American Female Hip Hop Singers

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 1 Jennifer Lopez

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Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

 2 Miley Cyrus

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Miley Cyrus, the American singer-songwriter and actress, is known for her wide range in music, spanning from pop and country pop to hip hop. The portrayal of the title character of television series, Hannah Montana, made her a teen idol. Her personal life has often sparked controversy, especially when she came out as pansexual and talked about use of cannabis.

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 3 Ariana Grande

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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

A talented youngster, Ariana Grande first stepped into the world of entertainment through Broadway musical 13 and later shot to fame with television series Victorious and its spinoff, Sam & Cat. Her television series also kick started her musical career which flourished with the release of her five commercially successful and critically applauded albums and collaborations with various other artists.

 4 Cardi B

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Rap legend Cardi B rose from being an exotic dancer and internet celebrity to being featured on Forbes and Time 100. Her triple-platinum-certified debut album, Invasion of Privacy, topped the Billboard 200. She was the only female solo artist to win the Grammy for the Best Rap Album.

 5 Beyonce Knowles

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

Beyonce Knowles is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She developed an interest in music as a child. As a teenager, she became the lead singer of Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. As of today, she is one of the world's best-selling recording artists. 

 6 Queen Latifah

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

 7 Nicki Minaj

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain

Amongst the most influential female rap artists of all time and one of the bestselling artists, Nicki Minaj came to limelight after her collaborations with Dirty Money Record and Young Money Entertainment. With subsequent release of her four albums, Minaj firmly established herself as a chart-topping artist. The Queen of Rap has also dabbled in acting and ventured into business.

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 8 Lauryn Hill

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States

Famous rapper and singer, Lauryn Hill, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. The artist whose album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammy Awards, is an inspiration for numerous singers and rappers. Earlier, she gained recognition as member of Fugees, an award-winning hip hop group.

 9 Aaliyah

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

 10 Nora Lum

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Nora Lum, or Awkwafina, soared to fame with the song My Vag, which became a YouTube hit. She then delivered her album Yellow Ranger and appeared in the series Girl Code. With The Farewell, she became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for the lead female.

 11 Mary J. Blige

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York

Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.

 12 Toni Braxton

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Famous As: American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Severn
Soul and R&B sensation Toni Braxton initially performed with her sisters in The Braxtons. She won three of her seven Grammys with her debut album. Known for her Billboard-charters such as Un-break My Heart, she also collaborated with Babyface, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and produced Braxton Family Values.

 13 Bebe Rexha

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Bebe Rexha is an American singer-songwriter. As a songwriter, Rexha has contributed to the success of songs recorded by artists like Eminem, Nick Jonas, and Selena Gomez. Her debut album Expectations did well in the US. Having described her sexual orientation as fluid, Rexha serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community; she is also a supporter of the community.  

 14 Teyana Taylor

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 15 Lizzo

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.

 16 Gwen Stefani

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

The co-founder of the popular band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani is a famous singer, songwriter, and record producer. One of the most decorated singer-songwriters, Stefani was ranked 13th in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, she is also one of the most successful female artists.

 17 Kelly Rowland

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Four-time Grammy-winning artist Kelly Rowland was part of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé. Kelly has also had a successful solo career and has starred in films such as Freddy vs. Jason. She has been a judge on The X Factor and a coach on The Voice

 18 Ashanti

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York, United States

Ashanti is an American singer, record producer, songwriter, model, and actress. A talented musician, Ashanti became the first woman to occupy the number one and number two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also known for her humanitarian work, Ashanti works tirelessly towards several causes, including raising awareness about issues pertaining to domestic violence.

 19 Faith Evans

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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakeland
R&B and hip-hop artist Faith Evans is the first female artist to sign with Sean Combs’s label. She was married to rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was killed in a shooting. Evans later won a Grammy for the song I'll Be Missing You, released in memory of her late husband.

 20 Cassie Ventura

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut

Singer, songwriter, model, actress, and dancer Cassie Ventura is a multifaceted lady. Beginning her career as a model at the age of 14, she didn’t take long to venture into singing and dancing as well. After enjoying considerable success as a singer, she made her acting debut in a dance film in 2008. 

 21 Keri Hilson

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, U.S.

Keri Hilson is an American singer, vocal arranger, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is known for writing songs for popular artists like Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears. She often creates music that glorifies love, sexual intimacy, and womanhood. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hilson has contributed to various charities and relief efforts for natural disasters.

 22 Ashnikko

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States

 23 JT

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States

 24 Yung Miami

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 25 070 Shake

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Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States

 26 Samantha Ronson

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 27 Kiely Williams

Kiely Williams
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 28 Noname

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 29 Angel Haze

Angel Haze
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 30 Melody Thornton

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona

 31 Tierra Whack

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 32 Santigold

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 33 Jody Watley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 34 Lady Miss Kier

Lady Miss Kier
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA

 35 Tisha Campbell-Martin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

 36 Brooke Valentine

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas

 37 Sylvia Robinson

Sylvia Robinson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: September 29, 2011

 38 Adina Howard

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

 39 Amara La Negra

Amara La Negra.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida

 40 Tayla Parx

Tayla Parx.
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

 41 Kodie Shane

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 28, 1998
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

 42 Bali Baby

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 43 Baby Kaely

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Famous As: Hip Hop Artist, YouTube Personality
Birthdate: February 22, 2005
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, NJ

 44 Deetranada

Deetranada.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 25, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

 45 Bahja Rodriguez

Bahja Rodriguez.
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Famous As: Hip Hop Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Georgia

 46 Brandi Williams

Brandi Williams.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 47 MISSPSTAR

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Famous As: Rapper, Dancer
Birthdate: June 13, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 48 Sa-Fire

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States U.S.