Brace yourselves for the sexiest category of the 2011 Loudwire Music Awards. These ladies are not only smokin’ hot but they are some of the most talented vocalists in hard rock and heavy metal today. Check out the nominees for Loudwire’s Rock Goddess of the Year below and then vote for your favorite.

  • Amy Lee

    Evanescence

    Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has had an enormous year, with the release the band’s chart-topping third studio album ‘Evanescence,' which is powered by the rockin' single 'What You Want.' The rock world is very happy to have Lee and Evanescence back on the scene.

    Evanescence Official Site
  • Angela Gossow

    Arch Enemy

    Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy not only creates massive mosh pits with her powerful vocals but this Swedish songstress can definitely hold her own and give those burly frontmen a run for their money. ‘Khaos Legions’ is the band’s eighth album and fans are loving it.

    Patric Ullaeus, Arch Enemy Official Site
  • Cristina Scabbia

    Lacuna Coil

    Cristina Scabbia, the singer of Lacuna Coil, has been melting hearts with her mesmerizing melodies for years, so it’s no surprise that fans can hardly wait for their new album ‘Dark Adrenaline,’ which is due out next year on Jan. 24.

    Lacuna Coil Official Site
  • Sharon den Adel

    Within Temptation

    Sharon den Adel has made a serious comeback this year with her band Within Temptation. Their new album ‘The Unforgiving’ is their first in four years and has gotten rave reviews. Did we mention this phenomenal frontwoman is also mom of three?

    Within Tempation Official Site
  • Syd Duran

    Valora

    Syd Duran of Valora is the youngest of the bunch, but she may be just as talented. Duran offers backing vocals to the Breaking Benjamin single ‘Blow Me Away.’ Her soaring vocals have captured the ears of listeners, as they wait for Valora’s debut album ‘I Waited for You.’

    Facebook: Valora