My favorite female vocalists are

1 Etta James

2 Aretha Franklin

3 Natalie Cole

4 Chaka Khan

5 Donna Summer

6 Betty Wright

7 Mavis Staples

8 Whitney Houston

9 Angela Bofill

10 Phyllis Hyman

11 Stephanie Mills

12 Gladys Knight

13 Dionne Warwick

14 Whitney Houston