10 Best Women Singers
There are many female vocalists that have had chart topping hits, but now you can learn about the 10 best women singers and see if you agree with the choices.
- Mariah Carey. This diva was born in 1970 and has a five octave vocal range that is superior to most other singers in the world. She is the Columbia Records top selling act, making her the seventeenth overall recording artist in the industry. Her debut album was the self titled "Mariah Carey." She produced four top hits on the top 100.
- Celine Dion. Celine Dion is a Canadian pop singer who has been established as a top selling singer in the United States and her native Canada. She primarily speaks French, but it was after the release of her English language albums that made her a star. She is famous for the theme to Titanic, "My Heart Will Go On."
- Whitney Houston. Born in 1963, Whitney Houston has many famous relatives in the music industry such as Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick. She has made a name for herself with her extensive vocal range and chart topping hits. Although a victim to drug abuse, she is still one of the top selling artists in the world with over 200 million singles and albums sold, making her fourth on the best-selling female artists list. She is well known for her remake of "I Will Always Love You," originally done by Dolly Parton.
- Patsy Cline. Born in 1932, Patsy Cline is one of the most influential artists of all time. Sadly, she died in a private plane crash in 1963, right at the pinnacle of her career. Although her first genre was country music, she enjoyed a career in crossover hits with songs such as "Crazy and I Go Walking."
- Leona Lewis. Leona Lewis has the distinction of being the first British solo artist to be on top in the Billboard 200, as well as setting a record for the fastest download for her song, "A Moment Like This." Leona was born in 1985 and was the winner of the popular British show, "The X Factor."
- Ann Wilson. Part of the popular duo Heart, Ann Wilson was born in Seattle, Washington in 1950. The success of Heart has encompassed four decades with their popularity still intact today with songs like "Barracuda," "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man."
- Christina Aguilera. Having a career that started on "Star Search" and then being a member of the "Mickey Mouse Club," Christina Aguilera is a popular artist that was born in 1980. Her vocal range is unprecedented and she is the youngest person to be on the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list by "Rolling Stone." Her debut song was "Genie in a Bottle."
- Janis Joplin. Janis Joplin was born in 1943 and became a rock and roll icon with her unique voice and talent. Unfortunately, she died at the age of 27 due to an overdose of heroin combined with alcohol. One of her most popular songs is "Me and Bobby McGee."
- Etta James. Born in 1938, Etta James is the recipient of multiple Blues Music awards and four Grammy's, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her soulful blues sound is yet to be copied with her contralto vocal range with such songs as "At Last."
- Pat Benatar. Pat Benatar has had the success of almost twenty top 40 singles and was one of the most heavily played artists back in the heyday of MTV in the 1990's. She was born in 1953. Her commercial success began with such songs as "Heartbreaker" and "We Belong to the Night."
Posted on: Nov. 11, 2010