Let’s take the example of Avril Lavigne. She sang lead for many years, but she also sang backup and had her own band.
While some people might think that she was a bit of a hack, it’s interesting to note that she made a lot more money as a singer than as a songstress.
You might say that her sales are her songwriting earnings!
So what do we make of the singer/songstress divide?
There are many interesting trends that show the dynamic between a singer vs songstress.
For example, in many large rock bands, the singer is the vocalist.
This is especially true in AC/DC.
The reason for this is that the singer needs to have a powerful, commanding voice in order to sing lead songs and the lead singer needs to be able to play second fiddle to the lead singer (sometimes referred to as a backing singer).
The songstress is usually an attractive woman, often very attractive.
It has been suggested that nowadays the modern day songstress is less sexy than in previous decades and often less pretty.
As the theory goes, the songstress is playing the back seat and taking care of the financially demanding job of backing up the singer.
However, there are several hot women (and quite a few not so hot women) who are able to sing very well and who are able to perform solo too.
If you look at any list of the greatest female singers ever, many of them are backing musicians or recording artists.
Queen Victoria, Avril Lavigne, Diana Ross, Selena Gomez,Janis Jareckel and Cher are just a few of the female singers who had massive popularity in their time.
Many were also popular on stage and they were able to entertain millions.
It was only natural then that their reputation as a great singer also made them some of the highest paid female celebrities in the world.
Today, we are going to look at some of the best female singers of all time and how they influenced generations of female singers today.
One of the first female performers to break the norm and become a crossover hit wasonica Hepburn.
She went from being a female singer/actor/model who performed strictly in the confines of a TV show to one of the biggest pop icons/song/musician of all time.
Hepburn’s huge success was partially due to her choice of music but mainly because she was able to adopt a character that made her incredibly popular.
When it comes to the female as songstress debate, Hepburn was able to overshadow many of the other female performers in both the music industry and in Hollywood.
Another female who managed to capture the imagination of a generation was Yul Brynner.
Though he had just one or two mainstream hits when he was first discovered, his work ethic and passion for music would eventually earn him a six-figure record deal with Geffen Records.
Though he was never able to live up to the high standard of singing that he set for himself, his ability to draw in listeners with his distinct voice has made him one of the all-time greats.
In my opinion, there is not one female singer who has made as large an impact on modern music as Yul Brynner.
The most memorable female performer of all time is Madonna.
For a long time, everyone thought she was better than everyone else… until she cracked open the door to her own recording career.
Her career was so incredible that even 50 years later, her music is still top selling.
This was an extremely difficult article to make but ultimately, we wanted to bring you our findings on the best female performers out there today.
We could have gone into detail about Avril Lavigne, but her music will always be part of our lives. So, thanks to Avril, thank you… and goodbye.