Singers with the Most Powerful Singing Voice

The Top Ten

1 David Phelps

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.

At the top where he should be. What a heavenly voice!

V 362 Comments
2 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (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 a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

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

Dimash - the best of the best!

V 104 Comments
3 Freddie Mercury 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.

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.

In my opinion Freddie Mercury should be in #1
Oh come on people 😡 this is the true legend ☝🏻here should be #1 ever in history all of you must watch LIVE AID there you can see most people there are happy singing along with Freddie Mercury because of QUEEN performance 💞 Keep Replying Button again

V 78 Comments
4 Rhydian Roberts Rhydian Roberts Rhydian James Roberts, known as Rhydian, is a classically trained Welsh baritone singer, musical theatre actor and television presenter.

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! LOL

V 9 Comments
5 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

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

Nice singer number 1

V 31 Comments
6 Michael Jackson 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.

My opinion:
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.

How MJ could be on no. 8 he is the best of the best ever.

V 25 Comments
7 Josh Groban Josh Groban

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
Everybody's shows

His angelic voice DEFINES powerful. It defines amazing. It defines the best male voice ever. This man defines an angel sent down from heaven.

He is the most amazing singer on the face of the earth hism voice should be worshiped!

V 11 Comments
8 Elvis Presley 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.

Recently been discovering later live performances of a cover Elvis did called "hurt", my god man they are mostly RCA soundboard and bootleg. Does not seem to matter-----the almost unworldly immense talent and emotion still shine through all these years later----wow.

Weather you like his music or not, Elvis had a most amazing and unique voice. But this evaluation is about power. Listen to Elvis sing American Trilogy and then form your opinion. It will send chills up your spine.

He could sing every thing from gospel to rock and poured his hart into all that he sang the best hands down

He didn't write most of his songs. But still I appreciate his vocal skills. For a 50s singer, he has quite powerful voice. - zxm

V 11 Comments
9 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.

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.

She has the voice of soaring beauty. While singing the low notes, she can shift to the high notes simultaneously.

THE BEST! UNDISPUTED!

V 11 Comments
10 Adam Lambert 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.

Just listen to Adam Lambert's powerful voice in perfect harmony with Queen during their EMA 2011 performance together.

How can Adam Lambert be ranked so low on this list at the moment? If his voice were any more powerful, it would register on the Richter Scale.

Electrifying voice. His range is amazing. His concerts are the only ones I go to. No other could come close to this mans unbelievable gift of voice and showmanship. Simply charming also

His voice is more powerful than most of the people on this list.

V 16 Comments

The Newcomers

? Shraddha Kapoor Shraddha Kapoor
? Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

The Contenders

11 Chester Bennington 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.

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

So powerful yet full of feeling. Beautiful scream impossible to describe. Deserves top ten maybe top five spot. Millions can relate to what he's preaching in his songs.

V 21 Comments
12 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

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.

Amy's voice is awesome! Her music is beautiful.

V 8 Comments
13 Sarah Geronimo Sarah Geronimo Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only ...read more.

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
14 Celine Dion Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

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. - Rosniac88

V 16 Comments
15 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

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.

ADELE IS QWEEENNN

V 13 Comments
16 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

Lady Gaga is a talented woman with a voice that compliments many styles of music. She is a classically trained pianist who can play ballads with the best of them. She writes all her songs and can play them with just the piano alone. Her duet with Tony Bennet speaks for itself. Aside from her domination of the music industry, Lady Gaga is expanding her talent into the political and social world and she has proved to be an unstoppable force.

This is about the most powerful singing voice which means who has the highest level of emotions that an artist can put out in a single note. Lady Gaga can put her emotions to her voice, specially bravery, happiness, pride, and sadness.

Lady gaga has a very strong voice that is capable of many things. She could change the world with it. When she performs she really gets the crowds attention.. He he gaga please marry me x_x

Lady Gaga has one hell of a voice that's for sure!

V 11 Comments
17 Bruce Dickinson 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.

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
Trooper

Thanks

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
18 Luciano Pavarotti 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.

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 is the most powerful tenor in the world... It's a joke that he is not the first, let alone top 5...

Don't be ridiculous... OF COURSE Luciano Pavarotti has the most powerful voice the world has ever known!

V 10 Comments
19 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera   Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

Very very good singer! And she kills it when she sings! Her voice is very very likable and Christina is so beautiful! Her hit genie in a bottle really had a female lead! So does Your Body. And she also expresses a lot of things in her songs such a Circle and Woohoo! Wish this amazing powerful singer good luck with her Career! Keep singing! Woohoo

Honestly #19 is SO not good for this singer. Sure she has messed up before, who doesn't. But there is no arguing that this young artist has one of the ABSOLUTE BEST and STRONGEST voices in the industry today.

Man, nobody holds a candle to her. Best female singer ever! If I could sing like anybody, Christina would be it.

Why is she this low on the list she's a powerhouse "the voice of our generation". She's has one of the most unique singing voice who brings power and emotion when she sing (legend Xtina)

V 26 Comments
20 Johnny Gill 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.

This dude is the truth, you can't talk about powerful singers without mentioning Johnny Gill. - DaWyteNight

21 Steve Perry 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.

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!

Love his voice. Another icon of powerful, immaculate vocals. He rocks. - Rosniac88

V 10 Comments
22 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

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

23 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

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

24 James LaBrie James LaBrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.

James has a wide vocal range. He should be top 5 of all time.

25 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

His voice is incredible. - PlanetDeadwing

He have a honest voice!

Great voice

26 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.

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

27 M. Shadows 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.

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.

When he sings, he uses a lot of power. That's why he is one of my favorite singers - zxm

V 5 Comments
28 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

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
29 Barbara Streisand

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.

30 Adam Gontier Adam Gontier Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

He has a God given angelic voice. I listen to him everyday.

You've got to be kidding me O.O
Adam no. 42?

31 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell 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.
32 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.

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
Impossible

Breaking Benjamin Live On m/

V 5 Comments
33 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Just listen to Russian Roulette and tell me you can't hear her voice shaking with power and anxiety. Beautiful.

Live she is weak, on stage is where you find out if someone can actually sing.

She is great you can listen to Disturbia or Umbrella of her to hear a special voice.

Her? Powerful? You've got to be kidding me! Whoever thinks rihanna has a powerful voice must be high on crack or stupidity. Like, I'm not even a fan of Beyoncé but how is she below rihanna on this list? - DaWyteNight

V 4 Comments
34 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson

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...

35 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross

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?

36 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

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
37 Ronnie James Dio 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.

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!

Dio belongs at the top. 29 won't do.

V 7 Comments
38 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

She is the best

Her boice incredibly powerful! That note she hit singing with Angie in American Idol! Oh my Lord!

I love her I honestly sound like her a bit but less powerfulk

One of the best debiutant in world music last month, she's have such a wonderwull voice, this technic! Ogh it's amazing

39 Charise Pempengco

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 wonderful

V 18 Comments
40 David Archuleta David Archuleta David James Archuleta is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.

Archuleta is exceptionally talented. Not only for the beauty in his voice but in the way he performs live. I've never seen anyone else give a live performance like he does. If you haven't seen him yet, you really need to. You won't regret it.

David Archuleta's voice has a unique tone, velvety and yet extremely powerful. Not to knock anyone but it was very apparent how incredibly gorgeous, rich, and booming his voice was compared to the Osmonds 2nd Generation when he sang with them once. O2G members are accomplished singers themselves but David's voice was unmistakable, instantly recognizable. I was stunned at how beautifully strong it was and how it soared above all the others'! His voice is breathtaking! David really is an amazing amazing singer! And the power of his voice also has everything to do with how it can touch the listener's heart and move you. I can't say enough about how good he is live. He is a must-hear-live kind of an artist!

David's voice is unique, no one sounds like him. His voice is powerful and fills the arena and you feel his emotions. David's musicality skills and interpretations of songs make you love songs you didn't like before. His original songs are amazing and have great lyrics that are inspiring and make you think. David is wise beyond his years and will be a legend, he sings for the love of music, not for the fame and it shows, he has values he will not compromise.

Only singer that I have seen that makes me feel when he sings! He literally gives me goosebumps!

V 137 Comments
41 Ian Gillan Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

One of the most powerful vocalists of all time, very strong!

3rd place for him

42 Matt Barlow Matt Barlow 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.

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

43 James Ingram James Ingram
44 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Janis is the best female singer of all time. Powerful voice.

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.

V 1 Comment
45 Graham Bonnet Graham Bonnet 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.

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_Treasure

V 1 Comment
46 John Cooper John Cooper John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
47 Teddy Pendergrass 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.
48 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

John Lennon is so much better than Rihanna he writes his own songs and doesn't use auto-tune!

I think singers that change the world are awesome

His was the voice of reason...of peace and harony...of all things possible. Hi was the voice of heart, soul ad mind!

49 Morten Harket Morten Harket Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released ten studio albums and topped the charts internationally after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985.

The greatest voice of all... The voice oft a-ha... So soft, so powerful... He's a very nice men, so sexy... The dream oft my sleepless nights

Even getting older his voice is still top. With a different sound-quality but boy does he have breath for long notes :-)

Crystal high notes as well as warm low one and you feel your soul hugged

Heard a live performance taped on YouTube and he was great. Still hit the notes. I thought it was not going to be as good because he's older and what not but he proved me wrong. - Rosniac88

V 13 Comments
50 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch 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 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.

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Male Singers with the Most Powerful Singing Voices Least Powerful Singing Voices Singers With the Most Boring Singing Voices Singers With the Coolest Singing Voices Singers With the Biggest Singing Voices

List Stats

46,000 votes
330 listings
10 years, 26 days old

Top Remixes (18)

1. Regine Velasquez
2. Sarah Geronimo
3. Rachelle Ann Go
MosesG20
1. Johnny Gill
2. Nicole Scherzinger
3. Whitney Houston
DaWyteNight
1. Phil Collins
2. Chris Cornell
3. Michael Jackson
WWEWBMortalKombatFan

WRemix
View All 18

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P