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
Famous As: Trinidadian-born Rapper
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

Cardi B
Famous As: Rapper & Songwriter
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

Doja Cat
Famous As: Rapper
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

Megan Thee Stallion
Famous As: The Second Female Rapper to Win Best New Artist (Grammy)
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

Lauryn Hill
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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

Queen Latifah
Famous As: Rapper
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.

 7 Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea
Famous As: Rapper
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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 8 Lizzo

Famous As: Singer, Rapper
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.

 9 Saweetie

Famous As: Rapper
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.

 10 Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 11 Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 12 Danielle Bregoli

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

 13 Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott
Famous As: Rapper
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

 14 Lisa Lopes

Lisa Lopes
Famous As: Rapper, Singer
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.

 15 Young M.A

Young M.A
Famous As: Rapper
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.

 16 Eve

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

 17 Mel B

Mel B
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.

 18 M.I.A.

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.

 19 Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks
Famous As: Rapper
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.

 20 Remy Ma

Remy Ma
Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Hill, New York, United States

 21 Coi Leray

Coi Leray
Famous As: Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube
Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 22 Lil’ Kim

Lil’ Kim
Famous As: Rapper
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. 

 23 MC Lyte

MC Lyte
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 24 Michel'le

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

 25 Chanel West Coast

Chanel West Coast
Famous As: Rapper, TV personality
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.

 26 Nora Lum

Nora Lum
Famous As: Rapper, Actress
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
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.

 27 Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don
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.

 28 Yohani

Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

 29 Miss Mulatto

Miss Mulatto
Famous As: Rapper
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.

 30 Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lochinvar, Australia

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.

 31 JT

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

 32 Yung Miami

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

 33 Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown
Famous As: Rapper whose album Ill Na Na(1996) was certified platinum by the RIAA
Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 34 Trina

Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 35 Da Brat

Da Brat
Famous As: Rapper
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.

 36 Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty
Famous As: Rapper
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.

 37 Justina Valentine

Justina Valentine
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.

 38 DaniLeigh

Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 20, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 39 Dej Loaf

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

 40 Ashnikko

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

 41 Ppcocaine

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.

 42 CL

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

 43 Jessi

Famous As: Rapper and Singer best known as a member of the hip-hop trio Lucky J
Birthdate: December 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States

 44 Amanda Seales

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

 45 Neneh Cherry

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

 46 Joseline Hernandez

Joseline Hernandez
Famous As: Reality TV Star
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.

 47 Kash Doll

Kash Doll
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 48 Cupcakke

Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 49 Cher Lloyd

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

 50 Estelle

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