Top 10 Best Singers for Singing High Notes

If 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.
The Top Ten
1 David Phelps David Norris Phelps is an American Christian music vocalist, songwriter and vocal arranger, who is best known for singing tenor in the Gaither Vocal Band.

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 half of the people could go because 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 that they gave us two more songs. I would stand in line if I had to, to vote for David!

2 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... read more

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 arise. 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 appearance of a model.

Dimash is a one-of-a-kind singer that you will ever meet and hear. He has an angelic voice and can hit both very low and super high notes. He can do everything and anything with his voice, singing in 12 different languages.

He is superb in singing, not just using his voice, but also putting his heart and soul into the music. You can feel it right away. He is a very good storyteller. Even if you don't know the language or understand what he is singing, you will feel like you understand the song very well.

I love seeing how he is always down to earth and has a humble personality, showing great respect for the people around him and his dear fans. I love his voice so much that I want to hear him sing every day. Thanks to him, I can now sing in different languages.

3 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 she is "well known" for her over-the-top... read more

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 a 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!

4 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

Absolutely 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 a 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.

5 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive... read more

When this angelic young lady uses her God-given voice of an angel to soar into her high-pitched stratosphere, it can take your breath away and even bring tears. Jackie's perfect tone and intonation truly make 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.

6 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

A lot of people consider Freddie to be the greatest singer that ever lived. One thing when discussing his vocal talent that people seem not to 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 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.

7 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy... read more

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 prettiest female on Earth right now, and I wish 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. Love her style. Wish more people could like her. Please vote for her, and if you think this is true, please like.

-your babes-

8 Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X... read more

Look, I am a guy, and 1D music isn't what I listen to. 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 note. He is particularly good at highs, and his highest note is an A5. That is something special for a man.

He is basically an R&B/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 a music career. His mom basically dragged him to the X Factor auditions. Also, he just wanted to know if he could sing because he never sang in front of an audience. When all three judges said yes at the audition, he had accomplished what he went there for and was ready to leave. That's why you don't see him crying or showing any sadness when he didn't make it through. He just had problems with his nerves, and that's why he is stuck with that pop junk of a band rather than being a solo R&B artist that he wanted to become.

If anyone wants to check him out, you should just type ZAYN BEST VOCALS, and you will see a lot of videos. Also, check these songs out in particular: Best Song Ever, Happily (Acoustic), You and I, Last First Kiss (live), and Moments (live version). These are just some of the songs where he does his high and low notes. I just don't like how he is wasting his talent on these songs.

9 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.

Adam has a phenomenal voice! His vocal range is insane, and 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 the other singers can sing higher!

The best thing about his singing is that it is so clear and crisp! He makes you want to keep listening, and you never want him to stop! Adam is the best! Both Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen say that he's "one in a billion" and "a gift from God"! That's why Adam is currently touring with Queen all over the world and has been for the past 6+ years at their invitation! That sounds like a great endorsement to me!

10 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 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 not to put her as number one.

For sure, Celine rules this! She can hit her high notes softly, powerfully, airily... She can reach her high notes with her pure, talented voice! That's why her voice can sing everything (pop, rock, ballad, R&B, soul, reggae, opera, yodel...!). It's beautiful all the way!

The Contenders
11 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... read more

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 a legend.

Michael Jackson is the king of pop, and he still had that child's voice in his adulthood. He should definitely be on this list.

PS, I can't get high notes like him, and I'm 13.

12 Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member... read more

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). He always impresses with the 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 man's voice is truly magical. Just listen to his music - it speaks for itself.

He has, like, the widest vocal range of anyone 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 other songs, not only his songs but the songs he covers, like 'Dream On', and I was like, "DUDE, what?"

I watched his Vines, from the hardcore rock voice to the low deep voice, the normal voice, the high notes, and the 'melodic scream'. I'm stunned. This guy is wow. Not only is he good at high notes, but he can also do the low note, a deep low note.

13 King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums... read more

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 one sings higher than King Diamond. Harry Styles and Ariana Grande use auto-tune and should be disqualified instantly. King Diamond is the true falsetto master.

14 Leona Lewis Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

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 superb four-octave range! Leona is a phenomenon.

No, her voice is not as strong as Whitney's or Christina's, but her voice is purer in general than Mariah Carey's. Besides, Mariah is starting to lose her voice. Did anyone hear her song "Migrate" where she sounded like a Spanish Nicki 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.

15 Sissel Kyrkjebø

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, but she looks like she enjoys singing. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but for me, Sissel is #1 and always will be. She is also outstanding in duets and is great at harmonizing as well as taking the lead. I don't bother to compare her to other singers because I have, and for me, she is always my favorite.

16 Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

One of the best male falsetto singers.

17 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

Xtina is the queen! Anastasia could never beat her. Mariah is my second favorite, but neither artist could compare to my lovely, beautiful 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

18 Hayley Westenra Hayley Dee Westenra is a New Zealand singer, classical crossover artist, songwriter, and UNICEF Ambassador.

I hope she can sing "Can Somebody Tell Me Who I Am" from Disney's Dinosaur as a cover song.

19 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.

Unlike many (but not everyone) on this list, he actually sings high notes, not singing and then 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 were when he was younger, but that's because his voice has aged, and he refuses to cheat his fans out of 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 on this list? He has some of the most epic screams in the history of music. Examples: Victim of Changes, Dreamer Deceiver, Painkiller, Blood Red Skies, Dissident Aggressor, Beyond The Realms Of Death, The Ripper, etc. He should at least be in the top 3.

20 Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister... read more
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22 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 is, in my opinion, the best female rock vocalist. She can hit high and low notes. Her songs have so much meaning to them, and she uses a lot of emotion in her voice.

I love Amy Lee! Great voice and a beautiful face!

Such an angelic voice, try Hello.

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24 Kristin Chenoweth Kristin Dawn Chenoweth is an American actress and singer, with credits in musical theatre, film and television. In 1999, she won a Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown on Broadway.

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.

25 Minnie Riperton

This poll is inaccurate mainly because Minnie Riperton should obviously be #1 in this category. There was no singer ever who hit higher notes or had a wider range than Minnie Riperton (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 hits higher notes than Zayn, but she also hits lower notes than him as well. Honestly, Minnie Riperton is #1 in the category. I'm sure the other singers on this list would hands-down agree as well.

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