Top 10 Female Singers With Male Sounding Voices

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A female voice may sound masculine because it's too low, raspy, powerful, aggressive, deep, or all in one. Or she growls like a male.

The Top Ten

1 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".

Yes, she was really good! I love her hit Fast Car. I hear it a lot a Panera. (I'm 12, so I don't usually listen to older songs like this one. But at Panera, they have lots of them! )

Fast Car had that deep voice. She sounded like a man.

Fast car sounds like a man

2 Angela Gossow Angela Gossow Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.

She growls like a male. Song: Arch Enemy - Nemesis. - Metal_Treasure

3 Alissa White-Gluz Alissa White-Gluz Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

While I first thought that a male did the vocals of Arch Enemy's "War Eternal", I can hear the traces of female vocals on some of her songs. Maybe because of how I heard of her clean vocals in The Agonist.

She growls (death metal). Song: Arch Enemy - War Eternal. - Metal_Treasure

4 Nina Simone Nina Simone Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

When I first heard her I was shocked to discover the voice I'd been loving belonged to a female! - Britgirl

Still struggling to process that "Sinnerman" was sung by a woman. All this time I thought it was a guy.

5 Alison Moyet Alison Moyet Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.

As a favourite singer of mine, I used to think she was a guy because of the way she looked. - Swellow

Ah, one of the best female voices of the 80s. I may be the only TopTenner who was around in her heyday haha. Still love her today. - Britgirl

6 Monica Monica Monica is an R&B singer who was most popular in the 90s. Her most well-known song was "The Boy Is Mine" with R&B singer Brandy.
7 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.
8 Melissa Etheridge Melissa Etheridge Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success.

I really like her voice. - Userguy44

9 Amanda Lear Amanda Lear

French singer. Song: Égal - Metal_Treasure

10 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.

In her recent performance of "Vision of Love" on new years eve, she sounded like an 80 year old man. I guess all the smoking and drinking she does is catching up with her?

No not even close - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

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The Contenders

11 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

She sounds like a transvestite honestly

12 Cardi B Cardi B

She sounds like a 13 year old male with a mental disability. - DaWyteNight

Lol. When I first heard "Bodak Yellow" I thought it was a mid pubescent male.

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13 Tanita Tikaram Tanita Tikaram Tanita Tikaram is a German-born British pop/folk singer-songwriter. She achieved chart success with the singles "Twist in My Sobriety" and "Good Tradition" from her 1988 debut album, Ancient Heart.

A very low and deep voice. Song: Twist in My Sobriety - Metal_Treasure

14 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.

In the song halo when she sings "didn't even make a sound" it sounds like a man lol - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

The funny thing is that in most songs she sounds womanly but when she speaks she sounds manly

15 Anita Baker Anita Baker Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which ...read more.
16 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

Sometimes she sounds like a man, but other times she sounds like a little girl. Weird.

17 Imogen Heap Imogen Heap
18 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.

Bonnie Tyler, Kim Carnes, Joan Jett, Janis Ian..."male-sounding voices? "
Seriously, what kind of "males" do you hang out with?

19 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
20 Darby Mills Darby Mills Darby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.

Very loud, aggressive and raspy voice. Songs: Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, Mine All Mine, Line of Fire, People - Metal_Treasure

21 Joan Jett Joan Jett Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".

Her performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction concert for Nirvana was deeper than Kurt's! - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

22 Marla Glen
23 Janis Ian
24 Elise Testone
25 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley Ray Cyrus, was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart ...read more.
26 Kim Carnes Kim Carnes Kim Carnes is a two-time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter. Born in Los Angeles, California, Carnes now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she continues to write music.
27 Victoria Legrand
28 Renee Phoenix
29 Alejandra Guzmán
30 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. ...read more.

Listen to Trust In Me, enough said

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2. Nina Simone
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1. Angela Gossow
2. Alissa White-Gluz
3. Tracy Chapman
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1. Mariah Carey
2. Beyonce Knowles
3. Monica
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