Female Rock Singers

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.

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 Stevie Nicks

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

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 Linda Ronstadt

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Elle King

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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: July 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

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.

 4 Janis Joplin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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.

 5 Amy Lee

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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Amy Lee, frontwoman of the rock band Evanescence, soared to fame with hits such as Bring Me to Life. A trained pianist and one of of VH1’s Top 100 Greatest Women in Music, she has also delivered the award-winning soundtrack of Indigo Grey: The Passage and chairs an epilepsy foundation.

 6 Rain Phoenix

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 7 Melanie C

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 8 Taryn Manning

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 9 Pat Benatar

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 10, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 10 Emmylou Harris

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Emmylou Harris is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Apart from being a bandleader, a solo artist, and an interpreter of other artists' works, Harris is also an activist; since 1999, she has been conducting Concerts for a Landmine Free World, an annual benefit tour. She is also an ardent supporter of animal rights organizations, such as PETA.

 11 Florence Welch

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
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.

 12 Chrissie Hynde

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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.

 13 Domino Kirke

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British, American

 14 Tracey Ullman

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, American

 15 Marianne Faithfull

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

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.

 16 Bonnie Tyler

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Welsh

 17 Tori Amos

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Famous As: Musician and Singer
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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. 

 18 Patti Scialfa

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

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.

 19 Alison Sudol

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 20 Anastacia

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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 21 Ronnie Spector

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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.

 22 Nadine Coyle

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish, British

 23 Christina Perri

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Christina Perri is an American singer-songwriter whose debut album Lovestrong was certified platinum. She is also known for recording the popular love theme, A Thousand Years, for the movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Apart from releasing studio albums and extended plays, Christina Perri also headlines concert tours.

 24 Aimee Mann

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Famous As: Alternative Artist
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

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.

 25 Hope Sandoval

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Hope Sandoval is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Mazzy Star and the alternative pop band Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions. She has delivered hits such as Fade into You. She is known to be stage-shy and likes singing on near-dark stages. 

 26 Siobhan Fahey

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Irish

Irish singer and musician Siobhan Fahey is best known as a founding member of the British/Irish girl group Bananarama. As part of the group, she delivered several top 10 hits. Later, she formed the musical act, Shakespears Sister, which went on to win an Ivor Novello Award. In her 60s now, she continues to be active in the music scene.

 27 Courtney Hadwin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 6, 2004
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

Courtney Hadwin is an English singer-songwriter who achieved popularity by participating in the first series of ITV's The Voice Kids and the 13th season of NBC's America's Got Talent, where she was a finalist. She is one of the youngest artists to sign a record deal with Arista Records and Syco Entertainment.

 28 Alisan Porter

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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 29 Laura Jane Grace

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 30 Exene Cervenka

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Exene Cervenka soared to fame as a singer of the punk rock band X. She has also held exhibitions for her mixed media art, published books, and released a spoken word album. She has also expressed her views as a conspiracy theorist named Christine Notmyrealname, on social media.

 31 Maria Doyle Kennedy

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Irish

 32 Kathleen Hanna

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 33 Brody Armstrong

Brody Armstrong
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian, American

 34 Kim Deal

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 35 Cassidy Freeman

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 36 Karen O

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American, South Korean

 37 Niykee Heaton

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 38 Aja Volkman

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 39 Hikaru Utada

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese, American

 40 Lacey Sturm

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 41 Juice Newton

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 42 Scout Taylor-Compton

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 43 Wanda De Jesus

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 44 Paz Lenchantin

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Argentinian, American
Argentine-born American musician and Pixies member Paz Lenchantin was born to a classical pianist father and had started training in the violin and other instruments as a child. The camera-shy artist is known for her eccentricities, such as buying a truck and driving it around Louisville. 

 45 Abigail Hopkins

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 46 Ellen Foley

Ellen Foley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Paulina Rubio

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Mexican

 48 Mariqueen Maandig

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Filipino, American

Mariqueen Maandig is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-forming the post-industrial supergroup How to Destroy Angels alongside her husband Trent Reznor. Before her association with the supergroup, Maandig served as a vocalist for the rock band West Indian Girl. Also known for her good looks, Maandig appeared in Playboy magazine for the January 2009 issue.

 49 Christy Hemme

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Famous As: Professional wrestler
Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 50 Charice Pempengco

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Filipino