Best Child Singers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

The most breathtakingly beautiful voice I've ever heard from a child. Jackie was a recognized prodigy with an innate understanding of music and natural interpretive skills that gave her the ability to perform in several genres and in foreign languages -Italian, French, Japanese and Latin. She has always performed with authentic emotion and skillful finesse.

Jackie is the youngest Platinum recording artist of all time, she was 10 years old when her first Record Label album went Platinum. She has had 7 consecutive album releases go #1 on the BillBoard Classical Chart.
Jackie just celebrated her 18th Birthday on April 9, 2018.

This category isn't about career longevity, it's about who has the best voice as a child. Without question it's Jackie Evancho. There has never been anything like her in the music business... ever.

Yes, Jackie is good. But she still needs to prove herself as an all-time great. Being in the game for 7 years compared to Jackson's 50+, she just needs more experience.

2 Brie Larson Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress and filmmaker.

An incredibly talented singer

Was never a "child singer".

3 Grace VanderWaal Grace Avery VanderWaal is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, New York. She is most well-known for winning the eleventh season of "America's Got Talent" singing her original songs at 12 years old. Her album, "Just the Beginning" was released in November 2017, and she has two EPs, "Perfectly ...read more.

She literally sounds like she is on crack and vape and coughing it up. But that's what makes it unique. A voice of its own. She won America's Got Talent and sings very originally.

Grace is obviously much better than Michael Jackson at the same young age. Though MJ was a good dancer, that's not really a musical talent. Grace writes all of her own songs, and they are great, plus she plays an instrument. MJ did not write anything until he was an adult, and never played any instrument.

I Love every song I've heard from her "Just the Beginning" album. I you have not see her redbull ACL fest concert, look it up and you can see why she is #1.

Grace VanderWaal has achieved so much at her age... It's amazing how she is so inventive...

4 Jamie Lynn Spears Jamie Lynn Spears is an American actress and singer/songwriter. The younger sister of recording artist Britney Spears, she is best known for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101, on which she starred from 2005 to 2008.

She's really glamorous and classy

5 Emma Roberts Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After small roles in films such as Blow, she rose to prominence with her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, for which she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and six Young Artist Awards.

She is fabulous!

6 Hayden Panettiere Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, and activist. She is known for her roles in Heroes, Ice Princess, I Love You, Beth Cooper, Remember the Titans, and Nashville.

Loved her as a kid

7 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up 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 ...read more.

Back in my time she was a tween scream

8 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

In the old days she was wholesome

9 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Lead singer of the Jackson 5 at 11 years old, although the J5 never had an album go higher than #4, and his solo album back then "Ben" peaked at #5, but there were some #1 singles. Had his first #1 album, "Thriller" at age 23.

To the commenter who called him "the man", this particular list is strictly about an artists "child" career; age 15 and under.

Grace VanderWaal fans. Man I hate em' just as much as Jackie Evancho's fans. They ruined Anaya's list.

Why do people keep mentioning MJ's adult stardom on this list about CHILD singers.

10 Taylor Momsen Taylor Michel Momsen is an American musician, singer, model, and former actress. She is known for portraying the character of Jenny Humphrey on the CW teen drama series Gossip Girl and Cindy Lou Who in the film How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Loved her as a child

The Contenders
11 Victoria Justice Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 and Victorious.

One of Disney's best singers

12 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

A modern pop idol

Amazingly talented

ARI IS THE BEST AND SHE IS BETTER THAN JACKIE(WHO IS JACKIE? )

13 Stevie Brock
14 Aaron Carter Aaron Charles Carter is an American singer. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the early 2000s with his four studio albums.
15 Judy Garland Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.

One of the saddest, most cautionary tales in Hollywood history.

Over the rainbow..:")

16 Jojo Siwa Joelle Joni Siwa, also known as Jojo Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTuber. She joined the masked singer in 2020.

I like her I just don't like her singing that's all!

A Superstar in the making.

I live close to her and shes really mean

She can't sing,she's an another spoiled child who lives in a JoJoPalace

17 Helen Shapiro Helen Kate Shapiro is an English pop singer, jazz singer and actress. She is best known for her 1960s UK chart toppers, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness".

Never really heard by US audiences, but as a UK star in the early 60's, she once had the Beatles opening for her. They possibly wrote "Misery" for her to sing, but her management rejected it.

18 Frankie Lymon Franklin Joseph "Frankie" Lymon was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of the New York City-based early rock and roll group, The Teenagers.

A very sad, cautionary tale. Nationwide stardom and several top 20 hits at age 15; dead of a heroin overdose at age 25.

One of the top 5 greatest singers in history!

I'm sorry he beats MJ for best child singer

19 Tanya Tucker Tanya Denise Tucker is an American female country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched ...read more.
20 Charlotte Church Charlotte Maria Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and political activist.

Platinum album in both US and UK at age 13.

21 Becky G. Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.

She is the bomb

Superb

22 Roc Royal

Member of the short-lived but promising group Mindless Behavior, charted a #6 and #7 album before getting fired for stealing the producer's car.

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24 Leann Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian, known professionally as LeAnn Rimes, is an American country and pop singer.

At age 14, had a #1 single in Canada, "Blue", and at age 15, had a Billboard #2 single, "How Do I Live".

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