Best Singers of All Time

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201Nils-Petter Power
202James TaylorJames Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

I cannot believe someone has not put him in! One of the softest and most comforting voices ever and also with great tone. One of the only singers who voice could make you cry.

One of the smoothest voices around. Sweet baby James is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever.

In his prime, no one came close to his beautiful tone. No one.

So many terrible singers ahead of him. This list is terrible. James deserves top 70. - Powerfultekin

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203Judy Garland

Judy Garland played the role of "Dorothy" in the classic film "The Wizard of OZ, " and popularized one of the all-time best hits, "Over the Rainbow;" she had a powerful, clean voice even at a very tender age back in the 1950s, as Jackie Evancho, Bianca Ryan, and Nita Blanc now have in the 2010s. The world lost a tremendous talent much too soon in her career.

How can Judy Garland not be on this list let alone not in the top ten... She is the best there has ever been... Her voice is perfection personified... - FeatherFour

Judy Garland is the greatest singer in the world. She is so amazing. There is no reason that she is not number one on this list. She is my favorite singer. She is number one in my heart. I can't believe that Britney Spears beat her.

The only reason she isn't number one is because people don't know who she is. If people listened to any of her songs, she would shoot straight to the top of this list.

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204Jack White

for he is one of the best singers ever put him on number three!

Hands down one of the biggest contributors in Rock music in the late 90's until now!
Singer: Check
Multi Instrumentalist: Check
Producer: Check
Owns a Label: Check

Enough Said

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205James LabrieKevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

Obviously most people in today's society have never even heard of Dream Theater, as today's music industry is all revolved mostly around the rap and pop scene. If only these people could have the ability to spread their tastes and try listening to something as talented as this, then this band might actually change their opinion on what music they like. Dream Theater is no doubt one of the most technical bands in history, and they are considered to be one of the best bands in the Progressive genre, if not the most popular. I am a huge supporter and loyal fan of Dream Theater, and will never let any of their CD's lie around for a couple weeks without being played.

James Labrie is possibly the greatest singer in the progressive metal genre. He has outstanding range! I couldn't imagine anyone else singing for Dream Theater in the way he does.

Dream Theater's vocalist, great range, awesome frontman, better than much of the people in this list.

332? I think I might kill myself - jimicenafromintempo

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206Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Kanye is a rapper who is married to a porn star.

389 more like 89 if it was a real list with Eminem and Jay z being a bit higher

He's a great rapper very talented

Great inventive lyrics - ChatonNoir

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207Ray LaMontagne
208Lacey Sturm

Um, Number 213? Really?! When I saw this poll Lacey Sturm was the the first person that came to mind. I mean, She's the best! Her & Elizabeth Hale.

Why isn't she higher on this list?! She has an epic voice, and she is so awesome!

We love you morteza (ta abad) forever

People don't know real music like what flyleaf makes.

209Caleb Followill
210Ray Price

The Best Singer That Ever lived. No question about it. he had one hell of a beautiful voice

211Miley Cyrus

She is the worst singer ever I just put her up because I couldn't think of any better singers

Shoot I voted for Justin Bieber before I saw this...ah well

She's very influential, and people have been talking about her since her Hannah Montana days.

She's still young, but she already has so many huge hits. She's definitely going to be the next face of pop.

But she has good songs...

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212Geoff TateGeoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensr├┐che.

It is undeniable that Freddie Murcury is the greatest singer of all time but the reason I'm voting for Geoff Tate is because having him at number 153 is just a disgrace to music. This guy deserves to be in the top ten or at least in the top 20. This guy has a pair of vocals that could sing anything. I've made my friends listen to Queensryche and were all taken a back by how amazing this guy is. The only reason he's so low is because Queensryche isn't popular enough. - metalmaiden

Tate has an operatic rock voice, and can carry a high note forever. He would be perfect for Phantom of the Opera. His vocals our very powerful that can go high, but he has a natural low voice. He definitely deserves to be in the top ten for male singers.

99... this list is a joke... eddie vedder, geof tate... all of them not in the top ten slot... and only to be preceeded by britney! Tate is Progressive rock's staple diet.

Some people are just doing singers of bands they like, not people who have amazing voices. Best singer has to be Geoff Tate, just listen to Queen of the Reich.

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213Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

202?!?!?!? SERIOUSLY?!?! Lana Del Rey is easily one of the best singers of all time and should be in the top 10, not stuck at 202! Lana is a queen who is very versatile in music, somewhere on the fine line of pop, alternative, and washed out punk rock-ish. Her blend of music might not sound good, but she's so unique and beautiful. Her voice is so unique, and she worked hard for many years to try to become well known and deserves to be even more well known. Everybody in the world should be given a copy of Born To Die, Paradise or Ultraviolence and not listen to the crap most of the world does listen to. Lana Del Rey is QUEEN!

Her voice is so strong and powerful. She should be more well known. ' Born to die' is so lovely! I hope she advances in her career, and come out with more songs.

This woman's voice is heaven. Everyone knows her and she needs to be in the top ten at least!

What was happen with this world? Lana Del Rey one of the best singer, she should be in the top

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214Toni BraxtonToni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.

I love Toni Braxton's voice... She hasn't made very many songs but Unbreak my heart is one of my all time favorites I'm surprised that she isn't higher on the list & no one else voted for her...

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215David CoverdaleDavid Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.

The man delivers. Depending on the day I might say that he is number 4 on my list. Probably the best singer if you like raspy voices... - cjvk3

here i go again on my own, here i gooooooooooooooooooooo! that one note should put him in the top 15.

the greatest male voice of all time. No. 1.

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216Patti LaBellePatricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

Pure vocal power and range packaged beautifullly with the greatest vocal control and depth on record. This is a true example of unmatched substance and god-given talent,in five tremendous octaves.

Patti LaBelle is absolutely number 1 in my opinion. How the hell is she anywhere below at least top 20? Clearly people with no ears made this list.

217Flo RidaTramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

Flo Rida, he is best, he should be on the top 5, his song 'I Cry' Is my favorite, please everybody vote to Flo Rida, his voice is also good, not good its very very very... Good, Not very very very... Good its great. - Xstar

He is the best singer I ever heard!

Flo Rida always gives me a Good Feeling and knows how to get Low with the ladies.

Flo is one of the best rappers ever

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218Pitbull

Pitbull has to be on top 50... Why everyone ignore him?

If you're saying that pitbull is better than Eminem then you better replace your ears

You saying pitbull is the 206th best singer ever? I mean he should be in the top 40 at least! - lizard302

I love you so much

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219Luciano 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.

What does Pavarotti not have in common with all these other people? (I won't even say "vocalists" because it's debatable whether some on this list have even earned the right to be called that. ) You might say "He's an opera singer" but more importantly - he's the only one who could be placed in front of a group of instrumentalists playing, without a mic, and still stand a chance at making an impression on an audience. And it should be mentioned that to seriously compare him to most of these people, is like comparing a thorough-bred grand national race horse to a pack of mongrel dogs - the prestige and intensity of his consistent vocal training from a young age cannot even begin to be rivaled by this lot!

Who actually believes Pavarotti is inferior to Justin Bieber as a vocalist and performer (unless you're a 12 year old girl)? I don't see how this list can be taken seriously. I'd like to see the singers on this list attempt Ave Maria, and laugh at the fools they'd make of themselves (ex: Beyonce's rendition was pathetic despite her talent, modernizing a classic compromises the artistic quality of the performer as well as the performance). Half these names will be forgotten in ten years, if anyone had even heard of them in the first place, however the King of the High C's will never be forgotten.

How can Luciano Pavarotti be at number 67? That's a disgrace. How many people have the power to bring a man to tears by the sheer magnitude of his voice. It is sad how under appreciated opera is. - daynah

It is so unbelievable he is in 116

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220Diana Ross

I do not agree with this list at all. Diana is barely in the top 200 & Cher is like 150 while people like Katy Perry & Taylor Swift are in the top 20? Diana, Cher, Tina, etc are extremely influential & talented women and deserve to be in the top 20 at least. I'm all for supporting the new talent but then why aren't artists like Lana Del Rey & Sia near the top of the list?

The voice of love. She has proved to withstand the test of time. She should be #1 along with Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner.

I don't have a clue who did this list!... But please do more research. Diana ross 140 not saying she should be #1 but really no wheres judy garland don't know if she made your list I couldn't go on so many artist you missed or put people like Madonna please a product of publisity anyways give some oldies some love peggy lee Sarah Vaughan ethel waters lena horn.. anyways thanks for the Rant!

Diana Ross is a good singer and Motown alumni. I remember Michael Jackson had a crush on her when he was a kid. He even made Dirty Diana in honor of Diana.

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