Female Artists Who Died Too Soon

The Top Ten

1 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

The most soulful, heartfelt, soaring, strong and amazing singer of all time!

I've always loved her. She was such a powerful and inspirational performer!

No one comes close to her!

2 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.
3 Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.
4 Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

I still miss her a lot. And I really miss her unique voice. - Britgirl

One of the new singers who really had singing talent. - Metal_Treasure

5 Lisa Lopes Lisa Nicole Lopes better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, dancer, musician, actress, and songwriter.
6 Patsy Cline Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She became a professional country singer in the 1950s, and became one of the most important artists in American music history. Patsy died on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was inducted ...read more.
7 Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.
8 Cass Elliot
9 Selena Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress, and fashion designer.
10 Florence Ballard

The Contenders

11 Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.
12 Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole was known for her love songs This Will Be (an Everlasting Love), Inseparable & Our Love. She died of congestive heart failure at 65. A talented queen gone too soon. R.I.P. 1950-2015. - SamanthaRosie

13 Celia Cruz
14 Maria Callas Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.
15 Judee Sill
16 Billie Holiday Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
17 Tammi Terrell Tammi Terrell was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.
18 Kylie Rae Harris

Country artist Kylie Rae Harris was killed in a 3-vehicle crash in New Mexico at only 30. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

19 Donna Summer LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

The queen of disco, known for revolutionizing the Disco era & her songs I Feel Love, along with Last Dance, Bad Girls, Hot Stuff, Heaven Knows, She's Works Hard for the Money & more. She died after a long battle with cancer at 63. We'll never have another disco queen again. The good dying young. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

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