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Women singers are known world over for singing in all genres of music, from Rock to jazz to operas. They have taken over the world with their mesmeric voices. Some of them are as below:

Ella Fitzgerald:

Fitzgerald, whose superb voice, wide repertoire, and accessible singing style appealed to both jazz and pop audiences, scored her first recording hit with "A-Tisket A-Tasket" in 1938 and went on to become a popular artist with such performances as the "I'm Making Believe", the historic scat "Flying Home" ,"Lady Be Good" , and many hundreds more. She won 13 Grammys in her entire career. She was one of the most reputed Jazz singers of her time.


Mariah is a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter known for her seven-octave range and her popular gospel-influenced, dance-pop songs. Her recordings include Mariah Carey, Emotions, the eight-million selling Music Box in 1993, Daydream in '95, and Butterfly in '97. Her label dropped her in 2002, but she rose again in 2005 with ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’, which became the year's bestselling album in the U.S. and the single "We Belong Together" was the biggest hit of the year. She won three Grammy awards in 2005.

Aretha Franklin:

Soul singer Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," is also a grand diva of pop music. Born on 25th march 1942 in Memphis in Tennessee, her unmistakable style fuses Gospel, jazz, rock, and rhythm and blues, especially in late 1960s hits as "Respect", "Chain of Fools", and "I Say A Little Prayer" in 67, 68 and 69 respectively. Franklin has won 15 Grammy Awards. She became the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987; she received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1990.

Janis Joplin:

Janis Joplin, an American rock singer was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She dropped from college and joined the band, Big Brother and the Holiday Company in SF. The band’s first album, Cheap Thrills had her awesome song, "Piece of my heart". She left Big Brother in 1968, putting together her own backup group, the Kozmic Blues Band. She had nearly completed the album Pearl, when she died of a heroin overdose. Released in 1971, the record contained classics as "Mercedes Benz" and "Me and Bobby McGee," Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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Tags: singers, soul, jazz, awards, music

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 20 May '10

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