Best Female Vocalists

Submitted by ub on Sun, 03/26/2023 - 09:21
The Female Voice

Who are the all-time best women singers regarding popularity, attraction, vocal strength, projection, lungs, sales, and power?

Some may think they sound alike but don't say identical, though there's a certain commonality among them that may come across.

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Mahalia Jackson. She shames every other vocalist— Great Vocalists of the 20th century

Renata Tebaldi

Ella Fitzgerald. No one before or after could sing the American Songbook like Ella Fitz, the First Lady of Jazz.

Maria Callas

Rhiannon Giddens. A genius — and not just because she won the MacArthur Grant. Her first opera is brilliant — and she can sing any genre of music.

Joan Sutherland

Billie Holiday — Before jazz or swing, there was Billie Holiday. "Good Mornin', Heartache" is perfection.

Birgit Nilsson

Barbra Streisand — As with Giddens, Streisand was classically trained and could sing in almost any genre. Her tribute album to Alan and Marilyn Bergman epitomizes phrasing and musicality.

Regine Crespin

Whitney Houston's 1991 Super Bowl › list › ls009845087

100 Greatest Female Vocalists - IMDb

Bonnie Raitt was born on November 8, 1949, in Burbank, California, USA. She is an actress and composer known for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Nick of Time (1995), and Ladder 49 (2004). She was previously married to Michael O'Keefe. Often mistaken for a country vocalist, Ms. Raitt couldn't be more indicative of the blues. › list › best-female-voice-ever › music-lover

The 100+ Best Female Vocalists Of All Time, Ranked By Fans

August 18, 2021, This list of the top female singers are living, like Adele and Madonna, and long gone, like Nico and Amy Winehouse. However, their albums and singles continue selling to loyal and new audiences, whether American or elsewhere. › charts › greatest-hot-100-women-artists › #!

Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Women Artists - Billboard

The Greatest of All-Time Hot 100 Songs by Women & Billboard 200 Albums by Women, and their respective Artists' rankings, are based on weekly performances on the Billboard Hot 100 songs.


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