Best Male Singers

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21Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

Something about his voice, its hard to describe, sends you to a wonderful place and touches your soul. Love Luciano too, and he has more power but Andrea is more versatile as far as singing in different genres (and excelling). They would be my top 2

The angelic quality of this man's voice is unmatched! If this is to be about music and voice, then he should without a doubt be in the top 10 if not indeed #1.. Of course if it's about how he wiggles about on the stage, well that's an entirely different story!

It's hard to understand how this man is not at the top of the list... Comparing him to some of the others here is a bit absurd. I mean, who's better, Bocelli or Beiber... Seriously

An inspirational man with the best tenor voice ever

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22Billy Joel

NUMBER 59!? This guy is a superb pianist and a songwriter, his showmanship shows no bounds, and his voice. It supports EVERYTHING I just said.

Vocal control and versatility he is one of the best. huge vocal range too

I love his voice and the songs he sings

Ooh oh oh oh, for the longest time I thought he wasn't going to be on this list, but I'm so happy he is.

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23Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

A beautiful American, great guy and a very special singer. Another example of someone who couldn't see the world around him but was not blind to his love for music and his need to share his talents and his inner sight with us all. When I hear his deeply soulful voice begin "Oh beautiful for spacious skies. for amber waves of grain" I'm so grateful and proud that Ray Charles and I both share that same country.

Probably young people here voting have not experienced the genius of Ray. Go out an listen to a greatest hits and more. He is so soulful and can rock with the best. ONE NOTE and you know who it is, pure class voice and performer

Black, Blind, you can't go wong. His part in "We are the World" is amazing.

I. Like Ray Charles he sang about life.

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24Chester BenningtonChester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park.

No doubt Linkin Park is so successful now, or else, they could have been the same with mark wakefield, but it is chester who made the show. Chester indeed is the best.

He can scream louder than all of the rock bands combined, after all he is the chester bennington

He's amazing. He can sing a variety of music, from Adele to Linkin Park music, and makes Linkin Park one of the best bands out there.

So overrated

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25Matt BellamyMatthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Have you heard this guy sing? He is absolutely fabulous. He can sing extraordinaily low and then piercingly high within a heartbeat. I have never heard a voice so pure and fantastic. And he doesn't autotune ever. You can even hear the heavy breathing in the recorded tracks. Somehow his glorious voice is just as perfect when singing live, and it's so powerful. Take a listen to Spiral Static, Micro Cuts and Undisclosed Desires just for a glimpse at how wonderful he is. AND he plays guitar whilst singing. AND piano.

His voice haunts my dreams... oh don't get me wrong, I love every minute of it. But as a musician that prides himself on being able to do anything any other singer can... there are two I can't touch. Freddie Mercury... and Matt Bellamy.

What has happened to all the people? COMPARE MICHAEL JACKSON AND BELLAMY! Matt must be the first, not the 25.

This guy could be top ten, you know?

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26Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

This guy is amazing. Why is their such tasteless rubbish above him. Eminem isn't even a SINGER. He's a rapper!

Ah, yes. The music 99% of our generation was conceived to. You have to give him some credit for that.

Are you kidding? He sung, emphasis on sung, the second greatest song of all time. - SwagFlicks

I. Love Marvin. Music

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27Elton John

Listen to his vocal range in the 1970s; it's amazing. Then, there is the variety of music he sang (and still sings). Everything from pop to rock to ballads to country and even soul.

Do you people even know this guy?!?! He is a legend. As of now, he is the most successful solo male singer alive, behind only Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Madonna when it comes to record sales.

Can sing almost any genre, then and now. Behind only Barbara, Whitney, Aretha and Bing...

He's an amazing singer, has deserved every record sold. - SwagFlicks

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28R. KellyRobert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

Truly at least he is open with liking young girl there are lot you men out there that are more scrum bags than R. Kelly who are molesting their own blood behind closed door. I do not condone R. Kelly behavior but if these girl were example they would not have allowed him to be intimate with them in the first place. However I believe R. Kelly should have ranked higher as he one of the best R&B Singer, He is talented, gifted and blessed and has always produce #1 singles. It not be recently. That is my opinion and I am entitled to it!

It seems the mainstream will never recognize his true potential if he keeps doing hip hop, but his balladry is untouchable. A phenomenal range, can do every technique in singing... Easily the best male R&B singer of our generation

I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly!

He. Needs. To. Clean. Up. His act.

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29Kurt CobainKurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

One of the best singers out there! Why is he at #55? My music teacher was the one who influenced me to listen to Nirvana and I'm thankful for that. I'm 14 and even I appreciate a great voice. Most of the singers on this list are whiny and they put no emotion and meaning behind their voice, unlike Kurt. I love Smells like a teen spirit, lithium and in bloom. THEY ARE THE KINGS AND GODS OF GRUNGE! - music_book_addict

Kurt Cobain's voice is beautiful and I'm surprised he's not up farther. His voice is so incredibly unique. I love the raspy sound to it. Kurt Cobain deserves to be way farther up this list (or at least passed Justin Bieber). Nirvana forever. RIP Kurt Cobain - my inspiration and role model. A true legend.

While Kurt, iconic frontman of nirvana, may not possess the control and range of some other singers, he poured his heart inton his words like no other. He was also a real singer and artist, unlike about 95 percent of the singers ranked higher than. Some of my favorite songs which exhibit his voice, School, Lounge Act, Big Long Now, Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle, Heart-Shaped Box, All Apologies, Where did you sleep last night?...

Because nirvana

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30Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This guy is amazing and when he sings sweet child of mine I cannot take my eyes of him. He is a rough gruff kind of guy with an amazing voice and charisma. He totally gets into the song and lyrics. In a world of his own when performing leaving the onlooker totally amazed. In a class of his own.

29? you think linkin park, 30 seconds to mars or green day have a singer who is near to axl rose... he has the most powerful voice with a few heavy metal singers like halford or dickinson... also 30 seconds to mars has a good singer and they are one of the biggest bands in alternative rock... I just wanna have a little respect for legendary singers and bands as big as GN'R and more... I don't wanna have, discussions is just my opinion

How in the holy name of God is a singing phenomenon like AXL Rose behind A little twerp like beiber whose only claim to fame is all the hate against him?

He must be in number one.

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31Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

Vote for him! Vote! Vote! NOW! He is the best singer ever! I really LOVE him So Much! All his songs are in my mind! and I sing it everyday specially "with you" that is a romantic song! so what are you waiting! VOTE!

He should at least be #10. He is awesome and he is sexy. Every time he preform I want him to take that shirt off. But that year when MJ died Chris was crying he was still sext

Chris Brown is amazing! He has the most amazing voice ever! I love Chris Brown so much I always listen to his music. I watch his videos all the time. Pretty much every day. He should be number one instead of Mr. Jackson.! Chris is way cuter!

He should be on top 10!

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32BonoPaul 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".

Bono doesn't have a voice that will blow you away, but he knows how to deliver. The lyrics he sings are amazing. When he was younger he had a very powerful voice and was a better singer then than he is now. War-Joshua Tree His voice was at his prime and it was a very good voice. Achtung Baby he still had a good voice, but didn't sound the same. Bono is one of the best frontmen ever with a very underrated voice. He has great should that should be recognized. And if you think he John Lennon or Kurt Cobain has a better singing voice than Bono you are sadly mistaken. John Lennon was a great artist, but didn't have a better singing voice. Kurt Cobain had a scratchier voice and was more of a screamo. Those two would have never been able to reach the high notes that he its in songs such as "Lemon".

Bono.. His voice is able to take your heart and kiss him passionately... A long time since I follow him, but I have not had the opportunity to go to a concert... Remains one of my biggest dreams

The highs and lows with passion and soul, with love and feeling that set emotions to flow. Bono, bono vox, good voice, the voice will be heard. It's a joyful noise, a rattle and hum, moves in mysterious ways, a fire inside. A vocal force to be reckoned with for sure.

Most charismatic, passionate male singer of the last 3 decades. Very versatile - great range and tone

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33Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik is not just some random singer he is a hard worker and he work hard to get in the X-factor he learned how to dance for his fans and he always try's to please his fans by sacrificing his sleep just to entertain his fan but sometimes people sent him or his girlfriend death threats witch he clearly doesn't deserve honestly no one deserves death threats or anything like that but sometimes people expect so much from him he gets pressured and stressed out that he started smoking and everyone knows he is trying to stop but he can't handle the stress and that is the only way to realese stress so people should really stop stressing him out and I think management should really let one direction rest because they might get overworked and less sleep that they end up getting tired of being famous and decide to quite the band well I just want people to know that one direction and especially zayn has worked hard to get where there are now and sending them death threats are just a waste of ...more

I never knew what zany's religion was, but when I found out, I literally started liking him more, he proved that not ever one is bad, some people don't like him and I don't understand why, he has a great voice, and he deserves to be placed in the top 10. and stop sending Zayn death threats, that's just stupid, why would you want to send him death threats? I also read Zayn quotes and they're great, just like him

Ok sure, he's in a boyband. One direction. Not a lot of people really like them, but more people love them to death. Zayn has the best vocal range of the group and if he was a solo artist (which honestly I'd prefer he stays in the band because without him I'd like cry) he deserves to take Adam lamberts place on the list-AT LEAST.

He deserves to be in top 5 singers of all time... This guy's vocals are amazing

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34George MichaelGeorgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Unbelievable... What is this site judged by?
GM should EASILY be in top ten, just because America doesn't pay attention. He's had sold out concerts across all Europe past 4 years.

A voice like no other. Most songs written, arranged and produced by the man. Not to mention he wrote Careless Whisper around age 17 with that Saxaphone note line known to anyone's ears. One of the few artists on earth that can do a cover and 9 out of 10 times his is arguably better. He was first white artist to win for Best Soul R&B. He filled in for Freddie Mercury Benefit after his death and filled Wembley Stadium, Even the band was amazed what he could do!...

He is THE artist. Some can sing, some can write, some can dance, some can produce, but only HE can cover the whole spectrum! His songs just brilliantly flow with is soul-jazz-esq voice. Certainly the best I've ever heard. He should be up on the top with Freddie Mercury, period.

George cannot be compared with most others. HE is amongst the few true artists of all times and he will be forever. George's work is a masterpiece that comes from his soul, his mind, his thoughts and he is so kind to share all these with people who understand him. This relationship is ART!

Nice voice stands out - musicalemprire

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35David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

His death on 1/10/16 really upsets me. He was one of the most iconic and influential musicians in the world. And he was very unique. I was unaware of his cancer and I was taken by surprise when I was told he died. So sad. I spent the night after his death listening to some of his music just to honor him and make myself feel just a little better. He may be deceased, but his music will live on and he will be missed but remembered by many. May he rest in peace, wherever he may be.

I believe he's an experted lyricist, with the worlds sexist voice. Every song I've heard by bowie has stunned me. He is also a dynamic actor (and very very attractive). Why can't I find him on the list? He truely deserves to be voted number one. Any one with common since would agree

What a sad day January 10, 2016 is. I wasn't even aware of his battle with cancer. Great showman and you don't realize how many great songs he wrote til you try to name them all. Was Freddie Mercury before Freddie Mercury. Was Madonna before Madonna. Was Gaga before Gaga. His influence lives on and on.

He is the greatest vocalist not just for his wonderful range but also for the emotive way he sings. Just perfect

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36Danny Jones

He has an amazing voice, and is a talented song writer and musician. He plays lead guitar, and even when he's got a cold and a sore throat he'll still get on stage and sing to his many fans. He's voice really is unique and is fantastic live. PURE TALENT!

Danny jones from mcfly one of the best and hottest band on the earth

37Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

Bruce had the most powerful voice of all time and can definitely be at least in the top 3 with robert plant and bono.

. . . God of all men. . . His Yorkshire voice Kills Bruno mars, Justin beiber and other pop crap rock on if you're reading this Bruce (I doubt it. . ) you ROCK

He's one of the best. This is no place for a singer of he's class. Bruce is already a legend, and Will be until the doom of mankind.

Wait..How are Usher Eminem and Bruno Mars higher than Bruce? Bruce is and amazing vocalist he should be in the top 5

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38Sonu Nigam

The Man is the Universe of Music in himself to form the perfect and best amalgamation to be capable of almost all possible kind of Music in existence...

May it be any Language, Raagas', Pitch, Type of Musical form, type of Voice, etc doesn't restrict or effect his Singing possibilities or capabilities... When it comes to Music SONU NIGAM is "Infinity"

For me He is the 'God of Music' with all due respect... From Rahul Pandey

Evergreen voice, mind goes to heaven as I listen, love you sonu ji. Salute!

There is no difference between "Sonu Nigam" & "Music". Music means Sonu Nigam and Sonu Nigam Means Music. There is no words to explain about the talent of this great versatile artist. He is always the number 1 and will remain forever.

He's the Best. India's pride

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39Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

Greatest singer who ever lived in my opinion. Ronnie James Dio is my hero he could sing any genre he wanted. His voice always astounded me, not only the power but how his voice could also be so soft. I love that he sung about dragons, rainbows and deamons His lyrics were full of wonder. I can't believe he is so far down this list.

DIO means GOD for a reason! There is none better than Him, as far as I am concerned. I've been a fan of His from the very first time I heard Him sing.

I can't believe he is this far down. Listen to holy diver or rainbow in the dark. Justin beiber is higher than him, who's voting on this website? Idiots obviously.

His vocal range was truly amazing. No one can sing like Dio. Many singers have talent that appears once in a generation. There will never be another Ronnie James Dio no matter how long humans exist. - Edgelord

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40Andy Williams

Andy Williams is the best! Obviously, this list is just a popularity contest because he can sing better than about 95% of the people on this list. Saw him in person several times and never disappointed. He actually sings BETTER live than on recordings... That's because he's truly a talented singer and a terrific person as well, which shines through in his music.

The voice that god did not give to angels he gave to Andy williams: his voice has great range, pitch perfect, superb delivery and immaculate interpretation.

I guess it depends on how old you are who is going to be on your list. Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and if you want to add some country Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams. But Andy tops my list.

? How can he be 36? He should be first or second, with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra!

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