Best Female Singers of the 21st Century

Which one of our female stars of the 21st century is the best.

The Top Ten

1 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman

I agree she is the best singer out of this list. I like Whitney and Mariah they belted out some great songs and had incredible live performances, but neither matches Sarah. Though there are many better Opera singers than Sarah Brightman. I believe she is closer to the pop genre. Her melodies are too long winded and whimsical to be ready friendly hits. But nevertheless having seen all three in concert/theatre I can without a doubt come to my determination.

I was so happy to see Sarah Brightman at #1, I agree with the voters on some of the other ladies on this list. However, miss Brightman deserves (in my humble opinion ) to be at the top of this list. Very few performers have the ability to consistently bring tears to the audiences eyes during performances. Her vocal range is unique, and her stage presence commanding. She is still the unassailed angel of music. Listen to one of her classics and wonder about all the vocally challenged "stars" like britany spears as they gyrate and grind their way around the stage to mask the mediocre voice. Remember, as a wise man once said. "Anyone can sing pop music, but it takes a world class voice to rise above ". Thanks Sarah for the world class voice,
And the classy act.

In my opinion Sarah Brightman is by far the very best, using her God given talent to perfection. Sarah's live performance is truly amazing, it is spectacular to say the least, and really stirs the emotion of the audience, Sarah is also such a beautiful lady, and such a pleasure to behold, With you all the way Sarah. Number One.

SO much better than Beyoncé.

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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.

She is a miracle! Her voice can reach amazing high notes! The quality of her tones are perfect! Her angelic voice as may critics have said is "One of a kind". Amazing voice, amazing looks, and amazing music! Her Lyrics are so deep that they are broke all expectations and will live on forever! Thank you Amy, your place is well deserved!

She's the best female singer of all time,
Her voice's beautiful,
Perfect singer with the perfect look...

Just the best female singer? She is the best singer in the UNIVERSE! - 05yusuf09

Damm She must be on TOP!
Dont even compare her voice with any other...
shez the most awesome and great singer "EVER LIVED AND WILL EVER LIVE"! - kimberly_frozenblood

I think amy is the best and she has to be in the top of the list!

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3 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.

Christina Aguilera is one of the few singers that is so unappreciated, but could beat out anybody else on this list if it came to who has the best vocal ability. She is an extreme inspiration to many great new singers, such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Ariana Grande, who are all talented in their own right. Christina's vocal range and ability is so vast and powerful, giving her extreme dominance as a pop diva with her raspy but booming voice that really showcases her emotion and talent. Xtina has great control over her singing, which makes her a better singer. Her songs are incredible as well. Genie in a Bottle generated as one of the greatest pop songs of the generation,. Reflection was the lead single for the Mulan soundtrack. Beautiful, Fighter, and Walk Away became anthems. Dirrty made everybody want to dance on tables and party. Ain't No Other Man exploded Aguilera's career and became a popular song to cover by many artist on singing competitions. Candyman and Makes Me Want ...more

Christina has so much emotion and talent in everything she sings and that she is real artist! Her voice is so powerful and Christina can control it like a master. Why someone would say that they don't like Christina cause how she seems to be or what kind of impression you get? And how good songs she write! She is a talented young lady and she can act, too! She is perfect singer-songwriter and actress! And yes, she is so much better than Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Whitney Houston. They aren't in this list as Christina. You should listen her songs and how much emotion she puts in those songs. I'm OK and Oh Mother are strong as Hurt and she can sing all kinds of music.

Christina Aguilera sings from the heart and she has powerful voice that can belt high notes. She should be above Regine, or even Charice

Drag her to number 1 please!

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4 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Simply Amazing! Pink never gets the recognition she deserves... Still she is one of the best pop singers of all time!

strong and powerful vocals, hot and spicy look. she's out to kill

Pinks amazing she is a singer who doesn't lip sync unlike others

AMAZING WOMEN

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5 Agnes Monica

She's the best singer in Indonesia because she has an international quality. People, just wait until the world knows her name, because she is in her path of reaching the international world. Dream, believe, make it happen..

I love agnes voice... she's the next diva in the world...
dream, believe and make it happen

best vocal, best dancing and she is so inspired (dream, believe & make it happen)
i know if she will be better and better than now. because she have quality of a diva.

She is the one and only

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6 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.

she has the best voice of all times if you go to some people's house, they would actually have collections of her albums because of her fabulous an amassing voice but you won't see people doing that for beyonce, she has a great voice but better videos, but mariah carey, you listen to her music because of her voice not because of the video, and if you listing carfuly you'd see that she makes the music not the background beat or anything, her, and she can also do that thing while holding her ear that no one else can
so i think that she should be on the top 10 and if not the first one on that lists.
and that's how i feel!!! - cicybaby1m

hey everyone that is musically oriented should no that mariah carey is the best female singer in the 21st century.she has stood the test of time hits all the high notes other female singers cant really heat,she is simply the best.celine whitney or anyother music female star shines behind her i.e mariah carey they even know themselves,right on mariah u r the best.

Although she had most of her financial success in the late 90's, and early 2000's, she is still current, and I still think her voice is comparatively still the most beautiful and unique. She is able to blend beautiful ethereal and melodious tones with raw bluesy tones, without much effort.

She is maybe now not the best singer, but still one of the biggest!
48 Years old woman slays evyerthinggg

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7 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Katy Perry is such a good singer! And great style too! Just look at how many hits she got for her video California Gurls? Everyone has heard of her. Sure she has only had two major albums, but Double Rainbow should be coming out soon! She has an amazing voice and a great history. She's moved on from her past and has changed a lot. I just wish her parents (especially her dad) would except her for who she is, and not call her a "Devil Child". They should be proud f her sudden rise to fame. Katy Perry's songs actually have a very true and deep meaning. Most of Taylor Swift's songs are all about her breaking up with all her ex-boyfriends and how she's over it now. Plus, Taylor Swift just goes right ahead and gives away what the song is about, according to the title. We Are Never Getting Back Together. Hm... I wonder what that could be about?

A fan of Taylor Swift, but I must admit that singing about exes can be immature sometimes especially when you've done it so many times. Katy is more successful and her songs have deeper meaning.

Katy Perry is good enemy for Rihanna! Like Rihanna, she has 9 hit #1 in the top Hot 100 in 6 years of career. But I think that RIhanna does better music, music of Katy is nice but very artificial. She can be one of best female singers on the world, but never the best. This pleasure is for Rihanna!

Very successful performer. She sounds HORRIBLE live, absolutely HORRIBLE! And she isn't a very good person.

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8 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.

Adele would for sure be in my top 10. Adele's voice is perfection, raw, beautiful. Her songs are just as well written!

Pink not in the top 10, beyonce not in the top 10, ADELE not in the top 10! Three of the greatest voices of the 21st century out of top 10 while auto tuniness rihanna, madonna 2.0 ( lady gaga ) and taylor swift in the top 10. What is wrong with you people!

Am completely shocked at her placing, wait till her new album come out again. I think people just need to be reminded of her wonderful talent.

She is amazing I love her music

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9 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles 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.

Beyonce's probably 1 of the best singers and performers of all time! I mean... Listen to her amazing vocal skills, the runs, the riffs the scales. Not to mention the power, range and versatility of her voice that are simply outstanding. She's also an awesome dancer and a good actress. She's the complete package.. And history proves it... She's won more grammy's than whitney in her prime.. And than all of the other modern musicians and singers.. She's the most praised and recognized American artist of the last decade. Enough said

Shes should be on top.. Shes a whole package, she sings while dancing.. But she really perfectly did both... Shes just a masterpiece... I love her... Shes sweet and humble.. If I were you. I will vote her ;;;;;

I can't believe that beyonce is below Rihanna on this list! People, don't you get tired of having A Rihanna album released yearly? And beyonce doesn't always sing about sex either, which makees her all the better. Surveys show that way more people find beyonce attractive than Rihanna... Anyway.. With songs like sweet dreams and irreplaceable, you know beyonce is the real queen. VOTE BEYONCE!

Beyonce sings about sex as well, also what does attractiveness have to do with this? And releasing an album yearly honestly only means that the artist is constantly working their ass off to entertain their fans. - anewman

WISHES she was as good as Sarah Brightman.

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10 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 captures everyone's heart when she start singing,,and u can feel her emotions and she is very charismatic singer in the philippines,,,she kind,beautiful,and down to earth
great talent
and great attitude

A lot of people love all her songs. All her albums achieve platinum in just a few weeks. Indeed, she's a certified popstar in the Philippines. This girl will surely be in the business for many years to come because of her good attitude and of course genuine talent.

She earned the right to be one of the best singers of this century. She really deserves it. She don't only possessed that powerful voice, she's also an ultimate performer. Worthy of every praise! - kurtcardona

The "Asia's Queen of Pop" Sarah Geronimo!

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The Contenders

11 Charice Pempengco Charice Pempengco Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

At the age of nineteen this 2011, she's the only female singer to achieve such huge recognition.. Her Vocal range is Greater than any singer of the same age. She can sing songs of Celine, Whitney, Chaka Khan, Toni braxton, Shania, Mariah carey and many more... She can rap, dance and sing effortlessly.. No any other singer of today's generation can beat her.. She make those legendary singers feel that their songs will now be safe and will continue to be heard by all the people around the world... The life of music world was prolonged by her.. Gives us chills, shivers and makes us cry. A true inspirational singer to all mankind...

She's the best young female singer I've ever heard.
No, she's the 'best female singer' I've ever heard!
There are so many talented singers like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera etc. and some legend singers like Celine Dion, Whitney Houston etc.
Now... Charice is just 18 and she can sing as good as the legend singers or even better.

I think that she's the best singer ever and will be the world's best singer

Charice is "a gift from God" (Ti Lascio Una Canzone -- Italian T.V. Program); "the most talented girl in the world" (Oprah) "when she opens her mouth, angels fly out" (Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy). Incredible control, emotion, range, and power in a 4'11" package. Did I mention power?

I love her voice! It seriously have me goosebumps every time I listen to her.

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12 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

Has a beautiful voice, is an amazing songwriter, is modest, is grateful gives so much back to her fans, has principles and doesn't let her success change her, is nice to everyone she meets, is stunning inside and out, is encouraging and inspirational. I think it's fair to say she's amazing.

Taylor Swift has beautiful voice and she is really really amazing! She the first singer that I really love so much. And all her songs are the greatest songs I've ever heard!

I like her very much! Young, talented and Beautiful! Good song writer, you can hear it and prove it on every album of her. It's so genuine and touch me! So she deserve of all credits! -Luis Magno - East Timor-

At least Taylor Swift writes her own songs, Beyoncé just sits in the same room with a bunch of real songwriters, and then tags her name on as if she had anything to do with it.

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13 Sia Sia

The gem of the modern pop industry. She had written over 200 songs for herself and many more for other artists. She's versatile, original, unique, experienced, and her vocals are interstellar.

40? Seriously people listen to her amazing voice

I love Sia, especially her song "Chandelier". It is amazing and I am listening to it right now!

Best singer in the world as of right now in my opinion

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14 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Carrie is by far the best vocalist. She can do things with her vocals that most would only dream about doing. She feels her songs therefore her audience feels them also. Example--How Great Thou Art on YouTube. She has changed many lives. Is there another artist out there that can lay claim to that? I don't think so. Carrie for #1.

I can name about 20 artists who feels their songs along with their audience, and do things with their vocals that others would only dream about. Next - anewman

Carrie Underwood is the best female vocalist in my opinion. I enjoy her singing and her performances more than any other artist. I love her concerts and hers are the only concerts I care to attend. There is something about her voice and her personality that I truly love. I can hardly wait for her next album to be released.

Doesn't make her the best vocalist. That just means that you personally like her voice better. Objectively, she's a good vocalist but not the best - anewman

Carrie performs better live than on her album recordings; she's a beautiful woman who keeps it classy all the time and would never disappoint her family. She's the most successful artist ever to come out of American Idol, and her song lyrics address a seemingly limitless number of topics including everything from having the courage to change the world to getting revenge on a cheating ex boyfriend! I'm a Carrie Underwood expert, and she has never ceased to amaze me, whether it be with her vocal performances or just her gorgeous personality. Just recently, she even rescued a dog, bloody and severely injured, from the side of the road, and brought it to a vet so that it could later be adopted! I also know a lot about the human voice, and Carrie's is clear and unique in its timbre, and she has incredibly unbelievable breath control (just watch one of her live performances of "I Know You Won't" or her cover of "How Great Thou Art"). Honestly, Carrie Underwood is the kind of artist whose ...more

WHY WHY ISN'T SHE NUMBER ONE

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15 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.

Best voice and range of any singer listed. No one touched her in her prime not even Maria, aguilara, Brightman, beyonce, shakira.. please, Hillary duff pleease, nobody close... only Minnie Riperton has better singing range

whitney houston hands down greatest singer of all time - AllTimeLowFan

I love her voice and action at all. She's got the most attractive voice and manner. She is singer of me all time

Spent most of the 21st Century stoned and strung out, not really singing at all.

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16 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

Lady Gaga is my Queen, the best singer ever, I love you so much I'm just vote for you, your amazing and I think, you're THE QUEEN OF POP, and I hope Lady Gaga is the best forever, she is crazy in fashion.. I love your all costumes..!

She can change this whole world (universe) with her lips.. Her message is simple... But the means and pains and efforts she takes to drive home this message of hers is tremendous... She undoubtedly rules the world of pop music. Queen, your outfits are beautiful, but not than the heart of yours... Love you Mother monster!

Lady gaga rules
Her wacky costumes beat every other pop star
And her crazy songs rock the world

Best composer too.

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17 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

Avril's the most talented singer I've ever listened to. I grew up listening to her songs and she gave me strength when I needed it. She never cared about what people and haters think of her, and that's what makes her who she is today. She's always been in the music industry, and she'll always be. She's also a sweetheart who created a foundation in support of children and youth living with serious illnesses and disabilities. She absolutely deserves the 1st place.

Avril's voice is not altered in the slightest! I've heard her live and it sounds almost exactly like it does on the album. You should check what Taylor swift sounds like live! Then tell me who you would vote for. Her songs are all so heart-felt, How can someone not like her!

Avril Lavigne has inspired me so many times, and I can't believe she's only in 17th place. Her voice is not altered at all, and most of her song lyrics are deep, and I can't count how many times they've helped me through rough times. She's been my favourite artist since I was eleven, and she will be for a while.

She inspired almost every girls' dream

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18 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Alicia keys is a amazing singer and should be in at least the top 10

Her voice is very powerful but looks monotonous in her songs.

19 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

She is one of the best singers in our generation! I don't even know how she's not on the list, apparently you people have hearing issues!

Demi is an amazing singer and has inspired so many people. Her voice is so powerful. When you listen to her, you can just feel the emotion interlacing with her vocals. She is, without a doubt, truly one of the best singers of this generation.

One of the best singers of our generation! She is a great singer live. She is a very inspirational person and her songs totally reflect what she's gone through. - tayleybot

Why is she on here? She attacked a guest from bipolar disorder, is That something that makes her on the list?

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20 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Perhaps destined to be one of the greatest sopranos who ever lived. Certainly one of the most gifted singers in the last 100 years. Her singing voice is indescribably beautiful in its pitch and tones, both high and low register are jaw dropping for her age. But what is most prevalent in Jackie Evancho's vocals is that of her uncanny - and, in my opinion, unmatched - ability to convey to the listener the emotion of the song. No other singer, that I am either aware of or of whom I have personally experienced, has ever moved me to tears. Jackie Evancho is profound in her interpretive skills and in her ability to convey the deepest meanings of a piece to the human heart. I believe this young lady, if she continues on the road she has chosen as her career, will become the definitive measure by which other vocalists are compared.

Young Jackie Evancho consistently proved she is a determined professional vocalist since she was 10. She continues to impress the music world with her magnificent singing abilities, her charm and grace, every time she steps on stage. The maturity, composure and confidence she possesses at her young age now of 15, is recognized by every audience. She regularly performs with the greats of the entertainment industry, yet retains her humility as the girl next door that everyone loves. As she grows and evolves as an even more versatile entertainer, she will become one of the great icons of her generation. Her only real competition is Sarah Brightman and Haley Westenra, when it comes to consistently great performances. In a few years she will be unmatchable. At 15, she isn't in any great hurry to be number 1. That notoriety will come in time. Another of her many achievements bestowed by fans and music industry leaders. She is already an international star, and will be one for a long time in ...more

I can't believe that Jackie Evancho isn't on this list. She was born 4/09/00, was runner-up on America's Got Talent at ten years old, has sung for the President, the Imperial Family in Japan, has done two PBS Great Performances concerts, performed with two world renowned opera stars in St. Petersberg, Russia, is the youngest solo artist to ever go platinum, her 'Dream With Me' album is certified gold, she has performed on the finale shows of Britain's Got Talent and Canada's Got Talent, she sang on 'Dancing With the Stars', and this is only some of what this young lady has accomplished. She has also performed at MANY charity events, and is an Ambassador for the Humane Society US. Jackie Evancho has such a beautiful voice that she brings adults to tears. She is absolutely amazing.

There are definitely many great performers listed here, but as a singer, there is only one. A hundred follow her performances wherever she goes. Thousands attend her concerts. Millions buy her music. And over a billion have experienced her sing, all over the world. So far. As every moment passes, Jackie becomes more and more a part of people's lives. When it comes to an example of pure perfection, Jackie Evancho is the voice of the 21st century.

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