Re: Who will go down as the greatest female entertainers of these 10?
I'm definitely a Mariah fan so it's probably hard for be to be entirely objective, but I think she's the most enduring of the list despite being younger than Turner, Franklin and Streisand. She's entering her third decade of sustained success, she's been able to move past the personal issues that marred some of her rivals and her voice is without a doubt the most impressive. Unlike some, she had a hand at writing most of her hits too.
Dion, while a fine singer, is too far removed from pop culture because she was never able to reinvent herself with the younger generation and she's been relegated to adult-contemporary territory for some time now.
Lady Gaga will probably leave the most visible impact on pop culture though because she's raised the bar for the next generation of singers by pulling out all the stops (crazy costumes, overzealous videos, theatrical concert tours). At the end of the day though, she'll be remembered for a lot of things before her solid/standard voice.
Just as a side note, Franklin has never had a US number 1 album.
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