Female Soul Singers

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 1 Amy Jade Winehouse

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: July 23, 2011
Soul and jazz singer Amy Winehouse is best remembered for her tracks Stronger Than Me and Rehab. She was the first British female to win five Grammys. Following her death due to alcohol poisoning at age 27, her album Back to Black became U.K.’s best-selling album of the 21st century.

 2 Aretha Franklin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: August 16, 2018

Widely regarded as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a singer-songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aretha was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2010. Having sold over 75 million records, she is also one of the best-selling musicians ever.

 3 Diana Ross

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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

With several prestigious honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, under her belt, Diana Ross is one of the most popular and influential singers of all time. In 1976, Billboard named her the Female Entertainer of the Century. She has influenced popular artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson.

 4 Adele

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.

 5 Sade Adu

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Nigerian, British

 6 Mary J. Blige

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

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.

 7 Solange Knowles

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Solange Knowles, younger sister of pop star Beyoncé Knowles, initially performed as a back-up dancer and wrote songs for Beyoncé’s band Destiny's Child. She has delivered Grammy-winning tracks such as Cranes in the Sky and has also won an Impact Award. She also owns a hip-hop-themed children’s merchandise brand.
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 8 Donna Summer

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 17, 2012

 9 Tessa Thompson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 10 Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 11 Paloma Faith

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 12 Cilla Black

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

 13 Cynthia Erivo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 14 Lauryn Hill

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

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.

 15 Louise Nurding

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 16 Joss Stone

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Famous As: Soul Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

Joss Stone is an English singer, actress, and songwriter. One of the most successful British female singers of her generation, Stone has sold more than 15 million records worldwide. She has also received several prestigious awards, such as Grammy Award and Brit Awards. In 2006, Joss Stone became the youngest woman to be featured in the Sunday Times Rich List.

 17 Kim Tae-yeon

Kim Tae-yeon
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Famous As: South Korean Singer
Birthdate: March 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: South Korean

 18 Andra Day

Andra Day
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 19 Macy Gray

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 20 Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 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 Jill Scott

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 23 Taylor Dayne

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 24 Courtney Hadwin

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.

 25 Rebbie Jackson

Rebbie Jackson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 26 LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 27 Brittany Howard

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 28 Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston
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Famous As: Gospel Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 29 Fleur East

Fleur East
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British

 30 Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 31 Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Nigerien

 32 Phyllis Hyman

Phyllis Hyman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: June 30, 1995

 33 India Arie

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 34 Dee Dee Warwick

Dee Dee Warwick
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 18, 2008

 35 Betty Wright

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 36 La Lupe

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Cuban, American
Died: February 29, 1992

 37 Jody Watley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 38 Merry Clayton

Merry Clayton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 39 Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 40 Leah LaBelle

Leah LaBelle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 31, 2018

 41 Shanice

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 42 Heather Headley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Trinidadian, American

 43 Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 44 Lari White

Lari White
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Famous As: Country Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 23, 2018

 45 Kelly Price

Kelly Price
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 46 Angie Stone

Angie Stone
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 47 Gloria Jones

Gloria Jones
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 9, 2006

 48 Blu Cantrell

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 49 Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 50 Rachel Crow

Rachel Crow
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American