Top Ten Greatest Female Soul Singers

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21Joss StoneJoscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a British singer, songwriter and actress.

Joss Stone has the most powerful, and biggest voice, alive today. When it comes to soul she is the one you should listen to. She deserves to be number 1, there is no doubt about that! I love all of her work!

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22Millie Jackson
23Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

She's the best. There are no other singers that could both sing and write with her depth and maturity at such a young age..

She was amazingly talented, there's something very real and special about her what vocalists lack these days

She was the best and most beautiful soul singer of all time and it is so sad how she died so young R.I.P.

24Mahalia Jackson

There is no comparison. She is pure soul...

25Toni BraxtonToni 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.

There has never been anyone with the amount of control that Toni has over her lower register PERIOD! Her voice is beyond soulful it's simply perfection! Toni Braxton is a unique talent whose vocal creativity is unmatched! The only other female vocalist who comes remotely close in regards to uniqueness is Phyllis Hyman!

26Dionne WarwickMarie Dionne Warrick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.

Dionne is 2nd only to aretha is number of charted singles. Her inimitable voice coveys all emotional facets without resorting to the shouting so prevalent today. She is one of the few singers who can handle the key changes, time signature shifts, modulations, etc., of the Bacharach/David Songbook with apparent ease (e.G., check out "Promises, Promises"). Also,
She can belt out terrific emotional anthems --check out "His House and Me"
On You Tube or "All in Love is Fair".

She was very good too and had many hits.

She was fantastik. all her songs were very good.
Bert Bacharach wrote many good ones for her.

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28Linda Jones

No-one ever came close. Ask Aretha or Gladys. She was their favourite soul singer. Totally stunning.

29Donna SummerLaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

Donna - natural talent, exceptional beauty, versatile and smart; she broke down barriers and paved the way for the Whitneys, Beyonces and Mariahs who came along after she broke really big in the mid-seventies. Underrated for sure, but, a lot of the reason for her not receiving the recognition she deserved was by her own career choices. She would often say that she wanted to be just an "ordinary girl" in this life. However, she was one of the chosen few who was gifted by our Higher Power with extraordinary abilities, singing being only one of them. She reared three exceptionally talented, beautiful daughters (much like Miss Ross) but, unfortunately for the rest of us, she was called away far too soon. After three years, I still can't get my head around the fact that Miss Adrian Donna (Gaines) Summer is no longer a part of this life. But, I will see you in Heaven! Donna (is) a legend in music history and an true icon in life (without a doubt). Humble and sweet, she will always ...more

30Carly Rose Sonenclar
31Lorraine Ellison
32Barbra StreisandBarbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
33Cissy Houston

Her range was incredible!

34Minnie Riperton
35Tamia
36Keke Wyatt
37Sarah 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.
38Birdy
39Anita Pointer
40Monica

I can't believe she's not on this list. She should definitely be in the top ten.

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