Top 10 Best Female Singers in Concert

The Top Ten
1 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

I used to laugh at stories of 19th-century concert-goers who had to "take to the bed" because they were so overwrought. I no longer laugh - not since one November night in 2004 when I was electrified by the beauty and magic of Sarah Brightman and her art. Her concerts are an initiation into an enchanted realm of beauty and wonder.

A one-in-a-billion voice. Unlike the so-called divas like Spears and others who gyrate around on the stage like demented monkeys to hide their mediocre voices, this woman can sing. She can perform pop, opera, classical, folk, and all in the same song! If you've never heard her, treat yourself and look her up on YouTube.

2 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive... read more

She sings wonderfully, purely, and genteelly, with full emotion in her live performances. Her concerts, such as PBS Great Performances' Dream With Me In Concert and Music of the Movies, are unforgettable and have had many listeners. The Dream With Me In Concert event raised record amounts of money for PBS stations.

Not only are common visitors moved, but her angelic voice also brings feelings to soldiers who have been around her. I hope she preserves this great gift. She has shown us that she is serious about becoming a huge star in the classical crossover music scene, and she already is a real star.

3 Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. Ann is in the Rock Hall of Fame with Heart, and is listed as one of the best metal singers of all time by Hit Parader. She is widely viewed as one of, if not the... read more

I agree with all the comments made about Ann Wilson. I've watched many of her live performances, and they never cease to instill great emotion. She has a simplistic concert setting because it is her voice people go to experience.

During the '70s, Heart was one of the top bands on the planet, and their lead singer was Ann Wilson. No one on this list comes close to giving the live performance that Heart/Ann Wilson gave during that period.

The most amazing female rocker vocals - Ann Wilson has been my favorite musician for a long time. I saw her and her sister Nancy in concert on their Baby Le Strange tour! That's when I decided I wanted to sing, play guitar, and be a rocker.

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

The best female artist ever, in my opinion, has helped 500,000 kids worldwide by going from Spanish to English and even singing for the President! Nothing screams success like buying your own private island. Shakira donated 45 million dollars to rebuild a destroyed school in Haiti.

She's so down-to-earth, raw, and talented. Her voice is even better live than that of any other artist I've ever seen perform. She doesn't just take the spotlight. She shares it with her band and her dancers.

Watch her live in Paris and Singapore F1. She's the complete performer. She must be in the top ten. You get belly dance, samba, flamenco, songs in French, Spanish, English, guitar, harmonica - men cry watching her on stage. She's the ultimate pocket dynamite.

5 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 revolutionized pop concerts! All of her performances are a unique piece of performance art. Every song has a deep theme that is presented through a combination of amazing live music, awe-inspiring dancing, the latest in visual effects, and fantastic videos. The production is out of this world.

Saw her for the first time on HBO during an overseas world tour. She danced and sang for 90 minutes, only briefly stopping to change outfits. I will always give her her just props and prayers. That concert on HBO was back in the '90s.

6 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... read more

She's really a concert performer. She can sing all genres. She's a good dancer too - a truly versatile performer I have ever heard. Whenever she performs on the center stage, she becomes something we never expected from her. She's truly a one-of-a-kind performer and entertainer I have witnessed in my entire life.

Well, this title goes to the record-breaker herself and the new concert queen as well. Sarah Geronimo is the only one! Bravo!

Sold-out concerts in so many jam-packed venues.
Idolized by many.
Ms. Pops Fernandez even said in one of her recent interviews that she could only foresee one person who could follow in her footsteps.
And that is Sarah Geronimo.
By the way, Pops Fernandez is the concert queen here in the Philippines.

7 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.
8 Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

Patti LaBelle belted five octaves using her chest!

9 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
10 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

Whitney never ever sings a song the same way twice. She is 10 billion times better live than in the studio, where she is perfect anyway.

The best thing that happened to the music industry. Her live performances often eclipse her studio versions.

The Contenders
11 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.

She can sing her face off in multiple genres!

12 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Why? I have never seen any other live act with as much to offer as Pink. I mean, the girl gets stuck in cages and flies around the audience. She can even sing upside down. Who else can do that? Certainly not Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, and many more who are ranked above her! I just think this is ridiculous, to be honest.

Never have any other performers achieved what Pink does in live concerts. From costumes to acrobatics, and most of all, vocals. Pink's vocals are always on point and, in my opinion, even better live. She actually sounds just like she does on record, just stretching her notes out and rocking it. Pink brings it every time.

13 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.
14 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

Mariah is an amazing touring artist. She interacts with her fans, flaunts her beautiful voice, and gives everything she has.

15 Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
16 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

On the start of her career, she performed at an event called the Lollapalooza Festival during 2007 whereby a record label company Interscope found her due to her performance... read more

Dance hard, sing harder. She is one of the female artists with the best live vocal performance. You can check out her Super Bowl halftime show, for your information. I went to see her concert, The Born This Way Ball, once and she sounded not like the studio version, but far better and fascinating.

The way she uses her art to entertain the audience is really amazing. You suddenly fall into her world without knowing it, from the start to the end of the show. She has been in the music industry for a decade, but she's already a legend. From winning VMAs to an Oscar, that's not normal. Her winning speech at the Oscars really moved me, and I cry every time I watch it because it touches me so deeply.

17 Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF... read more

To everyone who says that Katy can't sing live, she is perfectly fine live. Yes, during Teenage Dream and One of the Boys, she wasn't that good (besides ballads) live. That's because she didn't have enough experience yet. She honestly has a fantastic voice live, and she gets so much flack for making mistakes.

The phrase best female singer in concert and Katy Perry do not belong in the same sentence. She is awful live. Like many modern-day singers, and I use the term loosely, she surrounds herself with dancers who distract the audience from the fact that she cannot sing.

18 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

Female singers don't come any better than Cher!

19 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

She is the best female singer in concert and should be first. People like Madonna, Britney Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Hayley Williams do not belong on this list, because this is about the best female singers in concert, not the worst.

I've never seen anyone who can sing live like her. She sings with such emotion. I absolutely love her.

Kelly is amazing at concerts, with the wind blowing in her hair as she just sings her heart out.

20 Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.
21 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.

Celine Dion's Taking Chances Tour is the second highest-earning tour by a solo artist of all time, behind Madonna, and tenth overall. And yet, you people place her 36th. Please, show some more respect to this fine lady. She is a nice person and a wonderful singer, but she is never cited on any top compilation lists. I just wonder why.

Whoever agrees with me, please vote for her, because she rarely appears in the top ten good lists and can often be found in lists of overrated singers. Fix your brains, people. Please.

I was at the Taking Chances Tour in 2007, and I still think about that day and get chills. We were there early in the morning, and we even caught a glimpse of her warming up. This was the most memorable moment of my entire life.

Everyone just ran to get in and was so excited to see her and hear her. Her voice literally soared through the night air. We were standing, rocking, and dancing the whole night. It was such an unexpected show. It definitely made a mark. I love her.

22 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.
23 Katie Melua

Beautiful musical voice. Perfect diction, effortless presentation, and good-looking as well - the world is badly divided!

Another unique voice. Warm and mellow, it gives the listener something to hold onto in the emotion which pours out of her poignant songs.

24 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.

Few artists, past or present, are able to just walk up to the microphone and start to sing, and then you hear the 'oohs and awes' from the crowd. Bassey's body, arm, and hand movements are at one with her powerful voice, and after all these years, she is still able to mesmerize the audience.

25 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... read more

This woman is the greatest performer I've seen in concerts. She's so energetic and electrifying. The best! Lady Gaga copies Gwen.

This woman is amazing in concert, a bit weird but still amazing. Lady Gaga stole many ideas from Gwen.

The best performer in history! Always sings live, and her concerts are the best! She should win this.

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