What are your top 3 favorite female singers?

What are your top 3 favorite female singers?


Ann Wilson  (circa 1980)

Tatiana Shmayluk  (progressive metal with a mixture of clean and growl vocals) the ultimate metal female growl with amazing clean vocals and belting. Best examples - Pisces;  Judgement & Punishment one-take vocal performance; I Speak Astronomy

Cammie Gilbert  (progressive rock/metal) best example -  The Banished Heart and A Return To The Earth Below

Barbra Streisand

Celtic Woman ( ok ,,, it’s a group but with rotating individual lead performances)

Karen Carpenter


Worthy mention as contenders 

Diana Krall

Holly Cole

K D Lang

Hope Sandoval

Brittany Howard

Edie Brickell

Ann Wilson ... well I see her weekly, my son dates. This gal of his happens to be a spitting image of a in her 20’s Ann, kid you not.

@tony1954, I noticed :-)

Lots of great names provided - I would add Karen Matheson (Capercaillie) to the list.  Captivating voice in both English and Gaelic.