Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Bono 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".

He's got the greatest falsetto in rock history... Amazing range... Unsurpassablle charisma and presence... Easily the greatest frontman in history... And those who doubt his vocals listen to "lemon"... The greatest vocal performance in history

Bono should go down in history for having the best voice, I have been to many u2 concerts and he totally mind blowing live and believe me I've watched lots of bands but none come close to bono I love him so much he's truly a rock god.

Come on bono 86? Such a great vocalist in 86th?.. This must be a joke... The band that has won the highest number of awards of all time 22 grammy's... And in 86th position?...

Bono is crap. - MorbidCannibalSlayer

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62 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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63 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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64 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

My favorite song of his is "In My Head" - Ajkloth

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65 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 is the young ganeration singer
He sing from his soul
I listen many of singers but he is leaving in my heart love him so much he is my life
He's my godfather I have a only this person
I think our soul's are together
Love you in Enrique for ever I am your best fan
He deserves to number 1 forever
There are no one like him there is only one our dear Enrique may God always bless him

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66 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

Seriously. Guess we know the demographic voting. Barbra Streisand is in a league all her own. There isn't anything she couldn't sing. No note too high or too low. I cringe when others try to imitate her. And in her 70s she's still out there performing without embarrassing herself. Tony Martin, Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra, Pavoratti, Dean Martin, Patsie Cline, Loretta Lynn, Bing Crosby, Elvis, they are/were all great--but there will only ever be one Streisand.

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67 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.

I don't get it he is good!

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68 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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69 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.

awesome

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70 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.

She is the best singer ever! <3 GO SELENA GOMEZ! She is down to earth as frick. Most singers act fake, Selena is so not fake. She loves her fans and she's amazing.. She makes risque songs that make her super stylish and chic. :3

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71 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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72 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 Ever...

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73 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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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.

Yorke's emotive and often creepely spoken singing should really garner a spot in the top ten.

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75 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.

He definitely should be at a place about 1-10 I mean who else got such a range in his voice? - Dange_Strings

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76 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

What's Bon Scott doing at number 71? He should be much higher! He's one of the best singers to ever walk the earth! Below the likes of usher & taylor swift? This is an embarrassment. His smooth falsetto, an upper range that can't hurt your ears no matter how high pitched or loud, lower range that's higher than most but still strong as buggery, what's not to like?

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77 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!

Corey and korn is the best

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78 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams should be in top 20 at least. Surprisingly some of the irritating singers like Lady Gaga are above him in ranking.

You are right, I thought he would be in the top 10 list, I don't know how people prefer some of the cheap singers, who are rated on the top list, amazing

come on people you know him - kandiyal

Bryan adams is my second favourite singer, rright behind Hatsune MIku. Normally, I listen to Japanese Pop, and Korean Pop, because I don't normally enjoy these days English music. Bryan Adams is the only actualy singer I can stand to listen to! He's me and my moms favourite

This can't be true. What the hell is this manormal doing at no 82.? He deserves to be amongst the top 10 at least.
This is insane. This planet is not anymore a good place to live in. Aliens are voting and thus such ratings.

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79 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

She is the best female singer
I don't believe this list
She must be in top
She has a very good voice and she is so talented
More than this singers that are in the top of the list

I know, many people hate her but get real - she is by far the most versatile and unique female dancer! Her 1999-2003 music is unbeatable. Her modern music is a bit worse but she still makes catchy and inspirational music. Jenny is a fantastic performer! - Lacritia

This is all bull... Jennifer Lopez must be on the top.. I don't believe this list... her songs like waiting for tonight, on the floor, I'm into you are just awesome... I wish I could meet her at least once in my life...

Nice voice but her songs seem the same to me

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80 Hayley Williams Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

Duh. Hayley. She shouldn't be top 100, she should be top 20. Okay, so her voice, compared to others is THAT good, but you have to understand she has no head voice. Which is a disadvantage to her. However, she can still sing as well and even better than most of the singers out there. Although one's voice might be important, it is also crucial that you have really good stamina to sing. Hayley has both of them. She runs while singing all of Paramore's songs and she is always able to sing well even after running around the stage or even headbanging. I mean, THAT uses a lot of energy. But she still can sing. SO WHY IS SHE PUT SO LOW, WHEN HER VOICE IS SIMPLY BRILLIANT? I'm confused, really.

Hayley does have a head voice. She usually belts the high notes though, instead - jaxie

Number 109? Surely the world has gone mad!

Her vocals are amazing and so are Paramore - she should definitely be in a much, much higher position than this. I mean, Justin Bieber above the amazing, inspirational Miss Williams? Come on! What is going through your minds, people.

Paramore's live performances are among the best, full of energy and excitement! She knows how to get the crowd going!

my hayley! you are the best singer of all time! at least she should be near Amy Lee! or in the top 100!

Hayley is a great vocalist. There really isn't much more to say.

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