Top Ten Greatest Female Soul Singers


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21 Mavis Staples

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.

22 Natalie Cole Natalie Cole

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.

23 Joss Stone Joss Stone Joscelyn Eve Stoker, better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is a British singer, songwriter and actress.

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!

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24 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.

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.

25 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, 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.

She doesn't belong in this particular top 10. Wrong genre

Mariah carey.. Oh my God one of the most beautiful spirits in the entire world... Filipinos love her... Her music... So touching. No one comes clost to mariah. The diva. The song writer and a producer...THE BEST SELLING FEMALE ARTIST IN THE HISTORY... VERY VERSATILE VOICE...


I l love your inner spirit forever I like thank you

Mariah is not only a soul singer, she is a variety like Soul, Hip-Hop and R&B... Others r not as talented as her :3... But I agree that some others r better soul singers than Mariah sadly :( BUT STILL MARIAH IS #1!

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26 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.

There has never been anyone with the amount of control that Toni has over her lower register PERIOD! Her voice is beyond soulful it's simply perfection! Toni Braxton is a unique talent whose vocal creativity is unmatched! The only other female vocalist who comes remotely close in regards to uniqueness is Phyllis Hyman!

27 Millie Jackson
28 Mahalia Jackson

There is no comparison. She is pure soul...

29 Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick Marie Dionne Warrick is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.

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.

30 Linda Jones

No-one ever came close. Ask Aretha or Gladys. She was their favourite soul singer. Totally stunning.

One of the best

31 Donna Summer Donna Summer LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

Donna - natural talent, exceptional beauty, versatile and smart; she broke down barriers and paved the way for the Whitneys, Beyonces and Mariahs who came along after she broke really big in the mid-seventies. Underrated for sure, but, a lot of the reason for her not receiving the recognition she deserved was by her own career choices. She would often say that she wanted to be just an "ordinary girl" in this life. However, she was one of the chosen few who was gifted by our Higher Power with extraordinary abilities, singing being only one of them. She reared three exceptionally talented, beautiful daughters (much like Miss Ross) but, unfortunately for the rest of us, she was called away far too soon. After three years, I still can't get my head around the fact that Miss Adrian Donna (Gaines) Summer is no longer a part of this life. But, I will see you in Heaven! Donna (is) a legend in music history and an true icon in life (without a doubt). Humble and sweet, she will always ...more

32 Carly Rose Sonenclar
33 Lorraine Ellison
34 Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
35 Cissy Houston

Her range was incredible!

36 Minnie Riperton
37 Tamia
38 Keke Wyatt
39 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.
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