Apr 27, 2010

Top 10 Greatest Female Recording Artists of All Time

1. Madonna - The Industry Association of America has put Madonna as the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth century. Madonna is also the Guinness World Records’ most successful female recording artist of all time.

2. Mariah Carey - The first female recording artist to have her first 5 singles top the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mariah Carey was also awarded the 2000 World Music Awards’ best-selling female pop artist of the millennium.

3. Whitney Houston – Whitney’s debut album (aptly titled Whitney Houston) became the biggest selling debut album of all time for a solo artist. Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You" is the 6th best-selling song in the history of music.

4. Nana Mouskouri – Nana is likely one of the most underrated artists on this list. She has sold over 230 million records worldwide in a career spanning just over five decades. A truly amazing singer.

5. Diana Ross - The rock era’s most successful female artist. Diana Ross has ranked as the Guinness World Records’ most successful female music artist of the 20th century.

6. Donna Summer – Donna Summer holds the record for having three consecutive double albums hit #1 on the Billboard charts.

7. Celine Dion - Celine is arguably the most successful artist in pop music history. A recipient of Chopard Diamond Award for becoming the best selling female artist of all time, she will continue to inspire future generations to come.

8. Barbra Streisand - The highest ranking female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America, and is one of the most successful female entertainers in modern entertainment history.

9. Janet Jackson - Acknowledged as a role model for her socially conscious lyrics. Janet was one of Billboard magazine’s ten best-selling music artists in the history of contemporary music.

10. Shania Twain – Shania has thebest-selling album of all time by a female musician with her third album Come on Over. Shania also has the best-selling album in the history of country music.

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