Best Female Rock Singers of the 2000s


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.

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

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.

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 Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette V 1 Comment
4 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..

5 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.

"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.

In the end it comes down to the live performance ability. I respect her because everything on the records - screaming, melodic sounds, very high or low notes, etc. - she can also do live. In a world of auto-tune and pre-recorded tracks, here is one example of real, raw talent!

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.

She deserves to be at the top.

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6 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.


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7 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).

I m addicted to her songs

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9 Lacey Mosley

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

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. 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. 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 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.

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

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

17 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

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..

She's a very good singer. she's so underrated with most of her songs.

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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.

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