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Top Neo Soul Female Artists

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In a genre that may get overlook by R&B, Rock and, of course, Hip Hop, Neo Soul has long proven to never disappoint when it comes contributing to good music. Over the years, especially in recent years, the popularity of the soulful sound has been rising with artists singing from the heart about various topics that all can relate.

What truly accounts as Neo Soul, and what distinguish Neo Soul and Indie Soul from R&B and Pop, is the various reasons that are stated above. Music that can touch your soul that can have anyone enjoying the sound of love, pain, or joy, depending the subject matter of the song one is listening to.

Some of the first Neo Soul performing style artists are the likes of Sade. Sade rose to her stardom during the 1980s and became one of the greatest United Kingdom artists of all-time, producing a number of classical hits and selling millions records during the 80s and 90s.  Her smooth soulful sound brought her much success, and with the success I am sure many were inspired.

The true rise of Neo Soul occurred during the 1990s with over a dozen artists within genre, a genre that would stand the test of time. The rise can be contributed to the likes of Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, even though she is consider as a Hip Hop artists to some, D’Angelo and many more.

Into the present day of Neo Soul artists and singers, the below list of top female Neo Soul singers will breakdown how far the genre has grown compared to the 1990s as Neo Soul is becoming one of the more popular styles of music.




Top 25+ Neo Soul Artists

SZA. Follow on Instagram: @SZA and watch more on Youtube: SZA

Jorja Smith. follow on Instagram: @JorjaSmith and watch more on Youtube: Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis. follow on Instagram: @KaliUchis and watch more on Youtube: Kali Uchis

Ari Lennox. follow on Instagram: @AriLennox and watch more on Youtube: Ari Lennox

Snoh Aalegra. follow on Instagram: @SnohAalegra and watch more on Youtube: Snoh Aalegra

Lianne La Havas.  follow on Instagram: @Lianne La Havas and watch more on Youtube: Lianne La Havas

Arlissa. follow on Instagram: @Arlissa and watch more on Youtube: Arlissa

Joy Crookes.  follow on Instagram: @Joy Crookes and watch more on Youtube: Joy Crookes

Lion Babe. follow on Instagram: @LionBabe and watch more on Youtube: Lion Babe 

Raveena. follow on Instagram: @Raveena and watch more on Youtube: Raveena

Greentea Peng.  follow on Instagram: @Greentea Peng and watch more on Youtube: Greentea Peng

Jenevieve. Follow on Instagram: @Jenevieve and watch more on Youtube: Jenevieve 

Celeste. follow on Instagram: @Celeste and watch more on Youtube: Celeste

Savannah Cristina.  follow on Instagram: @Savannah Cristina and watch more on Youtube: Savannah Cristina

Ama Lou. follow on Instagram: @AmaLou and watch more on Youtube: Ama Lou 

Niia. Follow on Instagram: @Niia and watch more on Youtube: Niia

Kirby. follow on Instagram: @Kirby and watch more on Youtube: Kirby

JGrrey.  follow on Instagram: @JGrrey and watch more on Youtube: JGrrey

Mereba.  follow on Instagram: @Mereba and watch more on Youtube: Mereba

NAO. follow on Instagram: @ThisIsNAO and watch more on Youtube: NAO

OSHUN. follow on Instagram: @OSHUN and watch more on Youtube: OSHUN

Cleo Sol. follow on Instagram: @Cleo Sol and watch more on Youtube: Cleo Sol

Kelsey Lou. follow on Instagram: @Kelsey Lou and watch more on Youtube: Kelsey Lou

Ravyn Lenae. follow on Instagram: @RavynLenae and watch more on Youtube: Ravyn Lenae

Joyce Wrice. Follow on Instagram: @Joyce Wrice and watch more on Youtube: Joyce Wrice




Honorable Mentions…

Eryn Allen Kane. follow on Instagram: @Eryn Allen Kane and watch and listen on Youtube: Eryn Allen Kane

Abi Ocia. follow on Instagram: @Abi Ocia and watch and listen on Youtube: Abi Ocia

Sudan Archives. follow on Instagram: @SudanArchives and watch and listen on Youtube: Sudan Archives

Kaiit. follow on Instagram: @Kaiit and watch and listen on Youtube: Kaiit

Ebz the Artist.  follow on Instagram: @Ebz the Artist and watch and listen on Youtube: Ebz the Artist

*Image Editorial Credit: Hunter Crenian / Shutterstock

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*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the larger followers and subscribers, along with releasing the most recent music, being near the top.