The greatest female vocalists of all time have unmatched range as well as vocal control, power, and style. These women have left a permanent mark on the music industry with their phenomenal vocals. These remarkable women are unrivaled when it comes to pure, vocal talent. Here are 7 of the greatest female vocalists of all time.
When it comes to the greatest female vocalists, it doesn’t get much better than Whitney Houston. The world lost Whitney too soon just two short years ago, but her remarkable talent will forever live on through her music. In 2009, Whitney was named the Most Awarded Female Act of all Time by Guinness World Records. Her range is phenomenal, and most artists fall short trying to cover her songs. The video here shows her performing the classic “I Will Always Love You.”
Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is a gospel and R&B singer who is one of the greatest vocalists of all time. She inspired other singers, such as Whitney Houston, with her music. She is the most charted singer on the Billboard Charts and has won countless awards. This video is a performance of her singing “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.”
Etta James’ style is a mix between jazz and rock and roll. Her soulful voice will give you chills. This video really showcases her talent, as even in her later years, she was still able to perform her classic “At Last” flawlessly. Etta James has been inducted in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame.
Céline Dion started out as a Canadian performer singing in French then went on to release an album in English that made her one of the biggest pop stars in the US and other English-speaking countries. What’s even more impressive is that Céline has also sings in Italian, German, Spanish, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Wow! She is also known as one of the most technical and skilled vocalists of all time. Here is Céline performing her smash hit, “The Power of Love.”
Diana Ross is fabulous as the lead singer of The Supremes and in her solo career. Her vocals and charm make her one of the most memorable performers of all time. Her voice is smooth and soulful, winning her many awards. Diana Ross has sold over 100 million records and has released 70 singles! Here is a video of her performing the song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Mariah Carey has been performing for over twenty years, and in that time, she has become one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Mariah Carey has 18 number one’s to her name, more than any other solo artist. She has a five-octave vocal range as well as a powerful voice, making her one of the greatest female vocalists of all time. This video is Mariah Carey’s 2006 Grammy performance of her hit “We Belong Together” as well as the song “Fly Like a Bird.”
Princess of Pop, Christina Aguilera, is already known as a classic for her vocals, at just 33 years old. Even though she is most known for her pop performances, she can also give soulful performances such as the video here for her song “Hurt.” Christina’s beautiful voice is among the best on radio right now.
These 7 ladies have changed the world through their music. Some of the women on the list shaped music in the past, while others are continuing to inspire and change the music industry today. Who are your favorite female vocalists? Give us your input in the comments section!
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