After the successful conclusion of the polling, CuriosityHuman is finally able to reveal top 10 best singers of all time that have been fascinating the world with their beautiful voices since decades. Some of them are no more with us and some are still here as the charm of the music industry. They are the reason behind our passion for music and singing and their talent & influence has been admired worldwide. Unfortunately, the majority of these great vocalists are no more with us, but still, their legacies are alive. They are the pioneers of music and singing and they together laid down the foundation of music in the world and created its strong and everlasting impact in the minds of the people. Including the King of Pop, MJ, Freddie Mercury, Elvis Presley and some other famous singers, below is the list of the few leading singers of all time.
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It shouldn’t be a surprise for you to see him on the top. Michael Jackson, the King of pop is undoubtedly the best entertainer of all time who sold nearly 65 million copies of his single album ‘Thriller’. Singing since childhood with his brothers, the multi-talented MJ soon became a recognized singer in Hollywood. His music albums ‘Thriller’, ‘Bad’, ‘Off the wall’ and some other albums broke certain records and his live concert tours were attended by millions of people globally, among which ‘Bad’ tour is the 2nd highest- grossing tour of the 1980s.
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Prince Rogers Nelson is another name among the pioneers of music who gave a tough competition to other fellow artists. Prince was a musical innovator and was well known for his makeup, extravagant dress, and wide vocal range. Throughout his career, he achieved several awards, including 7 Grammy, an Academy, and a Golden Globe Award. His masterpiece musical drama ‘Purple rain’ was released in 1984 which stimulated the studio album and soundtrack of the same name. He is among the best-selling music artists of all time who have sold over 100 million records worldwide.
Known for his four-octave vocal range and flamboyant stage persona, Freddie Mercury is another great male vocalist whom by voting ‘Blender”and “MTV2’ chose as the best rock singer of all time in 2005. He was the leading singer of the band ‘Queen’ and according to him, he knew that he’s a star and will emerge as a legend as soon the world will know how talented he is. Freddie was also a songwriter and a composer as well. One of his written songs ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was a huge success and boost to his fame.
The best-selling solo artist Elvis Presley, the ‘King of Rock n Roll’ who was also an actor and ruled the music industry with his beautiful melodious voice. Who knew that the boy who got a ‘C’ grade in music from his teacher will be one of the best singers of all time? Elvis Presley’s fascinating songs became chart-topping records. Some of his songs are ‘Jailhouse rock’, ‘Can’t help falling in love’, ‘Love me tender’ and so on so forth. Elvis Presley within a short passage of time proved his talent and skills and became an immortal legend.
Guinness Book of world records declared Whitney Houston as the most awarded female act of all time. She is the only celebrity to chart seven successive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. The very elegant, pretty and charismatic Whitney Houston was also an actor, producer and a model. Her songs are still alive in our minds and we still love to listen to them. She has been influential to several women and her legacy is undeniably immortal. Whitney Houston’s songs are an ultimate blessing to the music industry.
Adele is the youngest singer on the list; just 28-year old and she has been singing since 2006 OMG! Within only 10 years, the lady got the power to prove herself as the leading singer and now we’re discussing her among the greatest singers of all time. Now that too many singers, rappers, and musicians are emerging in Hollywood, Adele has maintained her successful position by selling more than 100 million records and becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time. Her strong and beautiful voice is captivating.
David Bowie is another best selling artist of all time by selling 140 million records. He was also an actor and songwriter. The legendary David Bowie, since childhood showed his passion for music and started his professional career in 1963. Later, he re-appeared in 1972 and started amusing the world with his phenomenal masterpieces. In 1996, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Throughout his career, he was given recognition, rewards, appreciation and positive criticism for his outstanding music.
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John Lennon was the co-founder of the most commercially successful band ‘The Beatles’ and right after the group disbanded, he started performing as a solo singer. He gifted many beautiful songs to the music industry in the form of ‘Give peace a chance’, ‘Imagine’ and ‘Working class hero’. John Lennon left the industry in 1975 to look after his infant son and later appeared in 1980 but unfortunately, he was murdered the same year. As of 2012, Lennon’s solo album sales in the U.S. exceeded 14 million.
The youngest but a true inspiration to millions of hearts, Kurt Cobain was basically the leading vocalist of the band ‘Nirvana’. At the age of 27, he left this world, but the magic he left is unbeatable and immortal. He was a guitarist and a songwriter as well and encountered a breakthrough success with his song ‘Smells like teen spirit’. Since their debut, Nirvana has set a record of selling over 25 million albums in the United States., and over 75 million worldwide with Cobain as a songwriter.
Frank Sinatra is another best selling artist of all time by selling over 150 million records worldwide. He was one of the most famous and inspirational music artists of the 20th century. The iconic figure never formally learned how to read music, he had a fine, genuine know-how of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to enhance his abilities in all particulars of the music. He was well known for his flawless dress sense and cleanliness, he always preferred recording live with his band.
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