Top 10 Most Talented Female Musicians

Female artists that are able to write, sing, and compose music themselves.
The Top Ten
1 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

Ann Wilson of HEART has the best female voice in rock. She is a songwriter and plays several instruments as well. She has more talent than any "divas." Wish she would get the recognition she deserves.

A talented and well-rounded musician! Ann and sister Nancy have more "HEART" and talent than any other females in the music industry! I can't believe they have been overlooked for so long!

Tremendous voice and talent. Truly dominant over these autotuned singers of today.

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 love her. Chithra has the most beautiful voice in the world. She's an angel and a legend. Singers should learn from her - I mean the way she handles every moment when she sings. She's phenomenal and she deserves to be the Queen in the Music Industry.

Her vocal range is amazing, and she uses just the right amount of raspiness to effect. Chithra makes you feel the whole gamut of emotions during her songs. And she can sing anything!

Most beautiful voice in recording history according to serious music critics. She will have a long and productive career.

3 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.

A voice so beautiful, it makes pop "entertainers" sound like cows.

Sarah is not a "talented musician" but a living aria from heaven!

4 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

Most beautiful voice in recording history according to serious music critics. She will have a long and productive career. She has had many accomplishments in the last five years since appearing on America's Got Talent. Among them are five albums, one of which went gold and another platinum, and three PBS specials. The first special, "Dream With Me," raised the most money in PBS history.

She was the youngest person at age 10 to perform at Lincoln Center in New York. At age 12, she was handpicked by Robert Redford to play his daughter in "The Company You Keep." Jackie has sung duets with some of the greatest singers of all time, including Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, and Susan Boyle. She has also performed for President and Mrs. Obama at the national Christmas tree lighting and for other world leaders. If you have never heard Jackie sing, please go to YouTube and check her out. For more details, please see her complete biography on Wikipedia.

5 Nancy Wilson Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister, singer Ann Wilson, as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart, which she joined in 1974.

Nancy Wilson is awesome. Listen to her versions of "Don't Ask My Neighbor," "I Can't Make You Love Me," and "Don't Want To Be Lonely Tonight," where she outperforms the singers who had hits with them.

Nancy Wilson is the most all-around talented guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, and live performer in rock music. She is in a league all by herself!

Yeah, you gotta agree Nancy can sing. Not as well as big sister Ann but better than most anyone else.

6 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
7 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

I think anyone with a 5 octave range is talented. Just saying.

8 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.

Incredible vocalist plays piano, harp, and some guitar, frontwoman for Evanescence.

9 Sharon Den Adel Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation.

Together with her partner, Robert Westerholt, den Adel is one of the founding members of Within Temptation. She has defined their work as epic and cinematic. Her vocals play a major role in the band's sound,... read more
10 Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.

Her voice and songwriting, that's raw talent right there. Give her a microphone, and her sound and words will have you swept away into a spiritual and emotional journey.

Yeah, just listen to 'Sara' and think twice if you don't think this is a masterpiece!

The Contenders
11 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.

So talented and greatly missed. She changed music for the better.

12 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
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 Emma Hewitt Emma Louise Hewitt is an Australian singer-songwriter and trance vocalist who resides in Los Angeles.
15 Simone Simons Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
16 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.
17 Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves... read more

Her vocal range is just amazing! Anette and Floor are really great too, but Tarja IS Nightwish!

18 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.

I love your style of music. It's very inspirational. Any time I listen to them when I am bored, I feel alive. Thanks a lot.

19 Tatiana Shmayluk
20 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

I love Anita. She's a very talented singer.

21 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.
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23 Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, was a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.
24 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.
25 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.
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