Top 10 Countries With the Best Singers and Bands

The Top Ten
1 Philippines The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean and consists of around 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao... read more

Filipinos are best known for singing, regardless of age, race, gender, or whether they are a professional or just a simple citizen of the country. I think it is part of their culture. Karaoke is everywhere. Most Filipino families celebrate birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and other special events with karaoke. That is why it has been adapted by generations.

Obviously, Filipinos are known for bananas, mangoes, food delicacies, and islands. However, Filipinos are also good at singing, which you can find everywhere. Filipinos barely use auto-tunes. You can try it and you can ask someone for them to sing something to you, and it's really great, I swear.

But because of their economics, or whatever it's called, their talents for singing are not well-known around the world. Also, some of them are too shy, or they do not realize what a great talent they have. They keep looking down on themselves, but not all of them. There are still Filipinos who are showing their great talents not only in their country but also to the world.

I really have many things to say about their singing, but I hope this helps.

2 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the... read more

I don't care what anyone says, America created the most popular music genres in the world. So, all these people saying K-pop is good should remember that they use a lot of auto-tune as well. In reality, they can't sing any better than anyone else. They are primarily popular for their looks. I think India also has some really great singers, as do Latin Americans with beautiful voices like Luis Miguel, Yuri, and Ricardo Montaner. But either way, America will always be number one because it created the remarkable genres we have today.

Additionally, I have not seen any better singers than Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, among many other legendary artists. As for the Philippines, I don't really have much of an opinion on why it's ranked number 1. I have never heard any type of Pinoy music, so I can't say whether it's bad or good. But I believe America deserves its place.

3 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is... read more

QUEEN! That's all that needs to be said. The greatest band on the planet. EVER! Most talented, most awesome, most eclectic, and absolutely the most phenomenal band ever to grace the Earth. QUEEN will always be the very BEST!

They sound totally new, fresh, relevant, and oh so timeless. Never old, stale, dated, or boring like a lot of others. Every song is so different from any other. No two sound even similar. They're so completely diverse, from the intensity of Stone Cold Crazy and Dead On Time to the loveliness of Love Of My Life and Save Me, there is something for everyone.

QUEEN is truly jaw-droppingly awesome, with four of the most talented musical geniuses ever, symbiotically weaving their brilliance into a treasure trove of sheer ecstasy. QUEEN!

4 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec,... read more

Canada should be ranked after the United States. Canadian singers rock! There are so many, including Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne, Victoria Duffield, and Alyssa Reid.

5 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest... read more

We have Avicii, Robyn, ABBA and we have won the Eurovision Song Contest six times. We are the most beautiful people walking this earth.

PewDiePie. Okay? We have the best singers.

There are some singers I know from this country. I just love their songs!

6 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

Well, AC/DC has sold over 90 million albums. The Bee Gees have sold over 80 million albums, and Olivia Newton-John has sold 30 million albums. These three artists started their recording careers in Australia. Other Australian music exports like INXS, The Little River Band, Kylie Minogue, and Men At Work have each sold over 20 million albums worldwide.

Additionally, Silverchair has sold over 10 million albums. John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes (solo), and Cold Chisel combined, along with country singer Slim Dusty, have sold over 6 million albums. That is all quite impressive for a country of 24 million people.

7 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806... read more

I am surprised this is not first. After all, most classical composers came from Germany. Besides, they have a nice, strong voice filled with accent.

8 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455... read more

Finland has to be in the TOP 10! Artists include Apocalyptica, Finntroll, Korpiklaani, Negative, Children Of Bodom, Hanoi Rocks, and Nightwish.

9 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to... read more

As far as French bands go, well, pretty much everyone is familiar with the likes of Daft Punk, Air, and Justice, whose new album is out this week. However, that is not all there is to French music. The country has inspired a number of fascinating musical movements over the years, from the modern chanson of the 1960s through the cold wave of the 1980s. Check out this excellent compilation if that genre interests you. Additionally, there has been a recent explosion of French dance music.

The Carmen opera from the French composer Bizet is the most played in the world. From Bizet to Daft Punk, passing by Edith Piaf and French rap, which is second in the world behind the USA, France should be ranked higher.

10 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard... read more

Norwegians have the most beautiful voices in the world. Their voices sound even better when they sing.

Norway should be ranked higher. It has really great singers and bands.

The Contenders
11 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and... read more
12 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
It is situated 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington,... read more

I don't understand why New Zealand is so far down when it rightfully should be at the top. Most people in NZ can sing, and that's no exaggeration. The Maori culture has a big music influence.

There's not a soul in NZ who doesn't know at least two people in their own family that can sing.

New Zealand has many great singers and songwriters like Lorde and Brooke Fraser. Most people in NZ write their own songs or sing great songs in new ways.

NZ singers are amazing! Such soulful tunes. I'm glad it's at 8th, but we need it higher!

13 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad... read more

Indian classical music is the best in the world. Even some from the West come to learn Indian music. No other country has music as soothing as Carnatic and Hindustani music.

As a learner of Carnatic music and someone who has listened to Western music too, I proudly say that our music is far ahead. However, it often goes underrated. Many Indians are blindly following the West.

Even many Indian songs now are composed in Western scales, which is not good. Our music is our identity. Punjabi music, Hindustani music, and Carnatic music must be the top three.

14 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest ... read more
15 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost... read more
16 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims... read more

This is so biased. Who conducted this research? I disagree with South Korea being ranked 20th. There are many more strong singers in South Korea than even in America or the UK. However, since most South Koreans don't sing in English and their music isn't marketed globally, you can't really benchmark Korean music. What the West is exposed to is just the tip of the iceberg. Some of the world's best musicians hail from South Korea.

South Koreans are extremely tenacious and do not settle for mediocrity as a nation. There is a lot of competition, and if you don't keep producing music regularly, you just don't make it in South Korea. Consequently, most Korean artists diligently study music and singing, often surpassing Americans, who frequently lack technical training. I believe Filipinos probably have natural talent, largely because they sing English songs. Having watched singing competitions, I noticed many exceptionally talented performers in America and the UK are few. However, watch South Korean shows, and you'll find that 90% of entrants sing extremely well.

17 Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland is the most mountainous, and least densely populated country in the United Kingdom.
18 Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun. Lebanon is situated in the middle of the fertile crescent on the eastern Mediterranean sea overlooking Europe, North Africa... read more

Lebanese singers have great talent and voice. They can also speak fluently in three languages. The best singers include Elissa, Nancy Ajram, and Myriam Fares.

19 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the... read more

We have the best DJs who are known worldwide, and a lot of the shows they have in other countries began in the Netherlands, for example, The Voice.

Just watch The Voice of Holland, and you'll understand!

20 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

U2, Enya, The Dubliners, The Pogues, Ronan Keating, and so on. Ireland has, in my opinion, the best artists.

Ireland's singers have a distinct voice compared to others if you get what I'm saying.

21 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest... read more

I mostly heard of it through anime. But even if the language barrier is present, the emotions reach.

I've heard some great anime songs, and I really like them.

Just think of great bands like L'arc en Ciel or X Japan - that is just the cherry on top! There are lots of great artists in Japan who can perform without autotune. Not all good Japanese music is in anime. In fact, anime songs cannot be compared to the real thing. Overall, it is better than most music from the USA. I am neither American nor Japanese.

22 Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore, and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are the official languages of Pakistan. The world's second-highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat)... read more

Are you kidding? Pakistani singers are actually the best. I do not like being biased because I haven't explored some of the top countries listed here, but Pakistan is definitely underrated. NFAK would have performances where English people would attend! We need more recognition of Pakistani classical music today. They excel in every genre of music, though they sometimes face low exposure because it is Pakistan. And that is sad.

This is true. Bands were popular during the 90s, and during that period, Pakistan's pop scene was flourishing. At present, considering everything Pakistan has to offer, they have definitely made their mark and done justice to the music Pakistan has always excelled in. Bands are very much alive in Pakistan. I wish the world would give Pakistan a chance to listen to their music too.

23 Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic... read more

Shakira, people! Also, Juanes and every singer of urban music is somehow related to them. I believe they need greater appreciation.

Colombia has Shakira, the top Latin American female artist, and Juanes, the male artist with the most Latin Grammys. Also, rising stars include J Balvin, Maluma, and Karol G.

24 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities... read more
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