Top 10 Best Male Singers of All Time

There's something special about male singers that have the ability to captivate us with their voice. Whether it's a powerhouse voice that can hit high notes with ease or a smooth, sultry voice that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, male singers have been a staple in the music industry for decades. From old-school crooners to modern-day pop stars, there's no denying the impact that male vocalists have had on music. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of the top ten best male singers of all time, taking into account their vocal range, technique, and overall impact on the industry.

This list features some of the most iconic and influential male singers of all time, spanning a variety of genres from rock and roll to R&B, and everything in between. Whether you're a fan of classic rock or contemporary pop, there's something for everyone on this list. So without further ado, let's take a look at the top ten best male singers of all time, and celebrate the incredible talent that has shaped the music industry as we know it today.
The Top Ten
1 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 vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been in 3 other bands (Ibex, Sour Milk Sea, and The Hectics). He died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia as a result from HIV/AIDS

FREDDIE MERCURY is the greatest singer... Ever! He's got the most beautiful voice on the planet! Nobody even comes close to his genius / talent / or magic.
It's heartbreaking to see someone like M.J. with his little girl's voice ahead of Freddie, the most powerful, most amazing, and most awesome voice ever! Let's get real and quit with the sympathy votes! Yes, he might've been entertaining, but, as a singer, Not a Chance!
FREDDIE MERCURY deserves this more than anyone! He had perfect pitch, perfect tone, and, at a 4 octave range, untouchable! Freddie is an absolute phenomenon, putting his heart and soul into every lyric, imbuing every word with such passion and vigor. He is dynamic, electric, mesmerizing, just the BEST ever!

Freddie is a rock legend... Michael is a pop king. I m seeing people writing bad comments about Michael and calling his voice girlish and weak... that's really unfair! Michael too had 4.6 octave voice and very high pitch he can sing amazingly his voice was unique, sweet and melodious that's what made him greatest. I love both but if you love Freddie more doesn't mean you gonna disrespect Michael...even Freddie would not like that. Michael also had unique skills his voice was angelic and smooth so I believe both can be on top cause they both have different genre. Stop insulting each other and respect both. Everyone has different voices you can't except Michael to have voice like Freddie.

Freddie Mercury deserves the number one spot on this list hands down! There has never been anyone like Freddie with his 4 octave range and unique sounding voice. His voice is God-like and made Queen who they R. In every last word he sings there is so much passion and power behind it all. There will never be anyone that can compare to Freddie Mercury. He goes above all other singers. He truly is the Best Singer of all time.. Anyone that has listened to any of his songs should know this. His beautiful voice has never met an equal, and anyone attempting to sound anything like Freddie simply cannot for the fact that Freddie's style and amazing sound can't be matched. It is Graceful, it is Powerful, so unique and when heard it leaves goosebumps throughout your body and a tingle down the spine. That is the magic that Freddie possessed. What a Legend, to never be forgotten and always to be remember as "Lover of Life, Singer of Songs." R.I. P Freddie.

Not only did he sing so powerfully and beautifully and have a 5 octave vocal range, but also wrote many of Queen's rich and popular songs. Unbelievable how only this one man was capable of writing 7 minute-long, debatable absolute best rock song of all time "Bohemian Rhapsody" with multiple movements covering and combining both rock and OPERA. It's crazy how he was able to write that independently as well as hit every note with ease. No doubt that he's the best male singer alive, such a shame we had to lose him so early. Thankfully we have his work with us forever, because it can never be replaced - neither can he.

2 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 is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under the initials MJ. Dubbed the King of Pop, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. more.

Michael Jackson's history proves that he should be listed as number 1. Mike has sold more albums than Kim, Mike has a larger fan-base than Kim. Mike is more known world-wide than Kim. Mike is a much better stage performer than Kim. Mike is far more creative than Kim. Mike's vocal range is far more versatile than Kim. Mike has easily achieved iconic status at a very young age. Mike is the only POP MEGASTAR that has ever received the title. Mike is the King of Pop. Mike is legend and he will be remembered for centuries to come. Kim will never pack Stadiums filled with 60 to a hazardous 70,000 screaming fans. I can almost guarantee you that more people in China knows who Michael Jackson is than Kim.

Michael Jackson is the most dynamic superstar of all time. He was a naturally gifted singer as much as he was a naturally gifted dancer, sonically and visually creative, a dominant chart force and a stage commanding performer. Not only that, but a fashion icon, massive humanitarian and just as massive musical influence to his contemporaries. His career stretched from singing excellence as the 5 year old leader of the Jackson 5 to his premature passing at the age of 50. He racked up numerous accolades, but ultimately it was his talent that crowned him Greatest Entertainer of All Time. With his dominance on so many different fronts of the music industry, no title could be more fitting. With the Biggest Selling Album of All Time, memorable tours, singles, videos and albums still well within public consciousness (and the charts), Hall of Fame inductions ranging from Songwriting, Dancing, R&B, Rock & Roll and many more, Michael Jackson's legacy is endless.

MICHAEL JACKSON, only the name is enough. No, he isn't the king of pop, that's too small a title for this man. He is the ultimate king of entertainment for all time. Period. He isn't an artist, he is art himself. Not only a highly talented singer, but a wonderful dancer, songwriter, producer and a brilliant actor too! He is an amazing business person and finally and most importantly, one of the best, most noble and humble people to have ever existed. He is an angel in a human's disguise! He touches souls with his music, he gives his listeners an experience which no other artist will ever be able to provide to their listeners. Period.

Best singer, best dancer, best person best best best! I can talk for hours about him...he is and he will be one of my idols but sure the top of singers! Lots of people said and still say things about him, very bad things about him. They judge him like he is a criminal or I don't know what, like he is the worst person you can imazine. They also say very bad things about and to his family, things that hart them. I must say that I have really cried about these things and almost belived them, I have also be angry with him and sometimes scared of him but the other day that was just a nightmare. I don't know how he did it but I just can't stop loving him! Vote him he worth it!

3 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 with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. more.

Are you people crazy? Yes, I know Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson has great voices and were great artists, but no artist compares to Elvis! He could have a soft voice, a hard voice, a deep voice, and sometimes a somewhat high voice! People say he danced weird, but I think he danced amazingly! Also, the way those girls screamed in the old videos of Elvis is crazy! I don't blame those girls, I'd be screaming with them too! Sometimes I wish I was born in the 40s or 50s so I could see Elvis perform live. I honestly think I should've been born in the 40s or 50s because I love the oldies music and fashions, and hairstyles! Anyway, Elvis was amazing in EVERY way. So watch some of Elvis' performances and you'll see what I'm talking about!

In my opinion Elvis Presley had the most versatile and powerful voice in the history of popular music. If you need convincing, just listen to a few of his songs such as Jailhouse Rock, Are you Lonesome Tonight, In the Ghetto, If I can dream, Suspicious Minds, Heartbreak Hotel, Burning Love, Kentucky Rain just to mention a few and then try to come up with another singer who could perform all of those songs anywhere near as well as he did. Music has obviously changed quite a bit throughout the years and there have been plenty of great singers who could sing in one particular style very well but none in my opinion in his prime none of them could match the overall singing voice of Elvis.

Haha! This list is clearly a joke. Wacko Jacko as number 1? He was a dancer, not much of a singer. Only idiots who jumped on the band wagon after he died voted for him and they don't know anything about what qualifies as a 'real singer'. "Oh.. It's so sad a pedophile kicked the bucket and now that he's dead we love him! " Gimme a break. If this were a legitimate list based on 'actual singing' Elvis would be in the top 10 if not the number 2 spot behind Freddie Mercury (arguably the greatest singer of all time who would be number one if this list was in the least bit legit. )

Since most credit for The Beatles can be split between Lennon and McCartney, there is no doubt that Elvis Presley should be #1 on this list.
After The Beatles, he is BY FAR the biggest-selling musician of all time, having sold more than TWICE as many records as Michael Jackson.
The so-called 750K sales figure for MJ was revealed to be a totally false story "planted" by the PR firm in charge of hyping up the "This Is It" tour, and the real figure is less than half of that.
If the claim is for "best dancer", MJ can have that title, but that's not what this poll is about.

4 Frank Sinatra Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

Francis Albert Sinatra is the obvious choice and is the right choice. Not only because of his seminal influence (longitudinal) in shaping modern interpretive singing, and not only because he was widely regarded by his peer musicians as the best of the best (within genre but also contemporary classical and jazz musicians, but also because his influence was and is pervasive throughout our culture; in other words, his musical idiom (e.G. , his 'devil may care' approach to swing) profoundly influenced other art forms as well as mainstream behavioral norms.

Frank sinatra is by far the greatest singer I have ever heard. I wish that he was still alive so I could see him live. Sinatra's music is not just musing to a beat to make one feel good. Each song tells some kind of story, whether it's love, despair, or a mix of emotions, the way he sings them makes the story that much more touching.
Some songs that are well known are my way, that's life,the way you look tonight and many more, but his less known songs are some of the greatest that will take you on a journey and as the song comes to an end you feel as if you lived through the song and end up being satisfied.
If your someone who thinks he's just an old singer of a dying breed, I pray to you to listen to his music and give it a chance. Truly listen to the words and you will most likely relate it to your life in some way to make it that much more meaningful.

Ever wonder why so many stations have Sinatra hours or full shows The Voice had so many lives.. The bobbysox crooner developing his pure Dorsey horn tones. The swinging star.. Who fell out of favor.. Then an academy award and many acting roles reminded us Sinatra always said you have to sing the WORDS. His secret to becoming such a great actor singer.. rat pack leader? I saw him late on at R.C. music Hall ny
Looking around that huge venue I saw a United Nations of people, costumes and ages, the younger even leaning forward more in their seats than the rest.

I agree Freddie Mercury is of equal vocal talent, but Sinatra is timeless and should be #1 due to his unique delivery. In his prime he was the ultimate performer. John Lennon was lucky to be paired with McCartney otherwise we would have never of heard him. I have seen most of these performers, not including Sinatra. Freddie was the best I have ever seen. Sinatra is the best I have ever heard. He pre dated rock so I guess people are just not aware.

5 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40. Lennon was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit in his music, writing and drawings, on film, and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

John Lennon is the best singer I have ever heard, and better yet, the best singer of all time. Better than Elvis, and better than everyone else for the matter. His voice is raw, real, seductive, and perfect for rock n' roll all at the same time. Goes to show just how his voice can sound in many different tones, not a lot of singers can sound like he could.

Personally I think he is one of the best singers. Far better then some of the singers that broke the top ten. He came before a time of digitally remastering sound tracks to take imperfections out of your voice. I think those were true musicians. Nothing against any of todays singer because there are some very talented ones but nothing compares to real old school vocal training.

Not only a great singer but a north Brit bloke who worked his way up by pure sweat and steady gigs to learn his craft, develop into a deep thinker and even a philosopher of sorts. His poetry and harmony while being such a prominent member of the Beatles ushered in a new era of music in our country. How fortunate we were to have had the British Invasion as part of our musical history.

Just listen this guy in money, twist and shout, she loves you, I am the walrus
And on the other hand listen to dear prudence, nowhere man, a day in the life, all you need is love, baby you're a rich man
Then you will know what a legend he is.
The pioneers of rock'n roll.
He's better than anyone else.
Though I am an Indian, I love the Beatles, I love Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr.

6 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 music.One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, his versatile and wide tenor vocal range and his musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre-rock 'n' roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history

Helter Skelter, Let it Be, Live and Let Die, Maybe I'm Amazed, Till There was You, Sergeant Pepper, Band on the Run, Hey Jude, Blackbird, Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey, Long Tall Sally, Got to Get You Into My Life, Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow, Dress me up as a Robber and so on and so on.

Writer of over 65 songs that sold over a million copies. Multi instrumentalist, great live performer and singer (wider vocal range than Mercury for instance).

Bob Dylan on McCartney
"I'm in awe of McCartney. He's about the only one that I am in awe of. He can do it all. And he's never let up... He's just so damn effortless."

As a singer, songwriter, musician and renewer McCartney tops the whole bunch!

Another special result of the British Invasion that brought us such tender harmonious melodies. Like his fellows, Paul was a Newcastle bloke who had genius and the perseverance to develop it into beautiful new exciting sounds and perceptive language that puts some of our current output to shame. And best of all Beatles music was, is, not only a superior work of art but it is rousing unencumbered fun. But it took a while. I recall asking the NYC Rainbow Room conductor to play us some Beatles music to dance to. His huffy answer.. We
Don't play THAT here. Can you imagine?

Okay well Freddie is my favorite, but he already has enough votes, so I'm voting for Paul. Paul's voice is incredibly versatile. He can go from soft and sweet to full on rocker in a matter of seconds! Listen to songs like Oh Darling and Maybe I'm Amazed, they show off his range perfectly. And he, along with the rest of the Beatles, wrote some of the best songs of all time.

Alright I'm about to rant about this
Paul had a better voice then John, and he certainly has a better voice then Bruno mars and Adam Lambert. He has at least a 3-4 octave range, while most people have 1-2 octave ranges, so it was an incredibly impressive voice. Very versatile as well, since there were some songs by him I didn't even realize were by him because of the difference in sound

7 Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

One thing that should be mentioned when you bring up Plant is not only his Led Zeppelin and solo work, but he and Alison Krauss won six Grammies eight years ago for an incredible recording, "Raising Sand". An unlikely pairing, but one that really clicked, thanks to the genius of T-Bone Burnett. I sometimes feel Raising Sand gets overlooked when it comes to Plant's accomplishments, and it certainly shouldn't.

This list was created by heathens. Why is Robert Plant not in the top ten? His voice is fantastically versatile, compare something like 'In The Evening' to 'Tangerine', for example - it sounds completely different. Plus he's still an incredible singer at the age of, what, 60 now? The album he released recently with Alison Krauss, 'Raising Sand' is bloody brilliant.

Robert Plant was the Golden God of rock and a mesmerizing front man in Led Zeppelin. As a solo artist he continues to reinvent himself. His voice is one of a kind and ranges from primal howls to seductive to folksy. His lyrics are beautiful poetry that can transport you to another time and place. There is simply no one like him.

Why do they always put Michael Jackson as a top vocalist on these lists...his real talent and genius was in his dancing not his musicianship...Prince was a far better musician than Michael but as far as voice range and feeling and pure power Robert Plant stands in the top five.

8 Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Stevie Wonder has shown everyone a variety of various songs that he has created. Many include, 'Sir Duke', 'Part Time Lover', 'I Just Called To Say I Love You', 'Isn't She Lovely' and 'Superstition'. Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest male singers of all tome and should definitely be in the Top 5. Along with Stevie Wonder, other recording artists such as Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Gary Puckett and more belong in the Top 20. Many other singers and musicians around the world are amazing and have different voices. Such as the well known Rock bands, Journey, Triumph and Rush. Three excellent bands with three excellent voice ranges. This conludes my opinion.

Musical Genius all the way. The voice, the talent and the incredible gift of transmission that he received from the creator put him in one of the higher spots when it comes to great singers.

This man can do literally everything: he can play any instrument, is a god on the harmonica, can sing super well and writes his own music. There's a reason why he's been singing since he was 12.

King of melisma and vibrato! Stevie Wonder's performances in songs like Ribbon in the Sky and Isn't She Lovely are unbeatable. Also a supremely talented multi-vocalist!

9 Steve Perry Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

One of a kind voice. What else is there to say? I can't sing like him, and I haven't heard anyone else sing like him. He is absolutely incredible.

For many years, this amazing singer has been followed by fans who want him to make a comeback. He's known as "The Voice, " a title given to him by his friend Jon Bon Jovi, for a very good reason. His voice, which has such a broad range, is distinctly his. Thanks to his awesome voice, energy, showmanship, and charisma, as well as his excellent songwriting ability, he put the rock group Journey on the map. Even though the band has had three frontmen since Steve Perry has recorded and performed with them, his voice is still THE voice of Journey. That will never change, thank God! It's so exciting that new generations are hearing his voice and becoming die-hard Steve Perry/Journey fans like the rest of us. Steve Perry is the consummate performer!

There are no words to accurately describe just how much I adore this man's voice. He can put so much emotion and beauty into songs like Open Arms, or sing soaring rock songs like Mother, Father. His range and ability are impressive, as well as his aptitude for different styles. His technique is also flawless, and this is particularly apparent in concert. He is a master at improvisation, interacting with his audience, whilst never going out of key. He has performed many incredible feats on stage, giving the crowd all he can, hitting those high notes and singing the ballads to melt your heart. Even today, with a somewhat limited range, he still has his finely refined skill, and can still put just as much emotion into everything he sings. His ear for music and finding melodies, and ability to create it have only improved. Steve Perry will forever be my golden standard.

He IS Number One as far as I am concerned. I just love listening to him sing and talk. There are a lot of excellent singers out there I know, but no-one comes close to Steve. There's just something about him that makes him stand out above all the others. Without meaning to sound theatrical, it's like a special light that shines in the darkness. Although I love all of his music, I particularly love his more mature voice with the very subtle signs of ageing - it carries more meaning, soul and depth and I am especially fond of his solo work. Hope we hear more from him in the future. God bless you Steve.

10 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

Steven is not only one of the best live singers of all time, but simply one of the best singers, period. His vocal range is legendary, from deep and low to awesome scheeching. Not to mention his brilliant vocal control and power. And has everyone forgot who sung I Don't Want To Miss A Thing? (One of the best songs of all time) Just awesome!

About time he's seen on here! He's got such a unique, powerful, special and outright amazing voice! I doubt there's anyone on this planet that can do what he does, for as long as he has!

Come on people! Steven's voice is so ' awesome. There is only one better then Mr. Tyler and that's Freddie Mercury from QUEEN.

When it comes to high pitch vocals, there is a close tie between Steven Tyler and Axle Rose.

The Contenders
11 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 Temple Pilots they released two albums with Chester before his death. Wake Me and No Sun Today, a third album called Amends would be released in 2020 consisting of voice samples from Bennington. After Grey Daze dissolved, Bennington would join Linkin Parkin in 1999 formerly called Hybrid Theory, replacing former vocalist Mark Wakefield, who would go on to become Taproot's producer. Even with Bennington's more.

He should be at the top of every this type of list. He can scream like a beast and can also sing you to sleep like an angel. He had both the heaviest and the softest voices. He started his career with metal songs carried on with rock and ended with pop. How can you compare anyone with him? How? He has also left behind his beautiful lyrical legacy. But no one cared of such a talented vocalist. And thus he had to end his life. Please vote him as a tribute. Please. He really deserves this.

Chester Bennington deserves to be in the first position of this list...
No doubt, he is the best singer in this entire universe... He sings like an angel and screams like a devil... He is blesses with a magical and heavenly voice... He is glorified for his screaming powers... He marks the birth of the best band this world has ever seen, Linkin Park... He is a crazy guy... He is sexy... He has created many immortal pieces in music... He is the best singer this world has ever seen... Love you Chaz... CHESTER RULES

Chester is THE best ever vocalist. Just think about it, the raw emotion and how he laid his soul completely bare with all of us will never be lost on me... I've never felt anything like I feel when I hear him and Linkin Park... They move me in a way that nothing else ever has and there will never ever be another like him. He is unique in every way... I just listen to him night and day and hope he has found some happiness now and is in a better place now because if anyone deserves it, he does. RIP Chester

Chester Bennington's vocal range is incredibly diverse. He sings nu-metal, rock, pop, electronic, and even punk genres. Hell, he's even rapped in a few songs. One day he covers a delicate version of Adele's Rolling In The Deep or one day feature a metal song with a phenomenal 18 second scream. He is no doubt, the person with the best voice I have ever heard.

Also, there should be more metal, even though LP isn't really metal, vocalists here!

12 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. more.

I love Bruno mars because he is prefect he has beautiful and amazing voice and also he is adorable and hot... I love all his songs I am one of his biggest fans... All his fans out there should vote for this amazing guy.. I'm telling you his really good I mean come on he won thousands of time in the grammy awards isn't it obvious that he is the best.. He wrote good songs and when he sings its like in paradise.. He do good and great performance definitely not boring I mean like his hold band his moving and dancing along in joy.. And Bruno mars also performed in the super bowl and he was really good.. you wouldn't regert if you chose Bruno mars to win.. He is a hard worker.. Girls are all crazy about him! I love you Bruno mars!

At first I hated his guts where he released these terrible songs, especially Grenade. But somehow impersonating and copying artists made his songs really good, which he released Treasure, Locked Out Of Heaven, and featured in Uptown Funk, both one of the greatest songs of their years. Then he stopped making throwback hits and started doing R&B hits, where he also released That's What I Like and 24K Magic. They're both great songs, but not as good as his throwback hits. Then he released Versace on the Floor, which is better than the two R&B songs he made (tl;dr: I used to hate him and now I love him).

Bruno Mars should be at first top list.. Okay I guess not first but at least at the top. Bruno Mars has sold 45 million single worldwide and 13 grammys from now. Not only young childrend are fans but also teenages and adult loves to listen to his amazing songs and wonderful voice. I mean he can be the next pop/r&b/blues singer... He can dance, he can sing, he can write songs, he can play instrument... What else is it missing? He got what a true star can be. His glowing like a golden star.

You have not truly experienced Bruno Mars until you see him live. He has a rare stage presence that I could only compare to Hugh Panaro's as the Phantom from Phantom of the Opera, and that's coming from a Broadway fanatic. In addition, he is one of the few male true virtuosos out there today and that gets noticeable inspiration from many different elements, past and current.

13 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" .

I love this guy. I remember being 8 years old and seeing him in a magazine for the first time and I was just mesmerized by his looks, his sex appeal. He has SO MANY songs and wide range of genres and tempos and vocal range. He can play so many instruments and he performs better than anyone else I've seen so far (I'm 17). This man just never fails to amaze me. I hate that barely anyone seems to know who he is because he has more talent in his pinky than all the artists that are taking Grammy awards home today. I wish I could've been alive in the 80's to have seen him live because I'm pretty sure it would be one of the greatest experiences ever. "If I Was your Girlfriend" is my favorite song (from him and generally speaking) so far but even today I'm still discovering new Prince songs so hopefully I will gain more favorites. This man should be the #1 greatest artist of all time.

He deserves to be in the top ten or even top five! He is music royalty and even though he is deceased he is still committed to his music as he still has hundreds of songs, yet, to be released he's the only singer I know of that is still alive but is dead. Without him the music world wouldn't be the same, we wouldn't have many unique songs he had written for others. He is a GREAT role model and shouldn't be at 15 he deserves top 5 for everything he has done for the music world. He has made music history and, in my opinion, is the greatest singer to have ever lived. It is an understatement to say he is a good singer/songwriter. He is the definition of Unique and Legend.

He is forever in my family's heart and we are thankful for growing up with his music, it is a shame such a beautiful person had to go so early.

You guys are smoking crack. Who puts Prince this far down? And under ridiculous people like Bruno mars? I'm sure his 7 or 8 hits are nice, but we're talking about a legend here. Him MJ and Elvis are in the same league with John Lennon maybe a half step behind them in my opinion. This list is a joke. I'd laugh if it wasn't so disrespectful.

Let's see produce, compose, perform all of his music etc. The genius could play over 20 instruments. With a voice, that could go soprano too bass. The only artist that could compare would be Stevie Wonder with writing all of their own music and others. He could make a guitar and piano etc cry a magical tune. This list is a real joke :( I can't think of one artist that could play over 20 instruments. There will never be another performer like Prince Roger Nelson in our life time. Shame on this silly list :(

14 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.

Have almost run out of words to describe Adam Lambert. He is awesome. Having seen him on tour I have to say that you can actually FEEL his voice in your body. His resonance is so strong that it is rather like feeling the drums at a rock concert... It envelopes you.. He is the best and can't wait for his next album out soon.

Whatever genre of song he performs, Adam infuses each with the drama, intensity, and charisma that few singers can match the visceral connection with his audience. The powerful and magical quality of his voice, unparalleled technical vocal mastery, and mesmerizing stage presence have earned him worldwide acclaim and demand for his performances, more often than not as sold-out, highly praised, and begging-for-more personal appearances. There's a reason: A wall of sound surrounds and envelopes so thoroughly that the effect is so unbelievable people want not just to see and hear this magnificent performer, but to repeat "the Voice" experience not just once, but many times over to discover if Adam is for real, so incredibly unearthly his gift is. Despite all the highest and widest of acclaim from fans far and wide, Adam remains hardworking, grounded, and humble, endearing him to people of all ages and persuasions.

For those who have somehow missed or dismissed his abilities... Adam Lambert is an amazing, energizing, sizzling, charismatic, magical, shockingly powerful vocalist and performer. He can sing anything, master anything, draw you in and set you on fire. His performances make me happier to be alive than just about anything other than my family and friends. Brian May recently said that Adam's voice is 1 in a billion. Working with him is a gift from heaven. Nile Rodgers called him brilliant, a musical genius. Avicii says his vocals are insane and he's a great writer. The kudos go on and on. Adam is a spectacular performer and the best part is he's a beautiful person inside and out.

He can sing any song, best voice ever. We can listen his songs 24 hours, never boring. He gives 100% performance to his audience. He makes audience happy and amaze. His stage performance is no two. All his cover songs are also so much better than original. He sings the song smooth and very beautifully. Not only good voice but also know how to sing a song smoothly. He loves to sing and we love to listen his music. He is real artist. He is very hardworking, polite and also pay respect to other artist. The way he response to others artists who says negative to him is very impressive and respectable. He knows how to handle the matter very well. I am Asian fan. I know "Queen's music" because of him.

15 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.

Usher have a most sexy voice! His falsetto is all nasally and irritating made me wet anytime!

Usher is one of the best live performers out there, true performers, real singing, real dancing!

With MJ gone RIP. Now Usher is a leader of dance and sing at the same time, but ushers dance moves never disappoints, very smooth!

Justin timberlake is good but he can't dance like usher, his voice and swag carry him through any and every performance.

MJ actually used to lip sync a lot and Justin never danced as much as Usher while dancing. Chris brown good dance but he can't sing like usher.

So Beyonce and Usher are actually the best right now when it comes to live singing and dancing simultaneously.

Usher should be second he is awesome I have been wanting to sing with him forever usher I love you and please watch my YouTube video little miss usher I will be posting soon! U have absolutely amazing talent you are an amazing dancer and it would be such an honor to be on stage with you again you are AMAZING! and you should at least get second I don't know why your at the bottom cause you have so much talent! I <3 you usher!

If you haven't heard confessions part two, the album. You don't realize how hood this man really is. He's not just the pop star on the radio. He has a TON of emotion and can hit such high notes.

He is an amazing singer I love his songs dj got got us fallin in love again and yeah! He is awesome everyone should think he is awesome everyone should vote for him

16 Kim Jaejoong Kim Jae-joong, also known mononymously as Jaejoong, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer. He is best known as a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ.

Kim Jaejoong is a great singer, his singing is probably not the best but he must be the most effort, he dance may not be the best but he is certainly the most desperately. Debut for so many years, he was very humble, he is the best in my heart

Kim Jaejoong is one of the best singer in Asia, his magnetic voice attracts millions girls from all over the world. Besides, he is also the real artist, as he composed many famous songs for his group. In addition, he is also a new star as a actor. Kim Jaejoong is my life!

Jaejoong is a great singer and composer. He has very beautiful and healing voice. Jaejoong is a real artist! He is amazing!

JYJ's Jaejoong is really a talented singer. He has a wonderful voice, he could perfectly hit high notes and low notes as well, even in live concerts. Jaejoong also composed a lot of the songs he sang, solo or with his band. He can sing very well ballads, rock songs and even rap... And his voice is full of emotion and tenderness, it's certainly a heal for our hearts. His voice bring happiness and peace in my daily life and I'm sure it's the same for other fans too. His lyrics are always so meaningful and he definitely reflect his heart in his music. From all his actions one could understand how much Jaejoong love music. Music is life and his joy, and that brings so much passion in his manner of interpreting the songs he sang. I'm not an expert to judge his singing skills ( he's talent already was recognized and awarded ), but I'm happy to hear his voice, to hear him singing and I think that's matter the most : to touch people hearts with what you do, in this case, Jaejoong always touch ...more

17 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of the hair band Bon Jovi from, which was founded by Jon and his pianist, David Bryan, in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit songs “Livin’ on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," and "Wanted Dead or Alive" which were all released in 1986, on the album Slippery When Wet. Jon was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 2, 1962.

I love his voice in his prime. I think people discredit him because his voice ain't the same but Jon in his prime had a very powerful voice.

In my humble opinion He should be right up there with Freddie Mercury in the top five of all time. Jon has been an amazing singer for decades now, and still sells out arenas and stadiums. He has a huge catalog of songs to choose from, sings each one as if it's his favorite, and can perform for hours to the delight of each and every person in the audience.

One of my favorites. Glad he made top 15 at least for now and yes he definitely beats a lot below him like Timberlake, but not Prince, Elton John, or Ray Charles. But Still I'm glad because his range is so wide and something about his voice that can touch my heart like a bird singing in the sunset and a beautiful man.

Jon should be in the top 10, he's amazing! Music these days... Appreciate a GOOD musician for once, put Jon on top! 40, seriously? Not good enough at all. I can't believe David Archuleta was above him. Who made this list, a 13 year old? Come on people!

18 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist and composer. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967 on more than 30 albums, John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits in the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including nine number ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Diana, Princess of Wales, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling chart single of all time. According to Billboard more.

I love Elton John. Rocket man is one of my favourite songs, and since I was very little I have loved Your Song. I was really happy yesterday when my mum was listening to music and she was listen to elton John. Please vote for him!

Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Levon, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Candle in the Wind, Bennie and the Jets, and Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me. He's both an amazing pianist and singer who has inspired many artists to be creative.

Do you people even know this guy?!?! He is a legend. As of now, he is the most successful solo male singer alive, behind only Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Madonna when it comes to record sales.

At least number ten please? His piano skills are spectacular, and he can effortlessly change his pitch. Especially in crocodile rock, Benny and the jets and I'm Still Standing, my favorite of all.

19 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer and songwriter. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul". more.

Marvin Gaye's voice was trained to sing gospel in his fathers church. That fact alone makes him a great singer as most gospel singers some how reach the top faster than any other type of singer. Just to give you an example, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Jackie Wilson, David Ruffin and Mavis Staples just to name a few, grew up singing in church. Marvin Gaye had a 5 to 6 octave voice. David Ruffin had a 4 to 5 octave voice. That means that they could hit notes that the average singer couldn't hit if they tried. That is only part of what a great singer is. They can also make you feel the music that they sing in your heart and soul. So all of those are great singers, I just happen to believe Marvin Gaye is the Best.

Eminem? Higher than Marvin? Whatever kind of joke it is, placing the worst musician ever who isn't even a singer and is a rapper above Marvin Gaye. Whoever voted for Eminem, leave TheTopTens.

For you guys who are voting, please listen to a Marvin Gaye track! Examples:Distant lover and What's going on. Marvin definitely should be in the top 5. He probably will be if you listen to his music! I agree with the person before; this guy is a true inspiration.

Marvin Gaye should be at the top of this list, he by far has a better voice than most on this list. He was so soulful and talented, just listen to any of his songs as proof.

20 Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.

Ray Charles' voice is so recognizable. He sounds like no one else but him. I still think playing the piano while being blind is impressive.

A beautiful American, great guy and a very special singer. Another example of someone who couldn't see the world around him but was not blind to his love for music and his need to share his talents and his inner sight with us all. When I hear his deeply soulful voice begin "Oh beautiful for spacious skies. for amber waves of grain" I'm so grateful and proud that Ray Charles and I both share that same country.

Come on, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake are above Ray Charles?!
I don't have anything against Bruno Mars or Timberlake, but Ray Charles was a genius! Great singer and awesome pianist! He was blind yet he was a better musician than Mars or Timberlake could ever dream of!

Eminem? No, somebody wake me up from this awful nightmare. Eminem is sexist and homophobic, has an awful voice, and is not even a singer, he is a rapper and the worst musician ever. If you voted for Eminem instead of Ray, go to another site, we don't need you.

21 Josh Groban Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records.

There is no one out there who sings like Josh Groban. He could sing with the least amount of effort possible and his rich vibrato could still send shivers down your spine. Very few vocalists out there with that kind of ability.

Josh Groban is by far the best male singer out there at the moment, he's not in league with anyone else. His music is genre-less, it can't be easily categorized. He is admired and respected by those in the music industry who have made it to the top - which is where Josh belongs. He'll be around for a long time to come! His voice is both soothing and upbeat to listen to, he sings from the heart and the lyrics of his songs have real meaning and are beautiful to hear. I like the fact that this young man doesn't try to emulate anyone else, he's "Just Josh" who has real talent as well as being a kind and giving person.

What can I say? He plays well to the very young to the very old. I think that he is someone that the teenager and an octogenarian can listen to in the same room and at the same time with equal enjoyment! I guess you could say that he in his own way bridges the generation gap. This could only be done with a tremendous amount of talent.

Josh Groban is a wonderful singer. I love his music and his voice. I only wish he is a bit more open on other genres. There are times I don't feel motivated finding his music... But still he is one of the best out there. He is also one of the celebrities I really wish to meet and wish that he sings to me personally. Love ya Josh!

22 Billy Joel William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.

Billy Joel in my opinion is a underrated singer. People talk all day about his hit songs, his piano skills, and his never-ending energy, but rarely is his voice analyzed. He possesses a rare ability to truly transform the sound of his voice depending on which song you listen to. He also has a wide range, and pretty much every song he has recorded is fantastic.

Ok. Billy Joel to me could not be classified as the Greatest Vocalist of All Time. But to put him below people like Bruno Mars and Usher, now THAT is offensive. Billy Joel had that classic sound that brought nostalgia but at the time was so original that he stuck out. His style alone could easily put him up there ahead of Michael Jackson.

One of the best singer-songwriters of all time. He is simply and utterly one of the most talented musicians in modern history. Everyone at least loves a handful of his songs, and shows his surprising and incredible vocal range. Some songs don't even sound like him, but it's his voice, just being incredibly versatile with it.

NUMBER 59!? This guy is a superb pianist and a songwriter, his showmanship shows no bounds, and his voice. It supports EVERYTHING I just said.

23 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his more.

While Kurt, iconic frontman of nirvana, may not possess the control and range of some other singers, he poured his heart inton his words like no other. He was also a real singer and artist, unlike about 95 percent of the singers ranked higher than. Some of my favorite songs which exhibit his voice, School, Lounge Act, Big Long Now, Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle, Heart-Shaped Box, All Apologies, Where did you sleep last night?...

Kurt Cobain's voice is beautiful and I'm surprised he's not up farther. His voice is so incredibly unique. I love the raspy sound to it. Kurt Cobain deserves to be way farther up this list (or at least passed Justin Bieber). Nirvana forever. RIP Kurt Cobain - my inspiration and role model. A true legend.

Kurt Cobain has a very unique voice. It is composed of a Raspy sound and mostly yelling out of anger. He also has a very good soft voice, this is in songs like Something In The Way, Silver, Dumb, R#pe me, etc. I believe he should be in the top 5.

Adam lambert and Justin Bieber ahead of Kurt? Kurt Cobain? Now I understand why he killed himself. You guys must be like eleven year old girls. Nirvana for life. No. Nirvana is life.

24 R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and convicted sex offender. He has been credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as "the King of R&B", "the King of Pop-Soul", and the "Pied Piper of R&B." more.

Truly at least he is open with liking young girl there are lot you men out there that are more scrum bags than R. Kelly who are molesting their own blood behind closed door. I do not condone R. Kelly behavior but if these girl were example they would not have allowed him to be intimate with them in the first place. However I believe R. Kelly should have ranked higher as he one of the best R&B Singer, He is talented, gifted and blessed and has always produce #1 singles. It not be recently. That is my opinion and I am entitled to it!

It seems the mainstream will never recognize his true potential if he keeps doing hip hop, but his balladry is untouchable. A phenomenal range, can do every technique in singing... Easily the best male R&B singer of our generation

He's good, but not better than Luther, Joe, Brian McKnight or Johnny Gill. Joe is the true king of r&b.

I believe I can fly, I believe I can fly!

25 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and is known for his medieval themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads; according to Rainbow/Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore upon hearing him sing, "I felt shivers down my spine." Dio sold over 47 million albums throughout his career. He died from stomach cancer in 2010 at the age of 67.

Greatest singer who ever lived in my opinion. Ronnie James Dio is my hero he could sing any genre he wanted. His voice always astounded me, not only the power but how his voice could also be so soft. I love that he sung about dragons, rainbows and deamons His lyrics were full of wonder. I can't believe he is so far down this list.

His vocal range was truly amazing. No one can sing like Dio. Many singers have talent that appears once in a generation. There will never be another Ronnie James Dio no matter how long humans exist.

I can't believe he is this far down. Listen to holy diver or rainbow in the dark. Justin beiber is higher than him, who's voting on this website? Idiots obviously.

DIO means GOD for a reason! There is none better than Him, as far as I am concerned. I've been a fan of His from the very first time I heard Him sing.

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