Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth, DBE (born 28 October 1927) is an English jazz and pop singer and an actress, known for her scat singing and for her vocal range. Though her natural range is that of a contralto, she is able to produce a "G above high C", giving her an overall compass of well over three octaves. Laine is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. She is the widow of jazz composer Sir John Dankworth.
Shirley Manson (Lead vocalist for the grunge & alternative rock band Garbage, as well as solo work & as vocalist for the band Angelfish. With Garbage, won 2 MTV Awards, 2 BMI Awards, 3 WAMI Awards, & an MVPA Award, as well as 7 Grammy nominations & 2 BRIT nominations.)
Dolly Parton (Solo country vocalist & multi-instrumentalist. She has won 8 Grammys, 2 Academy Award nominations, 10 Country Music Choice Awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards, & Country Music's Entertainer of the Year. She has penned over 3,000 songs & has 46 Grammy nominations. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999, & starred in musical films 9 to 5, Joyful Noise, & The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas)
En Vogue, female R+B vocal group, comprised of original members Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson and Terry Ellis. They have won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history, a total of 7, along with 4 Soul Train Awards, 6 American Music Awards, and 7 Grammy nominations. They are considered one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time. A true class act.