Best Female Singers of All Time


The Contenders: Page 4

61 Minnie Ripperton Minnie Ripperton

Minnie is the number one singer ever nobody can be like her she is in the world record for hiting the highest note and holding the longest note in history

Incredible range and delivery. One of my favorites for her unique style. Just taken away too soon.

Stevie Wonder once said she had the greatest voice in the world. Enough said!

Loved her voice. "Here We Go." No other living being on the planet can or will ever be able to duplicate the vocals she produced on just that one song! what is she doing down here near Nikki Minaj? must be bliss.

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62 Zendaya Coleman Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Is sexy and role model actress amazing dancer but her voice is a little weak but yet she can hit notes more than Selena Same goes for Selena only good in acting but yet great songs I love them both

She is a rising star and the greatest 17 year old singer ever.

She can act, sing, and dance. She is an amazing singer. Why is she so far down on the list D:?

Best in the whole entire world. she is better than Beyoncé and that's my personal opinion.and she is more beautiful too.😉

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63 Perrie Edwards Perrie Edwards Perrie Louis Edwards is an English singer and a member of Little Mix who won the X Factor 2011. She is known for her strong and deep voice who inspired everyone during Little Mix's X Factor performances and during their Salute Tour. In Little Mix's songs: Move, Turn Your Face, Good Enough, Secret Love more.

Perrie should be in the top ten. She is amazing, and has more power, feeling and control than nearly all of the others on this list. She's not the most famous, granted, but how does that effect voice quality? Spears is probably one of the most famous and Perrie could out-sing her in her sleep. She's the best in the group and I get goosebumps every time I hear her perform secret love song, little me, change your life or about the boy

I am absolutely in love with her voice! She has so much power and control. Just search up Perrie Edwards best vocals. Best and most pleasing voice I've ever heard!

In my opinion Perrie should definitely be in the top ten, she has such an amazing voice and Range she can sing high notes and low Notes. Her voice is just incredible.

Little mix is better than fifth harmony

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64 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. more.

The most powerful voice, as I have ever heard. I was on Tarja's Kiev concert in 2010))) It was one of the most emotional moment of my life. Thank's a lot to Tarja

the magic of voice passes through my heart... no one can touch me so deep as she does it through her singing

Tarja is the absolute best singer in the world. Her voice is unique! She is amazing on stage, you can really feel that she loves her fans!

She is the best singer in the world Nightwish has been bad since she gone - Disturbedpotato

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65 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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66 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. 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

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

What. You got to be kidding me 145 she should at least be in top 10 together with amy Winehouse and adele this isn't good
Aaliyah is the best singer in the whole wide world I THINK SHE IS THE GREATEST PEACE AALIYAH forever-QUEEN
And for sure better than BEYONCE

Before beyonce and rihanna there was aaliyah she had the voice of an angel and her music stands the test of time there will never be another aaliyah.

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67 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.

No doubt is just too good

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68 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.

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!

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...

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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69 Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Synni, Princess Reuss of Plauen, widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida, is a Swedish pop and jazz singer.

I remember the ABBA boys talking about the difference between the fantastic ABBA girls' voices. They said that Agnetha was the great interpreter of songs while Frida's voice was like a beautiful instrument. I love both singers - they let the songs sing through them, rather than show off with vocal gymnastics - but Frida's warmth and vulnerability goes straight to my heart. She brings a rich texture to the ABBA sound that enhances the crystalline siren-call of Agnetha. She has the ability to sound naturally different on each ABBA song - the mystic romantic of 'Fernando', the fragile optimist of 'Super Trouper', the cheeky materialist of 'Money Money Money', the frightened activist of 'The Visitors', the wise counsellor of 'I Have A Dream'. My very favourite part of any ABBA song is Frida's haunting operatics in between the verses of 'The Day Before You Came' - despite it being Agnetha's song, you know that Frida is there, and when she comes in it just makes everything beautiful. I ...more

Incredible that one of the voices of ABBA is at #88. We're talking about the vocalist behind 'Fernando', one of a select number of songs that topped 10 million record sales by any artist. Her inimitable sound on one of the great pop songs of all time 'Dancing Queen' as well as ABBA's other huge catalogue of worldwide hits. And when we speak of singers, are we taking into account 'live' singing. This was a lady who sounded incredible on stage, a place where there is no 'fixes', no 'retakes' and no hiding place. She also performed at a time where many of today's singers would be lost without their 'auto-tune' and other enhancements. A fabulously versatile artist with a huge vocal range who sang jazz, swing, pop, rock, even opera. She recorded her debut single back in 1967 in single take. No messing about, she was that good. Folk would do well to read this lady's life story. A true rags to riches, battle against the odds from a tragic early life. The war time orphan who became a pop ...more - DeeJay

In 1976 I heard a voice asking me if I could hear the drums. I thought she was an angel. Her voice became the soundtrack of my life, and continues to be so. No other singer comes close. Whether it be pop, rock, jazz, spiritual, opera, funk, dance, reggae -- she can do it all, and sings circles around anyone else. I want the very last thing I ever hear to be the sound of Frida singing "Like An Angel Passing Through My Room," from ABBA's final album, or the song Jon Lord wrote for her: "The Sun Will Shine Again". As long as I hear her voice pure and strong. She will be with me 'til the end of time.

I think the warmth of her voice and it's velvet sound always get me. And her versatility singing jazz, pop and rock puts her on Top. Technically she is surely one of the best.

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70 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

Janet is one the most influential female singers. She has more longevity then most singers on the list. Also she the most beautiful female singer.

Perhaps one of the best singers of all time. Below ariana grande & selena gomez? Well, we have the voters to thank for that. This woman is never weak in her vocals, has tried (& succeeded) in many different genres, & has a mid range, highly versatile voice. Yet another singer who knows their voice & how to use it. Shame we don't have singers like that, but this list proves that just because the majority believes something, doesn't mean it's true

The true artist... The legend with more than 30 single became the number one...

Why ain't she in the top 5?

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71 Gladys Knight Gladys Knight

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

Miss Knight has always been my favorite female vocalist. I had dreams of being a Pip in my teens. She has a very distinctive voice. There was an amazing warmth in her sounds. Love you Gladys!

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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72 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.

Her voice is full of so much emotion and her songs are beautiful

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73 Sia Furler Sia Furler

She should be ranked among the top 3. Sia is no doubt the voice of our generation. I consider Sia and Christina Aguilera to be one of the best singers in the world. Sia has a really unique voice to listen to and all her songs are great. I cannot find a song by sia that I don't like listening to. Sia is perfection, all her songs have very deep meaning and excellent poetry. I recommend listening to her songs 'dressed in black'; a very graceful song, Breathe me, Don't bring me down, I'm in here and moon.

Okay, so let's be clear. This list is ranked on SINGING and not the backup tune. A lot of singer up above rely on the music more than their voice (pink, for example). Sia, on the other hand relies on the raw, powerful and emotional voice. My guess as to why she didn't make it to top 10 at the time of this comment would be because she is ranked way too low to be seen by most people. She should be right there with Adele, which is why my vote goes to Sia (Adele is already high at the time of this comment)

I can't believe Sia is ranked at 223. She has to be one of the greatest singer/songwriters to ever walk this earth. She sings beautifully and she probably wrote your favorite song.

What? Sia should definitely be in the top three. Her voice is just amazing.

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74 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 one of the greatest! She should be in the top ten!

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75 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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76 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 . 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!

She has the most unique voices of all time I consider her and Taylor swift best singers...

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77 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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78 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"

What? Katy Perry? Taylor Swift? Who?! Nina Simone has got very deep voice

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79 Sarah Geronimo Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only more.

DEFINITELY NO. 1 in the HEARTS of the FILIPINOS all over the world.
Sarah Geronimo gives a different emotion on every song she sings. She can dance like a pro while singing live. She can belt and with control. She's a role model of humility and passion. She's very down to earth. However, every time she stand on stage she becomes someone else, very energetic. She can RAP, BELT, DANCE, SIGN LIKE AN ANGEL, dance like a POP DIVA and her SMILE is very contagious.

She started out belting powerful songs and now she has found her voice, and she is amazing to the point that you will want to see her more each day.

she is very popular in the philippines... she can sing and dance well... an ultimate performer. effective endorser at the same time... sold out tickets in their major concerts... successful blockbuster movies..

Started as a young girl belting out incredible songs, Sarah have proven a lot that she was right to be called an ultimate performer.

The Pop Superstar of Asia! Best Asian Performer who captured millions of hearts around the globe. This Filipina Popstar became famous because of her uncountable recognitions and nominations in the Philippines and abroad. She was the best singer that you can find in this world who do her craft with love and passion.

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80 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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