Countries With the Best Singers and Bands

The Top Ten

1 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

To be honest I think that the Filipinos do deserve to be number 1 on the list. Some people in the comments are saying that Filipinos just copy American music and that they bring nothing new to the music industry but I think that the main reason why Filipinos aren't even world-wide famous is because not too many people want to listen or are aware of the country let alone the amazing and talented singers from this country. Fun fact, The Spaniards even wrote a note in their journals during a voyage to the Philippine Islands about the Coastal villagers of the Visayan Islands who sang melodious tunes and music while doing work. or chores. Singing has always been part of Filipino culture. Some may say that Filipino's are just like any other singers, but when you compare the famous singers in North America to the Filipino Singers from the Philippines and have them do a song battle, Filipinos will most likely win. Why? Because Most times, Filipinos sing their songs without the help of auto ...more

They're not really organized and mostly copy some music from the Americans/UK, but there vocals are very powerful... ratio to population they have the best singers in the world...there are more better quality singers in the PH compare to US which is 3x there population... (without auto-tune)

The Philippines is indeed the country that has the best singers in the world. Philippines may not be like USA or UK and even other countries that has the most famous and good singers in the world but Philippines has the most talented and amazing singers in the world waiting to be discovered. I'm not saying that USA, UK and other countries are not talented, I'm just saying that Philippines has a lot to offer when it comes to singing. To those people saying that Philippines doesn't deserve to be number one, your just outright rude and disrespectful, every country has its ups and down. And to the "Proud to be Filipino", it's okay to be proud but we should take it down a notch because it's getting to the point that it is annoying to the foreign people. We should not hate one another because of different opinions. That is all.

As an American myself, I have to admit that the Philippines deserve number 1. However, I believe the order should be (after the Philippines) UK - 2, USA - 3, CAN - 4, etc.

I place my own country behind UK because let's face it, Americans, we suck at live performances... Most of our "artists" lip sync the crap out of concerts, whereas, UK artists don't and they rarely use sound engineering to enhance their singers' vocal abilities. The only real performers we actually have are Bruno Mars and Beyonce... The rest are crap compared to other countries. Stop living in a box and realize this already.

I hear that Bruno Mars is half Filipino himself.. Sigh... But at least he was born American so we can claim him as much as Filipinos do. That's still kind of embarrassing. Anyways, to solve this issue we have here in the music industry, we really, really, really need to start supporting people with real vocal talents. We have them in the US, we just aren't supporting them. Wake the ...more

2 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

I love the music in this country there are a lot of varieties that you can hear the Melody, the tune the voices just amazing! - Lovelots from Ph

I find the comments down below very offensive... not to mention they probrably came from snobby teenage jerks! I'm Filipino and to be honest, most of the times I even think American vocalists are better than some of our singers... the Philippines is the place of culture and fun for the truth! When I searched up, "what is the most top country at singing," I was utterly suprized that Philippines was at the top! I thought USA was going to be at the top and Philippines no where NEAR the top 10! WE are the country of fun and outgoing people, who have real faith... thanks a lot for being racist!.-.

For those who says that Philippines are just a bunch of idiots when it comes on singing, shame on you! Many people here are being honest at their comments and PLEASE...Don't base or support your own country because you are proud about your own country. Many of you do not know about the great singers in Philippines it's just we have a better sound system than them that's why many of you says that we are better and most of all, I'm just being honest and I'm also an American. Check "Tawag ng tanghalan, The Voice" and different singers in their country.

Well for me, I think they base it NOT on how many famous singers you have, I think it was voted for how many people can sing in that country...Filipinos are indeed very good when it comes to singing, Philippines is very rich in music Culture... Almost every filipino can sing and some of them are really2 good.. I would say 8-10 filipinos can sing..Try to walk on the streets of manila, you will hear good voices, even 2 or 5 year old kid on the street can sing like pro...

3 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

QUEEN! That's all that needs to be said... The greatest band on the planet... EVER! Most talented, most awesome, most eclectic, and absolutely the most phenomenal band ever to grace the Earth! Ever! QUEEN will always be the very BEST! They sound totally new, fresh, relevant, and oh so Timeless! Never old / stale / dated or boring like a lot of others. Every song is so different from any other. No 2 sound even similar. They're so completely diverse, from the intensity of Stone Cold Crazy and Dead On Time to the loveliness of Love Of My Life and Save Me, there is something for everyone. QUEEN is truly jaw-dropping AWESOME, w/ 4 of the most talented musical geniuses ever, symbiotically weaving their brilliance in a treasure trove of sheer ecstasy!

The UK has by far much better modern singers than any of the other countries on this list.
Italy has by far the best classical singers in the world.

Let's be honest, most people from the USA are controversial Pop artits (intentional pun) who can't sing more than a few lines, or who can't write a song of more than a few lines.

Of course, you can't miss out on the greater bands or artists like Michael Jackson, but they only make up 5% of the American artists; compare that to the large majority of hard-working and well-singing English artists.

Has the best music in my opinion, not gonna name any artists or bands although I feel that music from the UK often has great story and meaning to the lyrics and they are songs you can easily fall in love with and connect with (well that's just my opinion on their music)

4 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

Canada should be after the United States. Canadian singers Rock! There are so many:
Shaina twain
Avril lavigne
Victoria Duffield
Alyssa Reid

Justin Bieber is from Canada and his songs drive people crazy

"There are so many" no mate you listed 4 people

Three Days Grace!

5 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

We have Avicci, Robin,Abba and we have won the eurovision song contest 6 times and were the most beautiful people walking this earth...

We have best songs, and singers! We won ESC 6 times

Sweden had Jenny Lind. And Abba

Come on guys!
Children of Bodom, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Jerusalem, Arch Enemy, Europe, Meshuggah, Blindside, Opeth...

6 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Well AC/DC over 90 million albums sold. The Bee Gees over 80 million albums sold, Olivia Newton John 30 million albums sold. These 3 artists started there recording career in Australia. But other Australian music exports INXS, The Little River Band, Kylie Minogue, Men At Work have all sold over 20 million albums world wide... Some more Silverchair over 10 million albums sold, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes ( solo ) & Cold Chisel "combined "and country singer Slim Dusty over 6 million album that all good for a country of 24 million people

Name 1 German singer and you can't really say any Swedish other than Zara Larson

Ah yes! Australia has really good singers there too!

I love sia!

Australia should be at the top 4

7 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

I am surprised this is not first. After all most classical composers came from Germany. Besides they have a nice, strong voice filled with accent

Voice kids Germany. That's all

They are strong singers

It is the first place

8 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Finland has to be in the TOP 10! - Apocalyptica, Finntroll, Korpiklaani, Negative, Children Of Bodom, Hanoi Rocks, Nightwish...

The angriest songs and they rock

9 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

Carmen opera from the French composer Bizet, is the most played in the world.
From Bizet to Daft punk passing by Edith Piaf and the French RAP (2nd in the world behind USA), France should be higher.

France Have the best singers!

I only heard from ratatouille

Zaz is one of best female singers in the world

10 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

The Contenders

11 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Norwegians have the most beautiful voices in the world. Their voices sound even better when they sing.

Norway should be higher. It has really great singers and bands.

12 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. more.

I don't understand why New Zealand is so far down when it rightfully should be up there at the top. Most people in NZ can sing and that's no exaggeration. The Maori culture has a big music influence. There's not a soul in NZ who doesn't know at least 2 people in their own family that can sing

New Zealand has so many great country singers and songwriters, like Lorde and Brooke Fraser. Most people in NZ write their own songs, or sing great songs in new ways

NZ singers are amazing! Such soulful tunes, I'm glad it's at 8th, but we need it higher!

Get NZ up the list! So many great singers!

13 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

India is the country where music born. There is nothing like Indian classical Music.Anyone who listen Indian music will fall in love.

India is top 10 on here just for its singers but India does not excel in terms of bands. Bands are not a thing there only singers are worshipped and revered. Bands are not popular, people make their mark by singing in Bollywood songs and doing solos on YouTube etc, that is popular there not bands.

Singing is a passion of most of the Indians. Romantic, pain, grief, represents the melodious music. I think India should be on #1.

India's got such rich culture in everything one could think about... And well music is no exception!

14 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . more.
15 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
16 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.
17 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun. Lebanon is situated in the middle of the fertile crescent on the eastern Mediterranean sea overlooking Europe, North Africa more.

Lebanese singers have great talent and vice they can also speak fluently in three languages, best singers are like Elisa, Nancy Ajram, and Maryam faris.

Mika is the best

18 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

This is so biased. Who the hell did this research! I disagree with South Korea being 20th. There are so many more strong singers in South Korea than even America OR UK, but as most of South Koreans don't sing in English and the fact that South Korean music isn't marketed globally, you can't really benchmark Korean music. What the West is exposed to is a tip of the iceberg. Even some of the world's best musicians are South Korea. South Koreans are extremely tenacious and don't settle for mediocre as a nation. There is so much competition and don't keep up with producing music regularly you just don't make it in South Korea. Hence most of Korean artists study music and singing and are way better than Americans who don't know technique. Phillipianions I do believe probablly have natural talent but here again, its because they sing English songs. I have watched singing competitions and how many are really good in America and UK. You can really count on your fingers Watch South Korean ...more

What the hell?! Only 17th place!?!?!?!? I completely disagree with this. Have you heard South Korean singers? They have such beautiful vocals.

Some amazing singers are from Korea, search up Ailee, Hyorin and Eunji. There are so many that no one knows about. Even though some people say that they are all girl or guy groups, there are still amazing and talented singers. Of course, some get into the group with only looks but look at Winner or Big Bang. In both groups, they actually compose and write their own songs.

When talking about voices, I believe Koreans have the best singing voices and it's as if 80% Koreans can sing. It's crazy. I personally don't like Korean music like how every else in the world does, but they sure as hell can sing! Phillipinos shouldn't be on top of the list. Sure some of them can sing but their music sucks. And not all of em can sing.

19 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Ireland singers has different voice compared to how they sing if you get what I'm saying

U2, Enya, The Dubliners, The Pogues, Ronan Keating and so on.

Ireland has in my opinion the best artists.

So many good singers here

Where's Thin Lizzy & Black 47?

20 Netherlands

We have the best dj's who are known world wide and a lot of the shows the have in other countries begun in the netherlands example: voice of...

Just watch the voice of holland and you'll understand!

Just here a whole Dominique Van Hulst (Do), she is really good.

Best DJ's For the last decade

21 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Are you kidding Pakistani singers are actually the best, I don't like being bias because I haven't checked out some of the countries that are top on here but in this case Its Pakistan that's underrated. NFAK would have performances where English people would go to see even! And we need more of that today because Pakistani classic music is the best. And they are just killing it in every genre of music if I'm honest but sometimes there's such low exposure well, because its Pakistan. And that's sad.

This is true. Bands were popular during the 90s and around that period Pakistan pop scene was flourishing. At present I think looking at everything Pakistan has to offer they have definitely made their mark and done justice to music that Pakistan always excelled in. Bands are very much alive in Pakistan. I wish the world could give Pakistan a chance of listening to their music too

No Pakistani singer is the same, each has own singing abilities but every one of them are bloody great at what they do. Pakistani music in general is one of the best in the world when you look past language difference, its amazing.

Yasss Pakistani singers are forever talented. Western countries are missing out on so much I don't feel sorry one bit for them that they think Pakistanis are all bad and Pakistan is just a desert or something (geography lessons didn't come handy eh..).

22 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

Just think of great bands like L'arc en Ciel or X Japan��"that's just the cherry on the top! There are lots of great artists in Japan and they can perform without autotune (mostly anyways lol). And not all good Japanese music is in animes, in fact anisongs can't be compared to the real thing. Anyways, better than most from the USA. I'm neither American nor Japanese.

Songs in the Anime are great! I listen to them everyday! Haha

Cory In The House is my favourite anime.

Some music give me motivation

23 Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.

Shakira people! Also Juanes and every singer of urban music is somehow related to them, I believe they need bigger appreciation

Colombia has Shakira the maximum Latin American female artist, and Juanes the top male artist with most Latin Grammys. Also rising stars are J Balvin, Maluma, & Karol G.

The best should be in first

Best Latin style

24 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. more.
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