Women Blues Musicians

Throughout history, there have been many women who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female such as Sheryl Crow, Amy Winehouse, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone, Christine McVie.The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Bonnie Raitt
(Singer)

Bonnie Raitt
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Birthdate: November 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

Bonnie Raitt is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Despite little commercial success at the beginning of her career, Raitt remained persistent until she had her first major hit in 1989. She has been named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time lists. She also supports organizations like Little Kids Rock.

 2 
Bessie Smith
(Singer)

Bessie Smith
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Birthdate: April 15, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 26, 1937

Bessie Smith was an American singer who gained popularity during the Jazz Age. Dubbed the Empress of the Blues, Smith was one of the most famous blues singers of the 1920s and 1930s. Counted among the greatest singers of her generation, Bessie Smith was a major influence on several other singers. Her life and work inspired the TV film Bessie.

 3 
Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)

Ma Rainey
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Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Died: December 22, 1939

 4 
Wynonna Judd
(Singer-songwriter)

Wynonna Judd
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Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States

Wynonna Judd is an American country music singer. One of the most decorated female country singers of her generation, Judd was honored with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame for her contribution to music. Also a philanthropist, Judd joined hands with Habitat for Humanity and helped raise more than $90 million to aid victims of natural disasters.

 5 
Eva Cassidy
(Singer, Guitarist)

Eva Cassidy
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Birthdate: February 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oxon Hill, Maryland, United States
Died: November 2, 1996

 6 
Courtney Hadwin
(Singer-songwriter)

Courtney Hadwin
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Birthdate: July 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sunderland, England

Courtney Hadwin is an English singer-songwriter who achieved popularity by participating in the first series of ITV's The Voice Kids and the 13th season of NBC's America's Got Talent, where she was a finalist. She is one of the youngest artists to sign a record deal with Arista Records and Syco Entertainment.

 7 
Snoh Aalegra
(Singer)

Snoh Aalegra
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Birthdate: September 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Born Shahrzad Fooladi, to Iranian parents in Sweden, Snoh Aalegra had started writing songs by age 9 and signed with Sony at age 13. She changed her name after moving to the US and soared to fame with her chartbusting tracks such as I Want You Around and Find Someone Like You.

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 8 
Alison Moyet
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

Alison Moyet
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Birthdate: June 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Billericay

 9 
Beth Hart
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Composer)

Beth Hart
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Birthdate: January 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 10 
Susan Tedeschi
(Singer, Guitarist)

Susan Tedeschi
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Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 11 
Mia Zapata
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)

Mia Zapata
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Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 7, 1993

 12 
Lucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)

Lucinda Williams
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Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

 13 
Joan Armatrading
(British singer-songwriter and Grammy and BRIT Award winner who has released popular singles like "Drop the Pilot.")

Joan Armatrading
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Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

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Dinah Washington
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Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963

 15 
Gabrielle
(Singer)

Gabrielle
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Birthdate: April 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 16 
Alannah Myles
(Singer-songwriter)

Alannah Myles
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Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Best known for her Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting single Black Velvet, written in memory of Elvis Presley, Alannah Myles is the daughter of legendary Canadian broadcaster William Douglas Byles. She was later seen in Eurovision and also sang the Canadian national anthem at Toronto All-Star Game in 1991.

 17 
Joan Osborne
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer)

Joan Osborne
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Birthdate: July 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Anchorage

 18 
Audrey Williams
(Musician, Songwriter)

Audrey Williams
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Birthdate: February 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pike County
Died: November 4, 1975

 19 
Melody Gardot
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist)

Melody Gardot
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Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey

 20 
Elkie Brooks
(Singer)

Elkie Brooks
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Birthdate: February 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salford

 21 
Big Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)

Big Mama Thornton
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Birthdate: December 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ariton, Alabama, United States
Died: July 25, 1984

 22 
Zola Taylor
(Singer)

Zola Taylor
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Birthdate: March 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 30, 2007

 23 
Ana Popovic
(Singer)

Ana Popovic
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Birthdate: May 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia

 24 
Karise Eden
(Singer-songwriter who became the winner of the first series of The Voice Australia)

Karise Eden
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Birthdate: July 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gosford, Australia

 25 
Sandi Thom
(Singer, Songwriter)

Sandi Thom
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Birthdate: August 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Banff

 26 
Dana Gillespie
(Actor, Singer, Songwriter)

Dana Gillespie
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Birthdate: March 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woking

 27 
Maggie Bell
(Singer)

Maggie Bell
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Birthdate: January 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow

 28 
Julia Stone
(Singer)

Julia Stone
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Birthdate: April 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney

 29 
Shingai Shoniwa
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Shingai Shoniwa
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Birthdate: September 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 30 
Susheela Raman
(Singer, Jazz musician whose debut album Salt Rain was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2001)

Susheela Raman
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Birthdate: July 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hendon, London, England, United Kingdom

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Ella Mae Morse
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Birthdate: September 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mansfield, Texas, United States
Died: October 16, 1999

 32 
Etta Baker
(Guitarist)

Etta Baker
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Birthdate: March 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Caldwell County, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 23, 2006

 33 
Christine Collister
(Singer-songwriter)

Christine Collister
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Birthdate: December 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man