Best Overweight Singers

These larger then life singers are some of the best but don't get recognize due to the paper thin ones. Who is your favorite?

The Top Ten

1 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.

I love Aretha Franklin so much. She is a great singer

oh come on how is she not number 1? - aman28

R.I.P. Aretha

2 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

So overweight - RnBLover

3 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists.

Luther Vandross is Great singer

4 Barry White Barry White
5 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
6 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.
7 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

Great singer... Beautiful Woman

8 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Oh dear Adele you should go to weight loss camp,pretending you've lost weight and concealing your massive hips in skintight dresses if losing at least a pound putting it back on again after taking your son to pizza express or taking your husband to a fancy restaurant

She was a little chubby, but lost all the weight!

She is really funny

Voice of an angel.

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9 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano 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.

By far the best singer & not only in the overweight category.

There isn't a singer, past or present, young or old, who sings as well as or better than Luciano Pavarotti.

At well over 350 pounds, he was still not as big as "Is", but Pavarotti was simply the best singer ever, regardless of weight.

Fat, thin or somewhere between, no one's voice compares to the mighty Luciano Pavarotti's incredible voice. His voice is the best of all time.

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10 Meatloaf

He's the original fat man.

He's my favorite singer ever.

Best ever showman. In the words of Jim Steinmann, he brings rock and opera together. Seen him live a few times, best concerts I've EVER been to!

The Contenders

11 Ruben Studdard Ruben Studdard Christopher Ruben Studdard, is an American R&B, pop and gospel singer. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar".

So pro, no one can best him! - kapikapi

He inspires me so much! His voice is amazing!

Winner of American Idol Season 2

12 Cass Elliot

1. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I screamed at The Mamas and the Papas. 2. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I was screaming and crying when I heard The Mamas and the Papas. 3. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I pictured her crying when I screamed at The Mamas and the Papas. 4. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I was hysterical crying about The Mamas and the Papas. 5. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I got bent out of shape when I heard The Mamas and the Papas. 6. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I freaked out when I heard The Mamas and the Papas. 7. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I busted The Mamas and the Papas' chops when I heard them.

1. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I screamed at her. 2. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I was screaming and crying when I heard her. 3. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I pictured her crying when I screamed at her. 4. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I was hysterical crying when I heard her. 5. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I got bent out of shape when I heard her. 6. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I freaked out when I heard her. 7. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I busted her chops when I heard her.

The real reason why I was screaming and hysterical crying about the stinking Mamas and the stinking Papas is because Cass Elliot was way too FAT and way too ROUND.

Cass Elliot did NOT have a sultry voice. Cass Elliot had a terrible voice.

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13 Jack Black Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious ...read more.

Just listen to Master Exploder.

14 Martha Wash

You know her from the weather girls (it's raining men) and black box (everybody, everybody, strike it up) and c and c music factory (sweat now). Although she wasn't given credit because she was too big.

15 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Israel Kamakawiwo'ole Israel "Iz" Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole translation: "The Fearless Eyed"; May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997, also called Bruddah Iz, was an American musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty activist.

Incredible Voice, and undoubtedly the fattest guy to ever grace an album cover. Sang the incredible rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow featured on "50 first dates. "
Sadly Israel is now singing with a heavenly choir.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow moves me to tears every time :( - RiffandMagenta

I listen to over the rainbow whenever I am upset and it makes me smile. Every time.

16 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
17 Frenchie Dy
18 Adnan Sami Khan
19 Rita MacNeil

I cannot believe that Rita wasn't on here she is a beautiful singer

20 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Don't be ridiculous! Tina Turner has never been overweight!

21 Beth Ditto
22 Kate Smith
23 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

Is this a joke? - 445956

24 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

I don't remember Ed being overweight. Since when has he been overweight? - Ilovestephanie

25 Leslie West Leslie West
26 Susan Boyle Susan Boyle Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
27 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor
28 The Notorious B.I.G The Notorious B.I.G Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.
29 Alison Moyet Alison Moyet Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.
30 Buster Bloodvessel
31 Dj Khaled Dj Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.
32 CeeLo Green CeeLo Green Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, known professionally as CeeLo Green, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
33 Blake Shelton Blake Shelton Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin".
34 Jordan Smith
35 Baby Huey
36 Tad Doyle
37 Josh Fischel
38 Tim Maia
39 Jessica Mauboy Jessica Mauboy
40 Nabeel Shuiel Nabeel Shuiel
41 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur .
42 Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.

He's a whole lot fatter than being overweight.

43 Big Boi Big Boi
44 Missy Elliott Missy Elliott Melissa Arnette Elliott is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.
45 Kelly Price Kelly Price Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
46 Alabama Shakes
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