Best Singers for Singing High NotesChoose the one that is truly the best! And deserving..
The Top Ten
David Phelps is an amazing tenor who was classically trained and received his vocal training at Baylor University. David sings with the Gaither Vocal Band and also does solo performances. Two of my all time favorite songs is an Italian Aria Nesun Dorma
The other all time favorite is O Holy Night. I think you will find that David has the best vocal range of any male vocalist ever.
David has the most amazing range. Breathtaking the way he sings from his soul with such passion. I listen to him over and over. My favorite (although it's hard to choose would have to be "The end of the beginning". Please never lose your angelic voice. I am your biggest fan. He is # 1
David has an amazing voice and is so expressive in his singing. His voice is smooth and he nails every note every time. He sings everything from southern gospel to pop to opera. He arranges a lot of the songs he sings as well as writing a lot of his songs with excellent lyrics. Best tenor I have ever heard.
Wow, his voice is crystal clear. He has a passion and a range you don't find in many singers. His voice has held through 50 years. He only gets better with time in my opinion. I can watch the same video 100 times and still be blown away--that's when you know it's special.
He has a fantastic voice with an incredible range of 5 octaves F2 - G7. His voice is flexible, strong, young and very beautiful. When he sings, his heart sinks and goose bumps goosebumps. He freely passes from the range to the Liapashchon: in the same song he can sing like a baritone, a tenor and a soprano. He is an excellent actor and each of his songs is a performance. Dimash is also a very handsome guy with the exterior of the model. - Sholpan
Hi is best singer in the world!
Dimash Kudaibergen. You should listen to him if you feel like hearing stunning high notes: amazingly beautiful, powerful and supersonic. His whistle register is impressive too. - AliceAlmaz
Absolute AMAZING god-hood singer. She was on another level compared to other vocalists in every aspect and way possible when it comes to singing. She had natural range that's big and strong. NO OTHER ARTIST has shown, not only the perplexing agility she possessed (almost bird-like), but the sheer range and control she "naturally" possessed in her chest voice without much effort. Really, I've never heard anyone able to take their chest voice up as high as she demonstrates consecutively, song after song in her hits and especially live performances with no hint of struggle. Her head voice is the most beautiful and focused I've ever heard in pop music. And this was all in her golden years.
She must be the first! She have strong voice than mariah!
The greatest voice of all time. She wouldn't be known as 'The Voice' for simply no reason. What Patti Labelle called "The 8th wonder of the world, " Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Houston.
Whitney Houston will never be 6? WHAT! She topped Mariah Carey. For anything Mariah Carey Should be second! Whitney Houston won and there is no doubts about it for me! Don't be whack saying oh she is better than Whitney.. THEIR NOT! ~ thanks
As Good as all the other singers in this list is, Mariah Carey is the better singer. She, for me, is a complete package. She can sing very low notes that I, a man, cannot reach (My all - last note) and she also have a very high range that makes any musician freeze, extremely powerful singer (O Holy night - the end of the chorus the first time and the verse afterwards. Mariah also has a really controlled whistle register that not all singers can sing or reach. The way she controls it really should make her the best singer in the world. (O Holy Night, I wanna no what love is, Emotions, etc. ). Here's a hint for all fans to note: If no one on this planet can sing a song that your favorite singer has performed or originated, then you know that he/she is special and one in a trillion. No one can perform Mariah carey songs like Mariah Carey does. Charice sings Whitney Houston and Celine Dion songs really well and they two are Mariah's most fierced rivals in singing. Based on that, I can ...more
I heard Mariah Carey singing Emotion. I have never heard anyone hit those high notes like she could. Her voice is a beautiful freak of God and nature.
It's Mariah Carey! Come on! Her high notes, among everything else about her, are legendary! You talk about high notes, you talk about Mariah Carey. It's self-explanatory. It's not even about opinion here, it's FACT that you either sing higher notes than other singers (such as those listed here) or you don't, and Mariah? She does! This cannot be disputed. And she delivers them flawlessly. Personal opinion means nothing when the facts are undeniable.
Mariah sings the highest notes and we all know it. She's a beautiful singer and I can't get "emotions" out of my head. I also love Ariana, Demi, and Michael but, I haven't heard them sing as high as Mariah. Not just that, Mariah rocks the low notes as well! The whistle note is hard for anyone to master especially adults. In my opinion, she sounds like an angel, even the whistle notes though they're annoying (and astonishing for you haters)! Go Mariah!
"High notes" meaning what? Screeching? Screaming? Whistle-register vocalise without words? Or genuine soprano upper-octave singing? For the latter, look no further that this young lady.
My heart rises into my throat every time Jackie Evancho presents those perfect, spot on, sustained high notes. No other singer can do that.
See her "Somewhere" duet with Barbra Streisand on YouTube or on websites all over the 'net (this has just been rediscovered from its 2011 PBS airing.
When this angelic young lady soars into her upper range, the sweet purity of her God-given angelic voice brings many people to shed tears of joy, or will at least bring a lump to your throat... unless you're into rappers and shouters! - Derk
Are you serious guys? Michael Jackson was able to sing over 4 scales, he had a powerful voice and also a very smooth one, but mostly he could sing notes even female singers could barely reach. He was a legend
I love MJ and he should definitely be higher up on this list. He can hit high notes with the best of the best, he should at least be right under Zayn Malik (sorry, MJ, you're still #1 in my heart, though).
Top tens has probably gone crazy or what Michael Jackson in 16 the rank have ever listened to his you are not alone they don't care about us human nature and many other songs he should be on #1
What an overrated singer he was! Not good at all.
Unlike many (but not everyone) on this list, he actually sings high notes, not singing and than digitally changing the pitch. Listen to Painkiller and Dreamer Deceiver by Judas Priest to hear what a REAL singer sounds like. His vocals now are not as good as they where when he was younger, but that’s because his voice has aged and he refuses to cheat his fans out at a real, 100% LIVE performance. And plus the fact that he can still do what he can do now is insane for a man his age.
Why is the metal god not in this list. He has some of the most epic screams in the History of Music. Example: Victim Of Changes, Dreamer Deciever, Painkiller, Blood Red Skies, Dissident Agressor, Beyond The Realms Of Death, The Ripper etc... He should at least be in the top 3.
One of the most underrated singers of all-time, only because he's in a metalband. His high-pitched screams songs like Victim Of Changes, Screaming For Vengeance en Dreamer Deceiver are almost unprecedented.
At least one thousand times better than Dimash what's his name - SoldierOfFortune
Ariana Grande is the best singer in the world. I'm not just saying this but she can sing so high like in her song breathin. Ari is also the pretties female on Earth right now and I which she could read this. My favorite album of hers is Thank,u next. I wish I looked like her and could sing like her. I don't understand why people hate her because I love everything about her. She's the best actress. I always look at her Facebook to see what she uploads new. Love her style. Wish more people could like her. Please vote for her and if you think this is true please like.
Shes awesome I know she only done like a few songs but wow her voice is amazing really I think shes awesome so vote this girl because shes got star quality and another thing shes great in victorious I believe shes GREAT AT SINGING...
She hasn't done "a few songs". She's written a lot of songs by now, I'm sure. - Absolite
Her voice is amazing, and I love everything about her. Love you Ariana
She has very smooth voice, her vocal skills are amazing - SHE IS AMAZING. Her songs are very emotional and beautiful.
What? Roger Taylor can reach higher notes than Freddie. Roger also sings the "Galileo" in Bohemian Rhapsody.
If we're talking about queen then roger taylor's voice can reach higher than mercury's
Higher by one note only. Just one. And there no many who got the diapason. - ilper
I honestly don't know how Freddie is so low on the scale. He should be number one. I bet I'm going to get people saying "Oh you're just old! Get with the times" I'm only 14 and I know he is amazing and is deserving of the number one spot"
Freddie mercury is the best.. Zayn malik before him is an insult.
No man can sing higher than Celine's beautiful voice. Screaming high notes isn't singing!
She has god-like voice which only she can produce! She is fallen angel with a purest voice in the world.
Celine can sing higher than any man and her pitch is always perfect.
All by myself,
power of love,
all time favorite!
no one can do better other than celine!
Listen to the high notes on Natural, Warriors and Radioactive. Many claim him to be grating because of these notes, but they don’t realize his note span there. - Bammer73
Zayn definitely has one of the strongest voices around in the music industry, and he doesn't even sing rock. He can surely do the highest notes especially for a guy!
He broke Demi Lovato's Recor of Strongest Live voice And Highest Note Live! ;D
Zayn does amazing high notes, especially for a guy. They're both consistant and... Well, very high. He's an amazing singer all around.
Hey the way he sings the high note is so AMAZING!. I don't any one can actually beat that but he is UNDER RATED!. so I do wish people get to know more about this guy and his wonderful voice in the coming years.
AND definitely check out his songs like LIKE I WOULD and dusk till dawn THEY'RE SO ADDICTING
Sissel deserves a comment here. After I heard her sing, everyone else went into the background. Her voice is crystal clear, and her range is outstanding. She is the ultimate crossover singer from the Beatles to opera to country to folk to pop to classical to gospel. Not only does she have an amazing voice, she looks like she enjoys singing. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but for me Sissel is #1 and always will be. She is also outstanding in duets and is great in harmonizing as well as taking the lead. I don't bother to mention comparing her to other singers, because I have and for me she is always my favorite.
From the first time I heard Sissel, I was a fan. I never get tired of hearing her sing. Her voice is crystal clear. When she sings, she doesn't strain to hit the high notes. She looks so relaxed and happy to be singing. She is the ultimate crossover from folk, to pop, to classical, to country, to opera to gospel to rock. She is better known in her country of Norway but has fans all over the world. I won't compare her to others on this list because everyone has his/her opinion. For me she is always the best. If you aren't familiar with her singing check out her version of "Over the Rainbow," "Shenandoah," "Climb Every Mountain," and "To God Be the Glory." She also sang the musical score for "Titanic."
I first saw Sissel on a Good Morning America program in 1997. I was struck immediately by her beautiful face... and, simply, fell in love with her. I have never forgotten or will forget that moment. Since then, I have followed her life, career and collected her music. She is not only a musical superlative but an extraordinary human being aiding many times in charitable work. I only wish we could clone her and have many Sissel's for generations to come.
Simply put she is, hands down, the greatest singer I have ever heard. This list is devoid of opera singers, too. So I take it with a grain of salt. I would concur if it were stated to be the greatest singer of high notes in pop music but it doesn't. Therefore, this list is flawed. I think Kiri Te Kanawa, Beverly Sills, Maria Callas and host of others like Jose Carras, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo also merit inclusion before some of the people mentioned. Opera isn't as popular as pop music but this is supposed to be about the best high note voices and nothing else. Thank you to whomever had the common sense to mention Sissel. She belongs at top of this list in my opinion.
I hope she can sing "can somebody tell me who I am" from Disney dinosaur as covered song.
He is a amazing vocal artist his high notes touches our heart how can produce such kind of voice..In American Idol he dominated all the contestants with his vocal power...In trespassing he'd hit 9-10 octave high notes...Zayn Malik is not even near him..hitting high notes he'd never harmonized his voice in singing...and when he is live on concerts he is mad...his high notes are awesome he makes us feel the song...that's why I like him
As the current lead singer of Queen, Adam is unequivocally one of the best vocalists or our generation. Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen both have commented on Adam's vocal range and talent. His ability to hit notes that even Freddie Mercury had difficulties reaching in a live performance. Adam has an innate ability to connect with his audience as well, making him the ultimate entertainer.
ADAM has a phenomenal Voice! His vocal range is insane & he can sing notes that other singers don't even know exist! ADAM should definitely be in the Top 5... there are others higher up on this list because ADAM's fans don't know about this poll... not because they (the other singers) can sing higher! The best thing about his singing is that it is so clear & crisp! He makes you want to keep listening & you never want him to stop! ADAM is the BEST! Both Brian May & Roger Taylor of QUEEN say that he's "one in a billion" & "a Gift From GOD"! That's why ADAM is currently touring with QUEEN all over the World & has been for the past 6+ years at their invitation! That sounds like a Great Endorsement to me!
Adam can interpret songs with depth and emotion, and he can also rock it out, or camp it up, or sing a dance song. He has that incredible range, and he has the technique, he has the charisma, and that makes him ideal for the Queen catalogue. He gets my top vote all the way around on vocals, because of the consistency in his delivery and superior technique. Obviously, Freddie Mercury should be high up there, and otherwise probably Dimash, who has his fanbase all over this survey already and does not need any more votes, lol. Alright, he is great too, but after that trio there should be a long pause, before any of the other male singers should come into play, in my opinion.
On female side, Whitney Houston, all the way, in my opinion.
No one can touch the King. Ariana Grande is a horrible singer who uses auto tune, and it is completely invalid to have her on the list. King's singing voice is his natural voice. Rob Halford is also really good (this is highlighted in the song "Painkiller") but not quite as amazing as King Diamond.
Let's get this straight. When it comes to high notes no sings higher than King Diamond. Harry Styles and Ariadne Grande use autotune and should be disqualified instantly. King Diamond is the true falsetto master.
Agreed, no one hits higher than the King.
Just listen King... self explanatory...
Kristin is an AMAZING singer! Her voice is just beautiful! She can sing notes that are super high - go listen to her singing "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide! She is full of talent.
Her voice is like bell clear and true, listen to the version of Silent Night in German the last note is astounding
If Patricia does not become an international opera star in a few more years, I do not see how anyone else can either. I only hope that at age 76 that I live long enough to see it happen!
Patricia last note was D3 in the German version of Silent Night she was 16 year old when that was recorded
She can hit notes pretty high she has a very soulful voice and melody.
She has an extremely soulful voice, and can sing high pretty well, but no that well. It's something else that captures the person who's listening. We are all beautiful.
Xtina is the queen! Anastasia could never beat her. Mariah is my second favorite, but neither artist could compare to my lovely beautiful bb Christina Aguilera! I've loved her since I was seven, and my love for her had stayed with me as life goes on. She is a phenomenon, a generation of music itself. Christina can sing anything. An angel is not enough to describe her voice. Some people hate her rasp, but I think it just makes her sound even more powerful. My dream is to meet her and/or do a duet with her. She's my idol, a very strong voice. Christina, I know you're probably not reading this, but if you are, I love you and you are my favorite, my inspiration. I will stand by you till the end of time, support you. I believe you are better than Whitney, Celine, Mariah, and Martina combined. Your voice is so soulful and amazing. It makes the hair on my spine prickle and stand erect. Team Xtina forever, you Suberb 4 octave singer! ~Jenna
Christina rocks! Laugh out loud!
She is such a blessed person! We all know she's super talented, even though she's still young and has a lot of things to learn. Her high notes blow me away! I know that singers like Whitney Houston, Charice and Lea Michele might have strongest vocals and do better in high notes than her, but she's definitely better than people like Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera. Definitely.
Actually, Leona can sing higher and stronger than Lea Michele (the little baby with a fat face who steals songs and has no creativity to come up with her own), and she possesses a suberb four octave range! Leona is a phenomenon. No, her voice is not as strong as Whitney's, or Christina's, but her voice is more pure in general than Mariah Carey. Besides, Mariah is starting to lose her voice. Did anyone hear listen to her song "Migrate" where she sounded like a Spanish Nikki Minaj rapping trashily with T-Pain?
Hands down, Leona is the most gifted high notes singer besides Minnie, Deniece, and Debelah. But her voice is stronger than all of these women.
Celine, Whitney, and Christina have more powerful voices but they just don't have the same range as Leona and Minnie.
Probably she has the most beautiful, solid and sparkly falsetto and head voice right now.
Leona lewis should be number 2. She can hit better and higher notes then Demi and Ariana
Seriously, this guy should be called the King of Soul. I've never heard anyone, not a jazz or soul singer, sing as soulful as Staley. That combined with his raw vocal power is worth the number 1 spot. His chest voice was huge and his unique vibrato's started a legion of imitators. I don't know why why he and Whitney Houston are on the lower spots...maybe that's why music sucks these days.
I can not believe Layne is at no 20. He should have topped the list. Listen to love hate love and compare that with any song of Mariah Carrey.
Layne has an excellent voice. Try listening to some Alice in Chains songs, and you'll see he deserves higher. - Skeptical_Silence
How come all these pop singers are in the top ten, and Layne is here at #19? Invalid list! - IronSabbathPriest
She can hit very strong and beautiful high notes and she is much better than Ariana grande! - DaWyteNight
One of the best vocalist with the highest note and this can be determined by the song 'into the unknown' .. he must be amongst the top 10...
He reserves to be much hijger in the list
Most Beautiful voice
The hell? He can go so dang high! He can go up 8 octaves! Gets my vote. Now hear some panic at the disco and yall know what I'm talking bout!
His theatrical voice is to die for! He has a spectacular range for a male voice and is an extremely versatile singer (as is his band Panic! At The Disco) and he always impresses with what new music he performs. I heard him live this past summer at a free concert in my hometown and it may have been hands down the greatest show I ever saw. This mans voice is truly magical. Just listen to his music, it speaks for itself.
Her octaves (has publicly hit 7 octave and some have said 8 octave) are consistently higher than Carrey's and she had more control. Carrey is a studio singer who is helped by audio engineering. Her live performances are scratchy and much lower in the 4 octave range. Call Rippertons note a whistle note (maybe you are referring to 'Loving You"), but it's a note and it's clear.
Better than Mariah! Mariah (and ariana grande too) are just ranked higher because of popularity and because most people are too lazy or only know the most mainstream and basic of singers. Ariana Grande is not even that good! - DaWyteNight
She may be gone, but she has a lovely voice.
Smooth in that range. That's tough
Listen to his song "Breathless"
I bet you will vote for him after you here the song!
He made one of the best songs I have ever listened (you are not alone )
I think he hits F#5 in Breathless, which is extremely good for a male vocalist... Not better than me though because I can hit G5 with great ease and I can hit Bb5 bye
She was unique!
Are you kidding? Sandi Patty is the greatest soprano and female artist who has the highest notes I've ever heard. Her vocal range was over 4 octaves and her version of The Star Spangled Banner put her on the map in the secular world'! Just when u think she couldn't get any higher she does! Her voice is magnificent and supernatural! She is a legend in Christian music and has won 40 Dove Awards and 5 Grammys. Performed before 5 presidents and on national television. She has been dubbed "The Voice" because of her powerful voice and her legendary ballads that end with magnificent Sandi Patty high notes that only Sandi can do! - Jimhensley69
She has the most amazing voice. I would say the best in the world
It's a joke that he wasn't on this list. I mean, Zayn is good, but not better than Johnny Gill. Just listen to "Boys to Men" or "Half Crazy" or pretty much any of his songs, his voice is magnificent in all of his songs, definitely one of the best to ever do it! - DaWyteNight
She's good, but I don't think she's the best at high notes. In her live performances she sometimes avoids her high notes and she doesn't sound as good live compared to how good she sounds on her records. - DaWyteNight
I love your high note I love you sing to make you feel my love I sang that song to my granny and my aunt Marie and my uncle Gary and Cory Monteith I graduate too at my school North penn high school in Lansdale
She sings really nice I love all of her songs
Best singer ever
I REALLY FAINTED WHEN I HEARD HER VOICE! I love her too much I will Burst this second! I am a great big fan of her! I love her no matter what! Just go to youtube an listen to her singing the Polonaise when she was just 12 when she sang it!
Her voice spans 4 octaves and she can reach very high notes.
Listen to her singing the polanaise from mignon! It's awesome!
Her high notes are much better than the high notes of Mariah carey, I actually find Mariah's high notes very annoying which is something I would never say about Shanice. Shanice's voice is so beautiful, unlike Mariah's. - DaWyteNight
Lovin You she hits the thing
I love amy lee! Great voice and a beautiful face!
I love her high notes voice!
Has a great range
Best singer ever. Fallen is an absolute masterpiece. can't... Even... Describe... How... Good... She... Is.
Wow I cannot believe jennifer hudson was number 31 =0 she has such a powerful voice and she sings higher notes than beyonce she is honestly my inspiration.
Jennifer has a very strong voice which maintains its power at very high notes.
Jennifer Hudson voice is amazing. She has great pitch control and should be in the top ten.
She can blow with soul
How is Kate Bush not in the top ten? Listen to songs like "Wow," "Wuthering Heights," "The Wedding List," and "Violin." She can sing HIGH!
No idea how she wasn't already in this list.. just listen to Wuthering Heights!
She should be number 1 in my opinion. Listen to Rockets tail or especiallly Wuthering Heights and you will understand. The people in the top 10 in list list doesn't make sense because most of them use autotune. Kate bushs career was mostly 70's, 80's and 90's, so autotune wasnt a thing. Her voice was at its highest in the 70's though. - Doom
Lyric tenor,1/3 of il vollo, handsome, Italian, funny, 19 years old, can break glass, you name it he's got it!
She's the most powerful woman I've ever seen... Because she knows how to use her talent, her voice is awesome.
She should be way higher
By far the best.
How is she below LEA MICHELE? Yes, Lea Michele is great and all, but I bet the reasoning is because of Glee, probably the most auto-tuned show ever.
How does she have no voters.. People should listen to Defying Gravity or Brave
She make me goosebumps with her high notes!
Haeri is the best!
Great range of voice!
Have you ever tried to reach those high notes in "Take On Me" or "Summer Moved On"?
Having had the pleasure of hearing this man sing live with a-ha and as a solo artist, I have to say no-one comes close to his voice. Gives me goosebumps. The man is a gent too. After years of trying to meet him, I finally managed it in the pouring rain after a concert in Manchester. He only left after everyone had met him and got photos and autographs. All that and we were all soaked but buzzing and floating down the road back to the hotel. Never forget that moment.
Holds the record for the longest note held over 22 secs Summer Moved On he still hits the high notes over 31 years since Take On Me. Still touring and sounds better than ever no voice compares! Unique!
Amazing high notes FOR A MAN! Morten's voice is unique.
Why is she in 44? She deserves to be in the top 10. She's totally consistent in high notes. She has dodged them only when she's sick.
I truly believe she's one of the best in her generation. Her vocal range is absolutely impressive. What I really like about her is that not only she can hit amazing high notes but also make the song extremely emotional. She's a true artist, the one that is able to make you feel the message that's being sent trough the song. That's what a good vocalist is supposed to do! Hands down to this flawless artist. She's one to keep an eye on. I wouldn't be any surprised if the turns out to be the next Whitney Houston within some years. This girl should be at the number 1 position!
Demi is the best singer I've ever heard! Her vocals are amazing! Plus she can emote and make me feel what she's feeling. She gives me chills
I think Demi is an AMAZING singer and she is by far the greatest!
He is a greatly gifted vocalist and the notes he hit in the song Grenade were unbelievable! He should at least be in the top ten.
Because he's so talented
He is amazing
I’m sorry but Bruno couldn’t hit a high note if his life depended on it
Love this guy! Saw & heard him at a Bill Gaither concert! Wow, he's great!
The Best vocal last decade... And was/is top singer from that day
She really can sing. Her voice maintain
Why is Kelly on 73? My goodness she's better than Rachel Ann Go and Sarah G.
The best with non-screaming high notes
I don't know why she is here down singer such ariana she should be in top 10
I've seen her perform in person. She's definitely one of the best.
The simplest but can sing the best! She's an idol!
ONE OF THE MOST AWAITED DIVA
Joe is a legend
This man is the truth! He has one of the best voices of all time and that's why he is the king of contemporary r&b. One of the best pure vocalists in the genre for sure! - DaWyteNight
Why is she on 37?