Female Singers of 21st Century With the Best Live Performances


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho 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 .

Already being called "the most beautiful human voice ever recorded".

To see Jackie Evancho perform live can be a moving experience.
Her unearthly singing is just one part of it. The honesty and sincerity that she presents is like direct soul to soul linkup. I have seen many live performances, and in the moment, most performances are amazing. But Jackie haunts the mind and the emotions for days and weeks afterwards. She has something unique. She is the best.

The youngest owner of a platinum album in the world.
The most charming singer.
Very nice tone of voice.
I admire her.

Mach weiter so Jackie.

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2 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

I went to her recent concert and it was hands down the best live concert I've seen in my entire life. First she was on this Jelly Jumper and the next thing you know she's in a cage and she still sings amazingly! She also flew around the WHOLE ENTIRE stadium. She's the best live performer without a doubt

Every concert done by her is breathtaking. It's a mystery how she can sing live, do acrobatics and still sound amazing.

Pink is the best live performer

Amazing voice and talent. She's a rebel and that's awesome!

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3 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 ...read more.

No one sounds like Beyonce. Sure others can hit big loud long notes but Beyonce has a control over her voice unlike any one else. She has an incredible range which she uses to her full advantage. She ventures where no other artist goes in terms of her music and always comes out top. She is an incredible dancer and uses to take her songs to the next level with amazing choreography. Her shows have a standard I have never seen any where else, the energy she puts into her performances is inconceivable and all her dancers and band are top quality. She has a hand in every step of her performances and as a result I believe she is the best of the best. If you don't believe me the likes of Prince have also said it.

She's by far the most powerful, energetic, emotional vocalist of this era. Beyonce could command the attention of any crowd whether they're fans or not. For one, no one can sing like her standing still and she does everything she does running all over stage. An outstanding performer.

Beyonce can do full on dance routines while singing at the same time. Plus, her voice is not affected when she dances showing she can do anything when it comes to beyonce performing.

Beyonce is one of the only singers who not only sounds better live than in studio, but can sing her songs perfectly - while doing the choreography perfectly... and the best part is that she never looks tired, she makes it look so effortless. And to see Jackie Evancho (who is extremely talented) above a woman with more experience, and a better LIVE PERFORMER, is an insult to Beyonce. - anewman

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4 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 ...read more.

Today, she's hands down the best... A Live Performance you must have the vocal skills... For sure... But how you put the song across, how your performance is able to touch peoples soul... Thi is the most important part... And this LADY nail it every singe time.

What why isn't she 1st because she is the best performer in the world there are many other talented artist too but for me she is the one and only love you adele forever

Why the hell is she not on the list

Adele has the best live performances!
She CAN sing live and she never lip syncs! (like some other "artists")

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5 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.

The best female singing voice of all time, and does it hurt that shes also the hottest women on the planet. - lukestheman4

Her voice is just powerful live no doubt and she is one hell of a performer live enough said. - BoredJeff02

She have an amazing voice live... and she can play piano too!

She can't sing live

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6 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Have seen her in concert numerous times and her voice alone will bring a smile to anyone's face. A true class act and I would continue to pay any amount of money to see her live.

She has the very attractive pitch of voice, which is able to penetrate your soul. Also versatile: sweet, powerful, soothing et al

7 Christina Aguilera 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.

By far the best vocalist of her generation. Her voice is literally suited to any genre; rock, pop, blues, jazz, soul, rnb, electro, ballad. You name it, she can sing it. And let's not forget that her voice is unhumanly powerful!

she's the voice of our generation no one can beat her she's definitely the best she should be number 1 her notes are unique and no one has a voice like her!

The Burlesque star is really good in live. - hatcher234

So amazing. I love her voice live. She can sing!

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8 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson

Kelly may be the best live singer of her generation. That girl can sing any song in any genre of music! It's ridiculous how talented she is! Miles ahead of most of this pack!

Best live show! I would say she may be better live than on her albums.

I love to listen to her live more than her records - just like Pink.

Always incredible live. Always.

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9 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

Since when did Justin become a girl? Actually I can see it now, Justine Timberlake!

The best of the best.

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

She is the best singer Ever!

Amazing I love her more than pique,

This woman can sing and dance at the same time not fake Beyonce - Alexandr

Best live performer of all time see mtv unplugged,live and off record,oral fixation tour,live from Paris.Her energy is incomarable

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The Contenders

11 Hayley Williams 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.

Hayley (the lead singer of Paramore) is amazing live! Her voice is beautiful and sounds better live than it does in the recordings. Her performance is fantastic. She is always so energetic, running and jumping around the stage. She should definitely be in the top ten.

She's consistently amazing in her concerts and when she does sound a bit tired, it's because she's moving about the stage, engaging the audience and most importantly having. She can hit really high notes too.

Extremely energetic and Involves the crowd a ton! Voice sounds every bit as good as on the tracks! Worth every penny to go see her and Paramore.

She is the best live performer regardless of gender

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12 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 ...read more.
13 Celine Dion Celine Dion

The ultimate best, you can hear, see and feel her put every ounce of herself in every note, high of even low.

By far, the most crystal clear voice that you can hear for a long time. - hatcher234

I've seen celine, not a huge fan, but her voice truly is amazing live!

Am inmlove with her songs for she is the best singer

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14 Taylor Swift 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.

Wow I'm really surprised that she is last right now- in my opinion she sounds beautiful live and pretty much the same as in her studio versions. Plus, she really does amazing shows. Fireworks, moving stages, floating balconies, her shows seriously have EVERYTHING. And the whole time your thinking "amazing! " I saw her RED concert but I really wished I hadn't missed her Speak Now concert

She's able to put a show and let no one disappointed. Her "Speak Now Tour" is a theatrical experience full of lights, pyro, acrobatics, and also her acoustic guitar!

She is amazing. She knows how to put on a show, and her voice is beautiful. She also plays guitar, and performs so well. She's just amazing, I don't know what to say.

Taylor Swift ad Beyonce should be 1st or 2nd

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15 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

The MDNA Tour created immense success at the box office and many venues were instantly sold out. It was dubbed as the highest-grossing tour of 2012 by Billboard. The tour grossed $305.2 million from 88 sold-out shows, becoming the tenth highest-grossing tour of all time and surpassing Celine Dion's Taking Chances Tour as the second highest-grossing tour among female artists, behind Madonna's own Sticky & Sweet Tour. Madonna broke the record for occupying the top two highest-grossing female tours of all time

Madonna is the best live performsnce! Are you kidding me? She is the Queen she desrves to be in #1 place. Her concert tours always outsells every other pop act out there.

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16 Kesha Kesha Kesha was born in L.A and is American. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America
17 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

What. Are you insane? She has grown as an artist far better than anyone on the damn list!
Acoustics and piano, Vocalist, her voice can range for miles- and to add the cherry on top, she writes her own songs!

She deserves to be number one- she is the NEXT BIG SINGER AFTER ALL! She's going places

I love her music. Demi deserves to be first! She has by far the best vocal range and is the most talented artist ever!

So much vocal power and AMAZING VOICE LIVE! Can sing for ages on key... PERFECTION


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18 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

With her powerful vocals, piano skill, post-modern beats and fashion and influential statements, Lady Gaga's concert is like a party for everyone where everyone is invited to experience her aura... She is miles ahead of her pop contemporaries.

Give this woman a microphone and you'll see her slaying everything. Gaga is one of the few singers I've never seen out of tone or lip syncing in a live performance.

Most of her life singing is pretty impressive. Go see manicure on the manicure on the muppets and I am 95% sure you'll be glad you did. - 906389

She sounds best in live acoustic performances. A real talent.

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19 Charice Charice Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

When it comes to live performances, Charice and Beyonce are the celebrities I like the most. They are just so beautiful and talented and they don't like other singers who sounded great on CD's but horrible at LIVE. Geez. How much pain do we have endure when we listen to those people huh? - hatcher234

She's a vocal prodigy and her powerful, soulful voice commands total attention. She is overwhelming in all aspects. She will be a huge star!

Yes! You're right, Charice, has the voice that will raise your hair, a gifted child with a golden voice that will swing you with her beautiful voice only few have this kind of quality voice. Why not try to see her on YouTube, you can prove it your self.

The Best Live Performer in the whole world ever!

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20 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

She's the greatest singer ever! Anyone who hates her is just jealous just listen to her singing Alice live!

Avril Lavigne is a great singer when she does it properly.

Clearly she is underrated. She has an awesome singing voice and she sings just as good live as in recordings. - eventer51314

How in the world is she good? She is the worst singer ever I hate her voice and songs and performances

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