Best Singers for Singing High Notes

Choose the one that is truly the best! And deserving..

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1Zayn Malik

Zayn definitely has one of the strongest voices around in the music industry, and he doesn't even sing rock. He can surely do the highest notes especially for a guy!

He broke Demi Lovato's Recor of Strongest Live voice And Highest Note Live! ;D

Zayn does amazing high notes, especially for a guy. They're both consistant and... Well, very high. He's an amazing singer all around.

His voice is like an angel...

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2Mariah Carey

As Good as all the other singers in this list is, Mariah Carey is the better singer. She, for me, is a complete package. She can sing very low notes that I, a man, cannot reach (My all - last note) and she also have a very high range that makes any musician freeze, extremely powerful singer (O Holy night - the end of the chorus the first time and the verse afterwards. Mariah also has a really controlled whistle register that not all singers can sing or reach. The way she controls it really should make her the best singer in the world. (O Holy Night, I wanna no what love is, Emotions, etc. ). Here's a hint for all fans to note: If no one on this planet can sing a song that your favorite singer has performed or originated, then you know that he/she is special and one in a trillion. No one can perform Mariah carey songs like Mariah Carey does. Charice sings Whitney Houston and Celine Dion songs really well and they two are Mariah's most fierced rivals in singing. Based on that, I can ...more

I heard Mariah Carey singing Emotion. I have never heard anyone hit those high notes like she could. Her voice is a beautiful freak of God and nature.

I mean, talking about her high notes, it really should be her in popular music, but... Adam Lopez as the highest note in all time. But, in terms of quality, Mariah is indisputably the winner, right or wrong? Whether it be her upper chest voice, falsetto, or whistle register, she slays the competition in one fair swoop without even trying. And for those who say she's all about the wistles and she would have never gotten anywhere without them, listen to "If It's Over" Live in the Grammy's, 1992 and I know it's in her prime but people constantly compare the newcomers and former great's primes to Mariah now other than comparing them to an age where Mariah and said singer are the same and then you'll understand why she slays. Just amazing. Love you, Mariah. #LambilyForLife

Shes amazing, she can easily hit the high note effortless!

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3Jackie Evancho

"High notes" meaning what? Screeching? Screaming? Whistle-register vocalise without words? Or genuine soprano upper-octave singing? For the latter, look no further that this young lady.

My heart rises into my throat every time Jackie Evancho presents those perfect, spot on, sustained high notes. No other singer can do that.

See her "Somewhere" duet with Barbra Streisand on YouTube or on websites all over the 'net (this has just been rediscovered from its 2011 PBS airing.

It's not the quantity of high notes that Jackie sings - it's the quality. Smooth, strong transitions from low to high and back again. Listen to her sing "Lovers". Or "Think of Me." Majestic, sweet, rich and buttery tones prevail in all of Jackie's songs. - BobG

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4Ariana Grande

Shes awesome I know she only done like a few songs but wow her voice is amazing really I think shes awesome so vote this girl because shes got star quality and another thing shes great in victorious I believe shes GREAT AT SINGING...

She is the QUEEN for me. She is a truly talented girl, and only criticise her if you can sing a F6 with no problem, anytime. I never heard Mariah Carey, so I still have to compare the two. But I am really sure that no one will ever take Ariana's place in my heart. She is the queen, no matter what you say.

Ariana is no Mariah.. They are both talented and have ridiculously amazing voices, and in my opinion only people who have no idea about music and vocals think they sound alike, only time Ari sounded like Mariah was the whistles in her cover of Emotion, and only the whistles. People should really accept the fact that Ari is proving to be the voice of our time

She does it all the time.

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5Whitney Houston

Absolute AMAZING god-hood singer. She was on another level compared to other vocalists in every aspect and way possible when it comes to singing. She had natural range that's big and strong. NO OTHER ARTIST has shown, not only the perplexing agility she possessed (almost bird-like), but the sheer range and control she "naturally" possessed in her chest voice without much effort. Really, I've never heard anyone able to take their chest voice up as high as she demonstrates consecutively, song after song in her hits and especially live performances with no hint of struggle. Her head voice is the most beautiful and focused I've ever heard in pop music. And this was all in her golden years.

She must be the first! She have strong voice than mariah!

Whitney Houston will never be 6? WHAT! She topped Mariah Carey. For anything Mariah Carey Should be second! Whitney Houston won and there is no doubts about it for me! Don't be whack saying oh she is better than Whitney.. THEIR NOT! ~ thanks

This is bull! She should be number 1! Not only her voice sounds good and high, but also so powerful!

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6Celine Dion

All by myself,
power of love,
all time favorite!
no one can do better other than celine!

I don't even know why she's #3 and not #1. This upsets me. Celine should be nicknamed the goddess of song. She has not a sour note in her body. She pierces the galaxy and makes bright red roses rise from the bone dry concrete. I consider it more than disrespectful to not put her as number one.

Of course celine dion. None other than her... She hits even the highest note and while making it long.

She has one of the highest chest voices I've ever heard! All By Myself? Hello!

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7Demi Lovato

Demi is the best singer I've ever heard! Her vocals are amazing! Plus she can emote and make me feel what she's feeling. She gives me chills

I think Demi is an AMAZING singer and she is by far the greatest!

SHE IS THE BEST SINGER I HAVE EVER HEARD IN ALL MY LIFE. Think that in a few years she will be totally a Christina Aguilera 2.0. Maybe youll think I'm joking but you ALL WILL SEE. I LOVE YOU DEMETRIA!

Her vocals is amazing! specially when I heard Stone cold and Heart Attack

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8Sissel Kyrkjebø

Sissel deserves a comment here. After I heard her sing, everyone else went into the background. Her voice is crystal clear, and her range is outstanding. She is the ultimate crossover singer from the Beatles to opera to country to folk to pop to classical to gospel. Not only does she have an amazing voice, she looks like she enjoys singing. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but for me Sissel is #1 and always will be. She is also outstanding in duets and is great in harmonizing as well as taking the lead. I don't bother to mention comparing her to other singers, because I have and for me she is always my favorite.

From the first time I heard Sissel, I was a fan. I never get tired of hearing her sing. Her voice is crystal clear. When she sings, she doesn't strain to hit the high notes. She looks so relaxed and happy to be singing. She is the ultimate crossover from folk, to pop, to classical, to country, to opera to gospel to rock. She is better known in her country of Norway but has fans all over the world. I won't compare her to others on this list because everyone has his/her opinion. For me she is always the best. If you aren't familiar with her singing check out her version of "Over the Rainbow," "Shenandoah," "Climb Every Mountain," and "To God Be the Glory." She also sang the musical score for "Titanic."

9Hayley Westenra
10Christina Aguilera

Xtina is the queen! Anastasia could never beat her. Mariah is my second favorite, but neither artist could compare to my lovely beautiful bb Christina Aguilera! I've loved her since I was seven, and my love for her had stayed with me as life goes on. She is a phenomenon, a generation of music itself. Christina can sing anything. An angel is not enough to describe her voice. Some people hate her rasp, but I think it just makes her sound even more powerful. My dream is to meet her and/or do a duet with her. She's my idol, a very strong voice. Christina, I know you're probably not reading this, but if you are, I love you and you are my favorite, my inspiration. I will stand by you till the end of time, support you. I believe you are better than Whitney, Celine, Mariah, and Martina combined. Your voice is so soulful and amazing. It makes the hair on my spine prickle and stand erect. Team Xtina forever, you Suberb 4 octave singer! ~Jenna

She can hit notes pretty high she has a very soulful voice and melody.

She has an extremely soulful voice, and can sing high pretty well, but no that well. It's something else that captures the person who's listening. We are all beautiful.

She had the best high vocal range. You must better listen on her Show Me How You Burlesque, Lady Marmalade, and I Turn To You.

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The Newcomers

?Charlie Puth

He is AMAZING! his voice has so much passion in it and his high notes blow me away! He is an AMAZING writer and you can tell he sings with passion

?Alicia Keys

The Contenders

11Regine Velasquez

She is the best singer than the other

Regz can really sing a high note... She's the one!

Wow! She can sing higher than others

Well check her cover chandelier

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12King Diamond

Let's get this straight. When it comes to high notes no sings higher than King Diamond. Harry Styles and Ariadne Grande use autotune and should be disqualified instantly. King Diamond is the true falsetto master.

Agreed, no one hits higher than the King.

Just listen King... self explanatory...

13Mary-Jess Leaverland
14Michael Jackson

I love MJ and he should definitely be higher up on this list. He can hit high notes with the best of the best, he should at least be right under Zayn Malik (sorry, MJ, you're still #1 in my heart, though).

Michael no.28! Really! He is an legend. He open many doors for singers. Lots of people look up to THE KING OF POP. How could you put him so low

He is the best singer of all time and that is why they call him the king pop! So you know what... To all of yall people who wanna hate on Michael, I bet he has done more things in life than you will EVER DO! So you can take it to the bank and deposit that

Michael is a the king of music. Enough Said.

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16Layne Staley

Seriously, this guy should be called the King of Soul. I've never heard anyone, not a jazz or soul singer, sing as soulful as Staley. That combined with his raw vocal power is worth the number 1 spot. His chest voice was huge and his unique vibrato's started a legion of imitators. I don't know why why he and Whitney Houston are on the lower spots...maybe that's why music sucks these days.

I can not believe Layne is at no 20. He should have topped the list. Listen to love hate love and compare that with any song of Mariah Carrey.

Layne has an excellent voice. Try listening to some Alice in Chains songs, and you'll see he deserves higher. - Skeptical_Silence

How come all these pop singers are in the top ten, and Layne is here at #19? Invalid list! - IronSabbathPriest

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17Patricia Janeckova
18Charice Pempengco

From Rio: She is the best for me her high notes is very high! No one can do that, I try to sing like her but it's hard to reach the high that she hit. Charice you're my Idol all of time, I want to be like you! I love you! ^_^

Charice has a powerful voice. Even though one of a highest pitched song like LISTEN by Beyonce, Charice reached it!..

For me, Charice is one of the best singers I've ever heard and she deserves to be on the top of the best. She was so very talented singer and great performer...She was titled her, as the most talented in the world by Oprah, she blew me away by Ellen Degeneres, and the Pride of Filipino and Asia by David Foster. I was amazed that she can sing very well in either all kinds of music or genre, I've met her in person, she is so down- to - earth, loving..sweet person and really kind to all her fans, either not her fans...she embraced it all from the heart. In a short time she became famous thru out the whole world, CHARICE is the BEST!

She's better than Whitney and Celine in terms of vibrato and belting of high notes. She even sang higher than Whitney's One Moment in time.

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19Brendon Urie

His theatrical voice is to die for! He has a spectacular range for a male voice and is an extremely versatile singer (as is his band Panic! At The Disco) and he always impresses with what new music he performs. I heard him live this past summer at a free concert in my hometown and it may have been hands down the greatest show I ever saw. This mans voice is truly magical. Just listen to his music, it speaks for itself.

His voice is simply amazing, he has perfect range and has perfect tone and great singing technique. Also has an amazing and unique band.

20Shayne Ward

Listen to his song "Breathless"
I bet you will vote for him after you here the song!

I think he hits F#5 in Breathless, which is extremely good for a male vocalist... Not better than me though because I can hit G5 with great ease and I can hit Bb5 bye

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1. Jackie Evancho
2. Sissel Kyrkjebø
3. Hayley Westenra
1. Layne Staley
2. Shayne Ward
3. Brendon Urie
1. Mariah Carey
2. Jackie Evancho
3. Celine Dion

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