1 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 .
The finest singer of her generation.
Successfully making the transition from "The Little Girl With The Big Voice" on AGT to the "Beautiful Young Lady With The Gorgeous Voice". Great things are ahead for this one. - Trancas
On September 23rd there will be an "Awakening".
In 2017, probably around the time she approaches or reaches the age of 17, Jackie will release yet another album (her 7th), sure to feature wondrous versatility, including songs she has composed. For a preview of what her remarkable voice can do, check out the YT video of her performances at the Festa Italiana in Milwaukee. - BobG
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2 Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Anni-Frid Synni, Princess Reuss of Plauen, widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida, is a Swedish pop and jazz singer.
Simply the best
So many good songs that she lead on! Fernando, knowing me knowing you, money money money, I wonder, super trouper, when all is said and done and Casssandra
3 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". She later become a singer ...read more.
4 Demi Lovato
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
Whitney had an amazing voice. She performed vocally the hardest songs and she did it perfectly well. Very powerful woman. Her musical legacy will live forever! - Irina2932
This list is horrible, this is a list of VOCALISTS which should be OBJECTIVE. Jackie Evancho is definitely not deserving of 1 and how the hell is Taylor Swift on the list? Whitney should be 1 - DCfnaf
Katy perry above Whitney? - DaWyteNight
8 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.
Her? Best? How is she the best! - RnBLover
Na - DaWyteNight
9 Agnetha Faltskog
She's the girl with golden hair from ABBA... angelic voice and simply beautiful. - ekos
She is the most beautiful and good-natured singer! - ivylee
She has the most beautiful and sweetest voice!
10 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.
11 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.
The biggest range ever in female pop music.
12 Karen Carpenter
Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.
Karen Carpenter is Queen
Karen Carpenter has a beautiful Crystal clear voice that is absolutley loved by millions.
I say '' the voice''
13 Barbra Streisand
Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
No one can hold a candle to her Perfect pitch..perfect tone, sense of melody, phrasing. Just the best, ever!
14 Stevie Nicks
Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
15 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. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.
Yeah, katy perry, taylor swift and ariaana grande definitely shouldn't be higher. Taylor and katy don't even deserve to be on the list at all! - DaWyteNight
16 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.
Lol! Best vocalist. Lol. Wait...you're serious... - DaWyteNight
*worst - RnBLover
17 Alison Krauss
18 Gwen Stefani
Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.
20 Sarah Brightman
Agnetha had a nice voice before Abba split and she disappeared into reclusive obscurity, but Sarah Brightman is simply phenomenal, whether singing pop or opera, or a combination of the two, as she is able to do like no other.
Makes Whitney Houston sound like an amateur.
She is the most talented female singer of all time and I wasnt surprised when I found out that she was number one on this list.
21 Cass Elliot
I wish Cass Elliot was born on September 2 1936 and was murdered on April 29 1964
I wish Mama Cass was born on September 2 1936 and was murdered on July 29 1964
I hate Mama Cass so much! Her voice drives me crazy 😝. I’m very happy that jerk is dead
22 Joni Mitchell
23 Toni Braxton
Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.
24 Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised 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 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
Lol - DaWyteNight
25 Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto.
Lol. She's not a vocalist. She just whispers. - DaWyteNight
26 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.
I spy with my little eye, the most perfect vocal technician of all time... along with Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin - anewman
Overrated as hell but definitely better than most people on this list - DaWyteNight
27 Anita Baker
Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which ...read more.
28 Leslie Garrett
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.
I'm offended that adele isn't #1, no one has better vocals.
30 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.
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. V 1 Comment
32 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.
33 Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
34 Linda Ronstadt
Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums.
No one sings with the the power and emotion like Linda Ronstadt. Period. And NO ONE has her versatility. It's incredible to me.
Linda Rondstadt is the second best female singer in a popular way in The Twentieh Century. Only Karen Carpenter is greater. Both have the voices of angels.
35 Vanin Johnson
36 Patti LaBelle
Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.
37 Meghan Trainor
Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
39 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.
Her vocal is difficult, but perfect... She should be on top 10!
She is the best female rock vocalist!
40 Melissa Manchester
41 Diana Ross
42 Kate Bush
She backs her incredible voice up with some solid songwriting. - PetSounds
43 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.
44 Park Bom
From 2NE1... Am I right? - myanike
45 Nina Simone
Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
46 Avril Lavigne
Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
48 Judy Garland
Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.
For me, Judy will always rank tops. A great singer cannot be judged by their technical abilities alone, but by the way they can interpetrete that song and how they can impact the listener. Garland's emotion flowed so effortlessly when she sang because she lived the lyrics of the songs, the songs she sang told the stories of her life.
And, to quote - "When she sang, God spoke. "
49 Billie Holiday
Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
50 Bonnie Raitt