Most Underrated Female Vocalists

Irina2932
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 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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.

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2 Nicole Scherzinger 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

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3 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.

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

4 Shanice 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 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)

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7 Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
8 JoJo JoJo
9 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. 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 of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...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

10 Jennifer Hudson 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.

The Contenders

11 Keyshia Cole 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.
12 Anita Baker 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.
13 Janet Jackson 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

14 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

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

15 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
16 Jessica Simpson 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

17 Lisa Stansfield
18 Lzzy Hale 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

19 Samantha James
20 Anggun
21 Sade 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.

22 Helen Reddy 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!

23 Fatin Shidqia Fatin Shidqia
24 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

Extremely underrated. She has a 4 octave vocal range!

25 V.Rose V.Rose
26 Dinah Jane Hansen
27 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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

28 Madonna Madonna 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.

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

29 Jennifer Lopez 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

30 Selena Gomez 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 "Naturally". 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.
31 Heidi Parviainen Heidi Parviainen Heidi Parviainen is a Finnish lyric soprano, and best known as the former lead singer of Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn.
32 Jodi Benson
33 Vanessa Amorosi
34 Ruslana Ruslana
35 Breanne Düren

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

36 Lights Bokan
37 Nagi Yanagi
38 Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog

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

39 Janis Ian
40 Melody Gardot
41 Sia Furler Sia Furler

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

42 Florence Welch 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.

43 Chrissie Amphlett
44 K. D. Lang

SHe's not girly, and she's not typical. So she does not get the credit she deserves. She would sing most of the rest of these folks under the table.

45 Nanci Griffith
46 Kesha Kesha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

Kesha has an unbelievably amazing voice. Since dropping the dollar sign, she really has let herself go vocally, and showed us she is one of the most underrated vocalists of all time. She can hit those notes live and she also writes 100% of her own material. Just look up her rolling stones cover or her performances with Ben Folds. She was born for music.

47 Lauren Jauregui Lauren Jauregui Lauren Jauregui was born on June 27, 1996 and in Miami, Florida. Lauren Jauregui is part of the girl group Fifth Harmony who are known for songs like Worth it, Work From Home, Bo$$, Sledgehammer, and All In My Head (Flex). Two of their music videos (Work From Home and Worth It) have both hit one billion ...read more.
48 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila left Fifth Harmony in December, 2016.
49 Ally Brooke Ally Brooke Ally Brooke Hernandez was born on July 7, 1993 and was born in San Antonio, TX. Ally is one of five members of the girl group Fifth Harmony who are known for songs like "Worth It", "Work From Home" , "Sledgehammer", and "Bo$$".
50 Normani Hamilton Normani Hamilton
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