Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Corey Taylor 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.

O.K. if I am not hallucinating, Corey Taylor is behind Justin Beiber. How? He sings for 2 bands, he can go from hard rock to soft rock (ex. The Nameless. ), and does not have about 2 million dislikes on YouTube.

I was stuck in which to vote between Eddie Vedder and Corey, but this guy is just amazing.
It has a wide range of low and high voices. His scream is unique, Never listened to someone with that quality of voice.

So much diversity and such a great voice! Not to mention to amazing bands! His screaming and singing on Slipknot's 2nd album "Iowa" is explainable, you can feel the raw emotion in his voice throughout the entire album. All of Slipknot's follow ups were great also. Then to cap it off his work in Stone Sour with his best vocal performance coming on the song "Say You'll haunt me". All in all Corey Taylor has one of the most beautiful yet powerful and bad ass voices of all time!

-Give me a scream Corey

- aaahhh

Best intro period

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62 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Adam lambert is the best of the best. Why he is 218? He can sing opera and rock and blues and pop. He can sing! He always promotes others as the best, but he is the best. He just don't see that. Some day I hope everyone will see this! He is the Best of the best. This is the One. He is the Living #ONE. Thank you

Most Phenomenal Voice since Freddie Mercury. Incomparable! Best singer in the music biz TODAY! Asked by Brian May & Roger Taylor of QUEEN to perform with them at the MTV EMA's... The crowd went WILD!

Incredibly singer. Super Sexy. Has an new album named Trespassing coming out in February or March of 2012. - Glambertfan20

Adam Lambert is under Selena Gomez.

This list doesn't know what talent is. - DCfnaf

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63 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

Akon is a great entertainer, his songs make us so relax and feel good. You should listen his music then you will would like to listen it every day.

All the singers are singers just for fame. But you are the singer to all the fans in the world
I'm just a singer trying to entertain
Because I love my fans
I.E. , why you are the best singer according to me...

Akon Is The Best Singer In The World. That Songs Like Right Now, Chammak Challo, Angel, Burn That Bridge, Crank It Up, Sexy Bitch, Beautiful, Boomerang, I Just Had Sex, Takin It Off etc. Is Best In The World That Songs Are Amazing And Very Rocking. I Think Akon Is The Number 1 In This List. Because There Songs Is Very Very Amazing. I Really Love You Akon And I Think You Are Best Singer In The World.

Your Fan And I Love You.

He's the best singer I hve ever seen in my life.His voice is too good, He's songs will at the all time bests.

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64 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was 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.

The most artistic and charismatic male singer of our time! His voice, his phrasing and a play with tone gives limitless broadness in music! He's also a wonderful actor in his songs! - AlexakaRosco

bovie is always creative in his songs through which we can see his inner desire for dreams and the love deeply rooted for human being.
he might being called a liberting,but,how should i care,the one thing i should know is that he is really excellent - cmonchina

has anyone listened 2 some of the singers at the top of the list compared to this guy... they got nothing on him he creams them easily... he's great

Seriously? David Bowie is at 64
One Direction is apparently 'a singer' not a band and is in the top ten and David Bowie is below them, Taylor Swift and a LOT of others who shouldn't even be on this list at all ffs - 16_and_savaged

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65 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

I had no idea Demi Lovato and Britney Spears are so talented! I think Janis should be a little closer to #1 than #136.

Yep, faith lost. I guess Taylor Swift is better than Janis Joplin. She's not 1 but top 15 would have been suitable. 88 though? WOW. - therootbeer

Janis Joplin was a pioneer of hard rock and one of the greatest artists of all time. She led the way for all the women that ranked higher than her.

Janis Joplin is a voice that won't be heard EVER again in the world. She was a one and only and nobody will have the same talent again. And all of these vocalists that can be easily replaced are above her. What a joke. - Plonderss

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66 Roy Orbison 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".

These kinds of lists are just boring and disrespectful. Can you imagine a list of the 100 best tennis players of all time that has roger federer at number 100? What a joke. The vast majority of artists on this list, including michael jackson, would be embarrassed to be rated above the big O. Furthermore, pretty much everyone in the music business that's mattered, eg presley, dylan, bono, springsteen, the beatles etc, has already spoken of roy orbison as being the best singer in the world. And that's the bottom line.. The opinion of ones industry peers holds a little more weight than speculative wannabe lists such as this. Nice try, but roy orbison was, is, and probably always will be, the best singer in the world. End of discussion.

It amazes me that roy is at 101, I mean listen to his music, even elvis presley said that roy orbison was the greatest singer of his time. his voice was so smooth and his lyrics on songs like blue bayou really get to you. I listen to a lot of metal and death metal music but I know true talent when I see it.

Years ago I was deeply impressed with Orbison's singing... His songs "struck a chord" within my soul and left such an indelible impression that I have recently rediscovered him again in later years and now have an even greater appreciation for his incredible talent and ability to stir your inner feelings... He truly is the Soul of Rock and Roll!

The best!

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67 Jason Derulo Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets", "Want To Want Me", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say", all of which have ...read more.

Jason Derulo USED to be a great artist, but was then sucked into the inescapable black hole that is our generation and produced trash like "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Wiggle". It's a shame to see a promising artist go bad with garbage songs like those two.

He's The Best, And deserves top 10 place

Jason Derulo, your song wiggle sucks. Come up with a song without butts in it

Jason,you disgust me. Seriously,wiggle? YUCK!

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68 Roger Daltrey Roger Daltrey Roger Harry Daltrey, is an English singer and actor. In a music career spanning more than 50 years, Daltrey came to prominence in the mid 1960s as the founder and lead singer of the English rock band The Who, which released fourteen singles that entered the Top 10 charts in the United Kingdom during ...read more.

I swear the voters on this webpage just fail. Flat-out fail. There is no way Roger Daltrey could be so far on the list. The Who brought us some of the best instrumentalists of all time, plus the best singer, how the hell are they nowhere on this site? - TKDCats312

Roger Daltrey HAS to be one of the top 5 greatest ROCK singers. "Won't get fooled again"
(Who's Next)

It just doesn't get any better!!

That's it. This is the last i ever have to do with this site. It is insulting to see Daltrey so low, Love Reign O'er Me is the epitomy of Rock and Roll. Goodbye.

Roger Daltrey needs to be higher than Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and all the other modern auto-tuners. Roger is a legendary singer.

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69 Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, known professionally as Enrique Iglesias, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, record producer and actor.

Enrique is the best singer of all time. He sings from his soul and no one can be compared with him. He is even better than Michael Jackson. He deserves to be on the top. This list is wrong. Love you enrique!

Enrique is best no one can beat him. He has quality in his song, he deserves to be no1 unfortunately this list is wrong. First listen Michael jackson and then listen enrique, you will realize that enrique is best 4 ever

Enrique deserves to be number 1. He can sing way better then Michael Jackson. This list is so wrong.

He deserves to be among the top 5 singers ever... but in this list he is below... 68 ranked.. below some of the singers... strange

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

The incredible trills of her fortissimos riffs shake the soul of anybody that has one. While she doesn't have the deep timbre of a Dinah Washington or the piercing soprano of Melanie, her artistic command of the mid-ranges stands supreme among the singers of her youthful era. Even in this era, only Celine Dion can sing with such majesty and power.

If you just formed a nation, Barbra is the one who's singing your anthem.

wow! no one compares to her, I am
a female impersonator of many singers, she is the one singer I have to concentrate and focus on the most. many singers I impersonate come very easily to me
she is the one that takes the most
concentration, her length of holding onto those notes wow!

I can hardly believe Barbra isn't in the top 5 - she has the purist pitch, tone, flexibility, resonance and range of any singer in the era of electronic recording - she is the singers singer. She is of such a higher standard then most of this list - Listen to her in her 20's and 30's on you tube - so many beautiful songs made so because of her voice. Pamela R

The one and only. Very few singers have a six decade career.

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71 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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72 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman

SARAH IS OUT OF THIS RIDICULOUS COMPETITION, SIMPLE BECAUSE SHE IS FROM HEAVEN NOT FROM EARTH! SARAH IS UNREACHABLE!

Sarah has one of the most amazing voices of all time. She is by far better then the singers above. She is not only classically trained but can sing other genre like pop/rock etc. She can sing aria's made for the coloratura, the lyrical, and the dramatic soprano. How many singers can pull that off and then switch to an entirely different genre of music in a single concert. I saw her live and she was amazing. In fact her song "La Luna" takes amazing skill to even pull off. She sings it so lyrically but then she brings in her dramatic power and just sings out those high notes. A question of honour is extremely difficult starting off with the aria from La Wally and then going into a more pop rock tone and then ending with pure dramatic soprano opera. Love that song.

Sarah's vocal tone is unrivalled in beauty. Her passionate and insightful interpretations in all types of music (including classical, jazz, musicals, folk, pop,and classical crossover) transport the listener into a dreamscape of intoxicating beauty and have won her the most devoted fanbase imaginable. She is officially the biggest selling soprano in human history and beloved by those whose hearts are ravished by the unique voice of the Angel of Music. - timhatcher

She is so much better than some of those people above (no offense), and she can REALLY SING not like some artists now

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73 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke Sam Cooke was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is mostly known for being a part of the soul movement.

I live in Mississippi, and Soul and the Blues are very popular around here. And I remember the first time I heard Sam Cooke, I was with some friends and it came on the radio, the song was "A Change Gonna Come", and it spoke to me so deeply. All the emotion he put into the song, it was simply amazing. He could almost whisper at times and then hit the high notes gracefully, and switching between those like the flick of a switch. I love Sam Cooke, and I hope others can learn to also. He may have passed away in '64, but his music is still loved today. You know what they say, "The shine outlives the star. "

One of the best voices ever recorded, you felt every note he sang, so great he was nicknamed Mr. Soul. In my opinion truly one of the greatest singers of all time.

What I don't understand is how The Rolling Stone - A highly respected magazine - has Cooke at #4 on their list, and you guys have him at 99.

Honestly deserves #1 but the fact he's not even in the top 10 is so sad to me

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74 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.

There are very few singers who can emote as effortlessly as Thom York can. Not only does his voice sound impeccable on recordings, but live he rarely ever falls flat or goes sharp. He has an extremely wide range singing as low as Nick Drake or Tom Waits, but can also effortless hit high notes that very few singers can match. His falsetto oozes emotion, and has the ability to move people to tears.

The measure of a good singer shouldn't be on technicality alone, but also on their ability to move people. This is Thom's strongest asset. He is also one of the most influential singers with everyone from Chris Martin, Israel Nebeker, and Matthew Bellamy amongst many others...

Also I recently heard Matt Pinfield cite Thom as always being professional and singing beautifully, stating one of his fondest memories of 120 minutes being Thom singing early in the morning and singing Fake Plastic Trees.

When you listen his voice in Everything in its Right Place, Reckoner, Exit Music for a Film, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5, There There, Last Flowers, Jigsaw Falling into Place How to Disappear Completely, Idioteque, Nude, No Surprises, Paranoid Android, House of Cards, Street Spirit or Harrowdown Hill (solo career ) you get to realize he's amongst the best and always will be, try and check some live versions too. Either powerful, cheerful, nostalgic, voidifying, inspiring, futuristic and yet so ancient-like, heartbreaking or heartwarming, always overwhelming and magical.

He infulenced an entire generation of singers with his use of falsetto and his vocal range. The most emotional voice since Neil Young. Period.

I'm sorry, but Thom deserves a higher place. Maybe not as high as Freddie Mercury or Michael Jackson because although he is my idol I have to be realistic (plus Freddie is my second favourite idol in music), but at least higher than Chris Brown, Ariana Grande or Katy Perry. - Nintendonix

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75 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

Honestly, one of the best MALE singers of all time. Should be A LOT higher on the list, like top 20. The girls love him and most guys whether or not they want to admit it he has a killer voice plus he gets all the girls guys dream they could get.

His voice quality is different from others... Too good!

Where is he?! Timberlake is totally the best singer. He seems to have just the right voice for his different songs. He expresses how he feels in the best of ways, and I can relate to him a lot. You are crazy to not put JT on here. And what about Timbaland and KanYe West? Your list makes me sick.

Anyone who likes Justin Bieber more than Justin Timberlake is a retard. Hate on Bieber, people! - alazeemrasaq2005

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76 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .

Please vote for her I think she is the best singer of all time I just love her I want to see her at the top 5 I just love her songs her voice is also so sweet loovee please give her all your votes everyday her nabeel

I think selena gomez is a great singer she is number 23 for top 25 celebrities she rules she is beautiful selena gomez works on the show wizards of Waverley place.

She is the best female singer to ever live guys. Some of her songs get over 100 million views and way more likes than dislikes. I understand most girls are jealous at her because she is dating, or was, Justin "idiot" Bieber but very few liked both. She is actually the only singer of today to make some of my favorite songs the rest are classic songs. Her song "who says" is actually my favorite song.

Best

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77 Ville Valo Ville Valo

cause his voice is very colorful, huge, high gifted and not a least Ville loves what he does.

Ville is simply the best singer I've ever heard in my whole life, and I've listened to H.I.M. since I was 12 because it's just amazing
But its so sad that ville is a so underrated singer, he and his band H.I.M. deserve more recognition than they get
H.I.M. fOR LIFE!

Not only is Ville Valo a beautiful person, he has an undeniable talent for writing lyrics. His baritone voice can be manipulated and he can give literally any song his own style, weather it be Neil Diamond or Black Sabbath. HIM definitely deserves more recognition for what they do, because they are without a doubt one of the most down to earth bands I've ever had the please to listen to.

i love you

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78 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.

Best singer in india

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79 Bon Scott 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.

What the hell is the problem with all you ignaroids, bon scott had the greatest voice of time. - acdcfan1

To be able to scream such raw sound and then to come back with cheeky smoothness is amazing

Bon scott would beat all of em in a showdown way is he not number 1 way damn it way

The fact that Ariana grande, Justin Bieber and all of today's hoes are higher than Bon is disgraceful

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80 Gerard Way 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 ...read more.

His so... AMAZING. AMAZING VOICE. AMAZING BAND. AMAZING MAN. AMAZING MUSICIAN. I can't describe how I love him. My Chemical Romance would never be the same without him. He's one of the best singers I've ever known. GO GEE!

Hey! What's up w/ this list! Gerard should be higher than 56. THIS IS so WRONG!

Gerard Way is possibly the best singer ever. My Chemical Romance is the best band ever and he should totally be higher!

His voice is so amazing, interesting and so full of passion and it always feels like he puts his heart into it

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