Best Female Rock Singers of the 2000s

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The Top Ten

1 Kimberly Freeman

Singer and guitarist of One-Eyed Doll

Absolutely fantastic singer! - Strikh

2 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Who? Who is this Kimberly Freeman woman they have in front of Amy? Let's just put her aside for a second and say that Amy should be at the top of this list in the first place, but being put behind some unknown is awful. Amy takes top spot. She deserves it.

I love Avril and Amy. I love them so much, but if made to chose one I would pick Amy because of her amazing vocals. Avril is good because of her lyrical content. I really enjoy both

Amy is a true artist, she blends the dark and haunting with beautiful and delicate perfectly, she pours her heart into her music, you can hear it, and her vocal range is insane

Definitely the modern rock goddess... hands down. Can't wait for more Amy and Evanescence.

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3 Lzzy Hale Lzzy Hale Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.

Amazing vocal range, killer live performances, great person to meet and talk to before the shows. Her vast array of song choices, her willingness to take risks with songs that may not be what some would consider "normal" for a female singer, her ability to go from very melodic, soft, slow and touching music such as The Silence to songs that are edgy, hard, power driven songs like Freak Like Me, I Get Off etc. to songs like Familiar Taste Of Poison are what make her such an amazing performer and talent that you have to see live to appreciate. She is able to sing just as well live as she does in the studio, unlike many who cannot duplicate their studio sound because it has been so heavily augmented. She is one of the best female artists and performers I have ever seen.

When you listen to Lzzy sing your not only hear her voice, you feel it to the core. Amazing voice. I'd say #1 by far.

"The strange case of..." is one of the best female rock albums of all time, and her vocal performance on "I Am the Fire" on their "Into The Wildlife" album is absolutely mind blowing. Halestorm is far and away one of the best female fronted rock bands of all time, and it's a damn shame that she isn't in the top 3 on this list, because she absolutely deserves to be.

When I think of Best Female Rockers, I think Lzzy Hale. Her vocal range is to die for and her style is killer. Her performances are amazing and she is simply stunning. Her song 'Rock Show' from "The Strange Case Of..." was soulful and very true. It describes fans very well. Hale definitely deserves to be at the top.

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4 Hayley Williams Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

You've gotta be kidding! Hayley Williams, the most awesome rock singer is down here? She should be at least in top ten or at Avril Lavigne's place! Hayley is liked by many people, men, women, young or old (believe me I'm sure of what I'm saying, my mom likes some of Paramore's songs) she has a damn hell of a wide vocal range.

These aren't just the best things about her, she can actually write songs and is the kindest, down-to-earth, and humble as well as a good role model to young girls. Avril Lavigne isn't even rock, and is worshipped by 10 year-olds who are tone deaf.

Her vocal range PERIOD.

Hayley is the best. Literally. Her tone, her range, her spunk on stage. All in this tiny package. And she's just an AWESOME person. She will go down in history as one of the voices of our generation.

Awesome voice, fantastic charisma and energy on stage, and great songwriting ability. Seriously...She absolutely deserves to be in the top 5 of all time!

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5 Shirley Manson Shirley Manson Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and actress. She is the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage.

If you can listen to "It's Only Happy When It Rains" without singing along, you have no soul...

Shirley is the best,I like her style..

6 Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.

I just love Alanis

7 Fiona Apple Fiona Apple

So so so so good

8 Lacey Mosley

"All Around Me", "I'm So Sick", "Alive" and "Fully Alive" are Awesome! I also love her in "Broken Pieces" by Apocalyptica!

9 Yvonne Muentener

She is absolutely awesome and incompairable. The range of her voice is amazing, the power of her voice is overwhelming and her charisma is just wonderful.

WoW! She has what it takes to become a legend.

She's the singer and songwriter of the Swiss rock band called Sugamice (founded 2011).

Yvonne Muentener from Switzerland is a fantastic rock star. Already as a teenager Yve was a great star up on stages. At that time she was the lead singer of jazz- and blues bands. In between she sang gospel in churches during big weddings. I love her voice, lyrics, look and of course her funny and sexy attitude. To me she is the best and most charismatic singer and songwriter.

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10 Florence Welch Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine.

She deserves to be in the top ten, in my opinion, much higher than Avril Lavigne! Her voice is so original, she is an extremely talented song writer and incredible live.

Her voice is iconic, her lyrics are unique, and her sound is so original.

"Howl", "Spectrum", "Rabbit Heart"... enough Said...

I very rarely love every bit of content produced by an artist but her voice is enchanting and the lyrics are powerful.

The Contenders

11 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.

Amy Lee is great but no one can deny that Tarja is left behind! No way! She is one of my favorite singers of all time! I'm currently listening to Forever Yours and obsessing over Deep Silent Complete! - Fher34

Tarja has the most beautiful voice I had ever heared!
She is amazing, she is the best on stage! M/

12 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
13 Cristina Scabbia Cristina Scabbia Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.

She's awesome! She should be at least on the top 2!

Much better than Amy lee

14 Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.

For someone who has had no vocal training Sharon is so far ahead of the rest. Her voice has both power and emotion. No one can match her singing live especially Amy Lee who sucks live.

Sharon den Adel has one of the most addictive voices I have ever heard. I am amazed she is not top of this list.

Sharon's voice is so pure & angelic. Definitely the best Rock vocalist of the decade.

The top female vocalist who always brings the wow factor to a performance.

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15 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

She writes all her songs and sing live people! Love her voice too

Her music has got energy and rhythm, her lyrics is touching too!

I love her voice.. And she's very beautiful..

Avril is cute women

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16 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.

Her music is not clearly "rock" but avant-garde. I don't mind because she's very very great.

17 PJ Harvey PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.

She should be in the top 5 for sure! So original

She's an acquired taste. Her music and lyrics are amazing.

18 Simone Simons Simone Simons Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

I'm so sick of seeing Amy Lee at the top of every list similar to this one. She's a good singer yeah but Simone, Tarja, Sharon etc deserve just as much or more praise than her.
Anyways Simone is just amazing, her vocals are just breath taking

Agree about Amy Lee, there are so much more singers who are far superior to her, Simone being one.

19 Christy Johnson
20 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl" and "Don't Speak" from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey ...read more.
21 Taylor Momsen Taylor Momsen Taylor Michel Momsen is an American musician, singer, model, and former actress. She is known for portraying the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW teen drama series Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who in the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Taylor has a very beautiful raspy voice!


Every single song she writes is awesome!

22 Melissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian musician, singer-songwriter, photographer and actress.

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Auf der Maur began performing in 1993 after forming the indie rock band Tinker while she was a student at Concordia University. She was recruited as the bassist for the American alternative rock band Hole in the summer of 1994 and is featured on several Hole releases, including the band's third studio album Celebrity Skin (1998). Following her departure from Hole in 1999, Auf der Maur briefly joined The Smashing Pumpkins as a touring member for its 2000 tour and began her solo career; her debut studio album, Auf der Maur, was released in 2004 on Capitol Records and her second studio album, Out of Our Minds, was released in 2010 on her own independent record label, PHI"MAdM Music Inc.

Auf der Maur has been regarded as one of alternative rock's most celebrated female musicians, with VH1 placing her at number 68 on ...more

23 Izia
24 Doro Pesch Doro Pesch Doro Pesch is a German hard rock singer that started her career in native Düsseldorf in the early 80s with the underground bands Snakebite and Beast.
25 Sina
26 Juliet Simms
27 Vera Kaa
28 Vanessa Amorosi

Seriously why isn't this girl on the list shes better than any of these rock singers here truly a technical and emotive artist as well as an amazing vocal range with 4 octaves of pure chest voice!

29 Dawn Michele

Lead singer of fire fligt, she is awesome - fandomfreak

30 Joan Jett
31 Alison Mosshart
32 Ariel Bloomer

Icon for Hire is an American rock band from Decatur, Illinois. Formed in 2007, the band's current lineup consists of singer Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump.

33 Şebnem Ferah

Her voice is pure gold. Some of her songs are about her life. You'll be lost in her voice while you are listening to her songs. There's no difference between studio recording and live sound.

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