19 Best Female Singers With Low Voices

11. Miley Cyrus      

Miley Cyrus

Originally known for her role on the TV show, “Hannah Montana,” Miley Cyrus is a singer-songwriter known for her low and gravelly voice. She uses her mezzo-soprano vocal range to experiment with several musical genres, including pop, country, rock, and hip-hop. After “Hannah Montana” ended in 2011, Cyrus worked to transition into an adult musical career. 

12. Nina Simone    

Nina Simone

The iconic Nina Simone was an American singer-songwriter and activist known for contributions to jazz, blues, gospel, pop, folk, and classical music. Her musical career started as a pianist in a nightclub. She released her first album in 1958 before releasing 39 more before 1974. Throughout her career, she received several Grammy nominations and a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2000.

13. Norah Jones    

Norah Jones

Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter who uses her low voice to sing jazz, blues, pop, county, and folk music. Before becoming famous, Jones was a lounge singer. She first rose to prominence with her 2002 album, “Come Away with Me”, which sold over 25 million copies. Since then, she has released seven more studio albums. She is known for her bluesy, deep voice. 

14. Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor is a Russian-American singer-songwriter who was popular in the independent music world before achieving mainstream success in 2004. She maintains her roots by primarily creating music in the anti-folk and indie-pop genres and tries to make each song its genre. While Spektor often plays piano while singing, she also sometimes plays the guitar. She has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. 

15. Selena Gomez 

Selena Gomez

Starting her career as a child actor, Selena Gomez now works as a singer, actress, and businesswoman. In addition to working in a range of fields, Gomez works in several genres, including pop, rock, synth-pop, and disco. Gomez has three albums with her former band, Selena Gomez and the Scene, and three solo albums. She also occasionally releases singles. She has a Mezzo-Soprano vocal range with a somewhat husky quality. 

16. Shakira    


Shakira is a Colombian singer-songwriter known for her unique, versatile, and deep voice. After struggling for a few years, Shakira became popular in Hispanic countries in 1995 with her third album, Pies Descalzos. She became famous in English-speaking markets with “Laundry Service”, her fifth album.

Part of what makes her so successful is her ability to sing many genres, including Latin, pop, and rock. As of 2017, Shakira released 11 albums, including some collaborations with other artists, such as Rhianna.  

17. Shania Twain   

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is a Canadian singer-songwriter, known as one of the most famous female country artists. She made her debut with a self-titled album in 1993. Unfortunately, it would be two years before she would become famous thanks to “The Woman in Me,” which was her second studio album.

Twain is known for her contralto vocal range, which she uses to experiment with genres. She received several accolades throughout her career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an Officer in the Order of Canada, and five Grammys. 

18. Tina Turner      

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is an American and Swiss singer who became well-known in the Ike and Tina Turner Revue in 1957. By 1960, she started releasing her solo music while continuing her shows with Ike. She went through several iterations of her career, including a 1980s comeback. Turner performed rock, r&b, pop, and soul. She is successful with 12 Grammy Awards, and three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. 

19. Toni Braxton    

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton is an American singer-songwriter who primarily sings r&b, soul, pop, hip-hop, and dance music. She started her career as part of a group with her sisters called The Braxtons. She made her solo debut in 1993 with a self-titled album that sold 10 million copies around the world and won three Grammy awards. Since her debut, Braxton released nine more albums. She has a contralto vocal range and a husky tone.

Top Female Singers With Low Voices, Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a deep female voice to listen to, you have no shortage of options. There are plenty of amazing women with bold voices and beautiful musical stylings throughout history. They use their voices to convey deep emotion and complexity. Let us know which of these singers is your favorite!          

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