Female Hip Hop Singers

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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.
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Nicki Minaj
(Trinidadian-born Hip-Hop Artist)
Nicki Minaj
34
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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.

 2 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
12
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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.

 3 
Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
23
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

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.

 4 
Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
6
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

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.

 5 
Jennifer Lopez
(Singer, Actress, Dancer)
Jennifer Lopez
19
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States

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.

 6 
Rihanna
(One of the Best-Selling Female Pop and R&B Artist In History)
Rihanna
22
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

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.

 7 
Lali Espósito
(Pop Singer-Songwriter And Part Of The Band 'Teen Angels')
Lali Espósito
15
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.

 8 
Fergie
(Famous as the Member of Hip-Hop Group 'Black Eyed Peas')
Fergie
6
Birthdate: March 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hacienda Heights, California, United States
Fergie soared to fame as part of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, which has delivered hits such as Boom Boom Pow. She was initially a child star in Kids Incorporated. She has also released solo hits such as Big Girls Don't Cry and owns a line of fragrances. 
 9 
Iggy Azalea
(Rapper Whose Musical Act Came Second to Rank at Number One & Two Simultaneously on The Hot 100)
Iggy Azalea
6
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Rapper Iggy Azalea is known for her viral and chart-topping tracks Pu$$y, Two Times, and Fancy. A high-school dropout, she had worked illegally in Miami, before she hit the jackpot with her Billboard-topping debut album, The New Classic. She was the first non-American female rapper to top the Billboard chart.
 10 
Jhené Aiko
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs ‘The Worst’ and ‘Sail Out’)
Jhené Aiko
4
Birthdate: March 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

American singer and songwriter Jhené Aiko's musical style is associated with PBR&B, a new wave of music viewed as an alternative to contemporary R&B. Her personal life, which includes an early pregnancy at the age of 20, the death of her brother Miyagi, a major car accident, and troubled relationships, has not affected her impressive music career.

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Mary J. Blige
(Rapper, and Actress Known as "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul")
Mary J. Blige
8
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

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.

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Kehlani
(Famous for Her Performance on America's Got Talent With The Band 'Poplyfe')
Kehlani
4
Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Kehlani Ashley Parrish soared to fame on America's Got Talent, performing with the teen pop band Poplyfe. The Grammy-nominated artist is known for her chartbusting tracks 1st Position and Raw & True. She is pansexual and is known for her love for tattoos. She is also a sexual-assault survivor.
 13 
Rebecca Marie Gomez
(Hip-Hop Singer who Gained from Her Single 'Shower')
Rebecca Marie Gomez
6
Birthdate: March 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Singer, songwriter, and actress Rebecca Marie Gomez first gained prominence when she started posting her covers of popular songs online. Some of these uploads went viral and gained her mainstream attention. She has since released many songs and albums and has worked in collaboration with musical stars like Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd. 

 14 
Cardi B
(The First Female Rapper to Achieve Multiple Diamond-Certified Songs by the RIAA)
Cardi B
5
Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

Rap legend Cardi B rose from being an exotic dancer and internet celebrity to being featured on Forbes and Time 100. Her triple-platinum-certified debut album, Invasion of Privacy, topped the Billboard 200. She was the only female solo artist to win the Grammy for the Best Rap Album.

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Nora Lum
(Rapper, Actress)
Nora Lum
10
Birthdate: June 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stony Brook, New York, United States
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.
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Megan Thee Stallion
(The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist at the Grammy's)
Megan Thee Stallion
3
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion began rapping while she was still in her teens and used digital media platforms to promote her work. Her talent was appreciated by both fans and record labels and she eventually became the first female rapper to be signed by the American record label 300 Entertainment.

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Mariah Carey
(First Artist to Have Her First Five Singles Reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100)
Mariah Carey
3
Birthdate: March 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States

Known for her five-octave vocal range and melismatic singing style, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She holds the record for the most number-one singles by a solo artist and a female songwriter. She was ranked second on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. 

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Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Four-time Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott, known for her chartbusting tracks such as Get Ur Freak On, was ranked fifth on Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time list. She was initially part of the R&B group Sista and then collaborated with Timbaland in the collective Swing Mob
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Faith Evans
(R&B Singer Known for Her Albums 'Faith', 'Keep the Faith' and 'Faithfully')
Faith Evans
7
Birthdate: June 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States
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.
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Yolandi
(Singer, Actress)
Yolandi
4
Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Alfred, Eastern Cape
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.
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Young M.A
(American Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her 2016 Hit Single ‘Ooouuu’)
Young M.A
6
Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Young M.A is an American rapper who achieved popularity after the release of her single Ooouuu, which was certified quadruple-platinum. Also a well-known philanthropist, Young M.A launched the KWEENZ Foundation in 2018; the foundation aims at helping those trying to cope with the loss of loved ones. The same year, she was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Remy Ma
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Remy Ma
4
Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
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Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
0
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Azealia Banks
(Rapper Known for Her Viral Single '212')
Azealia Banks
4
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

Azealia Banks is an American rapper, actress, singer, and songwriter. After releasing music through the social networking service Myspace, Banks signed to XL Recordings. After a brief association with Polydor Records and Interscope, Banks founded her own label, Chaos & Glory Recordings. Over the years, her outspoken views on sensitive subjects like race have attracted criticism, controversy, and media scrutiny.

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JT
(Singer)
JT
3
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States
 26 
Yung Miami
(Singer)
Yung Miami
5
Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
 27 
Ashnikko
(American Rapper Known for Her Tokyo-Inspired Street Fashion)
Ashnikko
3
Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
 28 
Tulisa Contostavlos
(Singer-songwriter)
Tulisa Contostavlos
3
Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Camden Town, London

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.

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Rico Nasty
(Rapper)
Rico Nasty
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Rico Nasty is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for her punk aesthetic and unique delivery, Nasty achieved popularity in 2018 when she released singles, such as Poppin and Smack a Bitch. Over the years, Rico Nasty has been serving as an inspiration for contemporary artists like ppcocaine and Flo Milli.

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Jessi
(Rapper and Singer Best known as a Member of the Hip-Hop Trio Lucky J)
Jessi
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
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Dej Loaf
(Rapper)
Dej Loaf
2
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 32 
DaniLeigh
(Singer, Songwriter)
DaniLeigh
0
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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070 Shake
(Hip-hop artist)
070 Shake
2
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States
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Kiely Williams
4
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
 35 
Cupcakke
(Rapper)
Cupcakke
2
Birthdate: May 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 36 
Fleur East
(Singer-songwriter)
Fleur East
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London

Fleur East is an English rapper, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her participation in the popular reality television music competition The X Factor where she finished second in 2014. She then went on to release her debut studio album Love, Sax and Flashbacks which peaked at number 12 on the Scottish Albums Chart.

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Kash Doll
(Rapper)
Kash Doll
2
Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 38 
Tisha Campbell-Martin
5
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
 39 
Asian Doll
(Rapper)
Asian Doll
2
Birthdate: December 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Misharron Jermeisha Allen, popularly known as Asian Doll, is an American rapper. After having endured a poverty-stricken early life, Doll managed to put her rapping skills to good use to earn money and fame. Her journey from being a naive rapper to becoming the first female artist to be signed to the popular 1017 Eskimo Records has been quite inspirational.

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Samantha Ronson
(Singer-Songwriter and DJ Who Became Known for the Song ‘Pull My Hair Out')
Samantha Ronson
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Samantha Ronson is an English singer, songwriter, and DJ. Best known for her work as a DJ, Ronson spins at high-profile gigs across the world. She has also played private events for popular personalities like Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres among others. Samantha Ronson is also known for getting entangled in several controversies including lawsuits. 

 41 
Angel Haze
(Rapper)
Angel Haze
2
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 42 
Melody Thornton
(Singer-songwriter)
Melody Thornton
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona
 43 
E. G. Daily
(Actress)
E. G. Daily
2
Birthdate: September 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 44 
Santigold
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Song 'L.E.S. Artistes')
Santigold
2
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Santigold is an American singer-songwriter renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice. She achieved popularity after the release of her critically acclaimed album Santogold in 2008. The same year, she was named the Best Breakthrough Artist at the NME Awards USA. In 2009, she won the Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Santigold's work has influenced artists like Bob Evans.        

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Daneliya Tuleshova
2
Birthdate: July 18, 2006
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
 46 
Jody Watley
(Singer)
Jody Watley
4
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 47 
Tierra Whack
(Rapper)
Tierra Whack
2
Birthdate: August 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 48 
Lady Miss Kier
2
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
 49 
Noname
(Rapper)
Noname
2
Birthdate: September 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 50 
Spice
(Singer)
Spice
2
Birthdate: August 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Catherine Parish

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.