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.
New fan of David Phelps but he truly blows me away with his vocals, a very hard thing to do because I myself have a background in music and have heard it all from ear cringing to glorious, and David Phelps is definitely the latter. He clearly has a great talent and is using it for God's work, whereas so many do not. Even in college, he took a stand on this when they were pushing him toward opera or classical, and I respect that about him.665 Comments
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. - AliceAlmaz869 Comments
3rd?! She deserves MUCH higher!
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 is pretty to singer.
She must be the first! She have strong voice than mariah!41 Comments
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.
She deserves the top I mean her five octaves range and not to mention her whistle register like who can beat her? nobody. She got the look, the style, and the voice. She's Mariah Carey!
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.117 Comments
"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.
The best ever16 Comments
I love and admire his singing voice!
What an overrated singer he was! Not good at all.
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
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 - SoldierOfFortune3 Comments
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.
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.
She has a unique personality and a lovely voice of hers.213 Comments
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
She has god-like voice which only she can produce! She is fallen angel with a purest voice in the world.
All by myself,
power of love,
all time favorite!
no one can do better other than celine!
I don't even know why she's #3 and not #1. This upsets me. Celine should be nicknamed the goddess of song. She has not a sour note in her body. She pierces the galaxy and makes bright red roses rise from the bone dry concrete. I consider it more than disrespectful to not put her as number one.
Celine is the queen33 Comments
He is best in this complete world in singing high notes!
No other voice is even comparable with Atif's voice in high notes!
He can just hit your heart with his voice and vocal belting technique! - Sriteja
He is really the greatest singer of all time.
Have any of you guys heard Bohemian Rhapsody?
He has the biggest range
Do you know how hard it is to sing that high!?36 Comments
The one and only.
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."
Sissel is number one12 Comments
I hope she can sing "can somebody tell me who I am" from Disney dinosaur as covered song.
Yawn! His voice is so feminine.
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!115 Comments
He dosen't have to be in number one
HE MUST BE NO. 1
All hail the King
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.4 Comments
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!18 Comments
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.
Natural and beautiful voice, bringing a lot of emotions
Love her voice!
She is the best vocalist in the world she is the most prettiest girl in the world and the most humble nicest person in the world! X17 Comments
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! - IronSabbathPriest1 Comment
She can hit very strong and beautiful high notes and she is much better than Ariana grande! - DaWyteNight
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!
Why is he 25! He should be in the top 10! Who Makes these lists because you're wrong on this one - ToriJ
He can sing anything. All the artists on this list and he can sing every song they can. No one else on this list can do that
Should be in top 1084 Comments
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
Otherwise known as John Stamos' brother. - truckturner
She may be gone, but she has a lovely voice.3 Comments
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
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 ever3 Comments
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.1 Comment
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.
She's great - DaWyteNight
Jennifer Hudson voice is amazing. She has great pitch control and should be in the top ten.3 Comments
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!
By far the best.
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
Fantastic vocals2 Comments
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!
Best singer ever!347 Comments
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!79 Comments
He is amazing
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.
I’m sorry but Bruno couldn’t hit a high note if his life depended on it
Because he's so talented2 Comments
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!
Filipino Pride!1 Comment
Why is she on 37?
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
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