Top Ten Female Singers With the Best Talent/Voice of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

The quality of her voice is the best I've ever heard. Absolutely mesmerizing. - BobG

There is something in that voice like an extra dimension.
Something many are not used to hearing, and sometimes resist and deny.
Recommend: Surrender and rediscover your blunted emotions.

Her voice is wonderful!


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2 Alison Krauss Alison Krauss

Alison is a one of a kind beauty. She has the voice of an Angel, along with the love and heart of one too. Her song's are true, soothing, loving, gentle, without the use of vocal props, or voice recordings.

One thing you know is she has a true band, one that love's and feels her music from her heart, and will follow her throughout their career.

Alison deserve the best, I can't wait to hear more music through time.

When Alison was created, all the angels got together, and decided that each and every one of them would give a little of themselves to Alison. When they were done, even God himself looked down, and said, "Now that's what I'm talking about! " Truly the best voice on the planet, and loaded with tons of other talents as well. A generous, beautiful, humble musician, singer, producer,and arranger, who learned a long time ago, that often less is more. Folks, it doesn't get any better than this. She's the real deal!

All the other singers on this list put together cannot compare with the angelic golden voice and soothing style of Miss Krauss! She will be recording long after all these other wanna-bes are forgotten history. The Grammy people seem to agree, she has more than all of them put together!

Truly angelic - and even better live!

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3 Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums.

Linda Ronstadt possessed the most extraordinary singing voice in American popular music, covering a wide range of styles including folk, country, rock, pop, American standards, Mexican, Latin, and jazz. Aside from her amazingly powerful, yet sweet voice, Linda's diversity puts her on top in my opinion. Who else could sing so many different styles of music and do them so successfully? Nobody before or after her, and there will never be another one like her. Linda Ronstadt is truly an angel from heaven on Earth and she is a national treasure. Even though sadly she can no longer sing, her accomplishments and contributions to the music world will forever be cherished for generations to come.

Simply the most glorious singing voice on the planet. A woman with a powerful, joyous, emotional instrument. Surrounded by the finest musicians and a songwriter's champion. No one else like her then or now.

No one comes close to Linda - a singer with a 40+ year career with 11 grammy awards, plus endless other awards and nominations.

With a wealth of material across pop, country, rock, classical, standards, Mexican canciones, Latin - from the early 1980 she reintroduced us to traditional American country music (with Dolly and Emmylou on TRIO), the songs of her fathers homeland in CANCIONES DE MI PADRE and the wonderful songs of the great American songbook in WHATS NEW, LUSH LIFE & FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS - all off these recordings are multi million selling, grammy award winning records treasured, played and still appreciated more than 30 years later.

A voice strong enough to tackle the toughest rock song duetting with The Rolling Stones to performing on & off broadway in opera classics like THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE and LA BOHEME.

no one can beat her, no matter the result of this poll...

she is the best and always will be.

Should be number 1

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4 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Seriously, Taylor, katy, and ariana are higher than Aretha franklin? Like the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, wow.

So sad that an "entertainer" like Beyoncé who can not actually sing, but does dance up a storm, is ranked above Lady Soul.

She is a legend...No contest here

Number one, without a doubt.

5 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 more.

How can't she be number 1?! - NjakDjak

Great range to her vocals. Simply the best.

I want her to be #1.

good voice

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6 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". She later become a singer more.

She has a 4 octave range and she can do whistle tones. I don't get why people think she can't sing, she is an amazing singer. You can not like her "higher pitched" voice but you can't say that she can't sing or is overrated cause she is a REALLY good singer.

Her voice sucks! - sabrinafan

Just cause you can hit high whistle notes doesn't mean you can sing? She has an airy voice that literally anyone can imitate so uh, yeah maybe she shouldn't be in top 10

U should see her on jimmy fallon

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7 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

Why Taylor and Ariana are higher than Mariah? She has a great voice, a great talent and she much better than Taylor and Ariana.

Why the hell is Ariana Grande higher then Mariah Carey? She yells, Mariah sings! And KATY PERRY?! This is a joke, you people CLEARLY don't know real talent.

People today just listen to rubbish, don't appreciate real music! Rock on Mariah!

Why the hell is Ariana Grande higher then Mariah Carey? She yells, Mariah sings!

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8 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.

Lord, she sound awesome

She has a thrilling voice

Definitely deserves to be on this list!

Katy perry female singer good talent voice my name is
scott masters I know katy perry was make me happy on
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9 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 more.

Why do people think acts with great dancing and powerful belting are actually good singers?

Nicole Scherzinger! This girl don't play! - JohnnyGill

Katy perry shouldn't even be here - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

10 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 more.

Some of the most powerful vocals I have ever heard, definitely deserves to be over Katy Perry. She truly has a lot of talent.

Christina should be top 10, easily. Must be the kids voting who don't know any history.

Lol, Xtina should be at number 1. She's the best vocalist on earth!

Kids who don't know history?
Yeah, that's why Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Sarah Brightman are ahead of Xtina.
A couple of years ago on a T.V. special, 65-year old Aretha blew Xtina and Mariah Carey off the stage at the same time.
Aretha clearly did it on purpose, because she had this evil little grin.

The Contenders

11 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.

Most unique and vocally different voice than any other on this list.

Stevie Nicks is simply the,best female singer& writes her own songs!

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

Katy Perry is barely qualified to carry Barbra Streisand's luggage.

Barbara is first, then Jackie Evancho and Celine Dion followed by Ella.

Mariah, Aretha, Celine, Christina, and Barbra should be in the top 5. like seriously

Best of all time

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13 Annelies

If you don't know anything about music, and also can't spell, please don't comment.

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14 Norah Jones Norah Jones

Love Norah she could sing the phone book and make my heart melt.

15 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.
16 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.

She has a beautiful voice, and unlike most singers, can make her voice high and low accordingly. She is not much famous just because people nowadays want to listen to singers like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

So much better that Ariana Grande. Amy's voice is amazing understandable and beautiful.

Amy Lee is such a powerful and skilled vocalist. Her voice moves me and makes my jaw drop from the sheer awesomeness.

Amy Lee has one of the most haunting voices I've ever heard. shocked that a few generic pop pricesses have been voted above her to be honest even at Whitney who also had a good voice early on but Amy is something else.

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17 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor 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 more.

Bland, boring and a very dull vocally. Not unique at all.

Songwriting What. Oh yes she just at the center of humanity with her songwriting that it just touches everyone as a whole. So deep, Not!

One of the best pop/country songwriters ever, but a mediocre at best singer.

Awesome songs

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18 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman

The 11-year olds who populate TTT have never heard of her. Pity.

19 Amanda Mair
20 Brandy Brandy

She is marvellous that why she should be at the top 5

21 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.

Ella is not appreciated today. Too long ago. After Alison Krauss, she's my all time favorite female vocalist. ( non opera)

22 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.
23 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 is absolutely fantastic! Has the best voice on the list for sure

Celine blows away anyone on this list. Not even a contest.

Haha what is she doing down here? She is the best singer EVER! - mood333

The best singer ever in the world
a lengendary singer
she is number 1 always

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24 JoJo JoJo
25 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.
26 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Shakira is my inspiration. I always put on her tunes and dance or sing along. she is beautiful and very talented. she has an amazing voice. love you Shakira

27 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 more.

Her voice is getting better over the years!

Beyonce is pretty good. She is talented. - cosmo

What is she doing on PLACE 23?

She should be placed higher then this. She's the best ever, she can SANG her ass off, dance her ass off and write her ass off. Why are terrible singers and unknown singers so far ahead of her? 😕

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28 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. more.
29 Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Synni, Princess Reuss of Plauen, widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida, is a Swedish pop and jazz singer.

Jazz, Swing, Bossa-Nova, Pop, Rock, Opera. She's sung them all and when you have a voice and talent like hers, it's not a problem. Could she sing as high as Mariah Carey? As a mezzo-soprano, no though she certainly could produce soaring vocals as heard on 'Dancing Queen', many of ABBA's other songs and in her solo career. Could she sing as powerfully as Aretha Franklin? Unlikely but I can still picture her on stage, planting her feet and belting out the hits. A glorious sight and sound. What makes a great singer apart from the above needs control, emotion, timing and that almost indefinable quality to their voice. She somehow retains warmth and earthiness despite singing loud and proud. Sultry and smoky have also been used to describe her sound. Add to that the very sexy Swedish accent and it's an irresistible combination. - DeeJay3

30 Kelly Price Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
31 Marina & The Diamonds Marina & 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 more.
32 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.
33 Sia Sia
34 Amira Willighagen

Somewhat overrated, but has improved quite a bit due to the last 4 years of intense training and lessons. Voice still too harsh for pop or crossover work, will be successful as a traditional-type singer.

Why not to speak about Amira, she is from far the best.

So much she deserve to be first, according to all aspects.

So wonderful. - serge

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35 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".
36 Nicole Jackson
37 Dido Dido Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is a British singer and songwriter.
38 Shania Twain Shania Twain
39 Nawal El Kuwaitia 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).
40 Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick Marie Dionne Warrick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
41 Sarah Connor Sarah Connor Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. more.
42 Sarah McLachlan Sarah McLachlan
43 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
44 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 more.
45 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 . more.

The Goddess!

46 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 more.

Has a Great Voice in songs such as Hello, Someone Like You, Rolling In The Deep, Skyfall, and Set Fire To The Rain.

Love her voice so much. I especially love Hello.

47 Eva Cassidy Eva Cassidy

Awesome voice.

Gone too soon!

Much missed.

48 Anette Olzon
49 Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog
50 Anastasia Lee

Anya is the Total Package - Class - Stage Presence - Pretty - Repertoire - Multi-lingual (at least 9) - everything from Gospel, Broadway, Country Greats, Pop, Folk, Opera, etc. An Anastasia Lee Concert will certainly please anyone who loves great music. To top it off she is a Contralto the rarest female vocal style.

Top of the World Miss Lee!

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