Best Female Singers of All Time
The voice. No one, no singer can compare to THE Whitney Houston.
So many records, broken thanks to her AMAZING vocal range and singing capability. We lost an angel in 2012. But her soul and emotion put into her music is still here. Thank you Whitney Houston.
There is no reason to not make her the first on this list. She's simply too darn good.
Whitney Houston had it all: Stage presence, 4.5 vocal octave range (1980's) subsiding to 3.5 octaves across the mid-90's, insane phonetic power and control at mid to high chest vocalization, emotion-full diction and a physical beauty that was immensely complemented by her splendid resonance and timbre; all around she became what many people perceived as perfection. Sure, we had amazing singers at the time such as Mariah Carey (5+ vocal octave range due to whistle register), Patti Labelle (3 octaves and a mega-powerful voice), and Rachelle Ferrell (6+ vocal octave range and in my humble opinion the most astounding singer to have walked this earth), but somehow all of these women, to a certain extent, lacked the emotion, the vehemence, and the powerful sheer that Whitney's voice was able to convey. Whitney Houston will be remembered as an anointed gift from nature to all humanity, one that we won't be able to experience anytime soon.
Whitney is a singer beyond compare. She is incomparable, her unique voice and style of singing is so so far different from any other.
Although there are others, but Whitney stands out best. Her old, old tracks sounds better and good than any recent tracks. A singer who can sing even with A, B, C, D and will sound better than other.
I listen to non other than her. Because all her tracks makes sense. People don't like her due to her relationship and drugs accepts. But let's put that aside and talk about her music, her voice, her style, her uniqueness, her good lyrical style.
It is so unfortunate that she is dead. But her music lives on forever. No one in this present world can ever be or get to where she did. My heart really goes to her. She made a choice, but a the person used her.
To the person who plotted her death in switching drugs with a very high dosage. To make it look like suicide. I say to you, some day your time will come. Can people close to her ...more
Okay. Whitney houston could take her voice anywhere she wanted to and make it sound beautiful. She has sold over 170 million records, rubbed shoulders with megastars, been a singer for over 32 years until her death this year. Her version of the 'Star Spangled Banner' came out as a single and sold millions. She appeared in 5 films (The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, The Preachers Wife, Cinderella and Sparkle) and made soundtracks to all of them. She has 13 albums altogether. She lived a life like a queen since 1985. None of the female artists such as Beyonce, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Monica etc etc would be in the industry if it wasn't for her. Thank you Whitney. You are the best.
Put simply, there is just NO other singer in the world that can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, to the same degree as Mariah Carey. It's her range; her tonal sound; her accuracy of pitch; her 'trills' (vocal runs); and her upper power when hitting high notes that made her one of the all time greats. Sure, there are many great singers and she's perhaps not as good as what she was in the 90's, but that's more been her change in musical direction rather than a decline in ability - she's well and truly proved that with her 2010 Christmas Concert in recorded in Washington last year. PLUS, she writes all her own songs, when too many of the big names these days, unfortunately don't!
I am a dedicated and Loyal all time number one Mariah Carey fan and I love her so much . Mariah Carey is my all time number one favorite singer with a a wonderful singing voice and my personal favorite songs from Mariah Carey are : Dreamlover, Heartbreaker, Vision of love Love takes time, When you believe from Prince of Egypt Sweetheart, Migrate Shake it off , Always be my baby ,Honey, Make it happen and also hero, Emotions, One sweet day all I want for Christmas is you , we belong together ! I really love Mariah Carey
Mariah is simply incomparable. However, most that I have voted are placed 1st with her. There is no greatest singer. I believe that they are all the greatest, whether in technique, style, songwriting, influence. They are all incredible people who changed lives.
As amazing as Whitney Houston was, I believe that Mariah Carey in her prime could top her. Her vocal range is insane and when she hits that high note, look out!
Celine Dion is a complete and consistent artist: she has a strong and clear voice, which adapts perfectly to many musical genres; she is a good actress, funny, dancer, entertrainer. Her career has lasted for many years with many big concerts with the same great success. She cleverly managed her life, professional and personal. Celine Dion deserves to be in the top of this list.
Celine deserves the number 1 spot. Come on, she has recorded songs with some of the worlds greatest singers and sings very well in five different languages. She sings like an angel and has such charm about her. Stop talking about beyonces look here because we are talking about voices and by far celine is number one, mariah is number two, whitney is number three and of them all, celine has been the most consistent with her records and has passed mariah to become the worlds best selling female vocalist of all time.
Celine dion hss always been the best, she deserves more than this. So disciplined and arranged lady, classy, polite and totally deserved singer. Better than anyone else in music industry. She can bring us memories by her remarkable and angelic voice, and also the amount of emotion she can put on a song is unbelievably fantastic and extraordinary!
Celine is the most versatile singer in the world and here is why :
Listen to "that's just the woman in me" and you will understand, knowing her as a crystal clear voice... And than a totally new sound, new texture in the most powerful notes of this song... It blew me away... I couldn't believe what I just listen to. And now ask MC or WH or CA or anybody out there to ( try ) to do this: they will cry and will acknowledge that only Celine can do this. She can imitate a electric garage door, a piano, a flute, trumpet. Etc... She is a chameleon with her voice, flawless, perfect control, most power voice in the high notes with stamina ( All by myself ) and the list goes on and on and on... Truly the best.
Christina is clearly an extremely talented singer that puts her all into her music. Her vocal ability is absolutely outstanding. She sings because it's what she loves to do. Christina Aguilera is a very inspiring singer that will never lose her amazing voice. She is the best singer of the generation, and absolutely one of the best singers of all time. She sings to express herself, and she doesn't care if that means less album sales, or less popularity. Christina, never stop singing.
Chritina's vocals are superb! She has an extremely amazing, soulful voice that needs to be heard and appreciated.
Her song writing skills puts her as one most outstanding artists of our day.
She is my most favourite singer of all time! Been listening to her music ever since I was really little. I still listen to the songs from her album Stripped to this day and it is what has helped me through some hard times. Her lyrics are so meaningful and truly touch me to the core. Not to mention she her amazing voice. Her voice is one of the most talented I have heard and surpasses the voices of many other artists. Her voice is so strong and through some of her songs, you can definitely feel her pain. She's one of the singers who has always made me get chills down my back whenever I hear her song.
Can we be honest here? This is not a list of the all-time best singers, at least not in the correct order. Your top 20 is more a list of the top 20 singers of the last twenty years with occasional legends like Aretha sprinkled in because your list would have zero credibility if she were not at least in the top twenty. Barbra Streisand is not in your top 20, nor is Diana Ross or Judy Garland. Your list really starts to lose steam with Aguilera and continues through the top ten. Adele, Katy, Taylor, and Amy Lee have not been around long enough to be in an all-time top ten, and I would say fifty years from now The only one who might would be Adele. Keepin' it real...
The best singer of all time. Male and Female. should be #1 on this list. By far better than anyone else here. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey are very good, but Aretha expresses herself more, has more soul, and is a better songwriter than both combined, easy.
The only person of all time who could possibly rival her is Freddie Mercury, but even the best rock singer of all time falls slightly short.
Aretha = #1 of all time.
There will never be anyone like her or as good.
Firstly I think the parameters for Best Female singer of "ALL TIME" should be better defined and be broken down by genre Jazz/soul/R&B/Pop/Country etc. There is a big difference between a singer and an entertainer/Performer. I.E. christina Aguilera is a fabulous vocalist - perfect pitch, range and projection. Brittany Spears is an entertainer/performer. They are both successful Pop artists but I would not consider Brittany Spears for this list. She's an okay singer, she's much more of an entertainer.
"Of all time" - most of the artists listed here are all contemporary and mostly Pop. So perhaps it should be best Pop singers of all time?
With that said, Aretha Franklin is the Queen of soul and a true singer, none of this autotune BS. If you need a computer to make you sound better, back up singers and dancers to entertain your audience you're a performer/Entertainer not a singer.
Aretha Franklin has one of the best voices popular culture has ever heard. It is unfortunate that she is so low on this list, seems to how she influenced many of those voted above her. She is such a versatile artist. Her power alone can bring a person to tears. In her prime, I do not believe I have ever heard of her hitting a note that was not "nailed," and anyone that knows anything about Aretha knows that some of her notes are extremely difficult notes for even great singers.
Are you kidding me? Arethra Franklin widely is widely accepted as the greatest singer of all time, not just the greatest female singer. And she's been placed below Miley Cyrus here... Really? Please just listen to her sing respect and THEN vote. Aretha Franklin is BY FAR one of the greatest singers of all time
I don't know how Adele is SO low on the list. I have been a fan of hers ever since she came out with Hometown Glory and then Chasing Pavements. Adele has the most original and unique voice in YEARS. She brings back what music truly is; something to be appreciated by the ears. She is one of the few artists that sounds BETTER than the recordings and each live performance she does is different than the others, because she varies them and adds different stylistic devices. She writes her songs and puts all her honest emotions in it (she doesn't sing about banging people, which is why so many people can connect to her music. Adele is gorgeous and she has a really laid back personality, and when you watch her lives, you can tell she truly appreciates all the support her fans are giving her, because she always gets so emotional. Just watch any of her live concerts and you'll see. She always gets teary eyed when the audience sings "Someone Like You" or "Rolling in the Deep" back to her. She is ...more
Adele deserves to be in the top 3, at least. I personally prefer Adele over Whitney Houston, although I cannot disagree with Whitney being #1 on the list. Adele should be #1 or #2, though. But nope, half of these people I have never even heard of and they're higher up than Adele? How is this possible? Adele just might be the best singer I have ever heard and deserves to be further up on the list than that... I am going to pray that these idiotic people can determine who the best singer really is - not half these other people. I'd also like to comment that Beyonce should be much higher up on this list also. I love her, too. =) Adele and Beyonce are remarkable vocalists.
"Amazing" has lost its meaning long ago in the music industry but Adele, I think, deserves to be called that... She is a magnificent, powerful singer with feeling swimming through her voice, playing beautifully like a harp, like Leona Lewis and former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson and as a songwriter, Adele, like rising star Ella, can write about anything and her song would still have a powerful quality.
While being unbelievably talented, Adele has flaws in her range because she's an alto and can't go to the real heights that Whitney, Leona, Ella and Mariah can go to... But the reason I voted for Adele was because she's in a class of her own when it comes to making songs that people will remember and truly feel forever and ever!
She deserves to be first. Her song “hello” made everyone fall in love with her and her voice she is amazing and unique she took the world by storm.
Her vocal control and sense of melody is from another world, and she never "loose her breath" on stage. Her presence and performances are amazingly astonishing. Between the best female singers, she's probably the best dancer. And if all this were not enough, she has a natural talent to compose superhits. I think we humans needs time to recognise all the talent she has, specially her voice, that is masked by her extraordinary beauty. Despite of her success, she always radiates humility and goodness. So yes, I think Bee is the best female artist from all time, and is a matter of time she were included also in the top of this list hand in hand with her own idol Whitney and with Mariah.
This woman is amazing. Her voice is just out of this world, and completely flawless!
Just watch her perform. She puts all of her soul in her singing.
By the way, being a devoted fan, I decided to watch The Beyoncé Experience Live. Some minutes later, I noticed I was crying like a baby. That's how Queen Bee leaves me with one of her greatest performances of all time. You guys have to check it out.
Where do I start? Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter is a beautiful, magnificent, blessed, singer, mother, wife, actress, and performer. Usually called 'Queen Bey' this young woman will leave you stunned if your lucky enough to watch her live, or even on YouTube. Her voice is a God-Given blessing. And you can see how she puts all her heart into her music. She started at fifteen on Destiny's Child as the lead vocalist. That all girls group becoming the most fascinating one in the world. Daughter Blue-Ivy and Hubby Jay-Z are lucky. But no one knew that a little girl from Houston, Texas with a strong voice one day rule the world.
She is just flawless and phenomenally talented with that unique strong voice everyone admires she is beautiful and my number one idol. She is unique no matter how many people want to be her there is only 1 bey and everyone has to admit it boys and girls women and men everyone knows she is number 1most FLAWLESS! Every single song is a hit and perfection and she is gorgeous and I love her music especially crazy in love, irreplaceable, blue and single ladies but to be honest they're all amazing and you can't really compare. Clearly the best female vocalist. BEYONCÉ IS PERFECTION! She woke up like this...
She is an Icon. She is the only female artist to have 5#1 hits from a single album "Teenage Dreams" ( A tie with MJ's Bad album ) She have the Billboard spotlight award for this. She also have 9 #1 hits in the Billboard hot 100 and 3 #1 albums. She have 5 songs eligible for diamond certification. She also have 6 videos with 1B+ views on YouTube and also is the first women to have 2 songs with 3B+ views. She is also the most viewed female singer in YouTube with 20B+ views in total.
I saw Katy be a guest coach on American Idol once, and unlike most singers who just act as cheerleaders and tell the contestants how great they sound or how pretty they look, she actually gave them some advice! What a concept! She pointed out to them that if they make it big, their life would change. They would have far less privacy, see their family far less often, and be away from home for months at a time. To me, this is much more important than whether they look nice in that dress or that sweater. It's obvious Katy is a good person who cared not just about whether the contestants could make it, but to be prepared for what's next if they do. Reality shows could use more coaches/judges like her.
She is the best... I think what Kathryn can do one else can. Her albums, songs, words everything blow my mind she is the best. I love you Katy Perry...
People have some respect for the really good vocalist singers that are here. how are you going to compare whitney, Mariah, celine, aretha, adele with Katy, Taylor, or any other bad vocalist singers now. I'm not saying they are not talented because they are but just entertaining and playing some instruments, but they are not good singers at all. Even Madonna is a bad singer even though she a icon. Just the voice sound nice in the studio version doesn't mean is the real voice; is more effects than lyrics, you should listen to them live and you'll see the difference. So sad the idea of vocalist now a days. Examples of a good vocalist right now: adele, Beyonce, Adriana grande, Christina Aguilera, Lara Fabian, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, sia, pink, Jennifer Hudson, lea Michele and a few more.
Bad vocalist: Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and a lot more!
She awesome woman heavenly voice and I feels with her the power of music, great musician,singer, and song-writer also great composer in classical music..she's make inspired me I love her perspectives.. I bound my life with her every speak the lyrics of each song had a deeper meaning during that time..And emotion I see to her eyes the sadness that music the way how to clear our self and save our self to make more break in music... I see what my reflection with her...Mostly her life was maybe connecting what I experience in over years..
Through the song from her band evanescence it's absolutely completely my personality and I more I really who I'am and I'm proud today..I love her so much!
Amy Lee is just SO talented... Classically trained in music, plays the piano, has a spectacular voice, writes and composes all of her songs, is so gorgeous - both in looks and in personality! I could go on and on. Just so beyond happy the she and the band have made a come-back and a Hell of a come-back to note! 'What You Want' is an epic track, just like all of Evanescence's songs, it's enchanting because of Amy's vocals, it rocks because of the music and so 'loop-worthy' (playing the one song constantly on loop for ages! ) I have the band and particularly Amy for so much, their music has helped me through a lot... Family, friends, bad relationships and broken hearts. I love this band beyond words, and I love Amy Lee beyond words.
As a multi-instrumentalist and talented painter (you can probably Google some of her works) who also composed a choir-piece for her high school graduation, I believe Amy has, at the very least, proven herself as a worthy and powerful artist.
As for her vocal abilities, she manages to maintain a powerful voice, even when meddling in the more operatic corners of the vocal spectrum. Few singers in music manage to keep a full, clear voice when singing that kind of music without sounding thin or fragile. For example Within Temptation's Sharon Del Adel.
No, she's not the best female singer ever, by a large margin, but she's got the whole package. Artistry and all. My vote goes to Amy Lee of Evanescence.
She is a very beautiful and talented women, I cannot describe with words what her voice and music can do. I get goosebumps every time I hear her, weather I have heard the song once or over a thousand times it always and will continue to blow me away. I believe she deserves first, as beautiful as the rest of these people are I have to say my opinion goes with Amy on being number one. She has had such an amazing skill since the beginning of Evanescence and she is still improving day by day, when you think someone couldn't get any better there it is. Amy is again very beautiful and has a great skill with the highest and the lowest of notes, my vote stands for Amy
Madonna will never go down . She made a history on the '80; '90; and she continues to be on top. Madonna is popstar born , her voice is solid and clear.
Madonna should be number one she is the best of the music industry and no other female singers have broken her records she has set top selling female artist and her mdna tour was the best tour of 2012 The MDNA Tour created immense success at the box office and many venues were instantly sold out. It was dubbed as the highest-grossing tour of 2012 by Billboard. The tour grossed $305.2 million from 88 sold-out shows, becoming the tenth highest-grossing tour of all time and surpassing Celine Dion's Taking Chances Tour as the second highest-grossing tour among female artists, behind Madonna's own Sticky & Sweet Tour. Madonna broke the record for occupying the top two highest-grossing female tours of all time and no one has ever done what madonna has done she is the queen of music and all the other female singer don't have talent like madonna
It takes more than having a few octaves to be a singer.
The Queen of Pop is the greatest female artist/singer of all time. She is a legend along with artists such as MJ & The Beatles.
Her accomplishments are unmatched and she is the most influential female singer in history. As a result of her music she has defined an era for a generation of people but has also defined the 21st century music artist.
Her songs are unbeatable and she is the most versatile female musician around. Having done Pop, Dance, Electronic, Jazz, Classical, Techno, New Jack swing, R&B, Disco, Dance-Disco, Gospel, Pop-rock, rock, Folk, Latin-pop. She has done it all and has more than earned the right to be the number one. 'There is only one Queen and that's Madonna'
Agreed, she hasn't got the vocal range like Whitney or Celine but she has proven many times that she can sing. And pretty darn good at times. When she performs a ballad live and from the heart, it's always full of emotions. Which makes the imperfections, perfect. And let's face it, she is an entertainer who puts on a show like no one else. And when you dance your ass off, who cares if the singing bit isn't flawless? Madonna is the Queen and deserves a much higher ranking. If only for the fact that she has left everyone else miles behind her in her thirty-something years as the most succesfull female performer of all time.
Lady Gaga is a very talented performer! You want to know why?! She writes, produces, and actually sings all of her own music. She acts, dances, runs around doing whatever the hell Gaga does, and doesn't lip-sync at concerts. She might not be the best female vocalist in the world but hands down she is pretty dang close to be being the most talented. She can play a multitude of instruments such as the piano, key tar, synthesizers, and most recently the guitar. She also has amazing dance skills for someone who has barely any classical training. She is very original and has an explanation for every crazy idea and costume. She also is one of the most gorgeous people on this planet with or without makeup. Gaga is an all around mega star, idol, friend, and supporter.
What the hell is going on with this list Celine Dione Beyonce whitney houston Adele sorry guys but Lady Gaga is heads and shoulders above the rest how is she not at number 1 she was the biggest superstar in the world between 2009 and 2011 and with her new album artpop coming out soon she will soon rise to the top again. She is inspirational to millions of people world wide and is always in the public eye with what she wears. She has done world class songs which will go down in history like poker face just dance bad romance born this way judas and many more she is changing the era of pop for the better she deserves better than this mere 21st ranking come on people. Also let me give a shout out to Rihanna she is also world class and is also arguably the biggest superstar in the world but Lady Gaga is awesome
Not sure how Madonna, Katy Perry, AND Taylor Swift are above her. Nobody has a voice like Gaga, she can flex through multiple genres of music, from dancehall pop, to rock, to acoustic country, to jazz/blues, to opera without a problem. She can not only belt her vocals, but do it while performing advanced choreography, doing several costume changes, while jumping off a stadium, etc. And she NEVER lip syncs. Gaga is the most iconic singer of this generation BY FAR, and deserves top 10 at least.
The Fame (Poker Face), The Fame Monster (Bad RomanceTelephoneBorn this Was), and Artpop (Applause Do what you want), and the cheek to cheek era. Amazing and far beyond the cliché of a Mainstream Pop singer.
Listen to her Jazz Album "Cheek to Cheek" and you will see and HEAR the truth about her, and her personality.
She became Mother Monster (with all her songs and her outrageous talent) because of her very own flaws and (as also) sometimes traumatic circumstances that she has had in her life led her to a expressional, aspirational strong, and unique voice that she has within her songs.
She has got me through a lot. 2020 has been a terrible year, and she has helped me feel happy! I love her music, and she writes songs about her life, and about her thoughts. She is a great role model for young women like myself. I love her country songs, and I love her pop songs just as much! It is a bold move to switch the music genre in the middle of her career, but that's what makes her awesome! I look up to her and I adore her very much. She is strong, powerful, caring, curious, smart, adventurous, and lots more. I feel like she should be number one! She has also gone through sexual harassment, and she won the case. She cares for her fans, and that's the world to me. I would do anything that she says I should do. I will always love her music, but I will love her REPUTATION even more!
Taylor Swift should be like number 1,2 or 3 because her songs aways make me want to get up and sing and dance. And almost all of them rime so it is unbelievable how good they are so vote for Taylor swift
When it comes to me,she is my rolemodel. I am been to her reputation tour live in Chicago and I really loved the way she treats her fans. Her songs and lyrics are so fascinating, highly relatable and gorgeous. She has created record with most American music awards leaving behind king of pop Michael Jackson
Her fans are her everything. She is always curious about about them. She is only one of her and dude that's the fun of her.Her voice,songs,face,heart, soul, beauty of her songs her everything is unique. We can't compare her with anyone whether it's Justin Bieber or Ariana grande. Her songs are of kind of best.
There are no words to describe her talent (I mean this as a compliment). While many of the people on this list do have immense talent and deserve fame, Ariana Grande does as well. Her voice is beautiful and angelic when she wants it to be, but also insanely powerful and versatile constantly. All types of her voice are amazing (soprano, mezzo-soprano), including her older voice as well as her more matured voice. She was talented enough to perform in Broadway musical theater. If you watch her Still Hurting Cover as well as her live Dangerous Woman Tour and Sweetener Tour performances, she puts so much effort and passion into each performance. She genuinely enjoys making music and helping others, which is a quality that I thought was always very important in a singer. While her more mainstream songs such as Side to Side and No Tears Left To Cry are much more well-known, she is very underrated as a vocalist. Also, she gets so much hate for no apparent reason. Don't judge a person cruelly ...more
As an Ariana fan, I am inclined to believe: yes, she's great. While some of her newer stuff isn't as good as her old stuff, and is often more sexual than before, still. In her absolute prime back during DW and later, she had near Opera level vocals and singing styles.
This girl has an amazing voice and her range is incredible. She is very talented and a good role model.
I really love the Sweetener and Positions albums. Also, please feel free to check out Dream - Ariana Grande by Moonlight Records! It is amazing, and her vocals are just beautiful.
Ariana's voice is just remarkable. Every time she opens her mouth its sounds like an angel. Her range is incredible! Ariana has been through soooo much and still, she pushes through the obstacles and sings her heart out!
Rihanna should easily be in the top 5. She has sold over 180 million digital tracks worldwide, over 50 million albums worldwide, and has 13 number one hits (tied with Michael Jackson). Her songs are undeniably catchy and every song she throws out is a hit. She has almost 5 BILLION views on YouTube and is the most subscribed singer showing just how popular she is. In addition to that she's had 17 Vevo Certified videos (over 100 million views). She has collaborated with huge stars like Jay Z, Coldplay, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, David Guetta, Eminem, Drake, Shakira, Kanye West, Calvin Harris, Ne-Yo, T.I. , and Chris Brown. She's won 7 Grammys and just received the first ever Icon Award at the American Music Awards. She's had 3 commercially successful fragrances and has also created her own clothing line. She's a fashion icon. She's an actress. She is also the only female artist to top UK charts 7 times over 7 years. Her fan base is undeniably huge with over 86 million likes on Facebook, 35 ...more
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is beyond amazing. She can sing like there is no tomorrow. Some may say some of her songs come across as inappropriate but with a voice like hers, so what?! Then listen go her ballads, she makes the hairs on your neck stand up edge and sends shivers down your spine, so beautiful to listen too. You can't start commenting until you've experienced the overwhelming atmosphere at her concerts, its breathtaking how one woman can be such a part of peoples lives. She is one gorgeous woman with perfect features and a stunning figure. I LOVE HER.
Why should rihanna be the 50th. She should be in at least the top ten. Have you ever heard of her. Or are you people just death? She has such an amazing voice. Id vote number one. She should be the top singer because she actually has a voice. And guess what? Rihanna can actually sing. Much better than those other cheesy singers. VOTE FOR RIHANNA! YEAH
When you think about it, Rihanna honored the first ever "Icon Award", named the best selling digital artist of all time, biggest artist on Facebook, most viewed artist on YouTube, etc.. and named "Fashion Icon" and she's got the first ever "Most Desirable Women In The World" award and has got 9 Grammys etc.. and her voice might not be the strongest but all the world knows that it's special and has alots of emotions, and she has a very nice, simple and strong personality and more things that makes her the number 1 artist in history!
Pink has a pure and natural voice whoever says that she uses machines or computers for her voice that is not true. All the computing crap refers to Britney Spears. Pink is great. Her lyrics are very interesting and entertaining. I just don't see how is she lower then Gaga or Rihanna. She isn't just amazing as a singer, but also as a person- I saw some of her interviews and you can see that it's a good mother, a great friend and a creative and imaginative mind speaking! Also, she has an awesome sense of humour.
P.S. no offense, people. Just my opinion. Rihanna and Gaga are good... In their own way.
P.P.S. pink is my hero and inspiration!
P.P.P.S. pink forever!
With respect, Valeria
If this is a competition in vocal perfection, then we would need both Maria Callas, Anna Netrebko and Randy Crawford at the top of this list. But in the pop rock business, Pink is indeed recognized among her colleagues as one of the most naturally gifted and original vocal performers both alive and well today.
Her voice is definitely one of the most recognizable and powerful female vocals I've heard apart from Janis Joplin and maybe Diamanda Gals.
Look up her blues rocker "Free" or her cover of "Me and Bobby McGee" on YouTube, if you don't know what I'm on about.
P! NK is one of the most inspiring singers I have ever heard. She shows her strength and still shows care to her fans. If Rosie the Riviter was alive now, she would be P! NK. So many other female singers write songs about either useless stuff, or just mess that no one wants to hear. Not this awesome boss. What she sings about really need help her fans with issues they have. Like her song "perfect" for example. If you don't understand what I mean watch the official video for it. Even still she's still honest in her music with how people really feel, and not parading herself like she's the best ever and that everyone else is trash. Or that everyone should want to be her. She even believes in gender equality! My point *if you read this far* is that she is one of the most real, down to earth female singers I've ever even heard of, and not only I think so. She honestly in my personal opinion deserves to be number one.
. Come on. Shania Twain, Avril LaVigne, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Britney Spears have NO BUSINESS being anywhere near the vicinity of P!NK's category. Not even Carrie Underwood or Lady Gaga has anything on P!NK. Please people, who the hell put this together? It's bull. Miley Cyrus right smack in the middle of P!NK and Janis Joplin? No way. I don't dislike Miley, but NO, un-uh. Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson are way better than all of those, but still fall under P!NK. I agree Whitney Houston belongs on top, but so does Janis Joplin. Madonna belongs very high on the list. But then comes P!NK with or above the rest of the well-knowns. Many of the names I didn't know. Just want to say that I just took my daughter to P!NK's concert in Louisville for her 1st concert experience and she blew us away, hands down best concert I've ever been too. Her singing ability, her music, her stage presence/performance, her style, and her amazing talent as an aerialist (which sets her apart ...more
Demi Lovato is of this best vocalist of this generation...
She is a powerhouse singer
She puts all her emotions into all her songs and you can also feel it too
She is among the best vocalist in the world now
Her high notes are infectious
He belts are superb
She is everything d music industry needs now... A great vocalist, powerful inspirational songs, role model and great personality
I love you Demi
She has some of the world's greatest classics like Stone Cold, Skyscraper, Lionheart, For You, Give your heart a break, Heart attack, Sorry not Sorry, Tell me you love me, I love me , Let it go etc
Demi lovato is one of the best singers of this generation. She got a great voice and incredible vocals. Seriously, she performs live better than any other singer of this generation.
When I first heard skyscraper I thought she was amazing but doubted if she could sing live exactly like the original song. But when I saw her performing skyscraper with high vocals and very high pitch in live, I felt she got the real talent in singing unlike selena gomez who can't sing live without he support of chorus.
Vote for the great voiced DEMI LOVATO..
Demi has this beautiful voice that attracts A LOT OF PEOPLE. She can reach high notes effortlessly. She has a powerful voice. She inspires a lot of people and a great role model too. When I heard her Skyscraper, I was truly amazed by her voice, but when I heard her sang Skyscraper live, I was stunned because I thought those high notes were just edited or something.. So yeah, if you haven't listened her voice, you better hear it now.. Also, I recommend this songs of her, you should listen these: Skyscraper, Solo, Stone Cold, Sorry Not Sorry, Really Don't Care, Heart Attack, Sober, Confident, Give you Heart a Break, Neon Lights, Let it Go, etcc.. Hihi
Demi Lovato has such a Beautiful Voice. Some days Don't Forget is my favorite song. I loved her in Prince Protection Program and the two Camp Rock Movies. She has a beautiful smile.
She is an amazing song writer and puts so much feeling into her songs. Her music paints a picture.
Her first album is my favorite. It demonstrates the range of her voice and the expression she can create with her music. It is such a shame she was with Disney and did not become known just because of her music and her voice.
I wouldn't put Avril at the top of the list for her singing capabilities, but the fact that Katy Perry is ahead of her blows me away. Avril's singing capabilities are often overlooked due to the fact that her music and personality have been mixed together in the spotlight. Like I said, I wouldn't call her the best singer ever alive but I would never put her behind taylor or katy. She's beyond their level.
No I'm not a random fan that vote Avril up because she is so loveable and all (eventhough yes definitely is). I vote up Avril because I truly believe she is an amazing singer. She can sing with a weak vulnerable voice yet she can rock out and radiate young punk energy to the crowd. I don't believe she is given enough recognition as a SINGER. You can say her vocal range is fairly slightly above average and compare her to Whitney Huston in terms of vocal ability, but I argue vocal emotion and performance. When she sings she touches my heart if she sings a slow number and makes me excited when she rocks out with a sick beat. Another trait of Avril's amazing voice is she always seem to enunciate each lyric precisely when she sings. I almost never misheard lyrics from Avril's singing. I love Avril but that is not the reason I vote her to be the best singer, I vote her because she IS.
Deserve top 10! She marked a generation! I'm so proud of calling her my favorite singer, she's been part of my life since 2007 and I've learned so many things by listening to her songs, like, we can live each day like it's our last day and keep laughing (who knows), we have to think about the little things that make life great (innocence), we can stay forever young if we want to (here's to never growing up), we don't need to give up, cause we can do anything (fly), we don't have to worry cause everybody hurts (everybody hurts), we can always stay strong and trust that everything will be okay (keep holding on), nobody can bring us down and change who we are (nobody's fool), we have to keep smiling and make other people smile (smile, and its videoclip). Well, that's obvious why Avril deserves top 10 (in my opinion top 1, hehe). Love only
Avril is the most under-rated singer of our time. She has great range, though there are singers who have more range, but her voice is so powerful and projects such emotion and is so pure. If you listen to all of her music it becomes obvious that she uses her voice in the same way a master plays an instrument, and she does it effortlessly. She is a goddess among mortals in the world of music.
When I clicked at the list I seriously said to myself 'If Janis isn't on there, I'm gonna be very, very sad" and reading all the names on here almost made me give up. I'm glad that there are at least a few people who remember her. When I first heard a Joplin song I was completely blown away. It's like you could almost touch her voice. She had nothing in common with today's Pop singers and she lived always at her most intense. This kind of music is something you really have to listen to and not just dance it away because there is so much emotion in it. She really makes you feel it and I will always love her.
She isn't even in the top 10?!
It is appalling that she is below such awful singers, though I must say, Whitney Housten can bring the house down and I'm glad she's up there. But so many great singers are being denied their rightful title. Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, TINA TURNER should be up in the top 10. It enrages me that ETTA JAMES isn't even on here. Her voice is absolutely gorgeous.
Just because Janis doesn't sound like any mainstream no talant doesn't mean she's worthless. Her voice has soul and power and I just sit back in amazement whenever I listen to her voice. It's raw and beautiful. She should be number one! You people have such poor musical taste, it makes me want to cry.
Janis by far is more talented than any of the singers before her on this list. She is the complete definition of what it truly means to be a star, granted there are pristine voices ahead in the list that are true to the note. But janis brings no B. S in anything she does and it doesn't have to be picture perfect and sculptured to an immaculate perfection to be accepted and yet it is just that. Perfection. Not to mention she is a master of communication having almost all air in her natal chart she looks as though shes lifted in air in pictures of her singing. She was groundbreaking! A national phenomenon. A star before her first hit album, or album for that matter and a legend before her death. She was also a capricorn meaning a cardinal sign. Cardinals are people who start things a pioneer persay. I am not gonna get mad at the list cause of the fact that my girl Janis is still misunderstood. Its just proving that society is going down the drain and the majority of our culture lacks an ...more
Janis Joplin should be number 1 in this list. I look at the people above her--come on, Miley Cyrus, you've got to be kidding--and I think, this list must be run by 12 year olds. I'm sure it has to be an age thing that is preventing Janis from being at the top.
Go to Youtube and put in Janis Joplin Ball & Chain. Then be prepared to have her reach into your chest and grab ahold of your heart with both hands. She won't let go till the song ends, and even then you can feel the after-effects.
I believe that Selena deserves to be in the top 10s on this list. She is very talented and hardworking...
- She is a phenomenal actress! I mean, Alex in Wizards of Waverly Place...that is splendid acting for sure. Her acting roles are so good and so relatable.
- Contrary to what everyone thinks, she is actually a great actress. Her high note in her cover of Shake It Off (in the Carpool Karaoke) was great! She is also stunning when it comes to low notes. Please watch The Heart Wants What It Wants in the AMAS Live video, her voice is so relatable, raw, emotional, and overall breathtaking. She is also a great acoustic singer. Some of the live vocals could have been affected by her anxiety and lupus.
- She has a very nice personality. Selena is very nice to the Selenators. She faced so many hardships but still managed to stay strong! All in all, she is my role model.
Her voice is amazing and has been since she was a young teenager acting in “Wizards of Waverley Place” her songs are well written, meaningful, magnificent and inspiring.
Selena Gomez is not the most popular singer, but she was a few years ago. She has realeased Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, When the Sun Goes Down, and Stars Dance all in 4 years. Her hit single, Naturally, was on top of the charts in 2009 with Kiss & Tell. On her second album, A Year Without Rain, was a sensation. Some of her top songs on this album were Round & Round, A Year Without Rain, and Live Like There's No Tomorrow, which was also used in the Disney Channel movie Ramona & Beezus. On her third album, which came out in the summer of 2012, her hit songs were Who Says and Whiplash. Then, the wait was totally worth the whil because, Stars Dance came out, in the summer of 2013. She realeased Come & Get It and performed it several times everywhere. Her other songs that were big on this album were Stars Dance and Birthday. Selena has been doing pretty good so far in her career, don't give up Selena!
SELENA GOMEZ IS THE BEST. Just because u haters watched a couple of live performances does not mean she sucks. Watch her performance of Same Old Love on Ellen, she sang with passion and used ZERO LIPSYNC, ZERO PLAYBACK, ZERO EDITING. Nothing...fake. Just...beauty and emotion. And she writes meaningful lyrics, listen to The Heart Wants What It Wants and Kill Em With Kindness both of which have meaningful lyrics. THWWIW is a beautiful love ballad that is personal to Selena and even though it was about JB who I hate with a passion, it's meaningful and full of emotion. Kill Em with Kindness is a nice song with a beautiful empowering message that says be the bigger person and don't be mean to haters. Stop making fun of her. So that's why I'm voting for Sel. because she deserves to be higher than this. Way better than autotuned lipsyncing trash like Rihanna, Britney Spears, miley cyrus, nicki minaj, etc. In fact I literally lost faith in humanity when I saw Rihanna was above Selena like ...more
Tina Turner is such an interesting meld of styles. In almost anything she sings she sings with a bluesy tinge, the energy and sexual fire that would stand up to any male rocker, all the while she sings with the conviction of a church girl gone bad. Her voice, expressive and passionate, she is quite possibly one of the most versatile singers to ever set foot on stage. From gut bucket r&b, to lush orchestral rock to reggae influenced pop, to the explosive rock and roll records, to lush twangy country Tina Turner is the singers singer, and embodies a woman able to reinvent herself and survive the test of time.
Tina is most considerably and undeniably the Queen of Rock Music. She's a huge pioneer for many women in the music industry, in the Rock genre and multiple other genres, and can we not forget about the bs she went through with Ike? If I was in that situation, I would want to quit, and I'm sure most people would also, but she stuck true to herself and made amazing music. She's definitely a big role model to a multitude of people.
How Tina is not in the top ten on this list totally baffles me! People have voted for singers like Katie Perry and Ariana Grande over Tina. A lot of people would agree that Tina Turner is the ultimate female rock singer of all time, which I agree with, and would totally justify her being in the top 10, considering the rest of them are all just pop stars. Let's get Tina back to the top!
I have never believed that it can exist a TOP where singers like Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin or Ella Fitzgerald are not in the first ten position. How can someone like charice pempengco who was a No Name until 3 years occupy the second position? Such a thing is not possible! This top does not really exist for me!
Britney Spears has started her when she was 11 years old, making her a truly special singer. The big majority of her albums have been ranked as the best in Billboard 100, and they're also great and catchy. She's also a good performer, haters say she lip-syncs because she can't sing, but that's not true. When she puts on a show, it will include heavy dancing, so how will she be able to sing? She's such an icon, this is why she is the true Queen of Pop. One performance of her may be more iconic than your favourite artist's career, that's why she's so memorable and will always be in our hearts.
Britney is amazing and I look up to her because for me she stands out as she is very different from other performers. I know that she may not have the 'best' vocal ability but, there is something about her voice that is very unique and captivating. Her performances are outstanding and courageous. Se was the first female to do whatshe believed was right and not afraid to stand up for hersel. The way she dressed and styled herself caused a lot of controversy out of nothing all that she wanted to do was to be herself and that is why she inspires me like so many others. I really do not understand why she is not in the top 10?! Xx
Are you serious? Britney? Britney above people like Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Amy Winehouse, or Ariana Grande? Who tf put her on the list? She is a terrible vocalist with a poor range, a baby voice and too much fry. She drowns in autotune and plainly relies on lipsyncing in her live shows. Even in ballads where she just has to sit or stand. I honestly believe her dancing and her looks got her through the industry. If the world was fair, she would just be one of those MMC members that disappeared from the face of the earth upon cancellation. Seriously delete her. She doesn't belong in the Top 25.
When she firstly appeared she erased every other pop singer from the music scene like Madonna. Everybody was listening to her hits. Just consider that the period she was in the front row selling amazing amounts of albums and writing her name in music history, all the other pop singers just faded away. There must be something good in that girl or else you cannot explain that unexpected success. Britney I am waiting for your comeback. She can become again the ultimate pop star.
I only voted for Ella because there is nobody on this list who comes close. She could sing Jazz and "pop". Her songbook recordings of the greatest songwriters of all time are matchless. She was amazing during an era of standing in front of an audience and merely singing, listen to "Ella at the Opera House". She was notorious for forgetting the words to songs and she would either make up new words or scat. While scatting she would become an incredible instrument to playfully inspire the master musicians she usually was surrounded by. She enjoyed what she did so much her live albums usually included laughing. When she did laugh her unbelievable vocal range was was displayed to be so rich and musical. That is why my Greatest Female singers consists of just one name; Ella Fitzgerald.
Ella Fitzgerald is in a league of her own. Her virtuosity lay not only in her vocal control or fireworks in the whistle register, but in the tremendous emotion in her voice and her unparalleled creativity. She had a sense of rhythm and harmony that has not been seen since the bebop era, and with every performance came powerful inventions that would leave you stunned every time. Given current trends in 'music, ' it is impossible to see Ella at the top of this list, but it is equally impossible for a true genius like her to be left off of it.
I agree. Ella Fitzgerald so far down the list is just ridiculous. I love music and have closely followed new and emerging artists right up to the present. I have no doubt that Ella Fitzgerald still remains the greatest female vocalist of all time. She had near perfect phrasing, pich and clarity and an uncanny ability to make every song she sang come alive with pure emotion and feeling. There may be some female vocalists who will come close to her but none will ever surpass her because she was as close to perfect as it is possible to be.
Ella at #50? You gotta be kidding. Hey, Kids, go listen to some of grandma's old 331/3 and 78's records. Treasure trove of truly great music before and including the 1950's. Don't get me wrong, I grew up with and like the Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin, Sweet Baby James, Dion Warwick Carole King, Carly Simon, etc. But at age 64, I realize you got to go back, way back, to really hear the greats. Anybody hear of Billy Holiday?
Amy was the greatest voice of this time. Her time on this planet should be appreciated more. Her vocals were the most unique and she inspired many upcoming artists and many amazing artists we have today such as Adele, Duffy, and even dare I say Lady Gaga. She should be remembered for her voice and her music and her genius. She knew how to play guitar, drums, and piano. She wrote all of her songs and sang the most amazing acoustic sets. She was down to earth, sweet, funny, and a lyrical and musical genius. She may not have known it herself, but anybody with ears would be able to tell that. I love you Amy. RIP.
Everyone knows Amy Winehouse was greatly talented. She uses such great vocal range that her music never gets old. The music on the radio as of 2014 makes me sick, Kesha isn't even a singer she's all auto tuned. Kesha admitted herself that she's garbage sheik? So why do people like garbage? Amy was all herself, her real voice I would love to here half the singers that exist today sing without auto tune. This list is complete crap move Amy up. People can't get over the fact she was a hardcore addict, but she was definitely more than that. She was young beautiful and talented. Look at the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, etta James, Billie holiday... They all were drug addicts at one point and nobody looks down on them. Just because amy died of drinking everyone looks at her as a disgusting waste of space on this earth, well I say enough people! Open your ears and heart, even better your soul.
How is CHRISTINA AGUILERA above Amy Winehouse? Forget about Amy's demons for a moment, and think about her impacts on music and humanity. Amy had an incredible vocal range, and their was not a song of hers without soul. Amy's music was beautiful poetry (that she wrote herself). "Artists" like Christina Aguilera are just puppet shows with fake assets. There was nothing fake about Amy. Also, Look at her charity work too. Not mentioned by the media, Amy had 12 cats that she rescued at one point, spent money on strangers lifesavers surgeries without expecting anything in return, and donated to numerous charities for children, animals, and human rights. That makes her a better person than a lot of people on this list, and along with superior talent, she deserves the top spot on this list. On July 23rd, 2011, the only thing of Amy's that died were her demons. She's been free since then. We still love you Amy!
She put everything she could into her music. Her awesome songwriting, her exceptional vocals, her bleeding heart... Everything!
People don't get she was a black woman in a body of white girl. Her awesome vocals prove what I'm saying. She could go from low notes to high.
Listen to October Song, You Sent Me Flying, You Know I'm No Good and He Can Only Hold Her. Then you'll start to understand the long story I'm trying to tell you.
Not just in vocals, she had a brilliant brain, poetic as hell. October Song is the best example, but you'll sure find many more if you go deep into her career, which I really sugest.
People don't take these lists seriously. Amy Lee? Celine Dion? Whitney Houston? Madonna? Avril Lavigne? Rihanna? Shakira? Katy Perry? Demi Lovato? Goddammit. Are you being serious?
Only #48? Are you kidding me? As someone who mostly listens to rock music (and I swear I'm not trying to be sexist, this is just my opinion), a lot of female artists sound the same to me, especially the pop ones. However, Paramore is a awesome band, and it's amazing how much energy Hayley has whenever she sings. Her voice is beautiful and she's just got an amazing gift. Paramore's songs are great, and if you don't believe me, try listening to Misery Business, Brick By Boring Brick, Fences, Decode, or That's What You Get (just to name a few of my favorites). Her and Amy Lee are two of the best female rock vocalists (pretty rare nowadays in a world of bubblegum pop), and both have insane talent, but Paramore wins by a nose as to which is my favorite band of the two because their songs are a lot more diverse. Some of them are really upbeat and fun, while others really make you think.
47? All hell nah. I was expecting Hayley the be at least in the top 20 but Selena Gomez number 32? Katy Perry number 13? I love both these girls and they have amazing songs but its common knowledge that they literally can't sing live but Hayley has one of the best live vocals and is a great stage presence and I think that's what most of the girls higher on this list lack. I respect modern day pop singers like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry because they are great lyricalists (if they actually do write their own songs) but anyone can sing in studio with autotune but you can really determine talent by when a singer can sing live because everyone in the music industry should be able to sound relatively similar to their album and of decent quality to their voice. Sure there are singers like Bob Dylan that are exceptions to this rule but that's because he is renowned for his lyrics and to make up for lack of voice quality you have to have some exceptionally good lyrics and I honestly think ...more
Her vocal range is extremely large and so is her voice. Her vocal delivery is always moving, hypnotising and spine tingling. Hayley never fails in her ability to convey emotion in her performances and brings a bright energy wherever she goes. She may not be part of the mainstream but her vocal and musical talents cannot be denied
Okay. Let me think for awhile. The first name I imagine when I read the topic "best female singer" is Hayley for sure. And I kinda "the hell? She's on 40th! " Haha. I believe that Hayley's not as popular as others, I mean who don't know Shakira, Madonna, Adele, blahblahblah. And, Hayley, who is she? She's even just on a band. Sadly, we're not talking about 'the most popular', but 'the best'. And not anyone ever heard Hayley's voice I guess? It's UNIQUE and she just had it right from the start. Now, I only wish that someday the name of 'Hayley Williams' can reach the top ten.
This list is a big, fat, stupid, evil, cruel joke. No offense to Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus fandoms, but we DEFINITELY need to throw those idiotic pop singers into Earth's atmosphere and jump for joy because good music will finally prevail. I'm sorry, but those girls don't have real talent, they just make up for it with good looks, autotune, and otherwise. Stevie didn't need any of that crap and she still sounded amazing. Some people need to replace their brains if they think some dumb modern stupidity will ever beat her.
Top 8 at least, in the real world though I suppose there'd be a lot more people still in their teens voting than people older who'd listened to many 1000s hours more music, nothing to get angry about, sit down put some Janis or Stevie on and it all doesn't matter wether She's 26th or 1st, I might be getting older but am sure grateful I grew up with the music I grew up with. And ya want to take a listen to Stevie and Janis and Neil and Robbie Plant and I could go on forever but try it some time kids, if your happy with the music you listen to now, wait till you hear this, it'll change your life
Yep definitely had to vote to get Stevie up the ladder! To put people like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus above her is just plane insulting. These females would not have made it in Stevies day because they are not real talent they are manufactured talent (even calling them manufactured TALENT is a compliment). Put Stevie up on stage with no music and she would still be amazing, put any of the other girls up on stage without music and it would most likely be tragic.
This lady can do it all--she sings, writes, is an incredible duet partner, and she plays guitar as well, though she never had to do it in Fleetwood Mac because of Lindsey Buckingham's presence. I feel that whether a singer has songwriting talent, or arrangement talent in the case of someone like Linda Ronstadt--should be a serious consideration. Stevie's work should put her in the top ten. Some of the current top ten occupants are merely karaoke singers next to Stevie.