Best British Female Singers
The Top Ten
A Voice that is unparalleled, Leona Lewis proves that talent is the only thing needed to be successful. Great songs and great lyrics for a phenomenal voice. Leona is all about music, and that is why she is so sensational!
Leona Lewis has an amazing voice and deserves more fame for this. She deserves many more hits then she does. Untalented people roam the charts and now it's Leona's turn.
Lewis' music is known for its heartfelt lyrics and beautiful melodies. In combination with her stunning voice and incredible vocal range she becomes a force to be reckoned with.
The most amazing, beautiful and sweetest vocalist you can ever encounter. Definitely underrated and sensational! Her bleeding love popularity has definitely deserved to excel up to this point because her talent, music and love has remained consistent. Best singer of the generation!
Truly an artist of her vocal craft! It's no wonder. She studied Dusty's sound.
People like Adele come once in a few generations. They become a living poem, a moving masterpiece. Comparing just becomes silly.
In my opinion she is one of the most influencial singer and lyricist of all time I have ever heard english songs. She has got an inner feel for each song she lives and performs.
May god bless her
Adele is THE BEST BRITISH FEMALE SINGER OF ALL TIME BAR NONE. She is a SUPERSTAR EXTRAORDINAIRE!
Kate Bush is probably one of the most underrated female artists of all time. She has a unique, high voice, and sang many art-pop songs. - SweetPenny
Leona Lewis better than Kate Bush? Is this a joke? This woman wrote Moments of pleasure. Quite simply a masterpiece.
A true genius. Vocals & music that can take you to another place.
Kate was always the best by far, pure artistry, talent, theatrical expression, genius, amazing singer, amazing song writer, amazing musician, amazing dancer, amazing choreographer, also a producer. She was so original there never was anyone like that ever... she's the pioneer before the rest of them! And finally - she was real, not plastic, she wasn't in it for money fame glamour but only ever did it for love of art. I wouldn't compare the rest on this list to Kate Bush. Nope.
There aren't words expressive enough for this woman's internal archives of creativity and talent. From her experimental and shocking debut and throughout her constant chameleon-like, daring career, her amazing ability to entertain and amuse as well as eloquently make a poingnent statement just enhances and embraces the flawless jewel that is her voice.
80ies Fashion Icon. Feminist (for lack of better word). Philanthropist and freedom fighter. In fact she is the British Madonna. Piercing and powerful voice, yet gentle and elegant like a crystal. She stirs emotions like few others. Talented singer/ songwriter. Massively important for music.
Simply the best by a mile; what a fantastic and unique voice with depth, range that varies from angelic to almost rock at times. An icon and an inspiration to any female singer.
Is there a better female singer of her generation! Some of the others listed don't even come close!
This should be number 1, Marina has an amazing voice and meaningful lyrics, She has a message and she's delivering it successfully so far, Listen to her and you won't regret it.
How she isn't number one is mind boggling. Absolutely amazing lyrics, great sound, and more important than the other two, she has a phenomenal voice.
Marina is my favourite singer! I think she should be much higher on this list! Her songs are absolutely brilliant in my opinion, and she has a really nice voice as well!
This lady hits the spot all the time with me.
She’s just amazing and so versatile! She takes you to other worlds with her voice.
"Breathy", "sultry", "ethereal", "startling" all have been said about her voice. Listen to "Pilots" and decide for yourself. By the way, the opening tune to the song is also her voice.
Sade is the most amazing singer of anything: Blues, Jazz, Rock, Ballads and Modern. I listen to her music everyday and have done this for over two years. Sade is also a fine dancer and entertainer displaying both beauty and deep felt sexuality. I feel like the luckiest man alive for finally discovering the magical experience of SADE and her great band.
Out of all the artists here, how many are we still going to be Listening to 20years later?... I think you all should listen to any of SADEs 6 albums
1984: Diamond Life
1988: Stronger Than Pride
1992: Love Deluxe
2000: Lovers Rock
2010: Soldier of Love
She is undoubtedly one of the best, forget about all these youngsters. Sade made it to the top without half the technology the top ten has had to benefit them
She has stood the test of time and her shows still outsell most people on the list in the US. She has also modeled the best behavior to celebrity by keeping as private as possible, creating mystique.
Jessie J never fails when she sings, and she cannot only sing, but she can also beatbox and play with her voice in so many other ways. You can feel her mood when she sings. You can feel her emotions, and it is very few singers, where you can hear that! Jessie J is without a doubt the best british female singer :-)
I first heard of Jessie j when she released her controversial single Do It Like A Dude I wasn't sure of her at that point I just considered an ordinary typical pop singer and then one I listened to her acoustic version of Nobody's Perfect and I wanted to shatter into tears, emotional track and artist she should be at the top
Ask another singer to do one of her songs and here the difference they can't do it. Ok maybe the vocal gymnastics are overdone but this girl is a major talent. When she hosted the MTV Europe show before she became huge she sang lots of covers and put every other artist on the bill to shame. Only leona Lewis shines brighter
She's a very talented singer and you could really feel what's her song is saying about. Every word that comes from her sound so much and every lyrics pronounce so meaningful, that could really put the listeners inside her song. She's very great and it's so amazing to hear her voice.
Britain has been responsible for some of the greatest vocal talents the world has ever seen, and Amy is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most gifted female. Her voice was absolutely extraordinary, and she could translate an emotion to an audience in a fashion that was practically unparalleled. Really, her voice was an instrument that could take you places. Not to mention, she was an incredibly gifted songwriter. The lyrics to Love is a Losing Game and Wake Up Alone are just stunning, and her renditions of classic Jazz standards are beautiful. Moreover, there is something commendable about her devotion to being herself in an industry that endeavors for individuals to conform. She truly epitomizes the word genius, and she made an everlasting impact on my life.
If we speak about really great voice, this girl should be # 1. Besides, she sang not because she wanted to be famous singer, like others did. She simply couldn't live without singing. That's why she IS famous now.
If it hadn't been for Amy Winehouse this list would have been almost empty. She opened up for many other female artist plus she gave the world a lot with her talent. She is amazing and she will always be remembered. Her voice is better than most artists that exist. We love Amy Winehouse and she definitely should be number one on this list.
As a matter of fact, amy is the only one on this list who can be called a legend. She was a genius, and to our dismay the price of a genius is her ultimate tragic death. Simply peerless, both voice and image-wise.
She is really gifted and her voice is AMAZING!
Yep she deserves it, her talent speaks for itself. I love all her songs and I am always looking for more.
Best British artist to date. Sorry if you disagree. It's the truth. This deserves to be at number 1. Vote it up please. If you disagree, listen to:
-This Love (Will Be Your Downfall
-Anything Could Happen
I love Ellie goulding, literally love her, I'm in love with Ellie goulding.
Her beautiful face, voice and body. I feel in love right now.
The All Around Greatest and Best Selling Female Singer in United Kingdom History. Dame Shirley Bassey, there's No One like her-LONG LIVE THE DAME!...says Emmit.
If some younger music lovers could have seen her live they would understand what all the fuss is about, no dancers or even backing singers, just that voice and a huge orchestra
No other entertainer in the world has been a world-class performer for more than 50 years. For that, in addition to maintaining the the voice, Bassey has NO peer. She has also sold more records than anyone else on this list and her Oscars performance in 2013 basically showed the world, and Adele, how it's done. An indisputable number 1
The others are good but she really really is world class my mum and dad really agreed about anything but the both said that Shirley was the best and I agree
Unparalleled depth, she is the juxtaposition of voice. Moyet stirs emotion as simultaneously modern and timeless. Like few can in any era, she sings along the knife's edge to be as polished as it is raw. Consider listening to any of her songs, notably with Yazoo (Yaz), and hear the texture that fills the room.
Along with Cindy Lauper and Madonna, Alison Moyet was one of my favorite singers in the 80's (remember her being number 1 in Top of the Pops) and one of the most talented and complete singers I ever knew... Probably not too many young people know her, that's why she is only no 41...
Superior live vocalist, can sing any genre and give it pure quality
Alison, I think should be in the top 10. She has a richness in her voice
Yes! Every time I listen to her, I feel like I'm in heaven. Right now I'm listening to Breaking Down, my anthem
No sound can match hers Florence is one of the most talented singers of all time even Adele doesn't have a voice like hers because her voice is the voice of an angle
There may be several incredible women on this list, but none can match the artistry that Florence Welch has.
Listen to Calvin Harris' version of Spectrum and then tell me Florence Welch isn't the best on this list. Adele is a very close second though
THIS WOMAN IS A TRUE TALENT HER LYRICS ARE INSPIRING SHE HAS EVEN WROTE SONGS FOR LEONA LEWIS.. AND MANY OTHERS... SPREAD THE WORD I LOVE YOU EMELI
She's a great singer and she also writes her own songs. I feel like she deserves to be in the top 5 area if not top 3.
She has such an incredible Voice, her Songs are with so much Emotion and Soul I Love her
Can write any song and evoke emotion and can sing any song and spark waterfalls. Incredible
She is somebody I've been waiting to hear for a long time. She is a breath of fresh air. Love her
Her songs are so truthful and real. As as well as being relaxing music to the ears
She's Amazing, Gorgeous, Talented and Cool.
Still underrated, very good!
She paved the way for rock chicks across the world and is still re-generating now. Unique and gorgeous voice. Truly the best ever,
One of a kind, so many fantastic hits but also made some epic album tracks. So much variety. Can listen to her all day, which is a true test...
Songwriter of extraordinary depth and surprisingly hard hitting and realistically emotive. Has quite simply the best pop voice for variety, she has strength in pop, rock, ballad, dance, jazz etc etc. So many singers are great with a particular type of song, this lady manages them all convincingly. Ridiculous she is this low in the poll. "Cambodia", her best seller remains my favourite of all-time, genuinely innovative, haunting, melodic, strong vocals which mixes eastern style percussion with a disco beat and gigantic chorus. Mesmerising!
Have loved Kim since 1981. Makes brilliant music and mot afraid to mix it up. Her concerts are mind blowing with a pulsating energy. There's a richness to her voice on the album ballads that need to be heard to appreciate just how good she is...
I love Paloma Faith because she dares to be different and when she wants, she is unique. She writes her own stuff and should eventually make it big in America. I love her honesty as a person and as an artist.
Simply the queen! Such a diverse spectrum of beautiful music, Paloma leaves everyone else for dead. She has class while also managing to be different. She is an inspiration. Great live also!
She's the Greatest! Full of soul! Her performances command your attention, she's awesome! We need more of her in America!
A true artist, unique, so talented, a great role model and a beautiful personality! Pure class!
Cheryl is amazing! She's an outstanding performer, her music is so lifting and empowering. Not to mention her beauty, personality and hits with Girls Aloud! #1
Cheryl is a phenomenal talent from singing, songwriting and dancing. She has so much experience, with a decade in the music industry. She is a true artist.
Cheryl is really a total performer specially on stage! Plus factor is her sweet personality made her to the top! Like her so much! - Marsha from the Philippines
I she has been lucky with her success due to a lot of publicity from the X-Factor. She ain't really released any classic songs that will be remembered for years. It's crazy to think she has 5 #1 singles for such a plain-Jane.
Just by exploring all the kind of music she sings. Since trance going by pop music until indie gender. Her personality, her style of voice so unique. Her role as mother, wife and artist make of her an admirable person. Never in the eye of the show and scandals. Nothing vulgar. All a lady. Most of her lyrics do not say vulgarity like those of the most popular singers. What a pity that she is not recognized as it should in her own country, and is more acclaimed in Russia and Latin America. Mexico loves her! - oscarsam
Kylie may be the "British Princess of Pop" (despite being Aussie, really) but Sophie is the drama peak-inducing, high energy, new Electro Dance Pop Diva par excellence. Perhaps the most important Dance-Pop sensation of the new millennium for Britain. Addictive.
For me is the more beautiful singer and anyway she can to be underrated singer, your music is pure class and don't need being a wore for having famous
Sophie comes from good stock, her mother Janet was the undisputed sex bomb of children's bbc when I was a wee lad.
Your joking she is a better singer than most of the top lot who thought of this list most of been smoking something
This is a joke. Jess Glynne is an amazing singer, yet people like Rita Ora are higher up on this list.
Absolutely brilliant. There is such depth to her voice.
I like her voice, should be ranked higher
So beautiful songs that makes you cry, but at the same time makes you smile
Birdy really gets to your heart. Love her and do not ordinarily love female singers. I hope I get to listen to her touching and gorgeous vocals forever.
She is so talented and her voice is so flawless at such a young age.. Truly inspiring!
Beautiful melody, beautiful voice and her songs are so mean
Rita ora is an amazing singer I could listen to her all day I love you Rita xxx
She is really talented. She is also a really good model.
GO Albania... Love you rita
She is an inspiration and such a genuine person. Rita is talented and always has good spirits. Most importantly of all, she never forgets where she came from. Love you Rita xx
I'm guessing a lot of fourteen year olds are voting when you find sade and dido at the bottom. But hey times change just lets not forget who paved the way.
Dido is just stunning. These emotions, her passion in songwriting. She was accompanying me through my adolescence and empowered me very often.
I love dido song like my fries and chicken
The very very best 4 songs get under your skin you can't forget them
Absolutely the best of all time. I grew up listening to her in the sixties. Dusty I loved you!
If you ask any of the singers who can sing they would vote Miss Springfield at the top of this list
Dusty is ranked way below her rightful place. So low that it makes the rest of the rankings look ridiculous.
Dusty Springfield was the a Game Changer in British Pop Music - Leading the Way for other Female pop Stars. Elton John called her " BRITAIN'S BEST VOCALIST ". Ballads, Soul, Pop - She had Hits in America, Australia, Canada, U.K. Germany - Germany Voted her " Best Female Singer in Germany 1973 ".
Amazing Voice, Husky, powerful, Her Range & Sensuality came over in Waves when you heard her Sing. You heard the first couple of Notes & you just knew it was Dusty. James Bond & other Movie Backing Songs - Listen to her with the " PET SHOP BOYS " Also her " REPUTATION CD ". She should be in the " TOP TEN " British Singers of all Time - Listen to Her Music - Simply Stunning!.
This should not be a Generational Selection but a MUSIC Selection & DUSTY IS THE BEST!
She... Is always.. A good singer.
Very talented Girl I love her voice x
She is the best
In my opinion she is the best female singer in the world! Natasha have incredible voice.She is very talented as a singer and songwritter.. Her songs are the best psychologists for me, when I'm sad they give me power and lots of positive emotions! I love her so much <3!
Perrie has one of those voices that stand out and can be recognized instantly. She is a true singer and her voice matures with age. I can't wait to hear her on Little Mix's upcoming album. Her voice truly sounded the same when she was younger and she's mastering the art of control as her career progresses.
But she is the part of a girl group called little mix. I mean in this list it should little mix instead of only perrie. This is so unfair.
I absolutely love perrie! She always makes me smile and some of the songs actually help you build your confidence and I can totally relate to little me:) I love her so much!
Perrie's voice shocks you because you don't expect it to come out of her. I get goosebumps whenever she sings! Her voice is beautiful.
She's really cute, has good dancing skills and some catchy songs.
I love pixie, she is my most favourite singer, to me she is literally gods gift
Pixie is one of the most talented and by far the most beautiful UK female songstress of all time. She's down to earth and has a heart of gold. She is quiet famous all over the world she has a small fan base in most countries including the U.S
I just love her x
Cher lloyd started off in X factor uk when she was 16 auditioning singing "Turn my swag on". After finishing fourth place she was signed. Cher came out with her songs Want you Back, Oath, With your Love, and more. Cher lloyd is a great inspiration to me and others. Cher is defeniey qualified to be on this website. Cher lloyd is the best!
I Love Cher Lloyd. My favorite FEMALE singers are, (in no order), Cher Lloyd, Nicki Minaj, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrus. I Love this women and I can not believe she's number 9. People are crazy.
I see her live front row she was very good and I had a good time.
To me this lady is the best singer Britain has at the moment not Leona Lewis someone help me to get this Lady up there.
Petula set the standard very high, no one comes close in terms of longevity, she can still fill concert halls in 2018 without being part of "nostalgia tours" and her current recordings are some of her very best.
A Living legend of music.
A super voice that is one of the very best for clear diction, even my foreign friends can understand her words
The enduring backbone of Brit female entertainers
She is the standard that all others are measured.
Alexandra Burke is the best UK female singer of recent times. Although Leona can sing higher notes Alexandra has the richer voice and is better than Leona. Singing high notes does not make you a better singer.
Alex is the best British singer I have ever heard, bar none...and she can hit high notes. She does hit high notes. More important, her personality is so sweet and humble. No offense to all the other ladies, but Alex's voice and performances really move me. What a lovely, talented, and gracious performer. This list needs revised!
Alexandra Burke is one of the best, the way she hit those notes on Hallelujah
Every song is her best
Known for her super special husky voice, with mega hits like total eclipse of the heart, holding out for a hero, it's a heartache and many many many more..., she is a legend. Just look at her hits on YouTube, every song gives you that special wow feeling, you know what I mean!
Because of the amazing husky voice and the passion she puts in every song, because she's been in the business for 40 years and never gets tired of touring, because of her fantastic hits and success all over Europe and worldwide.
Great honest performer who can really deliver.
Great great great!
Joss is the best white female soul singer in the world. Not one person named herein has a voice even close to hers. Joss has given up her popularity for artistic freedom. She is the only world class singer who is performing on her own, without the corporate music worlds publicity and backing. Joss is boss, literally. Name another singer who can say the same.
The only singer today that comes close is Adele, both of these women were born to perform music, they are simply the Whitney, and Mariah of a new generation.
Awesome concert, very personal. She connect with her audience, love her music
We had a super duper live with her in Dhaka, Bangladesh to night.
Very impressed with her voice... Someone said it was Adele, but I heard something in her voice that was NOT Adele... Love to hear more from her!
Love the duskiness of her voice, the rich character of it. She has a quality that is more woman than girl, like other deliciously great singers such as Adele and Amy Winehouse.
Like her because nothing to do with Adele! Simply unique! Great singer!
Duffy is fantastic. She is a very sexy lady.
I admire many of the other singers on this list, but Sarah Brightman is undoubtedly a better, more highly trained and more versatile singer than any of them.
Anyone who's listened to her music will realise why she alone deserves to top this list.
Her voice varies from smooth soft tones to the ultra highs of the scale. Truly a voice of an angel. At least in the top five!
Her duets with Alessandro Safina and Andrea Bocelli are wonderful.
Amazing singer. Puts most of the singers on this list to shame.
For me Elkie Brooks is by far the best female singer EVER to come from the U.K.
Elkie is stunning live, can sing anything just listen to her version of Dylan's "Make you feel my love " superior to Adel
One of the greatest live singers, you have to see her live to really appreciate the raw power and emotion
Class sheer class one if the best but mismanaged British artists ever. I seen her win the men search fir a star at 15 the year after Gary Barlow and crazy good at the show
She rarely disappoints. The original neo-soul singer. Move over Amy Winehouse! She can do Jazz, Dance, Pop, Soul...
Lovely girl and a great voice so my Mum says and she was an opera singer so there
Soulful artist should be listed in your top 10.
What a timeless voice. She could turn on stillness or power at will. No need for screaming or warbling-she uttered every note perfectly...and as for her writing...it's intelligence and storytelling was spellbinding unlike so many repetitive, banal offerings that we get today.
Wow what a voice... So many years since she died. "Who knows where the time goes"
Like no other - been listening for over 45 years and her voice still moves me.
The most beautiful voice I have ever heard.
Takes me back to the days when singers was actually singing and not screaming like some of the new young artists these days.
Amazing. Simply beautiful.
ONE OF THE BEST VOCAL GYMNASTS
Amy should be in the top ten. She absolutely rocks and is at such a young age with such a massive career ahead of her. She is a very independent singer which makes her unique and she has amazing vocals. This girl is going to make it further than everyone thinks because she is brilliant!
Her voice and different accent is certainly a winning combination. Her vocal gift accompanied by her energy on stage makes her a great performer despite her young age. She'll certainly make it to the top in her career, apparently not in this list though.
Beautiful looking and beautiful sounding vocals. A hugely talented 20-something Scottish singer/songwriter like KT Tunstall but better
Should be in the top ten on this list. Writes her own songs, plays an instrument. Not like so many of the karaoke singers in the first 60.
Feel good songs, amazing lyrics, performed by the most down to earth, beautiful and sweet woman. Such a national treasure
Great as a judge and a singer she's an all round star who is very underrated
Britain's best singer - male or female - by hundreds of miles. A vocal virtuoso as well as a great musician. Incredible range, power and good technique as well as soul that can easily overpower and outsing pretty much every other singer on this list. Immensely talented but criminally underrated.
Amazing knock-out voice that can fill an arena. Modern Soul at it's best check out her 2004 hit 'Come As You Are'.
Should be at the top of the list! Such a powerful voice and of the great soul singers.
This is so unfair, she is a stunning vocalist and brilliant live, the UK's answer to a cross between Tina Turner and Janis Joplin and can do more in between, should be a huge world wide star.
The girl can sing ( better than most) this talent will be remembered far beyond pop culture.
I love her heart and soul jazz singer
My daughter and I live hearing CBR sing
She is a breath of fresh air, and has a very mature and strong voice for someone her age. Even-though she only placed 6th on the X-factor she got a record deal and took a year to write and produce the kind of music she wanted to make and boy was it worth it. Ella possess a strong voice and can even reach the whistle register. I love her and she has been compared to the amazing Adele even-though her they sound a little different but nevertheless< I still adore and can't wait to have my hands on her second studio album.
A voice stronger than Adele with a personality that will make you think you've known her for years as well as being able to write songs herself that can make anyone cry
Her glow,ghost, mirror man is awesome
Amy's a true talent since a tender age of twelve.
Lovely ginger hair, good looking and a beautiful voice.
Six albums in six consecutive years, all of them best-selling in her native Sweden and now she's an actress in a feature film called "My Skinny Sister".
Just wondering, if this girls family hadn't moved back to Sweden what place would she have been at=
(Her father is British maybe that counts...)
There are LOTS of clips on YouTube, she has been a professional artist in Sweden for ten years now.
Interesting voice, can actually hear lyrics, great ad-libs
Beautiful music great voice.
I like her lyrics, and her accent
Better than cheryl by far.
Her music is just so beautiful. She has a gorgeous voice and is very underrated. 'English Rain' and 'Light Up the Dark' are both brilliant.
Beautiful, sweet enchanting voice that all should hear.
Hauntingly beautiful voice.
Pity the woman in the picture isn't Rebecca Ferguson the singer what a joke
This lady is fantastic and is a brilliant singer.
More than just X-factor!
Amazing voice and up there with the best.
The best female singer out of spice girls and she writes her own songs where most singers don't
Great voice, she has her own record company RED GIRL RECORDS! and very good solo albums. The best of the spice girls (and I love them all)
she should be at the top of this list!