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.
The cream of jazz singers and most definitely the popular music female voice of the 20th century.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Linda Ronstadt (b. July 15, 1946) is an American popular music singer. Her many vocal styles in a variety of genres have resonated with the general public over the course of her four-decade career. As a result, she has earned multiple Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award etc..
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
* 2008: CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year * 1997: American Music Awards: Favorite New Artist * 1997: CMA: Horizon Award * 1997: TNN/Music City News: Star of Tomorrow--Female * 1996: Academy of Country Music: Single of the Year * 1996: Academy of Country Music: Song of the Year * 1996: Academy of Country Music: Top New Female Vocalist * 1996: Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance * 1996: Grammy: Best New Artist
Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933–April 21, 2003), better known by her stage name Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. Her vocal style is characterized by intense passion, a loose vibrato, and a slightly androgynous timbre,
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!
Clear and sweet-voiced Agnetha should be somewhere on such a list. Her voice helped sell hundreds of millions of ABBA songs worldwide. Singing partner Anni-Frid Lyngstad deserves listing, too.