Best Female Vocalists


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22 Enya Enya Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. V 1 Comment
23 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 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

24 Ella Fitzgerald 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.
25 Vanin Johnson
26 Linda Ronstadt 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.

27 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor
28 Cher Cher 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 more.
29 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.

Her vocal is difficult, but perfect... She should be on top 10!

She is the best female rock vocalist!

30 Melissa Manchester
31 Kate Bush Kate Bush

She backs her incredible voice up with some solid songwriting. - PetSounds

32 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 more.

I'm offended that adele isn't #1, no one has better vocals.

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34 Diana Ross Diana Ross
35 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
36 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
37 Judy Garland 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. "

38 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. more.

The biggest range ever in female pop music.

39 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 more.

I spy with my little eye, the most perfect vocal technician of all time... along with Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin - anewman

40 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
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