Famous Black Female Singers - List of Famous Black Female Singers

From singing songs in blues to the rocky cliché, the black female singers have left no stone unturned. Chaka Khan, known for her hits like Sweet Thing, Tell Me Something Good, I’m Every Woman, and I Feel For You has won 10 Grammys. Ella Jane Fitzgerald, renowned for her music in swing, bebop, traditional, pop, vocal, jazz, and blues, is best known by her music lovers as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul; Beyoncé, famous for her hits like the Crazy in Love, Irreplaceable, Single Ladies, Drunk in Love; and Rihanna, the iconic singer who rocks the world with her hits like Umbrella, Russian Roulette, We Found Love, and Love the Way You Lie are a few notable black singers who entertain their audience with their pop songs. To know more about the Black female singers, continue reading.

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The Most Famous Black Female Singers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Shirley BasseyJanuary 8, 1937WelshShirley Bassey is a world-famous Welsh singer who has recorded numerous hits and is best known for her three James Bond theme songs.
Nicki MinajDecember 8, 1982AmericanNicki Minaj is a famous rap singer and song writer of the United States who is best known for her songs ‘I Get Crazy’ and ‘Super Bass’
Lauryn HillMay 26, 1975AmericanLauryn Noelle Hill is a famous hip-hop female artist from America who is into singing, songwriting, rapping, production and acting
Chaka KhanMarch 23, 1953AmericanChaka Khan, also popularly known as the Queen of Funk, is an American recording artist
Etta JamesJanuary 25, 1938AmericanEtta James was an American singer-songwriter
AaliyahJanuary 16, 1979AmericanAaliyah was an American singer best known for her album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’
Toni BraxtonOctober 7, 1967AmericanToni Braxton is an American Grammy Award winning R&B singer, songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, and philanthropist
Tracy ChapmanMarch 30, 1964AmericanKnown for her classic ‘Fast Car’ from the album ‘Matters Of The Heart’, the four-time Grammy award winner Tracy Chapman is an American singer and a songwriter
RihannaFebruary 20, 1988BarbadianRihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) is a Barbadian singer-songwriter considered to be one of the best-selling artists of all time
CiaraOctober 25, 1985AmericanCiara Princess Harris is a Grammy Awards winning American singer, record producer, songwriter and actress

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was one of the most iconic American musical icons of the 20th century

AmericanFebruary 21, 1933215 views

Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress and record producer

AmericanFebruary 11, 1979144 views

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson is an American entertainer best known as the Queen of Pop and R&B

AmericanMay 16, 1966161 views

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Jean Dandridge was an American film and stage actress, dancer and singer

Aretha Franklin

Popularly known as ‘The Queen of Soul’, Aretha Franklin was an American singer and musician

AmericanMarch 25, 1942115 views

Anita Baker

Anita Baker is an American singer and songwriter

AmericanJanuary 26, 1958175 views

Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith was a famous blues and jazz singer from America who is known for her songs like ‘Downhearted Blues’ and ‘The St

AmericanApril 15, 1894152 views

Rihanna

Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) is a Barbadian singer-songwriter considered to be one of the best-selling artists of all time

BarbadianFebruary 20, 1988234 views

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is a famous rap singer and song writer of the United States who is best known for her songs ‘I Get Crazy’ and ‘Super Bass’

Aaliyah

Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’

AmericanJanuary 16, 1979284 views