Best Male Singers of the 2000s

The Top Ten
1 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... read more

Chester was the best of the best. He screamed like a devil and sang like an angel. Easily number one. I admire him the most. My song list consists of Linkin Park songs only.

So amazing. I love Linkin Park. He was so talented, and his voice and his songs were so beautiful. Such a legend.

2 Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released... read more

Gerard Arthur Way's claim to fame is being the frontman of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. The reason I rate him this highly is that no matter how he's vocalizing - screaming, barking lyrics, or just plain singing - he sounds great. His singing voice is nothing short of unique: varied, but you know who it is as soon as you hear it.

Another merit is Way's amazing, charismatic stage presence that you don't even have to see him live to know is apparent. Good on you, Gerard!

Yes, I am so glad that Gee is number one! And he better stay at number one! I love you, Gee!

3 Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

Levine began his musical career in 1994, when he co-founded the band Kara's Flowers, of which he was the lead vocalist and guitarist. The band split up after their only album,... read more

No matter what sort of music you're into, you have to admit Levine's voice is something magical.

4 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

He deserves the top position. He plays every instrument, his discography is diverse and eclectic, and his voice is amazing. Great vocal range, solid technique, amazing versatility. He is AMAZING.

Frontman of Panic! At the Disco, Urie's vocal abilities leave little to be desired. He has a nice way of playing a character through his voice.

Um... I'm sorry, Brendon should be number one. His cover of Bohemian Rhapsody says it all.

His vocals are greater than anyone else's in current times.

5 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. He's also in side-project groups such as The Network, Foxboro HotTubs, Pinhead Gunpowder,... read more

My favorite male singer of all time. Writes many amazing songs with political and emotional value. You've gotta love Green Day!

6 Frank Iero Frank Anthony Iero, Jr. is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and electronic-hardcore act Death Spells.

A close second to Way is Frank Anthony Iero II. Iero has been quite involved in the music scene as a singer in the band Pencey Prep, rhythm guitarist for the aforementioned My Chemical Romance, lead screamer in the project LeATHERMOUTH, and much more. The varied musical talent right there has to get him some recognition.

His style is very unique, involving a mixture of spoken word, violent screaming, and a sort of baleful crooning that betrays his truly angelic singing voice. You don't run into someone like this very often.

7 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce... read more

The best rapper of all time, with the most hits, and the fastest rapper to date.

8 Bill Kaulitz Bill Kaulitz-Trümper, sometimes using the pseudonym Billy, is a German singer-songwriter born on September 1, 1989, best known for being the frontman, lead singer and writer of multi-platinum winning pop rock band Tokio Hotel. During the time his band was most popular in Germany, which was in the mid-to-late... read more

It's not very often you run into a slightly feminine bombshell like Kaulitz here, the frontman of the German band Tokio Hotel. Kaulitz's high vocals can put Justin Bieber's 'Baby' to shame! It's really a wonder this guy isn't more popular than he is. The only reason I don't put him any higher is because his style, though angelic, is not the most varied.

9 Matthew Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band "Muse".
10 Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
The Contenders
11 Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
12 Ray Toro Raymond "Ray" Toro is an American musician who served as lead guitarist and backing vocalist of the band My Chemical Romance until their split in 2013.

Raymond Toro isn't very well known singing-wise. This is because, up until recently, he was the lead guitarist for My Chemical Romance. Now, please let me stop with Ray here for a moment. I know some of you are thinking that I'm My Chemical Romance-obsessed and I'm letting this affect this top 10.

Remember, this is my opinion. Toro has one of those rare voices where you can't detect any imperfections whatsoever. That's why he's up here.

13 Andy Sixx

Andrew Dennis Biersack, better known as Andy Sixx, is the lead vocalist of Black Veil Brides, though far from emo. He's got a deep, lovely voice and he's a pretty good screamer, if I do say so myself.

14 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
15 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in... read more
16 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.
17 Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the... read more
18 Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also... read more

Now, I'm cheating a little bit here since Dahvie's more of a rapper/screamer/crunker than a singer. However, you've got to admit he's got a signature style with that high voice of his, as well as an interesting stage presence and presence in general.

19 Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
20 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.
21 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... read more

The most versatile singer in the world. He can sing any song in a fantastic and unique style. His voice is just amazing! He can wonderfully sing Alap. All of his songs are great. He is one of the foremost ghazal singers.

He is also one of the best classical singers, pop singers, playback singers, stage performers, and more. He is a melody king too.

22 Jeffree Star Jeffree Star is an American makeup artist, fashion designer, internet personality, and former pop singer-songwriter born on November 15, 1985.

Star rose to fame through MySpace, where he quickly became one of the most viewed people on the website. At that time, his focus was on his music career... read more

Star's normal voice overlaid by autotune makes for an interesting display.

23 Alex Turner Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.
24 David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
25 Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet,... read more
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