Some of the most successful female pop singers as of 2015 include Adele, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Sia. Some of the most successful female pop stars of all time include Madonna, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Celine Dion. Some earlier icons such as Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin are cultural mainstays to this day.
Adele took the first-place spot on Ranker's list of the best current female pop singers. According to Billboard.com, her latest album, "25," broke sales records within its first week. Other current female icons who recently broke sales records include Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Sia.
Rihanna, an urban singer with a distinctive voice, is yet another current chart topper with more than a dozen hits in the past five years. She has collaborated with major hip hop and dance stars including Kanye West, Jay Z and David Guetta.
Lady Gaga's 2008 debut album, "The Fame," put her on the map for critics and audiences alike. She has been compared to Madonna for her unique artistry as a visual performer, as well as to David Bowie for her eclectic, versatile musical style.
Successful female pop artists revered for their refined vocal abilities include Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin. Their music resonates with a diverse audience thanks to their strong and unique voices.