Top Ten Mainstream Singers of the 21st Century that Actually Have Great Singing Voices
Whether it is technical perfection or simply a voice that is unique and has personality - this mainstream singers of today have more to offer than catchy melodies, they are actually great vocalists.
The Top Ten
1UsherUsher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
2Bruno MarsPeter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
3Christina AguileraChristina 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.
4Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.
TheTopTens picked up on the wrong "Nicole" - DaWyteNight
Who is that in the picture?
5R. KellyRobert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
6Sarah ConnorSarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer and occasional songwriter from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. ...read more.
She's not well known outside of German speaking countries, but she is huge there so I guess she counts as mainstream. She has a great voice ranging from soft and vulnerable singing to extreme belting. Can be heard best on ballads such as "Living to Love You" and "From Sarah With Love". It makes up for the fact that she hardly writes anything herself, but she is simply that good of a singer. - Martin_Canine
7BeyoncéBeyoncé 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.
Overrated and pretentious yes, but still talented. - DaWyteNight
9Ne-YoShaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
10Lady GaGaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
11Jennifer HudsonJennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
12T-PainFaheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
13AdeleAdele 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.
15Amy WinehouseAmy 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.
16Zayn MalikZain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.
17Conchita WurstConchita Wurst or simply Conchita is the stage name and persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth, who was born on November 6, 1988 . ...read more.
Austrian singer Conchita Wurst is biologically male... and her voice sounds entirely female, yet she can sound vulnerable as well as belt powerfully. "Rise Like a Phoenix" or "Heroes" show the great voice. But Tom Neuwirth, the man behind Conchita, plans on retiring his much more famous female stage persona and wants to continue singing as himself. I wonder how that will work. The voice is so feminine it wouldn't fit more "male" songs. - Martin_Canine
18Jessie JJessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.
21ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
22Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
Her singing techniques aren't the best and she isn't the best in this list either, but, her vocals are really unique, you could guess her voice immediately, her music also is really unique, which fits perfectly her voice, I don't think anyone else can pull off her concept like she does.
23Helene FischerJelena Petrowna Fischer, better known by her stage name Helene Fischer, is a German pop and schlager singer of Russian descent, born on August 5, 1984. ...read more.
Schlager is an extremely successful genre in German speaking countries, but it's a guilty pleasure genre no one takes seriously and where most people are ashamed of if they like it, with all its extremely simple melodies and feel good lyrics about love. Still, Helene Fischer, despite being the most schlager-ish of all and with mediocre songs throughout, has an excellent voice and could easily be the lead singer of a more ambitious band. You can't hear it on her albums, but on her live performances (there is one where she sings "Sexbomb" in duet with Tom Jones and it simply rocked. You wouldn't believe you can get such performances from this pop song). - Martin_Canine
24Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
Come on, this is supposed to be for singers with great voices. Not singers who can't sing live. - DaWyteNight
25Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
26Leona LewisLeona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
27Kelly RowlandKelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
28Tori KellyVictoria Loren "Tori" Kelly is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who slowly gained recognition after starting to post videos on YouTube at the age of 14. When she was 16, Kelly auditioned for the singing competition television series American Idol.
30John LegendJohn Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.