Top Ten Greatest Male Baritones

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!

Gianluca Ginoble is just beginning his beautiful career but the sky is the limit. His velvety voice sooths the cares of the day away. His ability to sing is not a product of electronic manipulation on stage or in recordings. He is pure talent. He grew up singing classical Italian music but loves Sinatra and some say he sings Sinatra better than Sinatra! I would agree. I am grateful for the ability to see and hear him live on occasion but the recordings of IL VOLO enhance my life everyday. No doubt that music is his life and he is willing to work hard with his group "brothers", tenors Piero Baron and Ignazio Boschetto, to bring beautiful music to everyone. Gianluca deserves to be #1.

2 Josh Groban Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records.

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!

The most stunning and unique voice that I have heard in my lifetime, and I am 65. In a typical Josh concert crowd, you might see people fro 20 to older folks my age. No One can truly explain such broad appeal, and we don't need to. When he opens his mouth, he can send whispering comfort to your soul. When he opens the pipes full, he can set you back in your seat like a 747 taking off, but only for the sake of transporting you to a higher level, never for his own self exaltation. People often use the term "breathless" when listening to him. He sings with honesty, compassion, tenderness, and assurance. Still, he is an iceburg. With all of the breathtaking talent on display now, His true potential has been scarcely realized, and I think that the best is yet to be discovered. He could be the equivalent of a modern Nelson Eddy as far a broad appeal and popularity, so now the question is, who will be the net Jeanette McDonald to make the duet market complete! Female singers need not fear of ...more

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.

3 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. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

Undoubtedly number one. Not only the voice and breath control, but he had a unique ability to understand a song, make it come to life and to make it his own.

Incomparable. The best vocal actor of all time.

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!

Simply the Best!

4 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 more.

He is a tener be he is a foot singer

5 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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. 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.

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..

His voice is as smooth and rich as melted chocolate. Equally impressive whether soft and sensual or at full power. Simply fabulous voice and a very nice gentleman.

7 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 more.
8 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 more.
9 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 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, 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 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 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 more.
15 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?

My personal favorite singer. His vocals are incredible

16 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.

A wonderful, warm lyric baritone, often described as "like velvet and silk", high musicality, talent as an actor and charisma makes Sir Thomas Allen one of the best singers of our time and probably the best baritone of his generation. As Don Giovanni he became the idol for a lot of young singers; as Sixtus Beckmesser and as Gianni Schicchi he proved his versatility, besides he's one of the great Lieder singers of our time and with 70 years still a delight to listen to.

17 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?

The most gifted and versatile baritone of all times. His breath control, superb diction and emotion makes each song perfect.
He is called "God" for good reason. He is also a great composer, his work falls into two distinct parts, his later work being very hard to put into a particular genre. His older work is stunning, it touches the heart. He also happens to be very attractive.

18 Renato Bruscone
19 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
21 Bing Crosby Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.

He was great as a tenor. When tenors went out of fashion he dropped down to baritone and had more number 1 hits then anyone in history.

One of the greatest baritones ever.
I grew up in the 60s so I’m a big Jim Morrison fan also. Crosby just made singing so effortless.

22 José G. Albarrán
23 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
24 Derek Lorin

A wonderful relatively unknown vocalist...for now.

25 Ian Curtis Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. more.

Yeah! I mean just Listen to the range of things he expressed.. From "shadow play" to "dead souls" to"transmission ", notice how his voice is keeping up with the band even at the heaviest moments. Incredible really.

26 Mark Lanegan

Every time I hear this man sing, I get shivers down my spine in the most wonderful way. It plays my soul like a Stradivarius. Most pleasing singing voice I've heard since Otis Redding.

27 Joey Fatone Joseph Anthony Fatone Jr., is an American singer, dancer, actor and television personality. He is best known as a member of the boyband NSYNC, in which he sang baritone.

Joey's voice is so soft and soothing to my ears when he sings alone. But with NSYNC' we couldn't hear his vocals because of that deep base by lance.

28 Peter Steele Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
29 Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".
30 Bryn Terfel

Bryn Terfel truly is a legend, the best in my opinion.

Bryn Terfel is extraordinary. A gift to mankind.

Going Home is the best

One of the best. His interpretation of Wagner, Rogers and Hammerstein, Mozart, etc., is ALWAYS something to listen to and enjoy.

31 Robert Goulet


Robert Goulet ‘s voice is deeply dramatic,velvety and sexy too! His phrasing and pacing are perfection!

32 Thomas Hampson

An exceptionally talented singer, performer, and down-to-earth man. I've enjoyed many of his performances.

One of the best singers in every way. Whether he's singing Cole Porter, Schubert, Wagner, or American folk music, Thomas Hampson delivers in a most enjoyable way.

This man is greatest, the best of the best and a living legend. His voice extraordinary.

A remarkable talent and very dedicated to his industry.

33 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
34 David Gahan
35 Dan Reynolds Daniel Coulter "Dan" Reynolds is an American musician, most famous as frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. He has also released an Extended Play titled Egyptian - EP as a duo with Aja Volkman under the moniker Egyptian.

Not everyone can mix baritone with deep emotions. being the backbone of imagine dragons and an unique singer, Dan is one of the best ever!

Awesome choice for a perfect baritone!

36 Dean Martin Dean Martin was an American singer, actor, comedian, and producer. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.

I'm 33 years old and learned of Dean about 3 or so years ago. This man's voice changed the way I listened to music no one (Including Sinatra or Crosby, albeit greats in their own) came close to what I was seeking while listening to music. So relaxed, powerful lyrics and passion behind a voice I thought never existed. But alas, I was too young when he died to even know about him until my thirties. I've heard about 500+ songs from this man and every song is just so amazing. I don't think I can say that he ever made a "bad" song. In many cases he made bad songs so good that people forgot who did the originals, now that's saying something. I encourage anyone to listen to one of his capitol recordings and listen for themselves.

One of a kind. I had the luxury of visiting with him on many occasions. A kinder, more gracious man would be hard to find in that industry.

His voice was just so wonderful. Elvis literally worshipped him! Long live Dino, the King of Cool!

The greatest ever Never again will his likes be seen

37 Ignazio Boschetto

Ignazio is a tenor

38 Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

Have you not heard this man's voice!? it captures such richness and deep beauty

He was the best singer...rightly said...singing from abyss...trying to reach sky

The most unique beautiful voice that just captures you. You can see & hear he sings from his soul. it’s like coming from the “his” abyss watching him..

39 Nat King Cole Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.

I don't think many people here know what baritone means.

I grew up with Nat King Cole - my mum is a massive fan. I thank her for introducing me to that wonderful, warm, velvety voice.

I agree with you entirely, higgsboson2142.

40 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

Underrated as a vocalist. Wild is the Wind is an amazing performance, it's mindboggling to think a puff of wind would have blown him over at the time and he was in his cocaine phase. Very strong voice, seldom needed more than one take.

41 John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.
42 Howard Keel

The best looking and best singing...

Howard Keel is more of a baritone bass but one of the most gorgeous and full bodied voices ever - rpappas

43 Josh Turner

Love his voice and songs.

44 Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
45 Anthony Warlow
46 Tennessee Ernie Ford

Wonderful sound, great control. I wish he'd been an opera singer. I think before he was drafted n WWII, he was studying to be one.

47 M. Shadows

Best ever! why so low on this list! before voting,just hear his voice dudes!

48 Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
49 Noah Grant
50 Robert Picardo

Nice voice and good control. A step above and worth a vote.

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