Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range
octave is a series of eight notes occupying the interval between (and including) two notes, one having twice or half the frequency of vibration of the other.
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1Freddie 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 ...read more.
Congrats! I wish I'd thought of this list first - I like it!
I have a question: Do you mean singers with exactly 4 octaves, or with 4 and 4+ octaves? - Metal_Treasure
2Ian GillanIan Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
Exactly 4 octaves - from D2 to D6. He is the legendary screamer from Deep Purple. - Metal_Treasure
@zxm - his total range is bigger than 4 but I always quote only the vocal/melodic range. - Metal_Treasure
3Geoff TateGeoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
Exactly 4 octaves (from A1 to A5). Also great vocal technique. - Metal_Treasure
4Bruce 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.
I love him to death but his range is almost 4 octaves. Almost 4 and not 4. I don't blame the author of this list because he took these names from wiki but the wiki list isn't very accurate. - Metal_Treasure
5King DiamondKim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.V1 Comment
6Jon OlivaJohn Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.
Exactly 4 octaves - from A1 to A5. He is the amazing singer for Savatage and co-founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (aka TSO). - Metal_Treasure
7Whitney HoustonWhitney 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 ...read more.
In my books her range is less than 4 octaves. Yes, I see that she is listed on wiki but I disagree. If somebody can give me examples of her highest and her lowest notes, I would change my mind. She is a great singer though, one of the pop singers I appreciate. - Metal_Treasure
Addition to my previous comment - her range is 2 octaves, 4 notes (C#3 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
8Serj TankianSerj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
9Phil AnselmoPhilip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
10Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
Singer for Tool. Exactly 4 octaves - from G1 to G5. - Metal_Treasure
11Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
He is one of the greatest singers but he doesn't have 4 octaves (his range is close to 4 though - 3 octaves, 6 notes). - Metal_Treasure
I always used to think how this man had 4 octaves vocal range - zxm
13Peter SteelePetrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.V1 Comment
14Christina AguileraChristina 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".
15Roger TaylorRoger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on April 26th,1960 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as including Under Pressure, A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. Despite being well known in Queen ...read more.
Not a major singer but still could do what others can't - zxm
Exactly 4 octaves - from C#2 to C#6. Lead singer for Helloween and Gamma Ray. - Metal_Treasure
17Adam LevineAdam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.
18Hayley WilliamsHayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.
Exactly 4 octaves - from Eb2 to Eb6. Try the song Highlander by Lost Horizon. - Metal_Treasure
20Peter GabrielPeter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
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