Female Singers With the Most Powerful Voices


The Top Ten

1 Perrie Edwards Perrie Edwards Perrie Louis Edwards is an English singer and a member of Little Mix who won the X Factor 2011. She is known for her strong and deep voice who inspired everyone during Little Mix's X Factor performances and during their Salute Tour. In Little Mix's songs: Move, Turn Your Face, Good Enough, Secret Love ...read more.

Perrie is honestly an amazing singer. She hits her high notes perfectly live. She hits her low notes perfectly live. Before she got her tonsils out, her normal speaking voice was deep. Well, deeper than it is now that is. Yet, she still hit her high notes perfectly. Not a step behind. When she did get her tonsils out, she still hit the high notes perfectly. Even better if she could. She doesn't think her voice is all that and that's what I love about her. Her high note in the Little Mix song 'About the Boy' gives me shiver. Her note makes your heart stop (in a good way) in Little Mix's famous song, 'Change Your Life'. Everything is amazing and she puts all her effort in it. She really is talented. Perrie Edwards is Number 1 out of over 100 female singers that are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and even higher. And Perrie is 21! She deserves more credit than she's getting. xStellax

Strong head as well as chest voice. She's like the queen of belts. While she can't go as a whistle tone, I've heard some pretty impressive notes come out of this girl. She's in a wonderful girl band called Little Mix, and she's only 19!

Her voice is amazing and so strong! She manages high notes really well and really long and makes the songs sound even better live like they do in the studio versions, just like in about the boy or little me, the live version of good enough is also a really great example for the strong voices of all four of the little mix ladies! Perrie just has an incredible voice and hits amazing notes effortlessly, it is very nice to watch and of course listen to.

She has a beautiful voice. and it's really powerful. I'm so glad she's on top. she deserves it. I love her so much and the group she's in. she's amazing

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2 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.

Her voice is indeed an incredible force to be reckoned with, but as the last album (Lotus) demonstrated, it's not completely immune to her passionate style of belting. For the first time really, Christina sounded uncomfortably strained on her upper belts. True, Christina does intentionally incorporate a degree of strain that she manipulates to her liking on many of her songs (Fighter, Ain't No Other Man, Your Body, Candyman, Lady Marmalade) and she can either choose to strain or make it sound smooth. But on a couple of songs on Lotus (Sing for Me, Blank.Page) and especially on the Burlesque soundtrack, she legitimately sounded like she was struggling (although she sang a few Etta James songs on Burlesque so it could have been intentional). I think she knows her limits when it comes to vocal strain and vocal pain. I really want to here more of her head voice/falsetto and whistle register that she tinkered with more in her first four albums.
All in all, I can say that I'm proud to ...more - theOpinionatedOne

Christina has proven to us time and time again that she is the strongest female vocalist in the game. Her range is incredible! She can do hip hop vocals, ballads, and even belt out those powerhouse vocals and runs and make them look effortless. She doesn't need any editing because her voice is just so strong and versatile on its own. Not to mention the fact that she's been doing it since she was very young all the way up to today. She's one of the greats

Her vocal range spans four octaves, which is extremely difficult for a singer to possess. This girl definitely deserves the number two spot, mainly because Mariah holds her own slightly. Christina still is an incredible singer and will definitely go done in history as one of the greatest of all time.


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3 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Houston's 1985 debut album, Whitney Houston, became the best-selling debut album by a female act at the time of its release. The album was also named Rolling Stone's best album of 1986, and was ranked at number 254 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Her second studio album, Whitney (1987), became the first album by a female artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Houston's crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV, starting with her video for "How Will I Know"

7 consecutive number 1 hits, highest selling debut album of all time, highest selling sound track of all time, longest lasting single at number 1 on the billboard charts ( 14 weeks ) most awarded woman in the world and more... Her vocal ability as a singer was above reproach. Her flexibility and quick transition of notes was incredible, length of notes and Amazing power was and second to non, even male, the timber and velvety quality was beauty to your ears and the voice herself had unchallengeable clarity. If you asked any singer that is before Houston on this list, who is the greatest singer you would most likely find they would say Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston is the most powerful female vocalist I ever heard in my life time. She could out sing anyone and I mean anyone, especially in her prime. That's why she is called the "Voice". Whitney earned that title with her countless awards and numerous accolades. Ms. Houston, in my opinion, is the greatest singer that ever lived. Not only was she a powerhouse singer; however, she was an acclaimed actress that starred in many movies like Waiting to Exhale, Preacher's Wife, Body Guard and her last film was Sparkle. Furthermore, She was a model before she became a famous singer. Overall, she was extremely talented!

No one come close to conveying the story in perfectly tuned voice, mesmerizing us with the content of the story, which she only can do... Perfect!

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4 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

Demi has an amazing voice. Not only does she have amazing songs but she can also sing amazingly in live shows. She puts so much passion in her music and its clearly shown through her music. She can sing the lowest of the notes and the highest and she can hold them for so long. She holds the record for longest note held in a live performance by a Female. Her voice is like the definition of perfection to be honest, her voice just is so different from others which makes her voice so amazing! And the fact that she is just 21 is MINDBLOWING. I'm telling you, she is one of the greatest artists EVER!

Demi has one of the most powerful voices I've heard. Sure she may not be a 5 with the octave range, however her live preformances DO make up for it. No one can show nearly the same amount of emotion in her songs than Demi does. She literally pours all of her heart and soul and you can feel her pain when she sings. In my opinion, Demi, Christina, and Mariah deserve to all be top. Other artists such as Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift don't even have anywhere near the vocals Demi does however they get more recognition; totally ridiculous. People need to see how much of an incredible and strong artist Demi really is.

We don't need singer who can sing in 5 or 4 octave or singer who can sing with whistle register. What we need is singer who can sing perfectly without using auto-tune and don't over sing. - BeaM456

Demi Lovato has a strong voice. She is the most powerful singer that I've eve seen. But shes also beautiful and challenging and being inspirational to other people too. She is very nice to her fans and she is open up a real thing about her


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5 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.

Mariah Carey should be number 1, because she has a 5 octave vocal range and has the ability to reach notes in the 7th octave vocal range as well just go back and listen to Mariah Carey first album and you will hear all of the 7th octave range high notes as well, the one song that really shows off her 5-7 octave vocal range the most is the song Vision of Love can't nobody sing that song she sang that song a certain way that nobody can't duplicate and it was enhanced I just want to say if you do try to sing that song please pray that you wont bust a vocal cord and don't try this at home.

The Queen of all time voice.. Has the most unique voice in the world that you can't find any where. Female with the most number 1 in history in the past 25 years, still reigning!.. With the highest octave that the human has ever have (that's her!) with her live Emotions song.. With the most resonant, airy voice, belting that you can't imagine how she does it!. WHISTLING for more than 20 years still slaying with those autotuned voices in the music industry.. Sold more than 200 million records WORLDWIDE in SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.. Her song ONE SWEET DAY RUNNING 16WEEKS! (4months! ) is the song most weeks in number 1.. Even with her rough days, in her voice, still slaying with her angelic voice... And her song All I WANT FOR Christmas IS YOU, was reported to have earned $50 million in royalties.. VH1 2nd greatest women in music!.. The most intelligent (in my opinion) songwriter! Can u'r artist beat that?. That's just one of her achievements and recognition!

Is an American R&B/pop singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and became the first recording artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. billboard Hot 100 chart.

So much love...

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6 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

The woman that has EVERYTHING! Shes got the hits like rihanna, the voice like whitney Houston, the looks of a supermodel, the money of a bank, the dance moves of a choreographer, she has everything. She did glastonbury (the worlds biggest music festival) only a few months ago, And she was the first female artist to headline Glastonbury and it has been around for over 20 years. She writes the majority of her songs, and she makes the dances for the majority of her songs. Jo Whiley (The uk's biggest radio/music Reviewer) Said that at Glastonbury, she re-hearsed for 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, for a few months for the gig. She did everything herself, She's a real perfectionist, planning every aspect of the show: the staging, the costumes, the dancers, the music, everything!... She is what I define as the queen of music. 16 time grammy award winner, which is the most for a well known female artist, she was the first woman to have 5 grammys in 1 night, and then she surpassed that in 2009 ...more

Beyonce is too good for the Top Ten for goodness sake, let's get her to Number 1. An incredible chest voice and vocal range overall, she has a four octave vocal range WITHOUT WHISTLE REGISTER DAMMIT. No matter how high her voice goes up with her belts, it just remains the same timbre. It sounds so natural.

Do yourselves and society all a favour, get her to the top of this list.


Best performer EVER! She has a supermodel body, voice of an angel, higher than a 4 octave range and she is gorgeous. What can go wrong with Beyonce? Not on thing. She is also donated over 15 million to charity. She is so nice and loves her fans.

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7 Sarah Geronimo Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only ...read more.

Most people define "Powerful Voice" as to ability to reach high notes and to sustain it for a long seconds until blood runs in every pore of the singer... But its bloody wrong... Powerful Voice is not about imitating bird's pitch or ambulance signal... It is all about how a certain singer attracts people to listen to her voice because of its ability to address the feeling/passion of the composer of the song... And after hearing the voice you will be enchanted to listen again and again... And I think Sarah Geronimo of her generation has the one and only possesses such ability and no one else more...

She is the great singer in the world

She tells story of emotions of the song she sings.. Listening to songs she remake, she can revived it well and surpasses even more beautiful.. Making an old song a favorite again.. Songs like"You changed my Life, MAybe this time, wont last a day without You, It takes a man and a woman, broken vow and many more..." She is next to Beyonce knowles.. She has everthing! She can dance, act, SING all kinds of Genre.. And its usually from her heart and chest.. Ballad, rap, pop, acoustic and can growls, whistles and powered shift long busting notes.. She delivers good personality living through music and she should be titled THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DIVINE SINGER ICON in the music industry...

Proud of the Philippines

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8 Celine Dion Celine Dion

Celine dion has a 5 octaves Bb2-C#6,1 note & a semitone
She can even reach an E6.
Her chest voice is G5.
Listen to her song THE POWER OF DREAM, her belt note there is C5.
Listen to her song THE POWER OF LOVE, her belt note there is Eb5, and her headtone note there is Bb5.
Listen to her song SORRY FOR LOVE, her highest note there is a G5.
Listen to her song ALL BY MYSELF, her belt note there is F5.
Celine dion can belt songs and hold it for a long scnds.
Well deserve to be include in top 10.
You are a living legend.
By the way most of her Spanish songs are an A5 note.

It's obviously Celine Dion. She has a five octave range and still able to hit the high notes at her age 45. No one can beat her. She is a living legend, she is the biggest selling female artist of all time! She has emotions in her songs so much

She is the best selling female artist of all time with claimed sales of 200 million record.
Celine is the only female artist to have 2 singles with sales of over 1 million copies and she is also the only female artist to have 2 albums selling more than 30 million copies.
Now Did I have to Mention Who's the #1 Female artist

As far as powerful female singers are concerned, Celine's voice is by far the most powerful female singer.

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9 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Adele no doubt is the best singer of the current generation. Nobody compares to her. She has great vocals as well as has emotions in her voice which most of the singer these days lack.

Adele has the pain in her voice because when she sings, the crowed burst into cries and she too. I think nobody should compares with adele

Adele has the style and voice that no one can compare to! She is completely unique and that is why she is the greatest, there is no one else like her!

She definitely has it all... words are not enough...

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10 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 ...read more.

"Ariana Grande has a lot to give. Her voice is strong, well controlled, and agile. Power is the most wonderful thing on her voice; and by power I mean her soul when she sing. I think her voice has no limits. Like I said she has a lot to give unpredictably. She's full of surprises! Go hit that G#6 in yo car Ari *wink. She deserves a spot from the top 10."

Honestly she can win the best singer in the world award. She has an amazing voice and let's be real I've never heard someone with an amazing voice AND such a big range. NO ONE can sing like she does. Her songs are great too. She's just so amazing I don't even think anyone can produce music like her. QUEEN ARIANA!

Ariana Grande has a 4+ octave voice, which is superior. She has also been dubbed the "New Mariah Carey" by many judges worldwide. It is extremely unfair to have her down at #14! Listen to 'Dangerous Woman', her voice really slays it and she doesn't use auto-tune. Her live performances are ALWAYS better than the recorded/music video ones.

Not really powerful, just high-pitched. - DaWyteNight

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The Contenders

11 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

There are no words to describe her vocal talent and ability to sustain its power through such highly energetic and beyond physically taxing performances! Couple this with the raw emotion that flows through her more personal lyrics and you have one truly blessed artist. (in my opinion)

Always an underdog which I love. There are at least four artists mentioned in the top ten that can't compare to Pinks voice. Live she is so powerful and gutsy! Never need an auto tune! Two rated above her airways need that device. I love the rasp! She's one of a kind in writing, song and performance.

Pink is my number one favorite singer of all! I'm in love with her voice! Should be top 2 or 3 next to Mariah Carey as number 1 in 'this list'. But I listen to Pink more than any singer! Plus her style is so uniquely cool!

Just Perfect!

Beautiful. Amazing. Powerful. Her voice is strong when it needs to and can hit all those soft moments too. She's got range and attitude to match.

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12 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

What is this list

Note only can she belt, but can sing softly, bend a lyric like no other, and at her best was the best

The most amazing voice ever!

Amazing voice. Hands down.

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13 Jesy Nelson

Jesy Nelson is an amazing vocalist all around. Not only is her voice unique and different, but she also offers a wide range of other talents. Such as beat boxing, harmonizing, and dancing. One thing to say for sure about her is that, she has as beautiful a personality as voice.

Jesy's voice is one in a million. Her low vibrato is insane & so infectious, it gives me goosebumps! On the salute tour Jesy did a high note in towers, it was so beautiful, the whole arena went silent & then went crazy screaming & applauding! If that wasn't enough, Jesy also beatboxes, which is fully shown off in Going Nowhere!

Strong, powerful, Jesy deserves a spot in the Top 10 most definitely. All of these girls do, but Jesy has one of the most unique voices in this group of ladies. It is emotional, able to bring anyone to tears, and yet it is also extremely strong. During live performances and performances without auto tune, it truly shows her talents and what she is capable of in her group.

Jesy's voice gives me goosebumps. She has a high tone and a raspy hint to her voice and it shocks me that she is not in the Top 10.

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14 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Hell no, katy perry can't sing and she has one of the worst voices I've ever heard. Yelling is not powerful. She can't sing live, on her songs it's all computer technology that make her sound better and even then she sounds like crap. Always sounds like she just ran a lap and is out of breath, there's a difference between powerful and just plain out loud and obnoxious. There are so many singers better than this boring, basic blond bimbo but sadly they aren't as famous and don't get as much recognition as this talentless twit. If someone thinks that katy perry is one of the best singers it just shows that they're either 12 years old or they have no taste. I know singing is subjective and some people might like one singer more than another, but this is objective, it's an objective fact that katy can't sing! - DaWyteNight

In my opinion Katy Perry doesn't sing well when she is live some of her songs are catchy but I don't like what she does with her voice sometimes and I think Ann Wilson has a way more powerful voice.

I believe the outcome of this list is completely random. Katy Perry's voice is in fact a lot better than Adele's, no matter how much Katy adores Adele. I saw her current show many times over, she sings 2 hours solid with a strong voice top quality, large range, incredible durability, to have Katy rated this low shows that people don't know much about the artists.

She has a unique voice

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15 Jade Thirlwall Jade Thirlwall Jade Amelia Thirlwall is an English singer and a band member of Little Mix that won the X Factor UK 2011.

Jade's voice is so beautiful & magical. Little mix wouldn't be the same without Jade & her sassy voice! I love when she would mess about with the last note in Word up on the neon lights tour, it was amazing & funny at the same time!

Actually offended she isn't right at the top! If you watch any recent video (or even not that recent) then you will see just how powerful and flawless her voice is! Yes she can have a lovely soft voice but she can also belt a big note and do it perfectly!

Jade has one of the most perfect voices I've ever heard. She always sings the notes in a different way and it's absolutely amazing. She deserves to be right up at the top with Perrie, and so do the other members of Little Mix. Her voice is so perfect, it's sassy, and she hits all of her notes perfectly. Little Mix wouldn't be the same without her. She's extremely kind and always looks out for others and is just an amazing person in general.

Jade's Voice is Amazing! She has such a soulful heart touching Voice!

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16 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Best " all around female singer on this generation" powerful voice, haunting songs, she does transmit with her voice what the lyrics are. Best singer in the world, hands down

Why in the world is Amy number 27?! Her voice is so beautiful. Definitely should be on the top 3.

This girl deserves top 10 status, a truly powerful voice that easily expresses the meaning of her songs.

Em meri blo me

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17 Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Leigh Anne has such a soft rich voice. She makes it sound so effortless when she sings in an angelic tone. Like in we are young or change your life, her voice is so soft it gives you chills. But then she goes off and hits high notes in little me. She also does little grunts in love. Her voice is very versatile. She can reach high notes without a struggle and make the transition so smooth and not rough. She also has emotion and passion in her voice, her voice makes you feel what the song is about, not many artists can do that, a lot just sound really emotionless. She also has such a beautiful runs, different tones, her chest voice will blow you away and her head voice will give you chills. She can rap like a beast, her cute accent is also heard. She's an incredible vocalist, I don't understand how she's not in the top 20.

I'm going to start this off with these words and take in each one: Leigh is underrated. A lot of people think she is the weakest singer of Little Mix just because her voice lacks power but I don't think she is. I'm not going to lie, Leigh's voice does lack power, but power does not make a great singer. What she lacks in power, she makes up for in extreme emotion and versatility. I believe that the feats a singer can achieve with their voice and the level of passion in it is more important than power because all singers have the same passion, no matter what voice it is. At the end of the day, it's what a singer can do with their voice, both live and in the studio is what matters - this is what makes an incredible singer.

Leigh has such a soft voice that it gives me chills every single time she sings. She can go as low as Eb3 and can reach super high notes that are amazing. Her rapping is boss too she doesn't copy others she has her own style. Leigh is an amazing vocalist and ...more

I just wonder why Leigh Anne is not top of the list, or at least in the top 10. It's really a shame that people do not recognize the wonderful voice it. I love all of Little Mix but feel that Leigh Anne is so overshadowed by the other, which is very ironic considering she has one of the best voices of the band.

Leigh-Anne's voice is a hypnotizing, soft and warm voice. It is powerful and strong, and also very versatile. She does amazing with harmonies, and could easily be a top artist with Jade, Jesy and Perrie. They all complete each other.

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18 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 .

No screaming, belting, or auto-tune. Pure technical skill = power. - BobG

One of the most beautiful voices I've heard in my life time. She doesn't only have amazing technique, she also has so much heart - and that's something we need more of in the music industry. Enough with all the trashy pop idols that become big and then everyone forgets about them. We need people with talent and emotion - and Jackie is one of them. So proud of her!

Attend at least one of her concerts. I dare you.

In concert, when Jackie is singing, you not only hear her absolutely perfect voice, but you actually feel her voice touch you. You don’t get that from anyone else.

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19 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

What?! Amy is the best fusion of jazz, soul and blues. Why in the world is she this far back on the list

She is an will always be one of the greatest voice of all time she may not have had a large octave but she has an amazing voice

She had a very powerful voice

THIS IS talent ♥

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20 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.

She's truly the singer with a powerful voice indeed, regine can go a b5 note using her chest voice and can sustain a 15 sec. Note live. She's truly the best indeed, hence regine is owning a good heart, we love you regine and may god bless you

Definitely she is the best singer in the Philippines not only here but also in Hollywood. If only in the Philippines no one can defeat her as a singer and no one can can take her place as Asia's Songbird. - lalainesandoval

Regine is a legend, an inspiration to every singers of this generation. Her vocal prowess is just one of many reasons. Add to that the kind attitude that she possess.

No doubt she is the most and have a wide vocal range of reaching a high notes more than the rest...she must be queen of all diva..in the world.

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