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 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.
The first time I heard Whitney Houston sing I thought I'd died and landed in heaven. Celine Dion better, whoever said that doesn't understand quality, but Celine is great, but if a 1-100 rating were to exist, with the higher the number the better the singer, Celine would be 78, Whitney 97. I was glad Barbara Streisand wasn't in the top ten, she's too unnatural, Hollywood all the way and different for no other reason that trying to impart that idea. Whitney is the best ever, she could easily have sung opera and the world of opera would have gotten unhinged, Maria Callas dethroned, and she was not only the best but beautiful, and I fell in love every time I saw or heard her.
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 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.
I think she is the best because she sings in such an impossible way. Her songs are designed in such a way that they are only meant for studio recording (yet she did them with reasonable ease live). She could sing 15 consecutive high notes without rest and she could sustain any note for more than 20 second, which is mind blowing. And the whistle register... She could sing them in words, I was speechless when I first heard those shrills. I have never heard anyone attempting her songs with success... Yet her music are very warm and melodic. There is a bit of overdoing (the singing) I think but hey who would not if they have voices like Mariah's.
DIVA! Mariah Carey has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1998, she was honored as the world's best-selling recording artist of the 1990s at the World Music Awards. Carey was also named the best-selling female artist of the millennium in 2000. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, she is the third best-selling female artist in the United States, with 63.5 million certified albums. With the release of "Touch My Body" (2008), Carey gained her eighteenth number one single in the United States, more than any other solo artist. In 2012, Carey was ranked second on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". Aside from her commercial accomplishments, Carey has won five Grammy Awards, 17 World Music Awards, 11 American Music Awards, and 31 Billboard Music Awards. Referred to as the "songbird supreme" by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, ...more
Celine Dion has sold over 250 million albums during her 40-year career. Having earned five Grammy Awards, the 2016 Billboard Music Award lifetime achievement Icon Award, and recognition from the 2004 World Music Awards as the best-selling female artist of all time. On top of that, she has amassed over 1.5 billion gross in concerts and is one of the most sought-after recording artists in history.
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.
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.
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 excels in vocal ...more
Nobody has a voice like Christina. She can sing any type of music. She can hit any note there is and she puts everything into her songs. Awesome voice beautiful lady and a strong woman. You can see and hear the passion when she sings sends chills down my spine. To me she is the best ever.
Christina Aguilera has an incredible vocal range and she can sing very well.
Her music is really catchy and sometimes very inspirational. One of the greatest singers of all time in my opinion.
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.
There are a lot of people who criticize Christina Aguilera for her technique. Some criticize her for her melisma-filled runs. The way I personally see it is as singing full force with everything you possibly have. Christina Aguilera does not sing without feeling what she is singing. She grew up listening to her favorite artist, Etta James. To blues singers like Etta, there is no "technique" to singing. You sing how you feel. Blues singers do all kinds of runs with trills, squeals, and even screams. People do not seem to understand this. She can sing calm and collected, with little melisma and runs, but that is not what singing is to her. I feel her emotion in every word she says, and that, to me, makes a great singer.
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.
New doesn't always mean good. Beyonce is hot and talented. Christina Aguilera truly has a great voice and range. Whitney's got a pedigree from a great family of vocal talent. However, this product shows why music critics and historians vote on the prestigious "best of" lists and not little girls. Greatness cannot be tied to current trends and record sales. This list should be called "Opinions of People Who Have a lot of TIme on Their Hands".
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.
Adele has some really beautiful, emotional, deep and soulful music. All three of her albums are excellent and her song "Skyfall" is also amazing. She has a wonderful voice and some really great lyrics that are very meaningful.
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
"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!
I think Adele should be number 2 or at least number 3 on this list! She is the best singer in the Whole world! The best singer of my generation! She's soulful, and have one hell of a powerful voice, she reaches people in her songs, and can make you feel like you're not the only one who goes through bad stuff. I Love You Adele! (Cough cough- The first person's comment on here, You obviously have no idea what talent is, if you think that Lady Gaga, Hillary Duff, & Kesha are good singers! LMFAO I'm guessing you're like 10. Haha No offense but, thank god you're not a judge, because Adele is said to be one of the greatest singers of her/ my generation) If anyone has a hard time believing that, listen to her live, YouTube her. Bet it'll prove you wrong.
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...
I know she went downhill ever since 2017 and there are better singers out there, but I actually like some of Katy Perry's older songs from her first three albums. I think they are kind of catchy and fun to listen to; some of her songs such as "Unconditionally", "Wide Awake", "Firework" and "The One that got away" are beautiful as well.
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.
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!
Amy Lee is an excellent singer. She has a really beautiful vocal range and her music sometimes makes me cry every time I listen to Evanescence's music. She is also really elegant and pretty.
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.
AMY LEE HELL YEAH
"Call Me When You're Sober"
Don't cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.
Should I let you fall?
Lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself.
Can't keep believing,
We're only deceiving ourselves.
And I'm sick of the lie,
And you're too late.
Don't cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.
Couldn't take the blame.
Sick with shame.
Must be exhausting to lose your own game.
No wonder you're jaded.
You can't play the victim this time,
And you're too late.
Don't cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.
You never call me when you're sober.
You only want it cause it's over,
How could I have burned paradise?
How could I - ...more
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.
As much as I love Whitney Houston, Madonna sure made a history in pop music. She and Whitney are my fave always. But Whitney is my most favourite.
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.
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'
I agree that Madonna does not have the range, the power, or even the "texture" of Celine Dion or Mariah Carey. But that doesn't mean she's a lesser singer. Her interpretation is amazing - just compare her version of "You'll See" with that of Susan Boyle, a singer with better technique and range. But the most important thing is she sings with emotion and passion - and she can convey those emotions to the listeners, which is all great singers should be doing, not showing how high a note you can hit or how deep a voice you possess.
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.
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.
Let's go crazy for some gaga! She is uniquely a crazy and over the top style singer. I think people mainly pay attention towards her style of fashion because she's funny to watch. But underneath the crazy costumes and over the top hair there is a lady with a very good voice. Love her or hate her I suppose there is a reason she is number 13 in the list. She's not my favourite singer Amy winehouse is but lady gaga deserves a place in the list obviously.
The thing about her voice is, it's extremely versatile, she can sing pop, techno, dance, blues, hey, she could probably even sing heavy metal if she wanted to (I personally would like to see her cover Iron Maiden, she DID say they were one of her favorite bands). Another thing is, her voice is very emotion filled and powerful, but if you listen closely, she doesn't need to use vibrato very often (although when she does she CAN pull it off well. )
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 not like other writers...Maybe her vocals are not that powerful...But her songs and songwriting ability are way better than any female singers...Her singing ability is also great not a great vocalist but a great singer though...
she has the greatest songwriting skills and those skills alone alone should knock her up to number 1. to be able to tell a 300 page story in 3 minutes with a great melody and leave room for interpretation is godsent. anyone who says she doesn't have great vocals hasn't watched her perform. she is powerful and harnesses her power. I don't think any woman or artist in recent history has impacted the world even 1/10th as much as she has.
A great singer with awesome imagination. Her songs have been inspiring generations of pop artists and ARE the base of modern pop music. She has been always coming up with amazing beats and her narrative skills are wonderful. Applauses to the master of music industry!
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.
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!
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..
P!nk has an amazing voice and a rebellious attitude in her songs. This girl really can sing well and I just think she is really cool.
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.
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
I am in awe! How can such an amazing artist not be number 1?! P! NK has been my idol since I was 6 years old (I'm a teenager now) and her music saved my life so many times. Her vocal abilities are just insane! What's more? She can do it all whilst spinning upside down, hanging from the ceiling and still sound flawless. No exaggeration!
Also, her songs are so meaningful. None of those sappy, untrue love songs. Every one of P! NK's songs comes from an important part of her life. She has such variety in her music too. One minute she's singing a gentle melody, the next it's a fun, upbeat party tune, then she's rocking out in leather and lace to a full on rock piece! This chic is incredible from start to finish.
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.
Calling her an amazing artist is being modest, she's one of the artist that shaped the 2010s and she's still shaping the 2020s. Now that's not amazing it's LEGENDARY!
You don't have to like her songs to admit her voice, range, and stage presence is STUNNING. Ariana is the queen of pop in our time, and she deserves it. She's never had a bad performance.
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 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 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.
Avril Lavigne is a decent singer with a cool pop punk style to her music and she does have some emotion and meaningful songs as well. I really like her older songs.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Kelly Clarkson is actually pretty underrated. She is one of the best pop singers out there in my opinion. Her voice is very powerful and beautiful and a lot of her songs are very meaningful and filled with emotion as well.
Kelly Clarkson is simply the most versatile, naturally gifted singer of our lifetime. Because of her American Idol past, she is not always taken seriously, and that is a shame -- one only has to listen to her sing live to know this girl has it all -- an uncanny sense of pitch, impeccable control, and an innate sense of the emotion of a song. Go on Youtube and
Listen to her live versions of Up to the Mountain, Why Haven't I Heard From You, Tennessee Waltz, Ave Maria, My Country 'Tis of the, Cryin'... And then name a single other singer who could pull all those off. The answer -- no one.
This list is more about popularity than actual singing abilities. Taylor Swift has nice songs, but she shouldn't even be mentioned, as well as britney spears, and katy perry. The Adele, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkon, Christina Aguilera are contemprary singers with real technical abilities and should be placed high on this list. Legends should be in a different list as their style is so much different from today's singers. Aretha Franklin for example is one of the best singers of all time, but that is not to say she has the biggest "range" or is "versatile." All disney singers should not be on this list, period.
Kelly is the best American Idol winner. And the first as well. What I like about Kelly is she is real, and she sings very passionatley, from her heart. Not only can she belt out Aretha/soulful tunes like she is a sista, but she can also sing soft rock songs, like on her latest album. I bought all her albums, and the first one she put out didn't' sell as well as the others, but it was amazing her range, and all the different styles she incorporated in each song. I love the fact she has variety in her style, and has a powerful voice, and reach high notes close to mariah's.
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.
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.
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.
WHERE DO I BEGIN? Most singers now and even some in the older days fake their voices SO MUCH. Not just autotune. But people try to sound unlike themselves. Hayley has great diction, great projection, can hit SO MANY high notes, and she sounds great live. And not like a screeching wench that runs out of breath every 2 seconds. We need more votes. Who cares that most of her songs aren't pop? Most pop music sucks. Hopefully she will change pop music and we'll get more people who sing in a real voice.
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!
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!
Obviously this list is posted by 16 year olds. Selena Gomez are kidding. Her music is computer generated. Have her sing vocals live then tell me what you think. Even ranking her is embarrassing. Have any of you heard of a singer Harriett Wheeler? Listen to one Sunday's song then tell me Selena Gomez is in the same league. It is really disappointing to see names on this list.
She is the main singer for one of my favourite bands known as Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks has a pretty voice and it goes well with the music.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Amy winehouse should probably be closer to the number 1 spot. She's simply AMAZING. If your a critic open your ears. People are so used to the way we auto tune things it makes me sick. Amy was definitely one of a kind, if your not into back to black try frank, or even try some songs that aren't on albums like " I heard it through the grapevine" with Paul weller. I REALLY miss Amy and to be honest the only song of hers I don't like is " Rehab" because if she said yes instead of no, we would still have one of the most talented females alive. Oh how I would love to enjoy more of her music.