You know it when you hear it. And it’s a gift. Not every woman is born with the voice that makes you stop, sit up straight and pay attention. Some of these women are in Hollywood, making films or hit television shows. Other are ladies of the stage, belting out hits with their golden, God-given gift.
The list of ladies with sexy voices is extensive. From years past, we remember crooners such as Ella Fitzgerald who sang jazz like it had rarely ever been heard. Barbra Streisand had the alluring voice she used to go to the top of the charts with hits such as Evergreen and A Woman In Love. Linda Ronstadt lured us to the Blue Bayou with her sultry charms. Dionne Warwick had it. So did Aretha Franklin and the love of Humphrey Bogart’s life, the lovely Lauren Bacall. The tradition of glamorous ladies with the fine voices continues today. Here we present our favorites, the top 10 women with the sexiest voices in 2020.
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10. NORAH JONES
Blue-eyed soul best describes this successful jazz vocalist, who burst on the music scene with the album “Come Away With Me” in 2002, which sold a whopping 26 million copies. The sultry singer has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums which includes hit such as Don’t Know Why and Sunrise. The Brooklyn, New York-born daughter of the late Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, Jones has an impressive net worth of over $25 million.
9. AMY LEE
Born in 1981, Amy Lynn Hartzler was co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock group Evanescence. Lee’s sexy voice took the group to the charts with such hits as Bring Me To Life and Going Under. Now pursuing a solo career, Lee has performed for movie soundtracks and released her first album, Dream Too Much in 2016. Identifiable by her distinct voice and Goth-styled fashion, Lee has a net worth of $12 million.
8. MILA KUNIS
The Ukrainian born actress move to Los Angeles at age seven, where she enrolled in acting classes after school. Soon, Kunis was discovered by a Hollywood agent and began appearing in commercials before landing the role of Jackie Burkhart on That 70’s Show. A movie role in 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall led to a successful run of movie appearances, such as The Book Of Eli, Oz The Great And Powerful, and Black Swan, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The sexy-voiced star of film has a net worth of $45 million.
Besides her incredibly sexy voice which has taken to her the top of the music charts, the Colombian-born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a successful record producer and dancer. Having sold between 50-60 million albums, Shakira’s monster hit Hips Don’t Lie shattered Nielsen ratings records, becoming the most played song in one week in radio history. Quite the successful businesswoman, Shakira has a diversified portfolio, with her own fragrance line, which contributes to her massive personal fortune of over $300 million.
6. LUCY LAWLESS
You may know the New Zealand born Lucille Frances Lawless better by her landmark role as Xena, Warrior Princess, the internationally successful television series in which she starred from 1995-2001. Lawless’ sexy voice landed her a role on Broadway as well, appearing as Betty Rizzo in Grease. Also starring in other series such as Battlestar Galactica and CSI:Miami, Lawless took her talents to the Starz Network to star in the series Spartacus: Blood And Sand. Lawless has a net worth of $18 million.
5. KELLY CLARKSON
American Idol burst across television screens in 2002, and millions of viewers were captivated by the talent competition show. Native Texan Kelly Brianne Clarkson was the eventual winner in the inaugural season, and Clarkson successfully parlayed her win into a successful recording career with hits such as Before Your Love/A Moment Like This, Since U Been Gone, Walk Away and My Life Would Suck Without You. The double-platinum record selling, sexy-voiced soprano enjoys a net worth of $28 million.
4. SCARLETT JOHANSSON
The sexy Hollywood bombshell has sung on two released albums, but is best known for her roles in such films as The Horse Whisperer, Girl With A Pearl Earring, Lost In Translation, and He’s Just Not That Into You. The New York-born Johansson has also successfully appeared on Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play in Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge, but it is her films which have grossed $3.3 billion. Johansson is the highest grossing actress in America of all time, and has a net worth of $100 million.
3. MARIAH CAREY
Sexy-voiced Mariah Carey exploded onto the pop scene with her huge 1990 hit Vision Of Love. After that, it was off to the races, and her hit One Sweet Day remains the longest running number one hit in U.S. chart history. Having sold an incredible 200 million albums, Carey has also thrived as a songwriter, record producer and actress. Possessing a five-octave vocal range, the Guiness Book Of Records calls her the “songbird supreme.” Carey has an impressive net worth of $520 million.
2. TAYLOR SWIFT
Moving to Nashville at age 14 to pursue a career in music has paid off tremendously for the Pennsylvania-born Swift, who has scored big on both country and pop charts. With hits such as Our Song, Love Story and You Belong To Me, Swift has ridden a big wave of success to record sales exceeding 40 million albums, and 130 million singles downloads. Possessing one of the sexiest voices in music, Swift appeared on the Forbes’ lists of Most Powerful Women and Celebrity 100, and Time’s 100 Most Influential People In The World. Swift’s fortune is $360 million.
When it comes to sexy voices, no one tops the British-born hitmaker Adele. After winning the Brit Awards “Critics Choice” award in 2007, her debut album 19 went platinum seven times in the U.K. and three times in the U.S. Her second album 21, exceeded 19, going platinum 16 times in the U.K., winning numerous awards and selling 31 million copies. With huge hits such as Rolling In The Deep, Rumour Has It and Hello, the musical wonder has a net worth of $125 million.
There are talented artists in many fields, from music to acting, and more. Many of these artists are propelled to success by their natural talents, but having a sexy voice only adds to their mass appeal. From Norah Jones to Adele, our list is full of sexy-voiced superstars who have ridden their talents to the top.