Top 10 Best Singers for Singing High NotesIf you're a fan of music, you know that hitting high notes can be a real challenge for singers. But when they do it right, it can be absolutely breathtaking. From pop stars to opera singers, we've compiled a list of the best vocalists in the business who can hit those high notes with ease. These singers have not only wowed us with their impressive range but also with their ability to convey raw emotion through their music. So whether you're looking for a power ballad to belt out in the shower or a stunning performance to bring you to tears, these talented artists have got you covered. Get ready to be blown away by the sheer vocal prowess of these incredible singers.
David has the clearest voice no matter what tone he is singing. I got used to hearing him sing with the Gaithers and then I got a chance to go on a cruise with them for 10 whole days. It was Marvelous! After supper each night they all put on a show. Only 1/2 of the people could go, the room was too small. Thus every other night I was able to hear a 2 hour program of David and all the rest of the singers. One night we clapped so long they gave us 2 more songs. I would stand in line if I had to, to vote for David!
New fan of David Phelps but he truly blows me away with his vocals, a very hard thing to do because I myself have a background in music and have heard it all from ear cringing to glorious, and David Phelps is definitely the latter. He clearly has a great talent and is using it for God's work, whereas so many do not. Even in college, he took a stand on this when they were pushing him toward opera or classical, and I respect that about him.
There are artists that can hit a high note now and then, but then there is David Phelps who just effortlessly raises the roof and seems to have an endless amount of air to hold that note. I will never forget the first time I heard Him and I hope the entire world has a chance to hear Him. He is a legend in His own time and He will always be a legend...He has set a standard that very few will be able to compare themselves to.
David Phelps is an amazing tenor who was classically trained and received his vocal training at Baylor University. David sings with the Gaither Vocal Band and also does solo performances. Two of my all time favorite songs is an Italian Aria Nesun Dorma
The other all time favorite is O Holy Night. I think you will find that David has the best vocal range of any male vocalist ever.
He has a fantastic voice with an incredible range of 5 octaves F2 - G7. His voice is flexible, strong, young and very beautiful. When he sings, his heart sinks and goosebumps. He freely passes from the range to the Liapashchon: in the same song he can sing like a baritone, a tenor and a soprano. He is an excellent actor and each of his songs is a performance. Dimash is also a very handsome guy with the exterior of the model.
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Dimash is a one of a kind singer that you will ever met and hear, he has an angelic voice and a very low and super high notes, he can do everything and anything in his voice, he can sing in 12 different languages...he is superb in singing he does not just use his voice in singing but he is always putting his heart and soul in the music he sings and you could feel it right away, he is a verygood story teller though you don't know the language or understands what's he is singing you will felt it like you understand the song very well. And I love to see him that he's always down to earth and had a very humble personality and great respect for people around him and to dears fans. I love his voice so much that I want to hear him sing everyday and now because of him I can sing a different language...
This singer with an incredible voice with a range of 5 octaves: he equally well sings a beautiful, deep baritone; Bright, sensual tenor and an amazing high coloratura soprano. And in each of his songs there are so many emotions and inner strength that the skin goes goosebumps and the heart stops beating. He was glorified to the whole world by cover versions of world hits that he performed on a T.V. competition in China, but he himself writes wonderful songs that people are already singing in chorus. He came to China from Kazakhstan for a part in vocal competition, and a month later became the most popular singer in this huge country. In addition, he has the appearance of a top model and a striking actor's talent.
It's Mariah Carey! Come on! Her high notes, among everything else about her, are legendary! You talk about high notes, you talk about Mariah Carey. It's self-explanatory. It's not even about opinion here, it's FACT that you either sing higher notes than other singers (such as those listed here) or you don't, and Mariah? She does! This cannot be disputed. And she delivers them flawlessly. Personal opinion means nothing when the facts are undeniable.
Mariah sings the highest notes and we all know it. She's a beautiful singer and I can't get "emotions" out of my head. I also love Ariana, Demi, and Michael but, I haven't heard them sing as high as Mariah. Not just that, Mariah rocks the low notes as well! The whistle note is hard for anyone to master especially adults. In my opinion, she sounds like an angel, even the whistle notes though they're annoying (and astonishing for you haters)! Go Mariah!
Mariah Carey versus Celine Dion. Celion sings and hits the high notes better than Mariah, longer and stronger. Just listen to O Holy Night. No one holds those notes like Celine. Mariah sounds like she's dying. No wonder they call it the blues. Celine sings better, not only in English, but beautifully in French as well. Mariah can barely speak English, except black slang. Listen to O Holy Night and the Lord will show you whom he gifted. God Bless you Celine. La Mome Piaff.
As Good as all the other singers in this list is, Mariah Carey is the better singer. She, for me, is a complete package. She can sing very low notes that I, a man, cannot reach (My all - last note) and she also have a very high range that makes any musician freeze, extremely powerful singer (O Holy night - the end of the chorus the first time and the verse afterwards. Mariah also has a really controlled whistle register that not all singers can sing or reach. The way she controls it really should make her the best singer in the world. (O Holy Night, I wanna no what love is, Emotions, etc. ). Here's a hint for all fans to note: If no one on this planet can sing a song that your favorite singer has performed or originated, then you know that he/she is special and one in a trillion. No one can perform Mariah carey songs like Mariah Carey does. Charice sings Whitney Houston and Celine Dion songs really well and they two are Mariah's most fierced rivals in singing. Based on that, I can ...more
Absolute AMAZING god-hood singer. She was on another level compared to other vocalists in every aspect and way possible when it comes to singing. She had natural range that's big and strong. NO OTHER ARTIST has shown, not only the perplexing agility she possessed (almost bird-like), but the sheer range and control she "naturally" possessed in her chest voice without much effort. Really, I've never heard anyone able to take their chest voice up as high as she demonstrates consecutively, song after song in her hits and especially live performances with no hint of struggle. Her head voice is the most beautiful and focused I've ever heard in pop music. And this was all in her golden years.
Mariah Carey is my favorite singer, but I must say Ms. Houston slays everyone, hitting high notes doesn't make you the best singer, strength, control, and ease does. Whitney had that more power and strength that's why she's queen of all divas. She even had to power down, while being "sick" (drugs) to not drown MAriah's voice, in "When you believe". Ms. Carey even admits that she was inspired.
Everything you have written here proves undoubtedly that Whitney is the best of the best.
Please give her her due...
Mariah with her G7 can never ever be compared to Whitney. Whitney could sing the blood out of any living soul.
She was the VOICE!
The greatest voice of all time. She wouldn't be known as 'The Voice' for simply no reason. What Patti Labelle called "The 8th wonder of the world, " Ms. Whitney Elizabeth Houston.
When this angelic young lady uses her God-given voice of an angel to soar into her high-pitch stratosphere, it can take your breath away and even bring years; Jackie's perfect tone and intonation truly makes you feel you're hearing a song descending from heaven!
It's not the quantity of high notes that Jackie sings - it's the quality. Smooth, strong transitions from low to high and back again. Listen to her sing "Lovers". Or "Think of Me." Majestic, sweet, rich and buttery tones prevail in all of Jackie's songs.
"High notes" meaning what? Screeching? Screaming? Whistle-register vocalise without words? Or genuine soprano upper-octave singing? For the latter, look no further that this young lady.
When this angelic young lady soars into her upper range, the sweet purity of her God-given angelic voice brings many people to shed tears of joy, or will at least bring a lump to your throat... unless you're into rappers and shouters!
A lot of people consider Freddie to be the greatest singer that ever lived. One thing when discussing his vocal talent that people seem to not bring up enough is his velvety soft falsetto that is unlike anything else in rock (or any other genre for that matter).
I honestly don't know how Freddie is so low on the scale. He should be number one. I bet I'm going to get people saying "Oh you're just old! Get with the times" I'm only 14 and I know he is amazing and is deserving of the number one spot
Freddie Mercury is as talented as it can get. He's legendary, his music is made with so much dedication and his voice is simply outstanding.
No question. Legendary range+legendary voice= a true legend. I don't understand why he is below the top ten, even by one place.
Ariana Grande is the best singer in the world. I'm not just saying this but she can sing so high like in her song breathin. Ari is also the pretties female on Earth right now and I which she could read this. My favorite album of hers is Thank,u next. I wish I looked like her and could sing like her. I don't understand why people hate her because I love everything about her. She's the best actress. I always look at her Facebook to see what she uploads new. Love her style. Wish more people could like her. Please vote for her and if you think this is true please like.
I LOVE Ariana Grande! My sister and I are constantly battling it out between Ariana Grande and Mitchel Grassi. Obviously Ariana Grande has a higher voice, (not trying to be a stereotype) because she is a girl. Although I think Mitch Grassi has the highest voice as a boy I've ever heard. Go Ariana Grande! She has a vocal range of D3 - B5 - E7. SO HIGH! Mitch Grassi has a vocal range of A2- B7. As, I'm listening to Mitch Grassi in Pentatonix I realize they both have the highest voices EVER!
Ariana is no Mariah.. They are both talented and have ridiculously amazing voices, and in my opinion only people who have no idea about music and vocals think they sound alike, only time Ari sounded like Mariah was the whistles in her cover of Emotion, and only the whistles. People should really accept the fact that Ari is proving to be the voice of our time
Ariana owns Talent even being only 24 years. Her voice is so adequate and true that makes her a even more fascinating singer. Not only does she have an incredible voice, but she can hit one of the highest notes like nothing such as F6. To conclude, she is great and superior and deserves to be one of the best high notes singer in the entire world
Zayn Malik is my favorite male singer there is today. This man can hit high notes like no other. Have you seen his live performances? He kills those every time. He's just amazing and his music is very relatable which I love and I love him.
Look I am a guy and 1d music isn't what I listen to and I still don't like their music, but this kid is one hell of a singer. My sister was the one who changed my mind when she showed me his live vocal performances and the stuff he did in their new album midnight memories. I was impressed by the wide vocal range this kid has, he can easily hit any low or high notes. He is particularly really good at highs and his highest note is an A5, and that is something especially for a man. He is basically an rnb/soul version of Adam Lambert and he is still developing. I just didn't get how he was put in a band rather than going through as a solo artist. This surprised me and I did some research because I needed to know for my own curiosity as I became a new fan of his. What I found out was that he was really shy and nervous during his x factor days and didn't really have the drive to pursue the music career. His mom basically dragged him to the x factor auditions, also he just wanted to know if ...more
Zayn is one of the best singers ever! His voice is one in a million. He has some much impact yet he doesn't perform or promo his work. If he did it'd be crazy. Still love his artistry and just how he carries himself. A true star that puts meaning behind his art.
He is the best vocalist of our generation. Not only his vocal but his lyrics, his mind, his creativity is next level. Even words can't describe how amazing Zayn Malik is.
ADAM has a phenomenal Voice! His vocal range is insane & he can sing notes that other singers don't even know exist! ADAM should definitely be in the Top 5... there are others higher up on this list because ADAM's fans don't know about this poll... not because they (the other singers) can sing higher! The best thing about his singing is that it is so clear & crisp! He makes you want to keep listening & you never want him to stop! ADAM is the BEST! Both Brian May & Roger Taylor of QUEEN say that he's "one in a billion" & "a Gift From GOD"! That's why ADAM is currently touring with QUEEN all over the World & has been for the past 6+ years at their invitation! That sounds like a Great Endorsement to me!
Adam can interpret songs with depth and emotion, and he can also rock it out, or camp it up, or sing a dance song. He has that incredible range, and he has the technique, he has the charisma, and that makes him ideal for the Queen catalogue. He gets my top vote all the way around on vocals, because of the consistency in his delivery and superior technique. Obviously, Freddie Mercury should be high up there, and otherwise probably Dimash, who has his fanbase all over this survey already and does not need any more votes, lol. Alright, he is great too, but after that trio there should be a long pause, before any of the other male singers should come into play, in my opinion.
On female side, Whitney Houston, all the way, in my opinion.
Regardless of the high notes that Adam Lambert achieves, it is important to realize the quality of his voice in the high notes.
He has a lot of technique, he uses a lot of mixed voice, he also has a strong and penetrating head voice, which, like the rest of his track, he has excellent dynamics and control. Oh, and without forgetting that Belting is a technical marvel of Adam!
He also is a showman on stage and can sing any musical style to perfection.
As the current lead singer of Queen, Adam is unequivocally one of the best vocalists or our generation. Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen both have commented on Adam's vocal range and talent. His ability to hit notes that even Freddie Mercury had difficulties reaching in a live performance. Adam has an innate ability to connect with his audience as well, making him the ultimate entertainer.
I don't even know why she's #3 and not #1. This upsets me. Celine should be nicknamed the goddess of song. She has not a sour note in her body. She pierces the galaxy and makes bright red roses rise from the bone dry concrete. I consider it more than disrespectful to not put her as number one.
For sure, Celine rules this! She can hit her high notes softy, powerfully, airy... She can reach her high notes with her pure talent voice! That's way her voice can sing everything (pop, rock, ballad, R&B, soul, reggae, opera, yodel...! ). It's beautiful all the way!
Celine dion is the best I like her songs like power of love, all by myself, and it's all coming back to me now. I played it reapetedly because that is my favorite go celine you're the best singer in the world go...
She has god-like voice which only she can produce! She is fallen angel with a purest voice in the world.
She is a fanon celebrity born on 26 April 2002, who is also known for her wide vocal range. I made a playlist on Spotify of songs covered by her. it hasn't been updated yet though.
Are you serious guys? Michael Jackson was able to sing over 4 scales, he had a powerful voice and also a very smooth one, but mostly he could sing notes even female singers could barely reach. He was a legend
MJ should be #1 considering Freddie isn't that good live (He was the best in the studio) and Plant lost his voice kinda early. Why bother; most guys today wouldn't know legend.
Michael jackson is the king of pop and he drill had that child's voice in his adulthood. He should de finely be on this list.
PS, I can't get high not like him and I'm 13.
Michael no.28! Really! He is an legend. He open many doors for singers. Lots of people look up to THE KING OF POP. How could you put him so low
I love Brendon Urie! His voice is astonishingly beautiful and smooth. His vocal range is amazing and he does it effortlessly. And he is eye candy!
His theatrical voice is to die for! He has a spectacular range for a male voice and is an extremely versatile singer (as is his band Panic! At The Disco) and he always impresses with what new music he performs. I heard him live this past summer at a free concert in my hometown and it may have been hands down the greatest show I ever saw. This mans voice is truly magical. Just listen to his music, it speaks for itself.
He has..like, the widest vocal range for someone I know. At first, I listened to his song and I was like "Well that was a cool high note". Then I listened to his others song, not only his song but the song he covers, like 'Dream On', I was like "DUDE what". I wastched his vines, from the hardcore rock voice, the low deep voice, the normal voice, the highnotes, and the 'melodic scream'. I'm stunned. This guy is wow. Not only he's good at high notes, he can do the low note, a deep low note.
This guy has the voice of an angel. It is strong, has a wide range (4 octaves), and maintains itself even when Brendon is dancing, doing backflips, and just overall having a grand time. He can hit extremely high and low notes, and he deserves more respect. Not saying the other singers aren't good, just saying that Brendon has an underrated voice.
No one can touch the King. Ariana Grande is a horrible singer who uses auto tune, and it is completely invalid to have her on the list. King's singing voice is his natural voice. Rob Halford is also really good (this is highlighted in the song "Painkiller") but not quite as amazing as King Diamond.
Let's get this straight. When it comes to high notes no sings higher than King Diamond. Harry Styles and Ariadne Grande use autotune and should be disqualified instantly. King Diamond is the true falsetto master.
Agreed, no one hits higher than the King.
Just listen King... self explanatory...
Actually, Leona can sing higher and stronger than Lea Michele (the little baby with a fat face who steals songs and has no creativity to come up with her own), and she possesses a suberb four octave range! Leona is a phenomenon. No, her voice is not as strong as Whitney's, or Christina's, but her voice is more pure in general than Mariah Carey. Besides, Mariah is starting to lose her voice. Did anyone hear listen to her song "Migrate" where she sounded like a Spanish Nikki Minaj rapping trashily with T-Pain?
Hands down, Leona is the most gifted high notes singer besides Minnie, Deniece, and Debelah. But her voice is stronger than all of these women.
Celine, Whitney, and Christina have more powerful voices but they just don't have the same range as Leona and Minnie.
She is such a blessed person! We all know she's super talented, even though she's still young and has a lot of things to learn. Her high notes blow me away! I know that singers like Whitney Houston, Charice and Lea Michele might have strongest vocals and do better in high notes than her, but she's definitely better than people like Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera. Definitely.
Vocally talented with 4 octaves of vocal range. Undoubtedly the beautiful and amazing female vocalist from UK.
She is the best vocalist in the world she is the most prettiest girl in the world and the most humble nicest person in the world! X
Sissel deserves a comment here. After I heard her sing, everyone else went into the background. Her voice is crystal clear, and her range is outstanding. She is the ultimate crossover singer from the Beatles to opera to country to folk to pop to classical to gospel. Not only does she have an amazing voice, she looks like she enjoys singing. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but for me Sissel is #1 and always will be. She is also outstanding in duets and is great in harmonizing as well as taking the lead. I don't bother to mention comparing her to other singers, because I have and for me she is always my favorite.
From the first time I heard Sissel, I was a fan. I never get tired of hearing her sing. Her voice is crystal clear. When she sings, she doesn't strain to hit the high notes. She looks so relaxed and happy to be singing. She is the ultimate crossover from folk, to pop, to classical, to country, to opera to gospel to rock. She is better known in her country of Norway but has fans all over the world. I won't compare her to others on this list because everyone has his/her opinion. For me she is always the best. If you aren't familiar with her singing check out her version of "Over the Rainbow," "Shenandoah," "Climb Every Mountain," and "To God Be the Glory." She also sang the musical score for "Titanic."
Simply put she is, hands down, the greatest singer I have ever heard. This list is devoid of opera singers, too. So I take it with a grain of salt. I would concur if it were stated to be the greatest singer of high notes in pop music but it doesn't. Therefore, this list is flawed. I think Kiri Te Kanawa, Beverly Sills, Maria Callas and host of others like Jose Carras, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo also merit inclusion before some of the people mentioned. Opera isn't as popular as pop music but this is supposed to be about the best high note voices and nothing else. Thank you to whomever had the common sense to mention Sissel. She belongs at top of this list in my opinion.
I first saw Sissel on a Good Morning America program in 1997. I was struck immediately by her beautiful face... and, simply, fell in love with her. I have never forgotten or will forget that moment. Since then, I have followed her life, career and collected her music. She is not only a musical superlative but an extraordinary human being aiding many times in charitable work. I only wish we could clone her and have many Sissel's for generations to come.
Xtina is the queen! Anastasia could never beat her. Mariah is my second favorite, but neither artist could compare to my lovely beautiful bb Christina Aguilera! I've loved her since I was seven, and my love for her has stayed with me as life goes on. She is a phenomenon, a generation of music itself. Christina can sing anything. An angel is not enough to describe her voice. Some people hate her rasp, but I think it just makes her sound even more powerful. My dream is to meet her and/or do a duet with her. She's my idol, a very strong voice. Christina, I know you're probably not reading this, but if you are, I love you and you are my favorite, my inspiration. I will stand by you till the end of time, support you. I believe you are better than Whitney, Celine, Mariah, and Martina combined. Your voice is so soulful and amazing. It makes the hair on my spine prickle and stand erect. Team Xtina forever, you superb 4-octave singer! ~Jenna
She has an extremely soulful voice, and can sing high pretty well, but no that well. It's something else that captures the person who's listening. We are all beautiful.
Christina is one of the few singers who can actually sound amazing in concert, particularly in her high notes and her whistles!
She had the best high vocal range. You must better listen on her Show Me How You Burlesque, Lady Marmalade, and I Turn To You.
I hope she can sing "can somebody tell me who I am" from Disney dinosaur as covered song.
Unlike many (but not everyone) on this list, he actually sings high notes, not singing and than digitally changing the pitch. Listen to Painkiller and Dreamer Deceiver by Judas Priest to hear what a REAL singer sounds like. His vocals now are not as good as they where when he was younger, but that's because his voice has aged and he refuses to cheat his fans out at a real, 100% LIVE performance. And plus the fact that he can still do what he can do now is insane for a man his age.
Why is the metal god not in this list. He has some of the most epic screams in the History of Music. Example: Victim Of Changes, Dreamer Deciever, Painkiller, Blood Red Skies, Dissident Agressor, Beyond The Realms Of Death, The Ripper etc... He should at least be in the top 3.
One of the most underrated singers of all-time, only because he's in a metalband. His high-pitched screams songs like Victim Of Changes, Screaming For Vengeance en Dreamer Deceiver are almost unprecedented.
He had and probably still has an amazing carrying head voice, which you can hear, for example, in his performance of "Devil's Child" from Live Vengeance '82.
She is, in my opoinion is the best femele rock vocalist she can hit high and low notes. Her songs have so much meaning to them and she uses her a lot of emotion in her voice.
I love amy lee! Great voice and a beautiful face!
I love her high notes voice!
Has a great range
Kristin is an AMAZING singer! Her voice is just beautiful! She can sing notes that are super high - go listen to her singing "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide! She is full of talent.
Tis pole is inaccurate mainly because Minnie Ripperton should OBVIOUSLY be #1 in this category. There was no singer EVER! who hit higher notes or had a wider range than Minnie Ripperton(5-7 octaves)
Not only does she have approximately 2-3 more octaves than Mariah, but she hits higher notes than her and everybody on this list...with ease!, and she does it live! She also quite obviously its higher notes than Zayn, but she also hits lower notes than mim as well. pnest, Minnie Ripperton is #1 in the category, I'm sure the other singers on this list will hands down agree as well
Her octaves (has publicly hit 7 octave and some have said 8 octave) are consistently higher than Carrey's and she had more control. Carrey is a studio singer who is helped by audio engineering. Her live performances are scratchy and much lower in the 4 octave range. Call Rippertons note a whistle note (maybe you are referring to 'Loving You"), but it's a note and it's clear.
Better than Mariah! Mariah (and ariana grande too) are just ranked higher because of popularity and because most people are too lazy or only know the most mainstream and basic of singers. Ariana Grande is not even that good!
Mariah higher than Minnie!? Mariah once said that her whistle register was INSPIRED by her! It's sad how the most talented ones don't last very long.