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.

She wasn't overweight in her day. As you can clearly see from the picture. - RobertWisdom

Grew up with the music, a joyous memory

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

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

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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.

Overweight? - RobertWisdom

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 Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer.
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.

She was only overweight on American Idol. - RobertWisdom

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.

Not overweight. - RobertWisdom

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!

Adele I do like you and you are pretty but you are fat

She is really funny

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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.

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.

I wonder who the best underweight singer is.

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10 Meatloaf

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

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!

He's the original fat man.

He's my favorite singer ever.

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

Why did this person write 20 comments and repeat the same thing? We got it from one comment that you hate her. - Alkadikce

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.

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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 Frenchie Dy
17 Adnan Sami Khan
18 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.
19 Rita MacNeil

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

20 Beth Ditto
21 Kate Smith
22 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.

She has never beem overweight. - RobertWisdom

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

23 Alison Moyet Alison Moyet Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.
24 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.

Not a Beyonce fan but do you not see how flat her stomach is? - RobertWisdom

Is this a joke? - 445956

25 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.

Your an amazing singer

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

26 Meghan Trainor 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.
27 Leslie West 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.
28 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.
29 Tim Maia
30 Buster Bloodvessel
31 The Notorious B.I.G 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.

Not a singer. - RobertWisdom

32 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.

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 Alabama Shakes
36 Baby Huey
37 Dj Khaled Dj Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.

Not a singer - RobertWisdom

38 CeeLo Green CeeLo Green Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, known professionally as CeeLo Green, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
39 Lizzo
40 Tad Doyle
41 Josh Fischel
42 Jessica Mauboy Jessica Mauboy
43 Nabeel Shuiel Nabeel Shuiel
44 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

Not a singer - RobertWisdom

45 Big Boi Big Boi

Not a singer - RobertWisdom

46 Missy Elliott Missy Elliott Melissa Arnette Elliott is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.

Shes not overweight anymore. - RobertWisdom

47 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.
48 Rihanna Rihanna 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.

Rhianna is a skinny Minnie. Whoever added this is trolling. - RobertWisdom

49 JonTron JonTron
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