Best Black Female Singers Who are in Their 70s as of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Aretha Franklin 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.

Ha-Ha, I bet there are more than 50 lists with Demi Lovato ahead of Aretha too.

There are at least 100 lists here at TTT that have Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus listed above Aretha Franklin.

A shame that most TTT voters have no idea who any of the these amazing ladies are, or that they think Beyoncé, Rihanna, etc are remotely in their league.

2 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
3 Etta James Etta James Etta James was an American singer who spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel.
4 Diana Ross Diana Ross
5 Patti Labelle Patti Labelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

I think Patti LaBelle should be number one.

6 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight
7 Donna Summer Donna Summer LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

Passed away at age 63 back in 2012, but even if she was alive today, she would not be in her 70's. Should not be on this list despite her greatness.

8 Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick Marie Dionne Warrick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
9 Natalie Cole Natalie Cole

Sadly passed away in 2015 at age 65, but would not be in her 70's regardless. RIP.

10 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey

The Contenders

11 Shirley Caesar
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