Best Male Singers of the 2000s

The Top Ten

1 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

Chester was best out of the best. He screamed like a devil sang like an angel. Easily no. 1. And I admire him the most. My song list consists of linkin park songs only.

Miss his beautiful voice.

By far my favorite!

Powerful voice

2 Kyle Lai-Fatt

He is a great singer in my opinion. His voice is really angelic and can make one to dwell and feel the feelings through the song. He owns great voice that is unique and it will be a great loss if no one knew this man before this. Not only being good in composing and harmonised the songs, his voice alone can stand up in the middle of a lot of voices... For sure, he enlighten my days (everyday to be exactly) by his voice. I literally live with his voice as my alarm in the morning will start with his songs until the ringtones for the calls and everything, his voice will be there...

Kyle is four foot ten. He has muscles so sculpted that I want to cry when I look at them for too long, out of sheer amazement, of course. His face makes fangirls the world over scream. He has the hair of a zebra, or a Picasso. If you don't get a little wet just thinking about him, I don't understand how you work as a person attracted to the male species.

Great lyricist and vocalist. Undeniably. Say what you will about his personality or even the stuff he does, but he's a brilliant writer, and one of the only singers that can both scream and sing very naturally where it doesn't sound like he's forcing one or the other. He's also really great at getting into the mood of whatever he is singing, whether it's anger, sadness (his two usuals) or love, arrogance, happiness. You name it, he feels whatever he is singing and you can tell.

Kyle Lai-Fatt should be higher on the list. KLF could hit notes that most men could never hit in their life. KLF pulled together the sound of his inspirations and he is so great. KLF should be higher up considering he still sounds great considering his age. Any album he's ever wrote he has killed it, he is so great and is so underrated.

3 Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.

Gerard way is our lord and saviour our sass queen our my chemical romance

Yes, I am so glad that Gee is number 1! and he better stay on number 1! I love you Gee!

Gerard Arthur Way's claim to fame is being the foreman of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. The reason I rate him this highly is that no matter how he's vocalizing: screaming or barking lyrics or just plain singing, he sounds great. His singing voice is nothing short of unique: varied, but you know who it is as soon as you hear it. Another merit is Way's amazing, charasmatic stage presence that you don't even have to see him live to know is apparent. Good on ya', Gerard! - KilljoyRainbow

4 Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.

No matter what sort of music you're into, you have to admit Levine's voice is something magical. - KilljoyRainbow

yes

5 Frank Iero Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and electronic-hardcore act Death Spells.

A close second to Way is Frank Anthony Iero II. Iero has been quite involved in the music scene: as singer in the band Pencey Prep, rhythm guitarist for aforementioned My Chemical Romance, lead screamer in the project LeATHERMOUTH, and much more; the varied musical talent right there has to get him some recognition. His style is very unique, involving a mixture of spoken word, violent screaming, and a sort of baleful crooning that betrays his truly angelic singing voice. You don't run into someone like this very often. - KilljoyRainbow

6 Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. ...read more.

So very versatile and he has an amazing range! From rock to punk to pop to Sinatra, he can do it all.

By far the best vocalist of this century. He has a powerful voice and a really good vocal range.

Foreman of Panic! At the Disco, Urie's vocal abilities leave little to be desired. He has a nice way of playing a character through his voice. - KilljoyRainbow

He deserves the top position. He plays every instrument, his discography is diverse and ecclectic, and the his voice is amazing. Great vocal range, solid technique, amazing versatility. He is AMAZING.

7 Bill Kaulitz Bill Kaulitz-Trümper, sometimes using the pseudonym Billy, is a German singer-songwriter born on September 1, 1989, best known for being the frontman, lead singer and writer of multi-platinum winning pop rock band Tokio Hotel. During the time his band was most popular in Germany, which was in the mid-to-late ...read more.

It's not very often you run into a slightly feminine bombshell like Kaulitz here, the foreman of the German band Tokio Hotel. Kaulitz's high vocals can put Justin Beiber's 'Baby' to shame! It's really a wonder this guy isn't more popular than he is. The only reason I don't put him any higher is because his style, though angelic, is not the most varied. - KilljoyRainbow

He is one of the best and I think u should do a top with the most beautiful ones and he should be in number one

8 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

The best rapper of all time has the most hits the fastest rapper to this date

9 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

My favorite male singer of all time. Write many amazing songs with political and emotional value. You’ve gotta love green day!

10 Matthew Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Way better than Eminem

Lower than JT and Eminem? lol nope

The Contenders

11 Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Such a long career and so smooth voice

12 Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
13 Ray Toro Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Raymond Toro isn't very well known singing-wise; this is because up until recently he was the lead guitarist for My Chemical Romance. Now, please let me stop it with Ray here for a moment. I know some of you are thinking that I'm My Chemical Romance-obsessed and I'm letting this affect this top 10. Remember, this is my opinion. Toro has one of those rare voices where you can't detect any imperfections whatsoever. That's why he's up here. - KilljoyRainbow

14 Andy Sixx

Andrew Dennis Biersack, better known as Andy Sixx, is the lead vocalist of Black Veil Brides, though far from emo. He's got a deep, lovely voice and he's a pretty good screamer, if I do say so myself. - KilljoyRainbow

15 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
16 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.
17 Tom Chaplin Thomas Oliver Chaplin, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer, best known for being the lead vocalist of British alternative rock band Keane.
18 Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also ...read more.

Now, I'm cheating a little bit here since Dahaveie's more of a rapper/screamer/crunker than a 'singer'. However, you've got to admit he's got a signature style with that high voice of his, as well as an interesting stage presence and presence in general. - KilljoyRainbow

19 Usher Usher 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.

Usher is the best of the 2000s with confessions

20 Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma ...read more.

The most versatile singer in the world. He can sing any song in fantastic and unique style. His voice is just an Amazing!. He can wonderfully sing Alap. All of his songs are great. He is one of the foremost ghazal singers. He is also one of the best classical singers, pop singers, play back singers, stage performers & etc. He is a melody king too.

21 Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.
22 Jeffree Star Jeffree Star is an American pop singer, songwriter, make up artist, fashion designer and internet personality born on November 15, 1985. ...read more.

Star's normal voice overlayed by autotune makes for an interesting display. - KilljoyRainbow

23 Alex Turner Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.
24 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.

King of latin pop!

25 David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
26 Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, ...read more.
27 Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

Now, I know that Manson here is a somewhat controversial figure. But regardless, he's like the World War II of metal/rock music: you might not like him, but it just wouldn't be the same without him. He's good enough to spawn many knockoffs, a more popular one being Lady GaGa. - KilljoyRainbow

28 Quorthon Tomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (1966-2004), was a Swedish musician. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote ...read more.
29 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
30 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
31 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool. He also is the singer of A Perfect Circle and Puscifer bands that vary in style.
32 Daniel Gildenlöw Daniel Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive metal band Pain of Salvation.
33 James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
34 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.
35 Christer Sjögren
36 Rick Astley Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (Born February 6, 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, U.K.) is a British singer/songwriter, also known for "Rickrolling" . However before that he started in a church choir and a couple of local bands, before attaining success as a popular singer in the late 80s and early 90s, known ...read more.
37 Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
38 Steven Wilson Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.
39 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.
40 Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
41 King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
42 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He's best known for being the lead singer of the Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release ...read more.
43 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.
44 Mikael Akerfeldt Lars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. ...read more.
45 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.
46 Peter Tagtgren Alf Peter Tägtgren is a Swedish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is the founder, main songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the death metal band Hypocrisy as well as the industrial metal band PAIN in which he is the only member.
47 George Michael Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
48 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
49 HRVY
50 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.
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