1 David Phelps
No worries David, You make everyone listen without effort! Most singers have to have costumes and lights and fanfare in the background to keep the audience interested, but David needs nothing, not even music, He is the music and He sings so beautiful, I've never heard a voice like His.
Beautiful voice anointed by God; truly one of the greatest voices of all time; He brings tears to many when he hits those high notes; but his voice is just amazing at all levels. He has come so far and only has up to go. God Bless David Phelps.
David has richly been blessed with a beautiful voice. May he be the number 1 man.
David is the best there is!
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2 Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
Luciano Pavarotti has the most powerful & the most glorious male voice of all time.
Luciano Pavarotti's voice is one in a trillion. There will never be another voice as glorious or more glorious than his voice & it is indeed the most powerful voice of all.
Voices don't come more powerful as Luciano Pavarotti's voice.
No male singer in the world, dead or alive, young or old, has a voice as powerful or more powerful than Luciano Pavarotti's voice.
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3 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
Very powerful and inspiring voice, a classic in powerful singers. - Martinglez
When I see Freddie's not #1, I wish I'd never been born at all...
Should be on the top. Should be number one.
A legend, a miracle...RIP
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4 Teddy Pendergrass
Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was an American singer–songwriter and composer. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
5 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.
It's like there is a solid brick wall backing his voice! - SoldierOfFortune
His voice is raw power
6 Rhydian Roberts
Rhydian James Roberts, known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone singer, musical theatre actor and television presenter.
Wow! I didn't expect him to be on this list. I thought he'd been long forgotten, but I'm glad he's here. He has an incredible voice. It's nice to see his name here. - Britgirl
Not only powerful also a beautiful voice. Why is he not seen on Television it would be a refreshing change from the duo Michael Ball and Alfie Bow
A very versatile powerful singer
7 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards
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.
Hansi sings many styles but when he sings epic symphonic metal he has to out sing a loud metal band, one symphonic orchestra and an opera choir of 70 singers. Imagine what it takes …
Blind Guardian - Wheel Of Time, Thorn, Into The Storm
Demons & Wizards - Tear Down The Wall, Path Of Glory - Metal_Treasure
8 Donny Hathaway
Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
9 Matt Barlow - Iced Earth, Ashes of Ares
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.
Iced Earth - Melancholy, Damien.
These aren't his best vocal performances - these are some of his softer songs that even non-metal fans can check out and hear how powerful his voice is. Of course he puts more power in the heavier songs. Matt is an amazing singer who sings with lots of passion and from the heart - so moving. - Metal_Treasure
10 Phil Anselmo - Pantera, Down
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.
11 David Ruffin
David Eli Ruffin was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known.
12 Russell Allen - Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob
13 Stevie Wonder
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
14 Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.
15 Chris Cornell - Soundgarden, Audioslave
Chris Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. He died on May 17, 2017.
I'm not a big grunge fan but I respect talented people from almost all music genres - this guy is incredibly talented and yes, his voice is very powerful. Probably the most powerful grunge voice. - Metal_Treasure
16 Jørn Lande - Jorn, Avantasia, Ark
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.
His voice is extraordinary powerful:
Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall of Fame
Jorn - Stormbringer (Deep Purple cover) - Metal_Treasure
Joe has one of the best voices I've ever heard. - DaWyteNight
18 Graham Bonnet - Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG
Graham Bonnet is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.
He was rumoured to have busted PA systems in the 80s - his rock voice is that loud!
Rainbow - All Night Long, Eyes of the World. - Metal_Treasure
19 Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
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.
20 Johnny Gill
Johnny Gill started out as a solo artist in the 1980s, releasing two albums that didn't garner much attention. It was not until later, when Gill became a member of the r&b/pop group New Edition, that people started to take notice of his music and his talent. He went on to release his most successful ...read more.
21 Axl Rose - Guns N' Roses
William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
22 Chuck Billy -Testament
Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.
23 Luther Vandross
24 Joey Tempest
Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson, better known as Joey Tempest, is a Swedish singer, lead singer, and main songwriter of the rock band Europe.
25 R. Kelly
Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
26 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.
Should be in top ten clearly ridiculous at this position his voice is priceless
27 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 has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.
Very powerful voice, especially when it came to live performances, too bad we won’t be able to see him live again...
28 David Coverdale - Whitesnake, Deep Purple
David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.
Whitesnake - Crying In The Rain, Still Of The Night
Deep Purple - Mistreated (live 1974 California) - Metal_Treasure
29 James Hetfield - Metallica
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.
30 Thom Yorke
Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
31 Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
32 Adam Lambert
Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.
He's got a great rock voice, too, and I personally think he wastes his talent on pop songs but it's his choice. I mean pop songs don't show his full vocal potential - Adam sings Freddie's songs with Queen live... - Metal_Treasure
I love he's face and voice he's amazing
His vocal rage is out of this world!
Damn he's great! And he deserve sooo much more... �"
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33 Enrico Caruso
Italian opera singer. - Metal_Treasure
34 Mario Lanza
35 Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin
Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
28? Really people? Robert Plant could sing anything, be it blues, rock, country, even jazz for gods sake. Listen to immigrant song and tell me otherwise
Robert Plant's extended wail near the end of "Whole Lotta Love" is the single greatest sound in the history of rock music.
Umm, his voice can't be described as powerful (at least in the context of this list). - Metal_Treasure
36 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.
If MJ is really on the 45th spot of this list, then its worthless and unfair.
I give up, this list is stupid.He is the best vocalist, dancer, singer and songwriter and he is 37th
37 Boris Christoff
Boris Christoff was a Bulgarian opera singer, widely considered to have been one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.
Mindblowing bass voice (opera). He's probably the most famous interpreter of Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky. I was surprised to learn that he's Bulgarian and not Russian. - Metal_Treasure
38 Tim Owens
Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest, and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band "British Steel". He currently performs with Beyond ...read more.
Aka Tim 'Ripper' Owens.
Try: Judas Priest - Cathedral Spires. - Metal_Treasure
39 M. Shadows
Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
40 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.
41 Placido Domingo
Spanish tenor (opera). - Metal_Treasure
He was Pavarotti's bandmate in the "Three Tenors".
42 Jose Carreras
Josep Maria Carreras i Coll, better known as José Carreras, is a Spanish tenor from Catalonia who is particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini. V 2 Comments
43 Jarkko Ahola
Jarkko Kalevi Ahola is a Finnish performing artist, composer and singer, best known as a metal singer. He is the vocalist, bass player and one of the three songwriters of the metal band Teräsbetoni. He also started a solo career as Ahola, a metal band.
44 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.
45 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.
46 Mac Powell - Third Day
47 Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.
In case you wonder, I didn't add him - his voice isn't powerful enough to be on this list. - Metal_Treasure
I not a belieber but his voice is ok
@Billyv - I liked your joke, it made my day! thanks. - Metal_Treasure
48 2 Chainz
Tauheed Epps, als o known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B .o. B, and Lil Wayne . His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year .
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.
50 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.