Top Ten Most Underrated Female Music Artists


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.
2 Jojo Siwa Jojo Siwa

I don't think so. She isn't really deserving to be in the top spot, even in the top 20. She's more of for little girls. - Misfire

3 Brandy Brandy Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

Brandy is one of the top influences in R&B. Her consistency in tone, runs & riffs, inflections, stacking her vocals & her range! She's a contralto, I mean she can do it all not to mention she was the Black cinderella, first black Barbie doll, first black female singer to have a cover girl endorsement. She's set the stone for a lot of African American young women. Carries herself like a lady, with the most seeetest/funny personality and this women has sold millions of records WITH HER CLOTHES ON. She's just a phenomenal person inside and out and with killl any female vocals on the games she's a musical genius.

Yes, Brandy has a great voice. One of the better female r&b singers of the late 90's. Her voice has actually improved over the years, unlike some others from her time... - DaWyteNight

Her tone, her runs, her spirit. She's a icon since « I Wanna Be Down » and she will be forever ;)!

4 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.
5 Esthero
6 JoJo JoJo
7 Shanice Shanice Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.

She's like Mariah Carey as in she can hit whistle notes but unlike Mariah Shanice has a beautiful voice and doesn't make you wanna rip your ears out.

8 Nicole Jackson
9 Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.

She has a decent voice, not amazing, but she has her good moments, but the problem is her music. I only really like a few songs by her, "Keep It Between Us" is my favorite by her. She tends to waste her talent on crap like "Kisses Down Low" and "Ice." - DaWyteNight

10 Mya Mya

Not really underrated, more so that she had her time and now it's up. Just like Ciara for example. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Angie Stone Angie Stone
12 Tinashe Tinashe Tinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.

She had a good thing going with her alt-r&b, but she decided to go the pop direction which hurt her career. - DaWyteNight

13 Ella Mai
14 Ledisi Ledisi
15 Mila J
16 Chante Moore Chante Moore
17 Qveen Herby
18 Pia Mia
19 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.
20 Florence Welch Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine.
21 Tori Kelly Tori Kelly Victoria Loren "Tori" Kelly is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who slowly gained recognition after starting to post videos on YouTube at the age of 14. When she was 16, Kelly auditioned for the singing competition television series American Idol.

I haven't listened to a song from her, but I have heard her voice. She's got talent! - Misfire

22 Jennifer Hudson 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.
23 Monica Monica Monica is an R&B singer who was most popular in the 90s. Her most well-known song was "The Boy Is Mine" with R&B singer Brandy.
24 Solange Knowles
25 Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole Keyshia Cole is an r&b diva who was popular in the mid 2000's with songs like "Love", "Heaven Sent", "I Remember" and "Let It Go." Keyshia's r&b is known for it's 'hood' edge to it, and a lot of this is due to one of her biggest inspirations being Tupac Shacur.
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27 Christina Aguilera 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 more.

Lol how is Christina Aguilera underrated? - DaWyteNight

28 Ashanti Ashanti Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.

It's more so that her 15 minutes are up than her being underrated. With Ashanti it was never really about her voice, but that she made catchy music. - DaWyteNight

29 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.


30 Christina Milian Christina Milian Christine Flores, better known as Christina Milian, is an American actress, singer and songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam.
31 Keri Hilson Keri Hilson Keri Lynn Hilson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B and hip hop artists.

Just not that good of an artist in my opinion, her talents are in songwriting not singing in my opinion. - DaWyteNight

32 Anastacia Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.
33 Teyana Taylor Teyana Taylor Teyana Taylor is an R&B singer signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label . Her debut album "VII" came out in late 2014 and contained the songs "Dreams" and "Do Not Disturb ."
34 Bebe Rexha Bebe Rexha

Definitely not underrated - DaWyteNight

35 Tamar Braxton
36 Kelly Price Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
37 Faith Evans Faith Evans
38 Cassie Ventura
39 Tamia
40 Patti Smith Patti Smith Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
41 Olivia Longott
42 Amy Heidemann
43 LeToya Luckett
44 Fantasia Barrino Fantasia Barrino Fantasia Monique Taylor, known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress.
45 India Arie India Arie
46 Mackenzie Ziegler Mackenzie Ziegler Mackenzie Ziegler is an American dancer, singer, actress and model. She is the younger sister of dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler and is best known for appearing for six years on Lifetime's reality dance show Dance Moms.
47 Vivian Green
48 Sia Furler Sia Furler
49 Justine Skye
50 Bridgit Mendler Bridgit Mendler Bridgit Claire Mendler is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In 2004, she began her career in the animated Indian film The Legend of Buddha.
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Top Remixes

1. Nicole Scherzinger
2. Shanice
3. Nicole Jackson
1. Brandy
2. Esthero
3. Mya


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