Singers with the Most Powerful Singing Voice
The Top Ten
Please listen to this "VOICE" from God! If you've not heard of this wonderful tenor & human being there is truly no way of comparing him to anyone above him on this list. He could choose to sing any genre of music he wanted to but he chooses to sing Christian Gospel music. Others have beautiful voices & they have their specific genres they sing but I love that he says with Christian music all genres are open to you! He has been singing his heart out & working on his craft mostly unseen & unheard of in a secular society. So sad because when he sings so many are transported straight to Heaven. David Phelps is truly one of a kind. If anyone doubts this they have only to watch him sing The Dream!
David Phelps has such power in his voice, it feels as if he's a speeding freight train, carrying you along on the lyrics, and the notes he hits, plays within, and carries on for breathless moments, leave you with chills, proclaiming "whew! ", as you slowly shake your head in awe and amazement, often with misty eyes, at the experience you've just had. He leaves you wanting more, yet you're completely satisfied with all he's given. Till next time...
Because he is Christian singer / songwriter he is so underrated. Been alive for a long time and heard all the singers listed but David is the only singer that I've ever heard that has the strength, emotion and pure voice that takes me somewhere I've never been before. Not the crisp clean voice of josh groban but so so much more.
He has a strong,beautiful voice that. Hold only be God given. I have been hooked since I heard it. Up to that point I would have said Pavoratti or Bocelli. That's how good David is. He also writes and plays instruments. He is a true artist!V 462 Comments
He has the most powerful voice in this galaxy
His voice is out of human's ability
He is the best and he deserve to be on this list! - marijica
His voice is so powerful and pure with no equals on Earth.V 112 Comments
Amazing. The most powerful, beautiful voice ever. Every song came with meaning. Listen to... "Somebody to Love" or the best example, "Bohemian Rhapsody". "We are the Champions"... You name any Queen song, and there's meaning and power behind it. Freddie was the greatest singer to walk this planet. He's my hero! Freddie Mercury had a killing disease and still performed to the day he was deceased from HIV/AIDS. Unlike some singers who call in sick from a minor cold of small fever. He never had his voice distorted to sound better. He was just naturally talented with his God-given voice.
Rest In Peace dear Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury like it or not! This is about the most powerful vocalists not your favorite. You have to put that aside and judge based on Quality, diversity, range and the impact their vocals have worldwithe. Queen are the 6th or 7th biggest selling artist of all time with a projection of 200 million albums sold worlwithe and a the best they can count definitely 150 million. Remember this was all before the digital age and they are still selling. Currently there are multiple commercials of his vocals with Queen in the USA alone. They are and were even bigger worldwithe. Google Currently using Under Pressure, Lays potato Chips is using Crazy little thing called love and I want it all on a Ford or Gm commercial and I have heard I want it all and of course we will Rock you. It's a known fact that Artists are on more commercials in other countries including actors etc... So you can imagine What Queen has going on. They have a hit musical that toured and is still running in London called ...more
The problem here is that the above votes are from the younger generation who sit at a hockey game singing along to "We will Rock You" and "We are the Champions. " They have no idea who the band Queen was let alone the powerhouse that was Freddie Mercury belting out the most amazing notes. I agree 100%, Queen's music was WAY before music became "hi-tech". Freddie's voice is REAL, not altered. Just watch him on DVD in concert.
The best!V 90 Comments
Michael was the most diverse singer until now. He could sing any genre in any scale. He had a tremendous vocal range with a very clear and highly resonating sound. He also had a rare ability to belt with extreme power. Were he was singing high notes with so much power others would just cease to sing and start to shout.
This post only covers a part of his performing skills... Which in my opinion really makes him the best performer of all time.
Michael is the best singer of all time!
he has an AMAZING voice, AMAZING music, he was an AMAZING person who we will NEVER be able to forget.
Thank you Mike for giving us the music that chanced our lifes!
Amazing singer. He should be at number 1. If you don't believe me, just listen to one of his songs. Billie Jean, Thriller, Stranger in Moscow. He died too young, unfortunately. God bless his soul.R.I.P. Michael. We love you. You shouldn't have gone so soon. We miss you.
Michael Jackson has the BEST VOCALS EVER! This is why I'm not a huge fan of celebrities nower days.V 29 Comments
She needs to be number one most definitely. Plus she has extremely incredible voice control. If you listen to her version of I Will Always Love You, then you'll see what I mean. I wish that I could sing like her and I'm a guy.
Whitney Houston should be number one. She has the most powerful voice of all time, and in her prime, she could blow anyone else out of the water! When she sang the Star Spangled Banner in 1991, that was the best National Anthem ever! AMAZING... Legendary!
Whitney Houston had always been a beautifully talented singer, yes she made some decisions that didn't have good results but she had always been a talented singer. And I agree that Whitney Houston was a very powerful singer
Supreme control of air. I really believed she was not breathing.V 33 Comments
Rob Halford of Judas priest has a much stronger voice than anyone on this list. He can reach 6 octaves. Why is he not on this list. He blows everyone on here out of the water. Before anyone tries to dispute this fact look up Judas priest dreamer deceiver. Your welcome
Freddie mercury is much better nobody has gotten higher vocals than him
Rhydian is a super person, with the most wonderful voice imaginable - he gives you goose bumps! Full of emotion, and can literally sing anything. He would make singing the telephone directory seem like a masterpiece.
I LITERALLY THOUGHT THAT RHYDIAN ROBERTS WAS GORDON RAMSAY! LOLV 9 Comments
SCREAMING isn't powerful singing. It's just SCREAMING!
Obviously some people don't understand the meaning of powerful because Adam Lambert does not have a powerful voice. Sure he screams but that's not singing powerfully. Take away the microphone and his voice is not powerful at all.
Just listen to Adam Lambert's powerful voice in perfect harmony with Queen during their EMA 2011 performance together.
Agree. His EMA performance was awful. Definitely too much vibrato.V 21 Comments
Queen of soul. She sang for president and he cried. Was moving. No rivals. Need separate categories here. These don't mix well on 1 list. Bad comparisons. - Rosniac88
I'm sorry but come on just listen to think and you'll change sour mind
Rihanna higher is a joke - DaWyteNight
She at least is in the top 3!V 2 Comments
This is the most powerful tenor in the world... It's a joke that he is not the first, let alone top 5...
Poor Luciano, he is the victim of the fact that the 9-15 year old membership of Top Tens has never heard of him. It's their loss, but suffice to say Pavarotti's vocal power exceeds that of any other human.
Most powerful? Pavarotti would blast Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson clean off the stage. To be fair, he outweighed both of them together.
This poll is a farce! Pavarotti's voice is far more powerful than any other singer on this poll... in fact, more powerful than any other singer in the world, dead or alive.V 12 Comments
really like his preformance in Milton Keynes in song The Little Things Give you away, but anyway my favourite song from Linkin Park is What I've Done, where you can hear Chester's amazing voice - anlp
Chester has the most powerful singing voice I think I have ever heard, both physically and emotionally. I've never heard a singer have the ability to scream as much as he has and yet still make me all emotional (Breaking the Habit). He is incredibly skilled and has a super powerful voice that can impact so many people!
His voice is more powerful than any other, I like Jared's too but he is nothing in comparison to Chester, he can scream the loudest and the longest. The Best Ever
His voice is so unique. No one can even come close to duplicating it and his screams are awesome. Linkin Park may be extremely overrated, but with a voice like that, I can understand why. - 3DG20V 22 Comments
Carrie Underwood has a voice that is unparalleled in it's power both with the strength of her vocals but also the power of the emotions she injects into her music. Go see her performance of How Great Thou Art with Vince Gill and that is all the proof you will need. I have heard Carrie Underwood perform in person and I was absolutely blown away by the power in her voice while keeping it totally controlled without relying on any vocal tricks to stay on key. This woman can truly bring the house down. Amazing.
The most powerful voice of the century..bar none
I am a great fan of Evanescence, and I believe her voice is more powerful than some of the people on the list! I mean, if you just listen to "Bring Me To Life" and "My Immortal," those songs just give me chills when I listen. Also, there is one other song from her that is very unique. "Haunted". Believe me. If you want a powerful voice, than Amy Lee is probably one of your greatest options. - DarkenedSparrow
Have you ever heard her... live? My god! How can she have such power in an
angelic voice at the same time? Amy your the best.
Amy has one of the most dynamic vocal ranges, can sustain notes just as long and loud as Whitney Houston. She may not be a pop princess, but she writes/composes her own music, not just lyrics. Her work with Evanesence is wonderful and her small solo projects are beautiful as well showcasing she isn't a one trick pony.
Clearly she is an angel.
She’s one of the few singers I know that sound just as good without a microphone as she does in the studio. - 3DG20V 9 Comments
I love Adele! She has such an amazing voice!
She has raw talent and that is all she basically needs to win my vote.
Listened to Rolling in the deep and Set fire to the rain over and over and can't get bored of it.
Listen to Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, etc. She's amazing and she has such a powerful voice. Adele's voice is amazing and strong! She's definitely my favorite!
34? What!? Adele has surpassed any and all expectation. She's soulful, sultry, and has a powerful grace that is untouchable.
Her range is so amazing if you disagree listen to Hello now!V 15 Comments
Oh my God, were talking about powerful voice, not who is your favourite. Bruce Dickson was the singer of IRON MAIDEN, he needs a powerful voice, because of the genre of his songs. He is famous because of his powerful scream, some people need to listen to one of his songs. Think about that.
Here some of his songs you can enjoy:
Hollowed be thy name
Fear of the dark
Dance of the death
The powerful scream you're talking about is in The Number Of The Beast. - Userguy44
If your talking about powerful voices, Bruce is definitely second. Can anyone tell me why Rob Halford isn't on this list?!
Powerful voices? And Bruce is not at least in top 3? If you are talking about powerful voices... You should listen to Hallowed be thy name, or any other Iron Maiden song.
Why is Bruce Dickinson not number 1? The power of this mans voice rips every singer above him apart.V 6 Comments
Should def be on list. Talented. - Rosniac88
Lennon and McCartney changed music forever. Very few people dispute that. But, this poll is about "powerful singing voices", not song writing or the ability to harmonize. Josh Groban however has an amazingly powerful voice. Everything he sings is pitch perfect and he always seems to have plenty of fuel to spare when he is belting out a song. He gets my vote.
he deserves #1 you raise me up he is very vey good
rhydian can be good but he can't race with josh groben
Josh Groban flows
His angelic voice DEFINES powerful. It defines amazing. It defines the best male voice ever. This man defines an angel sent down from heaven.
I'm a bass singer. People tell me my voice is as powerful as Josh Groban's, but when I had a solo at school 3 weeks ago, I had to sing all of his song "believe" O.M.G! IT'S IMPOSSIBLE! he does it so damn powerful. my voice doesn't even have a quintillionth as much power as his.V 12 Comments
This dude is the truth, you can't talk about powerful singers without mentioning Johnny Gill. - DaWyteNight
It's Mariah Carey, most number one singles... Ever. Not to mention longest #1 song on US charts... Ever. An incredible vocal range expanding 5 octaves... Yes 5 octaves and an impossible whistle register. Cristina has maybe a 4 octave vocal range... Just saying. Continuously comes out with incredibly popular songs.
I'm not a fan of her, but I'm trying to be objective. So, I would say that she has a very powerful singing voice and she is a great performer. Young people could learn a lot from her.
I bet Mariah is trash now for all those years when she was younger straining her voice with all those super super high notes - BreakFastBeast2005
Mariah Carey can resonate notes and break glass. Her ability is limitless. So powerful, versatile, and agile.V 15 Comments
Sorry Arnel fans, but Steve Perry was and is the greatest frontman journey has been blessed with. The mans voice touches the deepest part of your soul and leaves you in a beautiful trance that you never want to come out of! Listen to his song mother father and be blown away by his powerful range, and listen to his song WHEN YOU LOVE A WOMAN. This song will tug at your heart as you try to hold back your tears! SP is a god! - cutlets29
Steve is THE most powerful, passionate, emotionally moving singer in rock. There are hundreds of examples. In I Stand Alone when Steve sings "Take me in your heart" it is impossible not to. Listening to him is pure ecstasy. - CatAnna
Steve Perry is amazing. He has one of the best, if not the best voice ever. His voice is one I never get tired of and can recognize anywhere. Steve is the best at what he does. From the moment I first heard his voice I was hooked. There will never be another Steve Perry!
Just the most amazing voice everV 13 Comments
His voice is incredible. - PlanetDeadwing
He have a honest voice!
Good singer. - Userguy44
She is amazing!
Listen to 'I'm not living without you'
I will pray for all materials made of glass in your house.
I'm Just a young boy overwhelmed by notes.
This list is messed up.
She had the most powerful voice among the other singers. Truly a powerhouse and can sing Anything!
145? Come on! With the movie Sing. She does voice over singing. Blew us away! Who made this list? I saw JLo on here. That's a joke right? Talk about auto tune. Britney spears? Lol and bruno Mars too, he's way too far down. Order is messed up bad.
To see rihanna higher than her is disappointing, rihanna can't even sing! - DaWyteNight
James has a wide vocal range. He should be top 5 of all time.
Beautiful vocalist, great technique and controlling of her vocals. Outstanding results, lovely voice.
What the hell? Why are rihanna, j-lo, Britney spears and Cheryl cole higher than her? They can hardly even sing lol! And greats like Johnny Gill not even on the list? - DaWyteNight
His voice may not be the most beautiful, or the one with the widest range, but damn, you gotta give it to him, his voice is powerful, I believe that if he screamed right into my ear, the eardrum would explode.
M. Shadows should either be number one or not even be on the list it's the ultimate dissrespect to have him here with all these pop diva's and fake singers that autotune their voice. His voice is real his voice is one of a kind and no one can compete with M. Shadows or anyone in Avenged Sevenfold Period!
If anyone should be in the top five it's Matt. Because if his voice doesn't make you shake in your seat, no ones will.
Number 1 or should not be in this list,his style,voice power everything is unmatchableV 6 Comments
Lower than Britney Spears who barely sings live?! Ariana Grande sings while dancing live, has SO much talent, and can sing songs like the ones Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey have done! Ariana Grande's cover of Emotions by Mariah Carey has more views than the original!
Really, this far down? The girl spans 4 octaves, has so much power to her voice, hits semi-tones and whistle notes & is a massive chart topper in modern music.
Whaaat why 'tis far down she at least should be in either the first or second page
Really why here why not 1 or at least in the top 10! 😡V 2 Comments
He has a God given angelic voice. I listen to him everyday.
You've got to be kidding me O.O
Adam no. 42?
Such a unique, booming voice. First singer I thought of after reading this. He should be higher for sure.
His voice was perfect for Soundgarden. - Userguy44
She is truly amazing in whatever she do. She totally excel, despite of her success, she continue to strive and learn new things which only shows her passion. In addition to becoming the best in her craft, her perseverance and humility drives her a long way that made her fans love her most. Totally inspiring!
She got addicted fans worldwide proving her greatness in inspiring others through her voice and talents.
A very talented woman. She can sing wonderfully and dance gracefully. Absolutely awesome artist.
One of the most awarded and most iconic philippine superstar in the history.V 27 Comments
Ben burnley has the mos powerful voice that I've ever breaking Benjamin is an amazing band and so is bens voice it's very powerful
How come Ben is at 23? Must be a bad dream or something.. Oh well. Gotta say Ben is such a talanted genius musician singer with a beast voice very very deep sometimes and so powerful, I can never stop listening to bens voice to be honest.. Its TOO god damn addicting.
Ben Burnley's voice is unparalleled. And combined with his songwriting skills, makes for the ultimate male vocalist, who should be ranked much higher!
Should be at least in 20-10 space
Listen to So Cold, Diary of Jane, Sooner or Later, Rain (2005), Breath, Polyamorous, Skin, Medicate all of those song and tell me if you can't sing them exactly the same as Ben did
Breaking Benjamin Live On m/
She should be at number 1 because she's the best damn singer in the world... Why so down? Not fair
She has such a range of voice, and an awesome singer!
Avril has a VERY powerful voice if you listen to what th hell, wish you were here and how does it feel
And I'm with you! She deserves to be in the top ten! Also her voice is inviting so peopl wnna copy it but they can't
Crazy crazy crazy. He is definitely thought of as one of most versatile singers ever. Most certainly powerful. - Rosniac88
How is he not already on the list?
She's the new modern voice of singing. It's also good to keep in mind that she sings while performing rigorous dance moves yet still sounding the same! It's amazing. She always sings live too!
Just saw her in Belgrade, and it was stunning. Definitely irreplaceable, and the most powerful voice I've ever heard in my life. Long live Beyonce!
She has it all! Her voice is in a perfect control she never missed a note. I can't belive that gaga, rihanna and minaj are in this list... #BEYHIVE!
Consistent powerful controlled voice even while dancing.V 11 Comments
One of the most powerful vocalists of all time, very strong!
3rd place for him
This guy os an amazing opera singer however opera is a love or hate affair so for that reason unless you are well cultured and into everytype of music then you probably would not listen much to this guy!
Bocelli is not an opera singer, he is Classical Crossover.
Should be #1
This is really a powerful voice.Most of the singers above Matt don't actually have powerful voices - this list is again a list of people's favorite singers, meaning the most popular singers. How exactly the thin voice of Michael Jackson is more powerful than Pavarotti, Matt Barlow, Bruce Dickinson, Dio, Hansi Kursch, Aretha Franklin, and many more? - Metal_Treasure
Great singer. His vocals on 'We are the world' were mind blowing. - chipower
Solid singer. His vocals on "We are the world" were amazing.
Dio has one of the most controlled and powerful voices Metal. Since Metal is one of the more technical (and misunderstood) genres of music I believe Dio should be way higher on this list.
Of all the singers on this list Dio is either the best, or the second best (Freddy Mercury is also one hell of a vocalist).
But to be honest, I can't even take this list seriously. I mean, Gaga on number 19? Really? As an artist she deserves respect but as a vocalist she sure doesn't belong on a list of most POWERFUL singing voices.
Ronnie James Dio, the most powerful voice in metal, at 13?
Listen to Heaven and Hell and tell me why isn't he on the top of the list. Other guys that deserve to be higher are Freddie Mercury, Myles Kennedy and Steve Perry(Aw, c'mon! You may not like him but he does have a great voice. )
Some guys that deserve to be on this list are Roger Daltrey and Paul Rodgers(Really Great voices. Belong in the top 10. But never given the credit they deserve. )
I have never heard a more powerful voice than Ronnie James Dio! I can never get enough of any of his music mostly because of his voice! For those who don't like him there is definitely something wrong with your ears!
The best metal vocalist ever!V 8 Comments
Why is Kelly being mentioned all the way down at 69? She's far better than most of the singers in the top 20. This awful ranking does her and incredible injustice. She sings with such power and her range is incomparable to most. In my opinion, the first and best American Idol so far.
Sings with powerful without singing loud, that's a gift. Few can match the whisper power.
I love you. YOUR VOICE inspires me. You're the best singer ever! If you only knew how much I love your voice Kelly.
Who the heck with pathetic sense of music has invented this ridiculous list...Just look at the initial and laughable fews... seriously Christina Aguillera and some below mediocre singers better than Kelly in terms of intensifying and powerful voice...Give me a break...
She is older so has had a lot of time to develop her voice. She has an incredible voice! List to some of her old stuff and yoh will stunner
Most fabulous artist ever
Classic power. - Rosniac88
THE BEST SINGER TO EVER GRACE THE PLANET. PERIOD.
Janis is the best female singer of all time. Powerful voice.
She lived her songs on the stage..
The only reason she isn't no. 1 in this list is because you have not seen her perform. Listen to her and you will the fire burning inside you.
The one and only; Janis Joplin, The Queen of Rock n Roll
Oh, please tell me this was added by a troll. Britney Spears and. Powerful do not go in the same sentence. Her voice is pure autotune. - 3DG20
No way man. This is so wrong on so many levels. She is not synonymous with power at all. - Rosniac88
She's awesome. Plain, flat-out awesome
It's Britney Bitch.V 2 Comments
Graham Bonnet is a very very good singer with amazingly powerful voice.
Have a listen to Rainbow, Alcatrazz or Michael Schenker Group and you'll see.
Can't believe he wasn't even on this list! He should be in top 5.
One of the loudest voices ever (Rainbow - All night long) - Metal_TreasureV 1 Comment
I think Celine should be number one because she has got the most beautiful voice I have ever heard nobody can out sing her she blows everybody out of the water and she's just a really great and awesome person I wish I could meet her in person and go to one of her shows she as always been one of my favorites.
Amazing voice. Has been low profile lately due to her style of singing fading for awhile but is making a comeback. Has an excellent voice which can't be denied. By the way there are three people in the top five that I have never heard of including number one. : )
Awesome singer, with a very strong voice. Her throat can play any tune. When she sings in a higher voice she don't make mistakes like others do.
She did Titanic song in 1 take. She's controlled and full of power. You go girl. - Rosniac88V 16 Comments
Charice has so far sang covers of some great singers. She did not only give justice to the songs, she slayed them. She would always put something personal, her own identity, to the song and make it her own. Because of her powerful voice, she is capable to being creative in her singing. Her original songs are also covered by other singers. I still have to wait, however, for a singer who could actually sing "As Long As You're There" --a Glee original song-- and hit the extremely high and low notes like Charice did. I still have to wait for another singer who could sing Charice's upbeat songs live like Pyramid Remix and I Love You Remix without having to grasp for breath and still manage to smile to the audience. She's got really incredible sets of pipes! I'm looking forward to listening to her live singing of her new songs like Before It Explodes, Louder, One Day, Lost The Best Thing because, again, these will show her vocal power with the appropriate emotions shown in her ...more
For a female performance, no doubt Charice does the job and should be number one. See self titled album. Although, this poll isn't very accurate. Most of these claims are more opinions rather than fact. Why not measure their voices to see how powerful they really are. I know we have machines that can measure them. More importantly, the person who has the most powerful voice doesn't mean he or she is the best. I'd look for the "goose bump factor", range, power, control, crispness and emotion. But I think the "goose bump factor" is all you need- humans have this that acts as a biological sensor much like a 6th sense which tells us that what we're sensing is awesome. I call this the "endorphin effect". Try listening to Charice live or blast the volume out if you want to experience what I'm talking about. Once you do, then you'll understand. Remember "Goose Bump Factor"!
She is Oprah's MOST TALENTED GIRL and David Foster called her a LASERBEAM, try searching her over the youtube and you'll agree with what Ellen de Generes said that "YOU WILL BE BLOWN AWAY" because truly among the singers here on the list SHE HAS THE "MOST" POWERFUL SINGING VOICE! SHE'S NO. 1 THE BEST AMONG THE REST!
My God her voice is so amazing! I can't imagine! Did anyone see her performance on GLEE! So wonderfulV 18 Comments
She is an amazing artist. I swear she has like 6 octave ranges. You must see her live!
Hansi Kursch of Blind Guardian should be in the top 10. This list is biased as all Hell because people who listen to Pop music have never even heard of Hansi. This is so wrong.
His voice is the reason, Nickelback is hit.
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