Singers with the Most Powerful Singing Voice

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The Top Ten

Rhydian Roberts
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.
I don't know Rhydian but his voice is the best I have ever heard

2Freddie 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]The best ever! Nobody else but you Freddie!
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3Josh 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

Josh Groban flows
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.

4Michael 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]Michael is the best singer of all time. He's the God of Music. He's natural talent is obvious in all of he's songs. I think he's best is You Are Not Alone (in my opinion that's the best song of all time) in which he hits "super high" notes.

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.


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


[Newest]She's very awesome and a great singer ever!

6Whitney 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!

7Mariah 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.

8Charise 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

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]No contest. Elvis had it all. The talent, looks, charisma, sense of humor and even his unusual name. Foe me, Elvis is #1.

10Sonu Nigam
He is the universe of music himself who can sing any type of music in world perfectly in any language with more than 70-80 voices. So don't ignore him. Please vote for him.


Amazingly brilliant singer..!
So versatile, he is just amazing
No comparison... Great INDIAN SINGER
[Newest]Amazing singer.. So damn versatile..

The Contenders

11David 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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12Chester 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


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]For Linkin Park, Chester Bennington & Mike Shinoda - The God Of Music

13Regine Velasquez
Regine can hit difficult high notes with intensive vocal power and with difficult positions like squatting; sitting, on a lapel and etc while hitting the high notes. She sings LIVE!
after more than 22 years in the music industry, she STILL continues to REIGN!


Regine velasquez superb internationally acclaim!
No one can compare to here

14Shreya Ghoshal
She is the singer that have beautiful voice ever!
She is the singer that have powerful voice ever!
I theink she should be best even though she is mean she outstanding!

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.

16Amy 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.


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]I was going to vote for Bono or Thom Yorke, but I gotta give it to Amy. I mean, Lithium anyone?

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

18John Lennon
I think singers that change the world are awesome
John Lennon is so much better than Rihanna he writes his own songs and doesn't use auto-tune!

19Lady 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

20Celine 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!

21Steve Perry
Sorry Arnel fans, but Steve Perry was and is the greatest frontman journey has been blessed with. The mans voice touches the deepest part of your soul and leaves you in a beautiful trance that you never want to come out of! Listen to his song mother father and be blown away by his powerful range, and listen to his song WHEN YOU LOVE A WOMAN. This song will tug at your heart as you try to hold back your tears! SP is a god!


Steve is THE most powerful, passionate, emotionally moving singer in rock. There are hundreds of examples. In I Stand Alone when Steve sings "Take me in your heart" it is impossible not to. Listening to him is pure ecstasy.


Steve Perry has the power to bring angels to their knees. His voice is mesmerizing, and so unique and with so much soul and passion it brings tears to your eyes. No one captures real emotions like Steve "The VOICE" Perry.
I think in my opinion he should be in the top ten, his voice has so much clarity and soul. He can also hold notes like crazy and he's got incredible vocal range.

22Bruce 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

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.

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!

24M. 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.

25Christina Aguilera
Number 18? Come on. Have you heard this girl sing? I would never expect it from her. She's such an amazing singer vocally. And like the person below me said, no one can hold a candle to her. She's in her own league. :]
Very very good singer! And she kills it when she sings! Her voice is very very likable and Christina is so beautiful! Her hit genie in a bottle really had a female lead! So does Your Body. And she also expresses a lot of things in her songs such a Circle and Woohoo! Wish this amazing powerful singer good luck with her Career! Keep singing! Woohoo
Honestly #19 is SO not good for this singer. Sure she has messed up before, who doesn't. But there is no arguing that this young artist has one of the ABSOLUTE BEST and STRONGEST voices in the industry today.
[Newest]I don't know how Sarah Geronimo could possibly be Number 5 on this list while Christina Aguilera is on Number 25. PLEASE! She's got nothing on Christina.

26Paul McCartney
He's got such a good voice! Why hasn't anyone voted for him? His harmonies are the best and he can make the best songs.

27James LaBrie

28Rachelle Ann Go

29Beyonce Knowles
She's the new modern voice of singing. It's also good to keep in mind that she sings while performing rigorous dance moves yet still sounding the same! It's amazing. She always sings live too!
Just saw her in Belgrade, and it was stunning. Definitely irreplaceable, and the most powerful voice I've ever heard in my life. Long live Beyonce!
She has it all! Her voice is in a perfect control she never missed a note. I can't belive that gaga, rihanna and minaj are in this list... #BEYHIVE!

30Benjamin Burnley
Ben burnley has the mos powerful voice that I've ever breaking Benjamin is an amazing band and so is bens voice it's very powerful
How come Ben is at 23? Must be a bad dream or something.. Oh well. Gotta say Ben is such a talanted genius musician singer with a beast voice very very deep sometimes and so powerful, I can never stop listening to bens voice to be honest.. Its TOO god damn addicting.
Ben Burnley's voice is unparalleled. And combined with his songwriting skills, makes for the ultimate male vocalist, who should be ranked much higher!

31Greg Pritchard
Well I certainly agree with you there redrufus a voice like gregs opening the olympic ceremony would be something to behold forever come on everyone vote for greg pritchard


He is an amazing countertenor with an broad vocal range, reaching that of a female mezzo-soprano, a rare find in the 21st Century, check him out on you tube
well all I can say is when he makes it big and I mean when not if, you will remember this, he has the most amazingly powerful voice I have heard in years.


[Newest]Unbelieveable, the power in Greg's voice! I'm just more and more amazed each time I hear him sing! Gail

32Ronnie James Dio
Dio has one of the most controlled and powerful voices Metal. Since Metal is one of the more technical (and misunderstood) genres of music I believe Dio should be way higher on this list.

Of all the singers on this list Dio is either the best, or the second best (Freddy Mercury is also one hell of a vocalist).

But to be honest, I can't even take this list seriously. I mean, Gaga on number 19? Really? As an artist she deserves respect but as a vocalist she sure doesn't belong on a list of most POWERFUL singing voices.
Ronnie James Dio, the most powerful voice in metal, at 13?
Listen to Heaven and Hell and tell me why isn't he on the top of the list. Other guys that deserve to be higher are Freddie Mercury, Myles Kennedy and Steve Perry(Aw, c'mon! You may not like him but he does have a great voice. )

Some guys that deserve to be on this list are Roger Daltrey and Paul Rodgers(Really Great voices. Belong in the top 10. But never given the credit they deserve. )
I have never heard a more powerful voice than Ronnie James Dio! I can never get enough of any of his music mostly because of his voice! For those who don't like him there is definitely something wrong with your ears!

33Morten Harket
The greatest voice of all... The voice oft a-ha... So soft, so powerful... He's a very nice men, so sexy... The dream oft my sleepless nights
Even getting older his voice is still top. With a different sound-quality but boy does he have breath for long notes :-)
Most magical voice for example Rolling Thunder's live is on live than on CD...
[Newest]His voice is so amazing. It touches my heart in every way

34Jessie J

35Arnel Pineda
A versatile singer. Powerful voice. Can sing ballad and Rock. Gives another life to the band Journey. Journey continue with Arnel. Sold out concerts and hit album.
He has the widest vocal range ever!


36Ian Gillan
One of the most powerful vocalists of all time, very strong!

37Britney Spears
She's awesome. Plain, flat-out awesome
Britney is britney I love
You always the best

38Janis Joplin
Janis is the best female singer of all time. Powerful voice.
The only reason she isn't no. 1 in this list is because you have not seen her perform. Listen to her and you will the fire burning inside you.
The one and only; Janis Joplin, The Queen of Rock n Roll

39James Hetfield
Metallica 4 eva, listen to nothing else matters, mama said, low mans lyric, one, fade to black and the day that never comes and you will see that he has an amazing voice.


Yesung has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. He works so hard at his career too. He is funny, cute, and smart. He is also very great at dancing and acting. He needs more love. Please have more votes for our beloved and hardworking Yesung. Saranghae!
Yesung oppa is the best..
He has a very melodious voice,
His voice is very touching...
He's very handsome and so cool..
Sarang haeyo oppa kim jong woon
Yesung puts so much heart and soul into every note he sings! His range is great and he has perfect pitch to me! Good luck Oppa!

How many singers have such diversity and range as K. S. Chithra? Her voice is amazingly powerful!

42Lzzy Hale
She is an amazing artist. I swear she has like 6 octave ranges. You must see her live!

43Tamer Hosny
The most powerful voice ever! I love you Tamer!


Obviously Tamer, he is the best and has a very poqwerful voice!

She is the best singer in the whole universe
She is always special
How she sinh is marvelous

45Barbara Streisand
She is older so has had a lot of time to develop her voice. She has an incredible voice! List to some of her old stuff and yoh will stunner

46Robert Plant
His music with led zeppelin has changed the rock genre and led it to various kinds of rock. His voice also has changed how rock vocalist sing. He rose the bar very very far!
Robert plant is below brittney spears, and david archuletta, what kind of list is this. Plant has one of if not the most distinct voice in rock and role. Personally, in terms of power, he should be number one. Listen to his 1967 recording of Hey Joe, he will blow you away with his banshee wail.
The early stuff from 69 - 73 is amazing, though he did lose his voice. Recent stuff has got better but still a little embarrassing
[Newest]This list is a joke, Plant must be in the top 10 of the most powerful voices ever! 1

47Cheryl Cole

48Kelly Clarkson
Why is Kelly being mentioned all the way down at 69? She's far better than most of the singers in the top 20. This awful ranking does her and incredible injustice. She sings with such power and her range is incomparable to most. In my opinion, the first and best American Idol so far.
Sings with powerful without singing loud, that's a gift. Few can match the whisper power.
I love you. YOUR VOICE inspires me. You're the best singer ever! If you only knew how much I love your voice Kelly.

49Adam Gontier
He has a God given angelic voice. I listen to him everyday.
You've got to be kidding me O.O
Adam no. 42?

50K.J. Yesudas
Yesudas voice is the most powerful voice and he is the voice of India, Yesudas is the god of music; Listen Yesudas songs and vote for Yesudas as the most powerful singing voice. Universal singer. Celestial singer that is Yesudas
To feel the power in melody or the melody in power hear it in yesudas
His voice needs no background instruments
[Newest]The celestial singer Yesudas

51Yvonne Muentener (YVE)
There is no voice as powerful as the overwhelming voice of the singer from Sugamice! For sure she belongs on top of this list. Also she's beautiful and lean. It's hard to believe one woman can sing like this.
YVE and Freddy Mercury have the most powerful voice from all the singers I ever heard.
It's well known that sound engineers can't believe that the power of her voice is real. They all turn very quick the volume down, much more down, than they ever did with other great and powerful singers, and her voice is still more than loud enough even in the gentle parts of her songs.

52Amy Winehouse

53Brent Smith
The Shinedown is the best band of the world! I can't believe that you don't vote for him!
Listen to the song 'Simple Man', this guy gives me goosebumps every time he sings it. (Singer from Shinedown)

Brent has an amazing vocal range. He sings with such passion and has an amazing voice. Also his songs have very deep meanings to them that I just love!

She has to be on top of the list

55David Draimen

56Axl Rose
He's the singer that has the best vocal range of all-time
I am truly a big fan of Axl Rose... And truly he is an icon... A rock star legend!

57Kumar Sanu
King 90's and king of melody. He rules 90's
He sang more than TEN THOUSAND song.
Only one singer who can lips match with all hero...

58Carrie Underwood

59King Diamond



62Robbie Williams
One of the best and most powerful voices in the 2000s
I saw him in concert and he was incredible

I love every one of his songs
Very powerful voice and an impressive range back in the 1990s and 2000s
[Newest]He has raw talent and he is so unique with amazing vocals

63Patti Labelle
In her day, Patti Labelle was the one with power. Not too many listeners are familiar with her great performances of the past. She had tremendous lungs and exciting live presentations!
Mos definitely. Patti in her prime was one of the singers who defines the expression, "having a set of pipes"...
This woman is on the rolling stones list for greatest singers of all time and she is number 25. Ya'll need to revaluate your findings she can out sing any of these singers hands down. NOW what

64Jon Bon Jovi
He gets low to high and back very easily!

65Layne Staley
Layne Staley's voice was beyond powerful. His delivery of the songs that Alice in Chains wrote was some of the most incredible works of the 90's. The fact that people still love the music created then today is a testament to his and his band-mates musical talents. I never tire of listening to Layne's voice, and never will. RIP Layne
Looking at some of who is on this list above Layne is baffling. Seriously, Hetfield above Staley, Layne's vocal talents are head and shoulders above a lot of the above list. Love to hear James Hetfield try to sing Love Hate Love or Bleed The Freak.
Maybe I don't know what the definition of "powerful" is, but number 39 for Layne Staley is incredibly low. He delivered such amazing lyrics with incredible passion. His powerful vocal range is second to none. He was such an talented man; he is missed everyday. RIP
[Newest]His cries of desperation and howls are incredibly moving, not to mention his incredible range and emotion throughout it all.

66Nita Blanc
Don't put your volume too high listening to "The Climb;" this little beautiful girl with one of the most powerful voices in the world just might injure your eardrums! And this is a simple home-style studio recording -- just imagine if she sang it with Megadeath's or The Who's equipment!
Like Judy Garland, Nita is both attractive and addictive; initially, her covers sound ordinary, but listening a few times with decent headphones, her vocal strength becomes evident. If she decides to concentrate on a musical career, the world will be treated to one of the most powerful singing voices in the world!
Nita Blanc emits vocal power unlike any person in the world; intonation resembles Adele and Judy Garland, depending on choices of songs. Undulations are subtle and last-note timing is rather remarkable.
[Newest]Nita Blanc, formerly from Argentina, Syria, The United States of America, the Netherlands (popularly thought of as Holland) and as of 2012, from Switzerland, sings songs which excel and even exceed original artists. Her power and clarity are phenomenal!

67Hayley Williams
YEP! Hayley does have a very powerful voice. Though I notice sometimes during concerts, she strains her voice too much and that gets her hoarse. But the point is, she has a powerful voice.

68Ziana Zain
one of the female artists that can deliver such powerful voice


Amazing voice! She is the one and only Asia's Pop Queen.


Awesome! Marvelous... No one can beat it!


69Leona Lewis
Leona's voice is beautiful. She mesmerizes the audiences with her angelic voice. She's very versatile. With music, and I like the fact that when you hear a song of hers that you've never heard before, you can tell right away (there's no mistaking) that it's her because of her unique voice. A lot of these other great voices sound similar to eacother (they can emulate eachother). Leona's the only one who can sound the way she does. Amazing, astonishing, hard to describe.

70Demi Lovato
Demi is the best. Listen to Neon Lights, In case, Warrior, Skyscraper.
She is clearly the best.
best vocie that disney ever had and has been compared to other powerful singer for example kelly clarkson and christina aguilera
Demi is the best female singer. She is inspiration for molion people in the world and her voice is so strong. She doesn't need playback, sings beautifully live. In concert with the mentally connects with her fans. Demi loves her Lovatics and they love her!
[Newest]She can ROAR without problem

71Avril Lavigne
She should be at number 1 because she's the best damn singer in the world... Why so down? Not fair
Avril has a VERY powerful voice if you listen to what th hell, wish you were here and how does it feel
And I'm with you! She deserves to be in the top ten! Also her voice is inviting so peopl wnna copy it but they can't

72Kim Jaejoong
Kim Jaejoong has a truly powerful voice! His singing style is truly amazing! His voice is unique and at the same time it can touch various levels of emotions. He is perfect when he sings in base as well as in mid-tones and also when he hits the high notes. The lead singer of DBSK and presently one of the members of JYJ, Jaejoong is known by the international stage name "Hero"! He composes his own songs and is amazing as a singer! The solo songs of his like 'Maze', 'Forgotten Season', 'I will Protect you' are truly amazing! These songs shows his forte in various styles of music.. Such as rock, R^^B etc. He is an all-rounder as a singer and is a wonderful performer as well! Jaejoong truly deserves to top the charts in the #1 position for being an amazing singer with a powerful voice and powerful stage presence!
Jaejoong sings with the deepest pure emotion, so powerful and his voice... That voice from heaven... Captures your heart and soul. Whether a soft whisper or rock voice, he does it beyond anyone I've ever heard. He is truly the best in all singing.
He had great vocals even when he was younger. I was so amazed with his talent when I first Hug.
He puts out great emotion and if I hear him sing a really sappy ballad, I'm sure he would make me cry even though I don't understand Korean. He is a true amazing singer and didn't deserve the things he, JYJ and TVXQ went through...
[Newest]Jaejoong is the best.

73Aria Tesolin

74Ozzy Osbourne
listen to one of his songs and tell me that he has a weak voice, it can't be done
He can hold certain diffcult high notes with an open vocal tone like a trained Opera singer. Don't be fooled by his rock screams and shrieks.

75Eddie Vedder
Top 10 are you kidding me, Rihanna over Eddie Vedder! Bad spot
69? I'd say top 15 watch pinkpop 92' black

76Aretha Franklin
THE TRUE LEGEND! NO ONE COMPARES, old bird still going

77Isono KYO Hiroshi
one of the vocalist in japan with the most powerful voice


78Vikki Carr
Vikki Carr is a powerhouse of a singer! Her voice is loaded with passion and emotion that comes straight from the heart!

79Corey Taylor
frount man of both SlipKnoT and Stone Sour.. powerful voice.. top ten sure.. just listen to wait and bleed, duality, befor I forget, eyeless or vermilion.. if you don't like heavy metal or screaming listen to snuff.. ul vote this man


To quote the Dir en grey wiki page and Sputnik music...

Kyo's singing is considered a pivotal aspect of the band, and he has gained recognition for his distinctive vocal work and for his large range and versatility, being able to "howl, croon, emote cleanly, scream, shriek, growl, bellow, and make nearly inhuman sounds", and he has been compared favorably to singer and avant garde metal musician Mike Patton. In their review of Uroboros, Sputnik Music says only of Kyo's singing, "I challenge you to find one singer in any genre with more range than this guy. "
Mike Patton of Faith No More stated "Try finding more range than this guy! I doubt you could! " He shows all levels and variety of emotions it is insane.
Very powerful voice!


81Myles Kennedy
powerful voice guys... this man should be n the top ten..


Most talented vocalist and sounds as incredible live as he does recorded.
Not bad to look at either.

82Jackie Evancho
Powerful does not mean loud. Powerful is about impacting the listener. Jackie does this to a huge degree. She touches something deep inside the soul in a way that very few singers can do.
No list is complete without Jackie as number 1.. Jackie is the most important coming force in the global music and entertainment industry..
Jackie Evancho is a bit misplaced here, on a list of the "most powerful" voices.
A tiny girl with a big voice to be sure, but she does not want to compete with the likes of Pavarotti or Elvis for power.
Jackie Evancho DOES have "The most BEAUTIFUL human voice ever recorded", and as long as she can stand behind a microphone, the power does not matter.

83Bryan Adams
He is a great singer love the song 'let go' great work great song


First albom I ever got best ever

84Jonathan Davis
Korn's lead singer; most powerful voice of all time!

85Gerard Way
Why the hell wasn't Gee on this list? Are you people stupid or do you live under a rock? His voice is amazing if you didn't know that than you have a serious problem!
I love him he has the most amazing voice who ever put him on here was a guines!

86Shim Changmin

87Lani Misalucha

88Brian Johnson
Nobody can scream like Brian Johnson! He has by far the most powerful voice I've ever heard! Listen to the early years of Brian and you know what I mean. (He's still great! ) For Those About To Rock, Brian Salute You!
He should be on this list. He doesen't get the amount of credit he deserves. He has a very powerful voice.

Immortal physique and zombie that rise since her prime time falls. Very impressive, keep it up till you reach the next century... :D
She didn't become superstar without powerful voice.


Should be near the top! When she was a backup singer in the early sixties, she was made to stand a few feet behind the others backup singers because her voice would be louder than there's! And sometimes even louder than the actual singer she was singing backup for!



92Sebastian Bach
Listen to slave to the grind by skid row and tell me that Bach doesn't have an amazing voice this guy can sing all types of rock / metal music I push him up the list to #1
The best 80' voice, amazing high notes

93Paolo Nutini
He has such an unusual powerful and soulful voice/ His performances are full of true feelings
His constantly changing husky voice fascinates. He is a great live performer.
There is NO one with a more powerful soulful voice! He is an amazing talent!

[Newest]His powerful raspy voice is so soulful

94Claudio Sanchez

95Dave Grohl

96Zack de la Rocha

97Tim Mcllrath

98Kate Bush

99Enrique Iglesias

100Kim Jonghyun
He's aweasome... The adlibs and falsettoo are awesome he's the best with onew and the strongest voice,... He has different quality

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