Best Female Singers of All Timehayreanmarjon
The Top Ten
By far Whitney has the most voice control ever, she has set the standards for singing that has not been matched, she is also the most influential singer in the world.
I didn't mean to thumbs up your comment and it won't let me take it back. But to say Mariah is the most influential is just stupid. She influenced people to get naked and sing in bathtubs and that was when she was "at the top of her game" Whitney sadly did a bathtub at the end cause she didn't need sex appeal to sell music she had that voice - Imaqt
Love you whitney you just the best singer I ever heard and the most awarded. Maybe your voice isn't there anymore but I will always love you for the joy and the emotions you give me when I hear your songs.
Who on earth can compare to Whitney Houston when she is on the stage? Thank God to bestow the greatest singer of all time that we all can enjoy her beautiful voice. Even though she cannot sing like she used to be in the late 1990s, her incomparable voice and all beautiful melodies will always impress in my mind.
The best ever!V 1020 Comments
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!
Mariah's voice is just incomparable, there's nothing else I can say about it, its beautifully pure, angelic and very very unique. Just an all round perfect voice with the ability of going really being like a big bonus. Just listen to Never Too Far to get a sense of what shes capable of and then listen to Bliss which shows off her higher range (whistle notes)
I LOVE HER she is very consistent with his work, although when I she was not famous anymore as it once was, but around the world who does not know the voice capability is pretty amazing. Class singer Beyonce was even I do not think it can match its octave voice is very high.
Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (seventeen self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. Mariah Carey's ongoing impact transcends the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large. Recently, she's made a substantial mark in film with her critically acclaimed roles in Lee Daniel's Precious (2009) and The Butler (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Carey has generously donated her time and ...moreV 1000 Comments
Definitely deserves #1. I have never heard a singer who gives me chills up and down the spine as she does. Just listen to her rendition of "Oh Holy Night". Her range is beyond incredible.
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 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.
I don't understand why people prefer Whitney Houston over Celine Dion. I would assume it is because Whitney Houston made a bigger influence on the media than Celine Dion did, very much like Christina Aguilera. Please don't judge a voice through a bias perspective. Whitney Houston, in terms of vocal perfections lacks compare to Celine. Her mouth is always moving up and down in order to support her voice's vibrato and projection. People would assume she is a great singer because of her "Soul" style, once again, like Christina. Her "Soul" riffs and runs won her audiences' heart. Although, Whitney does have a more powerful projection than Celine does, but people are usually born with that type of voice.
Celine maintained and improved her voice through all these years, where as Mariah, Christina, and Whitney have not. Other things rely on growls, withe riffs, and any other vocal technique that draws them away from having to prolong a crisp sustain tone. Celine ...more
Are you freaking kidding me?!
Adele is below Kesha, Lady Gaga, and Hillary Duff...?
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN THIS GOD FORSAKEN LIST!
Adele is definitely top 3 material.
You moronic people voting for Disney channel kids and pop blunders need to get a grip on what TALENT is...
This woman is unbelievable. Sure, whitney, beyonce etc are impressive singers, but only listening to adeles pure voice gives me the chills
That's because the tone/color of her voice draws people to her, but based off of what she can do with her voice and how she uses it, she is not the best vocalist of all time. - anewman
Adele has amazing talent! She is one of the greatest singers of all times! Why is she on 127th place? I don't get it.. Adele is an incredible person and singer-songwriter! Vote for her!
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 ...moreV 771 Comments
She has one of the highest vocal ranges in music history, a superb 4 octave range! She is definitely one of the best and one of the highest selling artists!
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.
Christina aguilera seriously how is she not top 5 or even first she is beautiful brilliant singer always has a standing ovation and you never cease to be amazed and amazing vocal range
SHE IS AMAZING THE BEST number 1
Christina Aguilera is truly the greatest female singer of our time, with the ability to command total attention on stage and manipulate the emotions of listeners with her powerful and touching voice, Christina's vocal range and unique tonality of her voice easily lift her to the position of the greatest female singer of today. Move over mariah, simply trilling and belting with no feeling isn't enough to win my vote. You may have an amazing voice but Christina's expression and emotional style beats you hands down. Whitney is also a beautiful artist!V 665 Comments
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
Rolling stone rated her #1 for the greatest singers of all time. She was even higher than a bunch of guys she should be #1 on this list - mitchiscool
Nothing needs to be said just amazing singer, great vocals a lot of talent really worked with some amazing artists as well.
Aretha is the physical embodiment of soul, and deserves to be in at least the top 3 greatest singers of all time. She has a voice that could make an angel cry and no one else compares to the emotion that she used in her singing.V 285 Comments
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.
May be your hard-on made you cry. If she would wear clothes and sing, you would not be as moved. - chipower
Beyonce is the singer at all the time she has lots of talents than any other female singer. Beyonce she is sexy and beautiful than any other women. Beyonce is better than rihanna and lady gaga even better than any other female singer. THEIR IS ONLY ONE BEYONCE IN THE WORLD...
Beyonce is my ultimate idol. She is so talented! She can sing, dance, and act! I also love her song irreplaceable for me she is the best!
One of the All Time Greatest!V 721 Comments
Shes much better than most of the others above
Dude, at least shes well known!
I love her!
The fact that she's well known has nothing to do with her vocal ability. - anewman
She should be higher on this list, she's young and has a really bright future ahead of her. Love her!
Katy Perry is the best singer! I was sure that she would be at least 2nd after Gaga... But she is 87! That's more than incredible! I am not music addict and know inconsiderable number of singers! But I have never heard about Sarah Brin... Who is she? Why is she the first if people who are not fans of music do not know her whereas they know those who are 87?
I think saying that just because you don't know who the people above her are doesn't mean she should be #1. Your knowledge isn't necessarily everyone else's knowledge. And if you don't know who the people above her are, listen to them! Expand your musical knowledge. I have listened to hundreds of female vocalists and in my opinion, Aretha Franklin is the greatest. But for all I know, there may be someone else out there who is better than Aretha that I haven't heard. - EGBrett
Singer of the decade. A hit maker, and also a complete singer; her songs are so various, she writes and sings with her heart, that's beautiful. Her shows are dope and is completely underrated. - Son Of Basque (Ig)V 682 Comments
love her beautiful voice!
Amy and Evanescence forever!
She must be first!
Sincerely, Amy Lee deserves the first place, her voice is the most amazing I have ever heard, so beautiful that I run to my dad every time I hear her and tell him, judge her, he just says, wow.. I ran out of words, all I gotta say is that my dream is to sing like her, almost impossible.. But she has an Angel Voice.
Why is she so low on this list, her vocals are amazing and her songs are enchanting
Amy Lee is horrendousV 911 Comments
Are you kidding, she's in 15?... She suppose to top 3, she's all the time singer, and successfully an "icon".
- Strong voice character
- Breath is technique it self, and she's ana expert breath technique (when she breath for next lyric line, its sounds like smooth sigh which bold the lyric itself).
- And surely, have most great Songclip video
- Sexy, in all way
Shes the best selling on this list for a reason.
Although she may not have the range or the aforementioned "texture", she made some of the happiest, most feel good songs of all time, and some of the saddest as well. (Don't believe me, see "Promise to Try", "Till Death Do us Part", or "Oh Father", just from one album). She has some of the best range in the songs she sings, and most singles have provoked thought and argument, which is what music should do.
Madonna was extremely controversial in her prime, yet she turned out to pave the way for what is acceptable today. She made people question societal norms regarding sex, sexual orientation, race, and freedom of expression, and is a large reason a lot of people are more liberal on these issues today. I could go on about what she did for the gay community for years but that would be besides the point. Those who say she is just a brain bimbo are clearly just projecting.
She is not Celine Dion.. But The way she sings it's so unique and original! Love you Queen
Madonna is a Bridge from classic to PopV 322 Comments
Great Voice - Up and Coming artist JUNKETZ
Very Nice Voice
Lady gaga is awesome she is comfortable warring any thing rock on girl
She is amazing! She loves her little monsters and she's not afraid to show who she real is! SHE has the best tracks of 2009, 2010, 2011 like ¨Bad Romance¨, ¨Paparazzi¨ and the SUPER HIT ¨Poker Face¨! GO GAGA... GO MOTHER MONSTER!
Lady Gaga is an Avant-Garde. She is bringing music into a new heights! She is talented and full of brandishing ideas and inner vocality.
She is one of the best singers of all time, she should be top 10, she deserves everything she had. She isn't afraid to say something and discuss something she doesn't like. Lady Gaga has such a powerful voice! Her song lyrics are amazing and so perfect! What a talented lady.V 474 Comments
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.
. 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
Genuinely hard to judge pop singers since pop is the one genre where you don't have to be talented vocally, if you are you can't show it, which is why I want to see Taylor Swift in metal, R&B, rock or soul since these are the only genre where a singer can show their range unless it is screamo metal
You've got to be kidding me. the amazing Alecia Moore is worse than Britney spears? Come on people Think P!NK!
Should be in the top ten she is awesomeV 211 Comments
Miley above Rihanna laugh out loud... She has one of the most soulful voices ever... She is surely one of the greatest vocalists of all time considering how she brings out emotions in some of her hits... Still can't believe.. She is out of top 10 at the least..
She's got the best voice out of all female singers... Maybe even better than Beyonce in my opinion. She is also really hot, which of course, makes me wonder why Chris Brown even hit her in the first place.
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
I have to say she is one of the best singers of all timeV 356 Comments
AVRIL, you are the best female pop rock singer!
keep on rockin' us girl!
As she once said, "I'm the best damn thing that your eyes have ever seen" )
She is the best pop rock singer yet and writes all of her own songs that's called talent
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.V 352 Comments
Taylor swift is beautiful and she sings very well. she really is 1 best singer for me. I love her voice and her songs are the best songs ever.
These comments -- look at the first trait you list here and then let's rethink the whole voting her as the best ever. I like Taylor Swift, I think she's clever, and she actually writes her own music. She has a very pleasant voice, but she isn't an amazing singer.
she is so pretty and sings very, very good.! I love her.. she is my favourite singer ever! love her so much!
she is the best! i love all the songs of her!
Taylor you're the best! No one can defeat you! Especially miley cyrus, she should be at 50
I'm not gonna say her voice is the BEST singers voice, though she does have a strong voice, and it continues to grow with her and it will only continue that growth. She's no Mariah, Whitney or Beyonce; she has a fairly decent vocal range and strength.. She knows her limits, is what I will say. I love her voice, how she sings live is perfection to me! But her lyrics will always be my favourite attribute Taylor has. Forget what she looks like, who she is becoming, what she stands for and definitely throw out the window anything and everything you have heard about her love life - focus on her lyrics. Her lyrics are her driving force for her whole music career; and it has been like this from day 1! Her lyrics are relateable, understandable, consistently brilliant, and the reason millions of people love her and can relate so much. Some of my favourite Taylor lyrics are: "You call me up again just to break me like a promise" - "and you might think I'm bulletproof but I'm not" - "words, how ...moreV 1155 Comments
She supposed to be on the top ten list but why 56? People she got a very powerful and beautiful voice and I just can say she's like the young of Mariah Carey. She looks stunning anytime. Try to hear to all of her songs and you won't regret it. Vote for her people!
I'm sorry to say this, but she is not an amazing singer. She has greats vocals, yeah. But her low notes are horrible (which is a important part of singing) - Chatsa2
The most amazing singer ever!
Ariana is the next big star waiting to shine bright. Little may know her, but she is a amazing singer which will yet to be found with her amazing voice.
Why isn't she in number 1?V 526 Comments
Demi is such an inspiring person, she is a role model to a lot of people from different places around the world and she'll always be my role model and hero.
Demi is an amazing singer!
She has got a powerful voice and she can sign really high notes.
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..
"she performs better live than any other singer of this generation" beyonce says hi - anewman
She should be #1. She's widely recognized (along with Ariana) as one of the best vocalists, if not the best, of the generation. She has saved lives and helped put people in a much better place mentally. SHE is the role model young girls should look up to. She's been making the hairs on people's arms stand since she was seven, for God's sake.V 441 Comments
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
Unique talent. As far from mainstream as you can get. Amazing soul and power in her voice. She truly becomes one with her songs. She's always "in the moment" as Randy Jackson use to say. Her voice is raw, rough, soft, tender and powerful, all within one song alone. Just an amazing woman. Look for "Summertime" Stockholm 1969 on Youtube. Goosebumps! Or Cry Baby Toronto 1970, my eyes tears! So emotional it almost makes an old man like me cry.
I am flabbergasted by her absence in this list, where she should definitely be number 1.
Whenever I first heard of her I thought Janis from Mean Girls. - LuckysV 119 Comments
This amazing singer is just beginning her career and perhaps not too many people have heard of her. Jackie Evancho has the sweetest sound ever. Once you hear this beautiful young lady sing you will buy her records and play them all the time. She has a mesmerizing voice like no other. She's that good.
Jackie will be a legend in her time. She has accomplished so much
In such a short time. During her concerts grown men and women have
Been known to weep in joy when they hear her voice. It is the
Belief of her vast number of fans that she will go down in history
As one of, if not, the best singer in the world. This young lady
Has "It" the X factor everyone wants in a singer.
Jackie was the youngest opera-crossover singer ever, and one of the youngest singers to go platinum. She has both the sweet voice and the sweet manner of an angel from above, her song choices are consistently inspiring, and she often causes people to shed tears of joy and hope on hearing her.
Great placement for a nineteen years old girl.V 187 Comments
I LOVE SELENA GOMEZ yes maybe she is not the most popular singer in the world and you listen to KISS 108 but listen the unpopular singers are so much better than the ones the are because there great VOTE FOR SELENA GOMEZ VOTE FOR SELENA GOMEZ!
What we are not gonna do is sit here and act like selena Gomez isn't well known - anewman
VOTE FOR SELENA GOMEZ LET HER at least GET INTO THE TOP 100s. She is amazing and her videos are total PRIME she can be heard on Disney Channel becaouse she always have some song to listen to
1. Shes very pretty
2. Shes an amazing singer
3. Great videos
4. Watch her on Disney Channel and the radio 5. VOTE FOR SELENA GOMEZ PLEASE I BEG YOU
Selena Gomez in 168th place? This is really disgusting. Her songs are very much better than many others like vanessa hudgens etc. She should be at least in top 100.
She is one of the best 2010s singerV 384 Comments
she might have a life that is not what I like to call something I appreciate but I have to admit great songs and the most amazing voice I have ever heard she is way better than a lot of singers on the list who were ranked higher like britney spears or madonna.
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.
She must be the first, because she's the BEST. Her voice is marvelous, her charisma is fantastic, she is simply AMAZING and she'll be always alive for me and many other people.
super +++V 110 Comments
Shakira is not only an amazing singer (who can sing as well as speak in numerous languages with great expression and intensity) but she is also a lyricist and composer, musician (playing the guitar and harmonica as well as drums) and record producer. She can also bring in influences from her Latin and Arabic backgrounds into the mainstream of rock and pop. As well as this, she dances like no other performer I have ever seen and her live performances are out of this world! Her heart and soul goes into every concert and her live vocals and dancing is amazing. I don't think many people can do what she can do whilst performing. In fact, I think she is the only one...
She can sing in 3 languages, Spanish, English, and French, and she has such passion and intensity in her music. She definitely in the best EVER!
Hey, look shakira is on 38. This is really not fair because she deserves to be on the top. Love you shakira.
What a performer on stage! Innocent smiling face with singing dancing talent put her top on allV 174 Comments
HAYLEY WILLIAMS, she should definitely be in the top ten she has the best vocals! She should at least tie with amy lee!
Hayley Williams is the greatest singer of all time. After listening to her work any of her songs she just leaves you wanting more and more. Her pitch is perfect every time, she has amazing control over her voice and she just touches your very being with her voice. And she is absolutely beautiful, just twenty some odd years and such an amazingly talented, accomplished, and beautiful woman.
0.6%?! Is this the only percent of votes Hayley Williams deserves? People out there don't know what Hayley Williams is worth. I show a lot of respect to those at the top of the charts, like Charice Pempengco (especially because I'm a Filipino! ). But, really? Hayley Williams at #31? Show some respect to this singer who can hit the highest notes of the high in the songs of her band, Paramore.
If you still don't believe me, it's either you haven't heard her sing or you're just not living life yet.
My favorite singer of all time along with mariahV 169 Comments
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 Turner is without question the best rock singer of all time.
I'm not a huge fan of her music but her voice is unbelievably good and I couldn't think of a better singer male or female in rock music
Tina's voice is AMAZING!
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!V 52 Comments
Common... She's amazing! She can sing all types of song! She has amazing voice!
A real woman who had lived a while before she became famous. Class act Peggy L CLASS ACT!
Kelly has the ability to sing high. She still my idol forever. She is the best among all singer don't give up kelly we are here to support you. We are your supporters kelly. We love you...
One of the very best! Great control, great intervals, great musicality, she does it all!V 160 Comments
This list is a joke. Aretha, Janis and Stevie are names that belong in the top ten--to have NONE of them make it anywhere NEAR your top ten is ridiculous. I vomit on your shoes and walk away in disgust.
Whenever I'm feeling stressed, sad, or angry, I would listen to her songs and they take me away from those bad feelings.
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. - The_Personage
The real queen of rock and roll.V 90 Comments
Finally, I found her. I CANNOT fathom such a list where Cher, a true musical legend, is numbered 104. It is for this reason, I do not place credence in your list. All these one-hit wonders appearing a the top of the list is just beyond comprehension.
To quote Wikipedia:
"Cher is an American recording artist, Emmy Award"winning television personality, award-winning actress, director, record producer and philanthropist. Referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for her work in film, music and television. She is the only person in history to have received all of these awards. "
Come on, people... GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE!
She is actually Ranked number 5 in the world... according to sales
Absolutely no way.. Need to check actual record sales...
1. Celine Dion 200 Million Records sold
2. Barbra Streisand 180 Million Record Sold
3. Mariah Carey 150 Million Records sold
4. Madonna 140 Million Records sold
5. Cher 130 Million Records sold
6. Dolly Parton 125 Million Records sold
7. Faith Hill - was Whitney until she stopped recording 126 Million Records sold
8. Shania Twain 122 Million Records sold
9. Whitney Houston 120 Million Records sold
10. Gloria Estefan 110 Million Records sold
Cher is an ICONIC LEGEND and she's still recording, touring and performing at age 72! None better ever!
Cher, the BEST FEMALE SINGER in the business is 72 and sounds as fantastic as she always has. 18 movies and I've lost count of the number of all her hits. She is a LIVING ICONIC LEGEND!V 60 Comments
She is the most amazing singer of all time. And is also the best performer ever! x I think that she will continue to produce incredible songs for years to come!
She isn't a bad singer, but she DEFINITELY NOT the best. There are several artist out there that could easily top her. Like Freddie Mercury. It's the truth - littlestpetpet41813
britney is a singer with 7 albums in 13 years, (incuding femme fatale thats out today! ) she is a very famous singer, and she's the most best teenager ever. she's as big as madonna and she has what it take takes!
Britney Spears is the best female artist of all time. she is great singer, even better than Madonna
Her voice is terrible. Studio and live performances are tremendously fake. In the studio they use an insane amount of technology to make her voice sound decent. And live she is lip syncing. Pathetic.
Number ONE, she is so iconic.V 258 Comments
Etta Jame blends the sweetness & purity of Ella Fitzgerald, the emotion & phrasing of Billie Holliday with the raw power & angst of Big Mamma Thornton with perhaps just a dash of Karen Carpenters pure honey, into the most complete vocal package that God has ever gifted a woman with... End of story!
WHY IS ETTA NOT IN THE TOP 10?!
People, it's not about favourites, it's About who's the better singer. Diana Ross doesn't deserve to be high on this list.
Etta James really needs to be in the top ten. Eventhough she really went unrecognized for most of her music career, she did receive her recognition and so why can't she be in the top ten. Her pure voices are way better than Houston's over-exaggeration. Is it so typical that people don't appreciate the simplicity and the sheer awesomeness over the range of emotions she can emit with one note unlike Houston's flourishes.V 7 Comments
SHE IS FREAKING AMAZING. SHE SHOULD BE AT LEAST IN THE TOP 5! SHE IS MY INSPIRATION FOR SINGING!
Carrie is a great singer! She sings from her heart and soul. She is beautiful and her voice matches. It was wonderful she won Idol she deserved to be a singing sensation. You ROCK Carrie - keep writing great songs.
Carrie Underwood stood on stage with one of the greatest rock singers of all time, Ann Wilson, and held her own. When Dreamboat Annie thinks that highly of Miss Underwood, her future is to be a star.
Ann Wilson is currently rated number 51 in this survey. If Carrie is a legitimate number 20, then you would think Wilson would have to "hold her own" with someone rated so much further ahead of her. I'm sure Carrie is a nice person, but to say she's the 20th best singer of all time is insane. Currently she is rated ahead of, in addition to Wilson, Barbara Streisand, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, and many others that she really can't hold a candle to as an overall performer, musician, and songwriter. She may belong in the top 100, but she should be nowhere near the top 20.V 208 Comments
Yes! I think she's one of the best in singing because of her powerful voice at her young age.
I was hooked the first time I heard Charice on Oprah, in May 2008.
Charice's video performances are so consistently perfect that she has been repeatedly (and falsely) accused of lip-synching. As incredible as her video performances are, though, her concert performances are absolutely unbelievable. Simply put, Charice consistently delivers a pitch-perfect combination of technical skill, emotion, and pure raw power year that leaves David Foster shaking his head in disbelief. She gives her audiences chills and goosebumps & reduces grown men to tears. (A fact to which I can personally attest. ) I have NEVER seen Charice give a bad performance; in fact, I have never seen her give less than 110%. Despite her increasing fame, Charice is unpretentious and truly grateful to all who have helped her. And all of this is in a petite package less than 5 feet tall.
I can't get enough of this super-talented young lady. I've seen her perform live four times (from stage side, and the 2nd ...more
CHARICE is the only celebrity/singer/artist that I'm very fascinated and addicted by monitoring anything related to her everyday... Spending an average of about 4hrs a day in my computer at home or in the office just to read news/articles/blogs/etc, watch old and new online videos - not including listening to her music from my mobile/notebook and watching from time to time some saved favorite performances... Only a fellow chaster will understand my CHAddiction! For me, she's not only the best singer of all time but also a very good inspiration for all who dare to dream and take action to make it happen.
I've always watched singing contests in the Philippines since then, so when I watched the Little Big Star where Charice won as a runner-up I was like "that's not right. " I believe she deserve to win to be the grand champion. I knew then that she's going to be big one day. I've followed her appearances and always excited to hear her sing. Her powerful voice and her interpretations of a song are truly amazing that I cannot really see from the other competitors. I don't want to out her opponents, but my point is that she has that quality of a singer and as a performer. She has the passion and vision which you cannot find in this generation especially for young adults who may seem to just take advantage of their fame (starting to act as you know) rather than becoming a good influence on youth. But Charice is one of a kind, a genuine person, who never forgets to look back and knows how to keep her feet on the ground. There's so much to say about Charice, I am a fan and have always been. ...moreV 351 Comments
REALLY! Ella at #32 after all these screamers (Dion, Houston...Grande). I guess the word singer in the question should have been in quotes. Ella has the clearest, most precise and most natural voice I have ever heard. This list is a joke.
Simply the best. A vast range of a voice from the silky smooth to the gravelly mimicry of Louis Armstrong on their seminal album Ella & Louis. Never been bettered.
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?
She is one of a kind, and I mean only ONE of a kind! You can hear loads of power in her exotic, talented voice!V 70 Comments
Madonna, watch out! J Lo is coming fast, better hold on to your seat...!
If it was up to me, I'd give J Lo the titles... BEST PERFORMER, DANCER, SINGER, ACTRESS AND FEMALE CELEBRITY!
Great woman, love her.
You mean Best dancer, bad singer, bad performer, good makeup but bad singer
She has a horrible voice. - Luckys
Great on stage even better looking!
I don't care what other say, I have no idea where does it hate comes from, I think she was more liked in the past.. well, maybe she isn't the best Singer but she was always relevant, had great cool youth song and she's still doing it right, even if she in july will be 50 years old. And... I personally like her more than Mariah even if she isn't such awarded and talented artist like her. I love JLO's song, she's like my favourite diva in the world, always with class, such a women, besides the affair with stealing songs, even if she did it I'm glad she did it, cause I like every single song that comes from her. With all my love from Poland to beautiful JLO! I love Ain't Your Mama, I'm Into You, On The Floor, El Anillo, I'm real, Waiting For Tonight, Amor Amor...V 64 Comments
Saw her live few times- She was AMAZING! Very underrated singer and songwriter. Truly one of the best of this generation!
Cyndi should be in tue top 12. And she is still killing at age 63.
Number 83?! I'm furious! Not only does Cyndi have a remarkable 4-octave vocal range, but she has the coolest personality and best heart of all singers. She was the idol of most of today's female artits, and paved the way for so many people of different kinds because she truly cares. She's so underrated. Watch a video of her or listen to her sing, and you will fall in love with her. All these years, and she is still great. Keep rocking, Cyndi!
No talent loser - The_PersonageV 29 Comments
WHY ON EARTH IS THIS LADY NOT IN THE TOP TEN. I am shock and stunned. Annie has one of the best voices in the world, apart from Whitney & Aretha. What is wrong with this world. Annie Lennox is better than, Mariah, Christina, HANNAH MONTANA (come on! ) JLO, Ashlee Simpson, and almost all of the above. Get a grip people! Think before you vote!
Please top ten!
No1 surely! - tomgracie
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Dido's voice is so pure and original! How can this amazing vocalist be this low down?
Up to #1!
Live and Studio... no single difference!
The Lyrics, the Band and and of course the voice just unique and awesome
Dido is one of the only singers who writes her own music. Beyonce, Rihanna, andd others hardly write anything, how can they be rated so high? Dido has truly amazing music, she should at least be in the top 20. White Flag is one of the greatest songs in the history of music, I listen to it every day. If you haven't voted her then you obviously haven't heard her music. Her song with Eminem, "Stan", is simply legendary.
- 13 year old guy
Great vocals! Her duet with Eminem "Stan" was great and so was 'White Flag"! She should definitely be bumped up a few spots! You go girl!V 24 Comments
Alicia Keys SHOULD be Number 1! In REAL SHE IS! She doesn't sing about things that has no purpose, her songs always means something, and she is not only the BEST she is also a good person, she has a good soul. She helps people, earth, animals and much more... She cares besides her Voice is... Amazing!... Just wonderful - Jasuwa
Used to have range and soulful riffs and runs when she started out, but matured into a deeper, more intense tone. Her voice peaked during her Diary era, where she found the right balance between soulful, straightforward, grit, depth. However, still always sings from the heart, with a tone that is silky, passionate and irresistable
She has a dynamic voice that you won't get bored listening to her songs over times. Her album was professionally acclaimed as pure R&B masterpiece. Piano really does her good. - hayreanmarjon
Best ever.V 77 Comments
She is in the top 10 on my list. Whether she sings "We Shall Overcome," Gospel Ship, Ave Maria, she brings a genuine warmth that is rare in other singers. Another poster wrote, "...she completely steps out of the way of the song..." I agree. I'm a black guy that sometimes sing solos at church. At times people will tell me how I sing with a lot of feeling. I don't tell them but along with my Mother (RIP), and black women who I heard growing up in church, Joan Baez is my inspiration.
A voice of profound beauty and honesty. At her best (which is usually without accompaniment or with just her guitar), she completely steps out of the way of the song and becomes an instrument of it. The result is some combination of soul and physics that transcends description -- which is what true art does.
Joan Baez really should be the no. 1 of the list. If you are not convinced, just listen yourself.
No. 47 should be no.1 she is amazing and leaves all the youngsters standing. Voice sent from heaven with the guts to back it upV 5 Comments
Yeah! I wanted to talk a lot, but lana has this ability to sing with as many voices
As she wants. Try to listen to her song "bel air" and her song "damn you" and her sing "summertime sadness". She performs each song with a unique nice voice than the others. She deserves to be on the top of this list
38? Really? At least top 10! No way she's better than Katy Perry!
Better than Kesha and Britney
Lana Del Rey is Queen! Damn it, selena gomez, nicki minaj, rihanna... They are better than her? Get some class! What, she's 95! I can't accept it. She's got the most captivating, versatile, addictive and just the best vocals ever. Try listening to West Coast, Old Money, and just all of her songs!V 82 Comments
What a treasue this woman is to country music. She plays the fiddle with sensitivity and ease but it is when she opens her mouth that your heart trully soars. Her voice is heavenly. I love her.
The voice of an angel.
Alison Krauss is, no doubt in my mind, the best vocal singer of all time. Just listen to her singing, then you would know what I'm talking about. You'll be addictive to her voice.
Melancholic, romantic, authentic, brilliant and recovers the value of folk music. She does not need technological traps to make real music.V 16 Comments
One of the most amazing voices, and such heartfelt soulful lyrics and music. Love her works...
Ever Cassidy is low on this list only because most people have never heard her sing or even heard of her name. However, once people take the time to listen to such masterpieces as "Songbird", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Fields of Gold", "What a Wonderful Worlds", "People Get Ready", etc. , etc. , they will instantly fall in love with her perfect voice. Her converts are convinced that she was blessed with the most magical and beautiful voice they have ever heard. The number of converts continue to grow each year. I am convinced that 20 years from now there will no longer be a need to create such lists. They will all begin and end with ever. If you haven't experienced ever, do yourself a favor and join the devoted. It is only a matter of time.
The only pass I will offer up for the nimrods on this site is the fact that Ms. Cassidy didn't churn out top 10 pop trash. Comparing this one of a kind songbird with the likes of Mariah Carey is not only an insult but appropriate to the soulless times in which we live. Like Sinatra, ever was a master at making a song her own. If taking maybe the greatest song from the greatest song book and turning into your signature tune, then greatness us due the likes of Rihanna (a talentless and tuneless hack). Somewhere over the Rainbow indeed, celebrating real talent and soul will be the norm and not the find of the week.
Even her breathing is musical. The most amazing voice I have ever heard and I am 66 years old so I have heard a few. So sad she had to die so young.V 51 Comments
I love her voice... it's wonderful! she's an amazing singer, and Epica is an amazing band. I like the duet Roy Khan-Simone Simons! They're two great singers!
Simone has a great voice but it's not what makes her one of the best singer. Simone is one of the best singer because Epica's songs are extremely hard to sing compared to another bands and artists.
Brilliant voice -- turns an otherwise okay band (Epica) into one of my all-time favorites, and her guest appearances are the highlights of Kamelot. Simone just barely beats Sharon Den Adel and Tarja Turunen, and loses only to Benjamin Burnley on my all-time favorite singers list.
Simone is quite simply out of this world a highly talented singer and a live performer whose awesome vocals are second to none, coupled with her outstanding physical beauty, this sweet, caring woman should top any of these type of lists if she were more exposed to the general public, sadly most people listen to crap and the true artists go over the heads of the tone deaf so called music lovers of today and so simone lies buried in the depths of this list unknown and undiscovered by all but us, simones true fans people who appreciate the talent and beauty of the goddess of music-SIMONE SIMONS.V 20 Comments
To my opinion, Miley Cyrus is a great singer. Her songs are meaningful, pure and very passionate. I can't say why she can't be in one of the top ten, but I can tell her keep up the good work. So good luck, Miley.
This is ridiculous. Everybody knows miley should be at number 1. Shes got every thing what a singer needs. She's got beauty, voice, confidence, attitude and style. She's a born star. She is the real performer. She can sing live and perform live. She just don't sit on a chair and sings, she performs. She is the best and has all the qualities of a singer. I just love her style. You just look her and go. For me shes the most perfect.
She can actually sing. The problem is that she drowns her voice out with auto tune. - Ultron123
she is the greatest teen singer. She's just only 18. But she is in the top 35 beating lady gaga, shakira and so on. I love her and she is the best.
Deserve to be in top 5V 153 Comments
I listen to her music 247 and watch her show 247! Bye the way bella throne and zendaya can't sing, act or dance. Victoria Justice has all those talents and she pretty. She's totally my favorite! I even met her once. I go to all her concerts too! We went to the same middle school! She was my bff in elementary school. Shes the best female singer and the best singer of all time! I love you Victoria, text me! Please
You are right and I think she is my favourite singer as well and she has a talented voice and she has funny show for example victorious and her songs are great. Actually all of her songs are great
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Very beautiful teenage girl and very talented for making the the show victorious on nick and also for making the show eye candy she plays so good in that show I just think instead of being number 81 she should be number 13
She is the best best best singer in the world and she is lucky to be famous of over 1,000,000 people and we hope that one day she will be the top great singer - lewisaskewV 13 Comments
Versatile, great voice, should be way way higher
They don't call her Blondie for nothing. She's sexy and very sassy that's why the lads love her! She's a legend that will definitely forever live on. What a super star.
Better than taylor
Such a powerful voice love her!V 2 Comments
She is better than all this bunch of people that they put ahead of her. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Hailey Williams come on please do me a favor. Leona is a much much better singer than all these bunch of auto tune girls.
Bleeding Love! Was the song that makes me so into her music.
And the rest goes well as I've expected including Run, Happy and so much more.. Go Leona Lewis..
You know, I like leona because of this - she is 43rd on the chart, she's not as famous as others, but still has a remarkable voice. She did quite a good job with her "collide", but I still like "old" Leona... She's the best, and it's even better if she is more at the back - more Leona for us
Leona is by far my favourite vocalist. In terms of vocal capability, she should be up there in the top ten. Her tone is gorgeous, sat between Whitney and Mariah, and her falsetto and head voice is angelic and mesmerising. Throw in the fact that she is classically trained - listen to Ave Maria - and you definitely have one of the best voices of this generation alongside Charice Pempengco.
Other singers here are indeed good - Beyonce is a great entertainer and Demi Lovato does have a decent voice - but these aren't PHENOMENAL talents like Whitney and Mariah. Whereas Leona is.
This amazing woman is way too low on the the list if you don't believe me listen and watch any of her videos on youtube... All are timeless classics... I love you patti your my number one
The ultimate entertainer and performer!
Patti is a blessing - puresoul
Patti is a universal entertainer, no one can move a crowd like Patti her vocals are a gift from GOD. some say she screams but other say it's a voice from heaven. loved by millions for her cooking. her love for people. Patti has managed to stay currant with the times ever changing has her own line of wig products, hot sauce, bedding, if you ever meet her in person she is the same as on stage
She have the greatest voice of all! The best live Performer!V 20 Comments
This Girls Voice Is Absolutely Amazing, She Defiantly Needs To Be Higher Up On The Scale. People have Said That She Cannot Sing Because Of Her Use Of Auto Tune. She Cut Back On 'Warrior' And Her Voice Is... Wow. Her Message Is Good Also, She Supports All That Are Bullied, Hurt, And That Have Not Come From Great Backgrounds. If You Listen To Her Unreleased Songs You Can Easily See Her Voice. More Proof? Listen To Her Deconstructed Mixes... Her Voice Blows You Away, It's So Clear And Angelic. Very Rarely These Days Do You Find A Girl Who Is A Great Entertainer And Can Sing. Kesha Is One Of Those Girls. I Have Been To Her Concerts Many Times And Everyone Who Went With Me Who Didn't Even Like Her Said That 'She Could Sing! ' Her Vocals Are Very Powerful In Most Of Her Music Any Idiot Can Hear Them. No Matter What Anyone Says Ke$ha Will Always Be No. 1 In My Opinion. Her Music Always Makes Me Happy In Any Situation. Ke$ha Should Be MUCH Higer On The List...
Kesha is such a great singer/person but sadly she is hated by a lot of idiots.
Kesha is the best and should defiantly be up with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and all of the "Greats" forget about Katy Perry, her vocals need some work in my opinion, nothing worth top 10. - vegetarians
I'll agree that she isn't as known for her vocals as Whitney, Mariah, Celine etc, she is vocally not as great. But I'm still a huge fan of hers, because even though she isn't the best singer, she still can sing very well, she has showcased her voice without auto-tune. Over all, I like the message that she spreads which is love yourself no matter what, and stands up for the bullied and LGBT very strongly. She is kind of my guilty pleasure artist, but she taught me how to be myself, and her songs are catchy. At least catchier than most of the mainstream pop music these days.V 44 Comments
Her voice is magic. She breaths emotion into every song that she sings. Her imagination is limitless. She can play two pianos at once, and connects with people. She's helped me with abuse and love with her music. No one should miss out on her talent. Her lyrics are poetry of her life, pieced together into a masterpiece. Her emotion shakes me like no other artist that I've listened to, and has been the same way since. I highly recommend you jump to YouTube and check out her live songs, such as "Precious Things", "Winter" "Raspberry Swirl" "Cooling" "Silent all these Years" and more. Some of my favorite songs by her is "Gold Dust" and "Jackie's Strength", and so much more. My favorite albums by her are "Little Earthquakes" and "Scarlet's Walk". Check her out.
I have never heard a female artist put such emotion and heart into her music since listening to Tori Amos. Plus she's a fantastic pianist and song writer. One on the greatest musicians of our time.
As cathartic as a scream. This woman has dominion over every emotion and listening to her perform is like hearing an epic battle between the best singer and the best pianist both succeeding at capturing the human experience.
No one like her with so many talent, as a pianist and singer. You rarely listen to somebody who can reach so many vocal ranges in the same song, making you feel all the passion she tries to convey in every one of her creations.V 9 Comments
You're such an AMAZING singer!
I love your songs and my favourite is definitely "Hollaback Girl". I was wondering why you are in all way down. You should be all way up.
I liked her better when she was in No Doubt and frankly I don't think any of the coaches on the Voice are good coaches, though Pharrell is probably the best of a bad lot. They act more like cheerleaders than coaches, and the real contest is always billed as which coach can get the winner, rather than who will actually win the contest. Reality shows are pretty phony to begin with. When they show a feature on an upcoming singer, that basically tells you that this performer is supposed to be a favorite. The crowds don't help, when they always boo the slightest criticism. And there are so many "saves" and "bring backs" on the Voice that you can never be sure someone is truly eliminated. I have to admit, though, my wife loves the show. I suffer through it.
SOOO amazing and creative! fashionable, talented, and beautiful! SHE IS SUCH AN AMAZING SINGER!
every singer in this list has her own aport to the history, I feel identificated with a lot of songs of no doubt, and the way she sing that songs is so captivating... so that's why a thing she should be higher, I'm sure that I'm not the only one xDV 36 Comments
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