Singers With the Best Vocal Range

I know Most of you wont agree but these are my opinion completely.

The Top Ten

1 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide more.

I'm stunned at this current ranking. How is Dimash Kudaibergen not #1 on this list? I'd like to see ALL of the current Top 10s try singing "The Diva Dance" with the same level of mastery, technique, vocal control, passion, and artistry as Dimash. I can bet none of them can even get through 5 seconds of that song.

His vocal prowess is unreal. His 6 octave range, his technique, his showmanship, the way he can morph his singing style from classical/operatic to rock to pop, etc is just extraordinary. He raised the bar so impossibly high, no one can come close to his caliber.

None of these singers on this list can hold a candle to Dimash's technique, vocal range & control. I'd honestly like to see any of the contestants in the Top 5 try tackling The Diva Dance.

Only Dimash Kudaibergen deserves the #1 spot. His vocal control & technique is divine. His color is stunning. And that 6 octave range is a pure phenomenon.

2 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 more.

Freddie Mercury is unbeatable in vocal range. He was the absolute best singer. He died in 1991, and in this 27 years nobody can come close to him in singing.

Yes Freddie Mercury should be at the top of any list that has to do with good singing and range. Even if someone does have a higher range then him, no one can compare their actual singing voice to his.. Incredible. No one will ever reach him

It isn't true, that he is "highly overrated". He was and is the best singer of all time.

Miss him so much. The greatest singer of all time, nobody beats him, nobody even comes close to him. The god of rock.

3 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, more.

"Think of Me" at both age 9 and 14 show the tremendous and powerful range that Jackie has in her voice.

Not just the range but her consistent quality of tone from one end to the other. - BobG

Her new album "Awakening" will remove any question about her tremendous vocal range. - Trancas

Every album (all 9 of them) give you a world of different vocal perfection. As she grows, so does her voice. There is a reason people have made it possible the last 8 of her albums have gone #1 on the Billboard Classical charts.

4 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

Really a mix devil-angel voice

I've found his 7 octave vocal range from his works, so far. Still I'm discovering his full vocal range

WHere did you get 7? Last time I checked, his range is 3 octaves. Still an amazing singer.

One of the best rock singers in the history of rock music. He is a true legend. So very missed.

His voice was/is incredible. My biggest regret is not making time to see him perform live. I had planned to see him on this next tour. I have every cd.

5 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.

She is a great singer but her range isn't big - only 2 octaves, 4 notes. For comparison, Ian Gillan of Deep Purple has 4 octaves. - Metal_Treasure

She can reach any note so sad that she died - Colegtheman

6 Mike Patton Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.

6 + 1/3 octaves
Largest vocal range for a famous singer.
Listen to Abraxas, it is a pure showcase of his range. But any of his high notes are unattainable for anyone else. - JoLeKosovo

If Patton isn't right near the top, these lists lose all credibility in my opinion. Nearly all of these lists could come under the heading "most popular artist". popularity isn't a measure of skill or talent but when the populous is doing the voting, expect them to be ignorant of what isn't spoon fed to them.

This list is singers with the highest vocal range... Mike Patton has the highest vocal range but is 56th... Is this some kind of cruel joke played by complete idiots?

This guy has a range of 6 octaves. 6! Why is he not high on the list

7 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.
8 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 .

WHAT IS THIS? Paul should definitely be number 1! how is Jackie Evancho top? Roy Orbison and Elton John should also be much higher up on the list.

Paul is a better WRITER than anybody!

9 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.

Corey currently has the second highest vocal range out of any modern vocalists, at a whopping 5 1/2 octaves, and he's at 73rd? And as a fan, he is an amazing vocalist. He can sing, growl, scream and even rap and most of the time, it comes out great. He definitely deserves to be in the top 10. - CrimsonShark

5 octaves?! Put this man #1!

5 octaves, 5-1/2 notes! - Metal_Treasure


10 Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Bono has so much passion in his voice. Better than everyone else on this list

The Contenders

11 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 Rose literally has a more extensive vocal range than Mariah Carey and she's ranked above him? Just google Axl Rose Octave Range

Freddie is the best singer of all time but no, he didn't have a vocal range as wide as Axl. Infact, nobody comes close to Axl when it comes to "vocal range". This list just sucks with all illiterate bastards.

I am in SUPER RAGE MODE right now! Are you guys serious? Axl Rose? He can hit some of the lowest notes ever and the highest notes for a guy. As much as I love Queen and Freddie Mercury, he had a voice that was always the same. For the people who voted for Paul McCartney, I don't know what to say but this is not the right list for you.

Fun fact: Axl Rose has a higher vocal range than Freddie Mercury

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13 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 more.

I can't believe that Rihanna was here but not her. - DaWyteNight

14 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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. more.

Why only number 15? What injustice. Elvis was and is the greatest entertainer ever.

Elvis is no one in my book almost operatic voice in most songs like its now or never and surrender a better range than Robbie Williams how can they compare the two. Elvis is better by far.

15 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.

Her high notes sound like bird calls. INCREDIBLE.

"Simply the best. Freddie only had four octaves. Mariah has five or six maybe."

What? why is she at rank 14?

She's a'ught. I wish there was more emphasis on the singing and less on the “sex appeal.”
Also, Glitter is not a documentary...

16 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.

Nope, his range is pretty limited - 2 octaves, 6-1/2 notes. Even Chad Kroeger's range is better - 3 octaves, 2-1/2 notes. - Metal_Treasure

Just listen to Brutal Love of Tre' (preferably the Live Version)

17 David Lee Roth David Lee Roth is an American rock vocalist, songwriter, actor, author, and former radio personality.

DLR Isn't quite as good as Freddie Mercury, but he DEFINITELY deserves a place here. - DovahQueen

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19 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 more.

It's a joke that he wasn't here from the beginning. And singers like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj were, people nowadays have no respect for the good singers. I mean have you even heard Half Crazy? Boys to Men? Giving All My Love to You? - DaWyteNight

20 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".

The thing with Roy was he could change those octaves effortlessly. He never paused or strained "trying" to climb to those highs or grumble to those lows. He just -would. He would do it mid-note. He was amazing.

Orbison was truly great, but nobody could sing 8 octaves.

21 Ville Valo Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the Finnish gothic rock band HIM.

Just listen It's All Tears and Sleepwalking Past Hope.

Oh, yes - 5 octaves, 1/2 notes! - Metal_Treasure

WOW! His vocal range is huge! - blackphoenix

22 John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

Always has and always will be, my favorite musician of all time. - Beatlesboy9

His vocal range is the best. Love his voice.

Too beautiful for words!

Love his songs

23 Guy Sebastian Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Malaysian-Australian singer and songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2015 and 2016.
24 Devin Townsend Devin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.

This man deserves way higher than this

25 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. more.

You know how you realize who is a better singer?
In live shows man.And after listening to this guy for 1-2 years,I can tell you that I very much prefer his live performances over the official music videos
Just because in live performances he uses his voice more freely and gives out those high notes we all love.
You should listen to his live performance of the Bohemian Rhapsody.
This guy should be in top 10 and he is if we count only the vocal range.
But people here tend to spam those artists that barely have a vocal range of 4 octaves

He is literally one note away from having a five octave vocal range, what is he doing below Rihanna?

His vocal range,, ITS AMAZING! He can go super low then super high! It's amazing!

He could hit a note higher than most of he females that beat him. He has a voice of a angel.

26 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 more.

One of the best ranges in r&b music was not even in the list? This is madness! - DaWyteNight

27 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 more.

Amazing artist.

You have got to be kidding me. - IronSabbathPriest

28 James Michael

James Michael: Critically acclaimed Producer, Songwriter and Artist of Sixx:AM - Andrejka

Producer, Songwriter, Mixer and Lead Singer of Sixx:AM

29 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.
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31 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.

He's got unmatched power and perfect technique but in fact, his range isn't big - only 2 octaves, 2-1/2 notes. Freddie has 4 octaves. - Metal_Treasure

Very good vocal range, control and technique

Way, way better than Freddie Mercury!

"Very Good"? Very funny!
The best of all time, by a mile- whoever place Billy Joe Armstrong and Bono above Pavarotti should be banned from TTT.

32 Celine Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion is a Canadian singer and businesswoman. She is best known for her song "My Heart Will Go On", which is the main theme of the 1997 film Titanic, which was the first film to gross $1 billion at the box office.
33 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
34 James Taylor James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

The "thumbs down" voters must not know that mellifluous and evocative are very good things!

Fantastic, mellifluous, evocative voice, but not really that much range to it.

35 Pat Benatar Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally by her stage name Pat Benatar, is an American singer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award winner.

Her range is nearly 5 octaves, and she could probably stretch further if she had to. She has the breathing technique to support that voice properly, without resorting to screaming out notes.

Vocal range is 4 octaves and 5 notes.

Classic rocker.
Femme fatale minus the diva attitude

Unbelievable range. Enough said.

36 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

He's a tenor and he has a good vocal range

The best male singer!

In his 20s his voice was the best

Love his voice

37 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

I Just love the songs written by Elton John & I always like his live performances always gives his heart and emotions in each song. Such a LEGEND.

38 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 more.

The voice of a whole generation!

39 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 more.
40 Shanice Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.
41 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.

Why the hell is he so low you can't talk about great range without Steven tyler - donovanthorn

Statistics say he's number 4. Idiots

42 Tiziano Ferro

Extraordinary, very versatile and true feelings. Needs to be recognized on a world stage!

43 Barbra Streisand Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.

The finest voice of all time. There is no question. I feel sad for people that can't hear that when she sings.

Great sound. range is not everything. Soft and not piercing. hired the right piano man as well.

44 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 more.

Um what! Is this some kind of joke? She has like no range! How is she even on this list? - DaWyteNight

Amazing vocal range! Her high notes are amzing! Almost as her low ones.

45 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 more.

Undoubtedly the greatest of all time

Greatest ever...

A legend

46 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.

Luther should've been in the list from the beginning. - DaWyteNight

47 Chloe Agnew
48 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 more.

You gotta be kidding me don't you hear his vocal range why chris on 41 just listen to beyond the wheel and vote for chris cornell

As much of a Queen and Freddie fan I am, I want Chris higher

Put him higher! - Userguy44

49 Loreena McKennitt Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes.

Simply great!

50 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.

His vocals can go from high to low easily. - IronSabbathPriest

He should be way higher, at least top ten

Need I explain?

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