Top 10 Best Male Singers in Concert

The Top Ten
1 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose 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 the initials MJ... read more

Michael was the total package. He is what everyone wants to be, what everyone aspired to be, including Freddie Mercury. Michael Jackson's stamina and energy were unseen. He was able to transfer that energy to the audience. He was able to mesmerize you and make you say, "What in the world?" Just amazing talent. In the world of music, first comes Michael Jackson, then... well... everyone else.

Supremacy, incredibility, extreme and artistically talented, prominent, absolutely notable, humanitarian, eternal, very spiritual - what else can I say? No words to describe him, but he was superhuman.

He used to be so free in dancing or singing, which is shown in official videos and live concerts because he improvises with his extraordinary effects, beatboxing, and the coolest effects ever we could see, and absolutely rare.

We love you, and we will love you.

MICHAEL JACKSON... YES!
The stage belonged to him, literally.
Watch his concerts on YouTube, and you will know what this man was all about.
If God could sing and dance, He would sound and look like Michael Jackson.
Even if people didn't understand English, they could connect with him emotionally and mentally.
Those who witnessed him live, witnessed history.
Those who get to know him on a deeper level will be changed overnight for their own betterment.
May his light shine upon us forever.

2 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 vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been in 3 other bands (Ibex, Sour Milk Sea,... read more

Freddie Mercury got the nickname 'Mercury' because the Roman messenger from the gods was named Mercury. I truly believe that Freddie was a messenger from the gods. God sent him at that time because if he was sent any later, he wouldn't have been able to make his music because nowadays, music is all about screaming until you puke your voice box out. And if he was sent any earlier, the Beatles wouldn't have ever even touched a microphone because they were nothing compared to Queen. Freddie Mercury was taken away from us because he was needed to make music for everyone in heaven. He truly was the messenger of the gods.

Freddie was just far more versatile than Michael Jackson. Freddie practically sang every single genre: pop, vaudeville, 1930s swing, jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, and metal. He could sing the most delicate ballads such as 'You Take My Breath Away', up until aggressive metal such as 'Gimme The Prize'. He could sing with resonance in his lower and his higher register. Because of Freddie's deeper tone and timbre, people don't always realize that he actually sang higher than Michael Jackson. But most amazingly was the emotion he added to everything he sang.

3 Josh Groban Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records.

Just saw Josh in concert. His voice range is amazing, and he hits every note with perfect pitch. He's charming, funny, intelligent, and relates to the audience better than anyone I've ever seen. Plus, his audience was filled with people of every age. He's truly wonderful!

Superb, brilliant, resounding, tender, amazing young voice - and from such a well-meaning person. A philanthropist, too. The world is better because he is in it - not something that can be said for all with talent.

The voice - as perfect on stage as in the studio (VERY rare). Stage presence, energy, audience interaction - Josh Groban is SIMPLY THE BEST (and I've seen hundreds!).

4 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. Before he was known for Linkin Park, Bennington was the lead singer of post-grunge act Grey Daze who was heavily inspired by Stone Temple Pilots they released two albums with Chester before his death. Wake Me and No Sun Today,... read more

Not only is Chester super amazing, but his ability to perform live shows that he doesn't use auto-tune or anything - he's just purely talented. He also really cares about his fans. Check out a video on YouTube where he stopped the entire concert because a fan hurt themselves. He really puts all of himself out there when he performs. I've got to see him live someday!

Chester Bennington is amazing, let's face it. He's super talented, and it's not every day you find a guy who can sing like him. Yeah, he's not a male Whitney Houston or anything, but he makes good quality music and puts his heart and soul into what he does. He is phenomenal.

This guy is amazing live. I believe he is one of the best singers alive. There are a lot of great singers out there, and he should be in the top 10 as he is now. But since I am a big fan of him, in my opinion, he should be number 1.

5 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.

Obviously, nobody who votes on this list has ever seen Steve Perry live in concert. If they had, they would realize that Perry has very little, if any, real competition.

The Voice in concert is amazing. Today's newer generations sadly missed out. Just look at them now, listening to terrible pop music!

This guy is known for improving his vocal performances at live shows. He should be in the top three, not at number 89.

6 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.

Never fails to be the best. Ever. Some artists sound downright crappy live, but Avenged Sevenfold is the greatest!

Beastly screams and the powerful voice of Shads is easily the best male singer live! Every time he nails it live!

Amazing - Not a note off, always hitting those really hard notes as well. Amazing.

7 Hansi Kursch 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 each vocal track individually because harmonizers and "perfect pitch" programs don't work with... read more
8 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.
9 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race... read more

THE greatest in concert ever, that lot above him couldn't tie up his shoelaces. Fantastic clothes, magnificent stage presence, amazing charisma, and a wonderful voice. He never had to go outside America to do a concert. His fans flew in from all over the world to see him. What a star. No. 9, what a joke. He is No. 1!

None compares to the King. He's unmatched. The voice, the look, the show, the music, the contact with his audience - just watch one of his live shows on DVD, and you'll understand what I mean.

This list is nonsense. Elvis, the greatest entertainer the world has ever known, at No. 9! Magnificent stage presence, fantastic voice, beautiful looks - all together in a class of his own. Put the man where he belongs, at number 1.

10 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.

He is such a great live performer and is now the touring frontman for Queen! His concerts are incredible, and he's never used Auto-Tune!

Come on, Glamberts! Adam Lambert has so much talent and puts on such incredible shows!

I have Adam Lambert's concert DVD from his first tour, and it is amazing, just like Adam Lambert.

The Contenders
11 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 in metal culture and is known for his medieval themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile... read more
12 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, (born 7 August 1958) 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.Outside his career in music, Dickinson has pursued a number of other activities. He undertook a career as a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, which led to... read more

Bruce Dickinson should be in the top 5 at least. His voice is literally the best! He sounds amazing live when singing with that much power, and he has the most talent.

#37? Uncultured swines have put 36 other singers above the God. (Just kidding, I approve of some of the vocalists above, but giving God a #37 spot is just lame.)

13 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.
14 Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

I'd like to hear anyone try to hit those notes like Rob. Simply the best.

15 Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.

What a voice he has! He puts everything into his performance, and his passion is profound. He gets my vote anyway!

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17 Tom Chaplin Thomas Oliver Chaplin, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer, best known for being the lead vocalist of British alternative rock band Keane.

His voice is so special you never tire of it. In concerts, he shows great energy and passion, yet still reaches every high note with apparent ease. And just to add the cherry on top, his live vocal range is unlike any other.

There is no way on earth that Tom Chaplin should not be in the top five at the very least.

He is better on stage than anyone else. He should be number one.

18 Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India and is a two-time National Award winner (5 National Award nominations)... read more

Legendary versatile singer. Amazing voice. He always tries to sing songs in different ways. He has been a regular member of live concerts with music maestros like A.R. Rahman & Ilaiyaraja. He has also participated in concerts of Deva, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and Ajay-Atul. He conducts solo concerts and Ghazal concerts all over the world. The Alap he sings before starting the songs is excellent. He has conducted several memorable concerts on Jaya TV.

I'm the biggest fan of Hari Ji. His voice is so amazing! It's very close to my soul. I never miss his concerts. I like his singing style, especially how beautifully he can sing Alap and Sargam.

Legendary versatile singer. Amazing voice. He can fabulously sing Alap and Sargam. One of the best stage performers.

19 Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
20 Brandon Flowers

He has a flawless voice! And live, he sounds just like an angel. It's incredible. How can someone be that good live? Brandon Flowers should definitely be number 1, people!

The lead singer of The Killers puts on a dynamic show. He has one of the strongest voices in rock.

Brandon Flowers rocks any place he plays!

21 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including nine number... read more
22 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of the hair band Bon Jovi from, which was founded by Jon and his pianist, David Bryan, in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit songs “Livin’ on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," and "Wanted Dead or Alive"... read more

The feeling you get at a concert when Jon Bon Jovi is on stage is just incredible. When he is singing and performing, his fans are hooked, and they wish it would never end! I had this feeling last summer at a BJ concert.

Live in concert, Bon Jovi is the best band in the world. Jon gives everything on stage! What a feeling! You wish that the concert would never end.

"Is there a doctor in the house?"

Nobody is better live than him. His voice, energy, and involvement in a show make every concert unique! Perfect!

23 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide vocal range, measuring up to 5 octaves.

He will captivate you with his amazing voice in his concerts. From babies to the elderly, people are just crazy for his angelic singing and sweetest talk. He is such a sweetheart.

A great artist and singer in concert!

24 Jimmy Barnes James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter.
25 Arnel Pineda Arnel Campaner Pineda is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He came to prominence in the Philippines during the 1980s and internationally in 2007 as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey.
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