Even though a female solo act has never won the Reggae Grammy Award, 18 Karat Reggae wanted to pay tribute to the 13 females who we believe are amongst the 13 greatest all time.
Bear in mind, that this is solely opinion based. If you believe we miss someone from the list, please let us know. However, for every person you want to add to the list you must tell us who to remove from our list. So if you can think of 5 females that should be on the list but are not, you must say which 5 from the list below you would remove. Maybe you want to remove all 13 and replace with a completely new 13; that is cool too.
Beyonce has taken home 20 Grammys, including “Song of the Year” for 2009’s “Single Ladies.” In 2013 she is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Love on Top.” During the 2014 Grammys, Queen Bey took home 3 awards for Best Surround Sound for her album Beyoncé, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Drunk in Love.”
2. Aretha Franklin
The Queen of Soul has won 18 Grammys in her 50-year career.
3. Whitney Houston
Whitney has received six Grammy awards, including 1987’s “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female” for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)”
4. Lena Horne
Horne won two Grammys in her legendary career.
5. Tina Turner
Turner has won eight Grammys.
6. Patti LaBelle
Lady Marmalade herself has taken home two Grammys.
7. Lauryn Hill
Hill made a splash with her debut album, “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill,” which earned her five Grammys.
8. Anita Baker
“The Songtress” has taken home 8 Grammy Awards.
9. Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott currently holds four Grammy awards for “Get Ur Freak On,” “Scream a.k.a. Itchin,” “Work It” and “Lose Control.”
The Bajan singer is a eight-time Grammy winner. Her last win came in 2014 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “The Monster” with Eminem.
Sade has won four Grammys, including “Best New Artist” in 1986, and “Best R&B Performance” for “Soldier of Love” in 2011.
12. Alicia Keys
Keys has won 15 Grammys, including “Best R&B Song” for “Fallin’” in 2002, Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Empire State Of Mind,” with Jay-Z in 2011 and Best R&B Album for Girl on Fire.
13. Janet Jackson
Miss Jackson has won five Grammys, including “Best Music Video – Long Form” for “Rhythm Nation 1814” and “Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist” in 2001.