Best Singers of All Time

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81Jennifer LopezJennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

She is the best female singer
I don't believe this list
She must be in top
She has a very good voice and she is so talented
More than this singers that are in the top of the list

I know, many people hate her but get real - she is by far the most versatile and unique female dancer! Her 1999-2003 music is unbeatable. Her modern music is a bit worse but she still makes catchy and inspirational music. Jenny is a fantastic performer! - Lacritia

This is all bull... Jennifer Lopez must be on the top.. I don't believe this list... her songs like waiting for tonight, on the floor, I'm into you are just awesome... I wish I could meet her at least once in my life...

Nice voice but her songs seem the same to me

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82Billy Joel

Billy Joel used to be so popular. He had a beautiful voice, could go high could go low, he could sound like anything. He also had such a natural sense for the music, I remember him just closing his eyes and humming to the beat. Billy Joel created some of the most moving songs that were all- time favorites just two or three decades ago (Piano Man, This is the Time, River of Dreams, Innocent Man, etc). It's pretty sad to see him being lapped by the obnoxious sounding fake singers of our generation, and the rap machines who have no sound. Billy Joel is a legend of music. He deserves better than this.

I just went through this list, and I have to ask you all a question. Are you all stoned or just stupid? This man has some of the best songs over the past 30 years. When I saw some of the people ahead of him, I started to wonder about the idiots who come on this site. Most of them should be wearing a helmet so they don't get hurt. - RdrTech

How is he not higher? What kind of idiots vote on this sight? Good lord, some of the people that top this list are just awful. There are very few artists who had/have more talent than Billy Joel and Elton John. Both of them need to be higher on this list, and it is just sad that they aren't.

He's so low on the list? In my opinion, he has one of the greatest voices in singing. - LightningBlade

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83Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams should be in top 20 at least. Surprisingly some of the irritating singers like Lady Gaga are above him in ranking.

You are right, I thought he would be in the top 10 list, I don't know how people prefer some of the cheap singers, who are rated on the top list, amazing

Bryan adams is my second favourite singer, rright behind Hatsune MIku. Normally, I listen to Japanese Pop, and Korean Pop, because I don't normally enjoy these days English music. Bryan Adams is the only actualy singer I can stand to listen to! He's me and my moms favourite

Bryan adams was the most singer I ever heard because of its inspirational voice to inspire others and his voice tackled your spirituality to be nearest from God like his song everything I do. He was versatile singer and has sufficient, unique voice and very talented to be listed as number one singer over the world.

He is the best singer and I think also better then Michael Jackson

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84Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

COME ON! For god's sake, Demi Lovato is ahead of him! Great singer, piano-player and one of the most infuential artists of the 20th century.R.I. P! - GuitarZero

How is ray not on top?!? He is the best musician and singer of all time! He invented soul and was considered THE genius of show business. And being behind Corey Taylor makes me want to throw up.

Why is Ray so low on this list, although people like Ariana grande and Demi Lovato are not bad Ray Charles is one of the most influential artists of all time. I understand how people have their own opinions and stuff but do people not understand that Ray is a genius?

Ray should be way higher

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85Adam LambertAdam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Adam lambert is the best of the best. Why he is 218? He can sing opera and rock and blues and pop. He can sing! He always promotes others as the best, but he is the best. He just don't see that. Some day I hope everyone will see this! He is the Best of the best. This is the One. He is the Living #ONE. Thank you

Most Phenomenal Voice since Freddie Mercury. Incomparable! Best singer in the music biz TODAY! Asked by Brian May & Roger Taylor of QUEEN to perform with them at the MTV EMA's... The crowd went WILD!

Incredibly singer. Super Sexy. Has an new album named Trespassing coming out in February or March of 2012. - Glambertfan20

Best singer ever! His songs are just magical and you'll never get bored...He's really an AMAZING singer. He's really cute too.

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86Otis ReddingOtis Ray Redding, Jr. was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, arranger, and talent scout.

Otis should be much, much higher on this list. He could convey feeling in a song and touch the listener like no singer that I know. Songs like "Try a Little Tenderness" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long" are phenomenal to say the least. Otis graced us for a very short period of time but left an incredible legacy of great recordings.

An amazing soul singer, with unrivalled depth and range. Managed to make any song soulful and meaningful - case in point, his cover of Sam Cooke's "Cupid".

Absolutely ridiculous that such a raw talent is so low on this list. One of the greatest singers of all time.

I have Otis Redding at #1 on my list, and I may be underrating him a little.

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87Michael Buble

Oh how I love his voice, and his song.
I love his cover of Sway, and the best if Save The Last Dance For Me.

Umm Michael buble has at least to get top 20 come on his voice is pure gold and he definitely beats Justin Bieber by a long shot.

No offense meant but don't say a word another about Tay Tay and Michael deserves it

Voice of Christmas

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88Carrie Underwood

Incredible range and voice. She really expresses the emotions of a song. Definitely the best country singer out there and probably top 10 of all singers.

Definitely one of the best female singers out there! - italianajuliana

Carrie is amazing and her range is amazing and I love her songs. Country definitely has soul to it, and she shows that!

She has an outstanding voice. All of her songs are outstanding. She is an amazing country singer

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89Tamer Hosny

Best singer alive today. The KING! Easily better than Michael Jackson! Obviously, Michael Jackson has got no nose... Laugh out loud! Tamer Hosny will beat anyone! Anyone, trust me. - anony

He is most popular singer in the middle east
He is Egyptian
And he is known in middle east as king of generation
He has 8 singing albums albums as he is also acting he has 3 films
And he is composing songs and also writing songs for him self and for anther singers

Tamer hossny is the star Almnrba the sky Arabic singing as he was able to reach its position has not reached many of the artists who work in the area long ago tamer hossny deserved to win and deserves to be up to first place it has genuine talent and good sense of the delicate and good performance, I love tamer With all my heart - biglove1234

He is one of the best singers he should be between 1 20

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90David DraimanDavid Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.

Wow how is he so low... He should be top ten... He actually sings about real things and come on an get up and get down with the sickness

Davids scream makes me having goose bumps. Great voice and great songs from Disturbed.

Draiman have very clear and strong voice and I thought he will be in the top 15 but of course pop-stars must be higher. It's just hall of fame list

This is bull snit yes snit and the world knows it he should be in the top 20

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91Myles KennedyMyles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

84? Are you kidding? Eminem? JUSTIN BIEBER? OMG Guys... The world falls to pieces... Who can vote Justin Bieber more than Myles Kennedy? Bah...

I have to say that I'm not exactly a fan of Myles Kennedy's voice, I'm not a fan of AB either, but it's impossible to deny what a great singer he is. He truly has an impressive vocal range, making it some times hard to believe it's the same person singing a whole song with parts where he sounds so different. Live he's outstanding, giving, most of the times, almost perfect or even perfect performances which are charged with emotion. I just had to vote for him.

Myles musical ability far outmatches anyone on this list. You cannot even compare these people to him.

OH MY GOD this list is a sham. He deserves the top ten at least... Too many fangirls voting.

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92Meat LoafMichael Lee Aday is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor usually known by his stage name Meat Loaf.

Meat has a wonderful voice, sings with passion, has a charismatic presence on stage, still packs arenas after more than 35 years, yet still has humility and is unfailingly gracious to his fans. Puts him at number 1 for me.

Meat Loaf is WAY too low on this list. In fact, there are way too many phenomenal singers too low, this list is terrible. - BraveNewWorld

The power shown in "Bat out of Hell" contrasted with his perfect control in "I'd Do Anything For Love" puts him above everyone else for me.

God, I'm sick of seeing so many so-called artists here above Meat Loaf and other legendary voices, this world is defective...

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93David GilmourDavid Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

Come on people he is way better then some of the pop singers given above just check his skill, save voice when he was 20 and now way above 60. God gifted guitarist soulful singer I was surprised how he was not on the list let alone below some very people he inspired. Take my advice listen to On an island on YouTube you will thank me...

The best song writer and someone who understands the feel of the music

I am insulted that he is lower than artists like Drake and Lil Wayne. 116 yet Pink Floyd are the 7th highest selling band in history. His lyrics in Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb are flawless. Sure Rodger was the mind behind the prime of Pink Floyd but Gilmour was the man who could perform those songs like no other.

Come on! 90?! Seriously people? This isn't happening. He's so better than many of those pop singers above. Its shocking to see him this low. He's such a great singer and had many brilliant performances. He inscribed every little sentiment and emotion in his music. - LightningBlade

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94VitasVitaliy Vladasovich Grachov, known professionally as Vitas, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He sings mainly in Russian. His music is often difficult to categorize, incorporating elements of techno, dance, classical, jazz, and folk music.

His voice is special, and he's the best performer I've ever seen my life

A unique voice with astonishing range. This talented Russian singer is also a gifted songwriter and composer. The depth of emotion he gives to his songs reaches into your very soul. He will move you you, brighten your mood, or bring you to tears, but he will never leave you untouched. Once you fully experience him, you will never be the same.

He is not only a great singer but also he inspire good feelings. I can listen him for the rest of my life.

This man is in a category of his own when it comes to talent, range, control, note holding...He's unsurpassed, every singer on this list above him is strictly because of fanboy votes...Vitas is the best

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95MorrisseySteven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May, 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author, rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band - which was active from 1982 to 1987 . Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career making the top ten of the UK singles more.

Simply the most unique voice of all time. There is so much passion in his voice. His voice is like no other before or since. How can anybody take this list seriously when you have Rhydian at number three?

Morrissey: his solo stuff isn't the best but the work in the Smiths was brilliant!

ICON - Needs to be top 10 this list is appalling

How is he not higher, chris Martin beat him CHRIS MARTIN

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96Ella FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

Oh my gosh. This is ridiculous. On what planet are Drake, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Justin BEIBER, AND NICKI MINAJ better than ELLA FITGERALD!? Her voice was liquid gold and her range was far better than any modern pop singer. All you have to be able to do as a pop singer is not be tone deaf, and they can auto tune the rest. Rappers just have to be able to talk fast, and this list is for the best SINGERS of all time. Come on guys.

I think a lot of people here are too young,.. Maybe they don't even know who she is... - ChatonNoir

now i can see that here votes people with no idea of music
ella rocks

A voice of pure gold, should be up in the top ten.

One of the best singers of all time. Has a voice like silk

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97Billie HolidayEleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.

Before I start this I would like to mention the fact that someone's favourite singer is subjective, however a "best" singer is decided by in my opinion, innovation and talent.

Alright here is what really grinds my gears, so many talentless "singers" are ahead of one of the most talented Jazz singers period. Nicki Minjaj? Madonna? Chris Brown? Rihanna? Arianna Grande? I could on for days but I think you get the point. Even two of my favourite singers on Bob Dylan and Thom Yorke are above Billie and even that upsets me. Why?

Billie Holidays ability to interpret songs and manipulate them into the most honest sounding and personal songs ever is completely undervalued on this list. Listen to songs like I'm a Fool to Want You or I Get Along Without You Very Well and you will understand what I saying.

Another one of Holidays strengths was her ability to adapt to her changes in voice. It's clear that there is a decline in power in her vocals from her ...more

I highly recommend her to you the precursor of all soul sisters

This list is messed up. Billie Holiday sang from the heart and added her own take on every song she sang. She should be in the top 20 at the least.

A voice that can spellbound you. Wonderful sad songs... Predecessor to a lot of soul singers - ChatonNoir

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98Serj TankianSerj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

Empty walls, gate 21, sky is over, all belong to a unique voice.

The most astonishing voice I've ever heard. Definitely the best Armenian musician.

he has veriety and definitely unique OUT OF THE WORLD

Amazing singer.

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99James Brown

Seriously? #152? Wow, all of you britany spears and lady gaga fanboys/girls need to get your heads out of the proverbial arse of the modern music industry and become enlightened to the king of soul! This may be a bit of a culture shock to you, due to the gaping chasm of class seperating so-called "singers" and true musicians being so unfathomably wide that I weep at the very thought of how they are recognised as todays greats. Classics such as "mans world" are both beautiful and poignent, sending chills to my very core. With such a mastery of tone and pitch, added with iconic performances and personna, I can only hope his music can still thrive amongst the garbage of today.

James Brown was a great singer for Motown. Michael Jackson thought of him as a role model. I can tell because Michael went to his funeral. Now both of them are in heaven, resting peacefully with God.

If it wasn't for this legend, there would be no, and I mean NO michael jackson. Michael jackson is my favorite singer but I have to thank James brown for this reason

Rolling Stone had this man in their top 10 singers of all time and on this list is further down than Haley Williams and Carrie Underwood this is HILARIOUS and I believe the man THAT INFLUENCED THE NUMBER 1 ON THE LIST IS 98

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100Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

I am shocked where Jeff is, he is clearly one of the greatest singers of all time. I would say No. 1
His voice was so powerful and full of emotion and also had and unbelievable range. This is someone withoiut vocal training like most the fake people on this list. It doesn't matter how many records these people sold! its how beautiful the music and lyrics are. Jeff should at least be in the top 10... - Adam0209M

All you people should be ashamed of yourselves to not have Jeff Buckley even in the top 10. No-one has a better, more beautiful voice than Jeff and he should definitely be No. 1

Undoubtedly the best ever - would have been should have been a global superstar had he lived, His legacy albeit brief contains everything and more in musical genres and styles -far more than any other singer check it out -blues, jazz, punk, rock, chanteuse, qawwali, folk, indie, grunge, opera, hymnal poetry...

His slow paced singing voice is amazing - zxm

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