There have been many talented female dancehall artists throughout the years, making it difficult to narrow down the list to just a few. Here are a few notable female dancehall artists who have made a significant impact on the genre:
- Sister Nancy: Known as the “Queen of Dancehall,” Sister Nancy is a Jamaican DJ and singer who began her career in the early 1980s. She is considered one of the most influential female dancehall artists of all time, and her 1982 single “Bam Bam” is considered a classic in the genre.Sister Nancy - Bam Bam - Sting 1990
- Lady Saw: Born Marion Hall, Lady Saw is a Jamaican DJ and singer who began her career in the 1990s. She was the first female DJ to win a Grammy award and is known for her sexually explicit lyrics and powerful stage presence.Lady Saw - Reggae Sumfest Spotlight #1
- Tanya Stephens: Tanya Stephens is a Jamaican singer and songwriter who has been active since the 1990s. She is known for her powerful voice and socially conscious lyrics, and has released several critically acclaimed albums throughout her career.Do you still care - tanya stephens
- Spice: Grace Hamilton is a Jamaican Dancehall artist and actress ,who began her career in the early 2000s. Spice quickly established herself as one of the leading female artists in dancehall and is known for her energetic live performances and catchy, often controversial, lyrics.
- Patra: Dorothy Smith, known by her stage name Patra, is a Jamaican singer and rapper who rose to fame in the early 1990s. She is known for her smooth, soulful voice and her ability to seamlessly blend dancehall and R&B.Patra - "Queen Of The Pack" Live Performance (Reggae At The Apollo)
- Ce’Cile: Carla Dunbar, better known as Ce’Cile, is a Jamaican singer, who began her career in late 2000s, her voice and her songwriting are consider powerful, and has many hit on her career.Ce'cile & High Wouler's(Live in Martinique HD) - Cheater's prayers / If you / Cook fi you
- Shenseea: Born Chinsea Lee, Shenseea is a Jamaican dancehall singer, songwriter, and rapper who first rose to fame in 2016 with her hit single “Lucky.” Since then, she’s released a number of hit songs and collaborated with several other dancehall and reggae artists.Shenseea - Reggae Sumfest 2022 (Part 1 of 5)
- Ishawna: Ishawna, born Ishawna Elaine Anderson, is a Jamaican dancehall singer and songwriter known for her bold and assertive lyrics, which often address feminist and social issues.Ishawna Live: Sumfest 2015
- Jada Kingdom: Jada Kingdom, is a Jamaican Dancehall and Reggae singer,songwriter and performer, known for her unique blend of Dancehall and Reggae, she quickly rose to fame with her singles “Banana” , “Heavy” and “One Time” in the late 2010s.Jada Kingdom Live at Big Yard (1Xtra in Jamaica 2019)
- Koffee: Born Mikayla Simpson, Koffee is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist who first rose to fame in 2018 with her hit single “Toast.” She’s known for her unique blend of traditional dancehall and reggae with elements of hip-hop and R&B.Koffee - Ye (Burna Boy cover) in the 1xtra Live Lounge
These are just a few of the many talented female dancehall artists who have made a significant impact on the genre. Many other female artists like Etana, Tifa, Sasha, Konshens sister, Tarrus Riley sister, also have a great role in the dancehall industry.