Greatest Female Music Icons

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

She is often called... The Voice. - BobG

She hardly started yet, wait till she finish school and go full time!

The fact you call her a pop icon makes me laugh. You don't know anything about an "ICON". I've never heard about her, and she's only a cover artist. It's dumb as hell. - Olivia97

People voting for Jackie Evancho obviously don't know what icon means.

2 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

K. S. Chithra is a truly amazing singer. She has huge range, power and a beautiful tone to her voice that you can't quite put your finger on. Thats my girl! Greatest young singer to emerge for a long time. Chithra is the best vocalist I have seen from the Asia in a generation.
She has a heartbreakingly beautiful voice.

Chithra is one of the most talented singers to come out of Asia. She can exchange easily from chest voice, to head voice, to the high whistle register flawlessly. You will be hearing about her for years to come.
Chithra is a very special and talented singer who will go far. She so deserved to win the X Factor, although it is an absolute outrage that a girl as talented as Leona was forced to enter it in the first place. "
Chithra has the greatest voice ever!
she is a very great singer.

she's got what it takes to be an ultimate champion.. she is very versatile and the quality of her voice is so magnificent.. not only that.. she embodies all the good qualities of a true youth model.. family oriented, God-fearing and she loves her work and is dedicated to her craft.. most of all, she's remained humble despite all the blessings she's been given.. beautiful!

Chithra deserves 2 be d greatest singer of all time bcoz she has the GOD given talent and has the voice that stands out and can best other contemporaries

she is the most beautiful and fashionable singer I have ever seen...
she deserves 2 be at the top
really the ultimate champion..

Chithra is by far the best artist there has ever been. The lady was musically gifted from writing songs to making the audience feel a mixture of emotions all in a single note of her voice. A good artist doesn't just project a song through his/her mouth, but projects it in such a way that the audience will feel like it is them the song was written for. Real artists also use the resources they have to invent a song which captures a person's heart. Chithra was able to do all of this. After witnessing one of Queen's concerts, you know that your life will never be the same again. Once you hear a her song you, she will always stay in your system for as long as you live.

The Diva with the tremendous vocals, probably no singer can match Chithra's feat for she holds the record for the most number singles in the world for a solo artist, remembering that she was also the 90's decade pick for the Top Artist. Her songs potray mush rnb and hiphip-pop, she made music popular by collaborating with rappers during the 90's. Her songs endures even to this day as her debut album is still widely recognized as the one of the best albums of all time. Her voice is full of Soul. Cited to having Aretha as her idol. She truly is the Diva with the great with the Vocal charisma - clinten

3 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.
4 Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.
5 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.
6 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
7 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.
8 Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years.
9 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
10 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically more.

She is the Genius of Music. Notably The Most Successful Female Singer Of All Time by the Guinness Book of world Records. She has sold almost 300 Million Singles and albums and continues to draw attention through her music, wit, fashion, and charity. She is regarded as Pop Queen worldwide. her last success is her final Greatest Hits album from Warner Brothers Company. which has sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide. She has ventured farther by singing on Film "Evita" and stage plays Speed the plow. She has the most Top Ten Singles in US Billboard History beating the Beatles and Elvis fro the record. And widely popular with her liberating videos. Her musical style is Pop-Perfect, her voice can lure you to dance (Like a Virgin, Music, 4 Minutes... ), and to cry (Crazy for you, Live to tell, Drowned world/Substitute for Love). She is the only female artists with the most number 1 songs worldwide counting almost to 30. With her deal with Live Nation, The Queen of Pop is set to ...more

The true Queen of Pop.

she the best in music y she the queen of pop

The Contenders

11 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about more.
12 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

The Voice. probably the most influential RnB singer of all time, with her signature hand gestures and belting powerful voice. her last tremendous success was with the Bodyguard Soundtrack, in which her I will always love you is the first and only solo female single to have 14 straight weeks at number 1 in the US Charts. although her career eclipsed this decade due to her drug abuse allegations, she came back just this summer with "I look to you" comeback album, it debuts at number 1 at the US album charts but didn't quite make an impression on the singles charts. Hopefully this coming decade her voive will continue to captivate us again.

THE BEST WHO EVER DID IT, best selling female singer per unit of all time!

Greatest female voice of all music; no competition with Mariah whatsoever.

13 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 more.

In my opinion Miss Britney spears is the most talented woman in all Usa better than madonna and any other girl she is the most mayne not the best voice but she gives the best of her in her music and videos. It's britney Bitch

Britney Spears is the Bestselling Female Artist of the 2000s, with over 100 million albums sold worldwide. Madonna says she feels "maternal towards her" and she "admire[s] her talent as an artist. " She has been a major influence of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce. She is the Princes of Pop, and she owns that title... It's totally her's. She is an iconic performer, recording artist, and overall entertainer. And I would like to point out she uses auto tune because it's popular not because she needs it.

14 Reba McEntire Reba McEntire Reba Nell McEntire is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and television producer.
15 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.

The Diva with the tremendous vocals, probably no opera singer can match Mariah's feat for she holds the record for the most number 1 singles in the US Charts for a solo artist, with her last effort "We Belong Togther" as the song of the decade in the US Billboard, remembering that she was also the 90's decade pick for the Top Artist. Her songs potray mush rnb and hiphip-pop, she made music popular by collaborating with rappers during the 90's. and singing with Boyz II Men with record breaking "One Sweet day". Her songs endures even to this day as her debut album is still widely recognized as the one of the best albums of all time. Her voice is full of Soul. Cited to having Aretha as her idol. She truly is the Diva with the great with the Vocal charisma.

How in the world is Mariah #15? And someone who is basically unknown is number one?!
Also madonna is only 10?!

she is a inspiration 2 women everywhere

16 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

Claimed to be the Biggest Selling Female Music Artist of all time according to World Music Awards with 200 million mark, Celine will still be well remembered by her powerful vocals for My Heart Will Go On, and her platinum albums.

I voted celine dion because she shouldn't be on 8th place. Why Madonna is the 3rd?

17 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

Should be number one.

18 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
19 Kate Bush Kate Bush
20 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
21 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
22 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.

Ms. Jackson is the most influential pop artist when it comes to dance. her videos astound even the likes of Beyonce, Britney and Ciara. She is an MTV Icon, her music is superb dance hits, infectious dance moves traces of Michael Jackson robotic moves, Janet made it her own. A true music superstar with her Rhythm Nation 1814 as the leading female album of all time with 8 top tens and 4 number 1's. Although her career eclipsed this decade, she is set to go back to her roots with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis this coming decade to do another monumental JJ album

23 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

she was named the artsist of the decade by the observer, she has made history with crazy in love which was voted in the uk the eigth best song of the decade and also single ladies which has been voted the fifth best video ever made. she was also voted the best pop artist in the world in the uk in which 100,000 people voted and she beat madonna, britney, robbie williams, pink and eminem. Also, she keeps getting better as her latest album I am... sasha fierce is her best selling album yet. Also, she is regarded as the best live performer and last year made $87 million. finally, she is the only female singer to ever successfully break into the movie world as well. as she has starred in films like austin powers, the pink panther and obssessed which all got number one at the box office. she has also been in movies like cadillac records and the fighting temptations which are also very successfull. This sets her apart from other singers as she shows she is more talented and versatile unlike ...more - fisto77

She is the greatest.


24 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

Simply, the best unbeatable singer, world class singing artist, top of the list of the best singers in the Philippines, Best Selling Female Artist of All Time. Songbird Regine Velasquez. REGINE RULES. Vote Solid Reginians, OgRenians, all Regine fans. - mosesgonzales1

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The Ultimate Singing Champion and The Fierce Songstress. A true Music Icon. - mosesgonzales1

27 Alison Krauss Alison Krauss Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recording for the first time at 14.
28 Shania Twain Shania Twain Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.
29 Joan Jett Joan Jett Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".
30 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
31 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.

Ariana Grande Butera is an American singer-songwriter who broke out onto the scene in the Nickelodeon show Victorious. Her debut song "The Way" peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and her debut album "Yours Truly" hit number 1 on the Billboard 200.

32 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Her song Believe was the first song to use autotune. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety more.
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