Top 10 Vocalists of All Time (Redux)

my can they sing welcome to and today we're counting

down our picks for the top ten vocalists

of all time for this list we've chosen

our male and female singers based on a

combination of the quality of their

voices vocal range recognition and

popularity if you didn't see a singer

you think should be on the list be sure

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male vocalists and top 10 female

vocalists number 10 Tina Turner

starting off as a featured singer this

multi-talented artist really turned

heads as part of the duo the icon Tina

Turner revue

thanks to her memorable dance moves and

killer legs

Tina quickly became known as a

powerhouse performer

but it wasn't only for those attributes

that she earned the nickname the queen

of rock and roll Turner's voice exudes

an energy and strength unlike any other

in music which has allowed her to forge

a successful solo career across multiple


number nine Ella Fitzgerald to do that

buh-buh-buh DD in her almost six decades

long recording career Ella Fitzgerald

sold 40 million albums one over a dozen

Grammys and released more than 70 albums

don't mean a thing if it ain't got that

swing you have to what do i do what do I

have to I do have to ask so is it any

surprise she's been called the first

lady of song when it came to pitch and

tone lady Ella was simply unparalleled

the queen of jazz could also improvise

with the best of them and excelled

particularly with scat singing

number eight Stevie Wonder this American

artist has been honing his scene skill

since he was a little boy

in fact Stevie Wonder was 11 when he

signed with his first record label known

for his vocal harmonies and melodies

this soul music legend has earned dozens

of number ones on the pop and R&B charts

I just say plus he doesn't only write

and produce his own music he also plays

multiple instruments


number seven Whitney Houston

we will always love this best-selling

and record-setting artist for more

reasons than just your unbelievable

cover of Dolly Parton's I will always

love you

not only did Whitney Houston help break

barriers for african-american artists

she also found success in R&B soul hop

and gospel the voice as she was known

was considered a mezzo-soprano

and could sing so boldly and so richly

there's no way we'll ever forget her

number six Mariah Carey she's not one of

the best-selling artists ever for


this songbird supreme burst onto the

music scene with form number one hits

and stunned critics and fans with her

ability to use her voice as an



boasting a five octave vocal range and

making the use of the whistle register

completely her own

riot Kerry is also known for being able

to sing a single syllable while moving

between multiple notes in sequence

number five Etta James

Etta James played a major role in

bringing R&B and rock and roll together

while she started off singing in the

former style for crossover success in

pop and other genres secured her a spot

in music history

James may have been a contralto but her

voice evolved throughout her almost

60-year career relevee of land and

demonstrates why she's had such a big

impact on so many musicians thereafter

number four Elvis Presley down at the

Hindu Bowl flaunting good looks sexy

dance moves and a rebellious image Elvis

Presley and his country and blues rock

roots with electric guitars to become

the king of rock and roll

but he wouldn't be the icon he is

without his versatile emotional and

unmistakable voice his ability to

capture the power and variety of R&B and

gospel music ensured that he had

something for everybody and helped him

become the best-selling solo artist ever

number three Michael Jackson it wasn't

for nothing that Michael Jackson became

one of the most famous and successful

entertainers ever

just take note of his unique style

unmatched creativity passion for music

groundbreaking dance moves dance and

innovative short films

however he also stood out for his

singing and songwriting abilities which

allowed him to craft and perform hits in

genres like pop rock soul R&B and more

let's not forget his evolving vocal

style which included his early soprano

unmistakable falsetto and high tenor

number two Freddie Mercury

with his big personality lively stage

presence and knack for writing some of

the greatest rock melodies ever Freddie

Mercury was definitely one of the

greatest frontman rock had ever seen and

then there was his voice boasting a

range that reached four octaves it's no

surprise Queen flawlessly straddled

genres like rock opera heavy metal

progressive rock pop R&B and more and

alongside Brian Mays guitar abilities

mercury really poured his heart and soul

into his performances and helped the

band sell out stadiums worldwide

before we unveil our number one pick

here are a few honorable mentions


start spreading the news I'm leaving

today I want to be a part of it New York

New York

number one Aretha Franklin

I've been riding in the midst of

she may have started out in gospel but

the queen of soul has shown time and

time again that she's got it no matter

what genre she's singing

the multiple Grammy winner and

best-selling artist has a voice that's

versatile confident and beautiful

whether she's covering another artists

songs or dabbling in jazz R&B or soul

Aretha Franklin is a natural talent

who's earned all of our respect and more

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