Best Child Singers of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Grace VanderWaal Grace VanderWaal

The most unique singing voice in a child ever!

Her voice is like a straight shot of euphoria!

The Wonder child we was waiting for.

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.

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2 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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

It's simple: even at a young age, Jackie had the most beautiful singing voice in the world.

At age 10, youngest solo artist in US chart history to have a Platinum and #2 album. Also had another #2 album that went gold at age 11, and one that hit #7 at age 12.

Had 4 albums that reached #1 and another that hit #2 on the Billboard Classical chart.

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3 Michael Jackson 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

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

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

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4 Helen Shapiro 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.

5 Frankie Lymon 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!

6 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".

7 Aaron Carter 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

8 Judy Garland 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

9 Tanya Tucker 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 Stevie Wonder 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.

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11 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.

12 Charlotte Church

Platinum album in both US and UK at age 13.

13 Jimmy Boyd 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".

14 Roc Royal 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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16 Leann Rimes 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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18 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.

19 Maria Callas 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.

20 Johnny Orlando Johnny Orlando
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22 Connie Talbot 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.
23 Hollie Steel
24 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.

25 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison 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.

26 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.
27 Mackenzie Ziegler 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.

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

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29 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

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31 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.

Get her off the list! - Ananya

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33 Brenda Lee 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.

34 Sabrina Carpenter 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.

35 Alison Krauss Alison Krauss

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.

36 Becky G. Becky G. Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.
37 Ariana Grande 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". She later become a singer more.
38 Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius was born in Oklahoma . Jacob is a singer known for his top 90 hit Sweatshirt, which amassed over a million YouTube dislikes in less than a year, and other singles ABC remix and musical .ly clips. Jacob Sarorius has a YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other Social Media.

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

39 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.

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41 Misha

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42 Sandie Shaw

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

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Top Remixes

1. Michael Jackson
2. Helen Shapiro
3. Frankie Lymon
1. Aaron Carter
2. Stevie Brock
3. Roc Royal


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