Female Singers with the Most Distinctive Voices

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Once you hear the voice on the radio or on T.V., you immediately know who is singing.

The Top Ten

1 Marina and the Diamonds Marina and the Diamonds Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating ...read more.

She is so unique and you should stan.

She is so underrated...

Marina is QUEEN!

No one sounds like her, have her writing capabilities, nor her artistic style that is so AMAZINGLY unique. She sounds TERRIFIC Live as well. - mood333

YES! - KatyMartinezAndTheDiamonds

2 Grace VanderWaal Grace VanderWaal

I've never heard anyone like Grace, such a soothing rasp that can make any song she sings sound incredible.

With so many milquetoast voices in popular music, it's a breath of fresh air to hear from a songwriter who can not only craft amazing songs, but can deliver them vocally in a unique and moving way.

She is the best her music is touching she should have her music as most popular love you grace

This singer-song writer and Columbia recording artist won season 11 of AGT in 2016. Her debut album broke Billboard's top ten (and they also named her to their 2016 21-under-21 list). She has a phenomenal vocal range, and her raspy voice crackles and then lands precisely pitch perfect on the note it needs to hit. Her voice is instantly recognizable and has become widely admired in the 8 short months since she broke into public view.

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3 Sia Sia

At least somewhere I can see her place well deserved.

She's perfect!

She has the most and best uniqueness

She is the absolute best.

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4 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.

Love her voice... She is an angel,enough said.

amazing

5 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.

She can go so high that she sounds like a bird!

She's literally a living legend

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.

I love Celine's voice. TIMELESS! - mood333

7 Dido Dido Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is a British singer and songwriter.

Dido is such a beautiful girl with a angelic voice. I can name many songs by her that stand out: from her newer song Hurricanes, to her 2000 hit Thank You, and the being verse of Thank You is even sampled in one of the best songs of all time, which is Stan by Eminem. Dido is a Instant throwback to the 1990s, a underrated queen in my opinion

8 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

Uhh Aretha Franklin is wayyy more unique than anyone on this list. Find me another singer like her

9 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.

Once you hear her you never forget. He voice grabs onto your heart and never lets go.

Distinctive? yes. When Jackie performs her rare concerts, all you hear is Jackie. You will never see another audience as spellbound and enraptured. The emotive grace from her voice is profound.

10 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.

She can hold her vocals at high tones for long. Her voice is so strong

Her voice is Extraordinary, and so recognizable. - mood333

The Contenders

11 Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.

No one sings like bonnie tyler. Most powerful,deep and distinctive voice Ever

12 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".
13 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.

She should be on top

How is Whitney not on this list yet? I Will Always Love You. 'Nough said.

14 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.

There ain't no question as to who's singing when it's Christina. There's a reason she's been called the Voice of a Generation. - theOpinionatedOne

Such a strong voice wow

15 Roxanne Emery Roxanne Emery
16 Nadia Ali Nadia Ali Nadia Ali is a Pakistani American singer and songwriter. Ali gained prominence in 2001 as the frontwoman and songwriter of the band iiO after their first debut single "Rapture" reached No.

She has her own style that is so techno oriented. LOVE it. - mood333

17 Shania Twain Shania Twain Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.

Anytime I'm listening to the radio, and a Shania Twain song comes on, as soon as she starts singing, I know it's her. I think she has one of those voices that anyone can recognize right away.

18 Emma Hewitt Emma Hewitt Emma Louise Hewitt is an Australian singer-songwriter and trance vocalist who resides in Los Angeles.
19 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.

Most distinctive female voice of ALL TIME!

I wish they still made them like this. It seems so rare that you find voices this unique anymore. There will only be one Cher. No one will ever sing quite like she does. She is one of a kind. - theOpinionatedOne

Cher has the most distinctive female singing voice EVER!

One and only Cher whose unique voice is recognizable immediately

20 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
21 Karin Dreijer Andersson
22 Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog
23 Amy Winehouse 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.

Such a strong voice on Unholy War - rest in peace

She had one of the strongest voices I've ever heard. Such talent. RIP

24 Angela McCluskey
25 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
26 Greta Svabo Bech
27 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

When Shaki does her own thing, rather than trying to adapt to a different sound, she's unmistakable. That vibrato, that vibrato, that vibrato, oh my God that VIBRATO! That's something that you get by pure chance. No amount of training can get you to sing like Shakira. You can mimic her tone, but you can't get that texture if it doesn't come naturally. - theOpinionatedOne

People always criticise her voice and vibrato as being close to frog's sound. Even in parodies, they tend to make fun of her that way as if she has a frog in her throat. I find her voice quite unique as well. - mood333

Best voice so rich... Most unique and best

28 Lana del Rey Lana del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
29 BJÖRK

Words do no justice when describing Björk. Listening to her is the only way to understand.

If you want the full Björk effect, listen to "All Is Full of Love". - theOpinionatedOne

30 Florence Welch Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine.
31 Haley Reinhart Haley Reinhart Haley Elizabeth Reinhart is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress from Wheeling, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
32 Susanne Sundfør
33 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.
34 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated ...read more.

She has such a unique original voice, you can always tell it's her singing

If you listen to songs by the best singer ever, you can tell it's her. 11/10.

35 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.
36 Norah Jones Norah Jones Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, pianist & actress. She won several awards and sold more than 45 million records worldwide. Billboard named her as the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 years.

Norah should definitely be higher on this list. Her voice is so indescribably angelic, smoky, refined, velvety, and proves you don't have to have the most protracted vocal range or erratic vibrato to be an excellent singer. Nobody has a voice like her or ever will. She is also a classical pianist, songwriter, and singer. She is true to her craft, humble, and doesn't try to impress with ostentatious flashiness and falseness. Norah has great respect for her fellow artists, and is one of the most original singers of the 2000's

Very unique artist

37 Perrie Edwards Perrie Edwards Perrie Louis Edwards is an English singer and a member of Little Mix who won the X Factor 2011. She is known for her strong and deep voice who inspired everyone during Little Mix's X Factor performances and during their Salute Tour. In Little Mix's songs: Move, Turn Your Face, Good Enough, Secret Love ...read more.

She had a unique and incomparable voice before her tonsillectomy, her voice low, deep and very powerful, its heyday was in the era of her album "DNA", showed the greatness of his voice, 2011 and 2012 were the years of his best voice, now his voice is not very important as he lost his "touch" that made her special, no doubt, still singing well, but before her tonsillectomy she was the best singer I have known, I hope her old voice of 2011 -2012 come back again.

38 Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England . She is most well-known in the U .S. for her singles "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn," and has been featured in other songs with Calvin Harris and others . ...read more.

Love her or hate her, that voice can't be copied. - theOpinionatedOne

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

Every time I listen to Annie Lennox's mass-collaboration "Sing", I try to pick out any voices I can recognize from that 23 woman line-up of back up singers and aside from the solo parts by Annie and Madonna, the only voice I clearly hear is P! Nk toward the end where she does that short riff. - theOpinionatedOne

40 Christina Perri Christina Perri Christina Judith Perri is an American singer and songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After her debut single "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the television series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions. ...read more.
41 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.

NOBODY IN THIS WORLD SOUNDS LIKE DEMI LOVATO. PERIODT. HER TONE IS THE MOST UNIQUE.

42 Sharon Den Adel Sharon Den Adel Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.
43 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
44 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara Alessia Caracciolo, born on July 11th, 1996 is professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
45 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
46 Beyonce Beyonce 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.
47 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.
48 Maria Brink Maria Brink Maria Diane Brink is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the frontwoman of American metalcore band In This Moment.
49 Annie Lennox Annie Lennox
50 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison 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 a documentary about ...read more.

Distinctive What? She sounds like blandness. Too much auto-tune.

Distinctly bad!

OH YEAH! GO TAYLOR!

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