Best Female Singers of All Time

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The Contenders: Page 6

101 Lily Allen Lily Allen Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

I love lily Allen a cute character with a great style and sense of humour. Her voice was very good and her videos to go along with that really made sense.

It makes me sick that Bella Thorn is above her.

Should be a lot higher

She is so cute.

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102 Chaka Khan Chaka Khan Chaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus.

People don't know of her music just like I didn't until recently. I think because she never went the popular route she's been lost in discussion which baffles me. Whitney or no one else could touch Chaka. If you ask any singer who they think was the best, they'd say CHAKA! In any style of music she sounded like what she wanted to, and she wasn't one of these singers that jump around in genres, yet still sounded like their original voice; CHAKA changed her voice and style to fit each song naturally!

Her dynamic and textured voice colors the rainbow. Very few singers have mastered funk, jazz, r&b, rock and pop...Chaka's at the top of the heap. Her stylistic range and power cannot be compared to anyone, with exception of Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, or maybe Natalie Cole. Too, Chaka is the sexiest mature singer on the market, hands down!

Chaka sings so well and never sounds strained. On a bad day she beats any one on this list. She has range and power. She sings her own backing vocals because no one else can do her music justice. What a humble yet phenomenal singer/songwriter. I loves me some Chaka - for me the only drawback is that she's not a showy pretencieous drama queen - and on stage I think she would have gotten more attention had she been more arrogant like, say Aretha.

I'd put her between 20 and 23.

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103 Taylor Momsen Taylor Momsen

Not very famous, but she's very powerful vocals. Better than anyone on the list. She has a unique style and could out sing anyone. She can hit high notes without screaming like Adele and low notes like no other

Taylor has an amazing voice. End of discussion. At the age of 17, she has literally a god send voice that I will die to have. And have you SEEN her? I would die to be her.

She is an amazing singer and it seems like her band the pretty reckless are trying to brings the old rock back

A beautiful girl and a beautiful singer, Taylor Momsen really knows how to get a crowd cheering!

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104 Gaby Moreno

Soulful, versatile, plays her own instruments, writes her own music. Wonderful!

105 Pat Benatar Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

The most amazing vocal range of all time. Listen to her belt out the rockers like Hell is for Children, Fire and Ice & Heartbreaker then listen to the high notes in We Live For Love. And i thought no-one could do a great cover of Wuthering Heights, i thought no-one would even dare try, but This little lady proved me wrong on both counts

No question, she has more power, range and clarity than any female singer to date. Listen closely to what she does with her voice. Nobody equals Pat... Nobody. 95% of the singers out there are not qualified to carry her microphone.

No one can touch her for range. She's trained in Opera for heaven's sake. If you want to say some other female singer has better songs.. that's fine. But if we're only talking about voice quality.. I don't see how she's not #1.

Greatest voice, great range and man-she was so hot!

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106 Kate Bush Kate Bush

Kate Bush #69? Whitney Houston #4? Are you insane? Kate Bush is THE DIVA. Okay, let me explain it this way: there's Kate way way way up there and then there is everyone else. I would give my whole life in return for just one night in her presence, in her arms. All I want to hear on my death bed as I set out to wander the stars, is Kate singing, preferably from Arial. Thank you Kate Bush for all your wonderful songs! You are way way heads and leagues above the likes of Karen Carpenter. You are the voice of that astral queen, the great diva who is herself a constallation of stars. My ears will never be the same. - gflong2010

How can possibly anyone compare anything to Kate bush? She is so influential starting from her brilliant dances, moving on to her unique songs and uncanny singing voice.
This and more make her the pretty-much perfect artist that she is and entitled for the first spot. Hands down.

I like Kate Bush because she is not conventional.
In her early years she really wasn't afraid to push limits, both vocally and in terms of song-writing.
Later on her voice became so rich and emotional.
A singer, song-writer and producer who wasn't creating music just to fill another album.

It's criminal that Kate is so far down on this "list," when there are so many on here that don't even come close to her. Kate is a brilliant songwriter and talented pianist, dancer, and mime with a stunningly beautiful 4 octave voice. A true musical genius and pioneer for women in the industry. Few come close to her originality, innovation, and artistry as a musician and producer.

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107 PJ Harvey PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.

Her album "Let England Shake' was in 2011 the leading music critics choice for Album of the Year in the UK. She is probably more appreciated as a music artist than a female vocalist of grand capabilities, but if you like Kate Bush and Bjork, you should check out the unique vocal sound and song writing style of PJ Harvey.

UNIQUE. She's a very talented woman, eclectic, inspirational... Makes me wonder what would be sharing a whole day with her.

Should be in the top 3, along with Bjork and Kate Bush, the three queens of popular music. One of the all time greats!

Let England Shake is probably one of the best albums of this decade!

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108 Bette Midler

While considered one of the greatest entertainers of all time, do NOT underestimate the power, control and tone of her singing voice. Songwriters love when she sings their songs because she is a brilliant interpreter of lyrics. She is a multi-grammy winning singer and has been at the very top of the charts for decades. She is a SRO performer all over the world. Also, her longevity and stayin-power is one of the thinbgs that defines a brilliant singer.

The Divine Miss M! She is one of the best - if not the very best - entertainers in the world. She is just pure quality. She can do touching ballads (The Wind Beneath My Wings) to downright hilarious numbers (Otto Titsling). She is supremely likeable and without a doubt a superstar.

Bette should be in the top five, one of the best female celebs of all time. Mae West is whom she reminds me of.

Very strong vocal and a lovely voice to go with it a great singer.

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109 Miranda Lambert Miranda Lambert Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.

Classic Range of vocals in alto, soprano, the girl can sing anything. Slow, fast, comedic, raw and edgy, soft and flowing, and she knows how to tell a story with her music and can entertain a crowd. She's beautiful, sexy, kind and considerate, smart, business wise.. She's got it going on! Love this country star and she will go down in history as one of the most influential female country vocalists of all time. She should be at the TOP of the list or near there. We all love most of these women but Miranda can hang with the 'Big Dogs'!

She should be at least in the top three!

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110 Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received four National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

Shreya Ghoshal has given other female playback singer a run for their money!

In just 7-8 years of her career, she has won uncountable number of awards including 4 national awards and many awards down south!

She is d queen of all type of songs.. Be it classical, semi classical, soft romantic or peppy songs!
She is d most versatile singer.. Hear her song Ami Je Tomar and Chikni Chameli... You will be aware of her versatility.

She has not only sung in Hindi but in regional languages like Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bangla, Gujarati, Punjabi, etc

She has worked from Ilayaraja to AR Rahman to Pyarelal to SEL to young generation composers like Sachin Jigar and Amit Trivedi

Way 2 go Shreya! We are proud of you

Shreya Ghoshal has made other female playback singers run for their money!
She is the queen of all type of songs.. Be it soft romantic, classical or peppy songs..

In just 8 yrs of career, she has uncountable number of awards in her kitty leaving everyone spellbound

She is the favorite of all leading composers today.. She has sung in all the Indian languages.. Tamil, teluug, kannada, hindi, malayalam, oriya, marathi, bangla, punjabi, etc. There has been no singer so far who has sung huge number of songs in all Indian languages

Way 2 go Shreya!

Awesome! Best singer of India. Her voice is so beautiful. She looks as beautiful as her voice. Shreya is not only good in Hindi music but she is has done superb job in other languages as well.

About she... Actually no body can say anything perfectly

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111 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.

She is amazing... and she has some pretty amazing songs, but they are unreleased so most people don't even get to hear them... it's like whoever is managing her picks the wrong singles on purpose and the illuminati music industry wants her to fail because she didn't sell out like most of the other singers... it pisses me off when people bring up the Pussycat dolls or say "that girl from the Pussycat dolls group" she has so much more to offer than that she needs to put more of that talent in her singles that she has in her unreleased songs, live or when she sings classical so people can be exposed to it and realize that she can actually sing... she's not just another Ciara... Ashanti... Kelly Rowland... Rihanna... Beyoncé... Perry... gaga... etc. Amazing sexy beautiful talented girl who will always have a huge space in my heart but needs better music! Listen to her sing "I'll be your love" just beautiful!

Are you kidding me? Nicole is below stinky perry on a best female singers list? This woman is amazing, beautiful, talented, and really sexy! Stinky perry shouldn't even be here, she can't sing live, and perry's singing voice and her speaking voice are just grotesque! Nicole even sounds sexy in her speaking voice...I love it! Katy stinky perry sounds like a man almost, she makes me think of body oder when she talks, that raspy horrible voice! Stinky perry is horrible in every aspect! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

She's amazing, she can sing many different genres, with a huge range, amazing belt, and flawless high notes. And can sing 'I will always love you' better than Whitney Houston when she was live!

She should be a bit higher lol

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112 Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill

She is incredible! Not only can she sing these beautiful soulful melodies, but she can also rap very well, and write her own lyrics and poetry. She is a poetess, and that talent serves well when you are a song writer. Her album, "miseducation of lauryn hill" is the best album of all time. like eve said,regarding Lauryn's album, "it is like scripture to me."

She has unbelievable talent in making a breakthrough in music. Imagine her album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", was the first Hip Hop album to win Grammy's Album of the year. - hayreanmarjon

Easily the best of these scrubs. Not only did she change the face of hip-hop for female artists for years to come, she did it in a way that only Lauryn Hill could. Her album the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill allowed her to win multiple grammies. She might have the best singing voice of everyone mentioned here; and easily a better lyricist.

Respect please.

YES but how the f did she come after Taylor Swift?

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113 Jade Thirlwall Jade Thirlwall Jade Amelia Thirlwall is an English singer and a band member of Little Mix that won the X Factor UK 2011.

I love Jade because she's so sweet and nice person I'm a biggest fan of little mix because they're very good,

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114 Bella Thorne Bella Thorne Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne is an American actress, writer, model and singer, released EP "Jersey" in 2014. Best known for "Shake It Up!" 2010-2013. Has starred in "Blended", "The Frog Kingdom", "The Duff", "Big Sky", "Ratchet & Clank", "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" ...read more.

Such an amazing vocal talent! She is one of the very best by far, why is she down here at 143? She must be at the top 10 at least! Her songs are so recognizable and unique at the same time, her voice is powerful and has so much emotion!

The Little Sparrow. Vote for the singer who stole my heart with her incredibly heartfelt singing.

Her songs are beautiful and she had the most powerful voice. She is a queen of song in her own right.

Bella Throne doesn't have very high vocals or she needs to practice but she is still an amazing singer.

Her voice is amazing and she is pretty but she hardly sings anymore which I miss please start singing again

No... the cookie cutter pop star voice is killing me...

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115 Cristina Scabbia Cristina Scabbia  Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.

I can't believe she isn't much higher on the list. As the lead singer of Lacuna Coil, she has a beautiful voice and is incredibly talented. belongs in top 5 along with tarja, amy lee, sharon de adel, and liv kristine.

Oh god. What is happening? The best female metal vocalist this low in the list? I just can't believe that the likes of Miley Cyrus, lady gaga and kesha are above cristina. She even looks hot.

she has a beautiful voice, and she really deserves to be in the top ten.

Yesss I love Cristina Scabbia so much! She was beautiful with her white eye contacts in the music video for Trip The Darkness!

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116 Marina Diamandis Marina Diamandis Marina Lambrini Diamandis, known professionally as Marina and the Diamonds, is a Welsh singer-songwriter.

Why isn't she in the top 50? She's my favorite singer right now! And I adore when in an acoustic version she sings 'Oh my gosh! You look, just like Shakira, no, no, you're Catherine Zeta! Actually, my name's Marina' Plus, her vocal range is more on fleek than my eyebrows - kaitlynrad11

Marina is such a talented singer, she's my most favorite indie pop/rock artist. I'm surprised I didn't see her before page 6! Her singing style is really unique and her lyrics are very original. - shotaprince

Marina has one of those super unique voices. She needs to be somewhere near Florence Welch on this list, because they're similar. Great songwriting and live vocals too, plus a nice attitude.

She is awesome.

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117 Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actor in theater productions.

Anna Kendrick is 117th place because she's unpopular but, if she was popular, then she'd be higher. Probably. Why is popularity always important! She is great!

I love Anna she is amazingly pretty and her voice makes me cry because she is so good and she stars in my favorite movies pitch perfect and the 2nd one

I picked Anna because she is a great singer I love her movie pitch perfect and I love her song cups!

I love her I love her movie

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118 Jesy Nelson

Why is Jesy Nelson in 135th place! Her voice is absolutely amazing. Better than Miley, Nicki, Katy, just a lot of people! Come on!

"She should be first she has a emotional voice that catches people she is the only good singer apart from Jade Thirlwall"

Are you kidding me? 133?! WHY?!

That deep, vibration, smooth voice all comes from Jesy. Obviously you can never hear a voice like her. All the celebrities that are up are all jokes..they are never compared to my queen, Jesy... - xXLittleQueensXx

119 Katie Melua

Katie has a wonderful voice and lots of class. She is beautiful but I keep waiting for that one magical song from her. She has had an amazing career so far but I need something more from her that she hasn't giving me yet. I will know it when I hear it.

Katie is definitely amazing! Her style is so smooth her voice seems as it transitions effortlessly between notes and with each breath. She is definitely an artist to look for in the future.

She has a great voice, superb style

Lovely voice to listen to she's great.

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120 Imogen Heap Imogen Heap

hide and seek, listen she can hit like any note and even go as low as a lot of men, she is freaking insane. Don't mess with her excellent range dudes!!!!!!

My mom listened to her when she was still alive, and it reminds me of my childhood.
I normally only listen to metal/rock... but she just kills everything. - Crash

Why are you looking at me

Her voice is beautiful and so is "speeding cars".

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