top ten. Her voice is far better than some of the top ten. Listen to her voice at "Won't you try/Saturday Afternoon" how long she could sing and sing while Balin sings the rest. And not to forgot her two best songs "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit". Her voice is far more amazing than anybody above her (except Janis)

Can't believe she is not in top 5! Someone new to rock must have made this list..

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113Sheryn Regis

sheREIGNS;is what best describes Ms. Sheryn regis(& as what fanatics often dubbed her). Her alluring aura and oozing stage presence makes you sit tight and do nothing but to appreciate her. Sheryn overwhelmed the whole Philippines when she joined a singing contest in 2003 because of her unique, crisp, powerful and crystal clear voice which attracted many of the televiewers that made the show got a consistent high rating. She is the powerbelter,the shining diva and the crystal voice of asia!!What she does best is to belt those high notes effortlessly with just a sweet smile. She always overflows with emotions when she sings. Small but terrible, sheryn can stand among others.

she has a very powerful voice that really expresses great emotions to her songs.. she is a very good performer, has good stage presence and rapport to the audience, and she can belt songs with a smile on her face.. amazingly talented! and she is beautiful, sweet, and such a real person on and off cam.. truly a sought after diva!

The best among the rest... Shes the number one... Together with whitney and mariah... Shes can hit the song of celine dion without trying to much with a smile on the face as if nothings happen... Try to search all by my self and I surrender... Mariah? He can hit almost of her song and give it a new taste.. Try to listen here oh holy night and never to far.

Very effortless when singing high notes song

One OF A KIND...

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114Sarah Vaughan

The Divine One should be right up the top. She is definitely the greatest singer in the world.

Sarah Vaughan for technical perfection, Janis Joplin for pure emotion.

But how many of the internet generation have even heard of these divas?

I was not in the generation that first enjoyed her wonderful voice but I have to agree. She had a superb tone to her voice and truly was. Devine.

I'd put her Between 18 and 21.

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115Lily AllenLily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

I love lily Allen a cute character with a great style and sense of humour. Her voice was very good and her videos to go along with that really made sense.

It makes me sick that Bella Thorn is above her.

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116Regina Spektor

She's truly fantastic, can't believe she's not higher. But it seems like most people voting here is 13-year-olds without any taste or knowledge in music.

Regina has an incredible voice, really unique sound and an absoulute gift for song writing. Her lyrics are as amazing as her melodies. She takes very unorthodox approaches to vocal technique and somehow makes them work. It's a shame she hasn't been rated higher.

Beautiful, weird, unique artist. Her new stuff isn't as good, but there's some real passion and very unique lyrics and songs - nearly all of her older, original songs in fact. I love all the things she does with her voice.

Regina makes my personal top ten.

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117Pat BenatarPatricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

The most amazing vocal range of all time. Listen to her belt out the rockers like Hell is for Children, Fire and Ice & Heartbreaker then listen to the high notes in We Live For Love. And i thought no-one could do a great cover of Wuthering Heights, i thought no-one would even dare try, but This little lady proved me wrong on both counts

No question, she has more power, range and clarity than any female singer to date. Listen closely to what she does with her voice. Nobody equals Pat... Nobody. 95% of the singers out there are not qualified to carry her microphone.

No one can touch her for range. She's trained in Opera for heaven's sake. If you want to say some other female singer has better songs.. that's fine. But if we're only talking about voice quality.. I don't see how she's not #1.

I'd put her between 19 and 22.

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118Chaka KhanChaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus.

People don't know of her music just like I didn't until recently. I think because she never went the popular route she's been lost in discussion which baffles me. Whitney or no one else could touch Chaka. If you ask any singer who they think was the best, they'd say CHAKA! In any style of music she sounded like what she wanted to, and she wasn't one of these singers that jump around in genres, yet still sounded like their original voice; CHAKA changed her voice and style to fit each song naturally!

Her dynamic and textured voice colors the rainbow. Very few singers have mastered funk, jazz, r&b, rock and pop...Chaka's at the top of the heap. Her stylistic range and power cannot be compared to anyone, with exception of Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, or maybe Natalie Cole. Too, Chaka is the sexiest mature singer on the market, hands down!

Chaka sings so well and never sounds strained. On a bad day she beats any one on this list. She has range and power. She sings her own backing vocals because no one else can do her music justice. What a humble yet phenomenal singer/songwriter. I loves me some Chaka - for me the only drawback is that she's not a showy pretencieous drama queen - and on stage I think she would have gotten more attention had she been more arrogant like, say Aretha.

I'd put her between 20 and 23.

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119Marie FredrikssonGun-Marie Fredriksson, known as Marie Fredriksson is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter and pianist, best known for forming one half of the pop rock duo Roxette, which she created together with Per Gessle in 1986. She and Gessle achieved international success from the late 1980s to the early 1990s with more.

The best voice in the world ever! She can sing like an angel and at the same time, she can rock! She is very talented. A great singer, songwriter, live performer and piano player. Nobody can compare to her. You can feel she has the music in her blood. The best one!

Strong woman, ever stronger voice. Just listen to her live, and you'll quickly notice she doesn't need lots of record fixing to make her sound excellent.

She's simply amazing, and an inspiration to any younger singer. She should be on the top of this list. There's something unique about her voice and how she has recovered after her brain cancer it's a miracle! And I think that it's the passion she puts into her singing which makes it possible. She is talented, could reach the highest notes, she's charismatic and on top of all that she's one of the few people who remind you that if you work hard you can reach the sky.

Love her. She is unique.

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120Anna KendrickAnna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor in theater productions.

Anna Kendrick is 117th place because she's unpopular but, if she was popular, then she'd be higher. Probably. Why is popularity always important! She is great!

I love Anna she is amazingly pretty and her voice makes me cry because she is so good and she stars in my favorite movies pitch perfect and the 2nd one

I picked Anna because she is a great singer I love her movie pitch perfect and I love her song cups!

I love pitch perfect! '!

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