5. Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce Knowles, popularly referred to as Queen B, rose to fame as the lead singer of the Destiny’s Child R&B girl group.
After Destiny’s Child disbanded, Beyonce ventured into a successful career as a solo artist.
The topics she covers most in her songs include female sexuality and empowerment, relationships, love and monogamy.
She has sold over 100 million records during her career as a solo artist. Beyonce’s songs include Ring the Alarm, Lemonade and Single Ladies.
6. Mariah Carey
The voice of Mariah Carey can be termed as heavenly.
She is known for her powerful voice with a five octave vocal range.
Her father is an African American while her mother is of Irish descent.
Some of her famous songs include Love Takes Time, Hero and Always Be My Baby.
She has been known to blend several music genres including pop, gospel, R&B, soul and hip hop, and has made major achievements in the music industry.
7. Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin is a sensational singer and is referred to as The Queen of Soul.
She began her career singing gospel and then embarked on a secular career at the age of 18.
She went on to become the most charted female artist in the chart’s history.
She was also the first female performer to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2005, she was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, and into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
Some of her amazing songs include I Say A Little Prayer, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman and Respect.
8. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has made quite a name for herself as a female rapper.
With songs like Bang Bang, Pound the Alarm and Anaconda, she went on to become the first female solo artist to have 7 of her singles charting simultaneously on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
She also became the first female artist to be included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List.
Her rapping is quite distinct due to its fast flow and use of accents and alter egos.
She is also the most charted female rapper in the entire history of Billboard Hot 100.