Top 10 Singers with a Vocal Range Between 4 and 5 Octaves
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Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.
Temor is amazing
He's got a really impressive range of 4 octaves, 5-1/2 notes (F#1 to E6) - Metal_Treasure
22 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. ...read more.
4 octaves, 1/2 note - Metal_Treasure
23 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
24 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
25 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
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 Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.
28 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).
29 Demi Lovato
30 Miljenko Matijevic
His range is 3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes but this list starts from 4 octaves, 1/2 note. He is very good but doesn't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
Seriously... in his prime a five octave easy... no arguments
32 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 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
He has less than 3! - SoldierOfFortune
34 Thom Yorke
Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
35 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. ...read more.
Listen to her song "Naturträne" (with the Nina Hagen Band) for more information. - Martin_Canine
36 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.
37 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
Sorry but his range is less than 4 octaves. I love him, he's amazing but his range isn't over 4 (I didn't add him to this list). - Metal_Treasure
38 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.
Not really - 3 octaves, 4 notes (C#2 to G#5).
Don't vote for singers that don't belong in this list. - Metal_Treasure
39 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
40 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.
No, her range is 2 octaves, 4 notes (C#3 to G#5). - Metal_Treasure
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