Most Underrated Female Vocalists

Similar to another list "Most Underrated Female Singers" BUT in this one we talk about vocal skills, technique etc.

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, ...read more.

People look at Jackie and see a young person. But she is gifted WAY beyond her years. David Foster said that in all his years of music (45) he has never seen anything like Jackie Evancho. Give her a listen------she will blow you away!

She has an understanding of how to convey emotion that is so new and unique that many don't appreciate that they are hearing something groundbreaking.
That will change in time.

Many folks regard Jackie as a "child star" but she is now 16 years old. She has already accomplished a lot in the five years since she debuted on America's Got Talent. But the best is yet to come, starting with a new album in 2017. - BobG

Jackie Evancho has the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

2 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.

Nicole is awesome in every way! She has this amazing voice and awesome songs! And oh my god! Look at her! She's drop dead gorgeous! But still when I say that she's my favourite singer, people be like "Who? ". It's extremely sad.

I agree. Why is Nicole so underrated she is extremely talented and has an impressive range.

Oh god have you seen her Don't cry for me Argentina, ave maria and phantom of the opera? Damn she can do everything! Check it out!

Why is Madonna on this list? This list is for underrated vocalists, not overrated musicians with generic voices. - DaWyteNight

3 Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
4 Shanice Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.

She's like a better version of Janet Jackson who can sing way higher notes! - NicoleScherzingersNumber1Fan

5 Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Synni, Princess Reuss of Plauen, widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida, is a Swedish pop and jazz singer.

Her voice reminds me of an evening in october with red warmth shafts of sunlight, a good red wine or honey.

She can be a rock chick, a jazzy lady or an opera singer and she have erotic in her voice (just listen to Andante, Andante or Sista valsen med dig)

6 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.

Toni is one of the best voices alive... an excellent vocalist with a totally unique voice!

One of the most impressive and unique voices. Toni deserves much bigger recognition - Irina2932

Toni braxton is an amazing vocalist and people have to see this

7 Solange Knowles
8 Nicole Jackson
9 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.
10 Faith Evans

The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

Cher is a legend and I hate when people don't see her vocal skills. Yes, she has a very specific voice but it's great. She sounds very powerful when she sings LIVE - Irina2932

Yes! Cher is a legend with an amazing voice but everyone have the opinion that she sounds like a man.. Well she doesn't

This icon should be number one! Jackie? She is overrated here. - DaisyandRosalina

12 JoJo
13 Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole is an r&b diva who was popular in the mid 2000's with songs like "Love", "Heaven Sent", "I Remember" and "Let It Go." Keyshia's r&b is known for it's 'hood' edge to it, and a lot of this is due to one of her biggest inspirations being Tupac Shacur.
14 Tinashe Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.
15 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.
16 Keri Hilson Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B and hip hop artists.
17 Jojo Siwa

Future hall of fame member.

18 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.

Another great artist with low but still impressive vocal range. Janet is a fantastic dancer, performer and so underrated vocalist - Irina2932

19 Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

I personally love her voice. Plus she always sings LIVE. Kylie deserves our respect! - Irina2932

She really is underrated. She's been around since the late 80's and she deserves more than this

20 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
21 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.
22 Jessica Simpson Jessica Ann Simpson is an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality and fashion designer who made her debut in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has made many recordings, starred in several television shows, movies and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, ...read more.

We can say many negative things about her behavior, acting, countless mistakes but we should not ignore her wonderful voice. Jessica is a very powerful vocalist. She just needs to improve her technique - Irina2932

23 Lisa Stansfield
24 Amerie Ameriie Mi Marie Rogers, known professionally as Amerie, is an American recording artist, record producer and actress. She debuted in 2002 with the highly acclaimed debut album All I Have.
25 Lzzy Hale Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.

All the othe are a bit overrated, not like Lzzy she is pure talent

26 Samantha James
27 Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.

Sade slays all your favorites. But seriously though she isn't recognized enough for her and her crew's amazing work.

28 Anggun Anggun Cipta Sasmi is an Indonesian-born French-naturalised singer, songwriter, and television personality.
29 Helen Reddy Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy is an Australian singer, actress, and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10.

Loved the way her songs were stories. And sung like an angel!

30 Fatin Shidqia Fatin Shidqia Lubis, better known as Fatin Shidqia or Fatin, is an Indonesian singer and actress who won the first season of the Indonesian version of The X Factor in May 2013.
31 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.

Extremely underrated. She has a 4 octave vocal range!

32 V.Rose
33 Sia Furler

Sia is an amazing vocalist! I hope she will get known soon for her voice!

34 Dinah Jane Hansen
35 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 ...read more.

More like an overrated singer with a bad voice. - DaWyteNight

God bless me... If somebody says Rihanna is underrated vocalist then I really don't know what popular means
Christina Grimmie was not on the list but she is underrated though should not be

36 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 ...read more.

She has such a beautiful voice. Though it may not be extremely terrific (a la Teena Marie) but she sings well for the pop genre. What really pisses me off is the critics. I think they are just butt-hurt with jealousy and misogyny that a woman can stand her ground, challenge isms and remain sexy after 50 unlike the others.

Yes, she is an entertainer but she is a good vocalist as well. Not everyone must be like Whitney or Celine.
Madonna's performances of Love Don't Live Here Anymore, You'll See, Like a Prayer, Papa Don't Preach, Sooner or Later, You Must Love Me can easily prove that she is a decent performer/vocalist - Irina2932

37 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

She can't belt the highest notes but her LIVE singing never disappoints me. She sounds as good as on the record and we must count the fact that Jennifer sings and dances non-stop - Irina2932

More like an overrated actress who decided to try out singing despite not having a very good voice. - DaWyteNight

38 Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "It Ain't Me". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
39 Heidi Parviainen Heidi Parviainen is a Finnish lyric soprano, and best known as the former lead singer of Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn.
40 Jodi Benson
41 Vanessa Amorosi
42 Ruslana
43 Breanne Düren

Sweetest voice I've ever heard... Only my girlfriend in this whole world has a sweeter voice than her...

44 Lights Bokan
45 Nagi Yanagi
46 Agnetha Faltskog

She should have more respect and attention! She is a star in ABBA

47 Janis Ian
48 Melody Gardot
49 Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine.

Her voice is so strong and talanted and her vocal riffs are insane. She can hold a single note for 30 seconds straight but isn't as popular because her music is less commercialised pop music but instead more deep, emotional songs.

50 Chrissie Amphlett
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