Octave is a series of eight notes occupying the interval between (and including) two notes, one having twice or half the frequency of vibration of the other.
I just had to put it here, now choose what's your favorite.
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 ...read more.
Great loss of the music industry.
Only 1 in rock and he was it
There could never be another Freddie.
2 Geoff Tate
Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
Simply my favorite singer EVER!
Geoff's live performances are even better than recordings. He puts so much emotion in every sound.
More range and power than most military forces on this planet. Geoff set the bar incredibly high with live performances that put other lead singers studio versions to shame.
His voice aged like a really good wine. 60 years old and he's still holding onto that flame...
3 Ian Gillan
Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
Andrew Lloyd Webber called Ian Gillan Rocks greatest tenor!
His screams are great. - Userguy44
One of the best rock singers of 70's...
Ian is the best singer for ever!
4 Maynard James Keenan
Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
Singer for Tool. Exactly 4 octaves - from G1 to G5. - Metal_Treasure
5 Jon Oliva
John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.
UN--BEATABLE. Jon's vocals are the most theatrical I have ever heard. Every word he utters can be felt in the deepest part of your soul. And not just that he can also scream like an absolute madman, his highest screams are nearly on par with Rob Halford whom we know is not human but a metal god
Exactly 4 octaves - from A1 to A5. He is the amazing singer for Savatage and co-founder of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (aka TSO). - Metal_Treasure
6 Phil Anselmo
Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
Yes, 4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
7 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.
Oh yes, he even has 4+ octaves - 4 octaves, 2 notes (from A1 to C6). - Metal_Treasure
8 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.
To correct above poster he Is 4 octaves because he smashes a C6 in Incessant mace. So C2-C6
His voice is mezmerizing
Chris Cornell's voice is the best rock voice of all time. Period
9 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.
His voice is out of this world! The most beautiful voice I have heard in my life!
He is literally vocal chord jesus
The control and range of his voice is impossible to be put into words dhshjdfuelw!
Absolute AMAZING vocals, voice of an angel
10 Peter Steele
Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.
4 octaves, 2 notes (Eb1 to F#5) - Metal_Treasure
? Regine Velasquez
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.
She is the one and only Asia's songbird
The Asia's goddess song she is the queen of opm in Philippines her belts not bother to us,not other singers that is so very bother whenever they sing a song that using belt in the song
11 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.
12 Yannis Papadopoulos
Cristal clear and yet powerful voice!
13 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.
Very good - 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
14 Ariana Grande
Ariana 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 and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
Literally the best
15 Roy Orbison
Roy Kelton Orbison, professionally known as Roy Orbison, nicknamed Big O, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musician, mostly known for his complex voice and for hits such as, "Oh, Pretty Woman".
His voice is the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window. The voice of God
16 Jeff Buckley
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
He is one of the greatest singers but he doesn't have 4 octaves (his range is close to 4 though - 3 octaves, 6 notes). - Metal_Treasure
I always used to think how this man had 4 octaves vocal range - zxm
17 Hayley Williams
Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.
18 Bruce Dickinson
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, 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.
Metal treasure no,he has more than 4.
I love him to death but his range is almost 4 octaves. Almost 4 and not 4. I don't blame the author of this list because he took these names from wiki but the wiki list isn't very accurate. - Metal_Treasure
19 Roger Taylor
Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on July 26th,1949 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as "Under Pressure", "A Kind Of Magic" and "Radio Ga Ga". Despite being well known in Queen ...read more.
Not a major singer but still could do what others can't - zxm
20 Kai Hansen
Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.
Exactly 4 octaves - from C#2 to C#6. Lead singer for Helloween and Gamma Ray. - Metal_Treasure
21 Adam Levine
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.
No, only 3 octaves, 2 notes. He shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure
22 Thom Yorke
Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
23 Kyle Lai-Fatt
He has more range in 5 octaves than Mercury's career. Both his low singing and highs are perfect.
24 Daniel Heiman
Daniel Heiman (born June 11, 1974) is a Swedish power metal singer. He is most famous for his time in Lost Horizon. After leaving Lost Horizon, he recorded an album with the band Crystal Eyes, and later founded the band Heed.
Exactly 4 octaves - from Eb2 to Eb6. Try the song Highlander by Lost Horizon. - Metal_Treasure
25 Beyonce Knowles
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.
26 Myles Kennedy
Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
Myles Kennedy is an American musician, singer, and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in guitarist Slash's backing band, known as Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
He has 6 semitones range... obviously he is the best
He is the best after freddy
27 Peter Gabriel
Peter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
Yes, 4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
28 Jackie Wilson
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.
Greatest male vocalist in american history
29 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 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.
31 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.
I thought he had an 'almost' 6 octave range, but since I read it on the internet, I don't hold it as fact.
32 Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.
Yep, 4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
33 Glenn Hughes
Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.
4 octaves, from D2 to D6. And he was only a backing vocalist in Deep Purple. - Metal_Treasure
34 Harry Nilsson
Harry Edward Nilsson III, usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s.
35 Chino Moreno
Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.
36 Miley Cyrus
Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.
37 Brent Smith
Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
Quite possibly one of the best singers, songwriters and front man I have ever heard. His, and the band's message have touched me like no other. Brent and Shinedown have become and will stay, my all time favorite band. Thank you Brent, Eric, Barry and Zach for the music, the hope and the incredible message of what life truly is like and can be. Rock on and God Bless!
Don’t know his octave range?
38 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.
In my book her range is less than 4 octaves. Yes, I see that she is listed on wiki but I disagree. If somebody can give me examples of her highest and her lowest notes, I would change my mind. She is a great singer though, one of the pop singers I appreciate. - Metal_Treasure
Addition to my previous comment - her range is 2 octaves, 4 notes (C#3 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
39 James Brown
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
He's got 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure
40 Tom Araya
Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
4 octaves (from C#2 to C#6) - Metal_Treasure
41 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.
42 Zayn Malik
Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.