Best Female Singers of the 21st Century

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

The Top Ten Best Female Singers of the 21st Century

1 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

For what it is worth, Sarah Brightman is the world's best-selling soprano of all times, but what really matters to me the most are the countless hours of delight and enjoyment listening to her absolutely amazing, beautiful voice.

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.

2 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 is AMAZING! She can go high and low, and pretty much anywhere in between too! Perfect rock singer!

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

3 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 more.

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

Disgraceful at only number 8. What kind of idiot puts Katy Perry over her majesty Adele? At LEAST top 3

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.

4 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 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

Christina is "The Voice" of her generation and that it is a fact.

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.

Agnes is a true entertainer & artist! she's a great singer, producer, song-writer, dancer, actress, all in one package.. She's Indonesian but have a International quality.. She knows her value, and I believe soon the world will know her name and she's gonna be HUGE! Don't ever underestimate her... she's a black horse from Asia...

6 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 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

This is a best female SINGERs list. Vocally speaking, this woman is far superior than about 98% of these other singers. Her voice is stronger, more flexible, more capable, more stable and overall more full compared to rest on this list. Although people like Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey etc. come really close...if not even on the same playing field.

7 Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

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

Carrie has the purest voice I have ever heard. Her head voice in songs like Just A Dream, Mama's Song, What Can I Say is just angelic. Carrie has amazing vocal power which she uses wisely and with restraint with the best example being her performance of How Great Thou Art with Vince Gill which became a viral video sensation. This also shows how Carrie sings straight from the heart. It is not just about range and quality of her voice - she has that to perfection. It is about her singing being an extension of who she is. Carrie Underwood is the greatest singer of the 21st Century, male or female, and that is up against stiff competition like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Martina McBride, Celine Dion, Sarah Brightman just to name a few of the amazing female singers we have today and make no mistake, I love these singers and many more and I applaud and appreciate their talents.

8 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.

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 is rhe most talented and the most cuttest girl in this planet, love her

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.

9 Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. 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?

Firework is her best song! Taylor Swift can't compare, although I do love Calm Down and Shake It Off

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!

10 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

Pink hasn't really deserved enough fame in the US, but over here in Australia she's actually extremely popular. If you don't believe me look at Pink's discography and see the numerous top ten hits. I counted 22. I know it's crazy!

The Contenders

11 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

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.

12 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 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

She is very talented... She sings so well, she can dance gracefully... TOTAL PERFORMER... But we loved her because of her nice attitude... Because of her humility and all the goodness she has... - supersarah

13 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 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

Her voice and ease of her vocals is head and shoulders above any one I see on the list. Simply the "BEST" of all time

14 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.

I love her one song called NO ONE...

15 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. 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-

She's so so so kind to not only her fans but everybody she meets. She's overall the most sweetest and most caring celebrity there is.. I mean. Who else pretends to Santa for Christmas and sends her fans gifts in the mail? Who stalks their fans tumblr accounts all night and makes them feel like the most special people in the world? She has an amazing voice, amazing personality, and is the most talented person out there. I love her so much! She is amazing.

16 Charice Pempengco 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.

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?

Charice is superb, having a very powerful voice that will give you goosebumps everytime she sings, great stage presence and a total entertainer. She has a great and strong charisma and down to earth attitudes that attract people to like and love her. Congratulations Ming, Good luck and more power and blessings to you! - charming

17 Sia

A truly unique and beautiful human being, even more so with her unmatched voice.

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.

Sia’s songs bring a deeper meaning to pop than the songs that they play on the radio. She sings about things besides drugs and sex. Very unique voice, should be higher in list.

Sia should be right at the top of the list or close to it, she's a way more powerful and strong singer than most of those girls on that list, and Whitney Houston is the queen she should be at the top along with Mariah Carey, and Adele. I think whoever made this list needs to seriously rethink their placement of powerful singers, because there should be no way in hell that Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Adele and Sia should be this far down the list.

18 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 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.

Mariah Carey must be in Top 1. Her voice is angelic, powerful, pure and the most beautiful voice ever. She is beautiful and her voice range and control is amazing. No one touch her level of voice. She has a real talent and an unique voice. Mariah Carey is the best singer in the all time.

19 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard more.

This girl should be in the top 5 at least. She is one of the best singers ever, the best singer in today's music along with Adele, she can sing every note on the scale. No other singer is as versatile as she is hands down. Kelly is one of the best live vocalists. I love how much emotion she pours into her performances as well. The girl is definitely on this Earth for a reason. Lastly she is the best American Idol ever.

I love Kelly's music. She changed my life on July 4th. I thought all I would be able to think about was my home, my friends, my old life, the way my life changed, and how much I miss everything I left behind. The truth is, I had the time of my life! I was just enjoying everything, and what's not to like about her voice, and her songs? Kelly Clarkson was the first to win American Idol, and my attention for what music to listen to. Also, with her past, and all she has been through, along with the fact she sings from her heart, shealso won my heart. Kelly Clarkson is a star, and one that Carrie Underwood has to work extremely hard to keep up with.

Kelly Clarkson is an incredible vocalist. Her gift is incredible and she's able to connect with the audience and make others happy. 12 years in the music industry and still people are talking about her, listening to her music. She was the first to win AMERICAN IDOL, and a role model for many "hopeful Idols" and many succesful winners after her. She rules.

This girl can sing ANYTHING. Her voice contains a raw power like nothing I have ever heard. She doesn't just sing. She reaches deep down in her soul and produces a sound that transcends conventional notions of singing. There is no one like her. Simply incredible.

20 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.

Number 23? Makes no sense, half the top 10 are unknowns... But Celine can sing in 2 languages, can sell out performances in any country and even though I am not a fan of her type of music, I appreciate her quality

I'm very angry that she is not at least up to #1! She is so wonderful and her song "O Holy night" almost brought me to tears

What?! Why is she number 33?!
It's must be kidding!
She is THE BEST SINGER - if you don't agree you're not listen real music...

Celine Dion you have the greatest voice and I enjoy it every time I hear it as if it were my first time.

21 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.

One of the greatest voices in rock (not just females)

One of the greatest voices EVER

She, along with Taylor Momsen and Amy Lee, were able to DOMINATE a male dominated genre. Go LZZY!

Because Rock'n'roll is alive! This woman is sheer power, talent, and genuine emotion when she sings.

22 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 more.

It's definitely Britney Spears the best of the 21st century. Who didn't sang toxic or me against the music. Who didn't love every time or overprotected. The sales of her albums show that she is the most beloved singer.

britney spears is the best she deserves to be on top just see the album sales and you will know

One of the seriously huge superstars of our generation. Her influence on pop culture and pop music is undeniable. She has a very fascinating and intriguing persona and is known through out the world as being one of the coolest people.

She is the EMPRESS OF POP. And the greatest singer ever lived on earth. She should get the nobel prize for literature for her contribution to music world. I love YOU BRITNEY

23 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.

Even though Ari has been a bit childish and disrespectful to people, she's young and has learnt from her mistakes. She is a brilliant vocalist and if you listen to her acapellas, they sound EXACTLY like how she sings the songs on her tracks. Her latest album 'Dangerous Woman' is amazing and I'm so surprised that she isn't in the top 5 let alone 10. You shouldn't base your vote on how much you like the person; you should base it on the truth. She is incredible.

Ariana is better than almost all of the people on this list. She might not be as popular as Taylor swift or Katy Perry but this page is about the best vocalist and She is definitely the best of the best.

UMMM isn't it obvious that she is the best singer out of any of these people on this list! You personally may not like her or how high she can get but nobody else is as talented or better than her! She has a wide range of vocals and can hit notes that no one else in the world can hit! So even if this list says 23, it's clear that she should be #1

She may do that but we should rather look at her music and the way she wants to be as a performer and I think she should be on the top

24 Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

She should be higher along with Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks

Pat just ruled the 1980's she can still sing like and angle

Amazing vocal range

Incredible vocal rsnge

25 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls.
26 Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

Ann Wilson is the greatest female rock singer ever. She's the only female singer I know who could sing a ballad like honey dripping off a rose, and then turn around and belt out a rock song like a raging hurricane. A very unique and gifted artist, and truly a one of a kind!

Ann Wilson (from HEART) is a vocal goddess! Her voice is even better today than for 30 years ago. Now it is beyond incredible.

Taste on this list is not a virtue its just lacking. This woman has more talent in her pinkie than the 10 listed above her.

Ann Wilson (from HEART) is a vocal godess!! Her voice is even better today than for 30 years ago. Now it is beyond incredible.

27 Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

She may not be completely famous yet but her vocal range and stage confidence deserves to be number 1! She is the best singer I have ever heard!

She's is absolutely the best vocalist in all pop history. She deserves to be in the top 10 AT LEAST!

She sings "Nobody's Perfect" but I don't agree with her, because she is definitely PERFECT!

Sorry but I love Jessie she should be in the top ten

28 Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

An amazing woman with an amazing voice.. She's really talented and she doesn't depend on sex in her music and her music videos just to become famous like most of the pop stars do nowadays.. God bless her.. Can't wait for GLASSHEART..

Leona, I will be, all that you want, to keep myself together and to keep you from falling apart! And all my life, I'll always need you forever, to get you through the day, and to make everything okay.

I can't wait to hear your new music in your upcoming third album. Be it successful just like Spirit.

An amazing woman who is very down to earth and friendly, not to mention her extraordinary vocal range! She really should be number 1! There is no one that ever has or that ever will campare to Leona! !

29 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. In 2020 she started a solo career.

Hayley Williams deserves top 10 at least! You cannot deny it after hearing we are broken live, look it up on YouTube on the final riot! Trust me, I guarantee it will send shivers down your spine!

Hayley's voice live is exactly the same as it is on CD's, unlike almost all of the people above her in this list. Her voice doesn't need to be doctored, it's just amazing naturally. It's very distinctive, you immediately know it's her, which is something I think is very important. She's incredibly talented, and although this list makes absolutely no difference to her, I still think she needs to be in the top ten. - ExesAndErin

Seriously Hayley Williams is amazing her voice can make you weep its that amazing. We Are Broken Live is amazing, Here we Go Again, Feeling Sorry, Decode, etc.. Hayley sounds amazing even when she is sick, she could wipe the floor with most modern musicians. Her vocal range is outstanding. Look up Hayley Williams "Whistle Note" On YouTube.

She deserves higher rank! Come on guys let's just face it for real, THIS TEENY TINY GIRL IS EVEN BETTER THAN AVRIL! She is small but terrible! She can belt higher than you ever expect, her vibratos are perfect as hell, she is the kindest girl you will ever met in your whole entire life, she is also the cutest girl who ever walked this entire world. GUYS VOTE THIS GIRL because I BET YOU, THIS GIRL WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

30 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. 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..!

30? She needs to be in the top ten, or three, or number one! Not at 30! How is she in this position? - PandasNGaga

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

31 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.

Frank Sinatra once said that Shirley Bassey has the greatest pair of pipes in the world! Who is to argue with the Chairman Of The Board! Bassey is no doubt one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th Century, and she is starting a nice run on the 21st century with her latest single, 'The Living Tree' and Album/CD, 'Get The Party Started' all hitting the charts.

Never heard anyone with that perfect vibrato, power and crystal goblet-like clarity.

She can absolutely shred your face off.

If she were a guitarist, she'd be Paul Gilbert.

So sad in what the trailer trash thinks is ahead of this woman. The upbringing, the moment in time, the raw talent, the evolved talent, the longevity, the intrinsic beauty. No one else has the whole package except DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY.

This woman simply is the best singer the world has ever known. Amazingly she is just as awesome and sometimes even better live!

32 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

She is the greatest female singer ever
I mean look at her newly released singles, 3 of them-1. What's my name,2. Only Girl and 3. S&m held number 1 position one after the other in the US charts... And still her position is so low... Please vote for her...

I can't believe that you don't vote for her. Have you ever really listened to her well? She's got fantastic voice!

I think rihanna would be the artist of the decade look at all the hits she has ten number ones that a lot of number ones in only five years? Selling over 5,000,657 in the us and over 20,789,456 worldwide! She might not be as rich as beyonce but she sure got some talent

She's simply the best! She has one of the lowest female voices and it's unique af! She has 12 #1 Singels on Billboard Hot 100, she sold over 200 million records worldwide with 7 Albums in only 8 years, She's the best digital selling artist in the world, she can sing EVERYTHING! From Pop to Reggae, from Rock to Dance and from Hip Hop to New Wave. Did I mention she's only -25-?! She's a Queen!

33 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

shakira was a child prodigy when she was eight she could read her alphabets and write it..
now dats some 1 who I truly love especially her music is touching and gives me the hoops to wanna dance. I believe no 1 could replace her :P to shkira lovv u- ms:

Shakira is known world wide. She is a great artist and a role model for all women.

I like her songs
She is hot
I like the way of shaking her ass.
I am listening her for 4 years.
One of my friend told me about shakira si

More popular than any women on here. They may be limited to American and British media but Shakira has all of Latin America, and has performed many times in the biggest sporting event, the world cup.

34 Jen Ledger Jennifer "Jen" Carole Ledger is a English drummer mostly known for playing in the band and being the co-vocalist for Skillet since 2008 when Lori Peters decided to retire from the band. more.

It's hard to believe that she wasn't a trained vocalist when she joined Skillet and sang in "Hero" and "Awake and Alive." She is by far my favorite singer.

Her voice sounds amazing both on the studio album and live. Listen to her vocals on "Awake and Alive" for studio album. Then, go to you tube, type in "CRN full Skillet consort", Skip 2 yours 2 hold (Wait a minute because john sings first) and be awed.

35 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.

The only artist I know that is ask to perform for almost every tribute and is vocally unmatched. She deserves her respect. This list is stupid. I mean they have people who sing in auto tune over her. BYE FELICIAS!

Hudson should be at least top ten. This list is a joke! - IDrankYakWithPlies

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

Couldn't agree more - to think she started so young as well - a beautiful emotion and control

There is not one other singer on this list who is a completely great as Barbara. She will be remembered as "the female singer of the century."

Streisand is the last of the Legends. there is no other!

Yes, she is deserving to be in the top 10!

39 Faith Evans
40 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

She should be number 1 because she is the best and her performances are amazing

She can't even sing so why is she here? - DaWyteNight

She Succeeded in becoming famous after recording with most famous artists like Pitbull, Florida... Etc but unfortunately she failed to win the respect of the public because she's always Acting Like a WHORE.

She is not a whore

41 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. more.

Shes definitely one of the best vocalists of this generation. she doesn't have the best technique but it is better than most pop singers in todays world. Girl can sing!

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.

I like her so much. She has a amazing voice. I always think about that if there was a competition between singers, Demi and Christina would get the first and second place. Strong voice, strong stance...

42 Phillipa Soo
43 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.

No one else can sing that many songs, that high, that long. Other singers might reach the same heights, but won't be able to sing a whole concert with songs of the same difficulty. No other singer has the same range, much less the same endurance. But she doesn't have to sing high, even at medium range her quality is magical, and she can even go relatively low. What more can you ask for? Not only Filipinos should be proud, ASIANS should all be proud of such a gem.

She is the most amazing singer there ever. Power, pitch, resonance... That defines her among the rest... Her sweet way of singing always strikes listeners from the heart... Every time I listen to her, I feel the emotions... That is real singing!

pls. vote for the goddess of soulful songbird, I am a fan of her since I was in grade school, no one can beat her, promise, queen of songs, grabeeh! - javian

Regine velasquez because she can beat the E notes which is the high notes. So regine velasquez is the real diva and she is the champion of Asia pacific singing contest.

44 Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

What more can be said, she's great and she's an icon.

45 Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Her song Believe was the first song to use autotune. 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 more.

Cher is a beautiful singer, her vocals are so strong and passionate. If only people knew her better. In around the 1970’s/1980’s (I think) she was one of the most popular singer. And I still love her.

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47 Nelly Furtado Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world.

She is amazing, she is the music God :D... Her music, her lyrics, and the best, her music style, she sings in a lot of music styles and languages :D... Well, she is Nelly Furtado, the best Female Singer :D.

She's amazing, beautiful, classy lady with great song and one of the most unique voices in the music biz.

She is gonna rule the world forever!

She is an idol!

She wrote all her songs, has an own label and 100 kindes of MusicGenres. She had hits like Say it right, I'm like bird, Powerless, Turn of the lights and Manos als aire. She sings in: Spanish, English, Portugess, and Hinde

Vote for Nelly Furtado!

48 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.

Only 49? Are you kidding? Really one the best voices of our generation and an amazing songwriter as well.

50? What the hell! Florence is the best singer in the 21st century no doubt, if you don't think so you haven't listen to her enough!

I have lost all hope in society, florence is amazing - YOUnique253

49 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!.

Her voice is absolutely perfect. Just the right combination of sweetness and rasp. Truly a delight.

She has a beautiful voice and she's really sweet but she can't beat Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale, Avril Lavigne and voices like that.

Beautiful voice, totally fits her gorgeous physique! - tayleybot

Cannot actually sing without massive amounts of auto-tune.
Besides, she is a probable future "Darwin Award" winner, and I have her ranked top 5 in the Celebrity Dead Pool.

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