This comprehensive list guide features our top 20 best female pop singers of 2020 ratings. These are amongst some of the very best female singers to release famous songs and albums lately. Moreover, in the year 2021, they are sure to rank among the best in this industry.
Some of these artists have gone on to be nominated, and indeed some won a Grammy award or two. We’ve additionally mentioned a couple of lesser-known but good artists that look very promising but have published great music.
Check out our best top picks for the top 20 best female pop singers in 2021.
1. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is an American based singer-songwriter born in Florida,US.
Grande has received three number-one music albums on the US Billboard 200 with Yours Truly (in 2013), My Everything (in 2014), and Sweetener (in 2018). She has additionally attained a number-two album with Dangerous Woman (in 2016).
Grande has also earned six top-five music singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, including “Side to Side,” “No Tears Left to Cry,” “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” and the chart-topping “Thank U, Next.”
Her forthcoming fifth studio album will be named Thank U, Next.
Ariana Grande has a total of three American Music Awards, a total of three MTV Europe Music Awards, a total of two MTV Video Music Awards and also six Grammy Award nominations.
2. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is an American based singer-songwriter. Her 2006 trending self-titled debut music album peaked at position five on the Billboard 200.
Swift’s second album, named Fearless, was published in 2008 and became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US alone. The album acquired four Grammy Awards, with Taylor Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner in the US.
The singer then published her 2010 album, Speak Now which topped at number one in the United States and also the single “Mean” won two Grammy Music Awards. Her fourth album, Red (in 2012), yielded the successful music singles “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
Her fifth collection, 1989 (in 2014), made her receive three Grammys. Its singles “Blank Space,” “Shake It Off,” and “Bad Blood” attained number one in the US, Canada, and Australia. Swift’s sixth album, Reputation (in 2017) and its lead music single “Look What You Made Me Do” surpassed the UK and US charts.
Musician Taylor Swift has over the course of her song career has received 10 Grammys, one Emmy, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and she holds six Guinness World Records.
3. Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello is a Cuban-American born singer and songwriter who rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony.
She published several collaborations, including the song album “Bad Things” with Machine Gun Kelly, the latter relinquishing number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States alone.
After leaving the association in December of 2016, Cabello released her debut solo music single “Crying in the Club.” Her studio album Camila (in 2018) debuted at position one on the Billboard 200 chart, with it’s lead single album “Havana” topping the charts.
In December of 2018, she was drafted for two Grammys at the 61st Annual Grammy Music Awards for the Best Pop Solo Performance for a live version of the “Havana” as well as the Best Pop Vocal Album for Camila.
4. Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha is an American based singer, songwriter, and also record producer. She is recognized for songs such as “Me, Myself & I,” “I’m a Mess,” “Meant to Be,” and “In the Name of Love.”
In October of 2016, “I Got You” was officially released as the lead single music from her top EP All Your Fault: Pt. 1 which she published in February of 2017. She then released formally All Your Fault: Pt. 2 in August of 2017 which spawned the single hit music “Meant to Be” with country couple Florida Georgia Line, which topped at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
The tune is also included on her première studio album, Expectations, which was officially released on June 22, 2018. Rexha is drafted for Best New Artist at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, and for the Best Country Duo and Group Performance for the single album “Meant to Be.”
5. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is an American based singer. With her former band Selena Gomez and the Scene, she then attained the top-ten on the US Billboard 200, with the band’s music albums Kiss & Tell(in 2009), A Year Without Rain (in 2010) and When the Sun Goes Down (in 2011).
As a solo performer, Gomez has published the two number-one albums Stars Dance (in 2013) and Revival (in 2015).
Selena Gomez Gomez has gained numerous awards throughout her top music career, including an ALMA Award, an MTV Video Music Award, an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, eighteen Teen Choice Awards and two Billboard Women in Music Awards.
6. Dua Lipa
Dua Lipa is an English songwriter and singer. Her self-titled debut studio music album was released on 2 June of 2017.
The album spawned a total of seven singles, including two UK top-10 singles “IDGAF” and “Be the One” and the UK number-one single “New Rules,” which additionally reached number six in the United States.
In February of 2018, Lipa won two Brit Awards for best British Female Solo Artist and the British Breakthrough Act. In April, the sole “One Kiss” by Lipa and Calvin Harris attained number one on the UK Singles Chart.
7. Zara Larsson
Zara Larsson is a Swedish born singer and songwriter. She published her debut EP album Uncover in January of 2013. The single “Uncover” exceeded the music charts in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
Four years following her first album, Larsson’s debut international music album So Good was published on 17 March 2017 and entered at position seven on the UK Albums Chart. “Symphony” became Larsson’s very first number one single on the United Kingdom Singles Chart.
In October of 2018, Larsson released the “Ruin My Life,“ the lead single from her forthcoming third album.
Anne-Marie is an English songwriter and singer. She has numerous charting singles on the United Kingdom Singles Chart, including Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye,” that is featuring Sean Paul, which topped at number one, as well as “Friends,” “Alarm,” “Ciao Adios,” and “2002”.
In October of 2016, Clean Bandit released their single song “Rockabye,“ with Anne-Marie as a chief vocalist and starring Jamaican rapper Sean Paul. It spent nine sequential weeks at number one and earned the coveted Christmas number one. The popular song has since been confirmed multi-platinum across most of North America, Europe, and Oceania.
Her debut studio music album Speak Your Mind was officially released on 27 April 2018 and topped at number three on the UK Albums Chart.
She has been drafted for four awards at the 2019 Brit Awards, including the Best British Female Solo Artist.
9. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is an American born singer, songwriter. Lovato has published six studio albums, including Don’t Forget (in 2008), Here We Go Again(in 2009), Unbroken (in 2011), Demi (in 2013), Confident (in 2015), and Tell Me You Love Me (in 2017).
She has earned a number of accolades, including five People’s Choice Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, 13 Teen Choice Awards, a Latin American Music Award and an ALMA Award.
In May of 2018, Christina Aguilera published a track from her album Liberation named “Fall in Line” featuring Lovato, and she was additionally featured on Clean Bandit’s tune “Solo.” The latter became Lovato’s very first number-one song in the United Kingdom.
10. Jessie Reyez
Jessie Reyez is a Canadian based singer and songwriter. Her 2016 music single “Figures” peaked at position 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017 and was approved 2× Platinum by Music Canada.
In April of 2017, Reyez released her première EP, Kiddo. It was then nominated to the Long List of the year 2017 Polaris Music Prize. She earned two 2017 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards nominations for the Best New Canadian Artist and the Fan Fave Video for “Shutter Island.”
She also won the Juno Award for the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Juno Awards of the year 2018. Later the same year, she earned a SOCAN Songwriting Prize nomination for her song “Cotton Candy.”
She further received two 2018 MTV Video Music Award submissions for Push Artist of the Year and also Video With a Message for her song “Gatekeeper.”
Sigrid is a Norwegian based singer and songwriter. In late 2017, she achieved an international breakthrough with her EP “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” and she, later on, won the BBC Music Sound of the year 2018 award. Her single album “Strangers” reached number 10 in the UK.
“Don’t Kill My Vibe” drafted in Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Sigrid additionally performed on Park Stage at Glastonbury.
In late 2018, Sigrid was announced as BBC’s Sound of the year 2018.
12. Billie Eilish
Billie Eilishis an American born singer and songwriter whose debut song single, “Ocean Eyes,” went so viral and has accumulated more than 194 million streams on Spotify alone as of January 2019.
Her debut album EP Don’t Smile at Me was officially released in August 2017. Following the EP’s viral success, Apple Music named Eilish as its latest Up Next artist a month later in September of 2017.
13. Charlie XCX
Charli XCX is an English born singer-songwriter who rose to prominence in 2013 with the Icona Pop collaboration of “I Love It,” which became an international success.
Her debut studio music album, True Romance (in 2013), was released that year. In late 2014, she contributed the hook to the “Fancy” by rapper Iggy Azalea, which ended the year as one of the best-selling music singles worldwide, and earned her first solo hit with “Boom Clap” later that same year.
The single song “Boom Clap” topped at number six on the UK Singles Chart and position eight on the US Billboard on Hot 100 and charted the Mainstream Top 40.
She published the Vroom Vroom EP in late 2016 and the mixtapes Number 1 Angel and Pop 2 in the year 2017, as well as a series of singles albums including “Boys” and “After the Afterparty.”
14. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is an American born singer, music video director, songwriter, record producer, and a poet. Del Rey’s big breakthrough came following the viral success of her single “Video Games” in the year 2011.
She has published US Billboard 200 number-one albums Ultraviolence (in 2014) and Lust for Life (in 2017), along with top-ten releases Paradise (in 2012) and Honeymoon (in 2015).
Del Rey received submissions for the Grammy Music Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for both the Paradise and Lust for Life.
On September 12 of 2018, Del Rey officially released a new single titled “Mariners Apartment Complex.” On September 18, she published the song “Venice Bitch,” and declared the title of her sixth music album to be Norman Fucking Rockwell, set to be published in early 2019.
15. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is an American born singer-songwriter who has three number-one albums on the US Billboard top 200 with Meet Miley Cyrus (in 2007), Breakout (in 2008), and Bangerz(in 2013).
Her releases The Time of Our Lives (in 2009), Can’t Be Tamed (in 2010), and Younger Now (in 2017) debuted in the top-five in the United States charts.
The Young Now self-titled music track was officially released as the second single from the music album on August 18 and debuted and topped at No. 79 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On September 15, she presented “Malibu,” “Party in the U.S.A.,” “Younger Now,” “See You Again,” and a cover of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
16. Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko is an American born singer, songwriter and has released three solo music albums EP’s, A Belle to Remember (in 2013), This Side of Paradise (in 2015, which includes the single “Girls Like Girls”), and Citrine (in 2016).
Her debut music studio album Expectations, which was officially released on March 30, 2018. The album entered the top 20 of the charts in Canada, United States, and Australia.
The third single, “Curious” was then released on January 11, 2018, and Kiyoko made her live TV music debut and performed “Curious” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On April 3 in 2018.
At the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, musician Kiyoko won the music award for Push Artist of the Year and performed for “Curious” on stage.
17. Madison Beer
Madison Beer is an American born singer who released her song debut single and music video named “Melodies.” The video featured a guest appearance by musician Justin Bieber.
“Unbreakable” was the second music single released by Beer. The song was officially released on June 17, 2014. Madison Beer published her first EP As She Pleases, on February 2 of 2018.
On March 10 of 2018, “Home With You” was officially released as the third and final single from the EP. In August of 2018, the song peaked at position #22 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.
On November 9 of 2018, Beer released the song “Hurts Like Hell” featuring top American rapper Offset as the lead single from her forthcoming debut studio album, set for release in early 2019.
18. Noah Cyrus
Noah Cyrus is an American based singer, and in early 2016, she released her debut single “Make Me (Cry),” highlighting vocals from Labrinth.
In December of 2016, she released an acoustic music performance of “Almost Famous.” She additionally provided vocals on the song “Chasing Colors” performed by talented Marshmello and Ookay, which was then released in February 2017.
On April 14 of 2017, she released another music single, called “Stay Together,” closely followed by the single “I’m Stuck,” published on May 25, 2017. On September 21 of 2017, she released another single named “Again” featuring XXXTentacion.
Cyrus also released her new EP, Good Cry, on September 21 of 2018, featuring new songs including “Mad at You” a music collaboration with Gallant and “Punches” a musical partnership with LP.
19. Maggie Rogers
Maggie Rogers is an American born musician, singer-songwriter, and producer who comes from Easton, Maryland.
She rose to prominence following her song “Alaska” was played to Pharrell Williams through a master class at New York University. Her songs “Dog Years” and “Alaska” and placed positions 65 and 173 on Triple J Hottest 100, 2016, in that order.
Rogers’s EP, Now That the Light Is Fading sog, was officially released on February 17 of 2017.
She has most recently published three new singles called “Give a Little,” “Fallingwater,” and “Light On” that will be a part of her major-label debut album named Heard It In a Past Life.
She made her television big debut on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 15 of 2017 and Saturday Night Live debut on early November 3, 2018.
Lorde is a New Zealand record producer, singer, and songwriter. The singer gained wide recognition following “Royals” and became an international crossover success. It earned her various awards, including two Grammy Awards.
Her debut studio music album Pure Heroine was officially released in 2013 followed by her second studio collection Melodrama in 2017.