Male Singers With the Best Vocal Range

The Top Ten Male Singers With the Best Vocal Range

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!

Dimash The Greatest Male Vocalist

You need to hear to understand when we say he has a different voice technique and style he is super super amazing

Best vocal range male singer - Dimash Kudaibergen! Best and incredable!

2 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

3 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.

Largest vocal range in popular music, but not pop enough to reach number one
his A1 to F#7 is amazing and really can't be beat

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

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

Yes, his vocal range is outta this world. - Metal_Treasure

4 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. - MKBeast

He is awesome

He is my daddy. - ThatScaryVendetta

5 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. - MKBeast

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

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

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

6 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. - MKBeast

Simply best by his versatile + intonation/manner vocals.

O my god, best range in hard rock history

7 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. - MKBeast

Run to the hills

8 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.

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.

9 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!

10 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.

Yes, exactly 4 octaves. - Metal_Treasure

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

The Contenders

11 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. - MKBeast

One of the best - zxm

Rob > Bruce - DKmen

12 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!

13 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.

Screaming isn't a high vocal range.

Best vocalist in the world today without any doubt.

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

WOW from top to bottom to his Amazing voice

14 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

15 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... - MKBeast

16 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.

Electric funeral?

17 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.
18 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.
19 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. - MKBeast

20 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

21 Roger Taylor Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on July 26th,1949 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as "Under Pressure", "A Kind Of Magic" and "Radio Ga Ga". Despite being well known in Queen ...read more.

ROGER TAYLORS FALESTTO OWNS ME AND IS BETTER THAN ANYONES

22 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. ...read more.

A wonderful singer with a great vocal range. There has never been anyone as good as elvis and there never will be. THE most loved and admired entertainer in the history of the world. At no 26 its insulting.

Fantastic vocal range, untouchable. He will never be equalled, elvis top man the real number 1. His music will live forever.

Elvis has a truly amazing vocal range, the greatest singer ever, could sing anything. We love you darling man, the true number 1.

Fantastic vocal range, he could sing anything. Admired all around the world for his singing ability.

23 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.

Oh come on, he has to be higher! Listen to Oh Glory by Panic! at the Disco. He harmonizes with himself over three octaves!

He is an amazing singer and deserves more recognition for his music & voice. He is one of the best musicians of our generation.

How is this guy not higher! He's just so talented and amazing! I don't get how he isn't at least five.

24 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.
25 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.
26 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. - MKBeast

The craziest falsetto ever. - Metal_Treasure

All hail the King!

27 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.
28 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own ...read more.
29 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

30 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 😞

31 Dani Filth

Love how he screams and growls

32 Ryan Tedder Ryan Benjamin Tedder is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is well known for being the lead vocalist of the pop rock band OneRepublic

His voice and vocal range in Live performances were Crazy...!

Beautiful voice with amazing vibrato

Mind-blowing...

UNBELIEVABLE & SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!

33 Mitch Grassi

He can sing 6 octaves and 1 tone! He should be higher on the list.

He is so underrated

His vocal range is great

He is supposed to be number 1

34 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.
35 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.

His voice was amazing, listen to Silent Lucidity. Guess he wasn't pop enough to get enough votes here...

Greatest rock range I've ever experienced

36 Miljenko Matijevic Miljenko Matijevic is a Croatian-American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of rock band Steelheart. He has a big following in South Korea and has worked on several South Korean TV series.

Awesome range. Beautiful voice five octaves at least

37 Ralf Scheepers Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

He should be top 15 easily. he's an amazing singer.just not well known

38 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.
39 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.
40 Rody Walker
41 Yiannis Papadopoulos

With a 4 octave vocal range and all-around talent Yannis should be in the top 20.

42 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.
43 Messiah Marcolin Messiah Marcolin, also known as Eddie Marcolin, is a Swedish singer best known as the former vocalist for the doom metal band Candlemass. He's also known for his operatic voice.
44 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.
45 Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
46 Michael Sweet Michael Harrison Sweet is a singer from Whittier, California; he is the co-founder, writer, lead guitarist, lead singer and front man of the Christian metal band Stryper. He was also singer and guitarist for Boston from 2007 to 2011.
47 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.
48 Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
49 Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.
50 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
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