Top Ten Most Underrated Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

She has perhaps the most beautiful voice in the history of recorded music. But that's not even her biggest strength; it's not what she's good at.
What she's really good at is making people cry. There's never been another singer quite like her.

The most beautiful voice many have never heard. We really have to change that.

Doesn't get the airplay of other young singers but her thrilling voice is well worth the effort to catch her on YouTube, CD, DVD and in concert.

Hoping for more radio airplay in the near future.

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2 Nick Jonas Nick Jonas Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.

Maybe if they sang better they wouldn't be underrated - BreakFastBeast2005

Seriously, when people here the word "Jonas" people automatically associate the guys with Disney Channel and their younger music. Nick Jonas is eighteen years old now with his old band. His voice has matured and he is ready to take on the music industry. He has a great range and a tender voice with great lyrics. Give his band Nick Jonas & the Administration a try. He really is phenomenal. - dancergirl1800

Nick has written and produced his own music, music with his brothers, and for other artists. He plays guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar, and I've heard he also plays the cello! He can do it all, and his voice is now matured, making him sound even better. He has a very good falsetto, and can even transfer over into theater! He can sing pop, rock, R^^B, I mean, just because he's a Jonas doesn't mean he isn't talented! He always plays live, and so do his brothers! He wrote a 7 piece score, even. Give the guy a chance, people, that's all I ask.

Unlike other pop stars of his age, Nick strives to outperform himself every time. Please don't judge him because of his surname- I know it sounds awful but I had disliked the Jonas Brothers when they were the worldwide craze. I bought a DVD of Les Miz and well, I changed my opinions about him (fangirl moment right there! ). He is an artist who has matured before our very eyes. He deserves a lot, really.

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3 Matt Heafy Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.
4 Mike Patton 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.

MIKE PATTON IS A GOD AND HE IS THE REASON THE ALIENS WON'T COME TO EARTH BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID AND THEY DAMN WELL KNOW THEY CAN'T DEFEAT HIM.

In my honest opinion, he's 22 times better than today's JB, Gaga, Taylor and everyone from 1 Direction

All I have to say is, you won't find a vocalist as diverse, as bizarre in style and dynamic vocally as Mike Patton. Excellent vocal chops combined with an off-the-walls weirdness. No album this guy is on is the same from a vocal standpoint. Something completely different each time. Best work is definitely on Faith No More's Angel Dust and Mr. Bungle's California.

The guy's got a six-octave vocal range. But it's a shame that Faith No More only had one big hit.

5 Connie Talbot Connie Talbot Connie Talbot (born November 20th, 2000) is an English child singer who rose to fame as a finalist on the first season of Britain's Got Talent. She is currently active as an independent music artist on YouTube.
6 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.

Her voice is like a lullaby

I LOVE HER! Her songs are great, she has beautiful singing, and I think she needs more attention

She has such a beautiful voice and a lot of talent. Not a lot of people talk about her. I think she deserves some honorable mention. The song she sings have really good lyrics too.

Amy Lee is one of the few female artists that can actually sing and write music.

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7 Matthew Bellamy 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.

Not underrated and overrated. His falsetto is amazing. - Userguy44

His amazing falsetto makes him so underrated in my book, even if the band itself has a big fanbase

8 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

She has a beautiful voice. As soon as I See her in the list, I voted for her, because I really believe she is underrated in the part of India where I live. I'm from Bengal. _Samya Roy

No one knows who this is! - olliv

I just voted for a random singer that I don't know to say that Jay Sean is so underrated that he was not included in this entire list. Just listen to one of his songs and then you'll know why he deserves to be in this list. I'd recommend Down by Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne. Thank me later.

One of the Greatest Singers in INDIA

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9 Christina Grimmie Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

She should be 1st. Also WHY ARE ALL THE POPULAR SINGERS ON THIS LIST! WHY IS DUMD JACKIE EVANCHO ABOVE HER! Her death was so sad for people who enjoyed her music. Please help her be 1st.

10 Isaac Hayes Isaac Hayes

The Newcomers

? Will Young Will Young
? John Farnham John Farnham John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.

The Contenders

11 Christine McVie
12 Art Garfunkel Art Garfunkel Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, poet and actor. He partnered in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

As the only one of your top ten that truly does fit this category, I will vote for Garfunkel. Seriously though, the rest of your top ten is filled with people who have had maybe one or two hits at the most, yet are rated highly on a lot of these lists. That's overrated, folks, not underrated.

Really the only one of the top five I agree with, although overall this list looks better, it must have been shuffled. At least Underwood isn't listed as highly underrated, which was the biggest joke on any of these lists.

Watched their 1981 concert at Central Park on PBS last night, and it confirmed to me what an amazing voice Art Garfunkel has.

There would be no Simon and Garfunkel... Without garfunkel

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13 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.

Amazing range, great pitch, awesome looks...AMAZING VOCALS-SHE IS #1

She is so underrated yet so talented. She has got everything! She has great voice. She can sing anything from opera and broadway to rock and r&b. She is an amazing performer and she is incredible dancer. She is so likeable, hard working, down to earth, funny and goofy. She is also so so beautiful. Wish she would release more music. Don't understand why she has had to scrap so many albums in the past.

Scherzinger is a legend. A real legend - mariazobeidi

She can sing so much better than so many singers! Go YouTube and search Nicole scherzinger ave maria, or nicole scherzinger poison acoustic live, BEST IS PHANTOM OF OPERA NICOLE SCHERZINGER. you WONT REGRET

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14 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.

One of the greatest rock vocalists ever

Ronnie James Dio is not underrated. Most metalheads recognize and appreciate his work and influence. He's a great singer nonetheless. - CrimsonShark

Considered the best metal singer, not that overrated. - SoldierOfFortune

He too came on top,he deserves more attention - zxm

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15 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
16 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.

Definitely. This guy has got a versatile voice and is among the best that Power Metal has to offer. Very talented indeed and Blind Guardian is made better by his vocal delivery. - CrimsonShark

He should be all above the singers above him because he is actually Underrated the rest above him are either Not Underrated or Overrated - christangrant

Greatest german metal singer and one of the best metal singers,very underrated,he is nowhere of best metal singers of top 20 or 30 - zxm

17 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.

Overrated. - Luckys

Overrated - pigiest

I get so frustrated that she is underrated. She's a powerhouse and her vocal range is beyond ordinary. I don't know why selena is so overrated when she can't even sing. Demi doesn't need any kind of auto tuning. She has the most empowering songs like warrior, skyscraper and stone cold etc. She is also working for mental health issues. Guys please for once listen to her music and you'll start loving her.

She is extremely overrated. She has amazing vocals and lyrics. Instead people would rather listen to bodak yellow.

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18 Chuck Billy Chuck Billy Charles "Chuck" Billy is an American vocalist, who is best known as the vocalist for the thrash metal band Testament.
19 Joe Elliott Joe Elliott Joseph Thomas Elliott Jr. is an English singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the lead singer of the English rock band Def Leppard.
20 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).

Finally he came on the top 10,thanks @Metal_Treasure for your remix and putting him on the top. - zxm

Three words: Child in Time.

The only person in the 20 that is actually underrated - dlbk03

21 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

He is better than Kurt. - Userguy44

This man had a booming vocal range that sent chills down your spine. Only a few people on this list come close.

Awesome

This guy had a great voice, just look up "man in the box live" and you will see he also was a great songwriter. (I say was because he's not with us anymore) R.I. P Layne - superluke10000

22 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.
23 Christina Perri Christina Perri Christina Judith Perri is an American singer and songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After her debut single "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the television series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions. ...read more.

I've heard Christina and this is really a pretty reasonable choice. At least she's not someone like Evancho or Amy Lee who are voted in the top five on every list, then you turn around and call them underrated.

Her songs are so beautiful, emotional. Her voice is gentle when it comes to sing a sad or soft song, powerful in such songs like "Human". She's also beautiful with her nature looks, not showing off her body like other female celebrities, I'm not judging them.
She should be noticed more than she is now. - Randy-Nighell

Best on the list.

24 Chrissy Costanza Chrissy Costanza Christina "Chrissy" Costanza (Born 23rd August 1995) is an American musician and internet blogger, known for her works as a cover artist on YouTube and as the lead vocalist of the New York-based Pop Rock/Pop Punk band Against the Current.

That’s my girl

25 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.

Since Adam Lambert is considered underrated, I think the names John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, and Stevie Wonder should be added. The reason? They are all rated BELOW Lambert in the best male singer list. In fact, Lambert is rated ahead of everyone other than Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, and Elvis. Sorry, folks. Adam's not THAT good. Remove him from this list immediately.

Adam Lambert has so much talent, but after Idol so many people just forgot about him! He has such a powerful voice and an incredible range. Look up his performance of "Who Wants to Live Forever? " with Queen... It took my breath away!

No one has forgotten about him. Rated very high on virtually every Top Tens list. Not overrated, but certainly not underrated.

Adam lambert certainly can SING, so much better than many other singers nowadays. Have you even heard his vocal range? Its crazy. And he's such a great, natural performer, always killing it in his live performances. Not to mention his new album is so GOOOD, the lyrics are meaningful, the songs sound greaat. I think he should have more fame, his music should be more widely listened to. He deserves more. Just saying.

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26 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Distinctly underrated singer when compared to the rest of The Beatles and most other people on this list. A beautiful voice that must be recognised! - fruitslicer2000

27 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

I thought she died. - Luckys

Definitely shouldn't be on this list... - DaWyteNight

This is the first name I have seen on this list that I do feel may be underrated. I'm not familiar with KS Chithra, but the rest of your top five are all incredibly overrated. Jonas is the only one of your top five that plays an instrument, and just because he ditched his brothers doesn't mean he's all of a sudden a great artist. This is really a screwy list, and I think we need a definition of underrated here.

It seems like people are starting to forget her, but she was famous at the early 2000s

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28 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

He was so awesome! He was a great singer/guitarist, and very inspirational. He was beautiful inside and out. Just looking at his face makes you feel so happy. It makes me sad that he died. This man was an angel. The Cars are a great but underrated band that need more recognition. Benjamin Orr was amazing. He will definitely be missed.

The Midnight Special video of Just What I Needed made me fall in love with Benjamin Orr. He had the best voice, best moves, Best Look of all rockers. The Cars should have been part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a long time ago.

Benjamin Orr had a voice that immediately touched your heart. Like a chemical reaction. Once that happens his voice haunts you forever.

Totally underrated! I still listen to The Lace! !

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29 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Definitely a great singer, but in no way is he underrated. - pigiest

He is a good singer, but he is not underrated. - Luckys

I would say one of the most overrated singers - micahisthebest

no he gay

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30 Frank Black Frank Black Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis.
31 Skylar Grey Skylar Grey Holly Brook Hafermann, who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer and songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin.

Her songwriting is exceptional, she also has the voice of an angel and an amazing range

Truly Underrated

32 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

I wish this generation was more cultured. Love this guy. - pigiest

Very underrated when compared to the awful musical "acts" of today - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Pure genius. His vocal range is amazing and writes amazing music. Can't believe I only started listening to him this year, wish I've listened to him sooner!

He is amazing he is already really famous but on many singers listes he is like in one hundredth when he should be in top 15 -

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33 Juliet Simms
34 Tori Amos Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
35 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

Definitely not underrated - pigiest

She is good but I really hate to put anyone who achieved their fame by way of a reality show on the underrated list. The show itself gives them fame and a real leg up on the competition. There are at least five in this top twenty alone (and I'm not familiar with everyone) who achieved because of a singing contest. Maybe someone else is just as talented but doesn't have wealthy parents to take them to all their singing contests or able to afford voice lessons. I just think anybody who was on American Idol, America's Got Talent, ot The Voice, for example, has had exposure others couldn't dream of and just by that notoriety, isn't underrated.

Sorry but I have to officially disqualify Kelly from the list since I saw her on the best country singers list. When you start showing up on lists you don't even belong on, you lose your underrated status. Should we put her on the best opera and reggae singers lists, too?

She has an amazing range, power, versatility, control, and tone that's shown much more in her live concerts, and on American Idol than in her recordings. - ilovekelly75

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36 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.

Johnny could out-sing all these little chris brown's! - DaWyteNight

37 Tiffany Alvord Tiffany Alvord Tiffany Lynn Alvord is an American singer and songwriter. She has been cited as one of YouTube's first "home-grown celebrities".
38 John Mayer John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.

John Mayer is a genius. He is an amazing guitarist and his songs are great. I don't know why he is so underrated. Also I don't understand why Ed Sheeran is in this list because he is one of the most listened artists today. I love both these artists, but I think, John Mayer should be given more attention than what he is. He has only 500K+ subscibers in his Vevo whereas Ed Sheeran has millions. So Ed Sheeran is no where near underrated. He shouldn't be in this list. But I personally think that John Mayer should be one of the top 5 people in this list because he is underrated as hell and people should realize it. He deserves better.

I will absolutely agree John Mayer is underrated, especially as a guitar player. I looked at Rolling Stone's list of 100 best guitarists, and was floored that Mayer wasn't on it, although they did have him talking about other guitarists. Best guitar player of this generation, and I don't think it's even close.

John Mayer should definitely be placed within the top 5 artists in the list. He is not just an amazing singer and a skillful guitarist. He is a profound lyricist as well. Yet many of his songs like 'slow dancing in a burning room' and 'in your atmosphere' remain under-appreciated. Such a shame!

We love you john!

I don't have words to describe how amazing his voice is, let alone his guitar playing. He is my favourite singer/guitarist of all time. The fact that he is underrated actually makes his songs more special to me.

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39 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

Overrated. - Luckys

overrated - sajaaltai

I wouldn't say she's on the level of the others on this list, but so many people think she can't sing, and her first album completely disproves that. - ilovekelly75

She is actually overrated nowadays. Her songs now suck

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40 Ashlee Simpson Ashlee Simpson Ashley Nicolle Næss, known by the stage name Ashlee Simpson, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and media personality.
41 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

How is she not at the top... lana deserves better :(

I actually think she's overrated. her voice is great though - sajaaltai

Best singer ever

She has problems live, but when she's good she's the best, she can go from a high pitched barbie voice to a dark alluring seductive voice, she's also pretty good emoting with her voice only, Shades Of Cool is strikingly sad because of the emotion on her voice. - LukeTargaryen

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42 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Why are there so many overrated singers on this list? - pigiest

He's popular, not underrated! - sajaaltai

He is really popular. I don't know what is his name doing in here

It's really quite simple to explain how JT's name got on this list. In typical Top Ten fashion, the voters ignored the category and voted for their favorite singer. Most of the artists in this Top 20 are anything but underrated.

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43 Guy Sebastian Guy Sebastian Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Malaysian-Australian singer and songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2015 and 2016.

Amazing voice

Definitely NOT underrated.

Amazing voice

44 Joe

The real king of r&b - DaWyteNight

45 Billy Ocean Billy Ocean
46 Alex Gaskarth Alex Gaskarth Alexander William "Alex" Gaskarth is an English-American singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician and actor.

what - Luckys

Look at this dude. Oh No No HAHAA - DarkBoi-X

47 Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
48 Scott Weiland Scott Weiland Scott Richard Weiland was an American musician, singer and songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer of the band Stone Temple Pilots from 1989 to 2002 and 2008 to 2013.
49 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
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