Female artists that are able to write, sing, and compose music themselves.
1 Ann Wilson
Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
Ann Wilson of HEART has the best female voice of rock. She is a song writer and plays several instruments as well. She has more talent than any "divas". Wish she would get the recognition she deserves.
This is just how this poll should be, No two woman come close to Ann & Nancy Wilson They are the best at what they do and that is ROCKKKKK!
Tremendous voice and talent. Truly dominant over these autotune hoes of today. - SOX3005
A talented and well rounded musician! Ann and Sister Nancy have more "HEART" and talent than any other female s in the music industry! I can't believe they have been overlooked for so long!
V 2 Comments
2 Sarah Brightman
Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
sarah is one of the most talented musician in the world, she have a beautiful voice, it sounds like angels - straffon
Sarah is not a "talented musician" but a living aria from heaven!
A voice so beautiful, it makes pop "entertainers" like Beyonce sound like cows.
3 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 ...read more.
She is the most talented singer av ever seen
4 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, ...read more.
Sings pop, classical, movie themes, hymns - whatever it is, she makes it sound better. And she does it in English, Japanese, Latin, Italian and French too! - BobG
Most beautiful voice in recording history according to serious music critics. She will have a long and productive career. She has had many accomplishments in the last five years since AGT. Among them are 5 albums, One of which went gold and another one platinum, three PBS specials the first of which "Dream With Me" raised the most money in PBS history. She was the youngest person at age 10 to perform at Lincoln Center in New York. At age 12 she was hand picked by Robert Redford to play his daughter in "The Company you Keep" And Jackie has sung duets with some of the greatest singers of all time like Andre Bocelli, Sara Brightman, Susan Boyle and others. She has also appeared before President and Mrs. Obama at the national Christmas tree lighting and also for other world leaders. If you have never heard Jackie sing, please go to YouTube and check her out. Please see her whole bio at Wakipedia.
I love hearing her sing.
5 Nancy Wilson
Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.
Nancy Wilson is awesome listen to her versions of "Don't ask my Neighbor", "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "Don't Want To Be Lonely Tonight" where she out performs the singers who had hits with them.
Nancy Wilson is the most all around talented guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, live performer in rock music, she is in a league all by herself!
Yea you gotta agree Nancy can sing. Not as good as big sister Ann but better than most any one else.
You all DO know there are TWO different "Nancy Wilsons", right?
6 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.
7 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 ...read more.
I think anyone with a 5 octave range is talented. Just saying.
Big Boob madame
8 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.
What is up with racists who hate anyone from India, it is getting really annoying now.
What is up with this Indian bot voting and rigging? It's getting really annoying now.
9 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.
Her voice and songwriting, that’s raw talent right there. Give her a microphone, and her sound and words will have you swept away into a spiritual and emotional journey.
She is one of the queens of female rock singers. - Swellow
She is the ultimate talent!
V 2 Comments
10 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.
So talented and greatly missed. She changed music for the better.
11 Audrey Gallagher
Audrey Gallagher is a singer from Moneyglass, Northern Ireland. She is best known for providing the vocals for the band Scheer and on John O'Callaghan's songs "Big Sky" and "Bring Back the Sun".
12 Emma Hewitt
Emma Louise Hewitt is an Australian singer-songwriter and trance vocalist who resides in Los Angeles.
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 ...read more.
She's great and very grounded.
She has an amazing voice that is so impactful. Her voice is so strong! She seems like a great, passionate person. She is has been my idol for years.
14 Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.
15 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.
I love you style of music its very inspirational. any time I listen to them when am bored I feel alive thanks a lot
16 Nadia Ali
Nadia Ali is a Pakistani American singer and songwriter. Ali gained prominence in 2001 as the frontwoman and songwriter of the band iiO after their first debut single "Rapture" reached No.
17 Anita Baker
Anita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which ...read more.
18 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.
19 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.
20 Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.
I just listened to joanne and she is seriously talented. - uhnuu
21 Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
22 Lisa Lashes
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 ...read more.
7x grammy winner
20x MTV winner
37x Billboard winner
Should be number 1
24 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.
The best female singer in the industry. She is also underrated. Smile, Innocence and most of all, My happy ending makes her collection the best in all of others. She is just one awesome singer. I hope she keeps the good work and sings like she did.
She's the best thing that ever happened to the music Industry. Her songs actually make sense and anyone can relate to them. The songs like "Everybody hurts, " "Nobody's home, "Keep holding on, " these are the kind of songs that help you through hard times in Life.
Deserves to be at number 1.
She wrote a lot of good songs!
25 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 ...read more.
Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
28 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".
I don't think she has a single bad song. I never get sick of listening to them! Handle Me...Be Mine...With Every Heartbeat...Dancing On My Own...it's like having an eargasm!
Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.
31 Patti LaBelle
Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.
32 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.
33 Tarja Turunen
Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.
Her vocal range is just amazing! Anette and Floor are really great too, but Tarja IS Nightwish!
35 Sharon Den Adel
Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.
36 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 ...read more.
37 Kate Bush
People really underestimate Kate's genius. It sickens me to see cheap acts like Madonna ahead of this lady. Kate writes, records, produces and sings all her own music.
She has an amazing voice, she writes her own lyrics, and she is an amazing dancer. Truly fabulous.
Just the best ever. No one has ever made a better trio of albums than Bush's The Dreaming, Hounds of Love, and The Sensual World
38 Cara Dillon
Ireland's finest folk singer of the decade. She can sing, play the violin and and flute and interpret songs as good as Eva Cassidy.. She's now nominated in three categories for the BBC radio awards for 2010, go Cara!
OMG Cara's so awesome, I'd die just to be able to see her and Sam and Brian and Ed in concert someday. I'd probably end up being carted off by security but hey. - Tasslehoff
Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.
Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
People can say what they want about her, but P! nk is awesome! I love her!
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.
She should really be number 1. It's unfortunate that some find her too weird.
42 Lenna Kuurmaa
Lenna Kuurmaa is an Estonian singer, songwriter and guitarist born on September 26, 1985. ...read more.
43 Bonnie Tyler
Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.
44 Jessy J
Jessica Arellano, better known by her stage name Jessy J, is an American musician in the contemporary jazz music genre.
45 Chrissie Hynde
Oh please Chrissie Hynde runs circles around some of these women.
46 Joni Mitchell
Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy.
47 Leona Lewis
Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
48 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 ...read more.
Taylor Should be Number One!
Taylor is very talented.She should be number 1
49 Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received twelve National Film Awards, twenty Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.
50 Lita Ford
Lita Rossana Ford is an English-born American rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, who was the lead guitarist for The Runaways in the late 1970s, an all-female rock band formed by Joan Jett and Sandy West. In the 1980s Lita Ford embarked on a solo career.