Top 10 Singers Who Don't Need Auto-tune to Sing

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Some singers waste their voices by bashing them by using autotune. I think those singers deserves to do songs without autotune.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

Specific mention was made by Jackie herself at the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame installation dinner (where she sang, and was a presenter) that her latest studio album "Awakening" was made without the use of AutoTune. And that it took a little longer, but in the end, she got it right.

This sets Jackie apart from most pop singers nothing fake!

Awesome and beautiful voice that never needs autotune,

Performers need autotune, just like they need loud discordant background music and pyrotechnics and distractions to mask the fact they really, really, have no innate talent. Jackie Evancho is an artist. A vocal perfectionist. Jackie Evancho is the real deal.

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2 Freddie Mercury 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.

Freddie Mercury's voice sounds like an instrument being played. If you've heard Bohemian Rhapsody you know what I'm talking about. He is an absolute joy to listen to and the best when it comes to vocals.

The greatest voice of the 20th (and even 21st) Century

He didn't even use autotune, their was none back in his day

They didn't have autotune back in the olden days.

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3 Billie Joe Armstrong 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 has a powerful voice. And for sure, he doesn't need auto tune at all. Watch him live and you'll see it too! He's among some legends like Freddie, Michael, Kurt, Axl and Jon, who actually don't need autotune. The sad thing is that the POP GIRLS nowadays have taken over the music industry who have no musical skill. They've made their careers over autotune and their 'bodies'

The lead singer of Green Day. I listened on YouTube when he sang "American Idiot" on stage. I loved his voice - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

I always knew what a great singer he is but since I was him on Broadway as St Jimmy and the absolute smash it.

I saw GD live once and Billie Joe's voice was even better live than it is on their records. - Revrad

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4 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

Christina is an amazing singer and could do just as well with out auto-tune, she is a beautiful amazing singer and should not be using auto-tune!

Because she's...the best I've heard her live

5 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

I listen to her songs everyday! She nails the high notes! Her voice is to majestic and Beautiful for Autotune! Rock On Amy!

She can hit high notes easily. I love her voice and her music - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

6 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Should be number one. I don't think Led Zeppelin would ever use autotune because they already are crazy talented.

Best rockstar voice heard so far

7 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Why is she all the way down here? - DCfnaf

8 Kurt Cobain 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 ...read more.

Makes no much sense post here artists that already died and existed before autotune existed, but yeah, kurt cobain didn't used it.

9 Audrey Gallagher Audrey Gallagher Audrey Gallagher is a singer from Moneyglass, Northern Ireland. She is best known for providing the vocals for the band Scheer and on John O'Callaghan's songs "Big Sky" and "Bring Back the Sun".

That pitch range and that power can outdo any computer algorithm for tuning a voice. - PositronWildhawk

10 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.

It's really sad that she thinks she needs auto tune because have you HEARD this darling live?! She is belting out those vocals like there's no tomorrow, and really she sounds so pure and heartfelt without auto tune, especially in songs like Stone Cold and For the Love of a Daughter.

She deserves better than Disney Channel. She sings way better than Miley and Selena. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

She doesn't need auto tune to sing. She already has a great voice without it. She is also on the list Top 10 Singers Who Use Autotune. - PianoQueen

Best singer ever!

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The Contenders

11 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.

shes good

12 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away 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 ...read more.

The King Of Pop, his voice is phenomenal and his performances are mesmerizing! My idol

Why is he not number 1

The King Of Pop obviously his voice is heaven! because of his voice we are mesmerized and still loving him even though he is not with us... LEGENDS DON'T DIE UNTIL WE LET GO OF THEM! no matter what he is still a great man ever existed... we miss you badly...

13 Luther Vandross Luther Vandross Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several different artists.

He's the best

14 Axl Rose 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.

Axl is a huge inspiration in my life, he puts on a fabulous show and nothing can stop him. Axl and Slash (Slaxl) combined are real life magic!

No get this off. axl is a cringy singer - Th3Zm0nst3r

15 Michael Bolton Michael Bolton Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.
16 Roxanne Emery Roxanne Emery
17 Victoria Justice Victoria Justice Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series, Zoey 101 and Victorious.

I love her performances on stage. She has a great voice and should not use autotune - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

She is awesome like really, listen to her you will change your favorite. singer

18 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE 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.

He should be higher and he didn't use autotune and he wrote his own music

19 Joe

The king of R&B, obviously he doesn't need any kind of auto-tune! - DaWyteNight

20 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

Jon inspires me to move on, his love ballads make me feel so light and loved, his voice is my therapy and I love him for that!

21 Jamie Irrepressible
22 Johnny Gill Johnny Gill Johnny Gill started out as a solo artist in the 1980s, releasing two albums that didn't garner much attention. It was not until later, when Gill became a member of the r&b/pop group New Edition, that people started to take notice of his music and his talent. He went on to release his most successful ...read more.

Johnny Gill is a true powerhouse who doesn't need any kind of auto-tune! - DaWyteNight

Best singer ever! - RnBLover

23 Moby Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.
24 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Best front man ever

25 Emma Hewitt Emma Hewitt Emma Louise Hewitt is an Australian singer-songwriter and trance vocalist who resides in Los Angeles.
26 Donny Hathaway Donny Hathaway Donny Edward Hathaway was an American jazz, blues, soul and gospel singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist.
27 Bon Scott Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.
28 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.
29 Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
30 Adam Lambert 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.

His voice is very rare

31 Teddy Pendergrass Teddy Pendergrass Theodore DeReese Pendergrass was an American singer–songwriter and composer. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career at the end of the decade.
32 Beyoncé Beyoncé Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

She has a beautiful voice, but wastes it in meaningless songs and autotune. - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

I only like/respect one of the people on this list. - TheMainReason

Autotune isn't harmful. - SwagFlicks

Beyoncé is a amazing singer and waste her voice by using auto-tune like-seriously?

33 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney 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 .
34 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
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36 Christina Grimmie Christina Grimmie Christina Victoria Grimmie (March 12th 1994 - June 10th 2016), known on YouTube as zeldaxlove64, was an American singer-songwriter known for participating in The Voice and for her covers of hit songs by contemporary pop musicians. She was shot dead during a meet-and-greet in Orlando, Florida, by fan ...read more.

Yes, she was great. Too bad she died. RIP Christina!

She's the best... Miss you Christina..

She really doesn't need autotune
She is amazing

37 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Never uses autotune in her music, never relies on guest rappers or guests at all, wonderful personality, unique voice, emotion, power...I just love her. - DCfnaf

Adele has an amazing voice. She writes tear-worthy songs that make all of us cry. She is a pure example that you don't need autotune to sound good.

She should be 1st

38 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley Ray Cyrus, was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart ...read more.

She actually doesn't need it which is sad because she uses it all of the time. - DCfnaf

She can't sing without Auto-tune.

Her vocal is so much better but yeah some time she use it.

Her vocal is amazing.I prefer live than studio.

39 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
40 Gerard Way 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.

His live voice sounded amazingly like the recorded versions of My Chemical Romance's songs. If someone who wasn't familiar with My Chemical Romance listened to a live and recorded version of any of their songs, the person probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart.

You'd all be surprised with how amazing his voice was live. One of the very few singers that don't need their voice "perfected" for recorded songs.

41 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Good thing it had not been invented when he was around, or he would have blown the equipment up.

Nobody from the rock or pop world could hold a candle to him.

Makes Freddie Mercury sound like a little choir boy.

42 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Brian McKnight, born June 5, 1969, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in ...read more.
43 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

She is So right on the mark. No Way does she use or need an auto-tune mic. Fabulous voice!

Kelly Clarkson should be in the top 5 so much better than some of the others

44 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

He doesn't even use it

SO UNDERRATED!

45 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
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47 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. ...read more.

I think his voice is incredible... his recording and live performances are very good

He is one of the few singers whose fame is justified...got an awesome voice

He's too good

48 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

She needs Auto-Tune.

She has a very ugly voice and it comes with a matching personality and face! - RnBLover

49 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
50 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
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