Female Drummers

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 Nia Lovelis, Meg White, Kate Schellenbach, Sandy West, Athena Lee.The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India 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 
Meg White
(photographer, musician, actor, percussionist)

Meg White
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Birthdate: December 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit

 2 
Sheila E.
(Percussionist)

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

 3 
Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)

Karen Carpenter
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Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 4, 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

 4 
Teddy Geiger
(Musician)

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

 5 
Lauren Mayberry
(Vocalist and Percussionist of the Scottish Pop Band 'Chvrches')

Lauren Mayberry
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Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Lauren Mayberry is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and musician. Mayberry, who possesses a soprano singing voice, is the lead vocalist of the popular Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches, where she also plays keyboards and drums. One-third of the band, Mayberry co-produces and co-writes the songs along with Martin Doherty and Iain Cook. A vocal feminist, Mayberry runs the feminist collective, TYCI.

 6 
Kim Deal
(Singer)

Kim Deal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

 7 
Kate Nash
(Singer-songwriter)

Kate Nash
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK
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 8 

Kathleen Hanna
4
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 9 

Kate Schellenbach
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Birthdate: January 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City

 10 
Lisa Cimorelli
(Musician, Singer)

Lisa Cimorelli
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: California

 11 
Sophie B. Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)

Sophie B. Hawkins
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 12 
Janet Weiss
(Drummer)

Janet Weiss
2
Birthdate: September 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hollywood

 13 
Debbi Peterson
(Musician)

Debbi Peterson
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 14 
Sandy West
(Former Drummer with the hard rock group The Runaways in the 1970s)

Sandy West
2
Birthdate: July 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: October 21, 2006

 15 
Caroline Corr
(Musician)

Caroline Corr
3
Birthdate: March 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dundalk

 16 

Cindy Blackman Santana
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Birthdate: November 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yellow Springs, Ohio

 17 
Meshell Ndegeocello
(Singer-songwriter)

Meshell Ndegeocello
2
Birthdate: August 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 18 
Lisa Hannigan
(Singer-songwriter)

Lisa Hannigan
3
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland

 19 
Gina Schock
(Musician)

Gina Schock
2
Birthdate: August 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Athena Lee
2
Birthdate: December 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 21 

Nora En Pure
2
Birthdate: July 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

South African-born Daniela Di Lillo, or Nora En Pure, grew up in Switzerland, where she was introduced to music as a child. Now a world-renowned sensation in electronic music, she is known as the Queen of Deep House. The International Dance Music Award winner was previously also part of the Helvetic Nerds.

 22 

Juliana Hatfield
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiscasset, Maine Wiscasset, Maine, U.S.

 23 
Moe Tucker
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)

Moe Tucker
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Birthdate: August 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York, United States

 24 

Torry Castellano
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Birthdate: January 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco

 25 
Viva Seifert
(Musician, Rhythmic gymnast)

Viva Seifert
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Birthdate: April 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

Apart from being an actor and a musician, Viva Seifert is also former rhythmic gymnast who has represented Britain in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. She won a Game Award for her role in the video game Her Story and has performed as part of Bikini Atoll and Joe Gideon & the Shark.

 26 
Kavka Shishido
(Drummer, Actress)

Kavka Shishido
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Birthdate: June 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 27 

Cheikha Rimitti
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Birthdate: May 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tessala, Algeria
Died: May 15, 2006

 28 

Suzette Quintanilla
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Birthdate: June 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lake Jackson, Texas, United States

 29 
Nia Lovelis
(Drummer)

Nia Lovelis
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Birthdate: January 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, USA

 30 
Lori Peters

Lori Peters
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Birthdate: November 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius