I mean ballads or just slow songs of any type. Ballads are usually love songs but not only - for example metal ballads are rarely love songs, they are about something else.
A really good voice is needed for ballads for many reasons. Besides, characters in ballads are either in love or hurt /vulnerable so the singer should have relevant qualities of the voice to communicate such emotions.
There are great and versatile singers who sound good on anything they sing but this list isn't about them. I the context of this list there are 2 types of singers: 1) singers who sound good on other songs but not on ballads 2) singers who don't sound very good on anything they sing
Eligible are also singers who have never sung ballads but you definitely don't wanna hear a ballad by them.
The Contenders: Page 2
Yeah, Brokencyde basically did what every other average rapper or rap group did in the late 2000s (rapping about sex and partying over synth driven beats, often with autotune, but the flow is quite nice and the beats are catchy that's why they have gathered themselves loyal fans), plus screaming. The latter is why they are more hated than other rappers, in addition to the fangirls. In fact, they are average. But gosh, there are a few tracks where Se7en of Brokencyde actually tries to sing an emotional hook and it comes off as a complete disaster. On "Kandyland 2.0" he is so terribly off-key that you have to wonder what kind of producer would let him get away with that. What makes it even more gruesome is that he sings like this both with and without autotune. So, even the program that has the sole purpose of pitch correction couldn't save him from not hitting any right notes. Wow. - Martin_Canine
22Varg VikernesLouis Cachet (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord ...read more.
His black metal vocals are not suited for ballads... or working ears for that matter. - Mrveteran
23Axl RoseWilliam 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.
24TygaTyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.
Again he's admitted to pedophilia so doing a ballad would just be wired - christangrant
25Weird Al YankovicAlfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.
I have to say... if "Don't Download This Song" would have more serious lyrics... I'd be totally fine with that. - Martin_Canine
I love him to death but... I don't wanna hear a ballad from him, haha. - Metal_Treasure
27Sean PaulSean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques is a Jamaican rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor.
28Lil Uzi VertSymere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.
29Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
30Selena GomezSelena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto.
31Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.
32Ariana GrandeAriana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.
She has a nice voice for uptempo tracks, but her voice isn't strong/soulful enough and too small for ballads in my opinion, I don't think she has a good voice for ballads and could pull off a ballad with nothing but her voice. Maybe as she gets older and her voice grows, I don't know. But just like her body, she has the voice of a 12 year old. Yes she can hit high notes, but it's so child-like and not soulful at all, I would not want to hear Ariana doing ballads. I'm not a huge Mariah fan, but Ariana is no Mariah! - RnBLover
34Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.
35Miley CyrusMiley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.
36KeshaKesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R.
Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America
37TinasheTinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.
38Flo RidaTramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.
40Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.