Best Female Belters

The Top Ten

1 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

I was really impressed by the first time to listen to "Somewhere". Her voice technique is amazing, approximately perfect, her rhythm is crystal clear, pure and angelic. Even though, it is not dramatic and resonance like Whitney's and she can't use whistle like Mariah Carey, her musical technique is the best. Every note is controlled perfectly. Her belting is long, powerful and somewhat resonance, it's not annoying like Christina (she is good but always slaying, growling her voice and does not have a proper technique). If you like listening belting songs, why don't try to listen to the endings of two these songs: "Somewhere" and "A piece of sky".

She is the best. One of the most popular belting songs of all time is "Don't Rain On My Parade" from Funny Girl BY BARBRA STREISAND She is a legend and will always be one of my biggest inspirations in my performances. I doubt she reads these but-"Thank you, Barbra. Thank you for being the legend you are and inspiring so many people, especially me. Your work in all performances, not just belting, is truly incredible. I feel blessed to have the natural belting voice I have and I hope to inspire others one day. Thank you. From all of us who love you and who have been inspired by you."

Listen to her songs, for crying out loud! Don't Rain On My Parade is one of the most popular belting sings of all time and it's HER song. SHE is amazing. She definitely deserves to be #1 even though Whitney is good. Barbra is my inspiration and I am a mezzo belter in my theater organization. And I can belt like nobody's business. Thank you Barbra for inspiring me. You all need to witness her amazing talent.

Is this list updated? Haven't you heard of Morisette Amon? I believe she is the most powerful belter in the world today. Amazing tone, great head head voice and technique.

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2 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 ...read more.

Her voice is a gift from god, to be forever cherished and remembered for its dazzling grace. She was as iconic of a person as a she was a singer. She was beautiful, smart and intelligent. I will always love her!

I love her! She's been my idol forever

RIP

The GOAT

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3 So Hyang

No sense on even commenting. Most of you have never heard of her. Google her and see for yourself. Angelic, masterful, powerful, humble and under appreciated.

Bruh. Her range is insane. She can support a mixed belt up to C#6. Whitney is pretty much the agreed-upon best singer of all time (and rightly so), but So Hyang has the best belting ability of anyone I've ever seen. She's a Korean folk singer. Check her out on YouTube.

Truly amazing in ever sense of the word. Inside and out.

Powerful, resonant, supported belts extending into the 6th octave. Beautiful, bright and ringing head voice. Spectacular musicality and stamina. Her transitions between registers are seamless, earning her the moniker of the 'Korean Mariah Carey'.

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4 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

My heart will go on for the best female belter. Just listen to one of her songs. You'll immediately understand. She rocks! Love you, Celine!

Very talented and beautiful lady. Even though I believe she is not as good as some of the others lower on this list, I still love her beautiful rich tone and "Mary Poppins-esque" crystal clear voice.

She's really my idol since I was a child

Celine dion is the best

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5 Aretha Franklin 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.

#6!?!?! WHAT?!?! She is a legend for belters. She is a mix of true belter and pop belter and just incredible. One of a kind.

Out of this world...

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

She is one of the best singers to ever live!

7 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

Regine must be number 1. She is the best and she is the Asia's Songbird, no other artist in this generation can reach her success and milestones. She is reigning for 26 years in Philippine music industry and she is named as queen of Original Pinoy Music.

The ASIA'S SONGBIRD and the only FILIPINO singer I know who could belt and sustain a B5 note (The note B on the fifth octave of the piano). No one else can do that except Regine... Therefore, she's #1

Regime is very successful but putting that aside, she is the best belter you could imagine... Watch her on YouTube and discover it yourself. No kidding.

Regine must be on top why? because of her extreamly, high, and soulful redention of every song that she sung. and one of the greatest and widest vocal belters of all time...and for me she is the best vocal singer in the world.(period) I LOVE YOU "ASIA'S SONGBIRD"...

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8 Jonalyn Viray

One of the best singer of her generation.. Shes trully belter better than sarah G. Sarah can sing but can't belt.

She's has a powerful voice that you can compared to international artist she deserved on top.go soul princess jonalyn viray..

Jonalyn Viray is one of a kind female singer in the world... She has that enthusiastic voice, that can soar as high as regine velasquex, mariah carey and celine dion. SIMPLY AMAZING VOICE..! ONE OF THE BEST BELTER IN THE WORLD... - awe666

One of the best belter in the world.

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9 Sarah Geronimo Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only ...read more.

She's truly amazing, having one of a kind talent is a great gift from God. Keep on inspiring us ate Sarah and we will continue to support you all the time. We, your fans, will always be there with your Ups and Downs in life. I love so much Idol.

Should be #3 on a separate list. Top Ten Pop Belters- #1 Whitney Houston #2 Celine Dion #3 Sarah Geronimo

She's the best and she must be on top...

Shes the best

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10 Elkie Brooks

Know as the British Queen of Blues. Elkie Brooks has an amazing voice.

One of the best singers in the world.

The U.K. S best female singer by far.

Elkie Brooks has an amazing vocal talent.

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The Newcomers

? Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

She ain't no belter

Who! I love her#!

12 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 ...read more.

Just listen to the following songs
Beyoncé is one of the best singers of all time and definitely one of the best belters of all time.

"Listen"
"If I were a boy"
"Resentment"
"Start over"
"I was here"

13 Chaka Khan 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.

Chaka khan is a serious female singer. One of the best singers of this time. She should be up there on the list. So as Whitney Houston.

14 Jennifer Hudson 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.

Greatest voice of our time! Oscar + Grammy winner

15 Idina Menzel Idina Menzel Idina Kim Menzel is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Menzel rose to prominence when she originated the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical Rent. Her performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1996. She reprised the role in the musical's 2005 film adaptation.

I love Idina so much! She is the best. Even though Let It Go is getting old... It is still a beautiful powerful belting song. She IS Elphaba and Elphaba is one of the biggest belting roles of all time! She can belt like nobody's business. She has a stunning voice that gives you goosebumps just listening to it. (I'm not just a crazed fan either-I myself am a Musical Theater actress and a mezzo-soprano belter. I know what I'm talking about. She is fantastic.)

#13? WHAT? She deserves to be at least top five. She is my inspiration.

No words to describe how much I love Idina and her voice.

Girl she swag

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16 Stephanie Mills
17 Charice Charice Jake Zyrus (born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, formerly known by the mononym Charice), is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. He is a transgender man.

2008-2011 Charice slays my entire existence. She didn't have the range of Regine or the mastery of head voice like Whitney, but her belts were the best. Extremely powerful and resonant and with unique tone. I wish she had been more popular because I believe she was one of the best singers to grace the 21st century.

Charice is amazing and should be way higher on this list! She can sing super high notes so effortlessly. She can nail all the Whitney Houston and Celine Dion songs. If you've heard her sing "All By Myself", you'd know she's awesome.

-All By Myself
-One Moment in Time
-Unbreak My Heart

Charice wins. that's all there is to it. She has such a powerful voice. Maybe not crazy belting range like Sohyang (i've heard charice belt up to A5) or mastery over head voice like Whitney, but since we're just talking belting, Charice wins.

18 Agnes Monica
19 Kyla

Well, she's really the best for me.. She can do both the lowest note and even one of the highest notes.. She is simply amazing.. Humble pa.. I just so love her..

The SOUL PRiNCESS!

20 Toni Gonzaga Toni Gonzaga Celestine Cruz Gonzaga-Soriano, better known as Toni Gonzaga, is a Filipino singer, television host, actress and comedian.
21 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.
22 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.

Her belts are filled with so much emotions that even a small girl will cry out in tears maybe a little exaggeration there but its kinda true her belts are phenomenal.

Demi is so far the best singer of this new generation. She can also put a lot of emotions while singing and her high notes are just out of this world.

I wouldn't call Demi a true belter but her voice is still fantastic and I adore her music.

She's phenomenal.

23 Julie Anne San Jose Julie Anne San Jose Julie Anne Peñaflorida San Jose is a Filipino singer, actress, model, composer, and television personality.

Belting with a stylee :) I really love her!

24 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.
25 Rachelle Ann Go

Her versatility in singing when she belts its comes from full voice, her a5 is in chest tone and g5 in 11 seconds Whistle with c6-e6. She can sing any genre. The Ultimate Champion

In the Philippines, the singer that can only hit high notes with ease is Rachelle Ann Go. She has that aura and charisma that other singers don't have. And recently, she's the only celebrity in the Philippines who bagged a role in Miss Saigon. Other auditioned, but they didn't make it to final round. On the other hand, she can sing POP, ROCK, BALLAD, RnB, Musical, Classical and even can impersonate popular artists like Regine, Lani, Jaya and Jessa!

Rachelle ann go Simply amazing. She can sing any types of songs, Any genre. "The fierce songstress" she also has an versatile voice, amazing techniques, Can belt with a correct note and a highly defenition but simply awesome, Rachelle ann go joined the "Miss saigon 2014" she play the role os "gigi".

Saw her live twice when I saw Les Mis, she is incredible

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26 Jaclyn Victor
27 Ethel Merman

She was such a powerful belter, after she died, they still had to shoot her voice.

She's the #1 famous Belter!

Greatest belter ever!

28 Hikaru Utada Hikaru Utada
29 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker.
30 Angeline Quinto
31 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.
32 Timi Yuro

Nobody has ever put more into her songs than Timi Yuro did
Timi is definitely # 1 in my book

33 Sheryn Regis Sheryn Regis Sheryn Mae Poncardas Regis better known simply as Sheryn Regis, is a Filipino pop singer-songwriter, host, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She rose to fame during the first season of the singing competition Star in a Million where she placed runner-up to Erik Santos in 2003.

She should be number 1 and not jonalyn viray. Only sheryn can hit high notes with an effortless impressive smile without any difficulty. Oprah said a true singer should sing like witney and celine, singing without any difficulty in her face

Sheryn dubbed as a power belter and crystal voice of asia, she is a legend when it comes to a very impressive high notes without any difficulty

34 Vanessa Amorosi
35 Christina Grimmie Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

She can sing! She belts songs without difficulty

Birthday buddy!

36 Lea Salonga
37 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
38 Angela Aki
39 Randy Crawford
40 Lani Misalucha
41 Anastacia Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.

One of the biggest international singers, she's sold over 55 million albums worldwide despite not being famous in the USA. Her own signature Sprock sound and huge powerful voice make her a force to be reckoned with.

42 Sierra Boggess Sierra Boggess

I like her voice a lot. She isn't like Barbra Streisand or Idina Menzel just yet with her volume but she can belt some very high notes. She's impressive and I love watching her grow.

Maybe she doesn't belt all her lyrics, but if you listen to some of her big notes (especially in Stars from Les Mis) you will she why deserves to be on this list

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43 Nadezhda Panayotova

If she didn't sing Let It Go, she is a better singer than Barbra Streisand.

44 Cass Elliot
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