Female Rappers

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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.
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Nicki Minaj
(Trinidadian-born Hip-Hop Artist)
Nicki Minaj
203
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 
Cardi B
(The First Female Rapper to Achieve Multiple Diamond-Certified Songs by the RIAA)
Cardi B
206
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.

 3 
Doja Cat
(For Her song "Candy" which set off the "Sweet Spot" viral dance on TikTok)
Doja Cat
97
Birthdate: October 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Singer and rapper, Doja Cat, is best known for the music video for her song Mooo!, which went viral in 2018 and made her an international sensation. She subsequently went on to become a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms. She often kindles controversies because of her social media comments on sensitive issues.

 4 
Megan Thee Stallion
(The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist at the Grammy's)
Megan Thee Stallion
173
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.

 5 
Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
61
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.

 6 
Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
84
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.

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Lizzo
(Rapper Know for Her Hit Songs "Good as Hell" "Truth Hurts" & "Juice")
Lizzo
141
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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.
 8 
Saweetie
(Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her Single ‘Icy Grl’)
Saweetie
116
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States

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.

 9 
Mary J. Blige
(Rapper, and Actress Known as "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul")
Mary J. Blige
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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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Iggy Azalea
(Rapper Whose Musical Act Came Second to Rank at Number One & Two Simultaneously on The Hot 100)
Iggy Azalea
88
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.
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Lisa Lopes
(Rapper, Singer and Member of the R&B Girl Group 'TLC')
Lisa Lopes
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Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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.

 12 
Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
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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
 13 
Danielle Bregoli
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Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
 14 
Young M.A
(American Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her 2016 Hit Single ‘Ooouuu’)
Young M.A
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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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M.I.A.
(Rapper)
M.I.A.
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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.
 16 
Eve
(Rapper)
Eve
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Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Janelle Monae
(Singer-songwriter)
Janelle Monae
23
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Artist Janelle Monae initially sang with rapper Big Boi and is known for albums such as Dirty Computer. She has been nominated for the Grammys multiple times. Monae also appeared in films such as Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight. She is both bisexual and pansexual.
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Remy Ma
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Remy Ma
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Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States
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Mel B
(Singer)
Mel B
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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.

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Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)
Coi Leray
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Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 21 
Lil’ Kim
(Rap Icon Popularly Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Lil’ Kim
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Birthdate: July 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States
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. 
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MC Lyte
(Rapper)
MC Lyte
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Birthdate: October 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 23 
Stefflon Don
(Rapper)
Stefflon Don
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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.

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Azealia Banks
(Rapper Known for Her Viral Single '212')
Azealia Banks
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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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Michel'le
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michel'le
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Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, United States
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Yung Miami
(Singer)
Yung Miami
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Birthdate: February 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Nora Lum
(Rapper, Actress)
Nora Lum
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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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JT
(Singer)
JT
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Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States
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Foxy Brown
(Rapper whose album Ill Na Na(1996) was certified platinum by the RIAA)
Foxy Brown
17
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Miss Mulatto
(Rapper and Singer Known for Her Reality TV Series ‘The Rap Game’)
Miss Mulatto
30
Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

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.

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Jessi
(Rapper and Singer Best known as a Member of the Hip-Hop Trio Lucky J)
Jessi
5
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
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Da Brat
(Rapper and Actress Known for Her Albums: ‘Funkdafied’ and ‘Not Tonight’)
Da Brat
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Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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.
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Trina
(Rapper)
Trina
25
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Yohani
(Singer-songwriter)
Yohani
8
Birthdate: July 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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CL
(Rapper Best Known as the Member of the Girl Group '2NE1')
CL
23
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Rico Nasty
(Rapper)
Rico Nasty
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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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Justina Valentine
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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.

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Dej Loaf
(Rapper)
Dej Loaf
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Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Ashnikko
(American Rapper Known for Her Tokyo-Inspired Street Fashion)
Ashnikko
22
Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oak Ridge, North Carolina, United States
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DaniLeigh
(Singer, Songwriter)
DaniLeigh
11
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
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Neneh Cherry
(Swedish Hip-Hop and Dance Singer-Songwriter)
Neneh Cherry
15
Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter, occasional DJ, and broadcaster. After starting her musical career in the early 1980s in London, Cherry went on to become one of the most decorated Swedish musicians of her generation. Over the years, Neneh Cherry has received many prestigious awards such as Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, and NME Award.

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Amanda Seales
(Comedian)
Amanda Seales
15
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Ppcocaine
(American Social Media Personality and Rapper Known for Her Song ‘3 Musketeers’)
Ppcocaine
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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.
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Cher Lloyd
(Singer & Songwriter)
Cher Lloyd
13
Birthdate: July 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
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Cupcakke
(Rapper)
Cupcakke
22
Birthdate: May 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Joseline Hernandez
(Rapper, Actress and Cast Member of the VH1 Reality Series 'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta'.)
Joseline Hernandez
10
Birthdate: November 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican reality star Joseline Hernandez of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta broke down after losing custody of her son to her former boyfriend, Stevie J, in Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition. Earlier, the bisexual entertainer had confirmed that her marriage with Stevie had been faked for publicity.

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Estelle
(Singer-songwriter)
Estelle
9
Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
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Pepa
(Rapper best known for her work as a member of the female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa)
Pepa
6
Birthdate: November 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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Kash Doll
(Rapper)
Kash Doll
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Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Kiely Williams
11
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA