Top Ten Best Black Female Music Artists of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

She paved the way for beyonce and Alicia keys... No disrespect to Alicia or bey I love them too

The greatest voice in history

I'm sorry guy she the best black female singer for me, I just love her

"Greatest voice in history"?
May I introduce you to Miss Aretha Franklin and Miss Etta James?

Yeah I know them. They are the 2nd and 5th Greatest voices in history... - anewman

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2 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

Nah, I'm not a huge Beyonce fan, there is something quite trashy about her she doesn't have any class.

It's a stretch even calling her a "music artist", she is a dancer, nothing more.

No. If this was the "worst black female artists" list, then yes. - RnBLover

She is Michael jackson of our generation

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3 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Aretha! Wow what a voice!

Aretha, Etta, and Gladys...
The trifecta of exquisite vocal instrumentation, from the heart, from the gut, from the soul.


4 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Even she disappointed me by taking that woman's husband (Swizz stop - I still love you both) she is the greatest example of female excellence. Smart, beautiful and can read write and play music and multiple instruments. She defines what we strive for our daughters to be (without the taking another women's man part) still love you keys (smooches)

Incredible and don't get as much respect and acknowledgement as she deserves.

She has a beautiful voice, talented all around

My husband was out of town and sent one of her songs to me.

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5 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet 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.

Most Consecutive Top 10 Official Singles for a Solo Artist- #1

Greatest Artist of ALL Time- #7

Billboard's Greatest of All Time Top Dance Club Artists- #2

Most top ten singles from one album- #1 Three-way Tie (with Michael jackson and Bruce Springsteen

Most cumulative weeks at number one- #9


Artists with the most albums on Billboard's Top 200 Albums of All-Time- #10

Best Selling Female Artists of ALL Time- #7

Most number-one singles from one album- #2 Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814

Female Artist with Most TOP 10 HITS in HISTORY- #3

Female Artist with Most TOP 5 HITS in HISTORY- #2

Female Artist with Most TOP 10 HITS in HISTORY-#2

Artists with the Most #1 Hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs- #4

Janet Jackson's Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 has the most top 5 singles, with 7.

Janet Jackson has the most albums with five or more ...more

This woman is definitely top 3, stop playing

The best female dancer of all time. She broke multiple barriers and mutlitple records in her 20 something years. She can only be touched by Aaliyah, in terms of dancing.

Not a good singer, but a good dancer - DaWyteNight

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6 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

Hold up, she is a black? Did not see that coming

Though good artist

She's not black! '

I think there should be another race for those who pass as white or by

Her? Best black female artist? Lol - RnBLover

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7 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

Such amazing rap skills. She always stayed positive to what she wrote and her lyrics always cane from the bottom of her heart. REST IN PEACE LISA " LEFT EYE " LOPES, GOD BLESS HER YOUNG SOUL.

Very talented. She was and always will be a very beautiful woman with great message's.R.I. P LEFT EYE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. TLC FOREVER. WE LOVE YOU.

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8 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

Patti has had her moments when she was right up there with the big three.

9 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige

She is the only person on this list that has not let the glamour and glitz of making money inspire the messages she tries to deliver to women, she draws from her inner spirit as opposed to her outer ego

10 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

The Contenders

11 Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Dana Elaine Owens, known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host.

Love her

12 Missy Elliott Missy Elliott Melissa Arnette Elliott, is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.
13 Anita Baker Anita Baker Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which more.

Are you all deaf? She is definitely top 5

14 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

Rihanna is hot and makes great music, she has done very well so far and she should be in the top 5. Young and Beautiful.

I love everyone on the list, but Rihanna is the best

She isn't number 1?...RIP me - spodermanfan1000

Hey haters, go away. This list isn't facts, Rihanna has most top 10 hits ever and most #1 hits of any black female, so with the facts she's NUMBER ONE SURPASSING EVERYONE, WITHOUT COMPOTITION. ALL OF THE OTHERS ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE. WHAT THE HELL, THIS LIST IS FOR OLD PEOPLE.

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15 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
16 Diana Ross Diana Ross

Set the standards. Not only open the door but walked right through it!

Queen. I would rank her top 5 or 3.

By far the queen

Easily in top ten list along side;
Tina turner
Aretha Franklin
Gloria Gaynor
Patti LaBelle
and Gladys Knight

17 Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
18 Etta James Etta James Etta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
19 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton
20 Pamela Williams
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1. Whitney Houston
2. Patti LaBelle
3. Anita Baker
1. Beyonce
2. Queen Latifah
3. Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
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