Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Brian May Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Why he is below Zayn? He should be number 2 with Freddie Mercury 1st (or at least top 10)! He rocks the world! Also an unbeatable guitarist, as far as I know.

Despite being an amazing guitarist, his voice is so soft and beautiful.

Brain may! He has a very nice voice! Should be at least top 10!

Freddie is better but he is not bad either. - Lucretia

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182 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright

I cannot believe Rufus Wainwright has not been considered on this list. He has one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices and his songs are absolute genius. Every single one of them and they cover any emotion or situation. My number 1 well and truly.

I find it despicable that Rufus Wainwright is placed this far down. I thought this list was for singers. As far as actual vocal talent, he surpasses the majority of artists out there today, and definitely deserves to be placed much higher on this list.

He is a great singer with an amazing voice for example him singing the polices song wrapped around your finger.

Love everything he sings...top 10

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183 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.

as the frontman of korn, he has an awesome voice, ranging from low growls/screams to soft singing(as in tearjerker) and puts amazing emotion in his music. he also communicates with the fans a lot, including having a contest where fans made the cover of their 4th album, issues. - fieldy_freak

Jonathan Davis is the backbone of Korn... What I find amazing is that he can sing a melodic style and then change the song's style into a death-metal version in a heart-beat... His live performances are out of this galaxy... Don't forget that he has the greatest mic stand ever... Top ten at least!

Jonathan puts a lot of emotions in his songs, and he's great singer, can't be described... Really amazing - `Co

How the hell is Jonathan Davis 280. He is the greatest singer I've ever seen live and I've seen Myles Kennedy, M.Shadows, David Draiman, Ivan Moody, Corey Taylor and a lot of more super great singers live and none of them even come Close to Jonathan Davis live. He has great range sings for the band that made Nu Metal a thing. An has inspired about two decades of metalock singers that want to sing with that crazy passion and crazy vocal style that he uses. And no one can do it just like him

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184 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam

Best singer ever in India but I can't believe that he is ranked below Mika. Please vote for him wisely. He deserve at least in top 50.

The versatile and best singer in India. He has all the potential for any type of singing in all Indian language and English too. Able to sing any type of song able to sing in different voice uniquely. The most deserving voice from India and very popular among all music lover around the world.

He is God of singing. He is best not in India all over the world. He can sing any kind of song in any language. Who understand Hindi little bit they knows his quality. He has all qualities to be best all time.

This is a joke, sonu have an amazing voice, he deserve at least the top 100

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185 Josh Groban Josh Groban

Josh Groban is NOT only an amazing opera singer, he is also one that has crossed over to many genres. He can make a song be relatable to anyone, and not just one age group. And well... Just listen to his own voice. Technically speaking, he literally IS the best singer of all time. His voice is extremely powerful, and the way he hits those low bass notes, and then goes into his higher range in the next second is nothing short of remarkable. A voice like Josh Groban's simply shouldn't exist. He could out sing the best when he was only nineteen, and now at thirty, he's still amazing... And his voice hasn't even fully MATURED YET. (The male voice reaches it's peak at 35-38). Oh, and by the way, he is also the most consistent record seller, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, in the past ten years. He also has a charity to give money to arts programs that are lacking funds. So he has a heart, and talent to boot.

Whenever Josh Groban sings either on T.V., live at a concert, or even on the radio, it is like you are listening to magic being made. His tone is so pure and powerful, it's like he's reaching through the stereo and giving you a hug with his voice. Honestly, just pull up a song and listen to him. He can either rock with Sting, or serenade someone with Michael Buble, and it's amazing. He is the one artist I know who can cross over into so many other genres, and not just opera. One might say that he's just another Pavarotti, but I don't believe Pavarotti ever had teenage girls crying out to him alongside grandmas who said, "Oh, he's such a nice boy! " Even if Josh doesn't make it to the top of this list, he simply deserves to be on here. The emotions he brings out using his voice are nothing less than remarkable.

Josh truly has a gorgeous voice that appeals to all ages. I can sit in the dark, close my eyes and be transported to another place while listening to him. His music has gotten many people through hard times. I have seen him perform live several times and he is incomparable-better than on manufactured cds relied upon by other "artists". He can absolutely call himself an true artist. His heart is as big as his voice as he supports the arts and gives back to young people everywhere. His legendary fan base has grown over the last 10 years from a handful to too many count and they faithfully follow him around the world to support him when he tours. He's funny, goofy and the most adorable guy around. Should be at the top of this list!

Great singer. One of the best,most angelic voiced ever.amazing vibrato and a wide vocal range. Never heard someone I liked more.

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186 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.

I love Toni Braxton's voice... She hasn't made very many songs but Unbreak my heart is one of my all time favorites I'm surprised that she isn't higher on the list & no one else voted for her...

Gorgeous tone and texture to her voice!

Can't stand her sorry

Toni braxton is the first female singer who sang RnB

187 Michael Poulsen Michael Poulsen Michael Sch√łn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

Obviously this is not a comparison survey where people actually can listen to two singers and compare them and decide which is better. This is a popularity/celebrity survey. I'm sure the majority of the voters do not know that Michael Poulsen from the Danish rock band Volbeat has a awesome (read awe inspiring) voice, do yourself a favor and listen to him.

Volbeat this guy can definitely sing not extremely popular here in the states and I don't know why but he should be on this list

Such an amazing voice. Think Elvis Metal. Johnny Cash meets James Hetfield. Just epic.

Oh, yeah baby. Now we're talking', gufanden do we care!

188 Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage) Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage) Howard Jones is an American metalcore vocalist, best known as vocalist of the bands Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed, and as the current vocalist of Light the Torch, formerly known as Devil You Know.

this guy is so amazing! he can scream and then sing perfectly! definitely should be number one!

This guy's vocals absolutely blow me away every time

189 James Maslow James Maslow James David Maslow (born July 16, 1990) is an American actor, and singer, known for playing the role of James Diamond on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush and is a member of the boy band with the same name. He also starred as Kevin Mohr on the Sony Crackle original series Sequestered. ...read more.

James Maslow has an awesome voice (second best voice in the universe behind Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush, too) Big Time Rush isn't the same with out him.

He is my absolute favorite he is also in my favorite band big time rush

190 P!nk P!nk Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

I am in awe! How can such an amazing artist be so low on this list? P! NK has been my idol since I was 6 years old (I'm a teenager now) and her music saved my life so many times. Her vocal abilities are just insane! What's more? She can do it all whilst spinning upside down, hanging from the ceiling and still sound flawless. No exaggeration!
Also, her songs are so meaningful. None of those sappy, untrue love songs. Every one of P! NK's songs comes from an important part of her life. She has such variety in her music too. One minute she's singing a gentle melody, the next it's a fun, upbeat party tune, then she's rocking out in leather and lace to a full on rock piece! This chic is incredible from start to finish.

This one is a duplicate - docreywashere

Pink 296? She should be higher why do people listen to Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift listen to P! nk

Pink Should be At Least 5

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191 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".

Why wasn't Tracy on this list at all? This list is a total joke to be honest, and it's pretty lame to know people with talent are not on this list at all. Jeez people. We need to bring back real music!

She has unique voice like a blend of male and female voice. she soulhd have been in top 50 for sure - Singer4Freedom

192 Drake Bell Drake Bell

A real rocker and an amazing role model, great guitarist and also plays piano and drums and has amazing voice. Drake makes real music not like other antalanted and annoying artists (Bieber) who only knows to act like jerks to get famous, get drugs, kill animals and have the most annoying fans in the world (believers) who wants online to kill you but in reality are ten year old girls who they can't even cut an apple. They threate people because of a joke or a personal opinion and for what? , because of an insult on their saint Justin, those people are really sick and awful even more than their idol, where are their parents at the end. Go Drake don't listen the haters - believers, We are BELievers and we support you.

A real rocker and an amazing role model, great guitarist and also plays piano and drums and has amazing voice. Drake makes real music not like other antalanted and annoying artists (Bieber) who only knows to act like jerks to get famous, get drugs, kill animals and have the most annoying fans in the world (believers) who wants online to kill you but in reality are ten year old girls who they can't even cut an apple. They threate people because of a joke or a personal opinion and for what? , because of an insult on their saint Justin, those people are really sick and awful even more than their idol, where are their parents at the end. Go Drake don't listen the haters - believers, We are BELL - ievers and we support you.

He should be higher in this list. He's better than rapper Drake. - yungstirjoey666

I mean BELL - ievers the.

193 Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.

She should be number 1 she's the most talented singer ever! So is Ariana Grande - Reece1234

Yuk can't stand her

Cheryl cole is amazing

U are the best. I love you. from priya of India

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194 Luciano Pavarotti 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.

What does Pavarotti not have in common with all these other people? (I won't even say "vocalists" because it's debatable whether some on this list have even earned the right to be called that. ) You might say "He's an opera singer" but more importantly - he's the only one who could be placed in front of a group of instrumentalists playing, without a mic, and still stand a chance at making an impression on an audience. And it should be mentioned that to seriously compare him to most of these people, is like comparing a thorough-bred grand national race horse to a pack of mongrel dogs - the prestige and intensity of his consistent vocal training from a young age cannot even begin to be rivaled by this lot!

Who actually believes Pavarotti is inferior to Justin Bieber as a vocalist and performer (unless you're a 12 year old girl)? I don't see how this list can be taken seriously. I'd like to see the singers on this list attempt Ave Maria, and laugh at the fools they'd make of themselves (ex: Beyonce's rendition was pathetic despite her talent, modernizing a classic compromises the artistic quality of the performer as well as the performance). Half these names will be forgotten in ten years, if anyone had even heard of them in the first place, however the King of the High C's will never be forgotten.

How can Luciano Pavarotti be at number 67? That's a disgrace. How many people have the power to bring a man to tears by the sheer magnitude of his voice. It is sad how under appreciated opera is. - daynah

Its absolutely hilarious that the 11-year olds who are the majority here on TTT have no idea who this man is.

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195 Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi

He was simply the Greatest Ever. I am yet to hear a voice which is so pure and pristine. He could convey many emotions with so much ease and dexterity.

Just can't believe a singer who has sung for almost four decades and stays in one's heart forever has been ignored here. I won't classify him as one or two. He was the greatest of all. - y2lee

In high pitched songs no one can reach those heights, most versatile, he could sing melodies, classical, semi classical, bhajans, gazals, qawalies, rock and roll...

He deserve the position in between top 10 of best singer's list of the world.

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196 Liam Gallagher 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.

How is Zak Efron higher on this list than Liam Gallagher? He was the voice of the 90's with Oasis and his Beady Eye tunes are epic as well... Ever heard of Wonderwall, Supersonic, Champagne Supernova? Those were just the tip of the iceberg- there is a mountain of Liam-sung B-sides, album songs and singles that blow any other band or singer out of the window. How can someone who's band has scored 8 UK number one singles and 8 number one albums be at #598? He's been voted the best frontman of all time in several polls, and his band Oasis had sold over 70 million records worldwide by the time they split up in 2009. This list is a joke.

Such a talent. He has the look, the attitude and the voice. He made British indie music what it is today with his amazing vocals. He and his brother were part of one of the greatest bands in recent history. Should be higher on this list, god only knows how some of the singers on this list are in top 10.

Why is he all the way down here crappier singers made it at the top of the list this is bull crap. Liam deserves to be at at least 20 or 30

The greatest voice ever!

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197 Dean Martin Dean Martin

Dean martin has on numerous occasions been voted best male vocals of all time, to put him at 214 just shows the creators of this list don't know what there talking about.

He should be top 3 easily but the creators of the list do not decide.. The people do, that's why we get to vote. - guyritchi

Dean Martin is by far the one of the best singers of all time. I m very dissapointed that he only made 190. He should have been with Frank Sinatra in the top 10.

Are you guys kidding not on this list what an amazing voice, Frank Sinatra stated he was the strongest voice of his era.

The King of Cool! #1 entertainer, crooner, swagger, coolness in its right definition!
Enough said!

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198 Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. After singing with Epic Records, she released her first album, So Real, in 1999. It went on to receive a Platinum ...read more.

Hey this injustice! This girl sings real well! Listen to her "Only Hope" and "Cry"!

Mandy Moore at 473!?!? Got to be kidding me! Mandy Moore must be at least in the top 20. Please vote her!

Damn I love her - shalak

199 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.

No one can top Bing Crosby as far as I'm concerned. He didn't even have to have music when he sang for it to be beautiful, that is a true God given gift. Even his whistle was beautiful. There has been no one born in this world today that could come close to sound like him and there never will.

I think Bing Crosby has the most beautiful voice of all time. I don't know how he could be so low a number as 168. Even his speaking voice was unique. You can judge someone unless you lived their life.

Bing holds the record for the most number of records sold and the longest to stay in the top charts. Elvis comes in a distant second.

Thought ful

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200 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

How are most of the modern singers are higher than this legend?! His music is awesome and a little bit like twisted sister but WAY more awesome. The original shock rocker is the BEST! This rebel/goth does very shocking things onstage which makes him more cooler and amazing at the same time. Best songs include: Schools out (awesome song), Poison (music video is good), I love the dead (song about necrophilia), Triggerman (quiet good), You and me (romantic song), I'm 18, Some folks (LOVE this song although not my favourite song), Halo of flies (reminds me of a western movie), All from along came a spider (awesome album one of his later ones), Nearly all of his albums and my most favourite WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE!

Before there was Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, or even Kiss, the original shock rocker Alice Cooper was scaring audiences with his trademark theatrics. Pushing the age of 60, Cooper is still around recording albums and touring. He might not have the greatest vocal range, but Cooper is an underrated singer who still sounds as powerful today as he did almost forty years ago. His recent albums have proven Alice's voice is still strong and won't be retiring anytime soon.

I really can't understand what goes through some of these retards heads. Michael Jackson are you kidding he has one range and that's "He He". WHAT THE HELL MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN FRONT OF ALICE can't EVEN SING! ALICE CAN USE HIS ROCK VOICE AND USE A PERFECT VOICE THAT IS BETTER THAN SOME PLASTIC FREAK OF NATURE. I'm sorry that he died but that doesn't mean he's the best singer now, so please take your heads out of your butt holes so you can hear good music.

Original horror rocker, a legend. Seems to have a huge sense of humour. And he has done some really good songs so: teenage lament 74, I'm 18, under my wheels.The list goes on and on - ChatonNoir

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