Top 10 Baritenors

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This voice type is defined as "a baritone singing voice with virtually a tenor range", i.e. baritone's timbre, tenor tessitura.

As you can guess this voice type is rare but its versatility and power are impressive.

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1Maynard James Keenan - ToolMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

"Baritenor" is a contrivance, and not a legitimate vocal-range designation. No "baritenor" has both the full richness of a baritone AND the clear, high range of a tenor (falsetto doesn't count). One is either a baritone or a tenor. Willie Nelson is no baritone. His range fits that of a tenor. Bob Seger is a tenor. His lowest notes, while they work for his music, are not within his natural range, much like Robert Plant's falsetto is not within his natural range, though he is a tenor.

2Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSGGraham Bonnet is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.

Rainbow - Eyes of the World, All Night Long - Metal_Treasure

3Bob SegerRobert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.

Old Time Rock & Roll, Turn The Page - Metal_Treasure

4Peter GabrielPeter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
5Willie Nelson
6Ralf Scheepers - Primal Fear, Gamma RayRalf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

He's even a high-pitched singer with Halford-esque shrieks (Primal Fear - Strike). - Metal_Treasure

7Paul Rodgers - Bad Company, QueenPaul Bernard Rodgers is an English singer, songwriter and musician, best known for his success in the 1960s and 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company.
8Tony Kakko - Sonata ArcticaToni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.V1 Comment
9Glenn Danzig - Danzig

Danzig - Mother, How The Gods Kill - Metal_Treasure

10Michael Bolton

I had him in mind when I saw this list. I thought he might be higher... - Britgirl

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11BonoPaul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

His voice is actually quite rich, and he has the range of a tenor. Think of him as Matt Bellamy with a little less opera and a darker timbre

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