1 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.
She wasn't overweight in her day. As you can clearly see from the picture. - RobertWisdom
I love Aretha Franklin so much. She is a great singer
oh come on how is she not number 1? - aman28
Grew up with the music, a joyous memory
2 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
3 Barry White
Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer.
4 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.
She was only overweight on American Idol. - RobertWisdom
5 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
Not overweight. - RobertWisdom
6 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.
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!
Adele I do like you and you are pretty but you are fat
She is really funny
8 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.
Greatest singer ever, whether overweight or not.
9 Meat Loaf
The best singer EVER and honestly I understand why he faints on stage because I perform a lot of his stuff and one after another is incredibly difficult especially Bat then Paradise but he is honestly one of the Rock greats
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!
10 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
? Elle King
Elle King is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues.
11 Cass Elliot
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 Frenchie Dy
16 Adnan Sami Khan
17 Ann Wilson
Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
18 Rita MacNeil
I cannot believe that Rita wasn't on here she is a beautiful singer
19 Beth Ditto
20 Kate Smith
21 Alison Moyet
Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.
22 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.
Your an amazing singer
23 Meghan Trainor
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.
24 Leslie West
Leslie West is an American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the hard rock band Mountain.
25 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.
26 Tim Maia
27 Buster Bloodvessel
28 The Notorious B.I.G
Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.
29 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.
30 Blake Shelton
Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin".
31 Jordan Smith
32 Baby Huey
Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.
34 CeeLo Green
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, known professionally as CeeLo Green, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
Melissa Viviane Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is best known for her songs "Truth Hurts" and "Good As Hell".
36 Tad Doyle
37 Josh Fischel
38 Nabeel Shuiel
39 Rick Ross
William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
40 Big Boi
41 Missy Elliott
Melissa Arnette Elliott is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.
42 Kelly Price
Kelly Cherelle Price is a six-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.