Female Classical Singers

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Jackie Evancho
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Birthdate: April 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Jackie Evancho is an American singer who achieved popularity at the age of ten when she finished second in the fifth season of the popular talent show, America's Got Talent. Subsequently, she became the youngest solo artist to release a platinum-certified album in the US. She is also the youngest person to give a solo concert at New York City's Lincoln Center.

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Katherine Jenkins
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Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

While Classic FM named her The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century, Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins released 13 number-1 albums by age 23. Initially a singing teacher, Jenkins had also worked as a tour guide and a model. Her $10 million record deal with Warner Bros. was the biggest-ever in classical music.

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Monali Thakur
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Birthdate: November 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Calcutta, West Bengal, India

National Award- and Filmfare-winning singer Monali Thakur is best known for her hit tracks such as Moh Moh Ke Dhaage and Sawaar Loon. She first gained fame with Indian Idol 2 and later also acted in movies such as Lakshmi. She later secretly married a Swiss restaurateur she met on a trip.

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M. S. Subbulakshmi
(Carnatic Musician)

M. S. Subbulakshmi
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Birthdate: September 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai
Died: December 11, 2004

M.S. Subbulakshmi was an Indian singer. Dubbed the Queen of Music, Subbulakshmi was the leading exponent of Carnatic music. In 1966, she became the first Indian to perform in UN General Assembly. In 1974, she became the first Indian musician to be awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. In 1998, Subbulakshmi became the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

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Noor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)

Noor Jehan
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Birthdate: September 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: December 23, 2000

Noor Jehan was a Pakistani actress and playback singer. In a career spanning over 60 years, she is estimated to have sung around 20,000 songs. One of the most important Pakistani singers of all time, Noor Jehan is also widely regarded as one of the most influential and greatest South Asian singers of all time.

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Amira Willighagen
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Birthdate: March 27, 2004
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nijmegen, Netherlands

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Sadhana Sargam
(Playback singer who got immense popularity after her song 'Saat Samundar Paar' in the film Vishwatma)

Sadhana Sargam
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Birthdate: March 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dabhol, Maharashtra, India

Sadhana Sargam is an Indian playback singer best known for recording nearly 15,000 songs in 34 Indian languages. In 2002, Sadhana Sargam became the first non-South Indian singer to receive the National Award for a song composed by a South Indian. She has also won other prestigious awards like Maharashtra State Film Awards, Lata Mangeshkar Award, and Gujarath State Film Award.

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Kathleen Ferrier
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Birthdate: April 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Higher Walton, United Kingdom
Died: October 8, 1953

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Dolores Gray
(Actress)

Dolores Gray
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Birthdate: June 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 26, 2002

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Sibel Can
(Singer)

Sibel Can
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Birthdate: August 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey

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Ahlam
(Singer)

Ahlam
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Birthdate: February 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Nexhmije Pagarusha
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Birthdate: May 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pagarushë, Kosovo
Died: February 7, 2020

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Sílvia Pérez Cruz
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Birthdate: February 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palafrugell, Catalonia, Spain

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Marzieh
(Singer)

Marzieh
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Birthdate: March 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: October 13, 2010

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Gangubai Hangal
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Birthdate: March 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hangal, Karnataka, India
Died: July 21, 2009

Gangubai Hangal was an Indian singer best remembered for her powerful and deep voice. Since Hangal's mother's family was regarded as people belonging to low social status, Gangubai Hangal had to fight against this prejudice to become one of the most revered female Hindustani classical singers of her generation. In 1996, she was honored with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship.

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Nawal El Kuwaitia
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Birthdate: November 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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Muazzez Ersoy
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Birthdate: August 9, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uzunköprü, Edirne, Turkey

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Iqbal Bano
(Singer)

Iqbal Bano
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Birthdate: 1935 AD
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: April 21, 2009

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Gulden Karabocek
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Birthdate: November 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

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Siobhan Owen
(Soprano)

Siobhan Owen
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Birthdate: October 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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Anne Queffélec
(French classical pianist)

Anne Queffélec
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Birthdate: January 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France

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Zeynab Khanlarova
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Birthdate: December 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

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Ruth Fernández
(Contralto)

Ruth Fernández
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Birthdate: May 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: January 9, 2012

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Evelyn Lear
(Operatic Soprano)

Evelyn Lear
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Birthdate: January 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 2012

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Tanja Carovska
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Birthdate: March 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Resen, North Macedonia

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Shobha Gurtu
(Singer)

Shobha Gurtu
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Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Died: September 27, 2004

Shobha Gurtu was an Indian singer best known for her fame achieved by sticking to light Hindustani classical style, although she had indistinguishable control over pure classical style. Dubbed the Thumri Queen, Shobha Gurtu went on to win prestigious awards like Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Padma Bhushan, and Lata Mangeshkar Puraskar.

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Emma Nevada
(Operatic Soprano)

Emma Nevada
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Birthdate: February 7, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: California, United States
Died: June 20, 1940

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Miriam Gauci
(Singer)

Miriam Gauci
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Birthdate: April 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Malta

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Anna Renzi
(Soprano)

Anna Renzi
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Birthdate: 1620 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1660 AD

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Lianne Morgan
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Birthdate: November 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cardiff, England