Female Rappers

Throughout history, there have been many women rappers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female rappers such as Chanel West Coast, Kesha, Missy Elliott, Cher Lloyd, Karlie Redd.The women rappers 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 Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj.
22
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain

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 Cardi B

Cardi B.
54
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bronx, 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.

 3 Lizzo

Lizzo.
53
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
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.

 4 Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea.
19
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryde Hospital, 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.

 5 Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah.
30
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

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.

 6 Kesha

Kesha.
21
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Kesha is an American singer-songwriter. Having sold more than 134 million records, Kesha is one of the best-selling singers of her generation. As a songwriter, she has contributed to the success of songs recorded by artists like Britney Spears, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande. As an openly bisexual musician, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 7 Saweetie

Saweetie.
55
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Hayward, California

Saweetie is an American rapper gained recognition when she posted her debut single Icy Grl on SoundCloud. Subsequently, the video of the song broke the internet as it went on to gather 100 million views on YouTube. She was then signed by Warner Records, which increased her popularity. She is also signed to Artistry Worldwide, her manager Max Gousse's record label.

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 8 Danielle Bregoli

Danielle Bregoli.
35
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida

 9 Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion.
65
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Houston, 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.

 10 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor.
27
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York

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.

 11 Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott.
30
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Portsmouth
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

 12 Young M.A

Young M.A.
26
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, 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.

 13 Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill.
10
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Orange, 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.

 14 Lil’ Kim

Lil’ Kim.
28
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as Lil' Kim, rose from the streets of Brooklyn and became one of VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. She shared a Grammy for her collaborative track Lady Marmalade. Her songs talk about female desires. She has also inspired many with her risky fashion sense. 

 15 Fergie

Fergie.
26
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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. 

 16 M.I.A.

M.I.A..
10
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hounslow, United Kingdom
British-born Sri Lankan rapper Mathangi Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., soared to fame with her Billboard Hot 100-charting track Paper Planes. She became the first person of South Asian origin to be nominated for a Grammy and an Oscar in the same year. She has earned an MBE, too.

 17 Lisa Lopes

Lisa Lopes.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: April 25, 2002

Lisa Lopes, popularly known as “Left Eye,” was a member of the Grammy-winning hip-hop/R&B girl band TLC. Apart from rapping and singing, she also co-wrote songs and managed the band’s outfits, album titles, and artworks. Lopes died in a car accident in Honduras, leaving behind her incomplete second solo album.

 18 Mel B

Mel B.
10
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

Mel B is an English television personality and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition as part of the popular pop girl group Spice Girls, which has sold more than 85 million records. Over the years, Mel B has been an important TV personality, appearing in several reality series as a participant as well as a judge.

 19 Remy Ma

Remy Ma.
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Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 20 Nora Lum

Nora Lum.
11
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York
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.

 21 Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks.
16
Famous As: Rapper, Actress
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City

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.

 22 Miss Mulatto

Miss Mulatto.
21
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohio, USA

Miss Mulatto is an American rapper who launched her career after competing in a reality TV series titled The Rap Game. Apart from releasing mixtapes, extended plays, and singles, Miss Mulatto also owns a store called Pittstop Clothing in Georgia.

 23 Eve

Eve
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 24 Chanel West Coast

Chanel West Coast.
17
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Though she once complained that she doesn't get enough Instagram likes, rapper/actor Chanel West Coast is quite popular with young adults, who have admired her in MTV’s Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. Known for her trademark laughter and her vivacious nature, Chanel also owns the clothing brand LOL Cartel.

 25 Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish.
15
Famous As: Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lochinvar, New South Wales

Australian actress and rapper, Abbie Cornish is best known for her role in the film Bright Star. She developed a fascination for acting early in her life and began her career when she was a teenager. At the beginning of her acting career, she also ventured into music. She is an ambassador for the Australian animal rights group, Voiceless.

 26 Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Stefflon Don is a singer-songwriter and rapper. Don's journey from working as a hairdresser and cake decorator to becoming a popular musician has been quite inspiring. In 2018, she was featured on the cover page of the final print edition of NME. Also a philanthropist, Don helped rapper Shocka by providing him money for his mother's cancer treatment in Nigeria.

 27 Ppcocaine

Ppcocaine.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Lilliane Diomi, better known by her pseudonym, “ppcocaine,” rose to fame with her viral tracks on TikTok, such as DDLG and 3 Musketeers. She was previously known as "trapbunniebubbles" and is immensely popular on YouTube, too. The openly lesbian entertainer is known for her signature pink clothes and hair.

 28 Michel'le

Michel'le
5
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, United States

 29 Trina

Trina
11
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Music executive, Model, Rapper, Songwriter, Singer, Record producer
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami

 30 Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty.
27
Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

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.

 31 Da Brat

Da Brat.
15
Famous As: Rapper, Actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois
Rapper Shawntae Harris, better known as Da Brat, is best known for her debut album, Funkdafied, which made her the first solo female platinum certified rapper. The two-time Grammy nominee soared to fame with her hits such as Loverboy. She has also served prison time for assaulting a waitress.

 32 Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf.
9
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 33 Justina Valentine

Justina Valentine.
15
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Passaic County, New Jersey

Justina Valentine is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. Renowned for her eclectic music style that often incorporates elements of various genres including hip hop, Justina Valentine has had major radio airplay and charting singles. She is also known for competing in the popular reality competition show, The Challenge.

 34 Yung Miami

Yung Miami
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 35 JT

JT
13
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States

 36 Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry
9
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

 37 Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown
8
Famous As: Musician, Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: September 6, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States

 38 Ashnikko

Ashnikko
10
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States

 39 Amber Liu

Amber Liu.
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Taiwanese-American singer/rapper Amber Liu soared to fame as part of the South Korean girl group f(x) and then became the first member of the group to go solo. She is known for her signature tomboy looks. She has also been part of reality shows such as Invincible Youth 2.

 40 CL

CL.
9
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 41 Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd.
9
Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: July 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

 42 Cupcakke

Cupcakke.
13
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

 43 Kash Doll

Kash Doll.
14
Famous As: Rapper, Actress
Birthdate: March 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

 44 Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales
7
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 45 Angel Haze

Angel Haze
14
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 46 Estelle

Estelle
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 47 Flo Milli

Flo Milli
10
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States

 48 Syd

Syd
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 49 Kiely Williams

Kiely Williams
7
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 50 Asian Doll

Asian Doll.
10
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, TX, 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.