Female Rock Singers

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Throughout history, there have been many women rock singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female rock singers such as Miley Cyrus, Taylor Momsen, Avril Lavigne, Kylie Minogue, Amy Lee.The women rock singers featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
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 1 
Stevie Nicks
(Singer-songwriter)
Stevie Nicks
13
Birthdate: May 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Stevie Nicks is a songwriter and vocalist with the British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. She also performs solo and is known for her unique voice. She has numerous hits to her credit and her records have sold in millions. She has won many awards, including the Grammy and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine.

 2 
Janis Joplin
(Known for Her Powerful Mezzo-Soprano Vocals)
Janis Joplin
9
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: October 4, 1970

Best known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice, Janis Joplin was one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Before dying at the age of 27, she achieved so much that Rolling Stone magazine included her in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list in 2004 and 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2008.

 3 
Gwen Stefani
(Co-founder of Band 'No Doubt')
Gwen Stefani
15
Birthdate: October 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States

The co-founder of the popular band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani is a famous singer, songwriter, and record producer. One of the most decorated singer-songwriters, Stefani was ranked 13th in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, she is also one of the most successful female artists.

 4 
Tina Turner
(The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll")
Tina Turner
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Birthdate: November 26, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States

Known as the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Tina Turner is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time and has had a very long and successful career. Let's Stay Together, What's Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer and Golden Eye are some of her chartbuster songs. She is also a songwriter and has acted in films too.

 5 
Joan Jett
(Founder of the Rock Band 'The Runaways' & Frontwoman of 'Joan Jett & the Blackhearts')
Joan Jett
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Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States

Joan Jett, also known as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, is the frontwoman of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, best known for their rendition of the Arrows song I Love Rock 'n Roll, which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Jett also released the hit Cherry Bomb with the Runaways

 6 
Debbie Harry
(Singer-songwriter)
Debbie Harry
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Birthdate: July 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

Debbie Harry is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Blondie, which pioneered the American punk rock and later the new wave genre. Also a well-known philanthropist, Debbie Harry works with charities that fight against endometriosis and cancer.

 7 
Pat Benatar
(Rock Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Songs ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’)
Pat Benatar
6
Birthdate: January 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Greenpoint, New York, United States

Four-time Grammy-winning rock artist Pat Benatar left her job as a teller to step into the music industry and is best known for her chartbusting tracks Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Fire and Ice, and Love Is a Battlefield. She has platinum albums in both the U.S. and Canada.

 8 
Joni Mitchell
(Famous for Her Studio Album 'Blue')
Joni Mitchell
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Birthdate: November 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Canada

Joni Mitchell is one of the most popular Canadian singer-songwriters. Widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, her songs reflect her feelings about joy, romance, disillusionment, and confusion. Apart from being a musician, Joni is also a visual artist who designs most of her album covers. In fact, she calls herself a painter derailed by circumstance.  

 9 
Dolores O'Riordan
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist for the Alternative Rock Band ‘The Cranberries')
Dolores O'Riordan
6
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan went from being a church singer to becoming the lead vocalist of the Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries and a rock icon of the 1990s. She stunned her fans with her death as a result of accidental drowning due to intoxication at age 46.

 10 
Linda Ronstadt
(One of the World's Best-Selling Artists of All Time)
Linda Ronstadt
7
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

One of the world's best-selling music artists ever, Linda Ronstadt has sold over 100 million records worldwide. She performed in diverse genres, including Latin, light opera, rock, and country. She is also one of the most decorated female music artists of all time, having won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and Humanities.

 11 
Kate Bush
(One of the Most Successful British Solo Performers of All Time)
Kate Bush
6
Birthdate: July 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bexleyheath, England, United Kingdom
Kate Bush is best known for her UK Singles Chart-topper debut single Wuthering Heights. She has released 25 UK Top 40 singles, such as Babooshka and Running Up That Hill. She is known for her literary themes and drew inspiration from James Joyce’s Ulysses. She was also awarded the CBE.
 12 
Ann Wilson
(Musician, Singer)
Ann Wilson
5
Birthdate: June 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
 13 
Courtney Love
(Singer-Songwriter Who Co-Founded the Band ‘Hole’ and Also Served as its Lead Vocalist)
Courtney Love
10
Birthdate: July 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Courtney Love is an American singer-songwriter, widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the alternative rock and grunge music scenes of the last three decades. Known for her distinctive style and confrontational lyrics, Love has been a major influence on aspiring female rock musicians across the world. She is also an ardent supporter of LGBT rights.

 14 
Elle King
(American Singer-Songwriter & Multi-Instrumentalist)
Elle King
7
Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

American singer, Elle King, made her mark in showbiz when her debut single Good To Be A Man was released in March 2012 as a digital download. Her 2014 single Ex's & Oh's became one of the top songs in US. Under the Influence, America's Sweetheart, Good Girls, Different for Girls, Wild Love are some of her other popular songs.

 15 
Lisa Marie Presley
(Singer-songwriter & the Only Child of Elvis Presley)
Lisa Marie Presley
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Birthdate: February 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

The only child of the legendary singer and musician, Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley fought her addiction with drugs during her teens and later launched herself as singer-songwriter with her debut album To Whom It May Concern. It was followed by two more commercially and critically successful albums. Lisa Marie Presley has also earned appreciation for her numerous philanthropic work.

 16 
Sheryl Crow
(One of the Best Selling Pop, Rock Singer-Songwriter with Nine Grammy Awards)
Sheryl Crow
5
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, actress, and singer-songwriter. Over the years, Crow has contributed to several film soundtracks, including the iconic theme song for the popular James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. After being diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center by joining hands with her surgeon Kristi Funk.

 17 
Elizabeth Gillies
5
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haworth, New Jersey, United States

Elizabeth Gillies is a popular American actress and singer who started her acting career at the age of 15 when she was cast to play the character of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13. She then went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry, thanks to her hard work and skills.

 18 
Miley Cyrus
(Pop Artist who Has the Most US Billboard 200 Top-5 Albums in the 21st Century by a Female)
Miley Cyrus
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Birthdate: November 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee, United States

Miley Cyrus, the American singer-songwriter and actress, is known for her wide range in music, spanning from pop and country pop to hip hop. The portrayal of the title character of television series, Hannah Montana, made her a teen idol. Her personal life has often sparked controversy, especially when she came out as pansexual and talked about use of cannabis.

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Dolores O’Riordan
(Best Known as the Lead Singer of Alternative-Rock Band 'The Cranberries' Who Died of Accidental Drowning)
Dolores O’Riordan
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Limerick, Ireland
 20 
Annie Lennox
(Singer-songwriter of)
Annie Lennox
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Birthdate: January 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Known for her androgynous look, four-time Grammy-winning artist Annie Lennox became an international sensation with Eurythmics, a duo she formed with Dave Stewart, delivering hits such as Sweet Dreams. Her song Into the West from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King received an Academy Award.
 21 
Fiona Apple
(Singer-songwriter)
Fiona Apple
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Birthdate: September 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
 22 
Chrissie Hynde
(Musician)
Chrissie Hynde
5
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.
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Laura Jane Grace
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Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
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Kathleen Hanna
5
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
 25 
Nancy Wilson
(Guitarist and Backing Vocalist in the Rock Band 'Heart')
Nancy Wilson
4
Birthdate: March 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Nancy Wilson is a celebrated musician, singer, songwriter and composer.  A guitar virtuoso from the age of ten, she joined the rock band Heart in early 1970s, releasing numerous albums with them. She released her first solo studio album in 2021.

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Taryn Manning
(Actress)
Taryn Manning
5
Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Falls Church, Virginia, USA
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That Poppy
(First and Currently Only Female Artist to Be Nominated in a Metal Category)
That Poppy
5
Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Bonnie Tyler
(Singer Known for Her Distinctive Husky Voice and Debut Album 'The World Starts Tonight')
Bonnie Tyler
119
Birthdate: June 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skewen, Neath, Wales

Known for her signature raspy voice and blonde locks, Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler soared to fame with her Billboard-charting track It's a Heartache. The 3-time Grammy-nominated singer has previously also sung for the UK at Eurovision. She is also a philanthropist and invests in property, too.

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Sheena Easton
(Singer, Actress)
Sheena Easton
4
Birthdate: April 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Two-time Grammy-winning artist Sheena Easton first gained attention on The Big Time. With the singles Modern Girl and 9 to 5, she became the second female to feature twice on the same Top Ten chart. Easton is the only artist with a top 5 hit on all Billboard singles charts.
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Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
5
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 31 
Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')
Nico
5
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18, 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

 32 
Florence Welch
(Lead Vocalist & Primary Songwriter of the Indie Rock Band 'Florence and the Machine')
Florence Welch
136
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom
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.
 33 
Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)
Tori Amos
4
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 
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Rain Phoenix
(Actress)
Rain Phoenix
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Birthdate: November 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Crockett, Texas, U.S.
 35 
Paloma Faith
(Pop and Soul Singer Best Known for Her Retro and Eccentric Fashion and Music)
Paloma Faith
4
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

Paloma Faith is a British singer, actress, and songwriter. She is best known for her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?, which received double-platinum certification in the UK apart from earning Faith her maiden BRIT Award nomination. Renowned for her eccentric style, Paloma Faith has also received prestigious awards like the ASCAP Award.

 36 
Melanie C
(Singer-songwriter)
Melanie C
145
Birthdate: January 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Whiston, England
 37 
Sarah McLachlan
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Best-Selling Album “Surfacing”)
Sarah McLachlan
5
Birthdate: January 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Canadian singer Sarah Ann McLachlan is best known for her signature ballads and her bestselling album Surfacing. The three-time Grammy-winning and nine-time Juno-winning artist has also launched a free music school for disadvantaged youth and works against animal cruelty. She also launched the Lilith Fair, to promote female music artists.
 38 
Melissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Melissa Etheridge
4
Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
 39 
Patti Scialfa
(Rock Singer-Songwriter & Member of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Patti Scialfa
5
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Deal, New Jersey, United States

Patti Scialfa is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The wife of popular musician Bruce Springsteen, Scialfa has been an important member of Springsteen's primary backing band, E Street Band, since 1984. As a member of the band, Patti Scialfa became an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Ronnie Spector
(Singer and Co-Founder of the Girl Group ‘The Ronettes’)
Ronnie Spector
5
Birthdate: August 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: East Harlem, New York, United States
Ronnie Spector was once the lead singer of the Ronettes, which released hits such as Be My Baby and Baby, I Love You. The “bad girl of rock and roll” was in an abusive marriage with record producer Phil Spector, who was later convicted of the murder of Lana Clarkson.
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Aimee Mann
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Academy Award Winning Soundtrack for the Film 'Magnolia')
Aimee Mann
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Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Aimee Mann is an American singer and songwriter whose song Save Me, which she recorded for the soundtrack of the film Magnolia, earned her a Grammy Award and Academy Award nomination. Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Aimee Mann has also made several appearances on film and television. She also appears on the albums of other artists.

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Anne Murray
(The First Canadian Female Solo Singer to Reach No. 1 on the U.S. Charts)
Anne Murray
4
Birthdate: June 20, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springhill, Canada
Canadian singer Anne Murray became the first Canadian female solo artist with No. 1 tracks on the American charts and the first to get a “gold” certification. The four-time Grammy-winning artist is best known for hits such as Snowbird and is part of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Charice Pempengco
4
Birthdate: May 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines

Born Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer Jake Zyrus came out as lesbian in 2013 and then as transgender later, changing his name in 2017 and going through a chest reconstruction and hormone treatment. Jake had grown up supporting his family by performing and later struck gold with the single Pyramid.

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Patty Smyth
(Singer and Songwriter)
Patty Smyth
5
Birthdate: June 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Patty Smyth is best known as the leading vocalist of the rock band Scandal. She also had a successful solo career and co-wrote and sang the Junior soundtrack Look What Love Has Done, which earned her Grammy and Academy Award nominations. Patty is married to legendary tennis star John McEnroe.
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Marianne Faithfull
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Birthdate: December 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hampstead

Marianne Faithfull is an English singer, actress, and songwriter. Faithfull emerged as one of the most prominent female music artists during the 1960s when the United States was happily embracing the British Invasion. However, her professional achievements were overshadowed by heroin addiction, homelessness, and an eating disorder in the 1970s. Nevertheless, Marianne Faithfull staged a comeback and became successful.

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LP
(Singer-songwriter)
LP
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Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
 47 
Alisan Porter
(Singer, Actress)
Alisan Porter
3
Birthdate: June 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts
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Alison Sudol
(Actress)
Alison Sudol
3
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
 49 
Andrea Corr
(Singer-songwriter)
Andrea Corr
3
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

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Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
2
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA