1 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.
Anyone who thinks there's a better singer than Luciano Pavarotti is seriously in need of having their hearing tested. He's the greatest singer who has ever lived.
Luciano Pavarotti was A REAL SINGER, not a pop/rock jock. His MAGNIFICENT VOICE will live on forever.
No other singer comes remotely close to Luciano Pavarotti when it comes to singing. His voice is the absolute ultimate!
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2 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.
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.
You should hear the original "Pennies From Heaven". It's so swanky, you'll wanna tap dance.
4 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
5 Andrea Bocelli
Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.
MUCH better than Freddie Mercury, or any other rock singer.
By far the greatest male singer alive in 2017.
6 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.
7 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.
Way overrated, Pavarotti simply blows him away. Vocally, both Sinatra and Presley are superior, and since "talent" includes songwriting, McCartney is also way ahead.
! Freddie Mercury is only on the 7th place? ! ! ! Don't you have ears?
Andrea Bocelli is also much better than Freddie.
We saw him every time.
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8 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
David Bowie was just amazing. He had a beautiful voice and he has done some amazing music over the years. And his wardrobe back in the day was odd yet unique. He was also very influential. So sad he died January 10, 2016. He will definitely be missed.
9 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.
10 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.
Who forgot to put him? He is having one of the most unique voices in the history of music.
Seriously he is the best. He can go as high as mount everest and then drop to as low as Pacific Ocean. He has even covered 'Rolling in the deep' of Adele-a pop queen, it's even better than original one and shows how amazing his voice and vocals are. He can scream as he has done so many of Linkin Park songs, and sinng so deep and emotionally in many of their songs like My December, Little things give you away, Leave out all the rest and many more. Next to him should be Freddie Mercury and then Jared Leto of 30 seconds to Mars.
And who put Chris Brown in this list? And many more dumbasses.
? Peter Gabriel
Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
? Tim Buckley
Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
11 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.
12 Chris Daughtry
Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry is an American musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol.
13 Johnny Cash
John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.
14 Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early ...read more.
15 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.
16 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.
17 Sebastian Bach
Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.
18 Ray Charles
Raymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
19 Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
Ozzy is downright amazing! He's a great singer and a great songwriter. He was great with Black Sabbath and he's great solo. He's also a very influential artist in the music industry. I will always love Ozzy Osbourne. I wish I could meet him some day. I love Ozzy!
20 Ed Sheeran
Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
21 Ryan Tedder
22 Willie Nelson
23 Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
24 Daryl Hall
25 Rob Halford
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
26 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.
HE SHOULD BE number 1 WHY DO YOU GUYS HATE HIM
27 Jared Leto
28 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.
29 David Coverdale
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.
30 Steve Perry
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.
Other world renowned vocalists named him "the voice". They know what they're talking about. While I enjoy others on this list, some are not great vocalists. They are entertaining, but if we're discussing raw talent and ability he's easily top 10!
He's the best
31 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
32 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
33 Michael McDonald
34 Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.
35 Neil Young
Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
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.
37 Josh Groban
38 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.
39 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.
Chris Brown should be the best voice in the world and he is amazing at singing, so I'm saying Chris Brown should be number 1 not number 5.
You're so damn correct. This guy's through and through my favourite. - Ark-M
What a douchebag, keeps getting caught beating up women, should be in jail. I hope he starts dating Rhonda Rousey and she royally kicks his butt.
The Best Everrr - Ark-M
40 Jason Derulo
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.
41 Bruno Mars
Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
This generation's MJ. His vocal ability is amazing, but he is also a real showman. I get tired of hearing this generation doesn't make real music (I'm a generation X'r). How can people say that when there's Bruno, Patrick Stump, Ryan Tedder, Adele, Elle King, and many more. Look pat past the pop.
42 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
He's just a douchebag, nothing else.
He's just a douchebag, nothing else.
43 Mario Lanza
44 Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
45 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.
What a shame top tenners have no idea who he is.
Being lead singer on "My Girl" should move him up to the top ten at least.
46 Levi Stubbs
Levi Stubbs was an American baritone singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the R&B group the Four Tops, a band known for a variety of Motown hit records and other songs created in the 1960s and 1970s.
47 Robbie Williams
48 Benjamin Orr
Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.
Benjamin Orr was beautiful, inside and out. He had a great voice and was a great guitarist. It still upsets me that he's gone. He was just amazing! He also had a gorgeous face and beautiful smile. He's one person I would want to meet if I could. He was taken from us too soon.
49 Glenn Danzig
Glenn Danzig is just plain awesome! He's a great musician and he's got an amazing voice. He should be higher than this. He's definitely one of the best singers in the world. He's a badass!
50 Ric Ocasek