Female Singers with the Most Distinctive Voices

Once you hear the voice on the radio or on T.V., you immediately know who is singing.
The Top Ten
1 Marina and the Diamonds Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating... read more

Most of the comments seem to be about best voices. That's really not the same as most distinctive. Although, I actually do think Marina has a very distinctive voice.

Just listen to her without autotune. All of her songs are much better than all of Taylor Swift's songs.

I'm listening to Bubblegum now, it's great!

2 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.

I know there are a lot of great singers, but no one stands out to me like Chithra. She has a heart of gold and a beautiful soul, and she sings with such pure and raw emotion.

Chithra always fits her voice to the character of the piece. Her range reaches from childish bright to dramatically dark.

Chithra's voice is beautifully unique, as she can alter it to sound hard and heavy, or soft and angelic.

3 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.
4 Sia Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, referred to mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer and songwriter. She released her debut album in 1997 but mainly gained mainstrem attention in the 2010s. In 2021, she released the highly controversial film "Music". The film has received negative reviews online.

For sure. Her voice is so unique. That's why I like her so much. I don't like hearing the same types of voices all the time. It's time for some real singing.

She is one of a kind, so is her voice and singing style. Quirky.

At least somewhere I can see her place well deserved.

5 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.
6 Dido Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known as Dido, is a British singer and songwriter.

Dido is such a beautiful girl with an angelic voice. I can name many songs by her that stand out: from her newer song Hurricanes, to her 2000 hit Thank You. The beginning verse of Thank You is even sampled in one of the best songs of all time, which is Stan by Eminem. Dido is an instant throwback to the 1990s, an underrated queen in my opinion.

7 Assala Nasri Assala is a Syrian musical artist that is known for her strong vocal abilities and powerhouse performances. Assala was born in Damascus, Syria.

Her voice is extraordinary and so recognizable.

She can hold her vocals at high tones for long. Her voice is so strong.

8 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

Everybody tries to imitate her, which is the reason why she is not on the top. Her vocal range and her melismas can't be replicated.

I've always been a big fan of Mariah Carey. No one has a beautiful voice like Mariah's, except Celine Dion of course, in the female artists category.

She can go so high that she sounds like a bird!

9 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister... read more

Aretha Franklin is way more unique than anyone on this list. Find me another singer like her.

10 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.

Anytime I'm listening to the radio, and a Shania Twain song comes on, as soon as she starts singing, I know it's her. I think she has one of those voices that anyone can recognize right away.

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The Contenders
11 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

There is no question as to who is singing when it's Christina. There's a reason she's been called the Voice of a Generation.

12 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.

No one sings like Bonnie Tyler. Most powerful, deep, and distinctive voice ever.

13 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".
14 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

How is Whitney not on this list yet? I Will Always Love You. Enough said.

There will never be another one like her, not even in my lifetime.
Its Joeysworld.

15 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.

She has her own style that is so techno-oriented. Love it.

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17 Grace VanderWaal Grace Avery VanderWaal is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, New York. She is most well-known for winning the eleventh season of "America's Got Talent" singing her original songs at 12 years old. Her album, "Just the Beginning" was released in November 2017, and she has two EPs, "Perfectly... read more

This singer-songwriter and Columbia recording artist won season 11 of AGT in 2016. Her debut album broke Billboard's top ten (and they also named her to their 2016 21-under-21 list). She has a phenomenal vocal range, and her raspy voice crackles and then lands precisely pitch-perfect on the note it needs to hit. Her voice is instantly recognizable and has become widely admired in the eight short months since she broke into public view.

With so many milquetoast voices in popular music, it's a breath of fresh air to hear from a songwriter who can not only craft amazing songs but can deliver them vocally in a unique and moving way.

18 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
19 Emma Hewitt Emma Louise Hewitt is an Australian singer-songwriter and trance vocalist who resides in Los Angeles.
20 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

I wish they still made them like this. It seems so rare that you find voices this unique anymore. There will only be one Cher. No one will ever sing quite like she does. She is one of a kind.

Cher has the most distinctive female singing voice ever!

The one and only Cher whose unique voice is recognizable immediately.

21 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

Distinctive? Yes. When Jackie performs her rare concerts, all you hear is Jackie. You will never see another audience as spellbound and enraptured. The emotive grace from her voice is profound.

Once you hear her, you never forget. Her voice grabs onto your heart and never lets go.

22 Karin Dreijer Andersson
23 Agnetha Faltskog
24 Angela McCluskey
25 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.

She had one of the strongest voices I've ever heard. Such talent. Rest in peace.

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