Here Are Your Favorite Female Artists

Here Are Your Favorite Female Artists

To celebrate Women’s History Month, all March we asked you to vote for your favorite female artist of all time. The results are in, and we shared the songs of these musicians Friday evening on our Top 20 of 2021 countdown show.

Here are the results:

20. Tanya Donnelly

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19. (tie) Pat Benatar, Aimee Mann

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18. Nina Simone

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17. Billie Holiday

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16. (tie) Gillian Welch, Mavis Staples, Etta James

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15. Dolores O’Riordan

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14. PJ Harvey

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13. Joan Jett

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12. Dolly Parton

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11. Patti Smith

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10. St. Vincent

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9. Linda Ronstadt

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8. Susan Tedeschi

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7. Lucinda Williams

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6. Kate Bush

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5. Bonnie Raitt

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4. Neko Case

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3. Aretha Franklin

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2. Chrissie Hynde

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1. Joni Mitchell

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