Top 10 Female Singers with Raspy Voices
Grace is barely 13 years old and has shown her talent by winning AGT and releasing her first EP shortly after entitled, Perfectly Imperfect. The title fits her perfectly. While she may be raw, she is a breath of fresh air in a sea of overproduced music. She doesn't sing about the typical song topics and instead relates to us with emotions that we can all feel as humans. From trying to find herself, to her special relationship with her sister, to fighting bullies to a close friend's betrayal. We can all connect to the songs and realize we too, were born to shine. Her raspy voice shows us that you don't need to be perfect to make it... you can make it simply by being you.
I've not been able to listen to much of any other music since seeing Grace's audition on AGT. Her songwriting, lyrics are correct and right-on for a 12 year old, but then her non-AGT music shows a maturity that women in the music industry *wish* they had; Grace is a phenom that was born to perform and loves every moment, which makes it more enjoyable for those watching and listening. Take a listen to Beautiful Thing studio version, for a future classic.
Her voice is like no one else even though comparison have been made to other singers, her voice is Grace Vanderwaal, distinct from the other comparison.
And she's promised a full EP by Fall this year, so looking forward to that as well. Love almost all of the rest of this list but Grace is my #1 choice for making my day brighter.
I was hoping she would be first. Her voice on I love Rock and Roll is very raspy and sexy.
She is always pitch perfect and can sing live like no ones business. Her vocal range is amazing and she uses just the right amount of raspiness to effect. Chithra make you feel the whole emotions during her songs. And she can sing anything!
She can sing as clearly as an angel and then add a rasp that curls your toes.
When she belts out Cry Baby, my heart feels as though it will explode with an electric shock. There's so much power and emotion in her voice. She's incredible. She really is.
Janis Joplin knows what's up. I never listen to female artists, but she really shows who she is through her music. I feel as if I'm reading her mind when listening to her.
She is amazing! Just listen to piece of my heart
Total Eclipse of the heart is the best song that shows off her beautiful raspy voice and talent.
It's a heartache, total eclipse of the heart, and I need a hero, all great songs.
Listen once, 'enough said.
Her voice is so distinctive. You know it is Stevie the first word she sings. Sometimes it's child like and other times it's angry...love her voice.
She can't sing anything that I don't instantly love. She's beautiful and a bit quirky, I like that in a person.
Most beautiful majestic raspy voice of all I will always LOVE her music!
She is the Legend "Diva" NAWAL, her voice would take you to a beutiful romantic dream with amazing lyrics and a very fine music. Good luck NawaL we support you forever ;*
I love your voice nawal you are amazing really l don't know what I should say but really you are the best ever.. I don't know what you say because I'm from Türkiye. love you nawal
I know her she is from gulf arabia and have a lot of classics songs
She's the no. 1 Queen of rock music world!
Black Velvet is her most known song.
Really an amazing vocalists with great musicality. Haley has an amazing multi-dimensional voice with a beautiful natural rasp, who can sing as smooth as silk or really gritty and raspy down from the gut and everything in between. In addition, she can do the most amazing growls and vocal runs. She is really very special.
Singer Melinda Doolittle on Haley in 2011: "I was watching the show last night with some of my favorite singers and we were in awe of what her voice can do. She can go from a raspy tone to one that is as clear as a bell in a matter of seconds. She has the vocal flexibility of a singer twice her age. She is amazing."
Great voice and can sing any type of music. She comes from a family of great musicians and entertainers. Also a fantastic performer.
Lzzy's voice is among the most versatile ever. She can go from velvet to gravel in an instant and sound better than almost anyone doing it. Her voice is a force of nature, and her heart is as impressive as her vocals. She is seriously one of the nicest and most genuine people you would ever want to meet.
Her versatility is out of this world. She can sing as clearly as an angel and then add a rasp that curls your toes.
Lzzy is Amazing she can sing anything. She has such a strong voice.
Her voice is super raspy especially on their soulful cover of Ex's and Oh's.
Her voice just calms me down every time I listen to her parts/solos or songs.
She is amazing' fantastic.
"More Love" was her first top 10 hit in 1980/ It's a wonderful take on Smokey Robinson's song. "Draw of The Cards" is also great and something different from her.
One hit wonder but so good.
Betty Davis eyes.
First time I heard song thought it was Stevie Nicks.
Kim Carnes is so underrated, she deserves so much better.
This depends on the song. With One Way or Another, the husky growl is definitely there. Then you can hear it occasionally in other songs as well.
Come on, you really need to know why I voted for Blondie?
What rasp is in Debbie's voice? Zero!
Awesome power and expression - a modern Alison Moyet, who should be on this list...
The best of the best.
She croaks a lot