Most Creative & Inventive Female Singers

The Top Ten

1 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.

Full of surprises... And they are very enjoyable ones. - BobG

She climbs inside of every song she sings, makes herself comfortable, and pulls more out of the music and lyrics than anyone.

Jackie excels at creating a channel between the music and the emotions of the listener.

2 Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.

Sometimes weird but very talented, unique and creative artist - Irina2932

She's incredibly different and creative, amazing voice..

Bjork is a great singer. Until she died all because of that Bjork Stalker on Youtube.

Too cool

3 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.

This list contains a lot of talent. Just remember one of the women who took a stand and paved the way for many of the others. She continues to do that even today. That is why she will always be remembered.

Madge inspired so many singers. They still use her ideas, copy her shows, performances, look, videos, haircuts - Irina2932

What she did from True Blue to Hard Candy was the ultimate career. Not only did she constantly re-invent herself, she also became so influential that she dominated the entire game. What she released became a trend, and she was one of those great minds of the 90s that used music to start a public debate, like Eminem or Marilyn Manson, just that with her it was more about sexual.
She tip toes on a thin line between mainstream and art, especially in the 90s and early 2000s, that sounds extraordinary but was still easy and pleasant to listen to. "Ray of Light" offers warm, harmonic and galactic soundscapes, while "American Life" shows a bizarre contrast between minimalistic folk and heavy distorted synth lines. Those are her two most creative efforts.
In the meantime, Lady Gaga took her place, and may I say she is a worthy heir, but this is propably what caused her 2010s albums to be such generic pop. - Martin_Canine

4 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.

All these weird costumes, haircuts, stage performances were invented by her. Great vocalist - Irina2932

5 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.

Amy gave the world a big gift. She opened up the way to a legion of new artists and left wonderful music behind. She expressed her pain through her beautiful songs and her honest lyrics. We love Amy Winehouse! RIP Amy...

Amy changed our music forever with only 2 studio albums. Unique voice, deep lyrics, interesting style - Irina2932

6 Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.

Sweet, beautiful and very deep singer - Irina2932

7 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Amazingly hot body, impressive look, flexible moves made her one of the most unique artists in the world - Irina2932

8 Gwen Stefani Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl" and "Don't Speak" from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey more.

Stylish and very beautiful woman - Irina2932

9 Cyndi Lauper Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT rights activist. Her career has spanned over 40 years.
10 Aria Tesolin

The Contenders

11 Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

She always make creative videos and her every video is worth watching

She is one of the few artists that writes all her own music and actually has a terrific stage presence at the same time.

12 Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
13 Kate Bush

Yes, without doubt Kate should be number one! The only reason she isn't is because she was entirely English (my lionheart) and never made the transatlantic crossing. So original, and lyrical concepts that go beyond anyone else in mainstream pop.

How that woman at number 1 (hadn't heard of, her but watched a video on youtube) is somehow beating the likes of Bush and Bjork is absolutely beyond me. I mean Kate has a song about being a fetus afraid of leaving the womb during a nuclear apocalypse. If that's not the definition of creativity, then I don't know what is.

One of a kind. Can't believe she's not on here already!

14 Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.
15 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.
16 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.
17 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
18 Azealia Banks Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks began releasing music through MySpace in 2008, eventually being signed to XL Recordings at age 17. After releasing her debut single "212" to commercial success, she secured a more.
19 Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American 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.

Her voice goes right to my soul... Best husky voice.. I love her so much..

20 Erykah Badu

Creative woman that makes music that speaks to your spirit and and raises consciousness

21 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.

Country music wouldn't be that great and bright without Shania and her brilliant & fabulous songs - Irina2932

22 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.

One of the most influential singers from the 80's and 90's. Her angelic vocal inspired many female and even male singers - Irina2932

23 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard more.
24 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

Can't say I've seen them all, even the ones I've heard of, but she wipes the floor with the likes of Madonna. Just watch some of her concert videos. And her albums are undeniably very inspired.

25 Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
26 Belinda Carlisle Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time.
27 Shirley Bassey Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey is a Welsh singer whose career began in the mid-1950s, best known both for her powerful voice and for recording the theme songs to the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker.
28 Mary J. Blige Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. She started her career as a backing singer on Uptown Records in 1989. She has released 13 studio albums, eight of which have achieved multi-platinum worldwide sales.

Mary J. Blige is Crown The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul and I think that sentence alone really speaks for itself she is one of the Greatest Singers of All Time.

29 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.
30 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

She should be towards the top! She is so creative and artistic!

31 Donna Summer LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
32 Fiona Apple
33 Sandra Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra Maria Magdalena", "In the Heat of the Night", "Everlasting Love", "Secret Land", "Hiroshima" and "Don't Be Aggressive".

Real Queen of Synthpop music with very special vocal - Irina2932

34 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
35 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 was the first female singer who showed real hip-hop choreography on her music videos. Many singers copy her - Irina2932

36 Alanis Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.
37 Nelly Furtado Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the world.
38 Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
39 Nancy Sinatra Nancy Sandra Sinatra is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of Frank Sinatra and is widely known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".
40 Diana Krall
41 Lisa Hannigan
42 Lauryn Hill Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. She is known for being a member of Fugees and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won many awards and broke several sales records.
43 M.I.A. Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English hip hop recording artist, director, visual artist, activist, record producer, photographer, fashion designer and model.
44 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.

Rock and Roll Queen and an awesome song writer!

Great performer and truly a Rock music Queen!

45 Siouxsie Sioux Susan Janet Ballion, better known by her stage name Siouxsie Sioux, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976–1996) and the drums-and-voice duo the Creatures (1981–2005). more.

Of Siouxsie and the Banshees. Considered by many other artists as very influential singer of the rock era. Serious influence on alternative rock music, even today.

46 Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums.

She did what the Eagles did mix Country and Rock and bring it to the fore front. She paved the way for many female artists after the 70's & 80's in all music genres. She has one of the purest voices in music history. She has done Country, Rock, Pop, Opera, Now that's versatile! She still stands as one of the most successful female recording artists in U.S. history.

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