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.
Without a doubt! And she has an extra pair of lungs to sustains those damn long notes that Adele can only dream of and no one comes close to her falsetto.V 155 Comments
Adele is the best BRITISH singer of all time!
Adele is BRITAIN'S MOST SUCCESSFUL FEMALE SINGER! And anyone who doesn't agree should (a) have their hearing testing and (b) crawl back under his/her rock.
Adele is a MUCH BETTER singer than Leona Lewis - won more awards than her too which speaks volumes, and her songwriting is exemplary.
Adele is the best British female singer by a gazillion glory miles.V 94 Comments
Kate Bush is one of the reasons so many female artists are so popular nowadays. She opened a lot of doors for contemporary female artists. She also has the voice of an angel.
The very best of all, A true artist for singing, dancing, fashion, creativity, performance and as a throughly decent and principled woman.
Many singers are good, very good or excellent. Kate, however, is the very best.
Most artists are a one hit wonder; they put all their efforts into one decent song or fluke a great tune. Kate Bush was a genius, and songwriting seemed to come naturally to her from an early age. Her debut album The Kick Inside outflanks most other singers mature work. Songs like Moments of Pleasure, Hounds of Love, Love and Anger (to name just a few) are chillingly beautiful and musically diverse masterpieces. I tell you, they don't write uplifting songs like Cloudbusting anymore.
Unique is a word create to describes Kate Bush!V 33 Comments
Wonderful innovator, beautiful voice
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.V 15 Comments
Her voice... I think I saw god when she sang
She has amazing music
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.V 7 Comments
"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.
Best selling British female singer in the US Charts after Adelle. She should be no.2 but this chart is completely incorrect.
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.V 16 Comments
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.V 49 Comments
She is really gifted and her voice is AMAZING!
I'm Ellie's big fan. She has amazing voice. She is best artist in world for me. #iamgoulddigger
Yep she deserves it, her talent speaks for itself. I love all her songs and I am always looking for more.
Leona, Jessie J and Adele are all great singers and I love them too.
However, Amy is exceptional, I think she is the bee's knees.
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.
How is she NOT number 1. I love leona, adele and jessie j but... Amy whinehouse... has much more credit and is more famous even in deathV 43 Comments
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.
Have seen Dame Shirley a number of times in concert, wow just an amazing powerhouse of song - the very best ever!
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 1V 22 Comments
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 qualityV 8 Comments
Not even in the top ten?!?! Florence can hit and hold notes that others can only dream of.
Needs to be number one
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.V 6 Comments
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. IncredibleV 7 Comments
Superb real life songs
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.V 11 Comments
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 agree - my vote hasn't counted either!V 75 Comments
Think she is brilliant
Everything she does is amazing
Consistently giving us brilliant music!V 14 Comments
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.V 16 Comments
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.V 8 Comments
The best because she has a sensitivity and feeling that are rare in pop music.
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.V 11 Comments
Jess is the best
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.
AMAZING! it's as if you can see into her soul. Love her.V 13 Comments
Love her, very hardworking and talented
She is fantastic
Rita ora is an amazing singer I could listen to her all day I love you Rita xxx
Such a great singer...like her a lot with her wonderful voice...V 9 Comments
The very very best 4 songs get under your skin you can't forget them
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 chickenV 3 Comments
She crosses all catagories and all genres of music and still is an iconic can't really compare to a generation who won't be remembered tomorrow let alone in 40 plus years...
Most of the singers who are on this list would say that Miss Springfield is the Best Female Singer that has come out of the U.K.
If you ask any real singers of world of music they will tell you that Dusty Springfield was one of the greats This lady could sing anything Pop, Soul, Country, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock there is no female singer around who can match Miss Springfield
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!
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!
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.
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.V 8 Comments
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
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
I just love her xV 7 Comments
Jesy, Leigh- Anne and Jade are way more prettier than Perrie.
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!V 8 Comments
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
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.V 4 Comments
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.V 4 Comments
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.V 3 Comments
Great great great!
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.V 2 Comments
35? Listen to her sing. Her voice is pure beauty. - TopTenTed
Simply. She is the best.
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!
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.V 3 Comments
Elkie is stunning live, can sing anything just listen to her version of Dylan's "Make you feel my love " superior to Adel
For me Elkie Brooks is by far the best female singer EVER to come from the U.K.
One of the greatest live singers, you have to see her live to really appreciate the raw power and emotion
Know as the British Queen of Blues. Elkie Brooks has an amazing voice.V 9 Comments
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.
The most beautiful voice I have ever heard.
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.V 2 Comments
Soulful artist should be listed in your top 10.
Classy vocal in the 90's
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...V 2 Comments
ONE OF THE BEST VOCAL GYMNASTS
Amazing. Simply beautiful.
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.V 1 Comment
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
Beautiful music great voice.
I like her lyrics, and her accent
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.V 2 Comments
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.V 2 Comments
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!
The best female singer out of spice girls and she writes her own songs where most singers don't
Only British Female Solo Artist to have 4 consecutive #1 singles (Mi Chico Latino, Lift Me Up, Bag It Up, It's Raining Men)...12-13 million record sales as a solo artist, plus 75 million as a Spice Girl... Nearly 90 million world wide record sales!
She was definitely the best spice girl. She had many awesome songs. Don't you like It's Raining Men, Look at Me, Mi Chico Latino, Walkaway or Calling? - Magnolia
Geri Halliwell had 3 consecutive number #1 singles (Mi Chico Latino, Lift me up, Bag it up) on her first album, as well her debut sing 'Look at me' which peaked at #2 in the charts.
This was a major achievement, a rare success! Then she broke another record by achieving her fourth consecutive #1 single with 'It's raining men' on her second album, becoming the only British female singer to ever achieve this, four consecutive number #1 singles, Girl Power!
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.
Better than cheryl by far.
Hauntingly beautiful voice.
The girl can sing ( better than most) this talent will be remembered far beyond pop culture.
I love her heart and soul jazz singer
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
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