Top 100 Vocalists List From Cove Magazine

Cove magazine has announced their list of the top 100 vocalists based on the artist’s vocal abilities, vocal ranges and harmony, with the combination of the artist’s acapella and live performances. received a perfect score of 50 to top the list, beating out ’s 49.7 and Michael Jackson’s 49.5. Others making the list include at #9, Enrique Iglesias at #13, ‘American Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken at #15, Kelly Clarkson at #21, the Backstreet Boys at #22, and *NSYNC at #39 and Britney Spears at #72.

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16 Responses to Top 100 Vocalists List From Cove Magazine

  1. dangerous-kid says:

    oi Dougie! don’t diss Michael Jackson and don’t be surprised he’s no.3. he deserves to be and you should know better because MJ is one of Christina’s idols. he’s got an AMAZING voice!! better than you, he’s richer than you and he’s got laid. don’t bother arguing wit me cos I wont be back to see the reply…. I’m sure you are a nice guy tho

  2. Hazel587 says:

    I definitely agree with Christina being #1 she definitely has one of the best voices out there she really deserves it after all the bashing she gets from all the haters out there. Though I can’t believe Britney was even on the list while she is a very good dancer and performer she had absolutely no vocal range. Justin Timberlake should have been way higher than that I can’t believe Britney beat him. Oh and Avril Lavigne in the top 10 no way!! She has a pretty good voice but definitely does not deserve to be in the top 10 no way!!!

  3. kiki says:

    I must say I am satisfied with this list but they should be a few changes. First off, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and “no offense”Madonna should not be in the the artist vocal abilities. Secondly, I also think that Ricky Martin should be at #72, in place of Britney Spears, why I say this is because he can sing live, and has the vocal ability but not very well as Micheal Jackson, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey or Enrique Iglesias for that matter. And Lastly, Mariah Carey should be #1 and then Christina Aguilera. I understand that they both have beautiful voices but Mariah Carey has the chops for crying out loud.

  4. Tiredofthebs says:

    how the hell did they not put prince on the list…his vocal range is ridiculous I do not think any male could match him and auguliera over Whitney and Mariah….wow that’s new consider since she’s like their love child…i wish people would get a grip

  5. Katie says:

    How is Christina Aguilera better than Michael Jackson??? This is my choice of the top 4:
    1.Michael Jackson
    2.Celine Dion
    3.Mariah Carey
    4.Aretha Franklin

  6. Dawit says:

    here is my list
    1.Mariah Carey
    2.Whitney Houston
    3.Celine Dion
    4.Michael Bolton
    5.Jojo

  7. Tj Boden A says:

    About my list :
    1-Mariah Carey
    2-Christina Aguilera
    3-Aretha Franklin
    4-Jennifer Hudson
    5-Toni Braxton
    6-Whitney Houston
    7-The Beloved Nina Simone
    8-Tina Turner
    9-Kelly Clarkson
    10-Barbra Streisand
    11-Gladys Knight
    12-Cindy Lauper

    ps: Celine Dion’s are good but not her voice; I think sometimes she’s not singing but screming so ….(just not my type )

  8. alexa says:

    creo que hay muchos que no figuran para nada en esta lista como Enrique Iglesias y Britney Spears y hay unas que si son leyendas como aretha flanklin y etta James . pero una cosa es definitivo que en cuanto a capacidad y habilidades vocales Christina si supera a todos , pese a que Mariah Carey alcanza notas mas altas apoyada en el registro del silbido y su voz es muy melodiosa, Christina tiene una voz mas potente, mas obscura y perfecta .obviamente en la amyoria de las listas aparecen por delante cantantes como aretha , etta , Whitney , Mariah etc, por los aƱos que llevan en la industria. pero vocalmente Christina si es mejor vocalista q ellas. mi lista seria
    1.- CHRISTINA AGUILERA.
    2.- MARIAH CAREY.
    3.- WHITNEY HOUSTON.
    4.- MINNIE RIPERTON
    5.- CELINE DION
    6.- ARETHA FRANKLIN.
    7.- ETTA JAMES.
    8.- BARBRA STRAISAND

  9. FreshUp says:

    any list of Top Vocalists that puts Alicia OffKeys at #8 and Avril Lavigne at #9 over Kelly Clarkson at #21 is a flawed piece of crap list.

  10. Frankie says:

    This list is sh**. Enrique Iglesias can’t sing for one yet he is higher than Shania Twain or Shakira who can reach many notes with a strong distinct vibrato and voice. Also Shakira is always said to have a beautiful voice by critics but this list is gonna say otherwise. What the hell? Also Jennifer Lopez is not a better singer than Madonna. She can’t sing at all! This list sucks!

  11. junie padilla says:

    my list: just listen to their musics, a capella or with instruments . NOT BECAUSE they are sexy and beautiful…..
    1. WHITNEY HOUSTON
    2. Michael Jackson
    3. Mariah Carey
    4. Christina Aguilera
    5. Celine Dion
    6. Usher
    7. Boys II Men
    8. Barbra Streisand
    9. Shaina Twains
    1o. Dolly Parton

  12. D Money says:

    Ok people really?????
    Whitney Houston is one of the greatest singers of all time. Now im not saying you other artist aren’t awesome but for an artist to sing gospel and soul and still allow your bones to shiver…….. you must give honor where its due. Mariah Carey is out of question awesome but you can’t forget about where this individuals got their drive and inspiration from singer from the 70’s and 80’s Aretha Franklin , Luther Vandross , Patti Labelle , Betty Wright, Steve Wonder and more….. think about it!!!!!!!!!

  13. Mesh says:

    Christina should be first she is the best singer out there right now. No body on the face of this earth can sing like that. not even Whitney she couldn’t do vocals like that!

  14. Sam says:

    Hahahahahahahah!!
    Christina aguilera beats whitney ?
    What kind of joke is this?
    Whitney houston was called THE VOICE for a reason

  15. Jordan says:

    Totally agree with Christina Aguilera as the BEST Vocalist. I don’t agree though that Kelly Clarkson should be ranked at 21 when she has such great vocals, maybe somewhere To 10.

  16. Sus says:

    I don’t like this list at all. My top ten would be and should be in my opinion.
    1. Mariah Carey
    2. Whitney Houston
    3. Christina Aguilera
    4. Aretha Franklin
    5. Patti Labelle
    6. Deborah Cox
    7. Debelah Morgan
    8. Vivian Green
    9. Fantasia Barrino
    10. Chante Moore

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