Best Child Singers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho 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.

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.

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.

Kids love her

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

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3 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 - RogerWatersfan1999

4 Marc Heckert
5 Dave Mascarin
6 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 ...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.

Best singer in my opinion, he is just amazing

gulp.

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7 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.

Never heard of him.

8 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Child singer? No.

9 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.

10 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!

I'm sorry he beats MJ for best child singer

The Contenders

11 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".

12 Steve Marriott Steve Marriott Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades.
13 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

14 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

15 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 ...read more.
16 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.

17 Jojo Siwa Jojo Siwa

A Superstar in the making.

Yes.

no - 445956

18 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.

19 Charlotte Church Charlotte Church

Platinum album in both US and UK at age 13.

20 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".

21 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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23 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".

24 Gene Clark Gene Clark Harold Eugene "Gene" Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band the Byrds.

Was not a professional musician until age 18, but played a minor role in a couple of excellent albums by the folk group New Christy Minstrels at ages 19-20. When he heard The Beatles on Ed Sullivan, he quit folk to become a rocker, achieving mega stardom with The Byrds at age 21. His lifelong battle with drugs and other emotional demons made him a phenomenal songwriter, but tragically took him away from us.

25 MattyBRaps

Is awesome!

I WONDER WHOM ADDED THIS - Puga

26 Johnny Orlando Johnny Orlando

Who added my princess?

27 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.

28 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.

29 Mason Ramsey Mason Ramsey

The Yodeling Kid!? - Ananya

30 Aled Jones
31 Hollie Steel
32 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.
33 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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35 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.

36 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley Ray Cyrus, was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart ...read more.
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 and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
38 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

39 Alex Chilton

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

40 Marcus & Martinus

They are the best

41 Lulu
42 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 ...read more.

Get her off the list! - Ananya

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44 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.

45 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) ...read 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.

46 Alison Krauss 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.

47 Becky G. Becky G. Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.
48 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?

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

49 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.

50 Mark Thomas
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