The Best Current Female Singers

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List Criteria: Female singers who currently have singles out, are on tour, or have new albums

The best female singers currently performing could easily be among the best of all time without contest. These are the most talented female singers in the world (and some of the most successful female musicians as well) here for you to rank from best to worst.

These women represent some of the women who have sold the most albums, female singers with the most awards (including women who have won Grammys), female vocalists with incredible vocal ranges, and just some of the most talented women in entertainment. Some of these top female singers, like Florence Welch, are just becoming exposed to a wide audience, while others like Adele and Taylor Swift are known around the world for their vocal talents.

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Are the best female singers today the most popular girl singers ever? These are tough questions we'll attempt to answer with this list of the best current female singers. If your favorite female singer isn't on the list, make sure to add her so she can contend for the #1 spot as the top current female singer.
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    Adele 
	is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    the people's #1 & most listed
    21, 1988, 19

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  2. 2
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    Taylor Swift 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    1989, Red, Speak Now

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  3. 3
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    Beyoncé Knowles 
	is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Beyonce, 4, I Am...Sasha Fierce

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  4. 4
    + 5,082
    - 6,305
    P!nk 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead, Funhouse

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  5. 5
    + 5,229
    - 7,486
    Katy Perry 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Prism, Prism (Acoustic), Teenage Dream

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  6. 6
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    Christina Aguilera 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by LanaTinaQueens
    Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

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  7. 7
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    - 2,957
    Sia Furler 
	is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    ranked low on reranks & added by Coolza
    Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee

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  8. 8
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    Lady Gaga 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    The Fame, Born This Way, Just Dance

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  9. 9
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    Ariana Grande 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    ranked low on reranks & added by mosquito234
    My Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses EP

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  10. 10
    + 4,725
    - 5,893
    Rihanna 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Loud, Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna 3CD Collector's Set

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  11. 11
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    - 5,235
    Kelly Clarkson 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Breakaway, Stronger, My December

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  12. 12
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    - 4,403
    Demi Lovato 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Don't Forget, Here We Go Again, Demi

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    - 4,939
    Carrie Underwood 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Blown Away, Carnival Ride, Some Hearts

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  14. 14
    + 3,275
    - 3,782
    Ellie Goulding 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Lights, Halcyon, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding

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  15. 15
    + 3,340
    - 4,637
    Alicia Keys 
	is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged

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  16. 16
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    - 4,554
    Shakira 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by NormanBates
    Live & Off the Record, Laundry Service, Where Are the Thieves?

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  17. 17
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    - 4,924
    Mariah Carey 
	is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by MChi
    Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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  18. 18
    + 3,446
    - 4,294
    Lana Del Rey 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Born to Die, Paradise, Lana Del Rey

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    + 1,404
    - 990

    ranked low on reranks & added by Jerry Vond
    Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle

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  20. 20
    + 2,999
    - 4,078
    Lorde 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Ralphie
    Pure Heroine, The Love Club EP, Tennis Club EP

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  21. 21
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    - 3,273
    Jessie J 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Coolza
    Domino, Alive, Who You Are

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    + 2,691
    - 3,542
    Selena Gomez 
	is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by radeo16
    Stars Dance, Shake It Up, Come & Get It

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    - 4,786
    Madonna 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    ranked low on reranks & added by NormanBates
    Rebel Heart, MDNA, Hard Candy

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    + 2,527
    - 3,998
    Avril Lavigne 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Let Go, My Happy Ending, Don't Tell Me

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  25. 25
    + 3,529
    - 4,973
    Britney Spears 
	is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by nikosnikopoulos3
    ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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  26. 26
    + 2,340
    - 2,874

    added by Coolza
    Love. Angel. Music. Baby., The Sweet Escape, The Sweet Escape

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    - 372

    ranked low on reranks
    The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album, Whitney Houston, My Love Is Your ...

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  28. 28
    + 1,631
    - 2,676
    Hayley Williams 
	is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Boyle348
    Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix)

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    + 1,248
    - 1,972
    Florence Welch 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Team Perfect Cover Green Day's Nimrod

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  30. 30
    + 1,621
    - 2,359
    Leona Lewis 
	is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by Coolza
    Spirit, Best Kept Secret, Spirit (Deluxe Edition)

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  31. 31
    + 1,240
    - 1,837

    added by Coolza
    Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, The Fall

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    + 1,270
    - 1,833
    Christina Perri 
	is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by averagej123
    Lovestrong, Head or Heart, The Ocean Way Sessions

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    + 1,320
    - 1,738
    Anna Kendrick 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    ranked low on reranks & added by ErinElizabeth
    Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2

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  34. 34
    + 1,552
    - 2,602
    Miley Cyrus 
	is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    often listed & added by MChi
    Can't Be Tamed, Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus, Breakout

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    + 1,520
    - 2,422
    Kesha 
	is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Animal, Cannibal, TiK ToK

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    + 1,176
    - 2,130
    Amy Lee 
	is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Aftermath

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  37. 37
    + 1,226
    - 1,701
    Sara Bareilles 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Little Voice, The Blessed Unrest, Careful Confessions

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    + 1,240
    - 1,865
    Jennifer Lopez 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by himashashalini1993
    Jenny From the Block, J.Lo, Dance Again

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  39. 39
    + 774
    - 1,199

    added by himashashalini1993
    Loose, Whoa, Nelly!

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  40. 40
    + 1,367
    - 2,164


    Dream with Me, O Holy Night, Songs from the Silver Screen Awakening tour

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    + 986
    - 1,385

    added by mal1
    Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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    + 1,038
    - 1,857
    Carly Rae Jepsen 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Kiss, Tug of War, Kiss: The Remix

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    + 1,211
    - 1,654
    Jennifer Hudson 
	is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Jennifer Hudson, I Remember Me, Think Like a Man

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  44. 44
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    - 847
    Kylie Minogue 
	is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by AbzoluteArtistry
    Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love

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  45. 45
    + 828
    - 1,195
    Colbie Caillat 
	is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Coco, Breakthrough, Christmas in the Sand

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  46. 46
    + 1,504
    - 2,528
    Nicki Minaj 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current Female Singers


    Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships

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    + 302
    - 183


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    + 838
    - 1,363
    Dido 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current Female Singers

    added by averagej123
    No Angel, Life for Rent, Safe Trip Home

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    + 679
    - 760

    ranked low on reranks & added by jason-corday
    Mary, My Life, What's the 411?

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  50. 50
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    - 582

    ranked low on reranks & added by sandovalarturo1
    Côte d'Azur Concerts on Verve, Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas, ...

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