Best Male Frontmen

The Top Ten

Freddie Mercury (Queen) Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

Once you've seen freddie on stage performing, you are enticed by him and you feel every little emotion that he feels. No one, i repeat NO ONE can or has ever portray the mood of a song like freddie could. He is a legend, and all legends should be admired and praised for what they've accomplished. Even Mike Meyers commented on Freddie by saying 'This is a god who walks as man.' R.I.P. Freddie, we'll never forget...

Freddie Mercury was a remarkable phaenomenon. He sang in various octaves using all his effort. He had a falsetto which could make a deaf person able to hear again. He performed in a unique way using all possible space on stage, making crowds of thousands attendants staring at him for hours. He gained the fans with his personality and despite the fact that he was homosexual he lead a rock band (a classic str8 dream) in such a success that never ever found in other "str8" frontmen. And that says a lot about who deserves the title.

Freddie is amazing to watch on stage. I know every move he made in Live Aid performance by heart (the little blow he did at the end of "We are the Champions" ending with "...of the world..." just rocks my world! ). Everything he did on stage was to enthrall his fans and we loved him... today still.
I really don't think any other singer has this many fans absolutely adore him even this long after his death. It shows the quality of showmanship he possessed... and that VOICE! He deserves to be number 1

Why is this guy not at the top? He had more stage presence in one hair of his iconic moustache than Jon and the rest of Bon Jovi has combined (and I happen to like Bon Jovi)! His voice and the way it just blended with the instruments of the other band members, the songwriting, the stage theatrics... it all combined to make one heck of a frontman. If you need proof that he's better than Gackt (and I like him/Malice Mizer too) and Jon Bon Jovi, watch Queen's performance at Live Aid.

Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

NUMBER 1. robert plant's bluesy vocals are the best. freddie was born with a really high range but robert has to scream to hit the high notes, which makes him more talented.

Robert is deffinetly the best frontman of all time. With his beautiful, unique voice, his charisma and his undeniable ability to put on a wonderful show and interpret the Led Zeppelin songs with such passion that you would think he's singing them for the very first time, he is truly a ROCK GOD.

When he was with Zeppelin he had it all, his stage presence was incredible, his voice so unique and so dam sexy. Robert and Jimmy had this 6th sense thing going on, hell the whole band did, they would stretch a song to 20 minutes with melodies and all meet back to the original song at the same time, it was awesome to watch, nobody did that. Robert Plant knows how to capture the audience like no other and his music since Zep has been awesome. Number 1 frontman.

There's no way Freddie outdoes Robert. Robert Plant is such a spectacle to watch live, his motions work with the dynamic of the song, and even when he isn't moving he has such a stage presence. Not to mention he's such a great singer. Freddie always sounded so bouncy and flamboyant and never quite reached the level of intensity of emotion that Robert could reach, even in Bohemian Rhapsody.

I disagree with you, in many ways Freddie is better than Robert Plant. Don't worry though, because Robert is still amazing. I think he should be a little higher, and besides Freddie Mercury, the wrong people are above him. Also I don't think you listened to enough Queen songs if you're going to claim that, and I especially disagree with you on that last part. But Plant is awesome. - LarryLarrington

Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Mick jagger is a pretty cool guy at least he is not copying other people

I think Jagger should be number 1. I know others wouldn't agree because some prefer Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, James Brown etc and that's understandable. But Mick is still surely top 5 in that scenario. But Jared Leto? Come on people!
Who even is he?

He should be number one. He owns the stage and gives the best performance I have ever seen - over and over again.

Oh come on this man has twice (or more) the charisma of jared leto, the confidence of freddie mercury and a very very very very unique voice

Lauri Ylonen Lauri Ylönen is a Finnish singer-songwriter, best known as the frontman of the Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus.

Who the hell is this guy?

because it is an excellent songwriter and singer! has one of the most privileged voices and talent fills the air. He has lent his voice to other groups successfully and even composed for a movie. One of the personalities who earns more money in Finland and that has contributed most to the Finnish econimia. Definitely deserves this job!

We vote him because he has such a beautiful voice and when he write a song, he puts all his feelings and open his heart and in combination with the rest of the guys of the band (Aki, Pauli and Eero)they create the best band in this world: THE RASMUS!

LIVE PROMISES- THE RASMUS OFFICIAL FANS CLUB - ARGENTINA

he's the best singer and most beautiful so funny and also great person with AKI EERO and PAULI are thes best band THE RASMUS 4ever and after vote for him RASMUSER@S :D he will win I know =)

Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) Paul 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.

Agreed. This list is bogus. It;s all about popularity. Saw him live, he was jumpin all over the place. Put on a truly awesome show

Has one of the greatest and most powerful voices in rock n' roll history, and he still has it even in his later years.

No one else runs around like this guy and still sings perfect

I just don't understand how it is even possible that Bruce Dickinson, James Hetfield and Axl Rose are behind Michael Jackson.

James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Hetfield is number 6 and some Lauri Ylonen is in front of him? That's insane. James should be number One. Okay, maybe number Two behind Freddie. But that's that. And besides, Freddie was (mainly) only a singer. James is a awesome guitarist!

He is the Number One. Heavy singing, dark lyrics, fast and accurate right hand strumming the guitar strings. Other frontmen are also great, but they're only singers. James is the Devil!

Agreed! Hetfield should be number one! He is a Legend of thrash unlike anyone else on the list... Except freddie to a legend.. But anyway
How is he 8? And behind all these people? Like who is the number one? And bon jovi sucks! And people vote jackson, why? Right he died! If he didn't he wouldn't be in that spot, or in the top ten.

He sings like a beast! but also he is the best rhythm guitarist in the whole world! Not too many people can do that, and nobody can do that as good as Jamie! Metallica is one of the best bands in history thanks to him.

Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.

Roger is really underrated on this list along with sting, eddie vedder, dave grohl, billy corgan, jim morrison and steven tyler.

So charismatic and handsome. Keith and Pete were always present with their wacky stage antics but there was always something about Roger that remained the center of attention.

Roger Daltrey is the best frontman of all time.. The very best voice. See Woodstock - See Me, Feel Me. You will agree. No contest!

How the hell is this man ranked so low? I cannot believe many of the names ahead of him.

Roger was the first 'proper' rock frontman, along with Mick Jagger. Fellow great frontmen like Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury were influenced by him (Plant especially).

What puts Roger above the lot of them, for me, is how he shared the stage with two legendary rock showmen with massive stage presence in Pete Townshend and Keith Moon.

The likes of Jagger, Plant and Mercury never had such fearsome competition from within their own bands for attention on stage. Roger did. And he more often than not won.

Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Most influential and he's legendary because of his controversy and music. Though his music isn't the hardest, they were hard in their time and was nevertheless great. He's awesome and he did point out several things that changed rock history forever: legends come to an end and rock is about sex and drugs. I believe all rock stars got the idea about sex, drugs and rock and roll from Jim Morrison, being among the first. He's got a wild personality and a great singing voice. He could also come up with the best lyrics and meanings to songs. He's a legend!

Jim Morrison is a very sexy, creative frontman. I love it when I would watch clips of The Doors performing live and would see Jim wearing black boots and tight, sexy leather pants. He also makes me melt when I would hear him say one of his poems and would hear him sing

The original bad boy of rock and roll. Jagger changed his whole persona after seeing Morrison. I remember the Stones on Ed Sullivan in their little sailor suits. This is where Jagger didn't have the balls to sing the original lyrics to a Rolling Stones song. "Let's spend some time together? " That was great Mick.

Anyone who has studied rock music will agree that Jim Morrison was the first (and still one of the best) "frontmen" - as we now know the term.

Kurt Cobain (nirvana) Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

R.I. p mr cobain grunge will live forever we all miss you and we know your watching dave from heaven

kurt is the voice of my generation!He spoke his heart and mind out and not for selling records to these trendyasses!! He is the voice of those who suffers in this terrible world of violence and prejudice!

Kurt Cobain had something that so many others try to imitate. As I type this he is placed at #18, but will always be #1 to me. Love you forever Kurt xo

Kurt Cobain was such a talented frontman and person in general so how come he's at rank 17? He put on amazing shows which often involved the smashing of guitars at the end. Rest In Peace My Angel, You are Sorely Missed :'(

David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

He was extremely charismatic. He wasn't the greatest singer, but could captivate an audience. I will give a nod to Freddie Mercury and Paul Stanley. But both Paul and Freddie were better singers than Diamond Dave. With low vocal ability Dave could captivate an audience like the other two could not have done without the voices.

One of the greatest frontmen and entertainers of all time, no one can do a show as 'Diamond' David Lee Roth! Split leaps, kicks, and his one and only voice is what a real Heavy metal frontman is made of! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the originall, the one and only: David Lee Roth!

David Lee Roth got the crowd going evertime he put on a live show doing high flying ariel spin kicks doing and split leap off the drum stage.
This man is legendary when it comes to performance live.

A frontman should be charismatic, able to draw the spotlight to himself, while commanding the attention of the audience, and Diamond Dave was a master at it.

The Contenders

Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Axl Rose is the frontman of the most dangerous band in the world. He sings, plays piano, rant about what is happening in his life, he controls the audience to see if there is somebody that will get hurt. Many people think that he is dumb, but they are just hypocrites unlike Axl who is very real in his action and words. He didn't fake any single thing that he did.

Axl rose should be #1 How IS HE 9TH! And guns n roses is the greatest band of all tim so plase fix this

Is the best frontman easily. He shows a lot of passion on stage and is the heart of GnR.
1. Axl Rose
2. Freddie Mercury(R. I. P)
3. Steven Tyler
4. Jon Bon Jovi
5. Kurt Cobain(R. I. P)

Axl Rose Is Without A Doubt Rocks Greatest Frontman. It ia a disgrace and insult to rock to see jared leto bon jovi etc at ther top of this list

Tom Chaplin (Keane) Thomas Oliver Chaplin, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer, best known for being the lead vocalist of British alternative rock band Keane.

Tom's one of the best nowadays Frontmen! For me he's unique! He's a brilliant singer, with such a powerful and stunning vocal range. His Live performances are awesome and magical, his voice sounds exactly as on the records, perhaps even more amazing, as he sings with so much passion and gives his all heart & soul on stage. He's genuine and so very sincere, doesn't hide any emotion and creates with the crowd such an unique bond of complicity and also something even more rare, I believe - a bond of love! Not forgetting that he can sing with the same flawlessness an energetic rock tune or a heavenly ballad - his voice comes directly from heaven, for sure!

Tom's voice is one of the most beautiful, pure and powerful I've ever heard. He is able to brilliantly sing all kinds of songs, to reach the hardes notes, to sound even better live that on records, which is TRULY something nowadays, and to sing for a whole room without even needing a microphone. As if that wasn't enough, he has an incredible stage presence and an amazing way of really connecting with the crowd and of making you feel that you are an important part of the moment.

Tom Chaplin is, in my opinion, the male Adele. No, I don't at all mean that he looks like her or something like that, but his voice is flawless, powerful, and almost indescribable. I truly believe he has one of the best voices of the decade. Aside from is voice, Tom is a fantastic live performer, still hitting every note on stage, and to top it off, he has enormous stage-presence.

Tom is an extraordinary talent. His vocal control with regard to intonation and phrasing is remarkable at minimum. Tom is able to take on not only the repertoire of his own ensemble and elevate it to the level of high art, but he has proven that the is able to do this with the band's covers of a number of other standards in the rock repertoire, such as U2s "With or Without You, " a cover that transcends even Bono's original. His vocal range is rare for any frontman, and the clarity of his vocal timbre is unheard of, particularly in his upper tessitura. Certainly, he is the best frontman of our time.

Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.

Are you actually joking...17th? Wow, people don't know true talent when they see it, this man could scream, this man knew how to live the rock lifestyle, he knew how to write, he knew how to write a song and by god... HE KNEW HOW TO SING! He deserves at least top 5, along with, Freddie Mercury, Robert plant, Jim Morrison and Mick Jagger!

What is this? Come on he should be number one. He can front a band better then anyone that has ever been born. He could sing and write like a god, he is god. Just like the other guy wrote, Bon is the reason why I love rock. Salute

Bon Scott is the best frontman, he had a great voice, he brought plenty of energy, and he put on a show. Some of these singers just stand there at the microphone and shake their ass.

Bon Scott was a true frontman of rock n roll as well as Brian Johnson. Jim Morrison was great too, him and Bon went too soon RIP

Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Not a huge fan of 30 Seconds to Mars, but I have to admit that Leto is a very skilled vocalist with a great voice and range.

One amazingly talented individual. He seriously has no competition with these others. His vibe, energy and overall compassion for music is flawless.

He is insanely talented you have no idea what this man is capable of. He cares about the echelon an the environment, animals, less-fortunate people. He is more than just a pretty face.

He seriously can't be compared wit others... He's unique.. Just like their band... Just like their music... UNIQUE.

Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

Should be at number one, this is absolutely ridiculous, jared leto? Whats with the obsession of him? Jonathan davis? Influential on metal but not for his stage presence, at 64 steven tyler is still enertaining crowds, look at videos of him in the 80's and he was in his late 30's early 40's, without him there is no axl rose or energetic glam frontmen, he knows how to enertain a crowd, plus aerosmith is amazing, so stoked to see them on tour this summer

One voice and crazy ass flips and jumps on stage that will never be forgotten!

He is the king, his voice is from heaven. He should be at least in top 3.

Out of Gas Now but they were wicked back in the Day,

Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Absolutely great frontman, one of the best ever, he is perfect connection the largest emotions, awesome timbre of voice, great passion, peaceful messages, sense of humour and great charisma

It is really strange that people I have never heard of are ahead of this legend and his awesome band. Will people 500 years from now remember Tom Chaplin and Villegas Valo? Bono is arguably number one. Top five is indisputable.

He is awesome, not only does he have a great voice but also he has done loads of work regarding Africa and peace in Ireland.

17?! Are you kidding me? Definitely top 5 all time. No doubt.

Ville Valo (HIM) Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

Beautiful man, beautiful singer/songwriter and the man is intelligent which is very refreshing in a lead singer of a band. He knows what he wants and wont compromise on his standards. VERY underestimated songwriter, his songs can bring me to tears, make me scream and smile, and his music is the only thing that gets me through the day at times when I need something that will bring me out of my depths of despair cause he has been there too, its like he senses what us fans feel too. Hey I could go on forever praising this wonderful man, but unless you listen to him and HIM yourself you will never understand what I'm talking about... In our eyes he is NUMBER ONE!

Ville Valo's ability to be the best at everything that the lead singer and songwriter should be he can provoke the emotion of the song with his gestures and mannerisms on stage and in music videos. Ville's vocal range is also one of his many talents he mainly is a baritone singer but he can hit high notes as well which is an amazing feat to accomplice.

Ville Valo is witty, charismatic and just someone who you can relate to on one level or another. He bears his heart and feelings in his music and lyrics and allows you to peer into the deep ends of his soul in the songs. His voice is magnificent in the range that it can cover, and he is a rare talent that you get very very rarely specially in these times.

I don't know if he is the best frontman, I don't know what this implies, but for sure he is The Best! Everytime I think about Ville or HIM I have the feeling that we only see the top of the iceberg, which is by the way undeniably sublime. Though, there remains unveiled an overwhelming talent and potential. Precious and beloved

Steve Perry (Journey) Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

Steve Perry is the most amazing singer I have ever heard, and he is responsible for co-writing many timeless hits. Journey is well known for their long and strenuous tours. Perry was able to not only sing every night, but each night he reached heights which most singers can only dream of. Along with his seemingly endless range, Steve Perry was capable of singing with such emotion so as to give life to each song. He raised the bar for live performances, singing each song with near perfection, and usually better than the studio versions. To not appreciate what Perry has done is a sad thing.

Ok I am going to say right now, any spot other than top 3 is a plain insult to this guy. There are few frontman that have ever lived that had as much vocal range as Perry. The guy was an amazing vocalist to say the least.

I have been a huge fan of Journey for so many years and I don't think Steve is appreciated enough. He will always be my favorite singer and his voice is second to none.

Stellar vocals and so sexy! He can kill any song.

Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Ozzy is arguabley the greatest and Eddie Vedder, chester from linkin park, sting, and jon bon jovi are ahead of him? Ugh that makes my stomach hurt knowing theres people who believe that

Shoots water guns and throws water guns on the crowd, treats the stage as the gym, and to top it off bites the head off of animals

Ozzy should definitely be higher on the list
who else bites the heads off live animals on stage

Number 15? Have you seen this guy? Sure Freddie, Mick, and Robert will always be the top three frontmen, but have you seriously seen this guy? He is a very, interesting frontman that needs to be higher up

Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

Theres no competing with Chester's screaming and singing, truly the best.

He is the best.. He is unique and has got own style.. His voice is like legendry and he puts his 100% in every stage performance..

Chester is simply amazing in all ways! His voice is a true reflection of this...Rock on!!!

Should be above that overrated Jared Leto...

Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

The best child/male frontman ever.. all because when you see him with his band called the jackson 5, it always send you smiling with fascination and adoration... all because he is so young and so cute but he can pull up a voice that's so far from his age, he dances like an expert even at 7... he can already groove like that of James Brown's and many other influences by just merely looking and observing them plus with an age not more than 10

Michael Jackson... oh ya... The best frontman... he knew how to get a crowd interested in what he had to offer... his sex appeal, his genuine love for the stage and giving his 100 effort in every show. He was a leader and a genius showman for sure... RIP love xo him forever

His voice is just unique and make me feel loved when I was alone. Many people don't understand him and judge because they believe everything they read in magazines. He was an amazing artist and person, and also have a really special place in my heart
I'll never forget you Mike

I was going to vote for Ville Valo (HIM) because his voice is so unique, amazing and awesome but Michael Jackson is my life long idol and I love him to pieces!

Morten Harket Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released ten studio albums and topped the charts internationally after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985.

Morten is the best male voice on earth, he deserves the first place. He gives wings to a song. Let one of the vocalist in the list here sing an a-ha song, maybe "Summer Moved On" or "Hunting High And Low", I'm sure they all will fail. A-ha songs are so difficult and complicated to sing and Morten is so perfect in giving this songs a soul

Morten might not be a big entertainer, but he has an unique voice and that "special something" that blows you away

He was, is and will always be the number 1. He is the best male voice on earth. Freddie Mercury and Morten should be number 1 in this list because both have an amazing vocal range and so much emotion in their voices. By the way, Morten is also the most beautiful men/singer.

No one is able to sing like Morten Harket! No need other words!

Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Come on how is fred durst ahead of this man? Halford has more talent in his pinky than durst has in his entire body!

Halford is the man!

Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

He is the best frontman ever. Jon knows the best how to entertain the audience and put on an excellent show.

Jon is the best frontman ever! He rocks the stadium with 70.000 fans and all have a great party. And he make that you think he is singing only for you. He is amazing!

Damn, he may not be as musically talented as many other singers are, but he can put on one hell of a show

One of the few rockers who actually got better looking with age. Wow.

Matt Bellamy (Muse)

Matt bellamy is by far the most diverse, orginal musician of the 21st century as his guitar and piano skills are off the charts.

but muse have become the best live show in the world in the last ten years though they would never admit it.

if you don't believe it watch the live performances of plug in baby, newborn and knights of cydonia

I don't even need to say why Matt Bellamy is the most incredible frontman. Have you not SEEN him in concert? I can't believe he's 20th, he should be first and those of you who didn't vote for Matt are just... Just oblivious.

He plays the guitar like a god, plays piano that is actually mosh-worthy, sings like an angel and is an overall amazing human being!

matt bellamy makes everyones life better, so he should be number one

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