The Greatest Women Singers Ever!

by DeuxVies | created - 27 Feb 2013 | updated - 29 Jul 2014 | Public

Includes singers from across the globe over many genres!

NOT YET FINISHED!!! NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER. THEY ARE LISTED AS I THINK OF THEM.

1. Mariah Carey

Actress | Precious

Mariah was born in Huntington, New York. She is the daughter of Patricia Carey (born: Patricia Hickey), an opera singer and vocal coach, and Alfred Roy Carey, an engineer. Her mother is of Irish descent, and her father was of African & Venezuelan descent. Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields ...

2. Céline Dion

Soundtrack | Titanic

Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...

3. Lara Fabian

Soundtrack | Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

Lara Fabian was born on January 9, 1970 in Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium as Lara Sophie Katy Crokaert. She is married to Gérard Pullicino.

4. Christina Aguilera

Soundtrack | The Voice

Christina Maria Aguilera was born on December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York, to Shelly Loraine (Fidler) and Fausto Wagner Xavier Aguilera, a U.S. army sergeant. Her father is Ecuadorian and her mother, who is American-born, has English, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. Her parents divorced ...

5. Delta Goodrem

Actress | Neighbours

Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th of November, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Lea and Denis Goodrem. She has a younger brother, Trent. Delta began singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various TV commercials and the Australian TV shows ...

6. Joss Stone

Actress | Eragon

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...

7. Natalie Imbruglia

Actress | Johnny English

Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1975, in Sydney, Australia, to Maxene (Anderson) and Elliot Imbruglia. Her father is Sicilain (from Lipari) and her mother has English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ancestry. She grew up in a small beach town on the New South Wales coast called ...

8. Whitney Houston

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...

9. Aaliyah

Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die

Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...

10. Sade

Soundtrack | True Lies

Sade was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria as Helen Folasade Adu. She was previously married to Carlos Scola.

11. Selena

Soundtrack | Don Juan DeMarco

Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, a city 50 miles southeast of Houston, to Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Marcella Quintanilla. Abraham opened a Mexican restaurant, Papagayo, in Lake Jackson. Selena was 9-years-old when her father discovered her talent for singing. He formed a band consisting of...

12. Amy Winehouse

Soundtrack | Amy

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 ...

13. Mindy McCready

Soundtrack | Switchback

Mindy McCready was born on November 30, 1975 in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA as Malinda Gayle McCready. She died on February 17, 2013 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA.

14. Jenni Rivera

Actress | Filly Brown

Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 - December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was a Mexican-American singer known for her work within the banda and norteña music genres. She began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity, and ...

15. Natalia Oreiro

Actress | Sos mi vida

Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias is an Uruguayan actress. She was born on May 19, 1977 in Montevideo and began studying theatre at the age of 8. Today her life passes between stage, cameras, premieres, recording studios, presentations and she is already a phenomenon. When was 12 years old, she ...

16. Thalía

Actress | Rosalinda

Thalía was born on August 26, 1971 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda. She is an actress, known for Rosalinda (1999), Quinceañera (1987) and Humble Maria (1995). She has been married to Tommy Mottola since December 2, 2000. They have two children.

17. Gloria Estefan

Soundtrack | Music of the Heart

Gloria Estefan was born on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba as Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García. She is known for her work on Music of the Heart (1999), The Specialist (1994) and Poseidon (2006). She has been married to Emilio Estefan Jr. since September 2, 1978. They have two children.

18. Teena Marie

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Teena Marie was born on March 5, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Mary Christine Brockert. She died on December 26, 2010 in Pasadena, California.

19. Joy Enriquez

Soundtrack | Chasing Papi

Joy Enriquez began establishing a name for herself as a promising star in her hometown of Whittier, California at the age of 5 when she sang a solo at her kindergarten graduation, it was known then, that she was destined to take center stage. At 15, her dream began, when the talented Latina singer ...

20. Kristinia DeBarge

Actress | School Dance

Kristinia DeBarge knew she wanted to be a singer at the age of three. She grew up listening to strong female vocalists like Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys. She credits DeBarge, Mariah Carey, Prince and Aaliyah as her musical inspiration. As a young girl, DeBarge had big dreams of...

21. Jana Mashonee

Actress | Raptor Ranch

Jana Mashonee is an actress, musician, novelist, and philanthropist with a multitude of industry accolades. Exploring her unique, Native American heritage Jana earned a second GRAMMY nomination for her album, "American Indian Story," earned critical reviews of her book, "American Indian Story - The...

22. Adele

Soundtrack | Skyfall

Adele was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London, England as Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She has been married to Simon Konecki since 2017. They have one child.

23. Nia Peeples

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances...

24. Nona Gaye

Actress | Ali

It was inevitable that Nona Gaye would become a singer - she is the granddaughter of Cuban jazz great Slim Gaillard, the niece of R&B singer/songwriter Frankie Gaye and the daughter of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Signed to Third/Stone Atlantic at 14, Nona released "Love for the Future" in 1992, which ...

25. Angela Via

Soundtrack | Boat Trip

Angela Via was born on December 29, 1981 in Raymondville, Texas, USA as Angela Jolene Trullinger Villarreal.

26. Mandy Grace Capristo

Self | José Carreras Gala

Mandy Grace Capristo was born on March 21, 1990 in Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She is an actress, known for José Carreras Gala (1995), Die Helene Fischer Show (2011) and Kiddy Contest (1995).

27. Cat Power

Soundtrack | My Blueberry Nights

Charlyn "Chan" Marie Marshall is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actress. She adopted the name Cat Power for her first band in 1992, and has since used the name as a moniker for all of her musical endeavors. Raised in the South primarily by her grandmother, Marshall showed ...

28. Chantal Kreviazuk

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian-born singer and songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba who began playing piano from ear at the age of three.

It wasn't though until 1994, while finding herself in Italy, Chantal was in a motorcycle accident and began thinking it was time to take her musical talents ...

29. Katie Melua

Soundtrack | Miss Potter

Katie Melua was born on September 16, 1984 in Kutaisi, Georgian SSR, USSR as Ketevan Melua. She has been married to James Toseland since September 1, 2012.

30. Kate Voegele

Actress | One Tree Hill

Kate began her acting career as a recurring guest star in the CW series: One Tree Hill (2003). as Mia Catalano (35 episodes). Voegele is acting in film, television and stage in Los Angeles and New York.

Kate began her career as a professional musician when she signed a record deal with Myspace ...

31. Linda Eder

Soundtrack | Mrs. Munck

Linda Eder was born in Tucson, Arizona on February 3, 1961 to Georg (from Austria) and Leila (from Norway). She grew up in Brainerd, Minnesota. When she was 16, she started her professional singing career, singing at Holiday Inns with a high school friend. She was later a contestant on Star Search ...

32. Sarah Brightman

Soundtrack | Repo! The Genetic Opera

Sarah Brightman's soprano voice has sold millions of records and been heard in arenas, cathedrals, and Olympic stadiums around the world. Brightman is the winner of more than 180 gold and platinum awards in 40 countries, and is a concert artist who has performed before millions of fans on every ...

34. Norah Jones

Soundtrack | Ted

Norah Jones (born Geetali Norah Jones Shankar; March 30, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She is a daughter of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones. She is Anoushka Shankar's half-sister.

In 2002, she launched her solo music career with the release of the ...

35. Tamela D'Amico

Actress | Best Friends Whenever

Tamela D'Amico is an American jazz singer, actress, and filmmaker who started her own production company, La Strega Entertainment, to create vehicles for the many facets of her career.

Tamela recorded her debut album Got A Little Story, executive-produced by actor-producer Peter Krause (Parenthood, ...

36. Mandy Barnett

Soundtrack | Crazy

Mandy Barnett was born on September 28, 1975 in Crossville, Tennessee, USA.

37. Sherrié Austin

Soundtrack | Logan

Sherrié Austin was born on August 28, 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for Logan (2017), Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954) and The Facts of Life (1979).

38. Chely Wright

Actress | Max Keeble's Big Move

Chely Wright was born on October 25, 1970 in Wellsville, Kansas, USA as Richell Rene Wright. She is known for her work on Max Keeble's Big Move (2001), Brothers & Sisters (2006) and Sister, Oh, Sister (2012). She has been married to Lauren Blitzer since August 20, 2011. They have two children.

39. Cyndi Lauper

Soundtrack | Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Cyndi was born at Boulevard Hospital, in Astoria, Queens. She spent her first four years in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Her family then moved to Ozone Park, Queens.

40. Belinda Carlisle

Frequency

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle experienced full-blown American success twice in the 1980s, first with the all-female rock band The Go-Go's and then, on an international level (which she always wanted), as a solo artist. The Go-Go's first album, 1981's "Beauty And The Beat", spent six weeks at number 1 ...

41. Jennifer Peña

Actress | All You've Got

Beautiful singer, Jennifer Pena was born on September 17, 1983 in San Antonio, Texas to proud parents, Jaime & Mary Pena. She is of Mexican-American descent. When she was a baby, her family moved to Corpus Christi. She has two sisters, Janet & Jackie. Her sister Jackie was a Miss Texas Teen in 1994.

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42. Laura Pausini

Soundtrack | Message in a Bottle

Laura Pausini was born on May 16, 1974 in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

43. Lea Salonga

Actress | Mulan

Lea Salonga began her singing career at the age of ten, when she recorded her first album, Small Voice. She also hosted her own musical TV show, "Love, Lea". She starred in "Miss Saigon" and was then offered the role of the singing voice of Jasmine in the Disney film Aladdin (1992). She has ...

44. Jaci Velasquez

Actress | The Encounter

Jaci Velasquez was born on October 15, 1979 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jacquelyn Davette Velasquez. She is an actress, known for The Encounter (2010), I'm Not Ashamed (2016) and Left Behind III: World at War (2005). She has been married to Nic Gonzalez since December 17, 2006. They have two children...

45. Colbie Caillat

Soundtrack | Safe Haven

Colbie Caillat was born on May 28, 1985 in Newbury Park, California, USA as Colbie Marie Caillat.

46. Emmy Rossum

Actress | The Phantom of the Opera

It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination.

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47. Olivia d'Abo

Actress | Conan the Destroyer

Olivia d'Abo was born on January 22, 1969 in Paddington, London, England as Olivia Jane d'Abo. She is an actress, known for Conan the Destroyer (1984), Justice League: Doom (2012) and Point of No Return (1993). She was previously married to Patrick Leonard.

48. Katharine McPhee

Actress | Smash

Katharine McPhee was born on March 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Katharine Hope McPhee. She is an actress, known for Smash (2012), The House Bunny (2008) and Shark Night 3D (2011). She was previously married to Nick Cokas.

49. Lady Gaga

Actress | Machete Kills

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her ...

50. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis.

51. Jordin Sparks

Soundtrack | Sparkle

Jordin Sparks was born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Jordin Brianna Sparks. She has been married to Dana Isaiah since July 16, 2017.

52. Tiffany

Soundtrack | Mega Python vs. Gatoroid

Tiffany was born on October 2, 1971 in Norwalk, California, USA as Tiffany Renee Darwisch. She has been married to Ben George since August 4, 2004. She was previously married to Bulmaro Garcia.

53. Debbie Gibson

Soundtrack | Summer of Dreams

Deborah Gibson is a creative force in the entertainment industry who does it all! She has single handedly transcended music and entertainment trends and fads. Deborah stands poised at the top, embarking on the second phase of her hugely successful pop career.

Deborah Gibson exploded on the pop music...

54. Rita Ora

Actress | Fifty Shades of Grey

Rita Ora is a British singer-songwriter. She was born in 1990 in Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia, now Kosovo, to Vera (Bajraktari) and Besnik Sahatçiu. She is a granddaughter of director Besim Sahatçiu. At age one, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West London and attended ...

55. Tulisa

Actress | Big Fat Gypsy Gangster

Tulisa was born on July 13, 1988 in Camden Town, London, England as Tula Paulina Contostavlous.

56. Duffy

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Duffy was born on June 23, 1984 in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales as Aimee Anne Duffy.

57. Anastacia

Soundtrack | Fantastic Four

Anastacia was born on September 17, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Anastacia Lyn Newkirk. She has been married to Wayne Newton since April 21, 2007.

58. Chanté Moore

Actress | The Fan

Chanté Moore was born on February 17, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA as Chanté Torrane Moore. She was previously married to Kenny Lattimore and Kadeem Hardison.

59. Idina Menzel

Actress | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA as Idina Kim Mentzel. She is an actress, known for Frozen (2013), Rent (2005) and Enchanted (2007). She has been married to Aaron Lohr since September 2017. She was previously married to Taye Diggs.

60. Tamia

Soundtrack | Speed 2: Cruise Control

Tamia was born on May 9, 1975 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada as Tamia Washington. She has been married to Grant Hill since July 24, 1999. They have two children.

61. Taylor Dayne

Soundtrack | Fried Green Tomatoes

Taylor Dayne was born on March 7, 1962 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA as Leslie Wunderman. She is an actress, known for Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) and The Shadow (1994).

62. Amy Grant

Soundtrack | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Amy Grant was born on November 25, 1960, in Augusta, Georgia, U.S.A., the youngest of four daughters to Dr. Burton Paine Grant and his wife Gloria. She recorded her first album, a Christian album called, "Amy Grant" in 1977. It initially sold 250,000 copies, eventually selling over a million copies...

63. Annie Lennox

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.

64. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

65. Connie Stevens

Actress | Grease 2

Connie Stevens was born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia in Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of Eleanor McGinley, a singer, and Teddy Stevens (born Peter Ingoglia), a musician. Her father was of Italian/Sicilian descent and her mother was of half Irish and half Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Connie ...

66. Connie Francis

Soundtrack | When the Boys Meet the Girls

Singer, composer, actress, entertainer and publisher Connie Francis was educated at Arts High School and was a music student of her father. At age 11 she appeared on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (1948) as a singer and accordionist. She has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and ...

67. Donna Summer

Soundtrack | Thank God It's Friday

Donna Summer rocketed to international super-stardom in the mid-1970s when her groundbreaking merger of R&B, soul, pop, funk, rock, disco and avant-garde electronica catapulted underground dance music out of the clubs of Europe to the pinnacles of sales and radio charts around the world. ...

68. Jody Watley

Actress | Mystery Men

She's an innovative music maker, a style-forging pioneer: since the mid-90s, Grammy-winning multi-talented Jody Watley has led the way as an entrepreneur working in the independent music world as one of the few already-established female best-selling artists to produce, create and own her ...

69. Judy Garland

Actress | The Wizard of Oz

One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals.

She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in ...

70. k.d. lang

Soundtrack | Twister

k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961 in Consort, Alberta, Canada as Kathryn Dawn Lang.

71. Lesley Gore

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lesley Gore was born Lesley Sue Goldstein in Brooklyn, New York City, to Ronny and Leo Goldstein, a manufacturer of children's clothes and swimwear. Her family was Jewish. She grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey. Gore hit the music scene at 17 years of age in 1963 with the teen anthem "It's My Party". ...

72. Liza Minnelli

Soundtrack | Cabaret

Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...

73. Madonna

Actress | Evita

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 ...

74. Sheena Easton

Soundtrack | For Your Eyes Only

Sheena Easton started off as a worldwide sensation in the music industry. Since then she has expanded to movies (All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996), Indecent Proposal (1993)), Broadway ("Man of La Mancha") and TV (Body Bag (1997), Highlander (1992), Gargoyles (1994), Jack's Place (1992), The Adventures...

75. Vanessa Carlton

Soundtrack | Legally Blonde

Vanessa Carlton was born on August 16, 1980, the first of two children (she has a sister and a brother) born to Ed and Heidi Carlton. Raised in Milford, Pennsylvania, her mother was a piano teacher, and exposed Vanessa to classical music from a young age. By age two, she began playing the piano, ...

76. Alicia Keys

Soundtrack | The Secret Life of Bees

Alicia Keys was born in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, to Teresa (Augello), a paralegal who was also an occasional actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant. Her father is African-American, and her mother, who is caucasian, is of Italian and English/Irish/Scottish ancestry. Alicia began taking piano ...

77. Anita Baker

Soundtrack | Forget Paris

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 ...

78. Brandy Norwood

Actress | I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

Brandy Norwood was born on February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi, USA as Brandy Rayana Norwood. She is known for her work on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), Moesha (1996) and Osmosis Jones (2001).

79. Chaka Khan

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Chaka Khan was born on March 23, 1953 in Great Lakes, Illinois, USA as Yvette Marie Stevens. She has been married to Doug Rasheed since 2001. She was previously married to Richard Holland and Hassan Khan.

80. Tina Turner

Soundtrack | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status.

Tina ...

81. Chrisette Michele

Actress | Crossing Over ISO Love

Chrisette Michele was born on December 8, 1982 in Central Islip, New York, USA.

82. Deborah Cox

Actress | Love Come Down

Deborah Cox Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox made her Broadway debut in the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice's musical, Aida. She most recently starred on Broadway in 2013 as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde, and will star as legendary ...

83. Gladys Knight

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Gladys Maria Knight. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Butler (2013) and Licence to Kill (1989). She has been married to William McDowell since April 12, 2001. She was previously married to Les Brown, Barry...

84. Janet Jackson

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

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 ...

85. Leela James

Actress | Couples Therapy

Friends with 'Ledisi Young'.

86. Minnie Riperton

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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 ...

87. Oleta Adams

Soundtrack | Sleeping with the Enemy

Oleta Adams was born on May 4, 1953 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Oleta Angela Adams. She has been married to John Cushon since 1994.

88. Beyoncé

Soundtrack | Dreamgirls

Beyoncé was born & raised in Houston, Texas. Her father, Mathew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles designs their glittering costumes. Solange, her sister (they're about 5 years apart), has released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts. Beyoncé...

89. Cassandra Wilson

Soundtrack | The Score

Cassandra Wilson was born on December 4, 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. She was previously married to Isaach De Bankolé.

90. Shanice

Soundtrack | Pocahontas

Shanice Wilson has been singing since she was only 7 months old and throughout the years she just kept getting better and better. At the age of 8, she was picked to sing in a Kentucky Fried Chicken Commercial with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and and was also a first prize winner on the talent tv ...

91. Toni Braxton

Soundtrack | The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

Toni Braxton was born on October 7, 1966 in Severn, Maryland, USA as Toni Michelle Braxton. She was previously married to Keri Lewis.

92. Vanessa Williams

Actress | Ugly Betty

Vanessa Lynn Williams was born in Millwood, New York, to Helen L. (Tinch) and Milton Augustine Williams, Jr., both music teachers. Vanessa and her brother grew up in suburban New York in comfortable surroundings. Vanessa sang and danced in school productions and signed her high school yearbook with...

93. Vivian Green

Actress | De-Lovely

Vivian Green was born in 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for De-Lovely (2004), American Dreams (2002) and Love in the Nick of Tyme (2009).

94. Faith Hill

Actress | The Stepford Wives

Faith Hill was born on September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA as Audrey Faith Perry. She is a producer, known for The Stepford Wives (2004), Pearl Harbor (2001) and Practical Magic (1998). She has been married to Tim McGraw since October 6, 1996. They have three children. She was ...

95. LeAnn Rimes

Soundtrack | Coyote Ugly

LeAnn started singing at age 3, and has sold over 20 million records since. She was born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi. By age 7, LeAnn made her stage debut in a Dallas musical production of "A Christmas Carol". Later, she would sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to open Dallas Cowboys ...

96. Loretta Lynn

Soundtrack | High Crimes

Loretta Lynn was born on April 14, 1932 in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, USA as Loretta Webb. She was previously married to Oliver Lynn.

97. Martina McBride

Soundtrack | Runaway Bride

Martina McBride was born on July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas, USA as Martina Mariea Schiff. She has been married to John McBride since May 15, 1988. They have three children.

98. Mary Chapin Carpenter

Soundtrack | Tin Cup

Mary Chapin Carpenter was born on February 21, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

99. Reba McEntire

Actress | Reba

Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...

100. Rosanne Cash

Soundtrack | The Little Rascals

Rosanne Cash was born on May 24, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She has been married to John Leventhal since April 30, 1995. They have one child. She was previously married to Rodney Crowell.