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.

great job

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2 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.

I've literally never seen a bad performance of her

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

She is the only artist I have seen that puts her whole heart and soul into every performance. She sings, dances, twirls, flies, and entertains. She is a true humanitarian, she speaks her mind, stands up for what she believes in, and takes no crap from anyone, and is not afraid to be open with her fans through her music! Pink, your career has been amazing, and from what I have seen/heard, you are only getting better. What a voice! There is literally none better.

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.

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

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4 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


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5 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

She has amazing voice. She makes you connect with each and every word of the song

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6 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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7 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

Really Madonna should be ahead of rubbish Kelly Clarkson! You'd have to be daft to think otherwise!

Number 1 that's all I have to say

This should be no contest! she is the best female performer, hands down!

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8 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!

Celine is number one

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9 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige

I think Mary J. Blige Live Performances are better than her Studio singing because when she sings Live on stage she unleashes a certain spirit that makes everyone in the crowd get Goosebumps and the Chills because when she sings you stop what you're doing at the time to watch her perform when Mary J. Blige perform on stage she has the ability of making you feel her pain and feel her suffering and hear her cry and it is almost scary like a Cult and I mean that in a Good Way.

The RnB Grammy award winner proved that she is the one to beat. - hatcher234

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10 Nicole Scherzinger 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.

Lol! Why is justin timberlake even here! - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish 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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12 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson

Absolutely amazing singer! Kelly doesn't need any gimmicks just a microphone. She has the ability to sing any style or genre of music. She does a lot of cover songs on tour and sounds just as good if not better than the originals. Kelly is in a class of her own. LOVE HER

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.

Always incredible live. Always.

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13 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

14 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.
15 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

Best singers live ever

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16 Jennifer Hudson 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. V 1 Comment
17 Britney Spears 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.

She may not be the best singer but she is one of the best dancers!

Not sure if lip syncing counts as a live performance

Despite everyone's critique of her voice when live, and her frequent lip-syncing, she knows how to put on a show an inspire you for the day. Brilliant performer. As good as any.

She did the best performance we ever saw... She is awesome! Love her

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19 Jessie J 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.

High Vocal range.. Watch her live perform..

Absolutely the best female singer!

HaHa.. Jessie J is the best. the best female singer..

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20 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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1. Christina Aguilera
2. Pink
3. Adele
1. Beyonce Knowles
2. Madonna
3. Lady Gaga
1. Nicole Scherzinger
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