Best Vocalists of the 2000s


The Top Ten

1 Brian Molko

THE MOST UNIQUE VOICE EVER! The voice that make me smile, the voice than makes me cry, the voice that gets me cured from various soul diseases. The best voice

Brian's voice is with Ville Valo together the best voice in the whole world for me. Without it, I wouldn't listen to music, because I do not care for others. I love you so much! I listen to your voice every single day and I've got over hundreds of pictures of you. One day I will go to a concert of you!

Brian's songs, music, voise are the perfection in its whole meaning. I think there's no such awesome and gorgeus vocalist in the world. Best wishes and good luck to Brian

I can listen to this voice all time. I can live without this voice. When I listen to Brian's voice my heart begin feel all more emotional. Every time I hear his song I feel so much love. I am so happy - I was on Placebo's gig in Moscow. It was the best day of my life/

2 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles 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 more.

Best ever needs number 1 who even is Brian molko



Beyoncé is miles above all her peers; a master technician and THE MOST VERSATILE singer nowadays. Her vocal range is connected and supported throughout. She has the strongest lower register of all mezzos, a powerful and versatile belting register and an operatic head voice. Her masterful use of riffs, runs and melisma is second to none (only Mariah can match Beyoncé's skill). She's also very creative with her harmonies and backing vocals, as well as very good at live improvs.

She's also incredibly versatile, with the ability to modify her tone and voice to match any musical genre, including XO (Halo), Synthpop (Sweet Dreams), R&B (Love on Top), Soul (Speechless), Power Ballads (I Was Here), Gospel (Take My Hand), Country (Daddy Lessons), Acoustic (Die with You), Alt Rock (Don't Hurt Yourself), Funk (Schoolin' Life), Blues (I'd Rather Go Blind), etc.

Only musically illiterate people question Beyoncé's masterful vocals. Any person who knows just A LITTLE BIT about music ...more

3 Adam Levine Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. more.

Adam Levine Is an amazing Singer as for he can crack an awesome loud song 'Harder To Breathe' and can drop his voice to a slower softer song like 'Wont Go Home Without You'. If You Disagree I suggest that you should try these 5 songs 'This Love' 'Misery' 'Wake Up Call' 'Makes Me Wonder' and 'Moves Like Jagger' these songs aren't all my favourites but I believe that these five songs should mark out the differences his vocal skills can reach.

Also the band rarely has the same beat with every song. In fact with every single song I believe he can change his vocal range ridiculously well like the song he did with slash 'Gotten' I first didn't realise that he was the singer of the song until I actually read who slash did this song with. Also I think the band Maroon 5 Rock.

Plus should I add that I believe he is a brilliant judge/mentor for the show "The Voice"

Adam Levine to me should at least be in the top 3

Oh my! He's number 3! - TheFourthWorld

Great Scott! Number 3! - TheFourthWorld

I believe Adam Levine should be at least 2nd on this list with such an amazing vocal change not just the loud to the massive drop but he can change the speed of his vocals go too with Gotten as it was a very slow song to Little of your time. Now not only does he only sing he is almost a Multi-Instumentalist

Adam Levine has also helped to keep Rock alive on the charts at least three times single handedly

4 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
5 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Amy Winehouse is a great example of how you can combine vintage, old-school sounds with a fresh, innovative and somewhat funky style. Her jazzy, cavernous vocals brin us back to the Golden Age of Jazz crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday. Her songwriting style is tremendously unique, ver live performances (in both the Frank and Back To Black era) are incomparably stunning to those of other modern artists and her looks+personality make her special from any other artist from the 2000's. Ms. Winehouse will always be remembered as the voice of our generation, whether you like the idea or not, as well as for opening the gates to a whole new generation of odd female singers, songwriters and performers.

She was so good... its sad how she died. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

6 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

How could you not vote for Billie? Green Day actually are the only band that live sounds better than in studio

He and Adam Levine are easily top 5

Billie is one of the best singers live. Great guitarist. Great band. Great guy. And he's cute too

Extremely underrated, his voice works with songs ranging from accoustic to hard rock

7 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and more.


Without a doubt the best. She isn't the voice of her generation for no reason. #Queen

The voice of a generation

The best without a doubt! No one can match her! Beyond legendary as of 2013

8 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 more.

Kelly Clarkson has a rare voice that transcends typical pop music stereotypes. Each song sounds so effortless, and the tone of her voice is rivaled only by the great songstresses of the past (Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, etc. ). Her range is unmatched by anyone in modern music.

Kelly's voice is special. In the 2000's she was the most impressive young artist - Irina2932

9 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
10 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

Just the best

The best. Don't believe me? Listen to Leave Out All The Rest and then to Given Up.

Unique and powerful, best voice of rock music and best male voice of the century.



The Contenders

11 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.

Chithra is great to compare any other in the world. she is gift of god to us

East or west chithra is the best
Chithra voice is so sweet as honey
Chithra is so sweet as silk
Chithra is all ways chithra

Chithra is Best of the 80's
Chithra is Best of the 90's
Chithra is Best of the 2000's
Chithra is Best of the 2010's

Chithra is the great singer that no one can beat her. Her vocal is so powerful and she can reach the F4 effortlessly. She is the Diva of all Divas

12 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.
13 Kenny Chesney Kenny Chesney Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American country singer and songwriter. He has recorded 20 albums, 14 of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA.
14 Brad Paisley
15 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.
16 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
17 Jared Leto Jared Leto Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, singer-songwriter, and director. He is well known for being the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars.
18 Chris Martin Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.

So unique

19 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.
20 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.
21 Alicia Keyes

I don't know any "Alicia Keyes". - TheFourthWorld

22 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
23 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Ranked at second place of all the best rock singers. Better than Freddie Mercury, too.

24 Matt Bellamy Matt Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Honestly if alex turner was on this list which he should be, I'd put him, but matt bellamy is pretty damn close

Matthew is the Freddie Mercury of our generation. Due to the fact that Muse songs are rarely considered "popular" by the masses, he is extremely underrated on this list. Judging by the artists above Mr. Bellamy that I've heard, he deserves to be in the top 3, at bare minimum.

What a crime that he isn't farther up the list. By far one of the top voices in music.

25 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Her voice is unique.

26 Shania Twain Shania Twain Shania Twain is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.
27 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.
28 Brendon Urie Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. more.

Just so ridiculously incredible voice

His voice is literally perfect

29 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
30 Lady GaGa Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

Dissapointed on his ranking
should be more higher

31 Tyson Ritter

The dude gets it. He can hit those soft notes that just make you wanna cry because they're so beautiful. He is also a lyrical geniusis

32 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

On the same level as Freddie mercury in that he had a huge range to his voice when he was at his peak

33 Hariharan Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma more.
34 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. more.

Aaliyah voice was so sultry and smooth it gave me the chills and goosebumps every time I hear Aaliyah songs the self-titled Aaliyah album from the year of 2001 made me buy two or three copies of the CD and her songs were really good on that album and her Dance moves were really smooth and naturally talent Dancing she had love Aaliyah.


35 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
36 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.
37 Hayley Williams Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.
38 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar more.

Britney ruled the 2000s. Besides, who are the 38 people above her?


Britney is the best pop singer of all time

39 Leona Lewis Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
40 David Gahan
41 John Mayer John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.
42 Thalia
43 Ryan Tedder Ryan Tedder Ryan Benjamin Tedder is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is well known for being the lead vocalist of the pop rock band OneRepublic

High, low hè can recht every sound with his voice. Album dreaming out loud wil show you why.

44 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
45 Kate Bush Kate Bush

It's probably, the most unique voice among female vocalists of The United Kingdom... Probably the most unique in the world. It was terrific when on the first two albums she's been using it like sort of another instrument to the arrangements of the song. She's the greatest!

46 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Thom Yorke has such an amazing voice. I feel as if he should be higher on the list.

47 Robin Thicke Robin Thicke Robin Charles Thicke is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Thicke has worked with numerous artists.
48 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. more.
49 Ville Valo Ville Valo Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

Not be in 56 :(

50 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and more.
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