American Female Record Producers

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 1 Whitney Houston

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Famous As: Singer & Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 11, 2012

Amongst the best-selling recording artists of all time and an inspiration to millions of budding artists, Whitney Houston achieved stardom with her eponymous debut album. The success of her later albums consolidated her position and earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records as the most awarded female artist of all time. She struggled with drug abuse and troubled marriage and died of drowning in her hotel's bathtub. 

 2 Mariah Carey

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States

Known for her five-octave vocal range and melismatic singing style, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist and a female songwriter. She was ranked second on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. 

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 3 Diana Ross

Diana Ross.
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

With several prestigious honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, under her belt, Diana Ross is one of the most popular and influential singers of all time. In 1976, Billboard named her the Female Entertainer of the Century. She has influenced popular artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson.

 4 Brandy Norwood

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record producer
Birthdate: February 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States

The singer of chartbuster songs like The Boy Is Mine, I Wanna be Down and Sittin' Up in My Room, Brandy Norwood is known for her raspy and husky voice. Most of her songs are about love, relationships and heartache. She was involved in a car accident in 2006, leading to multiple lawsuits, which were eventually settled out of court.

 5 Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

 6 Jewel

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States

 7 Vanessa Lynn Williams

Vanessa Lynn Williams.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
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 8 Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins.
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Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: July 19, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 1944

Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite who was often ridiculed and mocked for her poor singing ability, which in turn made her popular. Known as the world's worst opera singer, Jenkins became a musical cult-figure in New York City due to her technical incompetence as an amateur soprano. Her life inspired several plays and films, including Florence Foster Jenkins.

 9 Maren Morris

Maren Morris.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Birthdate: April 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas

Maren Morris is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. Many of her songs and albums have performed well on Billboard charts; her album Hero peaked at the fifth position on Billboard 200. As a songwriter, Maren Morris has contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, Jessie James Decker, and Aubrey Peeples.

 10 Faith Hill

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Famous As: Country Singer
Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ridgeland, Mississippi
Country music legend Faith Hill is best known for her hits This Kiss and Breathe. Her track There You'll Be was part of the Pearl Harbor soundtrack. She has won five Grammys and 15 ACM Awards and has appeared in movies such as Dixieland and The Stepford Wives.

 11 Brandi Carlile

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Famous As: Folk Rock Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ravensdale, Washington, USA

 12 Eve

Eve
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 13 Debbie Gibson

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film producer, Musician, Record producer, Pianist, Television actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 14 Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States

 15 Nancy Wilson (Rock Musician)

Nancy Wilson (Rock Musician)
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 16 Sheila E.

Sheila E.
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Famous As: Percussionist
Birthdate: December 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States

 17 Linda Perry

Linda Perry
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield

 18 Teddy Geiger

Teddy Geiger
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

 19 Macy Gray

Macy Gray
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States

 20 Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Douglas, Georgia, United States

 21 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.  

 22 Martina McBride

Martina McBride
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sharon, Kansas, United States

 23 Ester Dean

Ester Dean
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.

 24 Teena Marie

Teena Marie
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Record producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Monica
Died: December 26, 2010

 25 Niki

Niki
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

 26 Syd

Syd
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 27 Noname

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

 28 Jennifer Warnes

Jennifer Warnes
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

 29 Santigold

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

 30 Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 31 Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer
Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Anchorage

 32 Jackie DeShannon

Jackie DeShannon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hazel, Kentucky, United States

 33 Jody Watley

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

 34 Yolanda Adams

Yolanda Adams
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Famous As: Gospel singer
Birthdate: August 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Initially a schoolteacher, four-time Grammy-winning contemporary gospel singer Yolanda Adams rocked the Billboard charts with her debut full-length single Just As I Am. She was also part of the Tony-nominated team that created the original score of the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants. She has also penned a book on Christian life.

 35 Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy
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Birthdate: 0000 AD

 36 Heather Headley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidadian-American singer-actor Heather Headley is best known for her Tony- and Drama Desk-winning performance in the musical Aida. The Northwestern University drop-out was also part of the theatrical version of Whitney Houston’s movie The Bodyguard and won a Grammy for her gospel album Audience of One.

 37 Lady Miss Kier

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

 38 Paula Cole

Paula Cole
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: April 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockport

 39 Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 40 Angie Stone

Angie Stone
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Motivated by her gospel singer father, Angie Stone began singing as a child. She later formed the rap/hip-hop act The Sequence and then became the lead singer of Vertical Hold. Her first solo album, Black Diamond, was a Billboard charter. She has also appeared in movies and campaigned against diabetes.

 41 Lari White

Lari White
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Famous As: Country Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunedin, Florida, USA
Died: January 23, 2018

 42 Kreayshawn

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.

 43 The Blessed Madonna

The Blessed Madonna
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: October 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States

 44 Sinitta

Sinitta
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle, USA

 45 Blu Cantrell

Blu Cantrell
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

 46 Karen O

Karen O
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Korea

 47 Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, USA

The daughter of singer parents, Deniece Williams grew up singing gospel. Though she initially aspired to be a nurse and an anesthetist, she later took up music full-time and began performing at nightclubs. The Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with tracks such as They Say and I Believe in You.

 48 Sister Souljah

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, United States

 49 Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 50 Martha Wash

Martha Wash
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, USA