Female Singers With the Best Range

The female singers with the most range and ability.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

Most beautiful voice I have ever heard. Sings like an angel.

Just when you think her voice cannot possibly get better - it does. Her highs give you goose bumps, her lows catch you off guard, and the color of her mid-range puts a smile on your face every time. She was born to sing. She is destined to be one of the great vocalists of all time - she is definitely one of the best of our time. I cannot even begin to imagine how she will sound by the time she is in her 20s... God is such a show-off, sometimes!

Jackie's vocal chords and physiology have been carefully analyzed to discover how she does it, but she is normal in every way. Experts suggest that there may be additional neural structures in her brain, gifting her with an ability to project emotions by driving her body to produce the 'right' sounds.
Whatever is going on, it works, as evidenced by the millions who have experienced the 'Jackie Effect'. I am one of them, and can attest that it is real, and it is wonderful!

It's not the number of notes in her range, but the clear, consistently pure quality of every note within that range that makes her such a great singer. - BobG

2 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

Her Vocal control makes us wonder! She could easily hits high notes! Her voice range is incredibly good..

She can easily hits the high notes; such a talented singer from india : )

Chithra's romantic lusty singing voice and talk voice in all range is incredible one

Truly no. 1

3 Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog

What is striking about her voice is the purity. It is so clear and recognizable. Once you hear a song, you are sure it is her.

See the live performances of her, it is unbelievable to hear that the range and quality is exactly the same as the records. The best female singer until now and for ever.

Have always loved her voice-so beautiful: crisp & clear, always the perfect measure of emotion, graceful and an enviable vocal range! A truly gifted soul and a Swede to boot!

Ms. Faltskog is one of the greatest female singers. The vocal range is unchanged even at the age of 63years. The most distinguished singer with the best vocal range

4 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

It's a known fact. Best range in the industry.

She is the BEST! Forget the rest!

Very wonderful singer with 5 octives

5 Aria Tesolin
6 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

she has 5 octives aswell.

One of the few who can hit a high E!

7 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 ...read more.

Oh Come On! Whitney was named as the Queen of Voice. Her 5 octaves are unbeatable. You can't ignore or deny real facts! - Irina2932

3 octaves and perfect clear pitch.

Excellent singer

8 Yvonne Muentener - YVE

Splendid singer and songwriter. Incredible range and energy. The lyrics are full of common sense served in a funny crazy way. She's brilliant and unique!

In my opinion she's the most fantastic singer.

Some people become a famous star with not even 20% of her talents.

She surely is the most powerful singer with the widest range and the best lyrics. Congrats to Switzerland!

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9 Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

Karen Carpenter, from what I have read and understood so far, did not as a child seek fame and stardom, nor was she trully trained in singing, ( a time in hs choir ) that is it. Fsor such a lack of desire and experience, yet pull through undeniable one of America's if not the Worlsds greatest vocalist. To hear her nail songs like " don't Cry for Me Argentina" and many other, many other is time well spend, Karen Carpenter, sadly gone to soon I have always felts shoulded be rated much higher, when rating female vocalist

10 Jennifer Nettles

The Contenders

11 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.

Simply, the best.

Brilliant Lady of Soul. Exceptional Diva and True Legend. It's Gladys Knight - Irina2932

12 Kari Ryan

Sh is not the biggest know singer, but her range is out of this world! She is capable of 7 octives.

13 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
14 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
15 Meav Ni Mhaolchatha

Meav has an incredible range--5 or 6 octaves at the very least! She doesn't struggle to reach the highest or the lowest notes, either, they just come naturally.

16 Tori Amos Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
17 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Her song Believe was the first song to use autotune. 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 ...read more.

# 1, no doubt, no debate

18 Dolly Parton Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
19 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

Unbelievable power! Her voice throughout the ages never fails!

20 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.
21 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.

"Has one of the highest modal ranges in the industry" has to be one of the funniest and most totally wrong statements in the history of the industry.

She seriously has one of the highest modal ranges in the industry. - NicholasYellow

22 Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan Sarah Ann McLachlan is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads. As of 2009 she had sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

She's not top of the list?
This list is embarrassing

Her voice makes you drift away... - TheSudhanva

23 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.

She simply the best number one femile rock

24 Cass Elliot

Cass Elliot ate a nut 🥜 and then her fat round tummy swirled and then she grew bigger and inflated into a large gigantic balloon 🎈 and blew away to the moon 🌝 the same way Mickey Mouse’s tummy swirled in Thru the Mirror

25 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.

If I'm not mistaken she has the biggest range for a female following mariah Carey. But this sexy little thang can sang like no ones business. Her power and passion are un matched

Great vocal range & an Outstanding set of lungs

26 Maria Callas 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.
27 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan

Effortless, amazing breath control/breath support, a variety of vibrato, at least 4 octaves. Her lows will make your teeth chatter. Creativity that is off the charts. She has/had the most and greatest array of vocal properties than anyone. People young and old, people of all musical genre and I mean professional singers also, openly pay reverence to Sarah Vaughan.

Has the greatest range.

28 Beyoncé Knowles Beyoncé 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.
29 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
30 Rachelle Ferrell

Whistle notes, scatting, percussion singing, low notes, polyphonic singing, longest note was around thirty seconds. She should be at LEAST top five.

I see you list is good, but you forgot one singer who has the best voice in the industry, Rachelle Ferrelle has the best voice of any female singer, she is underrated, she has a I believe is a 5 octave range and she is one of very few who can sing in the whispering range, so and listen to het simg live on you tube and you will agree with me. Anita Baker says that Rachelle hits notes that no one can hit.

It's a travesty that Rachelle Ferrell is not high on this list. She sings circles around the majority!

31 Kathleen Battle
32 Laura Pergolizzi (LP)

Versatile musician (can play the guitar, the ukelele and the harmonica and whistle like no other), accomplished songwriter (wrote songs for The Backstreet Boys, Cher and Rihanna) and unique singer with a wide voice range.

33 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy.

I don't understand what criteria people are using to evaluate the singers. If you place vocal tracks next to one another, Mitchell's range, clarity and versatility put her in the top five of all time. Also, a bit strange to compare range of opera singer with pop or R & B singer.

34 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

Floor has the greatest range I have heard on any singer. She can hit a wide range of high and low notes and can sing in so many different styles such as contemporary, belting, classical and screaming. Check out her work with After Forever, ReVamp, MaYaN and Nightwish.

35 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

Wow, this diva should be up there on the list

36 Caterina Valente

Best range next to Uma Sumac

37 Lea Michele Lea Michele Lea Michele Sarfati is an American actress, singer and author. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions of Les Misérables, Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, and Spring Awakening.
38 Audrey Gallagher Audrey Gallagher Audrey Gallagher is a singer from Moneyglass, Northern Ireland. She is best known for providing the vocals for the band Scheer and on John O'Callaghan's songs "Big Sky" and "Bring Back the Sun".

I love her singing. She can sing anything and make it awesome. - PositronWildhawk

39 Leona Lewis Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
40 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.
41 Assala Nasri Assala Nasri Assala is a Syrian musical artist that is known for her strong vocal abilities and powerhouse performances. Assala was born in Damascus, Syria.
42 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.
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