Top 10 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 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.

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

Grew up with the music, a joyous memory

oh come on how is she not number 1?

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.

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.

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.
7 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.

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

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

She is really funny

Fat fat you are fat

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.

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.

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

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

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

9 Meat Loaf Michael Lee Aday, better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice and theatrical live shows.

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 my favorite singer ever.

He's the original fat man.

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

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".

He inspires me so much! His voice is amazing!

Winner of American Idol Season 2

So pro, no one can best him!

The Contenders

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.

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

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

15 Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
16 Frenchie Dy
17 Adnan Sami Khan
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.
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