Female Singers With the Most Powerful Voices


The Top Ten

1 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.

I used to dislike Perrie's vocals, thought that she was trying to outshine her band mates and I was also disliking Perrie. But I was wrong! Perrie has AMAZING and OUTSTANDING vocals that all of her 3 other band mates are proud of. Little Mix are very influential, but no one likes them then I respect it. Perrie and all of her band mates are shining more than ever!

Perrie is honestly an amazing singer. She hits her high notes perfectly live. She hits her low notes perfectly live. Before she got her tonsils out, her normal speaking voice was deep. Well, deeper than it is now that is. Yet, she still hit her high notes perfectly. Not a step behind. When she did get her tonsils out, she still hit the high notes perfectly. Even better if she could. She doesn't think her voice is all that and that's what I love about her. Her high note in the Little Mix song 'About the Boy' gives me shiver. Her note makes your heart stop (in a good way) in Little Mix's famous song, 'Change Your Life'. Everything is amazing and she puts all her effort in it. She really is talented. Perrie Edwards is Number 1 out of over 100 female singers that are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and even higher. And Perrie is 21! She deserves more credit than she's getting. xStellax

Female Singers With the Most Powerful Voices that's definitely little mix member perrie edwards

I honesty don't like Perrie Edwards. Her vocals are annoying. I'm not trying to rude.

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2 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 number one

Houston's 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was also named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know"

For sheer vocals, incredible control.

7 consecutive number 1 hits, highest selling debut album of all time, highest selling sound track of all time, longest lasting single at number 1 on the billboard charts ( 14 weeks ) most awarded woman in the world and more... Her vocal ability as a singer was above reproach. Her flexibility and quick transition of notes was incredible, length of notes and Amazing power was and second to non, even male, the timber and velvety quality was beauty to your ears and the voice herself had unchallengeable clarity. If you asked any singer that is before Houston on this list, who is the greatest singer you would most likely find they would say Whitney Houston.

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3 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.

Christina Aguilera is one of the rare singers with such a large, strong, soulful voice. She may sound different than she was when she was younger, but she still amazes a lot of people out there.

Vocal prodigy and one of the best Vocal performers in the world.

Nobody better!

Christina Agulera should be number one instead of Perrie Edwards because her (Christina) has way better vocals.

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4 Sarah Geronimo Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only ...read more.

Most people define "Powerful Voice" as to ability to reach high notes and to sustain it for a long seconds until blood runs in every pore of the singer... But its bloody wrong... Powerful Voice is not about imitating bird's pitch or ambulance signal... It is all about how a certain singer attracts people to listen to her voice because of its ability to address the feeling/passion of the composer of the song... And after hearing the voice you will be enchanted to listen again and again... And I think Sarah Geronimo of her generation has the one and only possesses such ability and no one else more...

She is the great singer in the world

She tells story of emotions of the song she sings.. Listening to songs she remake, she can revived it well and surpasses even more beautiful.. Making an old song a favorite again.. Songs like"You changed my Life, MAybe this time, wont last a day without You, It takes a man and a woman, broken vow and many more..." She is next to Beyonce knowles.. She has everthing! She can dance, act, SING all kinds of Genre.. And its usually from her heart and chest.. Ballad, rap, pop, acoustic and can growls, whistles and powered shift long busting notes.. She delivers good personality living through music and she should be titled THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DIVINE SINGER ICON in the music industry...

With her caliber Sarah should be an international artist!

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5 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.

Demi has an amazing voice. Not only does she have amazing songs but she can also sing amazingly in live shows. She puts so much passion in her music and its clearly shown through her music. She can sing the lowest of the notes and the highest and she can hold them for so long. She holds the record for longest note held in a live performance by a Female. Her voice is like the definition of perfection to be honest, her voice just is so different from others which makes her voice so amazing! And the fact that she is just 21 is MINDBLOWING. I'm telling you, she is one of the greatest artists EVER!

AMazing voice - guccigangkid69

Demi has one of the most powerful voices I've heard. Sure she may not be a 5 with the octave range, however her live preformances DO make up for it. No one can show nearly the same amount of emotion in her songs than Demi does. She literally pours all of her heart and soul and you can feel her pain when she sings. In my opinion, Demi, Christina, and Mariah deserve to all be top. Other artists such as Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift don't even have anywhere near the vocals Demi does however they get more recognition; totally ridiculous. People need to see how much of an incredible and strong artist Demi really is.

We don't need singer who can sing in 5 or 4 octave or singer who can sing with whistle register. What we need is singer who can sing perfectly without using auto-tune and don't over sing. - BeaM456

Demi Lovato has a strong voice. She is the most powerful singer that I've eve seen. But shes also beautiful and challenging and being inspirational to other people too. She is very nice to her fans and she is open up a real thing about her

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6 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.

The woman that has EVERYTHING! Shes got the hits like rihanna, the voice like whitney Houston, the looks of a supermodel, the money of a bank, the dance moves of a choreographer, she has everything. She did glastonbury (the worlds biggest music festival) only a few months ago, And she was the first female artist to headline Glastonbury and it has been around for over 20 years. She writes the majority of her songs, and she makes the dances for the majority of her songs. Jo Whiley (The uk's biggest radio/music Reviewer) Said that at Glastonbury, she re-hearsed for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for a few months for the gig. She did everything herself, She's a real perfectionist, planning every aspect of the show: the staging, the costumes, the dancers, the music, everything!... She is what I define as the queen of music. 16 time grammy award winner, which is the most for a well known female artist, she was the first woman to have 5 grammys in 1 night, and then she surpassed that in 2009 ...more

Beyonce with her horse voice? She can't touch Whitney who had far richer and much more pleasant tone. - marto1

Beyonce has better vocals than Perrie Edwards!

Beyonce has amazing vocals.

Beyonce is too good for the Top Ten for goodness sake, let's get her to Number 1. An incredible chest voice and vocal range overall, she has a four octave vocal range WITHOUT WHISTLE REGISTER DAMMIT. No matter how high her voice goes up with her belts, it just remains the same timbre. It sounds so natural.

Do yourselves and society all a favour, get her to the top of this list.

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7 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.

Celine dion has a 5 octaves Bb2-C#6,1 note & a semitone
She can even reach an E6.
Her chest voice is G5.
Listen to her song THE POWER OF DREAM, her belt note there is C5.
Listen to her song THE POWER OF LOVE, her belt note there is Eb5, and her headtone note there is Bb5.
Listen to her song SORRY FOR LOVE, her highest note there is a G5.
Listen to her song ALL BY MYSELF, her belt note there is F5.
Celine dion can belt songs and hold it for a long scnds.
Well deserve to be include in top 10.
You are a living legend.
By the way most of her Spanish songs are an A5 note.

Because no one can beat celine

It's obviously Celine Dion. She has a five octave range and still able to hit the high notes at her age 45. No one can beat her. She is a living legend, she is the biggest selling female artist of all time! She has emotions in her songs so much

She is the best selling female artist of all time with claimed sales of 200 million record.
Celine is the only female artist to have 2 singles with sales of over 1 million copies and she is also the only female artist to have 2 albums selling more than 30 million copies.
Now Did I have to Mention Who's the #1 Female artist

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8 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.

Adele's vocals are way better than Perrie Edwards!

Just great.

Adele no doubt is the best singer of the current generation. Nobody compares to her. She has great vocals as well as has emotions in her voice which most of the singer these days lack.

Her voice is so powerful.

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9 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.

Mariah Carey should be number 1, because she has a 5 octave vocal range and has the ability to reach notes in the 7th octave vocal range as well just go back and listen to Mariah Carey first album and you will hear all of the 7th octave range high notes as well, the one song that really shows off her 5-7 octave vocal range the most is the song Vision of Love can't nobody sing that song she sang that song a certain way that nobody can't duplicate and it was enhanced I just want to say if you do try to sing that song please pray that you wont bust a vocal cord and don't try this at home.

This 5 range octave singer should be number 1.

Should be #1

The Queen of all time voice.. Has the most unique voice in the world that you can't find any where. Female with the most number 1 in history in the past 25 years, still reigning!.. With the highest octave that the human has ever have (that's her!) with her live Emotions song.. With the most resonant, airy voice, belting that you can't imagine how she does it!. WHISTLING for more than 20 years still slaying with those autotuned voices in the music industry.. Sold more than 200 million records WORLDWIDE in SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.. Her song ONE SWEET DAY RUNNING 16WEEKS! (4months! ) is the song most weeks in number 1.. Even with her rough days, in her voice, still slaying with her angelic voice... And her song All I WANT FOR Christmas IS YOU, was reported to have earned $50 million in royalties.. VH1 2nd greatest women in music!.. The most intelligent (in my opinion) songwriter! Can u'r artist beat that?. That's just one of her achievements and recognition!

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10 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.

Best " all around female singer on this generation" powerful voice, haunting songs, she does transmit with her voice what the lyrics are. Best singer in the world, hands down

Why in the world is Amy number 27?! Her voice is so beautiful. Definitely should be on the top 3.

This girl deserves top 10 status, a truly powerful voice that easily expresses the meaning of her songs.

Amy Lee is an amazing singer. She has such control, such volume, that it makes me wish I could carry a tune in a bucket just so I could sing her stuff myself!

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The Contenders

11 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.

No screaming, belting, or auto-tune. Pure technical skill = power. - BobG

One of the most beautiful voices I've heard in my life time. She doesn't only have amazing technique, she also has so much heart - and that's something we need more of in the music industry. Enough with all the trashy pop idols that become big and then everyone forgets about them. We need people with talent and emotion - and Jackie is one of them. So proud of her!

Attend at least one of her concerts. I dare you.

No one beats her rare pure crystal clear voice, just way too angelic than all of those singers above, #1 in everyone's hearts

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12 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.

The greatest singer of all time, bar none.

Are you kidding you put those crappy white gals over Aretha? I guess the original poster was going for boobage.

What is this list

Note only can she belt, but can sing softly, bend a lyric like no other, and at her best was the best

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13 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.

In my opinion, she has a weak voice. - Misfire

Hell no, katy perry can't sing and she has one of the worst voices I've ever heard. Yelling is not powerful. She can't sing live, on her songs it's all computer technology that make her sound better and even then she sounds like crap. Always sounds like she just ran a lap and is out of breath, there's a difference between powerful and just plain out loud and obnoxious. There are so many singers better than this boring, basic blond bimbo but sadly they aren't as famous and don't get as much recognition as this talentless twit. If someone thinks that katy perry is one of the best singers it just shows that they're either 12 years old or they have no taste. I know singing is subjective and some people might like one singer more than another, but this is objective, it's an objective fact that katy can't sing! - DaWyteNight

In my opinion Katy Perry doesn't sing well when she is live some of her songs are catchy but I don't like what she does with her voice sometimes and I think Ann Wilson has a way more powerful voice.

I believe the outcome of this list is completely random. Katy Perry's voice is in fact a lot better than Adele's, no matter how much Katy adores Adele. I saw her current show many times over, she sings 2 hours solid with a strong voice top quality, large range, incredible durability, to have Katy rated this low shows that people don't know much about the artists.

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14 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.

So unique, brutally honest, got me through addiction

She was and will always be the Queen

What?! Amy is the best fusion of jazz, soul and blues. Why in the world is she this far back on the list

She is an will always be one of the greatest voice of all time she may not have had a large octave but she has an amazing voice

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

This list is broken Absolutely no way Floor should be this far down the list she should be in the top 3 (#1 in my personal opinion)

Top 3 on this list without a doubt, phenomenal vocal range and versatility that puts the majority of this list to shame.

She's always been a member of a metal band, so doesn't put out material under her own name. If she was a solo artist, she would be much more well-known. Besides the versatile powerhouse voice, she is a natural at projecting emotion and drawing in the audience. Incredible stage presence.

Floor's voice - is my air! I can't live a day without hearing her songs. So beatufull, so pure and powerful.

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16 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.

Florence doesn't get enough credit.

Florence Welch has a nice strong chest voice and still maintains a light upper register. Though sometimes when she sings live she does not sing her high studio notes. That may be a performance choice. When Florence sings in live settings, her head voice and belts can sound a little uncontrolled due to her expressive singing style. But still, I love her voice and she is my favourite singer.

Other than having a very strong voice, she includes amazing expression with her songs that makes them astonishing.

Listen to No light, No light. This woman can hit a high note whenever she wants.

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

There are no words to describe her vocal talent and ability to sustain its power through such highly energetic and beyond physically taxing performances! Couple this with the raw emotion that flows through her more personal lyrics and you have one truly blessed artist. (in my opinion)

Always an underdog which I love. There are at least four artists mentioned in the top ten that can't compare to Pinks voice. Live she is so powerful and gutsy! Never need an auto tune! Two rated above her airways need that device. I love the rasp! She's one of a kind in writing, song and performance.

Pink is my number one favorite singer of all! I'm in love with her voice! Should be top 2 or 3 next to Mariah Carey as number 1 in 'this list'. But I listen to Pink more than any singer! Plus her style is so uniquely cool!

Just Perfect!

Amazing vocal range. No autotune bull. All songs are written by herself. A truly inspirational woman that can make anyone support her cause simply though song.

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18 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.

Scherzinger is classified as a lyric coloratura soprano with a three octave vocal range and a whistle register that stretches up to a G#6. Scherzinger is known for her strong soprano vocals and conviction to convey emotion in her tracks. Throughout Scherzinger's career, her vocal range and music has been compared to Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Britney Spears, Sugababes, Rihanna, and Beyoncé Knowles. Scherzinger is also a classically trained opera musician.

Definitely should be higher than Katy Perry! - DaWyteNight

Best singer of our generation and in the pop industry

Why the hell is she below katy perry! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

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19 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.

NO WAY IS SHE 80 on this list! She carries a lot more power in her voice than some artists up there!

Need no words! A Powerhouse!

Yeah, 70's or 80's is about right for Tina.

20 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.

Unappreciated voice great range contraltos

21 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.

She's truly the singer with a powerful voice indeed, regine can go a b5 note using her chest voice and can sustain a 15 sec. Note live. She's truly the best indeed, hence regine is owning a good heart, we love you regine and may god bless you

Definitely she is the best singer in the Philippines not only here but also in Hollywood. If only in the Philippines no one can defeat her as a singer and no one can can take her place as Asia's Songbird. - lalainesandoval

Regine is a legend, an inspiration to every singers of this generation. Her vocal prowess is just one of many reasons. Add to that the kind attitude that she possess.

She had her time and I know she's happy being a mother but still she needs more songs for her fans all over the world.

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22 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.

She is an amazing singer one of the most powerful voices ever how she kept the constant belting in dreamgirls is just amazing she has some talent and she knows how to keep in tone she is one amazing singer just wow

"And I am telling you" is one of the best songs I have EVER heard! Honestly never in my life have I heard a voice as amazing as her. She should be on number 1!

She has got the most powerful voice ever she should be number 1 but she's not please vote fir her and leave sten to her song spotlight

Her voice in dream girls was absolutely breathe taking

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23 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.

She should be number one

You can't compare Her and Mariah because both of her are amazing singers and special in their way.And Ariana is just 26!

She should have been number 1 - Breadwinnersislofe

Ariana is insaneee
you don't get better
she should be way higher up

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24 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

Not number one but she has unique tone with powerful voice. Should be in top ten.

She has really powerful voice and can sing different genre but I prefer her low tone. It's so catchy...

Miley should on the top 10 of this list. Please go search her versions of "Jolene" or "Baby I'm gonna leave you".

Great voice, can hit the high notes and low notes. I love her raspy voice.

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25 Patti Labelle Patti Labelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

She is the greatest.

Search for 'If Only You Knew' or 'My Love, Sweet Love' to see why she should be #1

Yes, she should definitely be on this list.

I can't believe she wasn't on this list last time I checked

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26 Louisa Johnson

Louisa is very talented. She has a very powerful voice. I think she should top the list.

27 AJ Michalka AJ Michalka Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka, often credited as simply AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician.
28 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

Number 1 for sure

Should be number ONE. Watch her videos over the years and you'll see why. It Had To Be You. Somewhere. My Man. Just to name a few. No one can sing like she does and no one ever will. Simply the best at interpreting and putting emotion into songs. Listen to "Just a Piece of Sky" or Since I Fell For You -- you'll see why she is so much better than these other singers.


Will the rest of these vocalists be able to STILL HAVE "IT" through a few more decades like Barbra? I doubt it! She is Top Ten All Time!

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29 Sia Furler Sia Furler

Overlooked, But one of the best.

I personally love Sia's voice. I think that her range is beautiful. I feel like she has a very diverse voice. In the new version of Annie (2014), she sang very well. Sia also wrote most of the new material that went into that movie, proving she can write as well. Titanium and Chandelier are great examples of her talent as well. Why isn't she higher up on this list? I was utterly shocked when I saw how low she was on the list!

So powerful in chandelier! Her is so underrated.

Love her cracks

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30 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.

She has an amazing, versatile, dark and light voice. She hits a C6 in Cola and her longest note live is of 28 seconds when she sang a cover of nirvana's heart shared box.

Her voice can just change, it's so amazing how she uses this in her song Off to the Races, just look at the variation from the chorus to the verses.

She's an angel, her voice is divine…

YES she is a good singer and a great public figure.

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31 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.

She got what it takes in music industry with her unique voice. I love every single song she sing..

Unique voice

One and only

32 Victoria Justice Victoria Justice Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 and Victorious.

Umm sorta...kinda...in some ways...

33 Jesy Nelson

Jesy has very BEAUTIFUL vocals!

Jesy Nelson is an amazing vocalist all around. Not only is her voice unique and different, but she also offers a wide range of other talents. Such as beat boxing, harmonizing, and dancing. One thing to say for sure about her is that, she has as beautiful a personality as voice.

Jesy's voice is one in a million. Her low vibrato is insane & so infectious, it gives me goosebumps! On the salute tour Jesy did a high note in towers, it was so beautiful, the whole arena went silent & then went crazy screaming & applauding! If that wasn't enough, Jesy also beatboxes, which is fully shown off in Going Nowhere!

Strong, powerful, Jesy deserves a spot in the Top 10 most definitely. All of these girls do, but Jesy has one of the most unique voices in this group of ladies. It is emotional, able to bring anyone to tears, and yet it is also extremely strong. During live performances and performances without auto tune, it truly shows her talents and what she is capable of in her group.

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34 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.

72th? She must have been 7th or something like that!

Amazing voice, great songs from Nightwish and Solo career. An all over wonderous woman. A true contender.

35 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.

Should be higher on this list

36 Pat Benatar Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

I once met Pat and after a few drinks we ended up snogging - then I woke up. best dream I have ever had. Still dream of her a couple of times a week. Under-rated, brilliant performer.

What on earth is Pat doing this far down on this list? She's 63 and still touring and can still belt out notes that are authentic and pure. Classically trained she is one of the few real singers that showed what could be done if the passion was there. Listen to her voice. Sure, a lot of people can sing other peoples songs but few attempt Benatars because they don't have the pipes or the conviction to pull them off. This woman can sing any genre and she makes it sound easy. Enough said.

This lady has the BEST songs EVER WRITTEN and the BEST voice EVER she totally should be on top

What a joke Pat Benatar is top 5 at least... nobody heard her sing or what! listen to shadows of the night then tell me why she's not even in top 40... and if that's not enough read the next comment down, so nicely put Enough said!

37 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

Perfect pitch. never sang a wrong note in her life

Oh my lord... a beautiful voice she had: Low but with very powerful, soulful tones. A perfect voice she had for jazz

38 Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.
39 Jade Thirlwall Jade Thirlwall Jade Amelia Thirlwall is an English singer and a band member of Little Mix that won the X Factor UK 2011.

Are you kidding me? She is the best singer at this time!

Jade's voice is so beautiful & magical. Little mix wouldn't be the same without Jade & her sassy voice! I love when she would mess about with the last note in Word up on the neon lights tour, it was amazing & funny at the same time!

Jade is my idol and I have no clue how she is so far down the list, further down than Jesy and Perrie!

Actually offended she isn't right at the top! If you watch any recent video (or even not that recent) then you will see just how powerful and flawless her voice is! Yes she can have a lovely soft voice but she can also belt a big note and do it perfectly!

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40 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.
41 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.

Best live singer. Period. She can take any of them on, she’d mop the floor with arianna and the rest of the pop princesses.

Hayley's vocal range is absolutely crazy. I think the only reason she's not at the top is the fact she not as well known as the others. Anyway she can hit really high and also low notes. It's a shame people like Demi Lavoto are above Hayley just because she doesn't have as much exposure.

Easily the best on this list. By far.

She can put so much emotion in her voice and she sings great live as well.

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42 Charice Pempengco Charice Pempengco Jake Zyrus (born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, formerly known by the mononym Charice), is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. He is a transgender man.

Ten Songs/Productions, a music publishing company in Sweden, invited Charice to a demo-recording after producers saw her videos. She recorded seven songs " six covers and an original song entitled "Amazing". She was then invited to the South Korean talent show Star King on its October 13, 2007 edition, she sang "And I Am Telling You" and a duet of "A Whole New World" with Kyuhyun, from Super Junior.

Are we talking about powerful voice?
I think whitney houston has the most powerful voice in the world she should be the top of the list and charice also is on top she should be next to whitney :))

1. Whitney Houston
2. Charice Pempengco

No one will replace them,there's a lot of great singers out there but these 2 ladies they have indescribable vocal quality very exceptional
very rare talent..
Undeniably vocal genius:))

Lots of power in this young adult's voice! She is to be commended for her accomplishments as a young artist; who is internationally renowned as one of the very best singers in the world; and who is entertaining the world with her tremendous talent.

CHARICE IS THE BEST ever singer she can now belt A6 wow for me that's amazing as thin as the radio, one thing more is she never experience voice cracking well because her voice is organize...the best singer ever! CHARICE! #1

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43 Jennifer Rush

Unmatched for her rich and warm voice. A unique pleasure to listen to.

A great voice, unmatched though by her selection of songs. A great talent!

A feminine beauty in her voice with a richness that is not matched by any female singer. Pure joy to listen to.

Anyone who appreciates Celine Dion go and listen "Power of love" from both of these singers and then start to appreciate Jennifer more. More power in her voice than Adele has and Adele has been said to have the most powerful voice in 21th century.

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44 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

She is famous for possessing a vocal range of over 3 octaves and singing in the whistle register. She sings in many languages including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. She is often credited as the creator of this genre and remains among the most prominent performers, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million records and 2 million DVDs, establishing herself as the world's best-selling soprano of all time.

To be considered a crossover artist by the opera purists carries a lot of weight. All the better to introduce mainstream music into a higher art form. She's one of a kind!

She has an ethereal sound, truly, the voice of an Angel.

Her best concert was in Vienna

45 Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog

She can pull every emotion out of a song and the listener with her singing abilities and she can hit those high notes! An amazing story teller and singer.

Perfect couplet with Anna-Frid's contralto (She should be in this list too). Agnetha could hold a note til the commercial break!

Great range and emotion, and incredibly pleasant to the ear.

The most beautiful sound I have ever heard...

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46 Rachelle Ann Go

She has a very strong/powerful voice and superior vocal technique. A complete package-- rachelle ann with her good looks and exceptional talent deserves to be called the ultimate champion. She is simply one of the best singers in the Philippines today

A voice that truly amazing very spectacular and very rare that no one can imitate... She really deserve to be called as THE ULTIMATE CHAMPION AND THE FIERCE SONGSTRESS... She can do all genres with very unique rendetion!, a singer that sings from the heart truly perform with energy! Can hit super high notes, she can sustain note's.. With very good also in low notes...

No one can beat Rachelle Ann Go's powerful voice in her generation, she's my number one idol,

She can do lots of different kinds of genre... Like rock, rnb, operatic, pop, ballad and more.. When it comes to vocal technique, she is no doubt the best among all singers in the Philippines.

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47 Anastacia Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.

Really great singer with powerful voice!

Incredibly powerful voice!

48 Brandy Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
49 Jonalyn Viray

Is a Filipina singer and an occasional actress. She was the first ever Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion. She also received five gold medals and three plaques at the 2006 World Championships of Performing Arts.

Ms. Jonalyn Viray is a real DIVA on her generations! Her performances in her Sunday show, Party Pilipinas on GMA7 is one that the viewers been waiting.

She's one of the most versatile and humble singer in the Philippines.

Jonalyn viray is the best

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50 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.

She have a wide vocal range and can do lots of vocal runs. Her highest note she belted was A5.

I think she deserves to be among the top ten on this list! Her voice is so powerful!

That control with perfect pitch is mind-blowing. Watch her work live & she is a force to be reckoned with!


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