Top Ten Whistle Register Singers
The whistle register, also known as the flute register, is the highest register of the human voice, laying above the falsetto register. Some singers have been able to sing in this register, although this is rare.
The Top Ten
1 Minnie Riperton
Minnie inspired everyone to sing in this register; Mariah even lists her as an influence. Able to imitate bird calls and instruments such as flutes and piccolos, Minnie sports a five octave vocal range and was the first singer to make this note popular. A fun fact is that she is the mother of Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live comedienne/actress.
Nothing and nobody...not even Mariah can ever compare.
The real champ of this category; all the rest including Mariah Carey and especially Ariana Grande are just pale imitations.
Kudos to the OP for knowing she is Maya Rudolph's mom.
Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress.
Shanice, no doubt about this chick! She makes Mariah fatty seem irrelevant.
Much better than Mariah Fatty honestly, yeah I said it!
I'd listen to Shanice's beautiful voice over mariah carey's ugly yelling any day honestly. - ILikeSexyGirls
3 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.
Awesome much because she is the queen
She as that nice smooth jazz to it
I think she's good but I really love tamar Braxton's voice
BY FAR! LISTEN TO EMOTIONS!
4 Nicole Scherzinger
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5 Chante Moore
6 Jill Scott
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8 Debelah Morgan
9 Betty Wright
Whistle note in "No pain no gain" performance is way better than Mariah. I love Mariah but Betty beats her at Whistle register.
10 Tori Kelly
Victoria Loren "Tori" Kelly is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who slowly gained recognition after starting to post videos on YouTube at the age of 14. When she was 16, Kelly auditioned for the singing competition television series American Idol.
? Misia (Japanese)
11 Rachelle Ferrel
12 Adam Lopez
13 Willa Ford
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14 Christina Aguilera
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15 Ariana Grande
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16 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 ...read more.
Um no disrespect to Whitney but her highest known note was a FALSETTO C♯6 in "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)." That's a far cry from accessping the whistle register. While that note can be sung in the whistle register, it's simply not in Whitney's case. I have little doubt that she could have accessed the register if she wanted to, but she's never demonstrated it publicly. - theOpinionatedOne
18 Tisha Campbell
19 Yma Sumac
20 Terry Ellis
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