Best Female Singers of All Time

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61 Norah Jones Norah Jones

Oh my goodness, how can such an amazing singer be rated so low. I love norah so much, her voice sends shivers down my spine, she needs to be top 5 at least.

Not only is Norah Jones incredibly beautiful, she has a voice that is unequalable in its power to melt the hearts of all who hear her sing. Her quality of voice easily puts her within the top tier of female singers with beautiful voices, and her lovely and emotional music is of the best quality.

That Norah is rated so low, is not an reflextion on Norah's singing ability or her voice, it only reflects most peoples poor taste in music. I will listen to norah every time I want to relax. Not for me, over-hyped, overrated lip syncing pretend singers. With Norah, what you see, is what you get. Natural Poise and sensulity. I personally do not like auto-cue singers. But it seems they are popular, Good luck to them.

Man! This list is wrong. This list is too much. With songs like Come Away With me and Don't Know Why, her voice is the most beautiful that I've ever heard, she just transcends you to some different place. I agree that she is not a great singer like Whitney but she is way way better than many of the singers listed above. She deserves to be in the Top 10.

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62 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

145 you got to be kidding me she should at least be in top 20. She was way better than Vannesa Hudgens, Ashley & Miley & Beyonce & co. She was an angel and always should be..
R.I.P-BABYGIRLS Your biggest fan ever S

Oh hell no! Aaliyah is a joke people! She shouldn't even be in the list! She couldn't sing that well and had a weak, limited range! Her voice was childish and below average! Her music sucked and lacked originality and she didn't even write her own lyrics. This talentless waste of space offered nothing to her own songs! - RnBLover

Aaliyah was a very talanted young singer. Her voice is absolutly beautiful plus she has good beats. I was amazed when I found that she was'ent alredy on the list. She passed away 6 years ago. I still listen to her music almost everyday. Shes awsome! - sadeyes

Uhh...if she isn't so high is because she passed too early, but no I like her voice better than Beyonce. Beyonce drags her voice when she is singing and she sounds like she is giving birth, Dwytenite

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63 Maria Callas Maria Callas Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

The best singer to ever exist on the planet. She has mastered vocal techniques that today�s vocalists cannot master or dream of mastering. Some examples are the bel canto and multi register trill. She is the greatest singer and her voice sold itself. She was the genius in the female voice.

Obviously she should be in the top-3 (if those voting for this least weren't deaf that is). Do I need to explain why? Everyone owning a pair of decent-functioning ears knows why. But this list shouldn't be named "the best female singer" list but the "best piece of ass" or "best pair of boobs" list...

I simply can't believe how ignorant the people voting on this poll are to have both Maria Callas and Edith Piaf not in the top 5... Makes me despair!

The average age of voters here at TTT is 12 years, and the older ones are all of 16. They have never heard of Maria Callas, and would probably prefer Demi Lovato anyway, because their friends at school tell them to.

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64 Alison Krauss

Melancholic, romantic, authentic, brilliant and recovers the value of folk music. She does not need technological traps to make real music.

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.

Who has the best voice or who has the best studio? Listen to Allison live and you will know the answer to the first part.

REALLY, I MEAN REALLY.

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65 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight

Seriously, what in insult to a vocal legend like Gladys Knight to be so low on this list, and to add insult to injury you have weak-voiced pop singers like Taylor Swift and Britney Spears who wouldn't even make it past the blind auditions on The Voice high on the list. This list is nothing more than a popularity contest with people abandoning all objectivity to have their favorites high on the list whether they deserve to be there on not. - Eddiej

No one can sing more powerful than Gladys. Her voice trembles our body and pierces our soul.

Number one morons, who came up wit this false list

Listen to "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "Neither One of Us", no one can do it better. Now get her in the top 20 where she belongs.

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66 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani

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.

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 xD

Why are not so good singers like Taylor Swift are on top of Gwen? I mean unlike Taylor, Gwen is more fun to listen to and more creative. Taylor is boring and annoying and she is everywhere in the radio and she thinks she is the queen of everything because just she is beautiful and what about talented singers like Gwen. My favorite song of hers is sweet escape. She should be number 1 and if she was still a pop star, she would probably top Taylor.

She is so inspiring and amazing! I love her songs and she inspires so many people! Even through her hard times she makes us smile! Her songs are so raw and relatable, which make us feel so connected to her! She definitely deserves more attention! 😊

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67 Tori Amos Tori Amos

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.

Saw her live at a smaller venue and she is incredibly talented. A great singer, songwriter and musician. I will go see her every time she comes thru my town - Ned964

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68 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

Kylie has the most fabulous voice in the world, she makes me feel better every time when I'm sad :))

All the boys are singing I can't get you out of my head right now I bet. She's got a sexy voice and super slim with a fit image.

Kylie is superb with her singing and on stage.....Kylie is always great for me for 3 decades and hope for more....

Kylie the best!

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69 Enya Enya Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.

This gorgeous lady is by far one of the best female singers of the young generation. She is defenetly under rated. Great voice. Keep up the good work.

Enya has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. It takes you to a happy place and is really powerful. She is my top 5 favorite artist. Caribbean Blue is one of my favorites! Should be rated WAY higher in my opinion

How can she not be in the top 10?! Perhaps the voters on this website should look outside the confines of the mainstream media and discover some real music. Ever heard of a little series called Lord of the Rings? The beautiful and graceful voice radiating those melodies belongs to Enya.

Enya! Fantastic voice. Should be higher up the list.

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70 Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England . She is most well-known in the U .S. for her singles "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn," and has been featured in other songs with Calvin Harris and others . ...read more.

Ellie Goulding's voice is one of the most sexiest voice in the world and she sings very beautifully (I LoVe HeR UnIqUe VoIcE). I think she deserves to be in the top #20...! - Aman_Sharma121

What I've been looking and looking through all these people to try and fined the one and Elle goulding more then tops my list and she is like 40 stats behind Miley Cyrus I don't know what's wrong with you if you haven't voted let me list her songs number 2 on billboard on my mind lights burn made 80 countries topped love me like you do wow

Seriously? Have you guys even heard her sing? SHE'S AMAZING! She deserves the top ten above Miley and her wrecking ball!

Come on 69, she is a fantastic singer, who has a massive cult following of young, middle aged and elderly fans.

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71 Lzzy Hale Lzzy Hale Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.

The high notes that she can hit, probably cannot be even dreamt of by other female vocalists

Amazing voice, so dirty and gritty. Her voice is ROCK. Amazing to see live.

She will make a new rocker legend with his band Halestorm.

This is at least number 5

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72 Simone Simons Simone Simons Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

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!

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.

Floor, Simone,Ann, Lori, Tarja, Sharon should all be number 1

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73 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

This is just too true. I love most of these other woman, but they all fail in comparison to Floor Jansen. Just her tone for starters is beautiful. Then her range is just magnificent and unheard of.
She goes from quiet to about 3-5 times as powerful as the average singer.
Scales from deep tones up to the highest soprano key which almost nobody in this entire list can do.
She is phenomenal in opera.
And if all that wasn't enough throw in a metal growl.
It's insane who else is a soprano and can metal growl!?

Floor Jansen - woman, having a strong and beautiful voice, unique style of performance, a very wide vocal range and amazing charisma. The girl, who began his career in 16 years with the band After Forever and earned status as one of the best vocalists in metal. The girl can be named Queen of Metal!

You people are for the asylum! Tarja, Sharon, Amy Lee are all superb vocals but there is no one, I repeat NO ONE comparable to Floor Jansen. And I know that as an expert being an opera singer myself!

Amazing singer.
Great range and power and fantastic live!

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74 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

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.

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.

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

Really? My girl, Miles is below Taylor Swift! Miley deserves a spot in the Top 20 at least. Where the Smilers at? We need to bring her up.

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75 Nina Simone Nina Simone Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

Nina Simone was one of the greatest vocalists of all time. She is up there with Johnny Cash and Miles Davis in the coolest on Earth category

she blows all 100 of your women out of the water hands down. it's disgraceful she's not on the list

She's not among us anymore, but had such a soulfull way of singing. Listen to "Feelin' good"

The best singing women all the time.

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76 Alanis Morrisette Alanis Morrisette Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.

It's interesting to note the wide diversity of female singers we are comparing here. Some like britney are just froth and bubble, some are vocal gymnasts such as Whitney and Celine, some are out and out pop like Madonna. The fact is if you are really after the whole dynamic range that includes sensitivity, ballads and power rock, then there is only one beautiful star: Alanis. If you doubt here 'octave range' try to hear ''one' live. It will make your hair stand on end.

The most beautiful and original voice. With so variable songs and many greatest hits. She is the best when you add up all these things.

I think she is the BEST. Super beautiful/original/clear voice. Not only sings all her songs but also writes all her own songs/unlike so many of the other vocalists out there. ANd.. Her songs are absolutely Genius. She Plays the Guitar and piano! She's Absolutely Gorgeous (inside and out) Love her hair. She's just AMAZING. Definitely should be number 1

Another one of the best judged by idiots top three at least

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77 Judy Garland Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

Can't believe she is so far down on the list and below singers who could only dream of having her talent. It's not just about the voice but the feeling and personality that comes with it. Without a doubt the greatest singer of her time and one of the top six of all time along with Barbra, Ella, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Linda Ronstadt.

Amen and amen! There are so many great singers, but only ONE Judy Garland. Its not just the voice that makes a great singer....its the spirit, the soul. Judy Garland gave it all.

Judy Garlands voice is incredible and no one ever comes close to hers.

She's awesome!

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78 Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.

It was once said that "Dusty Springfield had too much voice for one person to own. " How right the author of this quote was. She was perfection in the 1960s and 70s, and their was no other singer who could come close to what she was achieving then. The same can be said today. Dusty got on stage and sang, there was no taking clothes off, no parading up and down the stage in exhibitionist fashion, a style exemplified and overdone by many of today's so called "singers. " There would be no room for them on a stage comandeered by the Late Dusty Springfield, whose talent, was immesureable. The owner of a voice so rare, who is sincerely missed by all those who know what it takes to sing with a voice so sensual, and spine-tingling that it makes you want to smile and cry all at the same time.

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS NOT A REAL LIST OF THE GREATEST SINGERS/VOICES, IT IS A TENN POPULARITY CONTEST. I am 22 years old.

The late great Dusty Springfield is without a doubt the best female singer God ever created. Like the saying goes when he created you he threw away the mold. Drop dead killer in all her performances a voice like no other. A singer who has been inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of Fame in the UK AND in the USA, and yet is placed at number 91, hard to fathom. Dusty Springfield is up there alongside the Aretha. Anyone with any knowledge of music, will look at this list and think what? Why is DS so far down here? Just as anyone with any knowledge of music is well aware she should be top of this jokers list.

I think it is safe to say that Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus, gaga, will not be remembered some 14 years after they leave this world. Or for that matter be even talked about for over 50 years, as Dusty Springfield is. Remembered and honored each ...more

The thought of the greatest female vocalist ever being placed down here at #91 is incredulous. Is this poll really a reflection of how people judge great singers. I think not. Dusty is a one off. A British Original, with no peer. She did it all with style and class a diva an icon and all the other titles that depict the universes best voice. She did things with her voice that others can only dream of, and many on this list would not dare attempt to do. She was born too early and was far ahead of her time, never taking credit for much of her production in the studio. She brought Motown to Britain and introduced to Blue Eyed Soul. RIP Dusty.

One the Greats of the 60S,unique and one of a special kind in vocal quality, her vocals have a connection to the soul..it's a shame that great singers don't live forever,we are limited on only what they have on their records/memories...Great artists will always be remembered...

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79 Lacey Sturm Lacey Sturm

Just the fact that she is so low on this list makes me want to burst into tears. Lacey's voice is extraordinarily emotional and beautiful. Singing is about communicating ideas straight to the heart that are difficult to say, and getting the message across through whatever barriers (linguistic or emotional or anything else that might stand in an idea's way, communication-wise) there might be. Lacey does exactly that, and she does it way better than some of the people who are higher on this list, like Selena Gomez and Katy Perry for example. She is simply incredible.

Her voice is so powerful and I can't help but listen! She is so adorable at 4'11 but can scream and rock an audience harder than any other band/singer I know! She is amazing and her songs are even better because they are so original, have a meaning behind them, and everyone can get into and love the music! She is my #1!

Lacey is awesome! Not only has an amazing voice, but is an inspirational person too. I love Flyleaf's music! Their lyrics are full of hope, and their songs always help me during hard times

Lacey is so amazing! Why is she so low on the list? She, along with Floor Jansen, need to be in the top ten! - HollyleafOfThunderClan

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80 Joss Stone Joss Stone Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a British singer, songwriter and actress.

She has such a soulful and strong voice. Plus she is not even 20 yet, so much to look forward to.

Maybe not one of the singers ever, but certainly one of the best now.
I love her music and she's got my vote ! - flammablepiss

She's got a strong and unique voice easy to listen to very good.

How can she be down here... she has a really strong voice and her singing is flawless

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