Top Ten Best Black Female Music Artists of All Time

The Top Ten
1 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.

Whitney had a unique recognizable voice that had depth and height in octaves. Her songs are like stamps...forever!

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

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

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

2 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.

She is a singer, dancer, performer and producer. She can only be matched by the greats like Mariah and Whitney. She’s is the greatest singer of this generation by far. Forget Ariana who is a Mariah wannabe and the others who think they can perform like Beyoncé she is queen

She is the best singer in the whole world! She shows confidence, beauty and tuffnes! Shes awesome the best female and her daughter and husband! Sh gives me confidence!

She is Michael jackson of our generation

Queen of R&B! She has it all!

3 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

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

Aretha! Wow what a voice!


4 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.

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

She has a beautiful voice, talented all around

5 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 she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.

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

Though good artist

She looks white...but doesn't matter what race she is I love her so much.

Mariah is an amazing singer.

Shes mixed just like barack obama but shes considered black

6 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.

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.

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 Top 10 hits. Those albums are Control, Janet Jackson's ...more

She pioneered what it means to make a visual album.

This woman is definitely top 3, stop playing

7 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.

No one compares to her siren voice, great energy and performance élan!

8 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.

Amazing voice. RIP LeftEye

9 Mary J. Blige Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.

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, 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 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American 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.

What! Rihanna should be in the too 5. Gosh people don't know how to vote

She's broken more records then all of these other girls!

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

12 Missy Elliott Melissa Arnette Elliott is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.
13 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.
14 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

15 Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
16 Diana Ross Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ross rose to fame as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes.

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 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.
19 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.
20 Pamela Williams
21 Rasheeda
22 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
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24 Aaliyah Aaliyah 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. more.

She is a pioneer and a legend in R&B. She had it all; singing, dancing, and acting. I'm glad that we had her while we did. Rest in peace Princess of Urban Pop. "Baby Girl, better known as Aaliyah"

WHAT? Aaliyah at no28? Who made this list for real.. ? Aaliyah is the greatest.. Even Beyonce know..

She was stunning but she was not so g8t as an artist;likes of Janet Jackson
Mary j Blige
Whitney Houston and even Rihanna are by far superior

Such an amazing talent taken before our eyes. At least she got to live her dream! REST IN PEACE AALIYAH, MAY YOU REST IN THE ARMS OF GOD FOR ALL ETERNITY!

25 Chaka Khan Chaka 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.
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