Singers with the Most Powerful Singing Voice

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1Rhydian RobertsRhydian James Roberts, known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone singer, musical theatre actor and television presenter.

Rob Halford of Judas priest has a much stronger voice than anyone on this list. He can reach 6 octaves. Why is he not on this list. He blows everyone on here out of the water. Before anyone tries to dispute this fact look up Judas priest dreamer deceiver. Your welcome

Freddie mercury is much better nobody has gotten higher vocals than him

A good singer but should be no where near the top. Pavarotti would drown his voice out on stage.

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

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2Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been more.

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.

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 ...more

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.

Just listen under pressure. And when he screams in high-pitch "Why". You'll see how much power he has got - zxm

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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.

I love his angelic voice

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4Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only more.

She is truly amazing in whatever she do. She totally excel, despite of her success, she continue to strive and learn new things which only shows her passion. In addition to becoming the best in her craft, her perseverance and humility drives her a long way that made her fans love her most. Totally inspiring!

She got addicted fans worldwide proving her greatness in inspiring others through her voice and talents.

A very talented woman. She can sing wonderfully and dance gracefully. Absolutely awesome artist.

She is the best and the only one

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5Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

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.

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.

David archuleta over this powerhouse! Please. Sorry nothing against him but against the voice?

Best voice I've ever heard

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6Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King more.

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.

Michael Jackson is the best singer vocal male!

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7Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress . She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry . more.

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.

The one and only

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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.

I love his voice and his sweet personality.

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9Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.

Recently been discovering later live performances of a cover Elvis did called "hurt", my god man they are mostly RCA soundboard and bootleg. Does not seem to matter-----the almost unworldly immense talent and emotion still shine through all these years later----wow.

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 sing every thing from gospel to rock and poured his hart into all that he sang the best hands down

A deep voice that powers through you - amazingly talented.

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10Chester BenningtonChester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer 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 - anlp

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

Chester has the most powerful singing voice I think I have ever heard, both physically and emotionally. I've never heard a singer have the ability to scream as much as he has and yet still make me all emotional (Breaking the Habit). He is incredibly skilled and has a super powerful voice that can impact so many people!

His voice is very powerful, even without a microphone.

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?Joey BelladonnaJoey Belladonna is the American Thrash Metal singer, best known for leading the band Anthrax. He also sings and drums for the cover band Chief Big Way.

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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 ...more

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"!

She is Oprah's MOST TALENTED GIRL and David Foster called her a LASERBEAM, try searching her over the youtube and you'll agree with what Ellen de Generes said that "YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY" because truly among the singers here on the list SHE HAS THE "MOST" POWERFUL SINGING VOICE! SHE'S NO. 1 THE BEST AMONG THE REST!

My God her voice is so amazing! I can't imagine! Did anyone see her performance on GLEE! So wonderful

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12Jared 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!

He has a rasp, scream to a nice smooth sound... He has so much within him, he gets better on every record & with the experimentation with his music, so is the same with his voice, taking it to new/different strengths... Deserving for sure. He's an all rounder & always surprising with his vocal skill.

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!

Voice from another world

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13Amy LeeAmy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer.

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.

Amy has one of the most dynamic vocal ranges, can sustain notes just as long and loud as Whitney Houston. She may not be a pop princess, but she writes/composes her own music, not just lyrics. Her work with Evanesence is wonderful and her small solo projects are beautiful as well showcasing she isn't a one trick pony.

Clearly she is an angel.

She's belting out notes like no one else!

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14RihannaRobyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.

Just listen to Russian Roulette and tell me you can't hear her voice shaking with power and anxiety. Beautiful.

She is great you can listen to Disturbia or Umbrella of her to hear a special voice.

Live she is weak, on stage is where you find out if someone can actually sing.

Her voice is like a fine tuned guitar

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15Celine 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.

Damn! Her voice sends chills down my spines

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16Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She released songs such as Bad Romance, Poker Face, Just Dance, Telephone, Born This Way, Paparazzi, and Applause. She also started acting during season 5 of American Horror Story. more.

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

Lady Gaga has one hell of a voice that's for sure!

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17Bruce 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.

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.

He has very powerful voice. - zxm

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18AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

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!

34? What!? Adele has surpassed any and all expectation. She's soulful, sultry, and has a powerful grace that is untouchable.

She is so good... I love her

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19Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

He mentored Andrea Bocelli whom I consider the greatest singer of all, Pavarotti along with the three tenors surely have to be at the top?

This is the most powerful tenor in the world... It's a joke that he is not the first, let alone top 5...

Need I say more? This man is a legend, and has a voice of a god.

The king of singing!

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20Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", and "Candyman".

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.

Man, nobody holds a candle to her. Best female singer ever! If I could sing like anybody, Christina would be it.

Christina Has an amazing Voice, definitely a powerful one.

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