Female Indie Pop Singers

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 1 Deborah Ryan

Deborah Ryan
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

Deborah Ryan is an American singer and actress who started her career as a child artist before going on to establish herself as a successful adult actress in the TV and film industry. A multi-talented personality, Ryan can also play the guitar, keyboard, and piano. Also a well-known philanthropist, Ryan has been working on various causes, such as ocean conservation.

 2 Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Charlotte Gainsbourg, daughter of French singer Serge Gainsbourg and English actor Jane Birkin, made her singing debut at age 12. She is best known for her César Award-winning roles in La Bûche and An Impudent Girl. Her performance in Antichrist won her an award at the Cannes Film Festival.

 3 King Princess

King Princess
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 4 Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, U.S.

 5 Toni Watson

Toni Watson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

 6 Clairo

Clairo
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carlisle, Massachusetts, US
Indie singer Clairo began posting songs on SoundCloud at age 13. She initially recorded covers and soared to fame with her viral track Pretty Girl, a song recorded for the Transgender Law Center, in 2017. Her single Sofia was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. She came out as bisexual on Twitter

 7 Florence Welch

Florence Welch
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
English singer, Florence Welch, is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. The band’s debut album was a massive hit and reached the top position on the UK Albums Chart. She is also a solo performer known for her Bohemian way of dressing. She is a vocal advocate for LGBTQA+ rights.
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 8 Girl in Red

Girl in Red
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horten, Norway

Girl in Red is an indie-pop music project by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim. She became interested in music and songwriting as a teenager. With her family’s encouragement, she began releasing Norwegian music and soon earned a decent following. She has also appeared in a TV program. She is openly queer and is considered a queer icon. 

 9 Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 10 Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara
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Famous As: Indie Pop Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 11 Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France

Hélöise Letissier, also known as Christine and the Queens and Chris, often challenges gender stereotypes through her music. The queer electropop and indie artist was inspired by drag queens in London, after she quit theater school following a break-up. Known for her chart-busting debut album, Chaleur humaine, she identifies as pansexual.

 12 Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Mayberry
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 13 Marina Diamandis

Marina Diamandis
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brynmawr, Wales
Welsh singer Marina Diamandis initially soared to fame as Marina and the Diamonds. Though she studied classic composition in university, she dropped out later to create her own music. She created the character Electra Heart to promote her album of the same name. She claims she is synesthetic.

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MØ
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ubberud, Denmark

MØ is a Danish singer-songwriter best known for her collaborations with world-renowned artistes like Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, and DJ Snake. She achieved international recognition in 2015 when she co-wrote and provided vocals for Lean On, which featured on music charts around the world. MØ has won several prestigious awards such as the Billboard Music Award and Danish Music Awards.

 15 Sierra Deaton

Sierra Deaton
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Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 16 Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

 17 Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 18 Kate Nash

Kate Nash
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK

 19 Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland

 20 Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 21 Lena Meyer-Landrut

Lena Meyer-Landrut
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Lena Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter who rose to fame after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Her debut album peaked at No.1 in Germany and was accredited Platinum. She has since released many hit albums and singles. Besides singing, she has also served as a coach on five seasons of the reality TV series The Voice Kids.  

 22 Lykke Li

Lykke Li
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ystad, Sweden

Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li was born into a musical family, her father being a member of the band Dag Vag. Known for her award-winning tracks such as I Follow Rivers and Sadness Is a Blessing, she is also an advocate of transcendental meditation. She has a son with musician Jeff Bhasker.

 23 Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Poet
Birthdate: August 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 24 Maddie Poppe

Maddie Poppe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clarksville, Iowa, United States

 25 Alison Mosshart

Alison Mosshart
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, USA

 26 Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 11, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales, UK

Best known for hosting music shows on various BBC Radio networks, singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews had also previously established the Welsh band Catatonia. She also writes and presents documentaries and has been a reporter for the TV magazine The One Show. Her album Tir has been the best-selling Welsh album in a decade.

 27 Beth Ditto

Beth Ditto
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Judsonia, Arkansas, U.S

 28 Caroline Polachek

Caroline Polachek
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 29 Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Switzerland

 30 Betty Who

Betty Who
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Betty Who is a singer-songwriter best known for her cover of Donna Lewis’ song I Love You Always Forever. Born in Australia, she moved to USA as a young girl to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts. She began her career as an independent artist and later signed with RCA Records. She is openly bisexual. 

 31 Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland

 32 Samia

Samia
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 33 Marketa Irglova

Marketa Irglova
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic

 34 Lenka

Lenka
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: March 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bega, Australia

 35 Sasha Alex Sloan

Sasha Alex Sloan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 36 Julieta Venegas

Julieta Venegas
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

Born to photographer parents, singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas was naturally included toward the arts and was trained in ballet, painting, and music in childhood. She later performed with bands such as Tijuana No! and also released solo hits such as Me Voy. The 6-time Latin Grammy winner is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

 37 Leon

Leon
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

A Swedish singer and songwriter, Léon shot to international fame with her first single, Tired of Talking. Her musical works comprise three studio albums and five EPs. She has also collaborated with English DJ, record producer and songwriter for a non-album single Hear Me Say. Belonging to a musical family, she began her career in teens with a hip-hop group.

 38 Emilíana Torrini

Emilíana Torrini
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iceland

 39 Nadia Ali

Nadia Ali
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tripoli, Libya

 40 Montaigne

Montaigne
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Famous As: Art pop singer-songwriter-musician and Twitch streamer
Birthdate: August 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 41 Isobel Campbell

Isobel Campbell
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 42 Neha Bhasin

Neha Bhasin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Neha Bhasin first gained the spotlight when she became one of the five winners of the Channel V show Popstars, thus becoming part of India’s first all-girl pop band, Viva. She is also an avid dancer and is known for her Bollywood tracks such as Kuch Khaas Hai from Fashion.

 43 Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 44 Sanah

Sanah
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

 45 Zee Avi

Zee Avi
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miri, Malaysia

 46 Via Vallen

Via Vallen
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Famous As: Singer, Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Surabaya, Indonesia

 47 Narelle Kheng

Narelle Kheng
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ang Mo Kio, Singapore

 48 Jonna Lee

Jonna Lee
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden

For a teenager raised in small Swedish village, it needed courage to even dream of becoming a star. Yet, Jonna Lee ran away to London, where she began her career in music, returning home around the age of twenty-one. Currently hailed as a successful singer-songwriter-record producer, she is also the co-creator of an electronic music and audiovisual project called iamamiwhoami.   

 49 Natalia Lacunza

Natalia Lacunza
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain

 50 iLe

iLe
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Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: April 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico