Greatest Singers of Asia

The Top Ten
1 K. S. Chithra - India 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.

Love her so much! She's Asia's songbird. She has all the qualities of a singer compared to others: originality, technique, her own tone of belting, and knowledge of proper breathing.

I can really say that Chithra is definitely the best when it comes to the beauty of voice. Chithra is the only singer I could describe with a voice so beautiful.

Close your eyes and listen to any of her songs. You can tell if it is a happy song, sad song, or love song. You can feel the emotions. That is Chithra.

2 Siti Nurhaliza - Malaysia Dato' Sri Hajah Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin SSAP, DIMP, JSM, SAP, PMP, AAP is a Malaysian singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman with more than 300 local and international awards.

She won Best Female Artiste at least six times at Anugerah Planet Muzik (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei). In Malaysia, she has won Best Vocal Female 13 times.

Siti Nurhaliza has performed in many countries, breaking down the language barrier by singing mostly Malay songs during her concerts. This is unlike some singers who always sing Western songs to gain recognition in various countries. Siti Nurhaliza herself is an icon, irreplaceable now and forever.

She is a living legend. After 24 years in the music industry, she is still relevant. Crowned as the Voice of Asia and Asia's Song Bird, she has won the Most Regional Popular Artist award for 10 years in a row (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Brunei). To date, she has 292 awards (local and international) under her belt, an unbeatable record!

3 Sonu Nigam - India Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, live performer, host and actor. He sings in Hindi and Kannada language films.

Sonu Nigam is an institution of singing. The most perfect versatile singer ever. He can sing Rag, Ghazal, Sufi, Qawwali, Rock, Sad, Melodious, Pop, Classical, and almost all types of music perfectly. He is the only singer who has sung the most types of music. He is the King of Music.

One of the most versatile singers in the world. He can sing both Indian and Western classical songs.

Amazing voice, he can sing in every language! He has great versatility in his melodious voice. He deserves the number one spot.

4 Lata Mangeshkar - India Lata Mangeshkar was an Indian playback singer and music director. She was one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India.

Lata Mangeshkar is largely considered the all-time best playback vocalist. Over the course of her seven-decade career, she recorded over 25,000 songs in 20 different languages. She is well-known for her sweet voice, wide vocal range, and ability to sing in a variety of genres.

What to say about her voice and songs. Her voice is so sweet that even sweetness itself would feel shy. She deserves the number one rank.

The best female singer in the world, and there is no doubt. I suggest you just check out her stuff. When she sings, it's just out of this world, I mean it totally.

5 Mohammad Rafi - India Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and one of the most popular singers of the Hindi film industry.

Arguably one of the greatest singers in the world. Certainly the best ever male singer of India. He showed remarkable versatility and had the ability to sing and put emotions into any type of song. Truly a complete singer.

Great range, great emotions. Influenced so many other singers. Cannot be replaced by any other singer in India. Sonu Nigam, Manna Dey, and Lata Mangeshkar believe that he was the best playback singer ever in Hindi cinema.

He is the best male vocalist of all time, even better than Freddie Mercury.

6 Alka Yagnik - India Alka Yagnik is an Indian playback singer. She is noted in Indian cinema for a career spanning over three decades.

Absolutely beautiful voice. She is an amazing singer.

7 Shaan - India Shantanu Mukherjee, known as Shaan, is an Indian playback singer active in Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu and Kannada films and a television host.

Shaan is wonderful. Very versatile.

8 Hariharan - India 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... read more

He has been one of the most acclaimed singers. His melody has been appreciated by the film fraternity. He is one of the most versatile and unique singers. His voice is very, very sweet. He has received almost all kinds of awards.

The most versatile singer. He has got the sweetest male voice. He is the Ghazal and Melody Maestro. He has lent his voice to a huge number of super hit songs. Heart-touching renditions.

An amazing versatile, multilingual singer with a fabulous voice.

9 Lea Salonga - Philippines Filipina singer and actress Lea Salonga has released nine studio albums, three live recordings and is involved in at least ten cast recordings.

Multiple award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga is renowned across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch. She is an awardee of Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards in the field of musical theatre. She is also a nominee for a Grammy and a "Disney Legend."

Her voice is clearer than my future love life. With a Tony and an Olivier Award, it speaks to her caliber as a vocal singer.

Votes can't even tell how good she is. Her performances in Aladdin, Miss Saigon, and others, demonstrate that she deserves more recognition than the three above her.

10 Jagjit Singh - India

He is known as the King of Ghazals in South Asia, the homeland of music. His golden, God-gifted voice is perfect for singing all sorts of songs. He sang in Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Nepali, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, and Tamil. He is perhaps the greatest singer in India.

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11 Babul Supriyo - India
12 Sarah Geronimo - Philippines Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo aka Sarah Geronimo or Sarah G. is a world class and multi-talented Filipino singer, actress, dancer, record producer, model, host, coach/judge, commercial/product endorser and tv personality . She can also draw and plays the piano. Sarah is popularly known as the one and only... read more

She possesses a very soulful voice and is a good belter. She can mimic Celine Dion's voice and style, as well as Christina Aguilera's. She sings songs with less effort, and when she starts singing, you'll be blown away!

A trivia: She was the host in a Philippine singing contest where Charice Pempengco joined. She can reach the 5th-6th octave and effortlessly hit C sharp 5 and 6, and some other B sharp!

Sarah Geronimo is a multi-talented artist. When you expect 100% from her, she will give 200% beyond your expectations. She can sing and dance at the same time, host, act, paint, and more!

Despite all her achievements and status in the industry, she has remained humble and grounded. She is the epitome of true royalty with much to offer. She's a queen!

13 Anuradha Padwal - India

Absolutely beautiful voice. She is an amazing singer.

Just listen to her songs and bhajans. I think you'll understand why she is in the number one position.

14 Fatin Shidqia - Indonesia Fatin Shidqia Lubis, better known as Fatin Shidqia or Fatin, is an Indonesian singer and actress who won the first season of the Indonesian version of The X Factor in May 2013.

She is very charming and has a rare quality voice. Even though she is new and still needs to learn more, the natural 'herself' makes many people love her.

She is just 16 years old, but her vocal character is so amazing. A young singer and really talented, Fatin is the next Asian talent in the world.

She has a quite unique voice. Her technique is raw, but it's just a matter of time before she goes international!

15 Agnes Monica - Indonesia Agnes Monica Muljoto, known professionally as Agnez Mo, is an Indonesian Diva, singer, songwriter, and music producer.

She is a young, multi-talented diva from Indonesia, with an amazing voice, style, and so sexy. I am Indonesian and so proud of her. Go, go Agnes Monica, we love you and always support you, girl.

She is young, a diva from Asia, multitalented, a true entertainer, and an incredible singer. Coming soon, she'll become an international diva.

The USA needs people who have it all: the ability to sing, dance, and undeniable beauty. Agnes has it all.

16 Babbu Maan - India Tejinder Singh "Babbu" Maan is an Indian singer-songwriter, music director, actor and film producer.

Babbu Maan is a settled artist. He has expressed the sorrows and joys of every class through his singing and has become a popular artist of the people. His writing is amazing. His thinking is amazing.

He is a good singer and so smart. My favorite singer is Babbu Maan.

Great singer, musician, and the greatest lyricist.

17 Mohit Chauhan - India
18 Shreya Ghoshal - India Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received twelve National Film Awards, twenty Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

She is from Bengal, while my language is Malayalam. She has sung many songs in Malayalam. To be honest, I thought she was a native Malayalee (Can you believe a native saying this... because she sings with too much perfection). She is the best singer in the world for me.

I could vote for her a thousand times. She rules it. Her voice, her technique. Even vocal coaches across the world are amazed by her singing.

She is not only the best singer in Asia but also the best singer in the world. Her singing rank is above Michael Jackson.

19 Samina Chowdhury - Bangladesh
20 Sadhana Sargam - India
21 Charice Pempengco - Philippines Jake Zyrus (born Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, formerly known by the mononym Charice), is a Filipino singer who rose to popularity through YouTube. He is a transgender man.

She's well-known all over the world - Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, China, the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the list is still growing.

Charice is always very good. She is known as the first Asian singer to be in the top ten list. I am very proud to be an Asian.

Her voice is melodic and soothing. She was once phenomenal and still is.

22 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

Dimash is the only singer and vocalist on Earth who is fully supported and powerful in all registers. To sing closest to Dimash, you need to combine at least four singers with different ranges.

He's Mariah Carey, Luciano Pavarotti, and Josh Groban all in one. He is fully supported and comfortable in bass, baritone, tenor, countertenor, and all soprano ranges. His vocal transitions are flawless, seamless, and effortless, akin to a fish swimming in water.

23 Atif Aslam - Pakistan Muhammad Atif Aslam is a Pakistani singer and film actor. His movie debut was the 2011 social drama Bol.

I think Atif Aslam is the best male singer in Asia. Due to his very heart-touching and sweet voice, he is Pakistan's number one singer, followed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

Indeed, he deserves a top spot, better than most who are anchored at the top. If you ask his fans, they won't accept him being ranked low. He's a true idol for the current generation, possessing the wisdom and power to rise at any point in his career, a rarity possessed by few.

Atif Aslam is the pride of Pakistan and deserves the number one spot, although he is not ranked on top because of fewer votes. No matter how many votes he has got, he has won our hearts.

24 Toshi - Japan Toshimitsu Deyama, known exclusively by his stage name Toshi, is a Japanese singer and songwriter. He is best known as lead vocalist and co-founder of the heavy metal band X Japan.

Toshi is absolutely one of the best singers from Asia. His voice is like a dream, and I feel deeply connected to his songs. He is really incredible, the best singer ever.

Yes! X Japan is the biggest Asian band in the world and the most influential. I love them. They have been around for almost 30 years now.

25 Kim Jong-kook - South Korea

Famous Korean singer. He was one of the members of the dance group Turbo in the '90s and is now a solo singer. According to an online survey, he is the most successful solo singer in Korea.

Currently, he is one of the hosts on the famous Korean TV show, Running Man. Standing at the top of the Korean pop scene, he is a perfect model for many other singers.

Kim Jong Kook is also great in comedy programs. In the comedy program called "Running Man" in South Korea, Kim Jong Kook enjoys great popularity.

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