Best Female Singers of All Time


The Contenders: Page 7

121 Gaby Moreno

Soulful, versatile, plays her own instruments, writes her own music. Wonderful!

122 Kate Bush Kate Bush

Kate Bush #69? Whitney Houston #4? Are you insane? Kate Bush is THE DIVA. Okay, let me explain it this way: there's Kate way way way up there and then there is everyone else. I would give my whole life in return for just one night in her presence, in her arms. All I want to hear on my death bed as I set out to wander the stars, is Kate singing, preferably from Arial. Thank you Kate Bush for all your wonderful songs! You are way way heads and leagues above the likes of Karen Carpenter. You are the voice of that astral queen, the great diva who is herself a constallation of stars. My ears will never be the same. - gflong2010

How can possibly anyone compare anything to Kate bush? She is so influential starting from her brilliant dances, moving on to her unique songs and uncanny singing voice.
This and more make her the pretty-much perfect artist that she is and entitled for the first spot. Hands down.

I like Kate Bush because she is not conventional.
In her early years she really wasn't afraid to push limits, both vocally and in terms of song-writing.
Later on her voice became so rich and emotional.
A singer, song-writer and producer who wasn't creating music just to fill another album.

One of the most distinctive singers I've heard - oscarlye

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123 Rachelle Ann Go

I am very much proud of this generation because of the Ultimate champion was being born to be idolized and to rock and inspires people by being talented because rachelle ann go is not only a best singer she can also do dancing, hosting, acting and also a joker with her friends...

No one can ever put her down because.. "she already found her voice", "she care--from the start", "love of my life"...

Has won 2 international contest!!! has lots of awards in singing career, the most wanted! international performer...complete packaged singer, the best, unique, wicked, High voice, can outstand long notes, can do angelic falsetto, whistle, one cannot do without, belter, ultimate champion, sexy and beautiful...for more info. pls visit her site at

I like rachelle a lot! Why? Because she is really versatile... she can sing and dance.. not only that she is a very down to earth person... she is the queen for duets, she is good in rock music also, her voice is nothing comparable RACHELLE ANN GO no matter what she is still RACHELLE ANN GO... SHE IS TRULY THE ULTIMATE CHAMPION.. she's fierce, sexy, talented and professional... go RACHELLE ANN GO..

She sings with her heart and soul, very versatile and quality of voice, she was so exciting to watch.

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124 Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

Shreya Ghoshal has given other female playback singer a run for their money!

In just 7-8 years of her career, she has won uncountable number of awards including 4 national awards and many awards down south!

She is d queen of all type of songs.. Be it classical, semi classical, soft romantic or peppy songs!
She is d most versatile singer.. Hear her song Ami Je Tomar and Chikni Chameli... You will be aware of her versatility.

She has not only sung in Hindi but in regional languages like Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati, Punjabi, etc

She has worked from Ilayaraja to AR Rahman to Pyarelal to SEL to young generation composers like Sachin Jigar and Amit Trivedi

Way 2 go Shreya! We are proud of you

Shreya Ghoshal has made other female playback singers run for their money!
She is the queen of all type of songs.. Be it soft romantic, classical or peppy songs..

In just 8 yrs of career, she has uncountable number of awards in her kitty leaving everyone spellbound

She is the favorite of all leading composers today.. She has sung in all the Indian languages.. Tamil, teluug, kannada, hindi, malayalam, oriya, marathi, bangla, punjabi, etc. There has been no singer so far who has sung huge number of songs in all Indian languages

Way 2 go Shreya!

Awesome! Best singer of India. Her voice is so beautiful. She looks as beautiful as her voice. Shreya is not only good in Hindi music but she is has done superb job in other languages as well.

Shreya ghoshal should n't be in 132th place.In opinion she is the greatest,sweetest,dearest singer in the World

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125 Bette Midler

While considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time, do NOT underestimate the power, control and tone of her singing voice. Songwriters love when she sings their songs because she is a brilliant interpreter of lyrics. She is a multi-grammy winning singer and has been at the very top of the charts for decades. She is a SRO performer all over the world. Also, her longevity and stayin-power is one of the thinbgs that defines a brilliant singer.

The Divine Miss M! She is one of the best - if not the very best - entertainers in the world. She is just pure quality. She can do touching ballads (The Wind Beneath My Wings) to downright hilarious numbers (Otto Titsling). She is supremely likeable and without a doubt a superstar.

Bette should be in the top five, one of the best female celebs of all time. Mae West is whom she reminds me of.

Very strong vocal and a lovely voice to go with it a great singer.

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126 PJ Harvey PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.

Her album "Let England Shake' was in 2011 the leading music critics choice for Album of the Year in the UK. She is probably more appreciated as a music artist than a female vocalist of grand capabilities, but if you like Kate Bush and Bjork, you should check out the unique vocal sound and song writing style of PJ Harvey.

UNIQUE. She's a very talented woman, eclectic, inspirational... Makes me wonder what would be sharing a whole day with her.

Should be in the top 3, along with Bjork and Kate Bush, the three queens of popular music. One of the all time greats!

Let England Shake is probably one of the best albums of this decade!

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127 Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.

Classic Range of vocals in alto, soprano, the girl can sing anything. Slow, fast, comedic, raw and edgy, soft and flowing, and she knows how to tell a story with her music and can entertain a crowd. She's beautiful, sexy, kind and considerate, smart, business wise.. She's got it going on! Love this country star and she will go down in history as one of the most influential female country vocalists of all time. She should be at the TOP of the list or near there. We all love most of these women but Miranda can hang with the 'Big Dogs'!

She should be at least in the top three!

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128 Jade Thirlwall Jade Thirlwall Jade Amelia Thirlwall is an English singer and a band member of Little Mix that won the X Factor UK 2011.

I love Jade because she's so sweet and nice person I'm a biggest fan of little mix because they're very good,

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129 Laura Pausini

She has such a sweet, pleasant voice. I think her singing is totally feminine and beautiful.

The best singer ever! She sings better than celine dion, mariah carey, and many other singers.

She is the one that has it all: amazing voice, amazing personality, down to earth, normal, great stage presence and awesome charisma. She just captures you

One of the best singers ever. Powerful voice with her flawless control over it. Pure artist which needs nothing to be better than what she is. I am waiting for more Songs.

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130 Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill

She is incredible! Not only can she sing these beautiful soulful melodies, but she can also rap very well, and write her own lyrics and poetry. She is a poetess, and that talent serves well when you are a song writer. Her album, "miseducation of lauryn hill" is the best album of all time. like eve said,regarding Lauryn's album, "it is like scripture to me."

She has unbelievable talent in making a breakthrough in music. Imagine her album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", was the first Hip Hop album to win Grammy's Album of the year. - hayreanmarjon

Easily the best of these scrubs. Not only did she change the face of hip-hop for female artists for years to come, she did it in a way that only Lauryn Hill could. Her album the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill allowed her to win multiple grammies. She might have the best singing voice of everyone mentioned here; and easily a better lyricist.

Respect please.

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131 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.

The Living Legend Toni Braxton is not in the top 10?! you've gotta be kidding me. Toni's sultry, soulful, smooth, deep voice is one of a kind, not to mention her hits. Did we forget about 'You Mean the World to We,' 'Love Should Have Brought you Home,' 'Another Sad Love Song, 'Breathe Again,' and the mega-smash "Unbreak My Heart"?

Listen, this list need some SERIOUS revamping, while I agree with Nippy (Whitney Houston) as #1, there is absolutely no reason why Toni should ever be 135 on a female vocalist list, EVER!

she has the most amazing voice known sha deserves to be in the top 10 if not #1 she has power and soul in her voice unlike any othe artist ive ever heard and she has personality in her voice"

How could you have a list without adding TONI BRAXTON... In fact she is better than many of the voices that were posted... No doubt Whitney Houston is number one but... Toni Braxton has a soulful voice as well... Ps you forgot to mention Chaka Khan, Kelly Price, Shirley Murdock,... & many other voices that kicks down the doors...

I'd put her somewhere between 24th and 28th.

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132 Fatin Shidqia Fatin Shidqia

Her voice so unique and amazing

She has inner beauty, atractive character. And she has much more "some thing" in her voice that I cannot move on from HER!

She is beatiful voice and innocent girl, I am very like with her attitude, from zero to hero, from nothing to something,
Amazing girl, million of indonesian people hope from international prestige

Good voice and also good performance...

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133 Katie Melua

Katie has a wonderful voice and lots of class. She is beautiful but I keep waiting for that one magical song from her. She has had an amazing career so far but I need something more from her that she hasn't giving me yet. I will know it when I hear it.

Katie is definitely amazing! Her style is so smooth her voice seems as it transitions effortlessly between notes and with each breath. She is definitely an artist to look for in the future.

She has a great voice, superb style

Lovely voice to listen to she's great.

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134 Bella Thorne Bella Thorne Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne is an American actress, writer, model and singer, released EP "Jersey" in 2014. Best known for "Shake It Up!" 2010-2013. Has starred in "Blended", "The Frog Kingdom", "The Duff", "Big Sky", "Ratchet & Clank", "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" more.

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.

Her songs are beautiful and she had the most powerful voice. She is a queen of song in her own right.

Bella Throne doesn't have very high vocals or she needs to practice but she is still an amazing singer.

Her voice is amazing and she is pretty but she hardly sings anymore which I miss please start singing again

I love Bella's high

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135 Cristina Scabbia Cristina Scabbia  Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.

I can't believe she isn't much higher on the list. As the lead singer of Lacuna Coil, she has a beautiful voice and is incredibly talented. belongs in top 5 along with tarja, amy lee, sharon de adel, and liv kristine.

Oh god. What is happening? The best female metal vocalist this low in the list? I just can't believe that the likes of Miley Cyrus, lady gaga and kesha are above cristina. She even looks hot.

she has a beautiful voice, and she really deserves to be in the top ten.

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136 Jesy Nelson

Why is Jesy Nelson in 135th place! Her voice is absolutely amazing. Better than Miley, Nicki, Katy, just a lot of people! Come on!

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137 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell

You're joking, right? Joni Mitchell is one of the most influential singers and song writers of all time. She's one of the giants. To not have her near the top of the list is a grave injustice.

An extraordinary and unique talent. She changed the way a song can be approached. She mixes Folk, Jazz, and Soul with Poetic and subtle lyrics that will have you thinking for years.

Joni is the definition of talent, and inspiration. A song writer that could weave words to music like no other. A voice that had the same effect as the pied piper.

Simply one of the best ever, why so low in ranking? Crazy

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138 Ailee Ailee

A new debut in South Korea, she has been garnering attention with her YouTube covers of hit songs and her brilliant cover of Beyonce's Halo
I know that she is definitely better than Selena Gomez (I'm her fan though)

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139 Imogen Heap Imogen Heap

hide and seek, listen she can hit like any note and even go as low as a lot of men, she is freaking insane. Don't mess with her excellent range dudes!!!!!!

My mom listened to her when she was still alive, and it reminds me of my childhood.
I normally only listen to metal/rock... but she just kills everything. - Crash

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140 Ciara Ciara

ciara is number1 and this is wack not puttin her in the list. 73rd or somethin not gud enough!!!

I don't who made thsi list but whoever did must be deaf becuz Ciara should be #1

Ciara is raw talent! She should be in the top 10! her voice is amazing!!

I love her music and she's very good but ciara is very wonderful person

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