Best Singers of All Time
The Contenders: Page 4XW
Enrique is the best singer of all time. He sings from his soul and no one can be compared with him. He is even better than Michael Jackson. He deserves to be on the top. This list is wrong. Love you enrique!
Enrique is best no one can beat him. He has quality in his song, he deserves to be no1 unfortunately this list is wrong. First listen Michael jackson and then listen enrique, you will realize that enrique is best 4 ever
Enrique deserves to be number 1. He can sing way better then Michael Jackson. This list is so wrong.
Iglesias is the best singer period. He sings songs in both English and Spanish. Romantic and songs for party animals! In reality there's no one that has better style of music than him. Before I heard his songs I didn't have a favorite artist.V589 Comments
SARAH IS OUT OF THIS RIDICULOUS COMPETITION, SIMPLE BECAUSE SHE IS FROM HEAVEN NOT FROM EARTH! SARAH IS UNREACHABLE!
Sarah has one of the most amazing voices of all time. She is by far better then the singers above. She is not only classically trained but can sing other genre like pop/rock etc. She can sing aria's made for the coloratura, the lyrical, and the dramatic soprano. How many singers can pull that off and then switch to an entirely different genre of music in a single concert. I saw her live and she was amazing. In fact her song "La Luna" takes amazing skill to even pull off. She sings it so lyrically but then she brings in her dramatic power and just sings out those high notes. A question of honour is extremely difficult starting off with the aria from La Wally and then going into a more pop rock tone and then ending with pure dramatic soprano opera. Love that song.
Sarah's vocal tone is unrivalled in beauty. Her passionate and insightful interpretations in all types of music (including classical, jazz, musicals, folk, pop,and classical crossover) transport the listener into a dreamscape of intoxicating beauty and have won her the most devoted fanbase imaginable. She is officially the biggest selling soprano in human history and beloved by those whose hearts are ravished by the unique voice of the Angel of Music. - timhatcher
I can't believe that she's number 1 on the best female singers list and is number 62 on this one losing to Beyonce, RIhanna, Swift and others. Lol. - LightningBladeV94 Comments
Akon is a great entertainer, his songs make us so relax and feel good. You should listen his music then you will would like to listen it every day.
All the singers are singers just for fame. But you are the singer to all the fans in the world
I'm just a singer trying to entertain
Because I love my fans
I.E. , why you are the best singer according to me...
Akon Is The Best Singer In The World. That Songs Like Right Now, Chammak Challo, Angel, Burn That Bridge, Crank It Up, Sexy Bitch, Beautiful, Boomerang, I Just Had Sex, Takin It Off etc. Is Best In The World That Songs Are Amazing And Very Rocking. I Think Akon Is The Number 1 In This List. Because There Songs Is Very Very Amazing. I Really Love You Akon And I Think You Are Best Singer In The World.
Your Fan And I Love You.
I love AKON. Best singer FOREVERV55 Comments
I live in Mississippi, and Soul and the Blues are very popular around here. And I remember the first time I heard Sam Cooke, I was with some friends and it came on the radio, the song was "A Change Gonna Come", and it spoke to me so deeply. All the emotion he put into the song, it was simply amazing. He could almost whisper at times and then hit the high notes gracefully, and switching between those like the flick of a switch. I love Sam Cooke, and I hope others can learn to also. He may have passed away in '64, but his music is still loved today. You know what they say, "The shine outlives the star. "
One of the best voices ever recorded, you felt every note he sang, so great he was nicknamed Mr. Soul. In my opinion truly one of the greatest singers of all time.
What I don't understand is how The Rolling Stone - A highly respected magazine - has Cooke at #4 on their list, and you guys have him at 99.
Honestly deserves #1 but the fact he's not even in the top 10 is so sad to meV16 Comments
These kinds of lists are just boring and disrespectful. Can you imagine a list of the 100 best tennis players of all time that has roger federer at number 100? What a joke. The vast majority of artists on this list, including michael jackson, would be embarrassed to be rated above the big O. Furthermore, pretty much everyone in the music business that's mattered, eg presley, dylan, bono, springsteen, the beatles etc, has already spoken of roy orbison as being the best singer in the world. And that's the bottom line.. The opinion of ones industry peers holds a little more weight than speculative wannabe lists such as this. Nice try, but roy orbison was, is, and probably always will be, the best singer in the world. End of discussion.
It amazes me that roy is at 101, I mean listen to his music, even elvis presley said that roy orbison was the greatest singer of his time. his voice was so smooth and his lyrics on songs like blue bayou really get to you. I listen to a lot of metal and death metal music but I know true talent when I see it.
Years ago I was deeply impressed with Orbison's singing... His songs "struck a chord" within my soul and left such an indelible impression that I have recently rediscovered him again in later years and now have an even greater appreciation for his incredible talent and ability to stir your inner feelings... He truly is the Soul of Rock and Roll!
I've only heard a couple of his songs but he is very good - AjklothV36 Comments
Jason Derulo USED to be a great artist, but was then sucked into the inescapable black hole that is our generation and produced trash like "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Wiggle". It's a shame to see a promising artist go bad with garbage songs like those two.
He's The Best, And deserves top 10 place
Jason Derulo, your song wiggle sucks. Come up with a song without butts in it
My favorite song of his is "In My Head" - AjklothV23 Comments
Luther Vandross had one of the best vocal ranges, if not the best, ever. He could sing any song and he had one of the most purest, soulful, and sincerest voices of all time. He collected 8 Grammy awards with 4 of them being Best Male R&B Vocal Performance; he also sold over 25 million albums. Luther Vandross is one of the most influencial singers of all time and should be voted the greatest singer of all time.
This man is hands down one of the most talented singers ever. For him to be this low, far below the likes of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, is an absolute joke. RIP Luther. Go listen to his rendition of A House is Not a Home, and try to tell me otherwise. - guizzy
people clearly dont know good singers
He is amazing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFanV7 Comments
The incredible trills of her fortissimos riffs shake the soul of anybody that has one. While she doesn't have the deep timbre of a Dinah Washington or the piercing soprano of Melanie, her artistic command of the mid-ranges stands supreme among the singers of her youthful era. Even in this era, only Celine Dion can sing with such majesty and power.
If you just formed a nation, Barbra is the one who's singing your anthem.
wow! no one compares to her, I am
a female impersonator of many singers, she is the one singer I have to concentrate and focus on the most. many singers I impersonate come very easily to me
she is the one that takes the most
concentration, her length of holding onto those notes wow!
I can hardly believe Barbra isn't in the top 5 - she has the purist pitch, tone, flexibility, resonance and range of any singer in the era of electronic recording - she is the singers singer. She is of such a higher standard then most of this list - Listen to her in her 20's and 30's on you tube - so many beautiful songs made so because of her voice. Pamela R
What the hell is she doing at #66?!? She has a voice that no woman can match. When you hear her, you know her. She's a one of a kind, legendary singer!V30 Comments
Josh Groban is NOT only an amazing opera singer, he is also one that has crossed over to many genres. He can make a song be relatable to anyone, and not just one age group. And well... Just listen to his own voice. Technically speaking, he literally IS the best singer of all time. His voice is extremely powerful, and the way he hits those low bass notes, and then goes into his higher range in the next second is nothing short of remarkable. A voice like Josh Groban's simply shouldn't exist. He could out sing the best when he was only nineteen, and now at thirty, he's still amazing... And his voice hasn't even fully MATURED YET. (The male voice reaches it's peak at 35-38). Oh, and by the way, he is also the most consistent record seller, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, in the past ten years. He also has a charity to give money to arts programs that are lacking funds. So he has a heart, and talent to boot.
Whenever Josh Groban sings either on T.V., live at a concert, or even on the radio, it is like you are listening to magic being made. His tone is so pure and powerful, it's like he's reaching through the stereo and giving you a hug with his voice. Honestly, just pull up a song and listen to him. He can either rock with Sting, or serenade someone with Michael Buble, and it's amazing. He is the one artist I know who can cross over into so many other genres, and not just opera. One might say that he's just another Pavarotti, but I don't believe Pavarotti ever had teenage girls crying out to him alongside grandmas who said, "Oh, he's such a nice boy! " Even if Josh doesn't make it to the top of this list, he simply deserves to be on here. The emotions he brings out using his voice are nothing less than remarkable.
Josh truly has a gorgeous voice that appeals to all ages. I can sit in the dark, close my eyes and be transported to another place while listening to him. His music has gotten many people through hard times. I have seen him perform live several times and he is incomparable-better than on manufactured cds relied upon by other "artists". He can absolutely call himself an true artist. His heart is as big as his voice as he supports the arts and gives back to young people everywhere. His legendary fan base has grown over the last 10 years from a handful to too many count and they faithfully follow him around the world to support him when he tours. He's funny, goofy and the most adorable guy around. Should be at the top of this list!
He's definitely the best opera singer - AjklothV118 Comments
I swear the voters on this webpage just fail. Flat-out fail. There is no way Roger Daltrey could be so far on the list. The Who brought us some of the best instrumentalists of all time, plus the best singer, how the hell are they nowhere on this site? - TKDCats312
Roger Daltrey HAS to be one of the top 5 greatest ROCK singers. "Won't get fooled again"
It just doesn't get any better!!
That's it. This is the last i ever have to do with this site. It is insulting to see Daltrey so low, Love Reign O'er Me is the epitomy of Rock and Roll. Goodbye.
I give up on you people.V27 Comments
Honestly, one of the best MALE singers of all time. Should be A LOT higher on the list, like top 20. The girls love him and most guys whether or not they want to admit it he has a killer voice plus he gets all the girls guys dream they could get.
His voice quality is different from others... Too good!
Where is he?! Timberlake is totally the best singer. He seems to have just the right voice for his different songs. He expresses how he feels in the best of ways, and I can relate to him a lot. You are crazy to not put JT on here. And what about Timbaland and KanYe West? Your list makes me sick.
I don't get it he is good!V56 Comments
Duh. Hayley. She shouldn't be top 100, she should be top 20. Okay, so her voice, compared to others is THAT good, but you have to understand she has no head voice. Which is a disadvantage to her. However, she can still sing as well and even better than most of the singers out there. Although one's voice might be important, it is also crucial that you have really good stamina to sing. Hayley has both of them. She runs while singing all of Paramore's songs and she is always able to sing well even after running around the stage or even headbanging. I mean, THAT uses a lot of energy. But she still can sing. SO WHY IS SHE PUT SO LOW, WHEN HER VOICE IS SIMPLY BRILLIANT? I'm confused, really.
Number 109? Surely the world has gone mad!
Her vocals are amazing and so are Paramore - she should definitely be in a much, much higher position than this. I mean, Justin Bieber above the amazing, inspirational Miss Williams? Come on! What is going through your minds, people.
Paramore's live performances are among the best, full of energy and excitement! She knows how to get the crowd going!
my hayley! you are the best singer of all time! at least she should be near Amy Lee! or in the top 100!
I think she's a very good singer, I liked her a lot when I was a teenager. Paramore still makes good music in my opinion, and Hayley's voice is unique.V44 Comments
Best singer ever in India but I can't believe that he is ranked below Mika. Please vote for him wisely. He deserve at least in top 50.
The versatile and best singer in India. He has all the potential for any type of singing in all Indian language and English too. Able to sing any type of song able to sing in different voice uniquely. The most deserving voice from India and very popular among all music lover around the world.
He is God of singing. He is best not in India all over the world. He can sing any kind of song in any language. Who understand Hindi little bit they knows his quality. He has all qualities to be best all time.
Proud to be an indian.V385 Comments
There are very few singers who can emote as effortlessly as Thom York can. Not only does his voice sound impeccable on recordings, but live he rarely ever falls flat or goes sharp. He has an extremely wide range singing as low as Nick Drake or Tom Waits, but can also effortless hit high notes that very few singers can match. His falsetto oozes emotion, and has the ability to move people to tears.
The measure of a good singer shouldn't be on technicality alone, but also on their ability to move people. This is Thom's strongest asset. He is also one of the most influential singers with everyone from Chris Martin, Israel Nebeker, and Matthew Bellamy amongst many others...
Also I recently heard Matt Pinfield cite Thom as always being professional and singing beautifully, stating one of his fondest memories of 120 minutes being Thom singing early in the morning and singing Fake Plastic Trees.
When you listen his voice in Everything in its Right Place, Reckoner, Exit Music for a Film, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5, There There, Last Flowers, Jigsaw Falling into Place How to Disappear Completely, Idioteque, Nude, No Surprises, Paranoid Android, House of Cards, Street Spirit or Harrowdown Hill (solo career ) you get to realize he's amongst the best and always will be, try and check some live versions too. Either powerful, cheerful, nostalgic, voidifying, inspiring, futuristic and yet so ancient-like, heartbreaking or heartwarming, always overwhelming and magical.
He infulenced an entire generation of singers with his use of falsetto and his vocal range. The most emotional voice since Neil Young. Period.
He's a good singer and has a wide range. He can hit those high notes well. - LightningBladeV46 Comments
The most artistic and charismatic male singer of our time! His voice, his phrasing and a play with tone gives limitless broadness in music! He's also a wonderful actor in his songs! - AlexakaRosco
bovie is always creative in his songs through which we can see his inner desire for dreams and the love deeply rooted for human being.
he might being called a liberting,but,how should i care,the one thing i should know is that he is really excellent - cmonchina
has anyone listened 2 some of the singers at the top of the list compared to this guy... they got nothing on him he creams them easily... he's great
Why is he ranked so low?V93 Comments
cause his voice is very colorful, huge, high gifted and not a least Ville loves what he does.
Ville is simply the best singer I've ever heard in my whole life, and I've listened to H.I.M. since I was 12 because it's just amazing
But its so sad that ville is a so underrated singer, he and his band H.I.M. deserve more recognition than they get
H.I.M. fOR LIFE!
Not only is Ville Valo a beautiful person, he has an undeniable talent for writing lyrics. His baritone voice can be manipulated and he can give literally any song his own style, weather it be Neil Diamond or Black Sabbath. HIM definitely deserves more recognition for what they do, because they are without a doubt one of the most down to earth bands I've ever had the please to listen to.
His voice in low notes...V398 Comments
Please vote for her I think she is the best singer of all time I just love her I want to see her at the top 5 I just love her songs her voice is also so sweet loovee please give her all your votes everyday her nabeel
I think selena gomez is a great singer she is number 23 for top 25 celebrities she rules she is beautiful selena gomez works on the show wizards of Waverley place.
She is the best female singer to ever live guys. Some of her songs get over 100 million views and way more likes than dislikes. I understand most girls are jealous at her because she is dating, or was, Justin "idiot" Bieber but very few liked both. She is actually the only singer of today to make some of my favorite songs the rest are classic songs. Her song "who says" is actually my favorite song.
Shes the best everV193 Comments
What the hell is the problem with all you ignaroids, bon scott had the greatest voice of time. - acdcfan1
To be able to scream such raw sound and then to come back with cheeky smoothness is amazing
Bon scott would beat all of em in a showdown way is he not number 1 way damn it way
He's great. He just might be the best singer. He had a great vocal range. - LightningBladeV37 Comments
He was, is and will always be the best singer for me! He was Macedonian Angel and still is. I listen his songs every day and I'm asking, why God took him.. I need you, and we all pray for you, every day.. Love you, forever!
No one is born as he is... Superior voice features, the pure heart of a great humanitarian... Because God took him to be his own guardian angel... Rest in peace... We love you Tose!
Took the Balkans by storm, left too early. Will always be remembered by his heavenly voice and great character, was always people's favorite.
He was the legend and if he was still alive he would be recognized everywhere and would be in the top 10, no doubt!V71 Comments
O.K. if I am not hallucinating, Corey Taylor is behind Justin Beiber. How? He sings for 2 bands, he can go from hard rock to soft rock (ex. The Nameless. ), and does not have about 2 million dislikes on YouTube.
I was stuck in which to vote between Eddie Vedder and Corey, but this guy is just amazing.
It has a wide range of low and high voices. His scream is unique, Never listened to someone with that quality of voice.
So much diversity and such a great voice! Not to mention to amazing bands! His screaming and singing on Slipknot's 2nd album "Iowa" is explainable, you can feel the raw emotion in his voice throughout the entire album. All of Slipknot's follow ups were great also. Then to cap it off his work in Stone Sour with his best vocal performance coming on the song "Say You'll haunt me". All in all Corey Taylor has one of the most beautiful yet powerful and bad ass voices of all time!
His voice is terrific. The growls - the greatest. - LightningBladeV71 Comments
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