Best Female Singers of All Time

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222 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey

If more people were aware of this lady, then Dame Shirley Bassey (Wales, United Kingdom) would be right at the top of the list. Back in 1976 Shirley received Britain's prestigious 'Best Female Vocalist Of The Last 50 Years of Recorded Sound'; this award is not given out very often! And, after 55 years in Show Business her voice is more powerful than ever! Bassey is a mezzo pitch (Mid-Range) artist. Her vocal range in 'Belting Voice' (No Falsetto) is spectacular, along with her tremendous vocal projection. In the USA Bassey is know for her three James Bond Theme songs, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker, but you can't sale between 100-150 Million records with just three songs. Over the years, Bassey has recorded over 600 songs, both studio and LIVE! - Tommy93101

There is no question about it, Dame Shirley Bassey, is the greatest vocalist in the history of spoken language. The woman's pipes never age, she sounds just as good if not better today in 2014, as she did in 1953, when she was 16 and just entered the music industry. If you think about it, she was the first black woman to sing the theme song for a major soundtrack. She is the best vocalist in the history of British music, and nobody can dispute that, although Sarah Brightman does come close. Astonishing and iconic voice, if you see her sing once, you will understand why she deserves #1 more than any of these other people. She occupies a stage like you've never seen before, and it's all her voice, no fancy show, just a woman at the microphone, belting out crystal clear notes in such a passionate and dramatic delivery, the likes of which no other singer could ever do. -

Should be #1! She, not only has the greatest voice, she also has the greatest stage presence! Shirley is dramatic, funny, friendly and sexy. I have been lucky enough to see her in concert TEN times in NYC and they didn't call the famous Carnegie Hall her second home for no reason. Don't judge her talent by her Bond songs because they can't be compared to so many of her greater songs. In the USA, Shirley Bassey may be famous for those songs, but her fans will tell you that if you go on You Tube see videos of Dame Bassey performing "This Is My Life" and/or "Excuses", you'll really see and hear the greatest singer since Ella Fitzgerald.

When you hear the voice you know it's Shirley Bassey. Should be right up there with the greatest.

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223 K.D. Lang

Her voice is so smooth its like liquid silk. She caresses your ears. Yet, she has absolute mastery over every note - perfect breath control, power with consumate ease, and always a depth of emotion that draws you inside her heart. To me, she's perfection, the ultimate singer, and should be number 1 on this list.

She has more range than most singers
Saw her live in concert once and left the show feeling like I had made a new friend mostly due to her use of self deprecating humour as she related little anecdotes between songs.
Highly recommend that everyone listen to her duet with the late great Roy Orbison as they sing "Crying", a song that I felt could not be improved upon.
It doesn't make much sense (to me) to try and tell other people who the single greatest female singer is because everyone has different tastes. "Just Saying! "

Great. Has that country thing going' on, but spot on at jazz too. Check her out on Black Coffee. Her music is great as well, I loved the concert at the BBC some years back which features the super talented Ben Mink, who I believe has a lot of input with arrangements etc.

This Voice brings tears to my eyes, one of the best in My opinion, check out her version of "So in Love" ( Cole Porter ) Beautiful! K D Lang is extremely too low on this list.

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224 Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan Gloria Estefan is a Cuban singer who currently resides in the United States. She is known for fronting the Latin pop band Miami Sound Machine and for several solo songs.

The most underrated singer of all time. She has been consistent throughout her long career covering a number of different styles of music and here she is at 408? Sure she might not be the best - but there is at least 400+ pieces of crap on this list above her.

Bizarre that so many other average or less than average singers sit above Gloria. Gloria is one of the best singers of all time.

you have touched many hearts

415? Top 10 for sure. Stunning voice and beautiful too.

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225 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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226 Sarah Bareilles

She has the most heart felt songs and a beautiful voice. She is truly my singer role model.

SERIOUSLY! SHE'S AMAZING!

TRY WATCHING HER LIVE, YOU WILL BE AMAZED!
AND SHE HAS GREAT HUMOR.

How can one omit Sara Bareilles? Same for Leighton Meester and Kerri Watt- new but highly profound in their skills. All three have vocals better than any one in this list.

227 Ally Brooke Ally Brooke Ally Brooke Hernandez was born on July 7, 1993 and was born in San Antonio, TX. Ally is one of five members of the girl group Fifth Harmony who are known for songs like "Worth It", "Work From Home" , "Sledgehammer", and "Bo$$".
228 Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer.

She has a pure voice and has quite a big range. She is a great role model for kids!

0%, really? She really has an amazing voice and her vocal range is amazing. 255th doesn't really fit her.

Was a young talented singer of r&b and hip hop and starred in her disney channel original series that's so raven and sang a good song on The collage rode trip with martin lawrence

229 Jazmine Sullivan
230 Nina Persson

I don't ner to share my opinion, just listen to "long gone before daylight" it's self explanatory

231 Jennette McCurdy Jennette McCurdy Jennette Michelle Faye McCurdy is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, singer and songwriter.

Jennette McCurdy is one of the best country singers EVER! Her best song is "Hard to say Goodbye". Listen for yourself.

Shes on sam and cat and icarly and sexy

232 Patience Hodgson
233 Jodi Benson

She may have just been a Disney singer, but her voice is superb. - djh101

234 Grace Jones Grace Jones
235 Tiffany Alvord Tiffany Alvord Tiffany Lynn Alvord is an American singer and songwriter. She has been cited as one of YouTube's first "home-grown celebrities".

Come on... She is brilliant... Have you heard her voice she is sooo good at singing

236 Angie Miller
237 Dami Im

This Korean girl has one of the best voices I have ever heard. She is by far the best ever female contestant on Australia's X Factor. I would pay top dollar for her concerts

Simply the best female singer I have ever heard. Powerhouse voice. Wish she would bring out more wonderful songs. So the public could appreciate her great vocals.

The best female singer on Australia's X Factor ever by a country mile.

238 Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.

I love Sharon's voice she is amazing one of the Netherland's best singers along with Tarja Simone Floor Cristina Liv.

She's the best! I love you Sharon! You're our angel. Her voice is amazing and she should win.

Sharon sings very well and has a very clear voice, so my vote for that so pretty and amazing woman in rock music! )

How come she is so down in this list!? She's got the most beatiful voice in the world!

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239 Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series.

Vanessa is amazing I really can't look at this list anymore everyone knows she should be way higher than this she is the best

wow! i love vanessa hudgens her music rocks!!!! vote for vanessa!

she's got the most beutiful voice ever n I love her on hsm - chupachup

How can she be 107! She should be in top 10 I prefer all her work! And shes pretty plus she has good voice then selena gomaz!

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240 Ashley Tisdale Ashley Tisdale Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows.

She was my fave singer and actress for along time (now Justin Bieber is) and I still like all her songs. My favorites are He Said She Said, Love Me For Me, Crank it Up, How do you love someone, Going' crazy, we'll be together, and Acting Out

Ashley Tisdale is a good role model for children and has am awesome voice and good actress is beautiful and signs nice songs

Ashley's music will ROCKS 4 EVER! As always she will keep on rocking!

I don't listen to her but, she looks alike with Kesha.

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