Greatest Female Singers of the Billboard Hot 100 Era

Most popular female singers (radio, charts, album sales) since the Billboard charts were first released on August 4, 1958.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Jackie's voice has an incredible natural beauty, flawlessly moving up & down the registers. Her fans think she has the most beautiful voice in the history of recorded music. But that's not what she's good at.

What she's good at is emotional communication with her audience. I have never seen another singer, of any age in any genre from any era, who consistently has so many people in her audiences who are crying. Her ability to convey emotions she's never even had is just other-worldly.

Jackie Evancho has an otherworldly voice that can transport you to a truly peaceful state of mind. She has an astounding ability to convey emotion in her delivery of every song she sings. I think that some people simply dismiss her because of her young age. Sadly, they are wrong. She is a once in a hundred years talent and will continue to improve as she matures. Don't miss the opportunity to hear her now and then enjoy the marvelous journey she will take you on for many years to come.

No other voice can compare with the angelic beauty and exquisite tone of Jackie's voice. A most gifted soprano, she is never shrill on the very high notes. She leaves you spellbound and in awe that you could experience something so wonderful and out of the ordinary, plus she is a very well mannered, poised, charming, beautiful and all around delightful performer.

Someday, Jackie will be able to take a break from her education (she's still attending her local high school) and do more touring overseas. Fans of her YouTube videos have been expressing hope that she'll soon be able to make more trips to their locations in Europe, Asia and South America. Her worldwide followers are waiting patiently to acknowledge the sweetness of her voice and the charm of her personality.

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2 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

Well duh, 18 #1s, surpassing all other female artists. Although, Rihanna is about to surpass Madonna and The Supremes with a 13th. - theOpinionatedOne

I am a huge Mariah fan, and I think she deserves the #1 spot!

Wow... She is amazing...One of my biggest dreams is to sing like her

The Voice...

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3 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.

Most beautiful tone of voice I've ever heard! She had a dramatic coloratura soprano voice tone at her peak, sad that her voice and physical beauty could not enlighten her in the way that it enlightened all of us! Rest in peace 8th wonder of the world!

Whitney is a les one. She was wonderful in sarkle!

4 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

I proud to say I am rihanna fan. She is fashion icon and she is billboard chart topper. And remember to all the female singer, rihanna wanna realise eight album on November 25. So she gonna shine like a diamond.

She is always the best

I love you greetings from Colombia riri


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5 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.

You. Are a good singer

Because is the best

I love you Katy keep it up please don't ever try to leave singing

Love her

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6 Beyoncé Beyoncé 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.

In the world of Divas and Superstars, there is only one BEYONCE!

She has an angelic voice

The most talented ok this list overall. Singing + dancing and overall performing. Who can touch her! Queen Bey

Beyoncé has a higher range than Rihanna and Katy Perry lmaoo

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7 Celine Dion Celine Dion

Celine has one of the most powerful voice. A great mother, a good wife and a best selling artist of all times! She is a global icon. And her singing is not much commercial, compared to others of her age and of the new generation. She is definitely th best.

I'm Celine Dion Fan, I like her voice, Insane, classic and I also like her inspire songs,

Like Mariah she have one of the most amazing voices of all time

I love you,Celine!

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8 Diana Ross Diana Ross

Miss Ross has had 2 careers:
The Supremes and her Solo Career. They were equally successful! She has the IT factor when it comes to singing and performing. She has always done it her way with style, elegance and grace. Thank you Diana for 50 wonderful years. You are such a true survivor!

She is the ultimate diva. When she sings she tells a story about love that makes it classic.

One of the most underrated Grammy award winning artist of all time


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9 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and more.

She's literally the only singer nowadays with raw power and range with the capability to sing in all genres perfectly. She has the control of Whitney Houston, range of Mariah Carey, power of Aretha Franklin, rawness of Etta James, and artistry of Madonna. She has been complimented by many celebrities most of them being legends like Aretha, Whitney, Cher, etc. please back up because you know it's true. Artists nowadays have nasally voices with no serious control or power behind it. Christina aguilera is the real and so many people recognize it. And it's about damn time you do too.

She is the best of ALL TIME. There won't be another Xtina. She is not the Princess, she is not the Queen, she is the Goddess! She is the voice. Long live my Diva, one and only Goddess of Music Xtina. Your songs are so beautiful but most important ; SO MEANINGFUL. Keep on doing those amazing works. We love you so much. Long live my soul. NO-ONE can beat you.

X-Tina is a total good girl.


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10 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 most gifted as well as hardworking woman out of all! She has the most beautiful voice, she can be sexy with R&B, she can be hardcore with rock, she can be bubbly with pop! A rare combination! Someday is tonight defined new standard for classic sexy R&B while Black cat for modern rock, Again for ballad, and All nite for dance and hip-hop! Janet is also the best dancer! Her videos including Nasty, Rhythm nation, All nite and hardcore choreography at concert tours proves she's the best! She's the best at singing and dancing at the same time in front of thousands! Her performance at American idol proves she's still have that sweet and powerful voice and those stylish dance moves! Janet has not only proven she is the best singer but also an amazing actress which can create emotions of drama and comedy! Janet has also touched the power of writing and not only she has helped people though giving message through her music but also writing self help book True you! This woman is so ...more

No opinion fact Janet jackson has more number Singles then most of them put together. And the only female artist to date to walk off with 9 trophys 30 + 1# how dare you do the Queen of pop like that

The Queen Of Pop!

I think that Janet Jackson is an amazing artist I love her music and I loved her brother's songz probly I will always do

The Contenders

11 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised 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 and going on to become a pop superstar more.

I like britney spears songs.her every time song r magical and evergreen song.her voice and music r amazing and cute

12 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

Demi can hit any note and can hold it for at least 7 secs effortlessly. Her voice is really powerful as her music genre ranges from power pop to teen pop her vocal range is unlimited and her control is effortless shes by far the best

She has a really big range and has good control. Both her head voice and falsetto are soft on the ears, it sounds effortless.

She's so talented and uses her voice for good! That's what artists her supposed to do! You're my inspiration

She is literally the very best vocalist in the music industry currently.
So slept on, so underrated, deserves more recognition.

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13 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. V 1 Comment
14 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone 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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.

You've got to be kidding me? Madonna is only at #7. This woman has more top 10 singles than Elvis and the Beetles, and has sold out more concerts than any other female artist and matches The likes of Rolling Stones and Bruce Springstein in stadium concert ticket sales. The only reason Madonna doesn't do better on the charts is because they don't play her on the radio anymore. It's a shame because she makes great music and her record and concert sales show her popularity. She is legendary. No other female artist comes close to being able to do what she has done with her career based on sheer self-will, blonde ambition and creativity and a little bit of talent too. Oh... and a lot of charisma. The woman is a star as they say in the "Material Girl" video.

Madonna does not have the voice of Whitney, however she has the stamina and staying power that proved for a much longer and consistent career.

She's the greatest female singer of all times she deserves to have number one in the list because she is still the queen of pop of all times!

An unbelievable all round artist

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15 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.

Probably the most versatile singer country, pop dance LOVE HER!

Hottest of all girls in GREASE

Simply the best female singer

When I hear her voice, I hear the Angels sing. She has the most beautiful, sweet, incredible soprano voices of all time.
She is very, very, versatile and not to mention, drop dead gorgeous!

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16 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". She later become a singer more.

Best voice of the generation

17 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

For clarity and range, its hard to imagine anyone better. The world has been bless with the likes of whitney houston, celine dion and so many others... But babs. You got it!

How could you vote for anyone else?

Well not much to compare her body of work to here

Incredible singer and star

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18 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and more.

Lana del Rey elegant and sings all of her tracks with beauty and grace

Three words Is all I need to say to prove who is the best, Lana Del Ray.

She is queen, sound of heaven she is the best

Amazing art

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19 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

I like her style, her smile and her music, Is my favourite singer, she's amazing, I LOVE HER, DAMMIT, She's fabulous, I don't care what people say, she's to me a good person and that's why I love her

Best Pop-punk female singer of all time!

Queen of Pop-punk musics.

Under rated pure class,beauty and a cut + above anyone since 2000. one of the most open down to earth people in the busness. true to her music. LOVE YA! GIVE US MORE.

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20 Foxes

Foxes is an amazing singer and I can't wait to hear more form her!

Let go for tonight, baby!

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