True, Karen Anne Carpenter, or simply Karen Carpenter, may have been part of the famous duo the Carpenters, but there’s no denying how influential she has been to numerous contemporary female vocalists.
Five-time Grammy winner Dionne Warwick is not only a highly successful African American singer but is also an activist, an actress, a humanitarian and a United Nations Global Ambassador for Food and Agriculture.
Aretha Franklin is known worldwide as “The Queen of Soul.” Fans address her as “Sister Ree.” She is an outstanding singer because of her musical diversity and her incredible and powerful vocal range.
The cream of jazz singers and most definitely the popular music female voice of the 20th century.
Died May 3, 1987. A superstar in France and much of the rest of Europe. She earned 45 gold records awards and a pair of platinium.
When it comes to jazz influence, few artists can rival Lady Day’s or Billie Holiday’s massive contribution
Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. To date, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards, and has four platinum albums and two gold albums to her credit
Celine Dion has an incredible voice. To me, there's no question about it. She can hit power chords like no one I have ever seen.
The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, über-glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again!