August 1, 2021

100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time, from Around the World

I consider myself to be a connoisseur of great vocalists. I'm sharing my list of the 100 greatest vocalists of all time, from around the world. I will include a link; an example of one of their performances, when they were in their prime. There have been many popular singers who can move us or impart a great message, or have a unique quality, or produce great songs, but this is a list of the most skilled vocalists. What I listen for is: pleasant tone, unforced vibrato, good range, non-nasal sound, not sliding up to reach notesconveying the message of the lyrics. I'm sure this list is missing some; let me know in the comments. Not ranked in order (but my favorites are near the top): 

1) Barbra Streisand - The greatest star who personified "perfection". 

2) Il Divo - Multi-national classical quartet, put together by Simon Cowell.

3) Celine Dion - Canadian-born, powerful, technically-skilled singer. 

4) Jessie J - British pop artist, a truly amazing vocalist. 

5) So Hyang - A phenomenon from South Korea. Great range & tone.

6) Helene Fischer - Wonderful singer with her own TV show in Germany.

7) Karen Carpenter - Beautiful tone & special 3-octave contralto.

8) Luciano Pavarotti - considered by many to be the greatest tenor.

9) John Denver - American singer-songwriter-guitarist; popular in his era. 

10) Andrea Bocelli - Beloved beautiful voice; blind Italian opera tenor.

11) Josh Groban - A best-selling American artist; and for good reason.

12) Lara Fabian - Canadian & Belgian citizen, multi-lingual, lyric soprano.

13) Sierra Boggess - American theater actress and singer.

14) Il Volo - Italian operatic-pop (popera) trio; Boschetto, Ginoble, & Barone

15) Mark Vincent - Australian tenor; operatic-pop artist. 

16) Trijntje Oosterhuis - A Dutch Diva who sings exquisite ballads.

17) Ramin Karimloo - Iranian-Canadian singer & actor; a star of theater.

19) Alfie Boe - English tenor; who played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables 

20) Linda Eder - American singer & theater actress; won Star Search.

21) Lea Salonga - Filipina, Tony-awarded singer & Broadway actress. 

22) Amira Willighagen - Dutch soprano; won Holland's Got Talent at age 9.

23) Placido Domingo - Spanish Opera Singer

24) Michael Bolton - Acclaimed American singer of pop-rock ballads.

25) Charice - was a Filipino child sensation; turned male; Jake Zyrus.      

26) LeAnn Rimes - American country-pop songstress

27) Morissette Amon - Filipino star with a 5 octave vocal range.

28) Pia Toscano - American singer started on American Idol, placed 9th. 

29) Celine Tam - Hong-Kong-born; Golden-Buzzer on AGT in 2017

30) Sarah Vaughan - American Jazz Singer from the 20th century

31) Lea Michele - American actress & singer. Star of TV show Glee.

32) Karl Loxely - English singer who appeared on The Voice U.K.

33) Glennis Grace - Dutch singer of Eurovision & America's Got Talent.

34) Julie Andrews - English singer & actress & recipient of many awards. 

35) Kelly Clarkson - Won the 1st American Idol & rose to fame & success.

36) Eva Cassidy - American singer who rose to success posthumously.

37) Luther Vandross - American top-selling R & B, velvet-like voice artist.

38) James Graham - British singer; X Factor UK, & won U.S.'s  'The Four'  

39) Bryn Terfel - Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer. 

40) Rebecca Luker - American Broadway musical actress & soprano singer

41) Whitney Houston - American; one of the best-selling artists of all time

42) Joseph Calleja - Operatic tenor from Malta.

43) Michael Bolton - Top-selling American singer of pop-rock ballads.

44) Johnny Mathis - American, Grammy Hall-of-Fame popular music artist

45) Gina Beck - British stage actress and singer in musicals. 

46) Mario Lanza - American (Italian decent), tenor & Hollywood film star.

47) Ben Lewis - English born, into an opera-singing family. Stage singer.

48) Laura Bretan - Romanian-American soprano of Got Talent TV shows.

49) Peabo Bryson - American singer of soul ballads; often a duet singer.

50) Hayley Westenra - A New Zealand classical crossover singer. 

51) Jackie Evancho - At age 10, she gained national recognition; a prodigy

52) John Owen-Jones - A Welsh musical theatre actor & singer. 

53) Cynthia Erivo - English actress/singer; recipient of accolades & awards 

54) The Tenors - Three Canadian tenors who perform classical-pop music.

55) Elaine Page - English musical theatre celebrated singer and actress. 

56) Carrie Hope-Fletcher - English actress & theatre musical singer.

57) Jonas Kaufmann - German operatic tenor; a box-office-draw performer

58) Samuel Ramey - American operatic bass singer admired for his range.

59) Katherine Jenkins - A Welsh soprano, operatic-pop, singer.

60) Dimash Kudaibergenov - A Kazakh singer, with a wide vocal range.

61) Adam Lambert - runner up, season 8 - American Idol. Worldwide star. 

62) Cam Anthony - American singer; won 20th season of The Voice.

63) Leona Lewis - British singer; rose to fame from winning The X Factor.

64) Mariah Carey - American singer & star with a 5 octave vocal range. 

65) Brian Justin Crum - American singer/performer, placed 4th on AGT.

66) Collabro - They were best when they won Britain's Got Talent. 

67) Solomia Lukyanets - Ukraine singer who wowed us on The Voice Kids. 

68) Jennie Lena - Born in Netherlands, known for The Voice of Holland.

69) Ailee -  Korean-American singer, based in South Korea.

70) Diana Rouvas - Australian singer who won The Voice Australia. 

71) Henk Poort - Dutch singer who mainly plays in musicals and operas. 

72) David Axelrod - The Voice Ukraine contestant

73) Kalle Virtanen - The Voice of Finland winner

74) Patti Lupone - American musical theater Hall-of-Fame inductee.

75) Gabriel Henrique - Brazilian vocalist. 

76) Idina Menzel - American prolific Broadway stage & screen star. 

77) Caissie Levy - Canadian-American star of musical theater. 

78) Kakhaber Chumburidze - Opera singer; Georgia's Got Talent 2017. 

79) Claudillea Holloway - New wave opera fusion singer; The Voice U.K.

80) José Carreras - Spanish operatic tenor; one of the famous 3 Tenors.

81) Alfredo Kraus - A distinguished Spanish tenor.

82) Aida Garifullina - Russian lyric soprano.

83) Hong Kwang-ho - South Korean musical theatre singer & actor.

84) Billy Gilman - American singer; runner-up on season 11 of The Voice.

85) Angelica Hale - Child star recipient of 2 Golden Buzzer's on AGT

86) Sheena Easton - British-American; Grammy-winning pop singer.

87) Anna O'Byrne - Australian actress & soprano of film, stage, & concert.

88) Enrico Caruso - Italian operatic tenor, acclaimed star internationally.

89) TNT Boys - Internationally-known Filipino boy band.

90) Leslie Odom Jr. - American actor & singer. Tony & Grammy winner.

91) Cliff Edwards - The voice of Jiminy Cricket. Known as 'Ukulele Ike'

92) Wookyung Kim - South Korean tenor residing in Germany.

93) Franco Corelli - Italian tenor with major international opera career.

94) Ella Fitzgerald - American Jazz & scatt singer with pure tone & timing

95) Almira of 4th Impact - Philippine singer; one of the 4th Impact sisters

96) Jessye Norman - American opera singer; dramatic soprano

97) Floor Jansen - Dutch singer: classical to belting, 3 octave range

98) Russell Watson - English tenor singing both operatic & pop songs.

99) Michael Crawford - English actor/singer of international acclaim.

100) Luke Evans - Welsh actor/singer of stage and film. 

101) Emma Heesters - A successful Dutch singer and TV personality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No Freddie Mercury?