Top Ten Greatest Female Soul Singers
The Top Ten
She is a true legend... She is probably in heaven singing while all the people who died before her listen too the voice they all missed.
Although she's dead, she is and will be a legend forever.
At her peak her voice live was unmatched
Whitney is the best in the world
Aretha, Etta James, Chaka Khan. And the order matters. All the rest are pop singers.
The feeling and depth with which she sings, soul singing is all about letting come from your inner most depths and let it go making a connection with the audience and the universe. Her song Natural woman is superb. Whitney was amazing look at her she is dead because she didn't make quite the same connection with her soul as what Aretha did. I feel you need to look at the whole picture when you are choosing a soul singer. At the end of the day who do you want to identify with a dead drug addict with a grand voice or a woman who changed the music industry for the better who in spite of her troubles is still standing. Wow what a woman. Such a powerful vice such deep music and lyrics
One of the greatest, if not the greatest, musicians and singers of all times!
The best soul music vocalist all times.
I grew up on Aretha and adore Gladys Knight, but Miss Etta is in a class of her own. Class A+.
I think Etta James should be number 1. She has one of the most unique voices in history. It was bluesy, jazzy, and rock and roll all in one. And it was also super gritty yet super powerful. No one sounded like her and no one will.
The best, except for Aretha, who was also the best.
She has the rarity that hits deep into the soul.. Just perfect
A supreme soul tour de force, soaring sweet tones and fantastic range, an exciting voice that kicks you in the stomach and kisses you on the lips and strokes your ears all at the same time, if you cannot hear it your are senile... Or dead...
Patti Labelle makes lyrics alive. She has a great very flexible voice and masters perfectly emotions. It is something special to see her performing alive because she is an exceptional entertainer.
I love Patti Labelle she my favorite singer I wish she would come to Springfield Kentucky
A serious living legend, who gave the world hits such as; If only You Knew and Lady Marmalade just to name a few.
If you hear her sing you will always know who she is, and most importantly, you will feel her songs connect with you in one or more ways than you can now, and that is Adele for you.
Sings with her heart and soul
Just listen someone like you or see the video it will touch you from inside and make you cry
A blessing from god himself for this generation to be honest
One of the greatest voices of all time. She created a new style of singing that many singers copied. You hear many singers doing runs in their songs, Chaka and Stevie perfected the riffs and runs.
This woman has more impact on the singers that followed her than any from her generation, Chaka has sung on so many different artist and most important she still sounds fantastic... She is her own categoru
Hands down the Queen of Funk!
Vocals that are unmatched!
Hello where's Anita Baker?
Best soul singer of all time
One of the very very best
One of the worst girl singers ever.
ONE OF THE BEST FEMALE SINGERS OF ALL TIME
One of the Greatest Soul Singers of All Time in My Opinion,I love her songs and her
If Female Soul is the category then this list misses the mark. Top three has to be Aretha, Etta and Gladys (And the order of these three wonderful lady artist could be in any order from 1-3). How it ends up as 2,4 &10, I really don't understand. Everyone else is pop art!
Yes, Gladys Knight is ethereally sublime and wonderful, a smooth, soulful, purring bunch of heartfelt aching want- all wrapped up in a beautiful bunch of ladylove!
No one can touch the Empress! Her longevity of quality voice and music far outweighs all oh her peers, and her integrity too!
Surely, if we are talking about now, Florence Welch works very well and she proves it with each song. Those tunes and her voice just makes one shiver. She definitely belongs here.
She's amazing. Best singer of the century, hands down.
Talented, pretty and amazing voice!
I think Alicia should be at least top 5
I think Diana has the great potential she had her own group she stared in moves she became a solo and now has a movie made just for her and the Supremes /dream girls
Shes the est because her voice was diferenet but the heart was the same she was a soul singer loved the black culture and never felt used she always fouth for respect and love for everibody
Teena Marie has something that Whitney, Celine and Beyonce do not have... PASSION. Listen to the way she vocally expresses a soul weeping on Cassanova Brown, without using any words.
I have seen contestants on THE VOICE and XFACTOR sing Whitney, Celine, Beyone and match them... Soemtimes even own the song. However, I have yet to hear ANYONE interpret a Teena Marie ballad and not make my ears bleed.
Listen to Teena's cover of "Wishing on a Star" or her song "Naked to the World" and you will FEEL the passion and soul this little white girl emits from her heart.
She is one of the few artists to whom I can listen over and over and not grow weary. It is always a thrill to hear the unique vocal techniques she has developed to express emotion.
Truly miss her.
Next to M.J. B Teena is without a doubt one of the best there is!
Musical Genius...one of a kind voice and song writer.
Teena Marie is " Ivory Queen " of SOUL
Have you heard her... enuf said.
She's the Lonely Bird...
The Star and the Moon. She is simply THE BEST.
Awesome vocals, so much soul one of the best. A gospel screamer with with raw power. Just listen to "I'll take you there", "Respect Your self" and "The Weight". Truly one of the best ever.
Joss Stone has the most powerful, and biggest voice, alive today. When it comes to soul she is the one you should listen to. She deserves to be number 1, there is no doubt about that! I love all of her work!
Amazing will touch your heart!
She's the best. There are no other singers that could both sing and write with her depth and maturity at such a young age..
She was amazingly talented, there's something very real and special about her what vocalists lack these days
She was the best and most beautiful soul singer of all time and it is so sad how she died so young R.I.P.
Wow you"re right. She has charted every decade in various genres in every decade since her debut. Now a number 1 album on the Latin charts. One of the best and voices in the biz
Natalie Cole is the only Diva to have won Grammys in the categories of soul, pop, jazz as well as record of the year, album of the year and Best new artist. The first black female to sell a million albums [1 IN 77,1 IN 78, and has had a top 10 single or album in various categories in every decade since the 70's. SHE IS THE MOST DIVERSE OF ALL THE DIVAS.
Dionne is 2nd only to aretha is number of charted singles. Her inimitable voice coveys all emotional facets without resorting to the shouting so prevalent today. She is one of the few singers who can handle the key changes, time signature shifts, modulations, etc., of the Bacharach/David Songbook with apparent ease (e.G., check out "Promises, Promises"). Also,
She can belt out terrific emotional anthems --check out "His House and Me"
On You Tube or "All in Love is Fair".
She was very good too and had many hits.
She was fantastik. all her songs were very good.
Bert Bacharach wrote many good ones for her.