Top Ten Divas of All TimeOriginally used to describe a female opera singer, the term "diva" was redefined to refer to any female singer of superior talent.
Today, the diva moniker has evolved even further and made a partial return to its original latin roots when divus was the word for "divine one". The modern musical diva can be arrogant, difficult to work with, high-maintenance, or demanding. In essence, the modern diva sometimes acts like she believes herself to be almost divine and above it all.
This list is for female artists who have ascended to diva status, at least in their own minds.
Considering the headline -Top ten DIVAS, just gonna point out that beside the obvious voice supremacy she has among other musicians, she also has something that you are born with and you can't learn. Those are the manners of a lady. that's what makes her a thrue DIVA, not just money or a talent. that's something you can find only in Sarah behaviour. Others are like a savages and monkeys on the stage; kicking, screaming and acting like a mad people without medicines! She is perfect example how one music show should look alike.
Sarah deserves to sit on the first rank! Even though she is now 52 years old but she just keeps on working for her music and dedicates it to her faithful fans. No wonder if all people around the world love her so much, she is so full of surprises... Her upcoming album DREAMCHASER undoubtedly shall make us amazed!
Sarah Brightman has a style all to her own. Many have tried to copy her style and emulation is the finest kind of flattery. Theres a reason why she is the best selling soprano in the world. Sarah Brightman does not just sing to you, Sarah moves you in ways that are bolth wonderful and hard to explain.
Twenty years ago, I discovered an extraordinary voice when I was a voice student, From "The Phantom Of The Opera", then "Dive". Ever since, She is one of my priorities and my most favorite singer in the whole world! Her voice can touch my soul and no matter what which repertoire that she choose to sing is always incredibly beautiful. This woman is a true Diva! Just love her! :-)
Whitney Houston's vocal ability is second to non. Quick transitions and flexibility of notes, natural power and amazing vocal projection in every range of her voice, weather it is lower ranger all the way to the head registry. In saying that you can hear her go up and beyond when smashing ( belting ) the mid chest range. She can hold long notes with ease maintaining her beautiful clarity doing so.
Her vibrato is naturally perfect yet she can speed it up by quivering her lover lip and power it to amence levels using her excellent vocal projection and note transitions. The timber ( the sound of her voice) is a thick lushios creamy velvet with a honey like laquer. Her emotion and passion ( modulation ) when singing is stunning.
The records she holds in the music and other industry's make along with her beauty makes her1# Diva.
The best singer on the planet! She sings a song with strong vocal ability better than Mariah. Mariah tries too hard to reach that strong vocal ability that Whitney Houston has mastered. Every time I hear Whitney's voice I get goose bumps all over my body like God was coming down on earth. In My book Whitney is and only the best singer on the planet! God given gift just Whitney!
I personally believe that Whitney is an all time diva. In fact, for me, she's THE all time diva. Only she can sing a song and interpret it in a sensual but at the same time endearing way. Her voice is so decadent like chocolate and very much soothing like water. She doesn't belt it out all the time, she actually changes her volume depending on the ocassion. That's a diva!
Miss Whitney should be topping this list. She was the ultimate diva. Beautiful, talented, sophisticated and intelligent. She was hilariously funny with and that voice! Her voice was monstrous! She was every woman and inspired every woman. There will never be another like her.
In my opinion, Charice is the best singer in the world. She can sing every notes, the most powerful voice in the world. We can see when she was younger, she sang Listen and she did it better than Beyonce, her voice was more powerful than Beyoncé. When she sang I will always love you for Whitney Houston's tribute, it was awesome, the power of her voice was better than Whitney, and the last note wasn't the same, it was different and it was more beautiful. Then, when she sang All by myself, the harder note that everyone knows, was higher than Celine Dion. Next, the song I have Nothing by Whitney, her voice was amazing. The song and I am telling you, she destroyed everthing, the power of her voice was fantasatic. Divas like Bianca Ryan, Jessica Sanchez, Leona Lewis, Melanie Amaro, Alexandra Burke, Amber Riley (etc) are not better than Charice.
She is the the upcoming best some singers stay in there comfort zone not to crack or break there voice even back than I thought whitney was the best listen to her live performances there's always a crack somewhere or she doesn't go all out singing... Charice is the only girl I saw go all out with her voice and maintain flawlessness.. I've seen the best of all times mariah whitney and celine perform songs they sometimes didn't wow me in live performances but every time I hear this short phillpino girl she just sends goosebumps threw out my body no questions ask I know CHARICE is the best of all time
She has a great voice that gives goosebumps to a lot of people. You never get tired listening to her music. When she is on the stage, she gives it all for her audience and fans no matter how tired she is, dynamic performer and fun to listen and watch. A very good dancer, and a good actress not to mention can do a lot of impersonation of famous people or animal sounds. Has excellent sense of humor.
She accomplished so much so young. The most underrated artist of our time. She deserves more than what she is getting in the industry. Hoping the best for her. I so respect her for coming out and being happy who she really is. I predict big things to come for her. I can't wait when the time she finally gets the recognitions. God Bless to all!
Mariah definitely deserves to be on top. Her mastery of her range remains nearly unmatched, with solid lower notes, astounding belts, beautiful head voice and a one-of-a-kind whistle register. But for me, what made her the ultimate diva is the killer combo of her voice, her songwriting and producing abilities, her over-the-top personality and her ability to convey emotions. Moreover, her ability to rise to the top even when she was dragged on fire (remember the Glitter and Charmbracelet eras? She came back with The Emancipation of Mimi and right now, I have a feeling that her second comeback is approaching, with her voice rebounding and her confidence being back). That's why she deserves to be number 1.
Other singers that deserves to be on top of this list are Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Aretha, and Patti. They are all such influential and amazing singers.
She is the best vocalist and one of the most influential singers of all time.. She can execute every register a human voice has and she attained a successful career through the years... While other artists are fading in the music industry, she still has an undisputed, respected, and unmatched career. She is also the best singer-songwriter who can write a soulful song to touch your heart and interpret it tin the best way to capture your soul... All hail to the Queen.!
For me, I don't know if there is any other female artist can so many different kinds of music and doing quite well in each and every field. Creativity, is what makes she special, the voice, is what makes she unbelievable, isn't that enough?
I don't want to argue with people about the lip-thing and getting fat, why haters always keeping obsessed with these things? Isn't it better to enjoy the music she brings us?
Mariah Carey is an all time DIVA not just because of her great voice, but because of her long list of accomplishment in her music career. Mariah has been at it for 25 years and is still a strong contender in the game. With 18 #1 hits she is number 2 to the Beatles and #1 for Female Artist. From 1990 to 2000 she had at least 1 number 1 hit each year and not many artists can claim that they had at least 1 #1 every year for a decade.
Beyonce might not have a higher vocal range than Mariah but she sure can sing, dance and perform better than any other female artist. For me it has to be 1. Beyonce, so much soul and when she blasts them powerful notes she embarrasses all other Divas out the topic 2. Celine Dion (check out divas 1998 for her riff battle with Aretha Franklin. Aretha needs to. House her battles carefully) 3. Janet, it's Janet.
Beyonce is a great singer but she just oversings and it's annoying. If she would really just let go and stop the overdramatic singing then she has a lot of depth to her voice, a lot of character and so much more. But she doesn't use her voice the way she should. She is definitely the epitome of a diva but not the best vocalist on this list. There are others who are far more superior.
Don't get me wrong,beyonce can sing.I don't know about dancing.Anyone can get people to teach them how to dance with a lot of practice..Now Ciara that's a total different story. Beyonce can't dance like Ciara... Besides I don't like beyonce,especially the way she treated Etta James. And simple fact being she doesn't have any respect for herself, letting a man cheat on her for years at a time and done nothing. All because of money.. I can't respect anyone that doesn't respect herself.. money isn't everything..
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! She is the greatest singer of our generation! People that say she is overrated do not know what they are talking about. She deserves all of the credit that she gets. She is the ultimate diva. She even has a song about it. She is a singer, a dancer, an actress, a business woman, and an inspiration. She is the complete package. She was and will always be great! She can sell out a concert within minutes of opening ticket sales and she doesn't even need a new album or single out. She is such a hard worker and I love her!
I think that Christina Aguilera is actually a better singer than Beyonce. That's right, I said it. She has stronger vocals. But she also oversings. She doesn't need to. In her simplest voice, her deepest voice, she shows so much depth and emotion. I absolutely love when she sings without the drama. She gives me chills. And she is DEFINITELY a diva. In every way.
Once of biggest voice in the world, Christina Maria Aguilera had insane voice, sprinto soprano. I very like her chest voice because of the powerful sound. She also can do Whistle register like Mariah Carey. I think She can conquer several singers if she duet with someone
Christina's tone is definitely one of thr best ever existed. Superb talent, with superb beauty. Definitely one of the greatest diva and performer of all time. XTINA's "the voice"!
She is the voice which makes her fans that much stronger, makes them Fighters! She is the voice of all time, the Diva of all time!
Seriously, are we joking here? She's BARBRA JOAN STREISAND which simply states it ALL. No One is in her league. She was an original from the word "Go" and remains relevant to this day. Some of these other singers will be regarded as a historical footnote but Streisand - Barbra Streisand and her incomparable career will be studied by scholars and historians for decades, possibly over the next century. She's #1 and everyone knows this or is in complete denial.
Barbra doesn't need to sing super high like Maria Carry or blow speakers like other singers to prove she is the best. Can she make you cry? Can she make you laugh, sigh, relax, provoke inspiration? Yes she can and she does. That is what makes her a singer. That is what makes her a Diva.
No question about it. Superior clean and crisp yet amazing depth and she can ramp up the power to 11. Her version of Woman in Love is the best. For all those voting Sarah Brightman you need to get your ears syringed unless you like the sound of a strangled cat
Barbra Streisand doesn't only have an amazing and strong voice, she can acutally make you connect with her and what she's singing about, get the storyline of the song. Only a few artists can do that and I love her so much for that. She's the ultimate diva!
Celine Dion is the precise definition of a diva. She has proved herself as the world biggest selling than any female artist in the history of music. I like her because she is so humble and with a big heart. Her voice is just like an angel coming from above and her song really wrench your heart and will fed your soul with so much emotion. When she is on stage she has so much power and confidence than any other singer don't have. I loved watching her concert because you will feel that you are with her and she is with you. I totally love Celine Dion.
I believe Celine is a very good singer. I have all her songs. I don't think she whines or screeches while she sings. Her songs are beautifully penned and sung. But it always disheartens me to see her being heavily ignored and panned by critics. Even the critics of meta critic have given brighter scores to that Bieber's album than Celine's. But I believe is a true diva and will be whatever the world might say. We will always suppor you Celine.
Top ten all-time divas. Celine Dion should be top 1. She's humble, caring and loving. She's still doing well with her singing career. And when she finally release her upcoming English album, everybody watch out how many albums will she sold again. I'm positive. Celine Dion's upcoming album which will be released late this year will sold more than 20 million copies.
A diva in the good way. She's a diva on stage, she has so much stage presence (Can't say the same about some of the people who are higher on this list). She has a catalogue full of classics that are known are around the world. Her discography is so versatile and fun. Her voice is one of the best of all time. And she's so humble and kind and funny
I definitely love Tina. I remember seeing her in concert years back and she was FABULOUS! That body, that skin, those legs and that VOICE! This woman is timeless!
She needs to be further up this list. How can you not put the queen of rock with the body that she has in the top ten.
River deep - mountain high is one of the greatest songs of all time. Period. She needs to be at the top of this list for sure
She must be the first because she is know all around the world in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America and in OCEANIA and Sarah brightman is don't know all around the world like barbra Streisand
Guys, Madonna is definitely the diva out of all these people. A's you can see, her songs, acting and everything shows that she is diva here!
Ok. It surprises me that by now Cher isn't on the Top 10. Both Madonna and Cher are world's greatest divas of all time.
Real Diva in the past, in the present and still in d future...
Any else can do like her existence for so long success in career?
There is no other to compare to the greatest Diva ever. With newest Ghost town. Rebel heart too good too.
Aretha Franklin should be at the top of the list. Whoever made this list is probably not an American. Maybe in England or in the Philippines these other people have a following. But most of them COPIED from Aretha. This site sucks.
Respect is my favourite song of all time. Aritha Franklin should be way higher than Christina Agularia. And the others that no one but the people who voted for them knows of.
The first name that comes to mind when I think "diva." Astonished to see that she's not in the Top 10.
This list is stupid. She is supposed to be the first one in the list. Wow. Lame list.
She is the best in this world.. Super duper versatile performer, she can sing, dance, act... Meaning she is a one of a kind.. A true gem in the Philippine Industry... Eversince she appeared on television she became famous as ever and no one can beat her until now.. Thumbs up girl.
She is the perfect singer for all occasions. An undefeated, certified total performer of all time. Talented, humble, pretty, etc. God showered her with all the blessings this world could ever offer.
Yes, she really is one of the best performers of her generation she always give a show stopper performance everybody is rooting for her performance in her shows specially ASAP and Sarah G. Live
She is multi-talented, yet very humble. She can act, sing, dance, and she continuously hones her craft. She is also a great endorser, proof of her credibility as an artist.
Should be on top ten
Well, not everyone may know Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, but everyone who knows her will surely agree that she is one real talented person. She may not have the kind of fame that Hollywood stars enjoy, but her singing is sure to give many more popular international stars a run for their money.
Having experienced international stardom herself (but has chosen to remain in the Philippines for personal and patriotic reasons), Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is a respected - almost legendary - name in Asia. Proof of this her multi-platinum albums, sold-out shows, and the fact that of all Asian music stars, it is to her singing that the singing of both established and new singers are most often measured against. You wouldn't bother comparing your singing with someone who is not worth comparing with (in short, has little talent), would you?
She's simply the best. The one and only Asia's SONGBIRD. She conquers not only Philippines but the entire Asia in terms of vocal expertise and popularity. She's well respected in the music industry and her longevity is too rare a feat for any Filipino singer to achieve. 25 years of continuous success and super stardom yet her voice is never deteriorated
SHe is a Great singer... She captivated all the hearts of an inspiring singers... All the amateur singers wish to be like her... All Filipino singers are idolizing her in many ways... She belted perfectly with a rare flair that she only does as far as I know... She always sings from the heart and for GOD... She is
I would like to encourage all the people of the world to listen to all of the songs of Regine Velasquez. In that way, you will know what kind of worldwide recognition she deserves. Some of her most powerful songs are "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing", "On The Wings Of Love", and "I'll Never Love This Way Again".
If we are talking about agnes monica actually we are talking about one of the most tough singer not only in Indonesia but also in the world trust me! Her motto is " dream believe and make it happen" and ya she prove it I knew her since I was 8 Y. O and there are a lot of people who said that she's a liar! She always said that she will go internasional but when? Years by years she won many many awards and she came to AMA. There are so many things that we can learn from her. While her haters was mocking her she's walking to be the star!
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A beautiful artist, ya, it is what I said at the first time.
But, not only that, she has a good actress, singer, dancer, presenter
Reached so many achievement in a such age.
Agnes also said : it isn't easy to go international, because we have to pay it with hard work. Now, You can prove it to the world,
And you said: Dream, believe and make it happen
In my opinion, diva is someone who work hard to reach something, to make her dream come true. Agnes start everything from the bottom, not instant, and she show us that her belief in her dream can make it everything impossible be sure, and her hard works make she become what she's now. That's the real diva.
She should be on the top ten list surely.
I have no Idea what she isn't in the top ten.. fabulously unforgettable voice. Definitely one of my top ten favourites
She is the only one diva and superstar...
Shakira rocks! She should be #1
I love herr so much
She is beautiful
Amy is beyond all others! Her music is not only great to listen to but
it has affected people so deeply. Just ask any of her fans. No hype, no words can
describe what she means to them. Period... For many of them it was the first time
they heard her music that sealed the deal. Let alone seeing her... their hearts were
lost at first sight. No lie..
Amy Lee is a unique, genuine artist with an incredible voice. She crosses Rock with beautiful melodies, and sings each note to perfection. Her voice, words, music and look are peices of perfect beauty in an I'm-perfect world.
Amy is amazing
Love her.. She the great singer..
She deserve to get the number one.. She is the real musician I this world.. I love her so much...
Her voice is ethereal, beautiful, emotional, and communicative.
She's classically trained with a three octave range, and deserves to be at least in the top 10 :) Just listen to "Good Enough" and she'll seal the deal.
She's better than many of the stupid girls up there. Why is she in this level?
Why is she below Miley Cyrus she should be way higher than that silly girl!
She has extreme confidence which is most important.
She's the best pop-rock singer ever lived.
This DIVA gets better every day! Just go to one of Heart's concerts or listen to any of their CDs! You can feel the DIVA gene in every song! Oh Yeah! She is #1!
I have been in love with these ladies since Dreamboat Annie.
She's the best. A number one performer.
How can she NOT be the Top All Time Diva: her face is absolutely angelic, and her butt is LEGENDARY, she's known as The Queen Of Hearts. One look from her will make a man melt.
She would be at the first place. She's the best. She has been singing since she was 5 years. She is a very beautiful woman. She's perfect, she's the best, she's THE DIVA!
She is the gorgeous blond from ABBA with the amazing voice. She sings with such emotion and sound like an angel.
My first musical and vocal influence after my mother! When I was a child I thought she was an angel for real.
All you need is a pair of ears and Nicole's album to truly grasp the concept of "diva"... Nicole Scherzinger is the very definition of the word...
She can sing Opera, Rock, Pop, R'nB, Classical music, etc. Effortlessly...
I remember when I didn't like Lady Gaga but as I began to listen more and more to her music and to her interviews, I grew a new level of respect for her. She isn't the best singer but she is a great singer, one of the best of this time. There are so many things she can do with her voice!
I just love her! She has made a difference in my life I mean gosh I love her! She is like a queen to me. I look up to her she is one of my idols and I love her! Whenever I here her I just have to listen or watch. Her clothes are like a gods clothes. I love her. Paws Up Mother Monster!
She has unique aura around her. She looks like Godness in her music videos and there is always something royal in her look. The thing isn't only about look since she has also rare vocal range. I love those little moments when she talk instead of singing. My favourite song is "Alejandro".
She have a lots of followers in the world. Her songs is powerful voice. The example of lady gaga songs is Judas, I and You, paparazzi, and many more. I very like her songs, in the youtube her songs have a lots of views.
She's totally the Drama Queen, I'm in love with her huge and powerful voice. She's the autentic DIVA!