Top Ten Most Underrated Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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.

Well, when it comes to this site, she's the most overrated thing ever. - naFrovivuS

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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.

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.

BILLY OCEAN SHOULD BE ON THIS LIST!

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3 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.

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.

One of the best vocalists in the music industry today. -

Are you kidding? She's by far the most overrated singer next to Jackie Evancho. Her voice is pretty average. - naFrovivuS

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4 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.

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

No one knows who this is! - olliv

Chithramma is an angel of music. She can easily sing even at a very high pitch. Mesmerizing voice. Sounds like honey. Love Chithramma like anything.

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5 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.

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

6 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.

Considered the best metal singer, right there with Ozzy and Rob Halford - SoldierOfFortune

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

7 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.

The only deserving artist to be on this list.

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8 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

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

She's talented but not as publicized as the others, which is exactly why she is UNDERrated.

I thinks she has retired, what a shame. maybe she will make a comeback some day.

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9 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.

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.

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

How is Nick Jonas more underrated than her! - DaWyteNight

10 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig

The Newcomers

? James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
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The Contenders

11 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.

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

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

12 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

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

13 Christina Perri Christina Perri

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

14 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

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.

Why does the crappy singer selena get more attention for her music but not demi, its really sad to live on this world

People need to stop considering her to be a Disney star. She's insanely talented and she writes her own music unlike other pop artist.

SHE NAILS ALL THE HIGH NOTES! I still don't understand why she hasn't won a grammy!

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15 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.

Very talented, very great, and very acknowledged. Huge fan, and he deserves all the acclaim he gets, but I think even Ed himself would tell you he's not underrated.

Ed sheeran is insanely talented, such a great singer, and a totally down-to-earth, kind human being. I don't think he's underrated though. Not overrated either. I think he's in a really good place right now.

He is such a talented singer, better than beiber, sam smith and nick jonas... His new album X is a great achievement, he deserves more fame!

He's very talented, but I don't know if I'd consider him underrated. Just look at how well his latest album did. - MarianasPilots

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16 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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17 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.

18 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.
19 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson

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

She can out sing almost everyone on this list, a truly underrated singer

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20 Skylar Grey Skylar Grey Holly Brook Hafermann, who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer and songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin.

Truly Underrated

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