Male Singers With the Best Vocal Range

The Top Ten

1 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

The best vocal range for sure! His range is six octaves. It's crazy!

No one can compare to Dimash's voice! He sings like a real tenor right through a real soprano, reaches the most highly and almost the most lower notes, he sings like an angel. Listening to his voice is like being to heaven! πŸŽΆπŸ’–

This talented young singer is able to access with ease all of his 6 octave range, his transitions are seamless and all areas of his vocal range are strong, controlled and full of emotion. Yes he has a huge range but more than that he knows how to use it to make a beautiful experience for his audience.

Amazing technique, divine vocal color, impeccable vocal control AND a SIX OCTAVE RANGE. He makes it all look effortless too. There will never be another vocalist of his caliber!

2 Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

Actually there is not best vocal range. Cause its objective. But this list looks more accurate than most other vocal range related lists. glad to see Mike Patton is on top.

Patton has the highest range in music, with 6 octaves. This guy is a perfect example of hard work paying off.

Ooh coming second to what I assume is the radio friendly 6 octave option.

Yes, his vocal range is outta this world.

3 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.

Known for having the 2nd highest range in music, with a whopping 5 & 1/2 octaves, Corey also has a lot of control over his vocals, being able to go from screaming to singing and back again in the snap of a finger.

He is awesome

He is my daddy.

4 Axl Rose 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.

Even if you hate him, you can't deny his powerful vocals. 5 octaves is a rarity, and even if it's not exactly clean, Rose pulls this off as if it was effortless.

Simply best by his versatile + intonation/manner vocals.

O my god, best range in hard rock history

5 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

From talking in a low baritone to double octave screams, nobody had the nuances and range like early DLR...listen to Somebody Get Me a Doctor...or Unchained...Best Frontman EVER.

See his demonic screaming on runnin with the devil

6 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.

Definitely one of the best vocalists around.

Run to the hills

7 Devin Townsend Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

No one runs up into the screams like Devin. He is also very musically creative. Rob Halford is top notch, but Devin can sing lower. They are close in my opinion.

I mean in a "range" contest there are few that beat Devin. Apparently his range is A1 to E7 which is only slightly below Patton's. His cleans and screams are second to none and he is one of the few who can manipulate his voice mid scream or clean into a scream or clean vocal (most people have to reset). Also he has 25 albums. Look him up.

8 David Phelps David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band.

You can talk about all the rest all day long, but David Phelps is the only one who has not ruined his voice with drug and alcohol. He hits every note on the scale and He is a gentlemen in every way. It is a blessing for Us to have someone We can take our children to see and they will leave His concert with a new Hero...not asking questions about what was going on, on the stage.

I mean, it was not a surprise finding him the top, I always wondered whether there is any other, David, you are good. Listening to you has also improved my vocals

David Phelps has the best vocal range so much power in his singing!

David Phelps has the best range singer there is!

9 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.

Although his voice sometimes breaks around tenor range, Maynard seems to have a range of 4 octaves (probably counting falsetto, I dunno).

Yes, exactly 4 octaves.

10 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.

He's definitely one of the best metal vocalists around. The way he pulls off his high notes and screams is legendary. He's called the metal God for a reason.

One of the best

The Newcomers

? Dave Padden David James Padden, is a Canadian musician, best known as the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator from 2003 to 2014.

The Contenders

11 Chris Cornell Christopher John "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. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.

Chris should be in the TOP 3, his voice is incredable and an amazing range.
He is truly missed, no one can sing like him sultry to high pitched notes and long high pitched screaming. HE IS THE BEST!

12 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.

He had to be here somewhere. He's legendary for his operatic voice and some of the most kick-ass songs of all time. His range is 4 octaves, and he has masterful control over all of them.

How is he not number one? All the members of Queen are great singers.

Number one, we all know that. Why isn't he on the top?

Why is he not at the top? He is the greatest singer ever!

13 Kyo Kyo is a Japanese musician, singer, lyricist and poet. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

From high pitched screams to gut wrenching growls, kyo can do it all. not to mention he has a beautiful and unique singing voice, and can switch between these different vocal styles with ease.

He can also make the most horrifying screams, too...

14 Ville Valo Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.
15 Myles Kennedy Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
16 Roger Waters George Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.

After some research, I was actually surprised that he has (or had) a range of 4 octaves.

17 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.

True but where is sir Steven Tyler

18 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.
19 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.

Brendon Urie is amazing! I love his voice, he can really hit the high notes without making them sound annoying (unlike some of the other artists on this list). His voice is really soothing and honestly perfect for any song that he sings.

Brendon is AMAZING! Truly one of the greatest singers out there. He deserves so much more fame, and is so underrated. Even at his live concerts he nails the notes perfectly,proving that he doesn't even use autotune in his recorded songs.

Beebo (Brendon for all you non sinners) has the absolute best vocal range practically anyone could have. He's the best! (Listen to his "dream on" cover you will see what I mean or just practically any Panic! at the Disco song)

Brendon urie is FANTASTIC! He is so talented being able to play percussion, drum kit, guitar and piano. His vocal range is amazing allowing him to hit extroadinary high notes... LIVE

20 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.

Like Mercury, King Diamond uses falsetto, and like Mercury, uses it exceptionally well.

The craziest falsetto ever.

All hail the King!

21 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 .

You should base this on fact not who you like best. This ranking is a JOKE!

He’s got a better vocal range than any rock singer

22 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.

Better vocal range than Mercury, what he doing down the list?

Best vocalist in the world today without any doubt.

WOW from top to bottom to his Amazing voice

Screaming isn't a high vocal range.

23 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.

One of the greatest voices I have ever heard, we miss you so much...

Amazing singer, gone too soon 😞

24 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.

I didn't actually verify for the technical range of the others singers but Matt Bellamy is going pretty much under the radar. Not only he has a wide range but he is controlling it very impressively. Feeling Good and Sing for Absolution are great examples of his ability.

Plug in Baby gives me tingles. Did the first time I heard it, and still does, 17 years later

Just listen to showbiz, do it

Better than Brendon Urie

25 Dani Filth

Love how he screams and growls

more than 5 Octaves

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