My all time fave female artists

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Soundtrack, Philadelphia
“ Top 5 songs:

Kiss of Life
No Ordinary Love
Cherish the Day
Hang on to Your Love ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Mariah Carey
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Mariah Carey was born in Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia (Hickey), a singer and vocal coach, who is of Irish descent, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer, who was of Afro-Cuban ancestry. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School. In June of 1990, Mariah made her debut with "Mariah Carey" which entered at #73...
“ Top 5 songs:

The Roof
Petals ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Janet Jackson
Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while her brothers and father lived an extravagant life in Los Angeles...
“ Top 5 songs:

I Get Lonely
Miss You Much
Go Deep
That's the Way Love Goes
Any Time, Any Place ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Christina Aguilera
Soundtrack, Get Smart
Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced when she was young and she lived with her mother...
“ Top 5 songs:

Loving Me 4 Me
Save Me From Myself ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Mary J. Blige
Soundtrack, The Help
“ Top 5 songs:

My Life
Love No Limit
Be Happy
I Love You
No More Drama ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Jill Scott
Born in 1972 in North Philadelphia, Jill Scott grew up in the ghetto with her mother, Joyce, and grandmother. A deeply loved and gifted child, she learned to talk at only eight months and was reading by age four. Always the center of attention, her principal in elementary school described her as a little butterfly...
“ Top 5 songs:

A Long Walk
He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat)
Hate on Me
My Love ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Erykah Badu
Soundtrack, Moonlight
“ Top 5 songs:

On & On
Bag Lady
Didn't Cha Know
Window Seat
Out My Mind, Just in Time ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Joss Stone
Soundtrack, Valentine's Day
Joscelyn Eve Stoker was born on April 11, 1987, in the pastoral county of Kent, England, to Wendy (Skillin) and Richard Stoker. She spent her teen years in the rural county of Devon, where she bought her first album, Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits, which inspired her to become a singer. At the age of 14, she auditioned for a popular BBC show, Star for a Night.
“ Top 5 songs:

Fell in Love with a Boy
Tell Me 'Bout It
Free Me
The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind) ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

If I Have My Way
Blame It on Me
What You Do
A Couple of Forevers ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Anita Baker
Anita was born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She began singing in church choir when she was 12 and at 16 sang in a local group along with high school friends. In 1975 she successfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approached by bass player David Washington...
“ Sweet Love
Caught Up in the Rapture
Good Love
Whatever It Takes
Body & Soul ” - rmcrae_deluxe
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics...
“ Top 5 songs:

Into the Groove
Like a Prayer
Express Yourself
Secret ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

All Around the World
You Can't Deny It
All Woman
A Little More Love
Never, Never Gonna Give You Up ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Gwen Stefani
Soundtrack, 50 First Dates
Gwen Renee Stefani was born on October 3, 1969 at St. Jude's Hospital in Fullerton, California. She was one of four children born to Dennis Stefani and Patti Flynn. Her siblings are Eric Stefani, Jill and Todd Stefani. Her father is of Italian descent and her mother's ancestry is English, Irish...
“ Rich Girl
Hollaback Girl
The Sweet Escape
Early Winter ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

I'm Every Woman
Ain't Nobody
I Feel For You
Through the Fire
Love You All My Lifetime ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Sexual Revolution
Sweet Baby
Gimme All Your Lovin' or I Will Kill You
Finally Made Me Happy
Strange Behavior ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Soundtrack, Boyhood
On January 16th 1979 the world was blessed with the birth of Aaliyah Dana Haughton in Brooklyn, New York. Aaliyah was raised by her father, mother and brother Rashad Haughton in Detroit. At age 9 she appeared on Star Search, the TV program and sang "My Funny Valentine", a song which her mother had sung years earlier...
“ R.I.P.

Top 5 songs:

One in a Million
Rock the Boat
Try Again
Age Ain't Nothing But a Number
We Need a Resolution ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Teena Marie
Soundtrack, The Goonies
“ R.I.P.

Top 5 songs:

Out on a Limb
Square Biz
I Need Your Lovin'
Black Rain ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Minnie Riperton
Soundtrack, Jackie Brown
Minnie Riperton was born November 8, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to Thelma Inez (Matthews) and Daniel Webster Riperton, a Pullman porter. At a young age, Riperton, the youngest of eight children, began taking dancing and ballet. Once she reached high school, she began singing in the Hyde Park A Capella Choir...
“ R.I.P.

Top 5 songs:

Inside My Love
Memory Lane
Baby, This Love I Have
Les Fleur
Adventures in Paradise ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Phyllis Hyman
Deep-voiced and statuesque, Phyllis Hyman sang with a life-affirming energy and emotional intensity found in few other female vocalists. Born in Philadelphia in 1949 (and raised in Pittsburgh), her professional career began in New York City where, during an engagement, she was spotted by producer Norman Connors and contemporaries Jean Carne and Roberta Flack...
“ R.I.P.

Top 5 songs:

Betcha By Golly, Wow
First Time Together
You Just Don't Know
When You Get Right Down to It
Come Right or Not at All ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Amy Winehouse
Soundtrack, About Time
Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works. She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's side...
“ R.I.P.

Top 5 songs:

Take the Box
In My Bed
Love is a Losing Game
Wake Up Alone
Round Midnight ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Natalie Cole
Growing up and living under the huge, daunting shadow of a singing icon can intimidate a son or daughter enough to want to look anywhere else to find their station in life. Those who dared to try to follow in their footsteps, such as Frank Sinatra Jr., found success branching out in other areas of music; others like the Crosby brothers...
“ R.I.P.

Top 5 songs:

I've Got Love on My Mind
This Will Be
Our Love
Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)
Unforgettable ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Soundtrack, 21 Jump Street
“ Top 5 songs:

That Girl
I Drive Alone
My Torture ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Vanessa Daou
Soundtrack, Idle Hands
“ Top 5 songs:

Near the Black Forest
Two to Tango
Mess Around
Show Me ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Glory Box
Sour Times
It Could Be Sweet
All Mine
Only You ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Gina Rene
Soundtrack, Step Up
Born into a multi-ethnic family, Gina Rene grew up in the Bohemian setting of Santa Cruz, California. As a youth she listened to artists like Stevie Wonder, Cab Calloway, and Ella Fitzgerald along with more contemporary artists like Prince, Chaka Khan and Run DMC. She was raised in the early Hip-hop era of the 80's when it was about raw creativity and truth...
“ Top 5:

Fall Into You
Love Cliché ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...
“ Top 5 songs:

Venus as a Boy
Army of Me
Possibly Maybe
All Is Full of Love
Hidden Place ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Breathe Again
Seven Whole Days
I Love Me Some Him
He Wasn't Man Enough
Just Be a Man About It ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Ledisi Young
Actress, Selma
Ledisi Anibade Young born March 28,1972 is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Ledisi is known and respected for her jazz influenced vocals and soulful sound. Ledisi, has released a number albums since the mid 1990s. She formed LeSun Records in 1995, receiving many awards & Grammy Award nominations nine times since 2008.
“ Top 5 songs:

Get Outta My Kitchen
Free Again
In the Morning
I Blame You ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

I Remember
Heaven Sent
Playa Cardz Right
Brand New ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Get Up
Infinite Possibilities
We Can Be New
Gills and Tails ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Nobody Knows Me
You're Not the Only One
I'll Never Give In
Do What You Want ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

I Wanna Be Down
Best Friend
Angel in Disguise
Never Say Never
Almost Doesn't Count ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Monica Arnold
Monica Arnold was born October 24, 1980, in Oak Park, Georgia, to Marilyn Best, a church singer and airline customer service representative, and M.C. "Billy" Arnold, Jr., a mechanic. At the age of four, she began singing in her local church choir. After entering many talent shows, Monica was spotted by Dallas Austin...
“ Top 5 songs:

Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)
Before You Walk Out of My Life
Tell Me If You Still Care
The First Night
Love All Over Me ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Hold On
My Lovin' (Never Gonna Get It)
Giving Him Something He Can Feel
Free Your Mind
Don't Let Go (Love) ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Music Department, All That
“ Top 5 songs:

Baby Baby Baby
Red Light Special
Diggin' on You
Unpretty ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)
Outside Your Door
Fool of Me
Andromeda & the Milky Way ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Revelation Sunshine
Miss Moon
Deliciously Down
Mean Sleep
Angry Boy ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Angie Stone
Music Department, Girlfriends
“ Top 5 songs:

No More Rain (In This Cloud)
I Wish I Didn't Miss You
Sit Down ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

I'm Like a Bird
Turn Off the Lights
My Love Grows Deeper
Say It Right ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Sheryl Crow
Soundtrack, Boyhood
“ Top 5 songs:

My Favorite Mistake
Everyday Is a Winding Road
If It Makes You Happy
All I Wanna Do
A Change Will Do You Good ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Stacie Orrico
Soundtrack, Robots
“ Top 5 songs:

There's Gotta Be More to Life
Strong Enough
I'm Not Missing You
Easy to Luv You ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

If You're Never Gonna Move
Night Light
Imagine It Was Us ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Do I
Know That I...
Be Easy
Fool for You ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

I'm Not the Enemy
It's Alright
Leaving You
Good Day ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Missy Elliott
Soundtrack, The Transporter
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hip-hop emcee and R&B songwriter Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has become one of the most esteemed figures in contemporary American music, providing material for artists including MC Lyte, Adina Howard, and Jodeci, as well as working as an arranger, producer...
“ Top 5 songs:

The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
All N My Grill
Get Ur Freak On
Work It
Gossip Folks ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

You Put a Move on My Heart
So Into You
Officially Missing You
Stranger in My House
Whispers ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Fiona Apple
Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
Daughter of former singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child and began composing songs when she was eight years old. She crafted a demo tape while in Los Angeles finishing High School. When she returned home to New York for Christmas one of the tapes found its way to a friend who supervised the care of a music industry executive's children...
“ Top 5 songs:

Sleep to Dream
The First Taste
O'Sailor ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, on June 1st 1974. Alanis' Greek name is a feminine version of her father's name, Alan. Her mother's name's Georgia and she has two brothers: Chad and Wade (Alanis' Twin). She learned to play the piano at age 6 and the guitar at age 21. In 1986 Alanis made a single called Fate Stay With Me (b-side: Find The Right Man)...
“ Top 5 songs:

You Learn
Thank U
One ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Who Will Save Your Soul
Foolish Games
Down So Long
Intuition ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Soundtrack, X2
Named for a halloween costume based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story, Poe gained a contract with Atlantic during the boom of female singer/songwriters during the mid-'90s. Originally from New York City, she moved around frequently with her parents -- a director and an actress -- but returned to New York at the age of 16 when they divorced...
“ Top 5 songs:

Angry Johnny
Hey Pretty ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Your Love's a Lie
A Friend Like You
Love Me
Who Am I
Sunshine ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Love's Taken Over
It's Alright
I'm What You Need
Chante's Got a Man
Bitter ” - rmcrae_deluxe
“ Top 5 songs:

Emotional Rollercoaster
Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)
What Is Love?
Affected ” - rmcrae_deluxe
Rhian Benson
Soundtrack, Peeples
“ Top 5 songs:

Say How I Feel
Words Hurt Too
Stealing My Peace of Mind
Sing to the Child
Gold Sky ” - rmcrae_deluxe