1 Grace VanderWaal
Amazing Grace is the most talented artist to come along in 50 years. Her songs relate to everyone and her voice evokes emotions from her audience that just can't be taught! I've been listening to the same bubble gum pop for far too many years to count! Grace Vanderwaal is about to flip the tables on the whole darn game with substance, emotion, and resolve! She is by my standards a super star and one day a legend!
This singer-song writer and Columbia recording artist won season 11 of AGT in 2016. Her debut album broke Billboard's top ten (and they also named her to their 2016 21-under-21 list). She has a phenomenal vocal range, and her raspy voice crackles and then lands precisely pitch perfect on the note it needs to hit. Her voice is instantly recognizable and has become widely admired in the 8 short months since she broke into public view.
Grace has transformed music in a way that we have not seen in decades. Her new album will be something that should reach to the heights of the music industry. As she learns to control her rasp and use it in her new songs a Better life, florets and city songs she will become one of the best new raspy voice singers of all time, heck how about just one of the best new singers of all time.
Grace is an inspiration for people her age. She encourages people to be confident, in her songs that she writes. Everyone that saw her on AGT knows that. Amazing voice, too. Go Grace!
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- Erin V.
2 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.
He's raspy when he's not trying to sing ACDC songs and failing so hard at them.
3 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.
Just listen to the unplugged album.
4 Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. V 1 Comment
5 Adam Gontier
Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.
6 Bonnie Tyler
Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.
Total Eclipse of the Heart, Holding Out for a Hero, It's A Heartache, If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man) - Metal_Treasure
7 M. Shadows
Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
Number 1 ever,no doubt
Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.
I love Kurt Cobain's voice but when it comes to badaas raspy rock and roll voice its "Lemmy Kilmister"!
9 Joe Cocker
John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.
Unchain My Heart, You Can Leave Your Hat On, Summer In the City - Metal_Treasure
Best of the best! Gotta love Joe Cocker.
10 Bryan Adams
Probably he's got the most pleasant rasp.
Summer Of '69, Heaven, Kids Wanna Rock - Metal_Treasure
11 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.
12 Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
Why did I have to add this?
13 David Coverdale
David Coverdale is an English rock singer most famous for his work with Whitesnake, the commercially successful hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer of Deep Purple from late 1973 to 15 March 1976, when he resigned from the band and established his solo ...read more.
Whitesnake - Is This Love, Here I Go Again, Crying In The Rain
Deep Purple - Soldier Of Fortune - Metal_Treasure
14 Joan Jett
Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".
15 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.
16 Michael Bolton
How Can We Be Lovers - Metal_Treasure
17 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 greatest vocals of any male singer, listening to him sing with music or acapella is like being on cloud nine, definitely owns the titles KING OF POP and KING OF SOUL in my opinion
18 Chris Rea
Christopher Anton Rea is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. V 1 Comment
19 Rod Stewart
Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
The reason that Rod Stewart gets my vote is that unlike a lot of these singers (for example Axl Rose) his voice is super raspy even when he's singing in a hushed tone in his normal range.
20 Chad Kroeger
Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.
21 Tom Waits
Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.
22 Barry White
23 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.
Savatage - Summer's Rain, Hall Of The Mountain King, Jesus Saves - Metal_Treasure
24 Nawal El Kuwaitia
Nawal El Kuwaitia is a well-known female singer and musical icon in the Middle East. Nawal studied at the Music Institute in Kuwait. She is known as Shaikhat Al Tarab (The Queen of Classic Music) and Qaitharat Al Khaleej (Harp of Khaliji Song).
25 Dua Lipa
26 Darby Mills
Darby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.
She is a beast - very powerful and raspy voice.
Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, Mine All Mine, Line of Fire, People - Metal_Treasure
27 Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.
Brian Francis Johnson "Brian Johnson", is an English singer and songwriter. He is the ex-singer from the English band "Geordie" but he is best known for being the lead singer for the Australian band, AC/DC. He replaced Bon Scott after his death in 1980. Brian has a very raspy voice and one of the best rock voices of all time. He is famous for singing the songs like Back in Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, For Those About To Rock, and Thunderstruck.
28 Liam Gallagher
William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.
29 Billy Gibbons
William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band ZZ Top.
30 Lzzy Hale
Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.
This woman gave so much power and emotion in her songs. Her voice is the best raw female rock/metal singer.
31 Suzi Quatro
Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
32 John Cooper
John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
Absolutely love the sound of his voice!
33 Harry Styles
Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .
He's the most gorgeous human being in all of the land
Growing up mum used to play her music in the car all summer. Love her voice!
How could you leave this gal off the list?
35 Phil Lynott
Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist.
36 Kai Hansen
37 Billy Idol
William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor. V 1 Comment
38 Amanda Lear
"Belle", "Seul", "Sous le vent", "La Rivière de notre enfance" - Metal_Treasure
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.
Adele doesn't have a raspy voice someone remove this entry!
41 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.
42 Tom Delonge
Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.
43 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
44 Dan McCafferty