Top 10 Singers with a Vocal Range Between 4 and 5 Octaves


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21 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure

22 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell 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. He died on May 17, 2017.

Just listen to his voice. It speaks for itself as the best male vocalist of all time.

His range is 3 octaves, 4 notes. He was a great singer (R.I.P.) but he doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure

23 Peter Gabriel 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. V 1 Comment
24 Maynard James Keenan 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.

Technically, he has 4 octaves and he is on another list (Best Singers with a 4 Octave Vocal Range). This list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure

25 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
26 Miljenko Matijević - Steelheart

It does not get better than this. not enough people know about Mike Matijevic and Steelheart,oh,how much they miss...He is incredible...please come to the UK

@visitor - I know who Miljenko Matijević is. He's very good but his range is 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes, and he shouldn't be on this list. This list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. - Metal_Treasure

27 Ville Valo Ville Valo

In my book, he's got 5 octaves, 1/2 notes.
This is truly amazing but technically he exceeds the upper limit of this list. But I think we can keep him on this list, too. - Metal_Treasure

Ville Hermanni Valo mostly known as the frontman of the Finnish metal band 'HIM'. Ville is a natural baritone but can also sing in bass and tenor. His range is 5 octaves (D1-C6).

28 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
29 James Brown James Brown V 1 Comment
30 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
31 Nina Hagen Nina Hagen Catharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. more.

Listen to her song "Naturträne" (with the Nina Hagen Band) for more information. - Martin_Canine

32 Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Dave Matthews is a South African born American singer and guitarist most well known as frontman for the rock band Dave Matthews Band.

If you have ever been to any of his live shows or listened to his live albums you know he has an underrated vocal range.. I am not sure his actual range but it seems he has hit some high notes, especially in the song "Stay" live.

33 M. Shadows 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 heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. V 1 Comment
34 Bruce Dickinson 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.

No, he doesn't have 4+. But he is still an incredible singer and one of my all time favorites. - Metal_Treasure

35 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.

He doesn't have 4+ but his range is wider than most of the people think - 3 octaves, 3 notes. For comparison, Bruce Dickinson has 3 octaves, 4 notes (only one note more). - Metal_Treasure

I don't think he has 4+ octaves - zxm

36 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 more.

No, her range is 2 octaves, 4 notes (C#3 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure

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37 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley 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.
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