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 BEST!V 148 Comments
People like Adele come once in a few generations. They become a living poem, a moving masterpiece. Comparing just becomes silly.
God she is the best singer ever. Her songs like 'Someone Like You', 'Skyfall', 'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Set Rain To Fire'(rather the whole album - '21') are so so so awesome. I just simply LOVE her strong, mature and deep voice. But I am missing her a lot nowadays! She is so inspiring. Can you all believe she is so good and she is just 26 years old!
She is the crossover singer in the history of female singers in the world. 21 is still topping across various charts. Can you believe it?
She is Number ONEV 85 Comments
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
She is a great Singer
And her voice directly touch my heart
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.
I'm sorry but Kate should be in the top 5 at least. Anyone with any ounce of musicality in their bones must be able to acknowledge what an utter genius this women is. Unless they have never listened to more than 30 seconds of her work, which sadly is most likely to be the reason why she is positioned outside the top 10. Kate after all, is completely unique and out on her own.
There have been many great talented female singer/songwriters through the generations and we all have our favourites of course, and Kate is not everyone's 'cup of tea' I realise but if this poll is to be taken seriously then any subjective appreciative music lover would always vote for Kate before anyone else in my opinion.
My favourite witch of Pop! Yes, she is a good witch for she is so otherworldly. Bjork must be related to her. Hugely important singer/ songwriter. Perhaps one of Britain's most important female solo acts. Hugely creative. Weird and wonderful like no other. Extremely romantic and earth-bound. She is the Eve of Music. Nobody can write and tell a story through song like Kate Bush. Nobody.
No one comes closeV 30 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
Best singer in this worldV 49 Comments
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.
Took a couple of years to realise how good she was! I'm one stubborn sod that refused to go with the masses in what was popular, so missed out on some real talent when they appeared on the scene.
A rich powerful voice, low to high notes make her worth top 5.
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.
This girl was the real dealV 38 Comments
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.
Best selling British female singer in the US Charts after Adelle. She should be no.2 but this chart is completely incorrect.V 16 Comments
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!
Her voice... I think I saw god when she sangV 8 Comments
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.
Superb real life songsV 11 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.
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
Not even in the top ten?!?! Florence can hit and hold notes that others can only dream of.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
So good!V 7 Comments
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
Have seen Dame Shirley a number of times in concert, wow just an amazing powerhouse of song - the very best ever!V 21 Comments
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.V 8 Comments
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
True talentV 7 Comments
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!
The best because she has a sensitivity and feeling that are rare in pop music.V 11 Comments
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!
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!
Consistently giving us brilliant music!V 11 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
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 x
Pixie should be n3 like how many hits she has hadV 6 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
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.
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
She should be number 1 because she is the only female singer ever to have 5 UK number 1s and has some of the most catchy songs I ever heard. She is a house hold name in u.k./ireland but she never released her music in the us witch is a shameV 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
She is so underrated disco princessV 8 Comments
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
Shes Cool Makes The Best Songs Eva And Is Better That Dua LipaV 5 Comments
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!
Capable of producing dozens and dozens of hits the world over, Kim also wrote and sang album tracks covering political, artistic, economical, war, suicide topics. An intelligent and warm individual who simply loves music. Her stage presence and live show are sensational, amazing considering she was the first lady of the pop video. Utterly imperious.
Saw her in concert recently and she was strong and varied in voice, the range of hits were compulsive and brilliant and her and her band were utterly wonderful. She was sometimes underrated because of her sex bomb looks, but make no mistake her voice has a truly gorgeous quality to it and melodies are delivered so easily. The queen.
International star, with numbers ones the world over and a lengthy career. Classy voice but punchy too. Much more than the blonde blombshell. TerrificV 54 Comments
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 themV 3 Comments
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.
First woman to ever chart at n°1 in UK and US simultaneously! one of the most popular UK performer in the world!V 1 Comment
Your joking she is a better singer than most of the top lot who thought of this list most of been smoking something
Absolutely brilliant. There is such depth to her voice.
Best singer ever!
AMAZING! it's as if you can see into her soul. Love her.V 10 Comments
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
How to compare with lesser lights.
Better than all the rest
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!
Beautiful and unique voiceV 3 Comments
Amazing. Simply beautiful.
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!
Dusty Springfield at 34?! She should be in top 10! She was a fantastic vocalist and had lots of amazing songs. 'Son Of A Preacher Man', 'You Don't Have To Say You Love Me', 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself', and 'I Only Want To Be With You' are the best though! I'm only 13 but love her voice and music. RIP.
One of the best female vocalists of all time and am surprised she is not higher on this list. Her range and different styles of singing amaze me still. And she could sing a ballad like no other. Thank you for your music Dusty!
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 SpringfieldV 22 Comments
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.
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.
She is one for the ages...no one else even comes close...sweet but powerful voice...and a presence that is truly mesmerisingV 3 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
Great sound choice of musicV 4 Comments
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.V 2 Comments
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!
Simply. She is the best.V 2 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
One on her own is not like any one else one & only Ellie Brooke’sV 9 Comments
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.
Absolute all - time great! God wanted her for himself - who could blame him. Think of all the wonderful music we've missed out on since her premature death. So missed (understatement! )V 1 Comment
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!
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
The best female singer out of spice girls and she writes her own songs where most singers don't
Beautiful music great voice.
I like her lyrics, and her accent
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!
She should be number one because in every other top tens she's number one for this categoryV 7 Comments
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
The girl can sing ( better than most) this talent will be remembered far beyond pop culture.
I love her heart and soul jazz singer
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