Singers with the Most Powerful Singing Voice

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1Rhydian Roberts
Okay to be honest, I think Zayn Malik should get the title. That boy can sing low and hit amazing high notes. Even though he is longer in his band at the moment, be can still sing. Now his voice grew along with his career. Before he could hit high notes GOOD. Now he can hit them like so AMAZINGLY. This is just my opinion. If you don't agree, that's fine. Just don't give me any crap about it. #ZaynMalikForNumber1
Delivers his songs with such emotion. Such a strong voice. Always dresses so smart(no baggy jeans)a good ambassador for all.
Rhydian is a super person, with the most wonderful voice imaginable - he gives you goose bumps! Full of emotion, and can literally sing anything. He would make singing the telephone directory seem like a masterpiece.
[Newest]I don't know Rhydian but his voice is the best I have ever heard
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2Josh Groban
Lennon and McCartney changed music forever. Very few people dispute that. But, this poll is about "powerful singing voices", not song writing or the ability to harmonize. Josh Groban however has an amazingly powerful voice. Everything he sings is pitch perfect and he always seems to have plenty of fuel to spare when he is belting out a song. He gets my vote.
he deserves #1 you raise me up he is very vey good
rhydian can be good but he can't race with josh groben

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Everybody's shows
His angelic voice DEFINES powerful. It defines amazing. It defines the best male voice ever. This man defines an angel sent down from heaven.
[Newest]Most powerful male voice I've ever heard.

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3Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury like it or not! This is about the most powerful vocalists not your favorite. You have to put that aside and judge based on Quality, diversity, range and the impact their vocals have worldwithe. Queen are the 6th or 7th biggest selling artist of all time with a projection of 200 million albums sold worlwithe and a the best they can count definitely 150 million. Remember this was all before the digital age and they are still selling. Currently there are multiple commercials of his vocals with Queen in the USA alone. They are and were even bigger worldwithe. Google Currently using Under Pressure, Lays potato Chips is using Crazy little thing called love and I want it all on a Ford or Gm commercial and I have heard I want it all and of course we will Rock you. It's a known fact that Artists are on more commercials in other countries including actors etc... So you can imagine What Queen has going on. They have a hit musical that toured and is still running in London called We will Rock you. These lists rarely get it right. I always laugh when I watch a VH1 or any music list of any kind! The only list I ever saw was a 2009 top ten male vocalists in rock that had Freddie at #2 under Robert Plant. No way not ever. Plants great but he did not have Freddies range and power. The End
Amazing. The most powerful, beautiful voice ever. Every song came with meaning. Listen to... "Somebody to Love" or the best example, "Bohemian Rhapsody". "We are the Champions"... You name any Queen song, and there's meaning and power behind it. Freddie was the greatest singer to walk this planet. He's my hero! Freddie Mercury had a killing disease and still performed to the day he was deceased from HIV/AIDS. Unlike some singers who call in sick from a minor cold of small fever. He never had his voice distorted to sound better. He was just naturally talented with his God-given voice.
Rest In Peace dear Freddie Mercury.
The problem here is that the above votes are from the younger generation who sit at a hockey game singing along to "We will Rock You" and "We are the Champions. " They have no idea who the band Queen was let alone the powerhouse that was Freddie Mercury belting out the most amazing notes. I agree 100%, Queen's music was WAY before music became "hi-tech". Freddie's voice is REAL, not altered. Just watch him on DVD in concert.
[Newest]His belts in are superior.
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4Whitney Houston
She needs to be number one most definitely. Plus she has extremely incredible voice control. If you listen to her version of I Will Always Love You, then you'll see what I mean. I wish that I could sing like her and I'm a guy.
David archuleta over this powerhouse! Please. Sorry nothing against him but against the voice?
Are you kidding me? Whitney's ranked this low? Some mistake. If singing with power were a physical war, Whitney could take down ARMIES with both hands tied behind her back at her best. And within those armies would be all these other singers on here.
[Newest]Have you heard her sing, I will always love you!? That voice is powerful!
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5Sarah Geronimo
A very talented woman. She can sing wonderfully and dance gracefully. Absolutely awesome artist.
powerful voice and awesome expression when she sings, that can also capture every viewer.

marievigee

Very great singer with superb powerful voice... She can also sing in any genre...

supersarah

[Newest]She's very awesome and a great singer ever!
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6Mariah Carey
It's Mariah Carey, most number one singles... Ever. Not to mention longest #1 song on US charts... Ever. An incredible vocal range expanding 5 octaves... Yes 5 octaves and an impossible whistle register. Cristina has maybe a 4 octave vocal range... Just saying. Continuously comes out with incredibly popular songs.
I'm not a fan of her, but I'm trying to be objective. So, I would say that she has a very powerful singing voice and she is a great performer. Young people could learn a lot from her.
She has the voice of soaring beauty. While singing the low notes, she can shift to the high notes simultaneously.
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7Michael Jackson
My opinion:
Michael was the most diverse singer until now. He could sing any genre in any scale. He had a tremendous vocal range with a very clear and highly resonating sound. He also had a rare ability to belt with extreme power. Were he was singing high notes with so much power others would just cease to sing and start to shout.
This post only covers a part of his performing skills... Which in my opinion really makes him the best performer of all time.
Michael is the best singer of all time!
he has an AMAZING voice, AMAZING music, he was an AMAZING person who we will NEVER be able to forget.
Thank you Mike for giving us the music that chanced our lifes!
Amazing singer. He should be at number 1. If you don't believe me, just listen to one of his songs. Billie Jean, Thriller, Stranger in Moscow. He died too young, unfortunately. God bless his soul.R.I.P. michael. We love you. You shouldn't have gone so soon. We miss you.
[Newest]Perfect mix of powerful dynamic vocals and emotion, pretty good dancer either

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8David Archuleta
Archuleta is exceptionally talented. Not only for the beauty in his voice but in the way he performs live. I've never seen anyone else give a live performance like he does. If you haven't seen him yet, you really need to. You won't regret it.
David Archuleta's voice has a unique tone, velvety and yet extremely powerful. Not to knock anyone but it was very apparent how incredibly gorgeous, rich, and booming his voice was compared to the Osmonds 2nd Generation when he sang with them once. O2G members are accomplished singers themselves but David's voice was unmistakable, instantly recognizable. I was stunned at how beautifully strong it was and how it soared above all the others'! His voice is breathtaking! David really is an amazing amazing singer! And the power of his voice also has everything to do with how it can touch the listener's heart and move you. I can't say enough about how good he is live. He is a must-hear-live kind of an artist!
I have been a fan of him since American Idol. It has always been my dream to meet him, and I got to fulfill that dream before he went on his mission, the very last concert he had actually. When he performs live, it sends chills down your body. Seeing his videos on youtube of him singing live, and actually seeing it is so different. He has been through a lot, but he still cares deeply about his fans. He is the most genuine, amazing person in the whole world. He has changed my life, as well as other's I'm sure. You would have never guessed that he has gone through having vocal paralysis, because he's just as strong as ever before. I could not be more proud of him and I am so proud to be able to call myself an Archie.
[Newest]Most gorgeous and powerful voice I've ever heard live. He completely connects with a song and sings with so much emotion. Unlike most artists, he makes the listener feel the song not just hear it. A very special quality.
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9Elvis Presley
He could sing every thing from gospel to rock and poured his hart into all that he sang the best hands down
Weather you like his music or not, Elvis had a most amazing and unique voice. But this evaluation is about power. Listen to Elvis sing American Trilogy and then form your opinion. It will send chills up your spine.
He could match every note Michael Jackson could sing, but with power and intensity. No one, save maybe Tom Jones, comes close!
[Newest]Sound entirely different from the rest.simply artless
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10Chester Bennington
I am an indian but still I am saying no one can beat chester bennington
no one no one no one no one. Numb is a best song of linkin park
really like his preformance in Milton Keynes in song The Little Things Give you away, but anyway my favourite song from Linkin Park is What I've Done, where you can hear Chester's amazing voice

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His voice is more powerful than any other, I like Jared's too but he is nothing in comparison to Chester, he can scream the loudest and the longest. The Best Ever
[Newest]Linkin Park is the best band in live

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The Newcomers

?Dan Reynolds
Who could have forgotten the vocalist of Imagine Dragons?! Imagine Dragons, the band that started out as nothing, playing at bars and the occasional hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dan's voice is truly incredible, unforgettably strong, and heartfelt. Radioactive, winner of "Best Rock Song" at the Grammys, is one of their best, and was written to express how Dan overcame hardships in the past. And who can forget the powerful message of It's Time, about always being yourself? Dan feels strongly about this, posting on his Twitter page "Be you feaelessly" and weaving the lyrics "Now don't you understand? I'm never changing who I am! " into It's Time. Also, I Bet My Life was on their most recent album, Smoke + Mirrors, and is about how Dan had an unstable relationship with his parents when he was young, and how he "bets his life" on them for all that they've done for him. And then there's Demons, Imagine Dragons at their very best, pouring their hearts out vocally in a beautiful, haunting melody that will have you pondering it for ages.
Please consider voting for Dan. He is my all-time favorite out of anyone, with his amazing voice resonating in my heart. Thank you.
?Barrington Levy
, from high to low notes. Crazy good!
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The Contenders

11Charise Pempengco
Charice has so far sang covers of some great singers. She did not only give justice to the songs, she slayed them. She would always put something personal, her own identity, to the song and make it her own. Because of her powerful voice, she is capable to being creative in her singing. Her original songs are also covered by other singers. I still have to wait, however, for a singer who could actually sing "As Long As You're There" --a Glee original song-- and hit the extremely high and low notes like Charice did. I still have to wait for another singer who could sing Charice's upbeat songs live like Pyramid Remix and I Love You Remix without having to grasp for breath and still manage to smile to the audience. She's got really incredible sets of pipes! I'm looking forward to listening to her live singing of her new songs like Before It Explodes, Louder, One Day, Lost The Best Thing because, again, these will show her vocal power with the appropriate emotions shown in her face and body movements.
For a female performance, no doubt Charice does the job and should be number one. See self titled album. Although, this poll isn't very accurate. Most of these claims are more opinions rather than fact. Why not measure their voices to see how powerful they really are. I know we have machines that can measure them. More importantly, the person who has the most powerful voice doesn't mean he or she is the best. I'd look for the "goose bump factor", range, power, control, crispness and emotion. But I think the "goose bump factor" is all you need- humans have this that acts as a biological sensor much like a 6th sense which tells us that what we're sensing is awesome. I call this the "endorphin effect". Try listening to Charice live or blast the volume out if you want to experience what I'm talking about. Once you do, then you'll understand. Remember "Goose Bump Factor"!
If the category is about the most powerful singing voice, charice is definitely the one... She's out of this world... Seems she not only has a built-in amplifier powered by a nuclear reactor but also a built-in autotuner as well..
If you haven't watched her rendition of 'you are so beautiful' from the david foster and friends concert last 25 dec, the song of which she dedicated to her late father who recently passed away (search on youtube... There's a lot), you have missed a portion of your life
[Newest]My God her voice is so amazing! I can't imagine! Did anyone see her performance on GLEE! So wonderful
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12Rihanna
Just listen to Russian Roulette and tell me you can't hear her voice shaking with power and anxiety. Beautiful.
Her best song is only girl in the world
13Amy Lee
I am a great fan of Evanescence, and I believe her voice is more powerful than some of the people on the list! I mean, if you just listen to "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal," those songs just give me chills when I listen. Also, there is one other song from her that is very unique. "Haunted". Believe me. If you want a powerful voice, than Amy Lee is probably one of your greatest options.

DarkenedSparrow

Have you ever heard her... live? My god! How can she have such power in an
angelic voice at the same time? Amy your the best.
One of the better female voices I enjoy hearing. She has great range and a powerful voice. And easy on the eyes too!
[Newest]13? She is deserves number 1 along with Chester and Fred.

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14Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a talented woman with a voice that compliments many styles of music. She is a classically trained pianist who can play ballads with the best of them. She writes all her songs and can play them with just the piano alone. Her duet with Tony Bennet speaks for itself. Aside from her domination of the music industry, Lady Gaga is expanding her talent into the political and social world and she has proved to be an unstoppable force.
This is about the most powerful singing voice which means who has the highest level of emotions that an artist can put out in a single note. Lady Gaga can put her emotions to her voice, specially bravery, happiness, pride, and sadness.
Lady gaga has a very strong voice that is capable of many things. She could change the world with it. When she performs she really gets the crowds attention.. He he gaga please marry me x_x
[Newest]Lady gaga has such an amazing voice, the most powerful for me
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15Jared Leto
He has the BEST voice ever! Voice of an angel of God! He totally blows my mind when I hear him sing. He reinvents his voice and you never get tired of it! He has a voice that can be so peaceful and a voice (in a good way) that makes you wanna beat the crap out of the person that broke your heart. I'm so happy he's up here. He deserves it. I love this man!
My opinion on singers with powerful voices. Jared Leto sings with all his feelings. He consistently put heart ^^ soul in his songs. His range is awesome, his sound is hauntingly mesmerizing and his voice is powerful. Just listen to songs like Revenge, Hurricane, Modern Myth, Stranger in a Strange Land, End of the Beginning and many more.
Great voice... He can sing, he can talk, he can whisper (i love it) and of course... He can shout as louder as he want... And make our heart start beat from the begining of any song! BABY.. YOU ROCK!
[Newest]He sings from the heart. Even his talking voice makes me melt into a puddle.
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16Bruce Dickinson
Oh my God, were talking about powerful voice, not who is your favourite. Bruce Dickson was the singer of IRON MAIDEN, he needs a powerful voice, because of the genre of his songs. He is famous because of his powerful scream, some people need to listen to one of his songs. Think about that.
Here some of his songs you can enjoy:
Hollowed be thy name
Fear of the dark
Dance of the death
Trooper

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If your talking about powerful voices, Bruce is definitely second. Can anyone tell me why Rob Halford isn't on this list?!
Powerful voices? And Bruce is not at least in top 3? If you are talking about powerful voices... You should listen to Hallowed be thy name, or any other Iron Maiden song.
[Newest]Bruce Dickinson has an incredible vocal range and explosively powerful. Besides the intensity that he radiates on stage. He is unique.
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17Celine Dion
I think Celine should be number one because she has got the most beautiful voice I have ever heard nobody can out sing her she blows everybody out of the water and she's just a really great and awesome person I wish I could meet her in person and go to one of her shows she as always been one of my favorites.
Amazing voice. Has been low profile lately due to her style of singing fading for awhile but is making a comeback. Has an excellent voice which can't be denied. By the way there are three people in the top five that I have never heard of including number one. : )
Awesome singer, with a very strong voice. Her throat can play any tune. When she sings in a higher voice she don't make mistakes like others do.
[Newest]Why Celine Dion not the number 1?! She got the most powerful voice! My idol is my #1! She don't deserve to be #21 only but #1!
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18Adele
I love Adele! She has such an amazing voice!

She has raw talent and that is all she basically needs to win my vote.

Listened to Rolling in the deep and Set fire to the rain over and over and can't get bored of it.
Listen to Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, etc. She's amazing and she has such a powerful voice. Adele's voice is amazing and strong! She's definitely my favorite!
Adele is so talented from her range to how she uses it!
[Newest]The best voice of our generation.

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19M. Shadows
Y the hell is this person so far below the list. He has a great voice and his words thrash you like metal. No need of any instruments back to his voice. Just his voice is enough for me to listen to him.
His voice may not be the most beautiful, or the one with the widest range, but damn, you gotta give it to him, his voice is powerful, I believe that if he screamed right into my ear, the eardrum would explode.
M. Shadows should either be number one or not even be on the list it's the ultimate dissrespect to have him here with all these pop diva's and fake singers that autotune their voice. His voice is real his voice is one of a kind and no one can compete with M. Shadows or anyone in Avenged Sevenfold Period!
[Newest]Best part about him is, he can alter the voice scale at any given time.
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