Top 10 Best Singers of 2012


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The Top Ten

Taylor Swift
Best female singer, goodluck for your carrier, two thumb for you
She sings so sweetly and her songs is so meaningful.
She should be top 10 and not so far behind!
You are the best!
Taylor swift is amazing. She is my inspiration and role model nobody can compare to her. Her lyrics and songs are so meaningful and relate-able. Plus, she writes her own songs. Unlike justing bieber who has loads if help to write a song that repeats the same lyrics over and over, " BABY BABY BABY OHH! " anybody could write that. She uses live as a template for her songs. Why is she so far behind?! Shes No1 in my eyes!

Love you taylor xx
[Newest]She sings beautifully and I want to meet her. No one could defeat her. Amazing singer of all time.
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2Katy Perry
Awesome because she sings so good that no one compare to her sometimes! Come on she has a movie being created about her
We, Abbey and Jessica, both think she is an amazing singer of all times. We LOVE her movie. It was AMAZING. WOOHOO GO KATY PERRY!

Katy Perry Fans,
I <3 her song firework shes truly awesome even though I don't agree with this list I think she still awesome and there should only be one singer of the year thanks for listening I <3 you guys you truly rock yourselves!
[Newest]I love Katy Perry

3Justin Bieber
I love justin bieber I am glad that he is in the top 10 but he should be 1st & his voice is the best he is a inspirational person. He he very kind to his fans he has made a huge progress through out his time being a pop star and he should come back to the uk after what happened but that's just once he should carry on until he is 85 doing this amazing job of being sexy and a amazing singer he should be 1st in 2013 because his songs are outstanding thanks for reading <3 love you justin bieber hotty fit boy my husband forever <3 follow me on twitter @sophiebieber67
Justin Bieber is se-cute and his voice is so amazing it can not be put in words! His songs are so inspirational and just so brilliant. He also treats his Beliebers and fans like family<3 He has come a long way and worked hard to be where he is now.. His voice is a gift from heaven! <3 && for the haters.. Thanks for paying so much attention to him and pretending ya know everything about him (; haha, he's also hot
Um. Why is he not number 1?!? He's amazing and deserves his credit for growing up in front of the spotlight, gaining millions of loyal, dedicated fans, having an outstanding voice, being absolutely gorgeous, and being the sweetest most generous guy ever. Oh and his music is inspirational, heartwarming, honest, emotional, passionate and Grammy worthy
[Newest]I LOVE Justin SO MUCH! He has been there for me throughout everything and I don't know why he wasn't #1.
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Eminem deserves first place in my opinion! Let me tell you that I could name many people who would agree with me. Eminem is beyond amazing. And to all the people who think lil' wayne or niki manaj is better, I will say they rock but all they rap about is drugs and stuff. Eminem doesn't. He is the king of rap and could take on any rapper ever! All I'm saying is I love Eminem and you should too because he's beast!
Eminem? 23? This is such nonsense... He deserves the very best! Come on Out Shady fans- let's vote and get eminem what he deserves
Eminem is a king of rap.. -__-! No one could beat him...
[Newest]I think he should be first place and Justin Bieber sucks wiener
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What is wrong with people? Katy Perry and Justin Bieber ahead of her? She is very talented and deserves #1 spot!
Adele's voice is so distinguishable, and it's so beautiful! Unlike most artists, she uses real instruments (like piano) and uses her own beautiful voice with no autotune. Her music also has extremely meaningful lyrics. Adele should be #1

6Bruno Mars
HE IS AMAZING! MOST STUNNING VOICE IN THE WORLD! I honestly believe he should be number 1. His voice makes me melt inside. His songs are completely amazing. He is the best singer out. I love you bruno
Best singer for me cause his voice is live the same as on his CD's or something else!
[Newest]I'm the biggest fan of bruno mars, I would love to come to see your concert but I can't afford it to come. I love you bruno mars. you have the most amazing voice I've ever heard.

Love her so much
Rihanna is totally awesome I love her so much<3 she is the best singer and song writer ever I hope you always stay the way you are xx
She has swag and she do what ever she want she's not a copycat she try to created something new I love her
[Newest]Rihanna is an amazing, strong, stand up women and she puts a lot of passion in her music

8Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is amazing! She isn't like a celebrity who thinks they are better than others. On the Ellen show there were 2 little girls who sung her song and were really good. She loved them and took them on a shopping spree and gave them advice to stay in school. She is a good celebrity who wouldn't die of alcohol or drugs.
Your the best person ever and you r really pretty but loose some of the butt
Shes just... Wow. Seriously, she's really come along this year. Super bass was a hit, then starships and pound the alarm came..
[Newest]You're the best female rapper!

9Demi Lovato
Demi is amazing she got a great voice and a great personality it's amazing how she came back again and stronger than ever she's just simply amazing
She is the most strongest, honest and incredible women ever lived! She has gone through so many things and she came back to our world with a big smile. Her voice is not like any singer we have heard nowadays! She has such a powerful voice and she knows how to use it properly! I can't wait for her 4th album!
Demi's album doesn't have a single bad song in it and that's pretty rare for any singer. Plus she has one of the strongest voices in the industry and a great tone which again is pretty rare. Yet she is so underrated and deserves a lot more credibility for her work and deserves no. 1
[Newest]Demi you sing so well and I am your fan

Yes everyone else is good but p! Nk has a something about her and her songs to me like she has a meaning to every song she does and shes got a great voice-she should definitely be number 1! I just love her but to be honest its who we all like really and all these people have grate voices.
If you want to listen to a song with a bunch of power Pink is your choice


She gives me inspiration in drama and my life wouldn't be complete without her inspiration.
[Newest]P! Nk should be on number 1

The Contenders

11Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson is 20th on the list? Are you kidding me? How in the world can anyone honestly think that Kesha, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, Chris Brown, Rihanna and everyone else is better than her! Whoever thinks that obviously needs their hearing checked because none of them can hold a candle to Kelly when they sing live! Her voice is absolutely incredible!
Kelly Clarkson rocks! She should at least be in the top ten. My favourite Kelly Clarkson song is Dark Side but Mr. Know It All is brilliant and What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger). How can Ke$ha and Eric Saade be ahead of her? Even Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry shouldn't be ahead of her.
Kelly Clarkson has the best singing I had ever heard. Compared to Taylor Swift and Justin Biber, her songs are the best. I always kept listening to her old songs every single chance I can on a free time. Taylor Swift's "Never Ever" was kind of annoying, listening to the same lyrics. Same thing to most of the other singers

12Lady Gaga
GaGa is the best singer that ever god would created. How can you said that gaga is the second place in the top 10 most famous singer in 2012? Sorry but I think TayTay more great than katy itself. But TayTay is just a little thing in front of GaGa's achievement, so? Can give me more logical reasons why gaga placed in second?
This is best singer people, not rapper, not autotuned, not most popular. Eminem and micki don't sing. A SINGER must perform live gaga always performs live.
Mother Monster is the best from my generation. Sher rocks! She has a great voice, a great attitude, she's awesome
[Newest]Gaga is the best singer of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and forever!.

She is a great singer, great performer, sexy girl
She is every thing and auto tune fits her very much
I love her debut album anima even though its a little bit old now but I still listen to it
And her new album warrior is pumpin'
She is amazing and wonderful voice


14Selena Gomez
She should in top ten she is the most perfect girl
I like selena Gomez she is the best singer in the earth all of her songs are amazing and I'm a such a huge fan I really want to see her in person you rock
She is the best singer we ever saw in earth, we won't find any better singger than her on the earth love you honey
[Newest]I think she should be in top 10 because she deserves in my opinion...

15Jessie J
She's an flawless amazing singer, top swag, she's a true artist, FLAWLESS LIVE, TO me she's the hottest in the world an amazing inspiration her songs are inspiring...
Jessie J has soul and she sounds good live well, she sounds better in live than recording. She also has wide vocal range and can play with her voice. "Who You Are" was just perfect.
She is the best singer ever I know people with no taste in music and they like her and at my school for music were learning to ply one of her songs on the ukulele and everyone likes her she should be NO1 not no30

16Chester Bennington
Best singer ever. No one is even comparable to him including all above. Great vocals in terms of melody as well as shouting. He's the only one responsible for Linkin Park's standards
Chester Please please please come in INDIA plese, I think you are most awaiting in INDIA, Linkin Park rocks
You the Most amazing singer ever born on earth, You amazed people by your talents like no other can, watching you singing for linkin park is like So Invincible, that NO other singer can even compare YOU SIR CHESTER :3

17Shreya Ghoshal
I am an fan of her. Please tell me if there is a singing show for age 13 years. You are the best singer I have. I like your every song your voice is extremely terrible.
Why K. S Chitra and Yesudas r above her? You people r forgetting that the voting is for the best singer in 2012,
They didn't even sing a single song in 2012,
whereas Shreya Ghoshal got every award till now for best playback female singer in 2012 except for film fare,
So very poor ranking
And the best singer in 2012 is Shreya Ghoshal who got 4 national film awards, 4 filmfare and a number of number in just 10 years,
Wow... She has a really very sweet voice..!
Love her songs
Best singer of india I think shes the best
[Newest]She is the best singer in the world

18Chris Brown
I love chris brown song
Cool song. I like his song called kiss kiss. Who even likes katy perry and they put her in first what! I would put Chris Brown for first place!
[Newest]I love you chris and I will still love you until the end

19Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is an amazing singer with a really powerful voice and really inspirational songs!
I love her songs really powerful voice she can sing any kind of song I think she can sing better than selena cause she can sing high notes but selena can only sing in one voice and it is the only same old voice every time
She is the best of the best

20Flo Rida
I mean he does have one of the most inappropriate songs of the 2000s but he has a great voice and if you don't look at it the dirty way, whistle is a really really great song
He is the best in the world and I will remember him till death you rock mann
Crazy my first song was from him low

Usher is fantastic <3<3<3<3<3
You are my best singer and your best song is without you
[Newest]I am usher number one I love him

22Kumar Sanu
He holds a Guinness World Record for recording 28 songs in a single day Awards
*. 2009: Padma Shri : India 's 4th highest civilian honour given by Government of India.
*. IIFA : Artist of the decade.
*. The government of Denton in America observe Kumar Sanu Day on 31 March.
He won the first of his record five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer. His next Filmfare Awards came for songs in the moviesAashiqui (1990), Saajan (1991), Deewana (1992), Baazigar (1993), and 1942: A Love Story (1994).
He is just awesome try to hear his songs then you will know his greatness

23Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly is such a wonderful singer! A really love her song "CALL ME MAYBE"..
Carly Rae Jepsen is an untalented turd who is famous for being a one hit wonder. Why is she even an option?
He is so sexy, his face makes me feel like taking my clothes off.

24Olly Murs
He is the best singer ever and he should be at the very top of this list! I love Olly Murs!
I saw him in concert and he was incredible, I love every single one of his songs they are all catchy and make me smile, so this is why I think everyone should vote for Olly Murs!
Olly Murs is amazing!
Trouble maker is awesome! Olly murs is number 1 he has so many good songs best singer ever so he should at least be in top 10. If you listen to his songs you will be dancing like mad! If you want to relax there some songs to relax.
HE'S PERFECT, THE BEST SINGER IN THE WORLD AND SHOULD'VE BEEN NUMBER 1. He's my idol and means everything to me, I'm a dedicated Ollyette;) went to see him in concert and he was just as good if not better live than he is recorded! :D

25Enrique Iglesias
I don't know how can Justin Bieber be on 4th pos. And Enrique 35
He has got really nice voice... Everyone love him...
I love him...
[Newest]Enrique don't deserve this position, he's the man to be at top...

She is the most amazing singer ever! She should be number 1. :)I can't believe she isn't even on this list... I'm shocked at this :o I hope people agree with me on this one... If not you're crazy :D
She's one of the biggest artists out there and is always doing things and inspiring people-its not always about the music-its who the person is and she is the nicest and most stunning person in the world-literally
2013 is the year for Queen Bey! She is incredible and unstoppable

27Sonu Nigam
Best Singer ever no one compare him to any bollywood or indian singer I just love to listen his songs like jabse mere dil ko and other and there according to me no one compare him to anyone and he is the best singer ever!
He has got divine voice. There is no comparison with others. We r very proud that we have such kind of singers in india
He is the best he should be ranked at first.. What the hell kumar sanu is doing in this list?

28Avril Lavigne
Avril totally rocks! She is WAY better than Justin Beiber!
She is the number 1... Y she is not in the list above. People don't understand the real music.
Avril is the best... She should be on top!

29Eric Saade
He has one of the most unique voices that make you notice his voice between 10.000!
Excuse me, if you really want to listen REAL MUSIC, Saade is the right guy!
I Just Love Saade... Cause He's Popular & Hotter than Fire

30Emeli Sande
Emeli sande might not be as a good a singer as adele but she is so much better than katy peri peri

31Danny Saucedo
I like your song best thanks...

32Rita Ora

33Atif Aslam
Atif Aslam singing the songs very sweetly and his every songs are heart touching
I think Atif is the best singer of the world...
May be he sing from nose not from mouth
[Newest]My friend loves you very much

34K. J. Yesudas
The celestial Singer Yesudas is the finest singer of India. God of Voice or Yesuas is the god of music
He's just the god of music, no one is above him and no one will be above him, he's just awesome singer who I have ever seen, rock on!
His Voice is gods gift for no doubt. Perfection in rhythm. Just love it.

35Christina Aguilera
Christina aguilera such a powerful voice and has rhythmic sounds, feel this moment christina
She is an amazing artist with a unique voice.
Shes a real fighter

36Cher Lloyd
You guys are crazy Cher Lloyd should be number 1 in the top 10 she is the best singer in the world I hared all her songs and hear them every day every minute of every hour my most favorite is With your love I know all the names of her songs look I'll show you What you Back, With your Love, Oath, Swagger Jagger, Really Don't Care, Superhero. Really 0.7% it should be 10.10%.! I LOVE YOU CHER LLOYD!
All of Cher's songs are AMAZING! You're argument is invalid. Brat forever
She is the best her first hit was swagger jagger
[Newest]Love cher she is amazing

37One Direction
They are awesome and cute.
They are less than 0.5

He is the most amazing rapper there is out there ever and that is ever going to be and his new album is coming out on sempterber 24th called nothing was the same, everybody needs to listen to it now because it will be worth all your time
If anyone REALLY follows this guy, they will know that this man is truly a artist who is mature. He's STILL gonna grow, as he is being featured on different artist's songs (i. E. Weeknd).
I love his songs.
He is the best rapper in the world

Shakira rocks! I love her music and I loved it since I was 4! I am a Shakira fan! I heart shakira! VIVA SHAKIRA!
She is best singer in the world her voice and her beauty I love her
Amazing singer in the world. Shakira rock she got a great voice. You guys are not deserves top three. Love you shakira.

40Jackie Evancho
2012 was the year Jackie made the PBS Great Performances video "Music of the Movies", launched her CD "Songs from the Silver Screen" and sang at the "Wedding of the Century." She did all of this within a few months of turning 12 years old.


She has the whole package and best vocals!
She performed in Palace Square, St. Petersburg, Russia with tenor Dimitry Hvorostovsky and soprano Sumi Jo in front of 100,000, in "Symphony Meets Musical" followed by her own solo concert in Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo, Japan (her second tour to Japan). She returned to perform at the Hiroshima Peace Arch Memorial concert. Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep" was also released with Jackie cast as his character's daughter - this occurring after he saw her on PBS singing Puccini. He invited her to audition, and cast her.

My best song is "be with you". Sing songs like "be with you".
The best Singer in the world.
Awesome and voice like no other in world... Come on guys you all know what magic did akon did in past years with his beautiful songs like "beautiful" "right now" smack that"
And etc. Yeah but he do uses autotune so probably I would not retae him for his singing but will go with the feel his voice gives but still he is an awesome singer... RnB
[Newest]He is best no one can beat him

42Britney Spears
Britney spears is a beautiful singer she has a amazing voice live and she is a brilliant performer, she has been through a lot in the past five years but she is back on track and is one of the most successful and entertaining performers today, she has a very unique voice and there is no one else like britney spears.
She should be on top tens! Nobody in the word has the same voice as her. I always enjoy listening to her songs. Energetic, make me want to sing along.
She has the most beautiful voice and ability to touch any heart with her words.. Not like the fake singers of these days
[Newest]I love all album

I agree you don't let anyone down, because you want to be the one to enjoy their music.

44K. S. Chithra
Chithra is definitely superb! She is so young and already has won so many awards! Her voice is honey-like! Love it! And the best thing is.. She can sing in so many languages.. She is the best.. She has this mesmerizing voice and she is gorgeous just like her voice.. She is so versatile and above all she is the most humble and grounded celebrity I have ever seen Chithra your voice is amazing. I like it..
Padma Shri Dr. K.S. chithra rules the music world forever
Ks Chitra is the only singer from south India who won 6 national awards and won all the state awards from souther part of India. No doubt she is only one who can mesmerize others with her cute and melodious voice. She is versatile, humble celebrity. She is the only singer with lot of smiles on her face every time.

45Jennifer Lopez
I love you jlo the best singer in thw hole world ever
Shes awesome I love her sing on the floor ft pitpull
She is the best singer I've ever heard..

Not the best singer than american singers
he is just good
not the best one than american singers
Psy should be number one. He is the best singer and dancer I have seen. Why did they choose Katy Perry she is the worst singer I have seen. Psy is better than Justin Bieber and any other singer.
Best dancer ever in 2012 is PSY
[Newest]Psy is the 45th best singer of 2012? He should be number 1 with "Gangnam Style". Psycho forever!

47Robbie Williams
The most amazing artist on this planet and I love him.
Just awesome as always

48Celine Dion
Celine dion=amazing. She has an amazing voice

49Bridgit Mendler

50Adam Lambert
Seriously? The 35th place? With such an incredible strength of voice, with unforgettable live performances either of his own songs or with Queen, Lambert is 35th? It seems like the world has gone completely crazy...
Adam is the most epic singer ever. His vocals have always been stable since the start of his career and his songs are so catchy. I personally know all of them by heart. Long live Adam Lambert!
What? He performs live so much better than the most of the other singers.
He should be on the 1st place with Adele.

51Lil Wayne

52James Arthur

53Austin Mahone
New artist from 2011

54Sean Paul
He is the one who rocks who sings beauty probably this one is the great one his songS she does'nt mind, touch the sky touches the heart he is not a super human he is a super singer he is THE PROPLES CHOSEN CHAMPION

55Molly Sanden

Best rapper in the world after eminem...
He is a best singer of all time
One of the Greatest rapper in the world...

57Michel Teló

58Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

59Ed Sheeran
He is perfectioon, he is my idol, my LIFE

60Ariana Grande
She is so pretty a great role model and sings so good the best singer ever!
One of the most incredible voices in this generation. She is young, 21 years, and still manage to sing so perfectly
Best singer in the world! -Melly

61Amy Lee
OH my god what's wrong with this list seriously AMY LEE is 61 she's beaten by the likes of little bugs 'Rita ORA, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, J. LO'who can't sing to save her life this is bad guys let's do it for EVANESCENCE! Ever ever ever Evanescence 4Va
The Best Singer there is! She's so talented! Her music is full of passion and heart. She plays piano harp and guitar as well as singing! She's so kind and so talented!
She have putiful voice and she have the rill music and she is so talented and she is from the best singers ever and I hop she stay for ever

62Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is so awesome I love her song before he cheats and the song blown away Carrie Underwood has a gift she is the best singer ever way better than Ola Svensson.
I can't believe Carrie underwood is this far behind the list in my opinion she deserves the number one spot, she have such a great country voice, every time I listen to her song, my heart just melts, she is my idol

63Megan Nicole
She is an awesome singer and she just inspiresme to keep believing in my dreams
I like the song Payphone I'm a big fan

64Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is beautiful, and has an amazing voice. She can sing up beat, and yet so slow and peaceful her voice is so brilliant. She deserves this.
What the hell, lana should be up way more!
I think lana del rey should be from thefirst places because of her voice and the kind of songs and meloies she brings to the world lana is my pacion

Madonna is the best singer for all time I love your songs LUUV uu anyone can be compared With thiS QUEEN OF POP

66Linkin Park
I really like linkin park! Their music is so.. Good..
I love linkin park. I love the song Numb and leave out all the rest

67Sadhana Sargam
None other than sadhu can sing the songs sang by her n she is a recipient of more than 100 awards n she holds many record including only singer to get national award for south song being north indian and she is the only singer to record 138 songs in a year and she is the only singer to sing in 25 languages... Still you want reason.. If so.. She is the only humble n simple human soul.. With addition to all the records she is the most favourite of rahman, raja, yuvan, lata mangheshkar, asha bhonsle etc... For all the reasons cited above I wish her to be the top singer in the year2012
She is awesome at any scale...
She is really an awesome singer but to the core she has been often underrated to an unknown reason..
[Newest]She is favourite of many more singers, themselves..

68Mike Shinoda
There is only one legend of singing and that is mike shinoda
Best rapper of all times
Love you my dear mike

69Sunidhi Chauhan
She is best singer in the world.
Sunidhi is number 1 singer in the world. She can sing any type of song. She is best singer.

70The Weeknd

71Nelly Furtado

72Taio Cruz

73Elizabeth Gillies
Liz sings better than lady gaga! You should change it.

74Sammy Simorangkir

75Wei Chen

76Agnes Monica

77Ola Svensson

T-pain is the best I like rap
I like his rap I think he was nice in thug story

79Lata Mangeshkar
Yes she desire in number 1 position
She is best forever
She is a legent she should number 1

80China Anne McClain
For such a young girl, she has an extraordinary voice. Love you China!
I love china she has such and amazing

81Prince Royce
I love prince royce

82Kavita Krishnamurthy

83Marc Anthony


85Udit Narayan
Rafi & Udit king of their time

86Florence Welch

Wrap king,
No buddy can mess out with him. He rocks man. Awesome buddy looks great try him the best foreever

88Alka Yagnik

89Nicole Scherzinger

Best singer ever. Smoothest voice on earth.

91Gwen Stefani

92Gerard Way

93Mohit Chauhan

94Travie McCoy

95Greyson Chance

96Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch

97Chinmaya Sarpadi

98Dave Mustaine

99Kunnath Krishnakumar

100Sujatha Mohan

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