The female singers that are mentioned in this article have proven that “A daughter is not tension, but a daughter is equal to ten sons.“
Because these are the singers that everyone talks about, and I have also talked about them in the best American Singers article.
So, without further ado. Let’s take a brief look at the best female singers in the world, and find out who the best among them is.
Who doesn’t know Shakira? Don’t you? Whether you know her or not, I can surely say that you must have heard the “Waka Waka” song.
Don’t you remember humming this song in, let’s say, school, park, home, and other play areas. And, allow me to be blunt.
There are some classic songs that everyone (probably) has listened to, especially the people born in the early or late 90s. The “Waka Waka” song is among them.
Shakira officially belongs to Columbia. Her birth date is the 2nd of February 1977, and her birthplace is Barranquilla, Columbia.
Her birth/complete name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. Her extraordinary contribution to the music has gotten her the title of “Queen Of Latin Music.”
When we were experiencing the start of puberty, Shakira was thinking of making an impact with her talent and becoming a successful female singer.
I sometimes wonder how this thought struck her mind at such a young age. Today, she is 45 years old, and she began doing this in 1990.
This means that she has been at it for more than three decades (31+ years). At first, her grandparents used to live in Lebanon and then immigrated to the USA.
Shakira’s dad was born in the USA. Five years later, they came to Columbia. That is why you can say that Shakira has both Columbian and Lebanese descent.
This female singer was interested in poetry from a young age, and when she was seven, her dad gifted her a typewriter, which she had asked him for some time ago.
So, that is how she spent her childhood. In simpler words, she had a good and nourishing childhood and had everything she needed to become a singer.
The same year she stepped into the industry, she released her first album, “Magia.” The year was 1990 by working with Sony Music Columbia.
You won’t believe that she was just thirteen when her first album came out. Just THIRTEEN! Her debut album was a hit and sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.
Then came out “Peligro” in 1993, three years later. In 1995, two years after her second album, she released “Pies Descalzos,” and she has given out many others as well since then.
Shakira’s Instagram following: 72.1 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 34.3 million+
SoundCloud following: 319,000+
Secondly, I present to you this beautiful female singer, Camila Cabello, who is 25 years old. Her birth name is Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao.
Camila’s birthday falls on the 3rd of March, and her birth place is Cojímar, Havana, Cuba. When she began doing this, she became a member of “Fifth Harmony (a famous girls’ group).”
Her dad wasn’t actually a native Cuban but a Mexican. But due to some reason, he had to migrate to Cuba; that is where this female singer was born.
She spent a big proportion of her childhood flying between Cuba and Mexico, and luckily when she was six, her mom said ‘enough’ and went to the USA (Miami, Florida).
Again for some reason, her dad couldn’t join them in the U.S. for about 18 months, but he got his visa and came to the U.S.
Her interest in singing and obsession with becoming a singer persuaded her to drop out of school, and she began taking her singing career seriously.
In 2012, at the age of fifteen, she officially became a singer, and it took her six years to give out her 1st album, “Camila,” in 2018.
“Romance” came out a year later, in 2019, and it was her second album. Her third album, “Familia,” came out in 2022.
Cabello’s Instagram following: 61.4 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 47.5 million+
SoundCloud following: 140,000+
Madonna Louise Ciccone is this female singer’s complete name. She was born on the 15th of August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, USA.
She is among the most veteran female singers in the industry (and the whole world), as she is 63 years old. While being a veteran, she is also among the best.
Louise has been doing this for more than four decades (41+ years). Her mom and dad were strict Catholics who had come to the U.S. from Italy.
But things took a tragic turn, and her mom, who had been ailing from breast cancer for a long time, died from the same reason.
Now, the real tragedy wasn’t her mom’s death; the real tragedy was her dad didn’t wait even for some time and married the housemaid.
Maybe, and just, maybe, he had his eyes on her maid for a long time and was waiting for the right moment. Madonna didn’t like it, not even a single bit.
That is how Madonna and her dad’s relationship grew weaker, weaker, and weaker over time. She began going against her dad’s orders and started rebelling.
Maybe it was the trauma of seeing it all happen in front of her that led her to do things that you won’t see a normal girl doing.
She stopped cleaning hair from her underarms; she used to walk like boys, and, yes, even her underwear was something that most of her fellow students had seen because she purposely used to show it by pulling her skirts up.
You can see that she spent her childhood pretty strangely. According to her, she wanted to become “somebody.”
Anyways, she began singing in 1979, and after four years, ‘Madonna,” her 1st album, came out in 1983 when she was working with Sire Records.
“Like A Virgin” was the second album that was released under her name in 1984. The third was “True Blue,” which was released in 1986.
Madonna’s Instagram following: 17.9 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 22 million+
SoundCloud following: 1.51 million+
This female singer has been doing this for around three decades (35+ years). As of 2021, she is 52 years old, soon to be 53 in 2022.
Her birth date is the 3rd of October 1969, and she hails from Fullerton, California, USA. Her complete name is Gwen Renée Stefani.
Both her mom and dad came to the U.S. from Europe, as her mom was from Ireland and her dad was from Italy. The icing on the cake was that her folks were fans of music.
In fact, her mom and dad were the ones who inspired her to become a singer. One of her siblings was part of the animation of “The Simpsons.”
As you saw, her early life was pretty musical and entertainment filled. How could she not become a singer in such an environment?
Throughout her life, she has been in three relationships. First, she began dating Tony Kanal (also a famous singer) in 1987.
Seven years later, they broke up. Gavin Rossdale and Gwen tied the knot in 2002, but unfortunately, they got divorced after fourteen years in 2016.
After that, Blake Shelton and Stefani got married in 2021, and they are still together. Moreover, she has three kids.
1986 was the year when she entered the music industry. Initially, she started working with the famous band “No Doubt.”
That is why her solo albums took a while to get released, as she was busy creating No Doubt bands’ albums which was released in 1992.
And her solo 1st album came out in 2004, sixteen years after becoming a singer named “Love. Angel. Music. Baby.”
Gwen’s Instagram following: 13.4 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 13 million+
SoundCloud following: 15,800+
I have been wanting to talk about this talented female singer for a long time, as I consider her to be one of the most worthy of being among the top artists in the world.
Alicia Keys real name is Alicia Augello Cook. She has been among all the troubles and hardships one can only imagine in her early days.
However, she belonged to a middle-class family; they had no big financial issues or any kind of legal issues, for that matter.
The only problem, or, should I say, the root of all problems, was her neighbourhood (the area she used to live in as a kid).
That area was full of violence, gang-related activities, harassment, verbal and non-verbal, and all the worst things you can think of.
She has described most of the horrors of her early life, and they weren’t good, not even a little bit. I am not exaggerating at all.
Alright, you tell me. In which case scenario would you decide to carry a knife or a weapon with yourself all the time? And, yes, when you are in your early teens.
In the worst-case scenario, right? When you realize that it is either a “do”, or a “die.” According to her, that is what she went through as a kid.
But you see, as much as Keys hated being in that situation as a kid, she also considers that difficult time is a lesson. A lesson that was preparing her for the hardships she would face in the music industry.
That played out really well, though, and do you know how Alicia faced those hardships/difficulties? Because of her mom.
Yes! Her mother was probably the only person who supported her passion. So, then what? We got to witness this beautiful female singer performing in front of our very eyes.
Oh! Before I forget, Alicia’s birth date is the 25th of January 1981, and she hails from Manhattan, New York, USA. She is 41 years old.
During her 25+ years time in the industry, she has achieved a lot, as she is also among the best-selling musical artists of all time.
She debuted in 1996, and five years later, “Songs In A Minor” came out in 2001. She was signed to J Records at the time of its release.
“The Diary Of Alicia Keys” was her 2nd, “As I Am” her 3rd, “The Element Of Freedom” her 4th, and “Girl on Fire” was her fifth studio album.
Alicia’s Instagram following: 23.2 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 23.2 million+
SoundCloud following: 1.92 million+
Did you know that she is considered the “Voice Of A Generation?” Why? Because of her four-octave vocal range and extraordinary talent.
She was born on the 18th of December 1980 in New York City, USA. She is 41 years old. Christina María Aguilera is her birth name.
Her mom was a musician herself, and her dad was a soldier in the U.S. states army. As you can guess, soldiers move from place to place.
That is why, alongside her dad and mom, she lived in many places, mostly in the U.S. but also in Japan. And again, this female singer’s folks also got divorced when she was little (six years old).
This female singer says that her dad was pretty violent, rude, and offensive toward her mom; this led to their divorce, eventually.
All of this was a lot to take as a kid; for that reason, she used to listen to music to deal with all of these hardships and abuses.
It is just my guess that is how she developed an interest in music and singing. This female singer went into the custody of her mom and began living in her maternal grandmother’s house.
Aguilera married Jordan Bratman in 2005; they stayed together for six years and then got divorced in 2011.
A year before her divorce, in 2010, she began dating Matthew Rutler, and it seems like they are still together and engaged. She has two kids.
She is also a famous T.V. personality, actress, and, yes, a songwriter. She decided to enter the industry as a singer in 1992.
Christina became a singer in Los Angeles, California, USA. This female singer has worked with RCA Records and Legacy Recordings by far.
“Christina Aguilera” was her 1st album, which came out in 1999, seven years after her debut. “Mi Reflejo” was her 2nd, and “My Kind Of Chrismas” was her 3rd album.
Aguilera’s Instagram following: 8.2 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 18.9 million+
SoundCloud following: 29,200+
Kelly Brianne Clarson is her birth/complete name. Her birth name is the 24th of April 1982, and her birthplace is Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Clarkson was the winner of the very first “American Idol” in 2002. That is how she got her initial fame. She has two kids.
She was married to Brandon Blackstock from 2013 to 2021 (for around eight years). Apparently, this was the only known relationship of this female singer.
Do you also think that becoming a singer is a curse? Because her folks also got divorced when she was pretty young. What do you think? Is it just a coincidence?
Clarkson started doing this in 2002, and one year later, in 2003, her 1st album, “Thankful,” came out. “Breakway” was his 2nd album, which was released in 2004, a year after the second one.
“My December,” “All I Ever Wanted,” “Stronger,” “Wrapped In Red,” “Piece By Piece,” “Meaning Of Life,” and “When Christmas Comes Around…” are her 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th studio album, which came out in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2021, respectively.
Kelly’s Instagram following: 5.8 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 13.7 million+
SoundCloud following: 17,700+
“Hello, I’m Dolly” was the first studio album that was released under the name of this female singer in 1967. She is 76 years old.
Dolly Parton is probably the most-aged female singer on this list. Her birthday falls on the 19th of January, and her birth year is 1946.
She hails from Pitman Center, Tennessee. Dolly Rebecca Parton is her complete name. Before releasing her debut album, she used to write songs for other artists.
Then she said, “why not write these songs for me?” Her decision didn’t prove to be wrong, as her debut album became the reason for her initial success.
Parton has been doing this for more than six decades (65+ years, to be precise). She and Carl Dean has been married for around 56+ years.
They tied the knot in 1966, and they are still together. Besides singing, she does acting, business, and humanity-related activities as well.
A year after her 1st album, she released her second album, “Just Between You and Me,” in 1968. In the same year, “Just Because I’m A Woman” came out as her third album.
Dolly’s Instagram following: 5 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 10.3 million+
SoundCloud following: 13,600+
No! I was wrong, of course, as Tina is 82 years old and is actually the oldest female singer on this list. She hails from Brownsville, Tennessee, USA.
Her birthday falls on the 26th of November, and her birth year is 1939. Turner’s birth name is Anna Mae Bullock. However, she was born in the U.S., but she is not an American.
Why? Because there’s a federal law that goes like, “you have to relinquish your U.S. citizenship in order to apply for a foreign country’s citizenship.”
That is how she was a U.S. national for 74 years. Then she applied for Swiss citizenship and got a Swiss passport when she became a Swiss national.
She tied the knot with Ike Turner in 1962, and in 1978, they got divorced. Then in 2013, she married Erwin Bach, and they have been together ever since and has four kids.
Tina’s debut/1st studio album was “Tina Turns The Country On!” which came in 1974 by working with United Artists Records.
Her 2nd studio album, “Acid Queen,” was released in 1975; three years later, “Rough” came out in 1978, and “Love Explosion” was her fourth album.
Turner’s Instagram following: 765,000+
Spotify monthly listeners: 9.3 million+
SoundCloud following: Almost 8,000.
Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is her birth name. Ross is also among the veteran female singers in the industry, as she is 78 years old.
Moreover, her musical career is also 66 years old. That makes her one of the greatest musical artists of all time.
This female singer was born on the 26th of March 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is also a famous actress and movie producer.
Ross first married Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971, and six years later, the couple got divorced. Nine years after her 1st divorce, she married again.
Arne Næss Jr. and Diana Ross were a couple for fourteen years, after also getting divorced in 2000 after marrying in 1986.
She has five kids. “Diana Ross” was her 1st album, which came out in 1970. “Everything Is Everything” was her second, and “Surrender” was her third studio, which came out in 1970 and 1971, respectively.
Diana’s Instagram following: 620,000+
Spotify monthly listeners: 7.2 million+
SoundCloud following: 4,400+
I have talked about the best female singers in the industry in detail. This whole article is a little example of true women’s empowerment.
Among them, Shakira is my favourite female singer on this list. Let me know about your favourite female singer. I’ll wait. Thank you.