Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 6

101 Brent Smith Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.

Singer of Shinedown.
One of the most unique and powerful voices in rock history.
One of the most passionate singers I have ever seen or heard.
An incredible songwriter and source of inspiration.
Immensely talented with the microphone and a great person all in all.

Brent is the best by far! Check out any Shinedown album and judge for yourself!

His voice range is amazing but he's not very widely recognized. If anyone reads this check out Smith & Meyers so you can hear some of his amazing covers.

Only few have a voice like this guy.

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102 Vicente Fernandez Vicente Fernandez

Awesome voice

Ey mang he is ma Mehican brother mang.

Rubbish outlook
Rubbish voice
Everything about him is trash and garbage

103 Ellie Goulding Ellie Goulding Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England . She is most well-known in the U .S. for her singles "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn," and has been featured in other songs with Calvin Harris and others . ...read more.

WHAT IS SHE DOING HERE? Please people! I really love her, and it breaks my heart that she is so low, even lower than singers that people don't even know of nowadays she's really famous! Songs like on my mind, and love me like you do, and burn, are totally amazing, and will get you to vote for her. If you are generous, please vote! I beg you!

One of the greatest! Love her voice so very much! Such a talented and gifted singer. You will always be my favorite singer. Her music is really inspirational. Please vote for her.

Ellie Goulding is an amazing singer, why is she this low on the list?

Best singer. Love her music. My favorite singer ever. - Untildawn8

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104 Tom DeLonge Tom DeLonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.

Oh I am going to go off my head because he is so low on this list. How is he below one direction? He actually puts emotion into his music. Throughout Blink-182, Angels and Airwaves and Box Car Racer, he has some of the best songs ever created. I miss you is one of my all time favorite songs. Tom Delonge is one of the very few musicians that makes music that is powerful enough to leave me in tears.

I know right? One Direction sucks and the band members can't sing, Tom DeLonge would put them all to shame if he performed. He can hit high and low notes, and he can play the guitar really good. I saw his live performances and they are incredible. - AnimeDrawer

I can't believe singers like Rihanna and Taylor Swift are above this talented guy. He should be in top ten. He deserves much more attention, he's got that amazing accent in his singing and his guitar riffs are unlike any other. And I would like to meet him in real life, that would be the bomb. I choose singers for their talent and not for their looks. The 5SOS members look decent, but make bad music. The Blink 182 members aren't the most handsome, but sure make good music. - AnimeDrawer

Tom should be #2 and mark hoppus should be #1 just listen to I miss you they are better than Michael jackson they both have amazing voices and should be recognized as the best signers ever. They are also good guitarists and can sing give them a break they are better than Miley or stupid Kesha

I agree, Kesha and Miley are stupid singers, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have way more vocal skills and are more talented than them. At least they play instruments, Miley and Kesha don't. - AnimeDrawer

Just listen to his live performance of Stay Together For The Kids. He made a high note that sounds so good and raspy in that show and sang well, he has many great performances.

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105 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Tupac had a lot of meaning in his songs and his lyricism was unbelievable and that's why he deserves to be in the top 100!

He is one of the most talented men in the Music Industry, he was a legend and an amazing rapper

With out a doubt he best rapper of all time. RIP

Never be another, definitely best rapper, not even close

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106 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.

Andrea Bocelli should be way on the top. His voice is beyond beautiful, and sings from his heart. Yes he is blind, but I still love him. Because of him I began to like his music a lot more. I even had began to sing his songs, and had gotten better. People tell me that I have a beautiful voice like him, but I don't think so. They told me that I should join the choir, but I think it will take me years. And even then I will not come close to him. Is not easy to sing his songs, they're really challenging. But I have already learned to control my voice so is not difficult to do. But I do it for fun, but long live Bocelli anyways.

He made high-brow opera more accessible to the unsophisticated

I am melted hearing his voices. I owe you full Andrea Bocelli. Can we sing together?

He is amazing. Everything about him is simply amazing.

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107 Jay Sean Jay Sean Jay Sean is a British singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi Rich Project with "Dance with You", which reached No.

I don't agree with this opinion.. This singer should be in the top 150... This singer has good low notes... His voice quality is good too..

He should be in top 10... His voice is perfect

I love jay sean songs he looks very hand some we are from Indian group

Jay sean is heart touching best ever singer he is perfect shining star from India I don't care what other say about him

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108 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

He should be in the top 10 at least! One of the greatest singers of all time and he's 200. Under Justin Bieber and lady gaga

Best Raw performance. Be brought metal back. Pure emotions and toughness, this Voice brings fears to ears.

By far the one of the best singers on this list! Should be much higher up

A riot..but a god! - Dange_Strings

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109 Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette

I was like so disappointed that an artist as talented as she is is way below than those pop artists, I think that this girl recorded the best songs in history! Just my opinion, I hope she gets more votes in this poll

Incomparable, unbeatable, superb, outstanding. Great voice, unique style. She can make all those above there eat dust.

Just listen no "No presure over capuchino" and you'll certainly agree.

I'm argentinian and Alanis is one of the Canadian singer that got to be known his song are well-known all around the world, she deserves to be nearer the top

She looks like my kindergarten teacher

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

David Lee Roth sang with such spirit, and such personality, but GOOD personality, not like the vulgar, Michael Jackson. Roth should be #1 you guys! - jhismyname

He was a great singer with a great solo career nut his voice isn't what it used to be.

Roth is by far the most expressive and excitable man here... Michael jackson isn't half as good as roth!

The god of glam and hair & the only true singer for Eddie Van Halen - Dange_Strings

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111 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.

Phil Collins voice is distinctive and makes me stop to just listen. His style was always first class and he brought Genesis a long way. (My opinion. ) On his own, he is still top notch. But he is only this far down on the list because most of the voters are teeny boppers who don't know what a good voice and music are about.

Why is Phil so low on the list? He is an amazing singer. But of course, most of the voters here are just dumb teens who think that Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus are the best. Phil Collins' songs are great and truly inspiring, and several of my favorite songs come from him. With great hits such as "In The Air Tonight", "Against All Odds" or "Another Day In Paradise", how can he be so low on this list? I swear, if we removed the teen voters on this list, he would be on top 10. People now just don't recognize a good voice when they hear it.

People always lamented Gabriel's departure from Genesis in '75. Ironically, the band would be at it's greatest pinnacle of success with Mr Collins at it's helm. His voice is so badass, so awesome and yet so relaxing. It was Collins that made Genesis my favourite band, in the words of Patrick Bateman before Collins their work was 'too artsy, too intellectual'. As much as their are some classics in the early works like 'Supper's Ready', being the lead singer on the greatest concept album of all time, being 'Duke' made me an undeniable fan. Although, 'Face Value' is his only good solo album in my view, Genesis would have undeniably eventually waned out, if Peter Gabriel had just stayed on. Maybe I am too opinionated, but I think Phil Collins is an awesome singer when compared to Peter Gabriel, whom I find both have incredible vocal talents but yet are so different. Phil is the man, Phil is the bomb and it is a disgrace that there are so many Beliebers on this list.

He has an one of a kind voice. You can't listen to him and not no who he is.

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112 Nat King Cole Nat King Cole Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist.

There's lots of singers on this list whose music I prefer over Nat King Cole's but that wasn't the question, now was it? Yes, he should be number 1 or at least very close to it!

Trying to claim anyone as "the greatest singer of all time" is extremely arrogant--I'm voting for Nat not as the greatest singer (how could anyone ever presume to know that? ), but because he is certainly much better than everyone listed above him.

Nat King Cole has the most beautifully opened tone EVER! He is, of course, pre-rock... Nat, Ella, Billie, Nancy, Sarah, Frank, Vic, Bing and Pops are on a planet of their own... Only Lennon and McCartney has the jet fuel to get THERE! Miles, Benny, Duke, Glen, Brubeck, George, Ira and Cole dwell there TOO! - frank

Nat King Cole should be in the top five...120...

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113 ''Weird Al'' Yankovic ''Weird Al'' Yankovic Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.

He has done amazing parodies of many of the best singers. He can so any style he wants, from girly to 80's to rock to rap

I went to his concert also.
"hardware store" is AWESOME! - anonymous

A true original! I've been a fan from the beginning and I love his original pieces just as much as his covers. Funny as all h*ll and creative!! You rock, Al!

This guy is Halarious and famous for his parodies - Ajkloth

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114 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.

I went thru top 10 and I'm like. How isn't he here. But NO... He"s 229. You guys should check out back in black, thunderstruck, and TNT. The are all awesome

Who else has the devotion to sound like that. To sing as he does one must, gargle nails, chain smoke, drink gasoline, attach a clamp to their balls or breasts, drink molten metal, drink acid, etc.

the classic highway to hell is bon scott but brian johnson is still kick ass

This list is fake

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115 Hansi Kursch Hansi Kursch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Hansi kursch so low? Damn! He is better than 90% of the singers ever existed! Such an underrated vocalist! So powerful and emotional voice! Blind guardian are one hell of a band! He is a legend - BlindGuardianValhalla

Greatest vocalist of all time. I'm just glad he's on the list. Metal vocalist don't get the credit they deserve, but I knew that coming into this poll

Why Hansi is 178? He's got amazing voice. Listen to The Bard's Song or Mirror, Mirror!

This guy should be in the top 10 at least - christangrant

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116 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

Amy Winehouse should be in the top 10!

She's amazing!

Why is the people always putting her down because of the drugs? Her voice is very nice! I LOVE HER! - tete02

I should've given my vote to Elvis Presley, but I couldn't. Even though the King is actually the best singer that all the planet has ever known, this girl could sing and write.
As a songwriter, she did what few, few artists (aka: Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Mark Knopfler) could: she took songwriting to another level. Even from the artists I mentioned, she is probably the one who writes with her heart bleeding in passion and can pass exactly that not only to the lyrics, but to the voice. She had a rare way to sing, she was a black woman in the body of a young, beautiful (yes, she was), white girl.
Maybe people still don't understand MJ was truly the number one as a performer. People are still confused about singing and performing. I hope that does not stay and Winehouse goes to the top 5 she deserves in this list.

Ok, she should be a top 10. Come on people. Are you nuts. Plus she makes REAL music. Not plastic.

Shes the best

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117 Ryan Tedder Ryan Tedder

Ryan Tedder should definitely be higher on the list! He is an amazing person and a really, really talented person. He writes songs almost everyone in the music business. He has a beatiful voice and should be recognized more for that! Ryan tedder is the best musician out in the music business right now.

One Republic is one of my favorite bands because of the variety and musical significance. Ryan Tedder can hit some really high notes and obviously has some skill when it comes to singing.

Ryan deserves to be higher on this list, top one hundred in my opinion. If you've ever seen these guys live you'll know why I have this opinion. Ryan can reproduce the same cd/vocal performance live! That's what matters! Antoher awesome thing about Ryan is he is a producer and writes music for other popular artist on this list like adele.

Why is he so under rated?

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118 Nicole Scherzinger 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 ...read more.

I'm surprised she's so low on the list.

She needs to be higher man! - DaWyteNight

She's solo good

She is amazing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan

119 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Ever listen to ANY Beatles album? He writes and sings two songs on every one of them. They are almost always the most beautiful. The arguably MOST FAMOUS Beatles song is Here Comes The Sun. And it is incredibly beautiful. Guess who wrote and sang it? Not John or Paul. George. He is my favorite Beatle. He sat quietly in the background, doing what John and Paul told him to, writing his own music, and hoping they would approve. John and Paul basically treated him like dirt. One day, George was playing guitar, and Paul kept telling him he was doing it wrong, and kept taking it and showing him the correct way. George had had enough. He threw down the guitar, and stormed out.
This was completely just. Everyone thinks that John and Paul are the best songwriters of all time, but they learned from George. They are up in the top ten, so George definitely deserves to be as well. But here he is, down at 134.

Insane. Please vote for a true talent, that deserves to be higher than John and ...more

What a minute, what is George Harrison doing at 132 place? And why is Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga higher than him?

George was in the Beatles. A legendary group. And if you look at Nicki Minaj, she's a disgrace in music and to Trnidad!

All in all, George should be at least in the top 10. - BubbleBear01

George was the true talent. Everyone was fighting in the Beatles but George was just trying to find peace. Hare krishna RIP

Seriously at 131! while paul and john is on top 10,he is very underrated,he is a good singer and guitarist - zxm

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120 Lee Hongki

One of the most talented k-pop vocalists, his voice so versatile and emotional

The best singer in the world

Why is he here? Really great singer but 179 is a little too much...

I looked everywhere for xiah junsu but didn't find him... lee hong ki also one of my favourite artists...

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