Famous Women Singers

Female singers from the 20th Century and beyond
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Singing everything from dance to gospel, her voice was a force to be reckoned with. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time.
  • Whitney Houston
  • Tina Turner
  • Madonna
  • Donna Summer
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    She hogged the limelight as the lead vocalist of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later embarked on a solo career.
  • Mama Cass
  • Janis Joplin
  • Carly Simon
  • Joni Mitchell
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    This jazz vocalist, known for her phenomenal vocal range, won 13 Grammys in a career spanning 60 years.
  • Etta James
  • Billie Holiday
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Lena Horne
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    One of the most famous female pop singers of all time, she has also won an Academy Award for best actress.
  • Madonna
  • Olivia Newton John
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Cher
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    During World War II, these sisters toured military bases and hospitals around the world, and became the highest selling all-female group ever to grace the earth.
  • Three X Sisters
  • The Boswell Sisters
  • The Andrews Sisters
  • The Chordettes
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    One of the most successful artists of the 1990s, her first five singles topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat achieved by no other artist.
  • Mariah Carey
  • Madonna
  • Britney Spears
  • Edie Brickell
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    The Queen of Soul
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Diana Ross
  • Nina Simone
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    An airplane crash took this country great far too soon
  • Karen Carpenter
  • Tammy Wynette
  • June Carter
  • Patsy Cline
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    Her first album, a fusion of jazz with country music and pop, earned her five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.
  • Katy Perry
  • Alanis Morrisette
  • Fiona Apple
  • Norah Jones
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    A folk singer known for her phenomenal vocal style and distinctive vibrato, her songs talked about social issues. She frequently sang as part of a famous duet with Bob Dylan.
  • Carole King
  • Judy Collins
  • Joan Baez
  • Sandy Denny
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    She was the "Coal Miner's Daughter"
  • Maybelle Carter
  • Loretta Lynn
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Dolly Parton
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    Put these hit songs by female artists in order of their release date
    • Like a Virgin
    • Aint No Mountain High Enough
    • Crazy
    • I Will Always Love You
    • I Will Survive

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