Best Child Singers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive ...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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

5 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.
6 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
7 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

8 AnnaSophia Robb AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model. She has starred in such films as Because of Winn-Dixie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Soul Surfer, and The Way, Way Back.
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 ...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.

Michael was the BEST child singer ever! His voice as a kid was insane good, listen to "Maybe Tomorrow" to hear that power he had! There's even a live version of it on YouTube!

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.

10 Alyson Stoner Alyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, singer-songwriter, choreographer, voice actress, singer, dancer and model.

She's super tomboyish

The Contenders
11 Debby Ryan Deborah Ann "Debby" Ryan is an American actress, director, and singer. Ryan is known for starring as Jessie Prescott in the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie and as Bailey Pickett in Disney Channel's The Suite Life on Deck.
12 Emily Osment
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.

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.

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!

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 Amy Bruckner

She's not that bad

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.

23 Princeton
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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