Female Neo Soul Artists
List of the top Female neo soul Singers
Following the two eras of the 1990s and 2000s, female neo soul artists have often found themselves in the shadows of R&B and rap and hip hop music. Despite having lesser popularity, the soulful sounds of female neo soul singers from the United States to the United Kingdom have showcased some of the world’s best music.
Singing from the heart and from the soul, music that can have anyone enjoying the sound of love, pain, and joy, distinguishing between neo soul artists and mainstream rhythm and blues and pop artists displays are large gap between real authentic talent and creativity and the massive amounts of marketing dollars that are put into today’s mainstream artists.
The genre began its truest form during the 1980s with the likes of Sade, who was one of the U.K.’s top singers of the 1980s. But the artists of the 1990s are viewed as the originators of R&B’s soulful sound, male and female neo soul singers like Erykah Badu, Maxwell, Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo, among others. The popular sound continued into the 2000s included with artists like John Legend, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, KEM, Indie Arie, Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, and various others.
Now, as we enter the 2020s, music has grown to new levels with female neo soul singers at the forefront of the global rise of R&B music. Witness the versatility of the likes of Jorja Smith, Yebba, Amber Mark, or Joy Crookes, artists with catalogs of various sounds, ranging from rhythm and blues and soul to pop and soul. Witness the peaceful sounds of artists like Raveena and Cleo Sol, soulful singers like Lianne La Havas and Mereba, the unique artistry and creativity of female neo soul artists like Celeste and Nao, or modern jazz and blues, neo jazz, with artists like Arlo Parks.
While overshadowed by the mainstream media’s heavy promotion of R&B, rap, and pop music, the best music is without doubt the large lineup of the 2020s’ most soulful singers. Timeless music, uplifting music, music of embracement and shelter for times of discomfort or confusion, the world’s top female neo soul singers provide more than just melodies over an instrumental.
Top 20 Neo Soul Female Artists
1. Jorja Smith
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3. Lianne La Havas
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4. Arlo Parks
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7. Joy Crookes
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9. Amber Mark
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12. Greentea Peng
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14. Olivia Dean
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15. alex isley
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16. Hope Tala
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18. Pip Millett
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19. Ravyn Lenae
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Honorable Mention Female neo soul artists:
– Madison Ryann Ward Instagram: @Madison Ryann Ward and Youtube: Madison Ryann Ward
– Olivia Dean Instagram: @Olivia Dean and Youtube: Olivia Dean
– Biig Piig Instagram: @Biig Piig and Youtube: Biig Piig
– Kelsey Lou Instagram: @Kelsey Lou and Youtube: Kelsey Lou
– fana hues Instagram: @fana hues and Youtube: fana hues
– lady wray Instagram: @lady wray and Youtube: lady wray
– Poppy Ajudha Instagram: @Poppy Ajudha and Youtube: Poppy Ajudha
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