Female Singers With the Most Powerful Voices


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21 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 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.

She is my goddess.

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22 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.

Best singer of our generation and in the pop industry

Why the hell is she below katy perry! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

Man, when I heard Nicole live on X factor finale with Sam Bailey, I was litterally blown away! I didn't know she has that kind of power in her voice. She's great.

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

THE most versatile vocalist. Just not so well known because she is not a mainstream singer. She can really sing everything, from opera to grunting and in the most passionate way possible. She is peerless, a phenomenon, a true force of nature.

The goddess of metal, the versatility of her voice is unbelievable. Growls, pop, metal, opera, seriously she can sing anything and nail it every single time. For those of you unfamiliar with her I strongly suggest listening to Ghost Love Score, Romanticide, Energize Me, or her cover of Alone.

I love Floor Jansen's variability between warm and cold when necessary. Versatile vocalist. Not just repeating her voice but can adjust it.

As she is not very known worldwide, she is one of the best and most powerful singers of Metal, her voice can reach a range of 4 octaves : Eb2 to E6/F6... See YouTube Floor Jansen vocal Range woth Nightwish( the band that she sings with currently ) plus she can turn from a low to a hogh note fast without having any problem, and she can sing for a long while... Her voice doesn't get tired she can sing a lot without getting tired very fast

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24 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!

Her voice in dream girls was absolutely breathe taking

One of the strongest female voices ever

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25 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.

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

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

Beautiful voice that just pierces your soul.

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26 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Alicia Keys is an incredible singer. She can express her emotions through songs and has an ability do sing live perfectly. Just check her vocal range live... She's absolutely amazing!

Why the hell is Alicia #20? She has an incredibly powerful voice and is amazingly talented. Top Ten for sure.

One of the realest singers ever. Her amazing voice behind her piano is all we need

27 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!

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

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28 Anita Baker

Unappreciated voice great range contraltos

29 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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.

Her voice change a lot and it got better than ever I loved it

She has a unique timbre because she comes from the Caribbean that is instantly recognizable.

She have a really good voice and she's 35?

Her voice improved a lot.

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30 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

31 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus

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

She's very talented and very powerful why you not accept her awhhh though common Miley is a very suprising

32 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

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.

Streisand is it. The power, the emotion, the control she has it in spades. Extraordinary vocal talent.

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!

Barbra Streisand is a living legend with one of the most beautiful and stronger singing voices ever. she should be in the top 10.

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33 Louisa Johnson

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

34 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.

One of the best singers of today. Why the hell is she below Katy Perry on this list? I love Katy Perry but even I can admit that Lady Gaga has a much better voice. Her Oscar performance alone proves that. Never mind her performance of Imagine at the Baku games, or her cover of You've Got a Friend, or any of her performances on the Cheek to Cheek tour, or her Sukkiri performance of Applause, or her performance of Edge of Glory at the European pride event, or her performance of Dope and Do What U Want on Chatty Man, (you see where I'm getting at? ) When it's just her and her piano, her performances are astounding and magical. She has an outstanding voice. And when it's not just her and her piano, her performances and vocals are still top notch.

In my opinion Lady Gaga has the best voice in music today, not many artists can sing lots of different genres of music, but Gaga can! She can sing pop, jazz, rock, opera and more! Her performances are so fantastic and iconic that the performances she did in 2009 are still remembered today! Her outfits are amazing and artistic. (Nobody else could pull of a meat dress! ) Gaga is the queen of music!

Gaga has a gorgeous, thick and warm tone that crosses genres from pop, rock, jazz and musical theatre. She has a fully connected 3.3 octave range (F#2 - G5 - C6) and a level mask resonance I haven't heard since Streisand. Technically her voice is one of the best in the industry and she is respected by her peers for both her vocal abilities and talent as a musician/songwriter.

List is pretty bogus.

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35 AJ Michalka AJ Michalka Amanda Joy "AJ" Michalka, often credited as simply AJ, is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and musician.
36 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.

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

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

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

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

Yes, she should definitely be on this list.

Patti is Number one I guess people don't know good singing

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38 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Carrie's voice is so distinct and so unique that she is such a power house. I'm enamored with her voice and I've never heard anyone in this generation of artists belt out out music like Carrie. I don't know much of her music or albums but I know that no one compares to her.

Definitely needs to be higher on this list... Without a doubt. Talent alone, she beats a lot of them. Personality? Top!

Easily the best vocalist of this generation

Carrie is the best.

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39 Sia Furler Sia Furler

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!

Did you heard the song of hers? The famous 7 million views at YouTube "Chandelier" for the highest note of Sia. Also her creative piece of creation is the "Titanium" that was with David Guetta. The most highest whistle and note we ever heard, and should be in the number 1.

Incredibly powerful and passionate voice. She should be way up there, top twenty at least. This girl's got an amazing set of pipes.

Her voice is by far one of the most incredible voices on today's music. Please, just listen and feel her live perfomances (breathe me, chandelier, elastic heart). Incredible and awesome.

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40 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.
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