Best Female Singers of All Time


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221 Paloma Faith Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is one of my favourite female singers at the moment, she is so immensely talented with one of the most beautiful and compelling voices around. She makes pales other more commercially successful female singers like Rihanna who has only an average voice. Her 2012 album 'Fall To Grace' is near to perfection! A must listen.

Amazing voice, should be much higher.

So amazing! Has to get big in the US!

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222 Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie Sioux

Siouxsie Sioux should be near the top of this list at the very least. She's no Streisand in terms of style and perfection, but she's a pioneer for women in the Post-Punk, Gothic, Dark Wave and Alternative music genres.
Her voice is untouchable. She is unique and does not even try to resist convention; she does it effortlessly. Siouxsie's voice is the perfect balance of haunting and beauty. Her stage presence was/is nearly incomparable as well. She transformed like a beautiful butterfly from the Banshee's debut album "The Scream", to the end of the band's longevity on "The Rapture", never disappointing. She has experimented in The Creatures and continues a solo career. Her success, her legacy is totally underrated, but she is one to be respected. Her voice is dynamite!
Listen to songs like "Switch", "Happy House", "Head Cut", "Pulled to Bits", "Circle", "Cocoon", "Voices", ...more

Unflinching originality and grace. More influence than most realize. Without a doubt a writer of unparalleled skill with a voice that is one of a kind

223 Maria Brink Maria Brink

Anyone who likes rocker chicks will love this chick... I can't believe she isn't even on the list yet.

It's sad that most of the world will never understand what actual singing is...*sigh*

Beautiful singer beautiful woman

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224 Sophie Ellis-Bextor

She's great and she just makes you want to get up and dance with some of her songs! Good voice.

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225 Anne Lilia Berge Strand
226 Judy Kuhn
227 Judith Durham

Judith is on this list twice, that is how great she is! Judith Durham of the Seekers, and Judith Durham, are the same person. She began as a jazz singer in Melbourne, Australia; she then joined the Seekers, and became a great folk singer and then pop singer with the group. She left the group in 1968, and went on to a solo career. She then rejoined the Seekers in 1993 for a long series of reunion tours. She is still singing today. She should be in the top five, at least. Elton John once said that the three greatest female voices of his era were Judith Durham, Karen Carpenter, and ever Cassidy.

Fabulous singer, as great today (2016) as she was in 1965 when the Seekers first sprang to fame in the UK. A warm, melodious voice that touches the emotions that few female singers can when you hear her sing live. Astonishingly clear delivery of lyrics, magnificent pitch and tone. Should definitely be in the top 3 of all time even though there are many great singers on this list.

No justice... The majority in front shouldn't be on pure singing talent and voice

If you didn't vote Judith, you haven't heard her sing!

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228 Lisa Cimorelli
229 Laura Marano Laura Marano Laura Marano is an American actress and singer, best known for her starring role in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson.
230 Kimberly Perry
231 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.

Many voices on this list are impressive, even wonderful. But Olivia's is surely the most ethereally beautiful voice you'll ever hear. It illuminates Faulkner's faith in prevailing, not enduring; it calls forth goosebumps; it's a gift, pure and simple.

Oliva does not sell herself as a sex diva, she just is a great singer. The likes of Linda Ronstadt and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart. She can sing and genre and do it well. She has charted for over 40 years with her latest dance hit "Have To Believe" hitting number one. Olivia is known primarily for "Grease" but she was a big singer way before then with 4 number ones and lots of Grammy awards and the biggest song of the entire decade of the 80's. She deserves to be in the Top 10.

I find this a strange list, Olivia Newton-John should at least in the top 20 of the best female singers. Olivia can sing better than most singers mentioned here, Olivia is massively undervalued, many people do not know what she really can do with her singing voice. I was 9 years old when I became a big fan of Olivia, and I'm still a fan of Olivia today. I honestly love Olivia.

It isn't even about "Grease." ONJ has an entire country and pop music career spanning multiple albums, all of which, if I may add, are fantastic. "Talk To Me," "Recovery" and "Make A Move On Me" are great examples of her work if you've never heard them.

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232 Jonalyn Viray

She is the best singer of the Philippines she is better than sarah g and other singer, every time she sing in SOP she make the audience goosebumps because of her belting techniques and high notes...

She is the best singer of the philippine she is better than sarah g and other singer, every time she sing in SOP she make the audience goosebumps because of her belting techniques and high notes...

She is the Best Singer in the Philippines and I wish to become a Asia's Soul Diva :)... God Bless


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233 LeAnn Rimes LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, known professionally as LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer.

The greatest injustice on this list.
Just listen to her sing. Never misses a note, has a range few can even dream of. I'd rate her in the top 5 in any era.

Clearly this list is dominated by teenyboppers and that's fine.

It's impossible to say that her voice is not amazing. Her voice is beautiful, and it has power and it is inspiring. Definitely put too low.

Love you LeAnne Rimes you made really like country music at one point! But you are one of the best singers of my generation!

It so funny to underrated this women. You should know Selena Gomez etc can reach high notes but I bet you this women easily can. Just stupid world. Disgusting taste music era who praise Nicki minaj. Just want to say you stupid hoe. hahhajqjqjq Nicki minaj ugly

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234 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.

Unique voice and personality. She deserves to be on the top of this list. I've been in her concert and amazed. Every song has their own story and they are my cure for life and heartache. Her songs never get old. Every time I listen to them, they tell me new things. Long live Sade, world needs you for sure.

Just wonderful. Voice is incredibly strong and best. What a voice he has! It s god gifted. I love the voice so much One can listen to her songs throughout the day and I am sure you will feel spirited.

She is true and sharp. She is one of not many who I believe when they sing. Cannot stop listening to her

THIS is THE lady. Close the competition

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235 Beth Gibbons

This woman is a godsend! The masses don't have a clue what their missing here - MinistryMonster

Check out her album "Out of Season", it takes a few listens before the songs start to reveal their sheer beauty, and the voice is just staggeringly georgeous.

Well what can I say, she's definitely one of the best singers I heard in my life.
She's unique no one can do what she does.
How come she's not in here?

her sound makes me cry, she's really an artist

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236 Utada Hikaru

Some of her songs in Japanese are written so deftly that they make you cry. Her voice switches from active to passive in almost a jiffy, and she is definitely one of the best J-pop singers available. I just hope that she returns from her sabbatical soon. She definitely deserves a better ranking.

Utada Hikaru is a fantastic female singer, in Japan and all around the world as well. She sings from the heart, and to listen to her is to feel what she is feeling. Great singer!

You can actually feel her heart when she sings. Every word out of her mouth is overwhelming... I always feel I can understand every word of her songs (even though its in Japanese) Like they music has no language, it's the music itself that speaks through its harmony and divinity. Music is life!

The only Japanese singer who is merely based on her natural talent and not more than that.

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237 Inna

I love her songs and she is good singer.

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238 Sinead O'Connor Sinead O'Connor Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra.

Her RAW Emotion And Angelic Tone Is Unparalleled! It's REALLY Sad That Hillary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, And Rihanna Rank Higher Her On This Chart! The Voters Must Have NO Clue What A REAL Powerhouse Vocalist Sounds Like! Without Studio Enhancement, MOST Of The Singers On This List Wouldn't Exist!

The fact that so many talentless wonders rank higher than Sinead just goes to show this whole ranking system is just a silly popularity contest. Sinead is without doubt one of the greatest Irish singers of all time. Her voice conveys beauty, sadness and passion, all depending on her mood. She should be fat higher on this list.

She deserves better! I admit that her vocals have changed through the years, but she still can enchant me! Probably a lot of voters are of a younger generation, looking at top 10... They really just sound the same...

This far down the list and I 'm only one more away from my personal top ten Sinead is on my list,but where is Deloris from the cranberries

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239 Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.

This Lady has a crisp clear voice... There's no other singer like Kelly Rowland... The most versatile of all singers on planet earth. Kelly Rowland can hit the highest notes and sing the lowest octaves. She has song several different genres including: Pop, RB, and dance music... Kelly Rowland not only has one of the most melodious voices on planet earth, she is an accomplished actor and a renown dancer from her years as one of the lead singers of the most acclaimed female group of all times "Destiny's Child".

Kelly Rowland deserves to be in the top ten best female artist of all times. My pic puts her at number 4 behind Mariah, Whitney and Celine.

She's great in destiny's child and she's great as a solo singer too with strong vocals. She's also got a sexy image.

Love her like hell! After avril lavigne she's the the singer that has inspired me so much... Infact the first lady in my life 2 replace avril lavigne

240 Christine McVie

HEllO?! Are you kidding me?! Just listen to You Make Loving Fun and then you will know that she is top 20. - bryan8k

Seriously, how did Lorde, Adele, and Katy Perry beat outrank her. I usually don't go for the lower voiced female singers, but Christine really knows how to pull off a good song and sing it wonderfully as well. Definitely deserves to be higher.

Id rather go blind is 1 of my all time favorite female vocals, sublime!

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