Top Ten All Time Divas

Originally 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.

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21 Cher 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 more.

CHER is the GODDESS OF POP and nobody can steal this title from her... She is the biggest legend of pop music... Unbelievable voice, body, character and of course, the BEST female entertainer... X

She has the ultimate diva appearance, her shows are gorgeous and so entertaining, even as her costumes. She has been famous since 1965 and not only 'The Goddess of Pop' but also a oscar winner! How amazing, and she still looks so good. In a few months a new album, can't wait! I 'believe' in it.

she has been popular since 1965 and is definitely one of the top 5 best selling female singers in history. she is just brilliant - dananana

Cher is the best.She has a very unque voice and communication with people.Movements and a way of acting on stage.She s got a strong package.For me she s a DIVA AAA!

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22 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

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! - sk8erchick

She's the best pop-rock singer ever lived. - joshpunk879

25?!?!?!? Seriously? Okay, I'm thankful she isn't like 1000000000 or anything, but come one guys, vote for avril - AnonymousChick

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23 Diana Ross Diana Ross

Diva has nothing to do with being a nice person (Beyonce) as someone mentioned. Very often DIVAS are those who have fought to do it their way-Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross... Not always viewed as "nice" but as paving the way to do it their way... And after 50 years, I think Ross and Streisand have proved the word is theirs.

Diana Ross is the greatest diva of our time. She is a perfectionist who can sing anything, and looks great at all time doing it. She has been doing this for more than fifty years and we still can't get enough of her.

DIANA is the Supreme Diva! Miss Ross has been doing it for 5 plus decades and still going strong. She's paved the way for all the so called divas of today. A true Goddess.

The DIVA architect!

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24 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

patti labelle is one of the best singer of all times... first of all I must say that she has one of the rarest voice.. she can belt C6.. she has clean whistle.. its amazing her strong, highest and deepest voice... patti I love you very much.. I am not english and I understand english a beat and I can't say this words which I want to tell for you.. I am from georgia.. I love you patti.. she is singer who has one of the best voice in the world...

Patti should be number one no one can match her incredible range nor the raw power and emotion she has in her voice with her 4 octave range and who can top her as she walks away from the mike and sings and still be heard to the back rows

Patti is a true diva, why isn't she higher? I think some of you all need to look up the word diva again, and then re-evaluate the list. - 2shy

Hands down number ONE

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25 Sheryn Regis Sheryn Regis

I think among the champions..
she's the best!
very versatile..
and most of all... HUMBLE - crystalvoiceSR

I'm always saying this,, for me when sheryn sings she's always giving her best and her voice is very powerful she is making the song so meaningfull. ,. , I love her,. , - jhanz09

Also tagged as the Modern Jukebox Diva, she is simply a diva with great versatility and talent!

Sherin regis is the one of the student of regine velasquez and also sarah geronimo kyla

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26 Nicole Scherzinger 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. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group more.

The Queen of all Vocals. She is a full package. She can sing any genre. Some people usually think she is underrated but I gained too much respect for her after watching her performance in Phantom of the Opera, she has also her own version of And I am telling you and I fall in love with her to the next level after she sang Don't cry for me Argentina. As the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, I know that this doll can kill compositions! This girl is so amazing! She has a fantastic voice, humble personality and one of the best diva in the world. Every celebrity or singer that works with her knows that this doll can Sing, she must not need to be underestimated and she deserve to be in the list.

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...

27 Dame Shirley Bassey

this is the reaL diva! with her exeptionaL voice! wit her exeptionaL gestures not to mention her exeptional gowns! watch her on utube, and uLL see..
by the way she is aLready 71 yet stiLL powerfuL!
no body does it Like her..
get weLL soon DSB! - korinran

Dame Shirley Bassey is considered a DIVA, not because of her behind the scene antics that so many others, but because she has one of the most powerful voices to ever record! - Scot90230


Dame Shirley is a true diva. Love her.

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28 Mylene Farmer Mylene Farmer Mylène Farmer is a French recording artist, songwriter, occasional actress, writer and entrepreneur.

Mylene is the most incredible performer of all time not because she has the most incredible voice, but because she does all the little things the best. She puts on the best show. She is a combination of Madonna and Pink Floyd, but better than both. She is an incredible actress. She is smart. Her Stade de France concert is by far the most incredible concert ever conceived. The fact that people will travel from all over the world just to see her concerts is testimony to her ability to captivate audiences.

Mylene is a multi-talented singer and entertainer that captivates wide and diverse audience around the world. Mylene, like Shania Twain and Celine Dion have all left their own innovative marks and list of accomplishments on music world that will be a hard to meet or surpass. However, Mylene is unique in all aspects of the word as are her concerts. It is also apparent that she is loved and adored by her fans and she returns it as evidenced by her interactions with her fans during her concerts.

Mylene is a Queen of all Queens on our Planet. She is the best of the best! All others singers are feeble!! Mylene's fans, vote!


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29 Lea Michele Lea Michele

She's totally the Drama Queen, I'm in love with her huge and powerful voice. She's the autentic DIVA!

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30 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

Jessie J is so humble and down to earth! She carries herself with grace in everything she does

Amazing vocal range, amazing stage presence, amazing soul, she is the epitome of perfection.

She has an amazing vocal and energy

I love your high voice

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31 Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
32 Toni Braxton 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.

Just listen to her version of 'unbreak my heart'

33 Michelle Williams Michelle Williams Tenitra Michelle Williams is an American R&B, pop and gospel recording artist. Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time with over 60 million records, of which more than 35 million copies sold with the trio lineup more.
34 Anastacia Newkirk Anastacia Newkirk

her voice is just...i can't describe her.she's just unique and incomparable!


baby you're the voice thet everyone feel into hid heart!!!I love yo so much!!! an italian fans!!

The most wonderfull and amazing woman on the world! A true Freak of Nature!!!!!!!

She has such a powerful and unique and wonderful voice. She is amazing!

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35 Maria Callas Maria Callas Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

Maria Callas lived and died for her art to the others it was just a job. What are people thinking.

Of course Callas should be the nr 1! The voice of all times. It is really funny to see some of the names here - they definitely don't qualify for this list

She is the Queen, She is the Diva

Sublime! No other word comes to mind when I think of this voice.

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36 Amy Winehouse 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 many troubles? Yes, because of her vulnerable and defenseless soul. Everything she used to do was imprudent? It's true, because she really was able to love. ( Real love is always blind ). People made fun of her? Only because they didn't want to help her. Now it doesn't matter(( All I can say : Great voice, great heart, great Amy!

Amy Winehouse, she is the best diva in her own way! she can not be replaced by anyone. I really love her soul!

Music oozing out from every pore. What an incredible force of nature!


37 Anita Baker 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.
38 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige should DEFINITELY be in the top 20 if not the top 10. She has perfected her craft. I remember when she first came out I didn't like her voice but over the years she has perfected it and sings with so much EMOTION. Unlike most of these artist who just sing and you can tell they aren't really experiencing the feeling of what they're singing. Mary has overcome many barriers in her personal life through her music which is why she is so popular with many people. We can feel the pain, we can feel the joy. I love her and don't understand why she's not in the top 20.

39 Rachelle Ann Go

She's but a powerful singer! Unique voice quality! She always amazes audience with her performance. Indeed, She's the Ultimate Champion! - gelmark

her voice is more powerful and more beautiful than MC, christina, and regine velasquez.

she have a powerful voice and shes the only singer here in the phils. who can whistle.

A girl who has everything.

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40 Dolly Parton Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.

Dolly Parton is beyond diva status, she's an icon and a legend and has sustained her creativity for the most of six decades. She pioneered the way for women in country and for country across the world, and she's still doing it. She fills out concert halls at the age of 65 right down to Australia. Who can gather together in one hall, old, middle aged, young, hetro, homo, drag queens, people across all classes and creeds? Adele loves her, so does Norah Jones, Keith Urban, and those are just to mention a few. She has published at least 4000 songs, over 80 albums, her songs have been covered by everyone from Johnny Cash to Emmy Lou Harris, to Marianne Faithfull, White Stripes, Urban, Sinead O Connor, N Jones to mention but a few. She started from dirt poor, to create musical history, a multi-million theme park and bring employment to her place of birth. She has given time and money endlessly to charity, not least her Imagination library which helps literacy and has spread to every state ...more

Um, She made Whitney Houston famous with her song and who the heck is this Sarah girl? Somebody must have several accounts voting for her, because there is no way such an unknown is #1... - cathteen07

Come on! She's the real Queen of Country music. Just look at her! Diva Mania!

No words can describe her positive appeal to all audiances. Bubbly, loving and funny too.

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