10 Best Professional Singers
The list of the 10 best professional singers today includes a variety of performers, from pop artists to Broadway to the opera. A great singer brings something special to a performance, not just singing words but bringing musical stylings that make a piece unique. The collective talent from this list below is so good it’s scary.
- Christina Aguilera. This blonde bombshell, one of the ten best professional singers, is known for her incredible vocal range and being able to belt out music like Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand in their primes. Not only is she a great singer, but she’s mega hot.
- Harry Connick Jr. Connick got his start performing as a young boys, and over the next 30 years cemented his place on the list of the best professional singers. He’s done everything from funk to jazz to pop music to the classics. There’s something in his New Orleans-based repertoire for everyone.
- Renee Fleming. Fleming has long been the prima donna in the opera world and is certainly one of the ten best professional singers. This soprano sings in concert halls around the world and is best known for her roles in “Rusalka” and “La Traviata.”
- John Legend. Legend burst onto the scene in the mid-2000’s, and in securing his place as one of the best professional singers he won six Grammys and was given a special award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has spread his music through a variety of TV appearances.
- Michael Buble. This Canadian crooner is cut from the same cloth as Connick and is one of the best professional singers performing today. In a short-lived career he has sold over 25 million albums and won two Grammys.
- Kristin Chenowith. Chenowith is a petite, bubbly blond who has an infectiously happy personality and a set of amazing pipes, making her one of the best professional singers. She rose to fame on Broadway and has also appeared in a number of television shows.
- Alicia Keys. Keys showed her talent early, learning classical music at a young age and graduating at sixteen as valedictorian of her high school. After a stop in the Ivy League she decided to pursue her career. Her debut album rocked the music world, with twelve million copies sold and earning five Grammys.
- Denyce Graves. Graves is the rare African-American opera singer, a mezzo-soprano. In addition to wowing the opera world, she has sung at a memorial for 9/11 victims, during a presidential inauguration, and during the funeral of Gerald Ford. She is recognized the world over.
- Sufjan Stevens. Stevens is a moody, thoughtful crooner and a great songwriter with a smooth, melodic voice. He experiments with a variety of styles, but is mainly an indie pop artist.
- Amy Winehouse. Winehouse is well known for her troubles with drugs and other demons, but her insanely great voice—soulful and deep—made her instantly famous with her debut album. Her follow-up, “Back to Black,” garnered five Grammy wins.