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, more.

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.

Jackie Evancho today still captures the heart and soul of her audiences. When she sings, there is nothing else. - Buggy01

At age 10 she sang with a voice and a style like an adult star singer. Without example. So good that many listeners couldn't believe it. - ohcnave

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.

2 Grace VanderWaal

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.

She has an awesome personality but her songs are a bit boring and she has no particular skills in ukulele but her songs have always a beautiful message

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

The most unique singing voice in a child ever!

3 Stevie Brock

Strictly a Disney-created flavor of the month about 10 years ago. Disney dropped him like a hot potato once he was no longer "cute".

4 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.

Hell no - 445956

5 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 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.

Best singer in my opinion, he is just amazing

We were watching him when he was just a kid.

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

6 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..:") - Ananya


7 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.

8 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


9 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 more.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 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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13 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".

14 Jojo Siwa

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

A Superstar in the making.

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

I live close to her and shes really mean

15 MattyBRaps

Is awesome!


16 Gayla Peevey

Mostly famous for singing "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", in 1953, and in 1954 she actually got one, then immediately donated it to the Oklahoma City Zoo.

17 Connie Talbot Connie Talbot (born November 20th, 2000) is an English child singer who rose to fame as a finalist on the first season of Britain's Got Talent. She is currently active as an independent music artist on YouTube.

Connie is lovely!

18 Mackenzie Ziegler Mackenzie Ziegler is an American dancer, singer, actress and model. She is the younger sister of dancer and actress Maddie Ziegler and is best known for appearing for six years on Lifetime's reality dance show Dance Moms.

Kenzie is such a talented singer and I look up to her. She is so pretty. She is my favorite singer! Vote for kenzie if you ship senzie

I love both Johnny and Mackenzie's songs especially Day and Night and Teamwork
Mackenzie and Johnny are both very talented!

19 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Now this is a singer everyone should listen to and respect. His voice is one that can make you feel happy and confident. - SwagFlicks

Still holds the record for youngest artist in US chart history to have a #1 album, at age 13.

20 Johnny Orlando

Who added my princess?

21 George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

At age 14, he joined a local band in Liverpool called the Quarrymen, which was headed up by his older buddies, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Never heard of him.


22 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. more.



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24 Debbie Gibson

Youngest female musician to write, produce, and perform a Billboard #1 single, at age 17.

Managed to parlay her childhood stardom into a successful Broadway career.

25 Maria Callas Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.

Her amazing talent was recognized as early as age 3, but due to an abusive mother, did not enter a major music conservatory until age 14.

26 Mason Ramsey

The Yodeling Kid!? - Ananya

27 Marcus & Martinus

They are the best

28 Jimmy Boyd Jimmy Boyd was an American singer, musician, and actor. He was known for his recording of the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".

Sang " I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus".

29 Aled Jones
30 Hollie Steel
31 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

How is she not higher, she became a child star overnight and during her time as a child star from 2006-2009, Miley Mania was noted as being the biggest thing since The Beatles

32 Jay Kaye

I'm in general not fan of Child Singers, but this one is an exception. I think everyone on this site now knows by now that I'm a huge Psychedelic music fan, so I am so impressed that this man made one of the most unique Psychedelic albums of the 1960s, when he was just 16. The album is a Psychedelic/Ethereal masterpiece. The album is also ahead of it's time, for having a couple of songs, which have an uncanny similarity to Radiohead. Which is amazing, this kid managed to make something which sounds so alike to Radiohead around 30 years before Radiohead even released Ok Computer. The vocal patterns on those songs are also very similar, to Thom Yorke's vocal patterns as well. The rest of the album is also amazing as well great, and very creative Psych Rock is how you describe all of J.K & Co. Suddenly One Summer. It's crazy how he was able to make an amazingly good, and ahead of it's time Psychedelic album at just 16. When I was 16 I was making unfunny Meme Mix Tapes on Soundcloud, the ...more

33 Charice Pempengco
34 Brenda Lee Brenda Mae Tarpley, known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s.

Had a #4 solo album and #1 single at age 14, a record at the time.

35 Sabrina Carpenter Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She stars as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She plays Jenny Parker in the Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting . (She) more.

Very beautiful, and based on that, has been the beneficiary of fully-manufactured Disney stardom, complete with professionally written songs and the finest auto-tune equipment money can buy.

36 Beverly Sills

Long before she became a worldwide opera star as an adult, she appeared in a 1930's movie, billed as an "8 year old sensation", but in reality was about 11-12 years old.

37 Lesley Gore

Record it's my party when she was 16 and it hit number 1 and you don't own me when she was just 17 ( and you know what I mean) she hit number 2 but the beatles over took her number 1 spot - scoopoo

38 Alex Chilton

Lead singer of The Boxtops with a #1 hit single "The Letter" at age 16, though he looked older.

39 Dave Mascarin
40 Marc Heckert
41 Steve Marriott Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades.
42 Lulu
43 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.

Get her off the list! - Ananya

44 Alison Krauss Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recording for the first time at 14.

As a child, was more well-known for her great instrumental abilities, although she did sing. Her singing voice really came into its own when she became an adult.

45 Becky G. Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.
46 Jacob Sartorius Rolf Jacob Sartorius (known by his middle name), born October 2, 2002, is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 more.

Sickest child singer/rapper ever, he has more talent that Freddy Mercury and Michael Jackson combined. Am I funny now?

Are you serious? I've never heard his songs, but there is NO WAY he is more talented than Freddie Mercury or Michael Jackson were, let alone both of them combined. - allamassal

47 Daniel Johns

At just 14 years old he sung 'Tomorrow' for the band 'Silverchair' which went on to become #1 in Australia and a worldwide hit. I thought his singing in the original studio recording was good, but when I heard the band perform the song live at the MTV music video awards in 1995 in New York City, I was completely blown away by the power and passion in his voice, it sounded phenomenally better than the studio version.

48 Mark Thomas
49 Misha

I play Pokemon go

50 Sandie Shaw

First number one at just 17 and another two chart toppers by the time she was 20.

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