Female Hip Hop Singers

Throughout history, there have been many women hip hop singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female hip hop singers such as Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Nelly Furtado.The women hip hop singers 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 Rihanna

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Barbadian

For anyone who has a penchant for music, Rihanna needs no introduction. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Rihanna is one of the most influential names in the music and fashion industry. Her effortless singing, catchy tunes and inimitable dance moves have won her eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards.

 2 Queen Latifah

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

 3 Lali Espósito

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Argentinian

Argentine actor-singer Lali Espósito initially soared to fame as a child actor with the telenovela Rincón de Luz and then played a lead role in the teen series Casi Angeles. She is best known for her gold-certified album Brava. She supports abortion rights and is also associated with children’s charities.

 4 Beyonce Knowles

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 5 Mary J. Blige

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.

 6 Faith Evans

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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
R&B and hip-hop artist Faith Evans is the first female artist to sign with Sean Combs’s label. She was married to rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was killed in a shooting. Evans later won a Grammy for the song I'll Be Missing You, released in memory of her late husband.

 7 Christina Milian

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Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Christina Milian is best known for her hit tracks A.M. to P.M. and Say I. Fans have also loved her performances in the movie Love Don't Cost a Thing, as Vanessa in Grandfathered, and as Christine Parks in The Oath. She co-owns Viva Diva Wines and a food truck business.
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 8 Toni Braxton

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Famous As: American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Soul and R&B sensation Toni Braxton initially performed with her sisters in The Braxtons. She won three of her seven Grammys with her debut album. Known for her Billboard-charters such as Un-break My Heart, she also collaborated with Babyface, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and produced Braxton Family Values.

 9 Nora Lum

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Nora Lum, or Awkwafina, soared to fame with the song My Vag, which became a YouTube hit. She then delivered her album Yellow Ranger and appeared in the series Girl Code. With The Farewell, she became the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for the lead female.

 10 Kelly Rowland

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Four-time Grammy-winning artist Kelly Rowland was part of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé. Kelly has also had a successful solo career and has starred in films such as Freddy vs. Jason. She has been a judge on The X Factor and a coach on The Voice

 11 Miley Cyrus

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

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.

 12 Lauryn Hill

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Famous rapper and singer, Lauryn Hill, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. The artist whose album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammy Awards, is an inspiration for numerous singers and rappers. Earlier, she gained recognition as member of Fugees, an award-winning hip hop group.

 13 Nicki Minaj

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Trinidadian, American

Amongst the most influential female rap artists of all time and one of the bestselling artists, Nicki Minaj came to limelight after her collaborations with Dirty Money Record and Young Money Entertainment. With subsequent release of her four albums, Minaj firmly established herself as a chart-topping artist. The Queen of Rap has also dabbled in acting and ventured into business.

 14 Bebe Rexha

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

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.  

 15 Teyana Taylor

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 16 Jennifer Lopez

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Famous As: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Jennifer Lopez established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after starring in films such as Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Shall We Dance’. She is also an accomplished dancer and commercially very successful singer. She helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. She is also a fashion designer and a businesswoman.

 17 Ashanti

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Ashanti is an American singer, record producer, songwriter, model, and actress. A talented musician, Ashanti became the first woman to occupy the number one and number two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also known for her humanitarian work, Ashanti works tirelessly towards several causes, including raising awareness about issues pertaining to domestic violence.

 18 Yolandi

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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: South African
South African rapper Anri du Toit, better known as Yolandi Visser, performs as part of the rap-rave group Die Antwoord, which has released hits such as Enter the Ninja. She has also starred in films such as Chappie. She is known for her signature blonde hair and outrageous fashion sense.

 19 Ashnikko

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 20 Cassie Ventura

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Singer, songwriter, model, actress, and dancer Cassie Ventura is a multifaceted lady. Beginning her career as a model at the age of 14, she didn’t take long to venture into singing and dancing as well. After enjoying considerable success as a singer, she made her acting debut in a dance film in 2008. 

 21 Nelly Furtado

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Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Canadian

Nelly Furtado is a Portuguese-Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. Known for her constant reinvention and musical versatility, Furtado is one of the most successful musical artists from Canada, having sold more than 40 million records. Her work has also inspired fellow musicians like Dua Lipa and Bridgit Mendler. Also a philanthropist, Furtado is a member of Artists Against Racism charity.

 22 Keri Hilson

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Keri Hilson is an American singer, vocal arranger, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is known for writing songs for popular artists like Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears. She often creates music that glorifies love, sexual intimacy, and womanhood. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hilson has contributed to various charities and relief efforts for natural disasters.

 23 Neneh Cherry

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swedish

 24 Tulisa Contostavlos

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

Tulisa Contostavlos is an English singer, television personality, songwriter, and actress. She achieved popularity after appearing in the popular reality television music competition series The X Factor, where she served as one of the judges. Her life and career inspired the 2014 documentary, Tulisa: The Price of Fame, which premiered on BBC Three.

 25 JT

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 26 CL (rapper)

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South Korean

 27 Fleur East

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 28 Kiely Williams

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 30 070 Shake

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Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 31 Peaches

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian
Canadian musician Merrill Nisker was fighting thyroid cancer in 2000, when she suddenly changed her name to Peaches and worked on a phenomenal album named The Teaches of Peaches. The queer singer has gained followers for her gender-oriented lyrics and her sexual gestures during her stage performances. 

 32 Samantha Ronson

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British, American

 33 Angel Haze

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 34 Namie Amuro

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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Japanese

 35 Melody Thornton

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 36 Tisha Campbell-Martin

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 37 Noname

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 38 Tierra Whack

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 39 Aaliyah

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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: August 25, 2001

Aaliyah was an American singer, actress and model, who became famous when her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number sold three million copies in the US. Her subsequent albums also sold in millions and won her numerous accolades. She also acted in some films. She tragically died in an airplane crash in the Bahamas, at the age of 22.

 40 Daneliya Tuleshova

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 18, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Kazakh

 41 Santigold

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 42 Jody Watley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 43 Lady Miss Kier

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 44 Brooke Valentine

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 45 Agnez Mo

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indonesian

Agnez Mo is an Indonesian actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, and performer. With more than 190 awards under her belt, Agnez Mo is the most decorated artist in Indonesian history. Her impressive award list includes 18 AMI Awards, five Nickelodeon Indonesia Kids’ Choice Awards, eight Panasonic Awards, two Mnet Asian Music Awards, and four MTV Indonesia Awards.

 46 G.E.M.

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Chinese, Hong Konger

 47 Lizzo

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.

 48 Gwen Stefani

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

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.

 49 Spice

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Jamaican

Grace Latoya Hamilton, better known by her stage name Spice, is a dancehall singer, songwriter, and recording artist. She is one of the world's most popular female dancehall artists and is dubbed the Queen of Dancehall. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Spice established the Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation in 2018, in an attempt to uplift young women.

 50 Sylvia Robinson

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 29, 2011