Top Ten Greatest Male Baritones

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The Top Ten

1 Gianluca Ginoble

Gianluca Ginoble is one of a kind. He has so many attributes that he is the only one to hold the position of baritone Number One Greatest Male Baritone. He has a voice whether singing or speaking which is amazing and simply melts your heart and sings from the depth of his soul. He has perfect pitch and can sing with or without accompiament with amazing passion that makes one catch one's breath and tears and can bring to the eyes. He draws people with his natural charm, exquisite good looks and unfailing kindness to all who come into contact with him. Gianluca sings whether with Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone and their unbelievable talent together evoke such emotion is hard to believe. Gianluca can stand alone anywhere whether with his stage presence or being with his fans where he demonstrates his love and respect for everyone. He is a near perfect person with his magnificent baritone voice that holds you spellbound. He is the best of the best.

THE best baritone voice in the world today! Perfect pitch...with or without accompaniment. Velvety-smooth voice...In fact, just his speaking voice melts my heart! He has incredible stage presence...sings with such incredible passion, that it is not uncommon for him to bring his listeners to tears...whether singing solo or as one of the three incredibly talent members of Il Volo, which also includes Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone. His love, admiration and respect for his fans, is evident both on and off the stage. He is one of a kind, hands down!

His voice is amazing! He can warm your soul with it and make you feel like home. His passion for music is endless, and he is a great person too!

Carlos Marin has a stronger voice, but both are good.

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2 Josh Groban Josh Groban

Even though Josh is a baritone who can reach as he says, "some high notes" I will vote for him because of his uniqueness. He is NOT a category; he's a gifted soul who has been blessed with a voice that can transform a person from despair to hope, from sadness to joy, from pessimism to optimism. I have never experienced a voice that can do that to me and for so many. He is not recognized by the opera world as an opera singer or by the pop world as a pop singer. He just Josh without a category performing brilliantly in his own lane. He raises us all up!

Josh Groban is most definitely a one off. When God made him he threw away the mould. He sounds like no one else and no one else sounds like him. It's hard to define exactly what it is that makes him so special. The great voice is obvious but it's so much more than that. There is an angelic sound to his voice that lifts the spirit when one is low, a calming influence is felt when one is stressed and a passion in his voice and face that is unrivalled which definitely Raises you Up to more than... You could hop for!

Besides the warm richness of his beautiful baritone, his diction is perfection! My favorite playlist (usually set on Repeat) on my iPod is all of Josh's music; I never get tired of his voice. I can't say that about any other artist. And unlike other artists, he sounds fabulous Live in Concert! No auto-tune required.

He is one of the best!

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3 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra  Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

That voice..I just melt. Just beautiful. A voice which builds a protective wall around me whenever I listen to him. I adore this gentleman. Pleased Ol' Blue Eyes made your top two! - Britgirl

Simply the Best!

He's the rookie and the vet

I just Like Him!

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4 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.

He is a tener be he is a foot singer

5 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

He was very special. He had "IT". He should have made it big time as an actor in top rated American movies and shows. He had the talent, voice, good lucks, movement and admiration of many around the world.

Let's face it the only reason why we even know what a tenor is its because of Elvis. The dude is the king of rock n roll, he's a legend.

Elvis completes the sound with his gospel roots... He made popular real with this soulful gospel/blues background. No one did that in popular music making it unique.

Despite his death he will still live on as a music legend and a talented man.

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6 Carlos Marin

Anyone who likes an awesome baritone, but hasn't heard Carlos Marin is missing an incredible treat. Find IL DIVO on YouTube if you want a quick listen. As a group these guys are the best. As individuals, their voices are full of emotion and perfection. Highly recommend you give Carlos a listen soon! SANDRA

The Best Baritone in the world

Remarkable voice in Baritone World.. ;) He has a touching and emotional tone.. Really worth to pay attention..

Wow!

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7 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
8 Matt Barlow Matt Barlow Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real ...read more.
9 Eric Adams Eric Adams Eric Adams has been the singer of the American heavy metal band Manowar since its inception in 1980. Previously, he sang for a group called LOOKS, a band which also included future Manowar bassist and childhood friend, Joey DeMaio.
10 Jon Oliva Jon Oliva John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Pierre Bernac

Piero has such a rich and full voice.,.and his voice comes from deep within him. Every song he sings is so beautiful and powerful. Absolutely an awesome singers and I could listen to him, song after song. He is getting even better and he just turned 20!

12 Jorn Lande Jorn Lande Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.
13 Carlos Álvarez
14 Roy Khan Roy Khan Roy Sætre Khantatat, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he was the lead vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot from 1997 to his departure in 2011. He co-wrote most of Kamelot's songs with the band's guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood during ...read more.
15 Thomas Allen

The most beautiful lyric baritone of the last 50 years between baroque music and modern composers. A fantastic, intelligent actor and a very handsome man. The best Don Giovanni of his time and really great in all his other different roles from Ulisse to Billy Budd. A specialist in Mozart as well as he perfectly interprets songs from Schubert to "songs his father taught him". He taught me to love songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams as well as songs of his home in the North of England.
Sir Thomas is able to sing operettas and musical in the same high quality as opera what is rather unusual for an opera singer and shows his talent and versatility.

And a GREAT teacher. Absolutely brilliant.

His interpretation of Lied (winterreise) reconciled me with that genre, which, before I heard him sing it, I thought boring.

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16 Scott Walker Scott Walker Scott Walker is an American-born British singer-songwriter, composer and record producer. He is noted for his distinctive baritone voice and for the unorthodox career path which has taken him from 1960s pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician.

When he first came over to the UK at the age of 22 his exceptional baritone voice, along with his good looks, stunned so many people. Although not operatically trained his voice is a pure gift and he sings with such sensitivity and emotion.

His earlier work, particularly his own compositions, show a penetrating observation and keen insight into human nature and he expresses this very poetically in his lyrics. He has touched so many.

His recent work is more experimental and multi layered and he uses political and other events as a springboard to something else he is trying to convey and he uses his voice in a different way

The unique quality of his voice reaches somewhere very deep in me and has continued to affect me in so many ways, even 50 years on. Every time I hear him, it's as if it's for the first time, so powerful is his impact. Scott's musicality, even at a very young age (go to YouTube to hear his extraordinary rendition of "Alone" by Jacques Brel at the ripe old age of 27) was simply astonishing. His courage as an artist was demonstrated early on, when he carved his own path against every prevailing musical trend in the psychedelic 1960s, and the vision of his modern compositions, no matter what you think of them, simply can't be ignored. His is the voice I want to hear on my deathbed.

Not just great, he is also wonderful, legendary and real.

I love his seriousness in his music. Nobody does these better than him.

I am young and I never saw any shows of his youth. But no doubt, he did anything different than singer. You couldn't imagine that "why he changed his mind, to become an artist of avant-grade music". I sure he is on the right way now, he loves to do his favorite thing.

The god-like genius... can you explain it? He needs our comprehension! Don't you?

A really great singer. Beautiful voice.
His empathy with a song is always evident.
I cannot just listen to one of his songs as I always need to hear more.

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17 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

Beautiful, powerful raw voice. Surpasses all others on this list with ease.

Eddie has a great passionate voice, he should be higher up!

WHY is Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam so low?

He should be MUCH higher on this list

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18 Renato Bruscone
19 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

This is the guy, his vocals have evolved a lot. Listen to cemetery gates, Cowboys from hell, 5 Minutes alone, I'm Broken, Floods, Great Southern Trendkill, A New Level, Domination, Medicine Man, Primal concrete Sledge. Phil is my favorite metal vocalist. If you don't listen to metal Pantera will get you there.

20 Jorge Chaminé
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