Male Singers With the Best Vocal Range

The Top Ten
1 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

This young man has a voice of an angel. And he is such a humble, talented artist. He has a beautiful seven-octave range in any genre you can think of. In my opinion, he is the best singer of our generation.

The best vocal range for sure! His range is six octaves. It's crazy!

This talented young singer is able to access, with ease, all of his 6-octave range. His transitions are seamless, and all areas of his vocal range are strong, controlled, and full of emotion. Yes, he has a huge range, but more than that, he knows how to use it to create a beautiful experience for his audience.

2 Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

I just checked out the boy at number 1 with the ridiculous K-pop teen pic. Was about to bash him, but he's legit. He has 6 and a half octaves of singable range and is surprisingly not K-pop at all.

But not Mike. I choose the millions of bands and projects' heavy music version. The original "6 octave man."

Actually, there is no best vocal range because it's subjective. But this list looks more accurate than most other vocal range-related lists. Glad to see Mike Patton is on top.

Patton has the highest range in music, with six octaves. This guy is a perfect example of hard work paying off.

3 Corey Taylor Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.

Known for having the second-highest range in music, with a whopping five and a half octaves, Corey also has a lot of control over his vocals. He can go from screaming to singing and back again in the snap of a finger.

4 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

Even if you hate him, you can't deny his powerful vocals. Five octaves is a rarity, and even if it's not exactly clean, Rose pulls this off as if it were effortless.

Simply the best by his versatile intonation and manner vocals.

5 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

From talking in a low baritone to double-octave screams, nobody had the nuances and range like early David Lee Roth. Listen to Somebody Get Me a Doctor or Unchained. Best frontman ever.

6 Kyo Kyo is a Japanese musician, singer, lyricist and poet. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.

He can also make the most horrifying screams, too.

He is inhuman. He is the Japanese Mike Patton.

From high-pitched screams to gut-wrenching growls, Kyo can do it all. Not to mention, he has a beautiful and unique singing voice and can switch between these different vocal styles with ease.

7 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 Phelps is the greatest male singer I have ever heard in my life. I have seen him perform live four times, and every time he opens his mouth it is completely flawless and effortless. He may not have as wide of a range as someone like Dimash Kudaibergen, but unlike Dimash, David excels in every aspect and part of his voice, and he is incredibly consistent.

He is absolutely incredible, and unlike most all of this list, he is a Christian and he has used his talent the correct way, and not wasted it on a harsh and dangerous lifestyle. I have a lot of respect for him.

8 Ville Valo Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.
9 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.

He's definitely one of the best metal vocalists around. The way he pulls off his high notes and screams is legendary. He's called the Metal God for a reason.

10 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, (born 7 August 1958) is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.Outside his career in music, Dickinson has pursued a number... read more

Definitely one of the best vocalists around.

The Contenders
11 Devin Townsend Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

I mean, in a "range" contest, there are few that beat Devin. Apparently, his range is A1 to E7, which is only slightly below Patton's. His cleans and screams are second to none, and he is one of the few who can manipulate his voice mid-scream or clean into a scream or clean vocal (most people have to reset). Also, he has 25 albums. Look him up.

No one runs up into the screams like Devin. He is also very musically creative. Rob Halford is top-notch, but Devin can sing lower. They are close, in my opinion.

12 Roger Waters George Roger Waters is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is mostly known for being the secondary lead vocalist and bassist of Pink Floyd.

After some research, I was actually surprised that he has (or had) a range of four octaves.

13 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

He had to be here somewhere. He's legendary for his operatic voice and some of the most kick-ass songs of all time. His range is four octaves, and he has masterful control over all of them.

How is Freddie Mercury not in the top 10? Number 12? Really? Don't you have ears? Are you deaf?

How is he not number one? All the members of Queen are great singers.

14 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

Like Mercury, King Diamond uses falsetto, and like Mercury, uses it exceptionally well.

15 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

Brendon Urie is amazing! I love his voice. He can really hit the high notes without making them sound annoying (unlike some of the other artists on this list). His voice is really soothing and honestly perfect for any song he sings.

Brendon is AMAZING! Truly one of the greatest singers out there. He deserves so much more fame and is so underrated. Even at his live concerts, he nails the notes perfectly, proving that he doesn't even use autotune in his recorded songs.

Beebo (Brendon for all you non-sinners) has the absolute best vocal range practically anyone could have. He's the best! (Listen to his "Dream On" cover. You will see what I mean, or just practically any Panic! at the Disco song)

16 Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock... read more
17 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist. He's best known for being the lead singer of the Armenian/American rock band System of a Down. After System of a Down's hiatus in 2006 he began to release... read more
18 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
19 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

One of the greatest voices I have ever heard. We miss you so much.

Come on, he should be number one! His range is insane!

He is my favorite vocalist ever. His band, in general, is my favorite. Rest in peace. I miss you, dude.

20 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 Lambert is awesome. Regardless of the high notes that Adam 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, and he also has a strong and penetrating head voice, which, like the rest of his range, he has excellent dynamics and control. Oh, and without forgetting that belting is a technical marvel of Adam!

Adam has a stronger and fuller voice on the high notes than the vast majority of male singers. Adam has a powerful voice and uses a mixed voice on the high notes instead of head voice or falsetto.

21 Chris Cornell Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while... read more

Chris should be in the top 3. His voice is incredible and has an amazing range. He is truly missed. No one can sing like him, from sultry to high-pitched notes and long high-pitched screaming. He is the best!

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23 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".

I didn't actually verify the technical range of the other singers, but Matt Bellamy is going pretty much under the radar. Not only does he have a wide range, but he also controls it very impressively. Feeling Good and Sing for Absolution are great examples of his ability.

Plug in Baby gives me tingles. It did the first time I heard it and still does, 17 years later.

24 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined... read more

A wonderful singer with a great vocal range. There has never been anyone as good as Elvis, and there never will be. The most loved and admired entertainer in the history of the world. At number 26, it's insulting.

Elvis has a truly amazing vocal range, the greatest singer ever. He could sing anything. We love you, darling man, the true number 1.

Fantastic vocal range, untouchable. He will never be equaled. Elvis is the top man, the real number 1. His music will live forever.

25 Ryan Tedder Ryan Benjamin Tedder is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is well known for being the lead vocalist of the pop rock band OneRepublic

His voice and vocal range in live performances were crazy.

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