1 Grace VanderWaal
Grace is barely 13 years old and has shown her talent by winning AGT and releasing her first EP shortly after entitled, Perfectly Imperfect. The title fits her perfectly. While she may be raw, she is a breath of fresh air in a sea of overproduced music. She doesn't sing about the typical song topics and instead relates to us with emotions that we can all feel as humans. From trying to find herself, to her special relationship with her sister, to fighting bullies to a close friend's betrayal. We can all connect to the songs and realize we too, were born to shine. Her raspy voice shows us that you don't need to be perfect to make it... you can make it simply by being you.
Grace has a full range of vocal tools at her disposal, as demonstrated in her EP Perfectly Imperfect. Her sound is unique, and her use of a raspy emphasis on many of her original songs is beyond impressive for someone who barely turned 13 years old. Add to that her amazing covers of songs by Elle King, Adele and Vance Joy and one gets a full measure of the potential this girl is poised to unleash on the music industry.
I see a lot of these comment saying she's unbelievable for her age.And she's so good for being that young. I think it's absolutely robbing her because Grace vanderwaal is a phenomenal talent period. Put her in any age group you want. Close your eyes and Listen to any of her songs or covers and you'll be blown away. Trust me your not going to be thinking about her age. This girl has chops. I'm very excited to see what she comes up with next.
A wonderful breath of fresh air. Not only does she compose her own beautiful songs, but she covers other music in a way that must makes them her own and brings new life to some beautiful lyrics.
2 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".
I was hoping she would be first. Her voice on I love Rock and Roll is very raspy and sexy. - Britgirl
Hells yeah! She amazziing!
Hottt as hell
I love her I love,love a very rock singer the best singer of raspy voice she is like a dream,my dream...
3 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
Janis Joplin knows what's up. I never listen to female artists, but she really shows who she is through her music. I feel as if I'm reading her mind when listening to her.
When she belts out Cry Baby, my heart feels as though it will explode with an electric shock. There's so much power and emotion in her voice. She's incredible. She really is. - Britgirl
No. She was "known" for her VOICE.
She had a rough life.
4 Nawal El Kuwaitia
Nawal El Kuwaitia is a well-known female singer and musical icon in the Middle East. Nawal studied at the Music Institute in Kuwait. She is known as Shaikhat Al Tarab (The Queen of Classic Music) and Qaitharat Al Khaleej (Harp of Khaliji Song).
I know her she is from gulf arabia and have a lot of classics songs
She is the Legend "Diva" NAWAL, her voice would take you to a beutiful romantic dream with amazing lyrics and a very fine music. Good luck NawaL we support you forever ;*
Oh I know she is Arab women she's so respected really and her voice is really wonderful I love you nawal I'm from Azerbaijan
I don't know Arabic but she is really the best voice
5 Suzi Quatro
Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
She's the no. 1 Queen of rock music world!
The living Legend
48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, Your Mama Won't Like Me, Stumblin' In - Metal_Treasure
6 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.
Total Eclipse of the heart is the best song that shows off her beautiful raspy voice and talent.
It's a heartache, total eclipse of the heart, and I need a hero, all great songs.
Listen once, 'enough said.
Best raspy voice ever! very emotional and Deep voice.
7 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.
Most beautiful majestic raspy voice of all I will always LOVE her music!
She can't sing anything that I don't instantly love. She's beautiful and a bit quirky, I like that in a person.
Her voice is so distinctive. You know it is Stevie the first word she sings. Sometimes it's child like and other times it's angry...love her voice.
8 Alannah Myles
Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer-songwriter and the daughter of Canadian broadcast pioneer William Douglas Byles, who was inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame in 1997.
Black Velvet is her most known song. - Metal_Treasure
Yes, MT. And what a song! - Britgirl
9 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.
10 Haley Reinhart
Haley Elizabeth Reinhart is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress from Wheeling, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Singer Melinda Doolittle on Haley in 2011: "I was watching the show last night with some of my favorite singers and we were in awe of what her voice can do. She can go from a raspy tone to one that is as clear as a bell in a matter of seconds. She has the vocal flexibility of a singer twice her age. She is amazing."
Really an amazing vocalists with great musicality. Haley has an amazing multi-dimensional voice with a beautiful natural rasp, who can sing as smooth as silk or really gritty and raspy down from the gut and everything in between. In addition, she can do the most amazing growls and vocal runs. She is really very special.
Go watch her cover of House Of The Rising Sun.
I bought most of whatever was put out from her. It still bothers me that she isn't scooped up, and cutting records. I wait.
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.
11 Lauren Jauregui
Lauren Jauregui was born on June 27, 1996 and in Miami, Florida. Lauren Jauregui is part of the girl group Fifth Harmony who are known for songs like Worth it, Work From Home, Bo$$, Sledgehammer, and All In My Head (Flex). Two of their music videos (Work From Home and Worth It) have both hit one billion ...read more.
The best raspy singer in my opinion though
Her voice is super raspy especially on their soulful cover of Ex's and Oh's.
She has a natural raspy, husky voice to begin with and she doesn't even have to try
She's got a beautiful voice
12 Doro Pesch
Doro Pesch is a German hard rock singer that started her career in native Düsseldorf in the early 80s with the underground bands Snakebite and Beast.
She is very good. Try this Dio cover: Egypt (The Chains Are On) - Metal_Treasure
13 Rindy Ross
14 Darby Mills
Darby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.
Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, Mine All Mine, Line of Fire, People - Metal_Treasure
15 Joanne Shaw Taylor
Joanne Shaw Taylor is a British blues rock guitarist and singer who was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the age of 16. The British music publication Blues Matters! called Taylor "the new face of the blues".
16 Lita Ford
Lita Rossana Ford is an English-born American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s, an all-female rock band formed by Joan Jett and Sandy West. In the 1980s Lita Ford embarked on a solo career.
17 Taylor Dayne
18 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.
Kim Carnes is so underrated, she deserves so much better.
Bette Davis Eyes - Metal_Treasure
19 Lzzy Hale
Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.
I was gonna make a joke, but apparently, "Lzzy" is correct.
Halestorm - I Miss The Misery - Metal_Treasure
I’d put my face up her butt
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.
I actually like her voice because it fits the theme of her songs. - Swellow
She croaks a lot
21 Pat Benatar
Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.
Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
She's my fave..
23 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.
Number #1 Best Female singer of all time!
Sherine Ahmed Abdel Wahhab, mononymously known as Sherine, is an Egyptian singer and actress. Sherine was born in 1980 in Cairo, Egypt. She is one of the four coaches in the the Arabic version of The Voice. Nicknamed the Queen of feelings, she serves as one of the jury members.
25 Debbie Harry
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.
What rasp is in Debbie's voice? Zero!
26 Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country.
Bonnie Raitt is my favorite country singer...then Dolly Parton. I love them both.
27 Elise Testone
28 Shamma Hamdan
Kelis Rogers better known mononymously as Kelis, is an American singer-songwriter and certified chef.
30 Sam Brown
31 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.
32 Beth Hart
Frankly, I'm amazed Beth Hart isn't in the top 10. Her voice will melt you down like liquid sugar. Deep grains of soul, blues, and dirt. Can't find any better than her experienced steel edges and hot spurs. Youtube. Look her up. Kennedy Center Honors, with Jeff Beck, "I'd Rather Go Blind." And "A Change Is Gonna Come."
33 Alessia Cara
Alessia Caracciolo, born on July 11th, 1996 is professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
34 Marianne Faithfull
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.
36 Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa (born 22 August 1995) is an English singer and songwriter. Dua Lipa was born in Westminster, London, to Albanian parents.
Funny, I actually searched for raspy female voices after I listened to Dua Lipa's cover of I'd Rather Go Blind
37 Alanis Morissette
Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.
I love her!
39 Brody Dalle
40 Amanda Lear
41 Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera Dorsey is an American actress and singer, known for playing Santana Lopez on Fox's musical comedy-drama television series Glee.
42 Layla Zoe
43 Brielle Von Hugel
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.
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.
Her voice is so god awful that she can even turn a potentially good song into some of the worst ever heard, with her raspy voice! - SelfDestruct
46 Skin (Skunk Anansie)
47 Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.
Yup she does.
48 Carol Channing
The penultimate raspy voice
49 Angel Taylor
I must admit, the style of her voice when put into progressive trance is very different from what is usual, but man, it works wonders! - PositronWildhawk
50 Donita Sparks
Most known song is Pretend We're Dead. Famous for her band, L7. - Swellow