American Female Rock Singers

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 1 Stevie Nicks

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Stevie Nicks is a songwriter and vocalist with the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. She also performs solo and is known for her unique voice. She has numerous hits to her credit and her records have sold in millions. She has won many awards, including the Grammy and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine.

 2 Aretha Franklin

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Famous As: Singer & Activist
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 16, 2018

Widely regarded as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a singer-songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aretha was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2010. Having sold over 75 million records, she is also one of the best-selling musicians ever.

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 3 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.

 4 Linda Ronstadt

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

One of the world's best-selling music artists ever, Linda Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide. She performed in diverse genres, including Latin, light opera, rock, and country. She is also one of the most decorated female music artists of all time, having won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

 5 Janis Joplin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4, 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 6 Tina Turner

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States

Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and has had a very long and successful career. Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer and Golden Eye are some of her chartbuster songs. She is also a songwriter and has acted in films too.

 7 Elle King

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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

American singer, Elle King, made her mark in showbiz when her debut single Good To Be A Man was released in March 2012 as a digital download. Her 2014 single Ex's & Oh's became one of the top songs in US. Under the Influence, America's Sweetheart, Good Girls, Different for Girls, Wild Love are some of her other popular songs.

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 8 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.

 9 Patti Smith

Patti Smith.
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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the punk poet laureate, Smith became an influential figure of the punk rock movement with the release of her album Horses. Many world-renowned musicians, such as Madonna and Michael Stipe, have cited Smith as their inspiration. Even actresses like Ellen Page and Maria Doyle Kennedy have called Smith a major influence.

 10 Debbie Harry

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Actress
Birthdate: July 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: MiamiMiami, Florida, United States

Debbie Harry is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Blondie, which pioneered the American punk rock and later the new wave genre. Also a well-known philanthropist, Debbie Harry works with charities that fight against endometriosis and cancer.

 11 Pat Benatar

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenpoint, New York, United States

Four-time Grammy-winning rock artist Pat Benatar left her job as a teller to step into the music industry and is best known for her chartbusting tracks Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Fire and Ice, and Love Is a Battlefield. She has platinum albums in both the U.S. and Canada.

 12 Lisa Marie Presley

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

The only child of the legendary singer and musician, Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley fought her addiction with drugs during her teens and later launched herself as singer-songwriter with her debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by two more commercially and critically successful albums. Lisa Marie Presley has also earned appreciation for her numerous philanthropic work.

 13 Joan Jett

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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Joan Jett, also known as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, is the frontwoman of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, best known for their rendition of the Arrows song I Love Rock 'n Roll, which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Jett also released the hit Cherry Bomb with the Runaways

 14 Amy Lee

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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Riverside, California, U.S.
Amy Lee, frontwoman of the rock band Evanescence, soared to fame with hits such as Bring Me to Life. A trained pianist and one of of VH1’s Top 100 Greatest Women in Music, she has also delivered the award-winning soundtrack of Indigo Grey: The Passage and chairs an epilepsy foundation.

 15 Taylor Momsen

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Famous As: TV Actress, Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Taylor Momsen is an American model, singer-songwriter, and former actress. She started her career as a child actress and became famous for playing Cindy Lou Who in the comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then quit acting to focus on music; over the years, she has been contributing to the success of the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

 16 Pink

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: oylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

Pink is an American singer-songwriter known for her acrobatic stage presence and raspy voice. Having sold more than 90 million records worldwide, Pink is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. A recipient of several prestigious awards, Pink was named in VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music list. Her work has inspired many other artists like Taylor Swift.

 17 Rain Phoenix

Rain Phoenix
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crockett, Texas, U.S.

 18 Laura Jane Grace

Laura Jane Grace
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Benning, Georgia, USA

 19 Taryn Manning

Taryn Manning
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falls Church, Virginia, USA

 20 Tracy Chapman

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

 21 Emmylou Harris

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alabama

Emmylou Harris is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Apart from being a bandleader, a solo artist, and an interpreter of other artists' works, Harris is also an activist; since 1999, she has been conducting Concerts for a Landmine Free World, an annual benefit tour. She is also an ardent supporter of animal rights organizations, such as PETA.

 22 Chrissie Hynde

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.

 23 Ann Wilson

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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: June 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

 24 Tori Amos

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Famous As: Musician and Singer
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 

 25 Hope Sandoval

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Hope Sandoval is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Mazzy Star and the alternative pop band Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions. She has delivered hits such as Fade into You. She is known to be stage-shy and likes singing on near-dark stages. 

 26 Patti Scialfa

Patti Scialfa.
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Deal, New Jersey, United States

Patti Scialfa is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The wife of popular musician Bruce Springsteen, Scialfa has been an important member of Springsteen's primary backing band, E Street Band, since 1984. As a member of the band, Patti Scialfa became an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 27 Christina Perri

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Christina Perri is an American singer-songwriter whose debut album Lovestrong was certified platinum. She is also known for recording the popular love theme, A Thousand Years, for the movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Apart from releasing studio albums and extended plays, Christina Perri also headlines concert tours.

 28 Alison Sudol

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

 29 Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann.
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Famous As: Alternative Artist
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond

Aimee Mann is an American singer and songwriter whose song Save Me, which she recorded for the soundtrack of the film Magnolia, earned her a Grammy Award and Academy Award nomination. Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Aimee Mann has also made several appearances on film and television. She also appears on the albums of other artists.

 30 Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 31 Anastacia

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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 32 Ronnie Spector

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York
Ronnie Spector was once the lead singer of the Ronettes, which released hits such as Be My Baby and Baby, I Love You. The “bad girl of rock and roll” was in an abusive marriage with record producer Phil Spector, who was later convicted of the murder of Lana Clarkson.

 33 Alisan Porter

Alisan Porter.
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts

 34 Domino Kirke

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England, UK

 35 Kim Deal

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

 36 Brody Armstrong

Brody Armstrong
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 37 Cassidy Freeman

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 38 Hikaru Utada

Hikaru Utda.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

Hikaru Utada is a Japanese-American singer, producer, and songwriter. She achieved popularity after releasing her first Japanese-language studio album First Love, which became Japan's best-selling album of all time. Utada was regarded as the most influential artist of the 2000s in Japan. She is also one of the most decorated Japanese artists of her generation.

 39 Wanda De Jesus

Wanda De Jesus.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City

 40 Tracey Ullman

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Slough, Berkshire, England, UK

 41 Niykee Heaton

Niykee Heaton
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States

 42 Juice Newton

Juice Newton
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

 43 Paz Lenchantin

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Argentine-born American musician and Pixies member Paz Lenchantin was born to a classical pianist father and had started training in the violin and other instruments as a child. The camera-shy artist is known for her eccentricities, such as buying a truck and driving it around Louisville. 

 44 Exene Cervenka

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Exene Cervenka soared to fame as a singer of the punk rock band X. She has also held exhibitions for her mixed media art, published books, and released a spoken word album. She has also expressed her views as a conspiracy theorist named Christine Notmyrealname, on social media.

 45 Lacey Sturm

Lacey Sturm
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Homestead, Florida, United States

 46 Scout Taylor-Compton

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Beach, California

 47 Ellen Foley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 48 Aja Volkman

Aja Volkman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, USA

 49 Cassie Gaines

Cassie Gaines.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seneca, Missouri
Died: October 20, 1977

 50 Rickie Lee Jones

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