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.

1 in a billion voice. Unlike the so called divas like spears and the others who gyrate around on the stage like demented monkeys to hide their so so voices, this woman can sing. Pop, opera, classical, folk, and all in the same song! If you've never heard her, treat yorself and look her up on youtube.

I heard this voice from no more than 15 feet away without a microphone. This voice is unmatched in perhaps, recorded history, as Ms Brightman was able to hit full operatic notes, and tones, and immediately come down to sing in a pop necessary breathy tone. A very unique talent.

Her concerts are full of effects unlike I have ever seen! Her choice of costumes, songs, and such all reflect the overall theme of her tours and you cannot do anything but stare and have your jaw drop to the floor in awe and amazement!

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 more.

She sings wonderfully, purely, genteelly, with full emotion in her live performances. Her concerts at PBS Great Performances - Dream With Me In Concert and Music of the Movies - are unforgettable and had many listeners, The DWMIC raised record amounts of money for PBS stations. Not only common visitors are moved, her angelic voice brings feeling to been around soldiers. I wish her she preserves the great gift to her. But she amazingly and purely showed to us, she wish seriously to be a huge star of the classical crossover music and she already is the real star.

What is the Jackie Effect? Many of us on her Facebook fan groups talk about it. We agree that when we hear her sing, we get choked up in the throat, usually teary-eyed, frequently are so mesmerized that we forget to breathe--especially when she holds a note for practically impossible lengths of time. When she is finished, we tend to involuntarily shake our heads in utter disbelief at what we just experienced. THAT is the Jackie Effect. I've been listening to, and watching, concert singers since the 1950's. Her concerts have had a greater effect on me than all other performers combined. No bull. Just a simple fact.

I'm 74 years old; heard all the great pop soloists and groups in the 50s, 60s when singers were actually supposed to be able to, oh...maybe SING.
In my humble opinion, there has never been a voice, let alone the entire package, to compare to Jackie Evancho. I was fortunate enough to see her live in Tyler, TX the day after her inauguration performance. It's the most incredible experience of my life. This TINY person walks out (no, she doesn't walk, she STRIDES) onto the stage, and she owns the room. No matter how big, no matter how many, you belong to her, and you will for the rest of your life.
As I sit here, I still get goosebumps when I remember the incredible vocal POWER that tiny body creates.
Being a former football/wrestling/track and field coach, part of my wonder is the same as when I would be witness to a great athletic performance. Remember Nadia's first 10, Secretariat's Triple Crown, Jim Brown deciding if he wanted to run around or over. Remember the greatest ...more

To be honest, if you go to a concert with the expectation of light shows, pyrotechnics, dancers, and a synthesized, autotuned enhanced singer to add to the overall background entertainment, Jackie Evancho is not for you. Jackie's gift to her audience is her pure, uncompromised, natural voice.

People travel from all over the world just to experience the achingly few concerts Jackie decides to perform for her enraptured audience. There is a deserved reverence in the atmosphere during her performances you will never find or experience anywhere else. You will never experience a voice like Jackie Evancho.

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 greatest female hard rock singer of all time.

I agree with all of 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 Nancey in concert on their baby le strange tour! That's when I decided I wanted to sing play guitar and be a rocker

Ann Wilson just keeps getting better and better every year! I saw her in July and she just blew my mind! In my opinion there is no better singer than Ann.

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, helping 500,000 kids worldwide 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 and raw and talented. Her voice is even better live than 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, the complete performer... she must be top ten. You get belly dance, samba, flamengo, songs in French, Spanish, English, guitar, harmonica... men cry watching her on stage.. the ultimate pocket dynamite.

Best stage performer ever! She should be in the first position...

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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA. She has 14 studio albums (Madonna, Like a Virgin, True Blue, Like a Prayer, Erotica, Bedtime Stories, Ray of Light, Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, Hard Candy, MDNA, Rebel Heart, and Madame X), 3 soundtrack albums (Who's That Girl, I'm Breathless, and Evita), 4 compilation albums (The Immaculate Collection, Something to Remember, GHV2, and Celebration), and 2 remix albums (You Can Dance and Remixed & Revisited). She is regarded to be the female music act with the most records in Guinness World Records reportedly to have more than 20 records. more.

She revolutionized pop concertes! All of her performances are a unique piece of performance art: every song has a deep theme that is presented thru a combination of amazing live music, energetic-owe inspiring dancing, the latest in visual effects and fantastic videos. The production is out of this world.

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

Yes her concerts are spectacular events however it would help if she could actually sing! Madonna is all smoke and mirrors.

Sure, this Lady is the best in concert for many years. Every Madonna's show is fantastic! Amazing Woman...

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 "Popstar Princess" and turned to "Popstar Royalty" and widely known as "Asia's Popstar" . She is the most popular and successful performer in Asia. Geronimo was born on July 25, 1988 (27) and raised in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines.

Genres: OPM, Pop, Dance/HipHop, R&B, Mellow/Soul, Ballad, Rock, Contemporary/Alternative Rock, Rap, Opera, Christian Music

Instruments: Vocals, Piano

Life and Achievements of Sarah Geronimo in 13 years:

(2003) Popstar: A Dream Come True
(2004) Sweet Sixteen
(2006) Becoming
(2007) Taking Flight
(2008) Just Me
(2009) Music And Me
(2011) One Heart
(2012) Pure OPM Classics
(2013) Expressions more.

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

Well these 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 that can follow her footsteps..,

, and that is...,


, by the way..,Pops Fernandez is the concert queen here in the Philippines..,

Very wicked cool in concerts! She can entertain alright! so love her in her concerts. She never fails to thank her supporters. and her sing and dance are so amazing.

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.

The tornados belted 5 octave 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 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 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification.

Whitney had the most powerful female voice I ever heard. But more then once, I have read or heard about her somewhat cavalier approach to live performance.

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

Best thing that happened to the music industry. Her live performances often eclipses 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 stud in cages and flys around the audience. She can even sing upside down. I mean who other person. Can do that? Certainly not Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and many more above her! I just think this is ridiculous to be honest.

Never has any other performers achieved what pink does in live concerts from costumes to acrobatics and most of all vocals, pinks vocals are always on point and in my opinion even better live, she actually sounds like on record just stretches her notes out and rocks it. Pink brings it every time

She should seriously be number 1, I have been to her concert and it is like nothing you will ever see. She sings perfect while hanging upside down soaking wet spinning around. Pure perfection.

Pink is so good at live! She should be at least in top 20! I don't understand why artists such as Christina or Pink are lower than Britney Spears. At least THEY SING LIVE and have great voice!

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 sexy poses and for having breast implants. She is also known to be a diva, and she is well known for her high-demands. She won 5 Grammys and starred in her documentary movie "Glitter." Mariah Carey started her fame by releasing her song, Vision of Love and also released her first album "Mariah Carey" but before that, in 1988, she accompanied Brenda K Starr, a rising pop singer in the 80s to Columbia more.

Mariah is an Amazing Touring Artist, She interacts with her fans, She flaunts her Beautiful Voice, She gives everything she have.

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 being “amusing” to watch. Since Interscope found her, she was a mastermind behind her songs with a team of producers namely Rob Fusari and RedOne. Most of her songs were deep unreleased cuts, due to her having more than 30 songs and 17 were picked. more.

Dance hard, Sing Harder... She is one of the female artist with best live vocal performance. You can check her Superbowl halftime show, FYI. Went to see her concert, The Born This Way Ball once and she sounds not like the studio but far better and fascinating. The way she uses her art to entertain the audience is really amazing like you suddenly fall into her world without knowing from start till the end of the show. Being in music industry for a decade but she's already a legend. From winning VMAs to an Oscars, that's not normal. Her winning speech at Oscars is really moving me and I cry every time I watch because it really touches me so hard... #PawsUp

Lady gaga is one of the very few artists out there who don't lip sync. She has an amazing beautiful voice that gives you a certain feeling. Plus when you go to her concerts she makes you feel free from yourself and free from all of your weaknesses. You also get to see her amazing performances and crazy outfits. Love you gaga. Paws up!

Her shows feel like catharsis. Everyone in the audience feels that mighty inspiring vibe of hers, when she sings and talks to her fans. It's almost a divine experience, I dare say; though I'm not some crazy fan of hers at all. And yes, she NEVER lip syncs.

Her songs are amazing live! I mean, unlike other artists, she preformed at the halftime show with by her self without any other artists! Not only does she sing, she plays the piano and dances great! Her concerts are amazing!

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.

She is also is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She won 4 Guinness World Records, 5 MTV Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 16'ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 14 People's Choice, 1 Juno Award, 2 Myx Music Awards, 3 NRJ Awards, 6 Teen Choice and a Brit Award. 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.

Best female singer in concert and Katy Perry do not belong in the same sentence. She is awful live. Like a lot of modern day singers and I use the term loosely she surrounds herself with dancers who distract the audience from the fact she cannot sing.

The Prismatic World Tour! Flying around the arena with balloons, giant inflatable emojis, singing in key, the costume changes, firework! It was all amazing

I loved her Prismatic World Tour. She was so colorful!

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 career, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop.

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 Hot 100 chart and became the country's best-selling single of 2002. It was followed by the release of her debut album, Thankful (2003), which debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Trying to reinvent her image, Clarkson decided to part ways with Idol management and her second album, Breakaway (2004), featured a pop rock sound. It sold over 12 million copies worldwide and earned Clarkson two Grammy more.

She is the best female singer in concert and should be the first.

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

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

Kelly amazing at concert wind blowing in her hair and 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 the tenth in all. And you people place her 36th. Please, pay some more respect to this fine lady. She is a nice person and a nice singer. But is never cited on any top compilation lists. I just wonder why? Whoever agrees with me. Please vote for her. Cause she rarely appears in the Top Ten good lists and can be found in the list of overrated singers. Fix your brain, people. Pleasee.

I was at the taking chances tour in 2007 and I still think about that day and just get chills. We where there since the morning early and we even had a glimpse of her warm 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 and we were stand, rocking and dancing the whole night, it was such an unexpected show. Definitely made a mark. I love her xxx

Oh my word! Celine is such an entertainer! I went to her Taking Chances concert and we were up on our feet throughout the entire concert! She is an incredible singer, she's just beautiful, we had so much fun. Love you Celine

She has a voice like a beautiful melody! For me she is a perfect woman and mom! She is also have been my inspiration. She is the best female singer for me in concert for the whole time!

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 looker as well- the world is badly devided! PF

Another unique voice, warm and mellow 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, 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 Baby" and "It's My Life" from later albums.

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 in amazing in concert, a bit weird but still amazing! Lady Gaga stole many ideas from Gwen!

Thre best performer of history! Always sings live and her concerts are the best! She should win this

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