Here we go guys, In this article, we are presenting you the most famous & popular Black Female Singers ever. They all are very talented and the most famous singer in the world, they won many people’s hearts with their beautiful vocals.
Black female singers face a lot of problems in the world like racism, sexism, and more, and have to work so hard. Nowadays, Black women are influencing the music industry and making their place in top positions.
When you scroll up the page you will see the most popular Black Female Singers of all time.
40 Most Popular Black Female Singers Ever
1 – Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is the most popular American black singer and actress, born on March 27, 1969. She is known for her five-octave vocal range, melismatic singing style, and signature use of the whistle register.
2 – Beyoncé
Beyoncé is the most famous American black singer in the world, born on September 4, 1981. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child, one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
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3 – Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American black singer and pianist, born on March 25, 1942, & died on August 16, 2018. Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 73 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 number-one R&B singles.
4 – Diana Ross
Diana Ross is a black American singer, born on March 26, 1944. She is popular as the lead singer of the vocal group the Supremes, who became Motown’s most successful act during the 1960s and one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time.
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5 – Tina Turner
Tina Turner is an American black singer and actress, born on November 26, 1939. Turner is famous for being the lead singer of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue before launching a successful career as a solo performer. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
6 – Rihanna
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian black singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman, born on February 20, 1988. Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has earned 14 number-ones and 31 top-ten singles in the US and 30 top-ten entries in the UK.
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7 – Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj(real name Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty) is a black Trinidadian rapper & singer, born on December 8, 1982. She is known for her animated flow in her rapping and versatility as a recording artist.
8 – Cardi B
Cardi B(real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) is the most popular American rapper, born on October 11, 1992. She is the highest-certified female rapper of all time on the RIAA’s Top Artists. Cardi B is known for her aggressive flow and candid lyrics, which have received critical praise. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
9 – H.E.R.
H.E.R.(real name Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson) is an American singer and songwriter, born on June 27, 1997.
In 2021, she was awarded the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe”, and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Fight for You” from the film Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).
10 – SZA
SZA(real name Solána Imani Rowe) is a black American singer and songwriter, born on November 8, 1989. SZA is a neo-soul singer, whose music has been described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip-hop, & many more.
11 – Whitney Houston
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress, born on August 9, 1963, & died on February 11, 2012. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with sales of over 200 million records worldwide. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
12 – Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday(real name Eleanora Fagan) was a most popular black American jazz and swing music singer, born on April 7, 1915, & died on July 17, 1959. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.
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13 – Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Jane Fitzgerald was a black American jazz singer, born on April 25, 1917, & died on June 15, 1996. She is sometimes referred to as the “First Lady of Song”, “Queen of Jazz”, and “Lady Ella”.
14 – Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle is the most famous American singer and businesswoman, born on May 24, 1944. LaBelle is a dramatic soprano recognized for her vocal power, range, and emotive delivery. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
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15 – Etta James
Etta James(real name Jamesetta Hawkins) was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, jazz, & more, born on January 25, 1938, & died on January 20, 2012.
16 – Mary J. Blige
Mary Jane Blige is an American black singer, born on January 11, 1971. Blige has won nine Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards.
17 – Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan(real name Yvette Marie Stevens) is an American singer, born on March 23, 1953. Khan has won ten Grammy Awards and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
18 – Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith was a black American blues singer, born on April 15, 1894, & died on September 26, 1937. She was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.
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19 – Gladys Knight
Gladys Maria Knight is an American singer and author, born on May 28, 1944. known as the “Empress of Soul”. She has won seven Grammy Awards and is an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Vocal Group Hall of Fame along with The Pips.
20 – Nina Simone
Nina Simone(real name Eunice Kathleen Waymon) was the most American singer, and civil rights activist, born on February 21, 1933, & died on April 21, 2003. She has lots of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
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21 – Donna Summer
Donna Summer(real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines) was the most famous black American singer and actress, born on December 31, 1948, & died on May 17, 2012. She was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach the top of the US Billboard 200 chart.
22 – Minnie Riperton
Minnie Julia Riperton Rudolph was an American singer & songwriter, born on November 8, 1947, & died on July 12, 1979. Best known for her 1975 single “Lovin’ You” and her four-octave D3 to F#7 coloratura soprano range.
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23 – Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu(real name Erica Abi Wright) is the most popular black American singer & songwriter, born on February 26, 1971. She has been called the Queen of Neo-soul. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
24 – Toni Braxton
Toni Michele Braxton is an American black singer and television personality, born on October 7, 1967. Braxton has won seven Grammy Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, and numerous other accolades.
25 – Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Lois Vaughan was a black American jazz singer, born on March 27, 1924, & died on April 3, 1990. She won four Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.
26 – Doja Cat
Doja Cat(real name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini) is a black American rapper & singer, born on October 21, 1995. Doja Cat gained popularity as an internet meme with her 2018 single “Mooo!”, a novelty song in which she fantasizes about being a cow. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
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27 – Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman is an American black singer & songwriter, born on March 30, 1964. Known for her hits “Fast Car”, “Give Me One Reason”, “Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution”, and “Baby Can I Hold You”. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist.
28 – Lizzo
Lizzo(full name Melissa Viviane Jefferson) is the most popular black American singer & rapper, born on April 27, 1988. Lizzo attained mainstream success with the release of her third studio album, Cuz I Love You (2019).
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29 – Anita Baker
Anita Denise Baker is a black American singer & songwriter, born on January 26, 1958. She is one of the most popular singers of soulful ballads during the height of the quiet storm period in the 1980s. One of the most popular Black Female Singers Ever.
30 – Ciara
Ciara Princess Wilson is a black American singer & songwriter, born on October 25, 1985. She has also received many awards, including three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award.
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31 – Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson was a black American gospel singer, born on October 26, 1911, & died on January 27, 1972. She is widely considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century.
32 – Natalie Cole
Natalie Maria Cole was an American singer & actress, born on February 6, 1950, & died on December 31, 2015. She sold over 30 million records worldwide.
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33 – Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Kate Hudson is a black American singer and actress, born on September 12, 1981. Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh.
34 – Brandy
Brandy Rayana Norwood is the most popular black American singer & actress, born on February 11, 1979. She earned many awards including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award, and seven Billboard Music Awards.
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35 – Monica
Monica Denise Arnold is an American singer and songwriter, born on October 24, 1980. she is one of the most successful urban R&B female vocalists to begin a career in the mid to late 1990s.
36 – Karla Burns
Karla Burns was a famous American mezzo-soprano and actress, born on December 24, 1954 – died on June 4, 2021. She first rose to fame was as Queenie in the Houston Grand Opera’s 1982 revival of Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern’s 1927 musical Show Boat.
37 – Kandi Burruss
Kandi Lenice Burruss Tucker aka mononym Kandi is a famous American producer, and singer, born on May 17, 1976. First gained popularity in 1992 as a member of the female vocal group Xscape. In 2000, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for her writing contributions to the TLC hit song “No Scrubs”.
38 – Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe Robinson is one of the most prominent black American female singers, rappers, and actresses, born on December 1, 1985. Monáe has acquired eight Grammy Award nominations and won an MTV Video Music Award and the ASCAP Vanguard Award in 2010. In 2003 Monáe’s musical profession started upon releasing a demo album titled The Audition.
39 – Normani
Normani Kordei Hamilton is a popular American singer and dancer, born on May 31, 1996. Normani released a two-song EP with Calvin Harris, Normani x Calvin Harris (2018). Her duet with Sam Smith “Dancing with a Stranger” (2019), is one of the most-streamed songs by a female artist in the United Kingdom.
40 – Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Noelle Hill is one of the most popular American female singers, and rappers, born on May 26, 1975. Regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Best known for being a member of Fugees, and for her 1998 solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Hill has won many accolades, including eight Grammy Awards, the most for a female rapper to this day.
Hope you like our picks.