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Thread started 03/20/08 2:30pm

Crazywonderful

Vocal Range of some of today's artists

Christina Aguilera
Voice type: Spinto Soprano
Highest note: C7, G#6
Lowest note: C3, D3
Vocal range: 4 octaves (C3-C7)
Longest note: 20 seconds

Other Singers:

Ashanti
Voice type: Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Highest note: G6
Lowest note: F3
Vocal range: 3 octaves (F3-G6)

Usher
Voice Type: Heldentenor
Highest note: E5, F5, possibly G5
Lowest note: F2
Vocal range: 3 octaves (F2 - F5)

Beyonce
Voice type: Full Soprano
Highest notes: D6 , E6, possible F6
Lowest notes: C3, D3
Vocal range: (approx) 3.5 octaves (C3-E6)

E6 - A live 'Whoooooh' after singing her hit "Work It Out"
D6 - She hits it in her song "Happy Face"
C6 - During a live performance of "Emotions", Kodak Theatre, 2002
C6 - The highest note in "Emotions" from Destiny's Child Survivor CD
E3- "Dangerously In Love", Grammys, 2004

Toni Braxton
Voice type: Deep Contralto
Highest note: B5, C6
Lowest note: A2
Vocal range: 3 octaves

Ashlee Simpson
Voice type: Lyric Contralto
Highest note: E5
Lowest note: E3
Vocal range: 2 octaves (E3-E5)

Jessica Simpson
Voice type: Lyric Soprano
Highest note: G#6, F6
Lowest note: D3
Vocal range: 3.5 octaves (D3-G#6)
Longest Note: 21 seconds
G#6 - She hits this note on her show 'Newlyweds'.
F6 - Jessica hits this note in her song 'Your Faith In Me'.

Aaliyah
Voice type: Soubrette, Lyric Contralto
Highest note: F#5 (I Care 4 You), A5
Lowest note: C3
Vocal range: 2.5 octaves

Michelle Williams
Voice type: Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano
Highest note: E6
Lowest note: C3
Vocal range:3.5 octaves (C3-E6)

Kelly Clarkson
Voice type: Spinto Soprano
Highest note: F#6 [during her performance of "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" on American Idol]
Lowest note: E3, F3
Vocal range: 3 octaves (E3-F#6)

Janet Jackson
Voice type: Soubrette
Highest note: D6 (On He Doesn't Know I'm Alive), E6
Lowest note: E-b3
Vocal range: 3 octaves (Eb3-E6)

Amerie
Voice type: Spinto Soprano
Highest note: C6 (All I Have), possibly D6 or E6
Lowest note: F3
Vocal Range: 3 octaves (F3-C#6)

Lauryn Hill:
Voice type: Full Soprano
Highest notes: F6 (Zion)
Lowest notes: C3
Vocal range: (approx) 3.5 octaves (C3-F6)

Monica:
Voice Type: Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano
Highest note: AOL Sessions (Knock Knock) note (Oooh)
Lowest note: Grown Up Christmas List (Creshendo-Bridge)
Vocal range: 3.6-7 octaves

Tamia:
Voice type: Spinto Mezzo-soprano
Highest note: G5 ('You Put A Move On My Heart'), Ab5 ('Tell Me Who'), C6
Lowest note: C3 ('I Can't Go For That')
Vocal range: 3 octaves (C3-C6)

Tamar Braxton:
Voice type: Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Highest note: D7 (Money Can't Buy You Love), E7, F7
Lowest note: E3
Vocal range: 4 octaves (E3-D7)

Mariah Carey:
Highest notes: G#7 (Live performance of "Emotions" at the 1991 MTV VMA's, and again on Arsenio Hall), F7 (In the song "All In Your Mind")
Lowest notes: A2, B2 (In the song "My All")
Vocal range: 5 octaves (A2-G#7)
Longest note: 20 seconds (In the song "Lead The Way".)

Patti Labelle:
Voice type: Dramatic Soprano
Highest note: E6
Lowest note: Eb3
Vocal Range: 3 octaves (Eb3-E6)

LeToya Luckett:
Voice type: Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Highest note: A6, B♭6
Lowest note: F3
Vocal range: 3.5 octaves (F3-B♭6)

Jill Scott:
Voice type: Full Soprano
Highest note: C#6 (In the song 'Gimme'), D#6 (Gimme Live), possible F6
Lowest note: D3
Vocal range: 3 octaves (D3-E6)

Shanice:
Voice Type: Lyric Coloratura Soprano
Highest note: B♭6 (I Wanna Give It to You, Love Is A Gift), C7
Lowest note: E♭3 (Ain’t Got No Remedy)
Vocal range: 3.5 octaves (E3-B6

Aretha Franklin:
Voice type: Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano
Highest note: B-b5
Lowest note: B2
Vocal Range: 3 octaves (B2-Bb5)

Whitney Houston:
Voice type: Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano
Highest note: C6, B-b5 (In her song 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody')
Lowest note: C3, E3
Vocal range: 5 octaves (C3-C6)

Alicia Keys:
Voice type: Contralto
Highest note: E5 (You Don't Know My Name)
Lowest note: C3 (The Life)
Vocal Range: [approx.] 3 octaves (C3-E5)

Chaka Khan:
Voice type: Light Dramatic Contralto
Highest note: A♭5 (Through the Fire), A5 (I Feel For You, Do You Love What You Feel?), B5
Lowest note: B2
Vocal range: 3 octaves (B2 - B5)

Britney Spears:
Voice type: Soubrette
Highest note: A5
Lowest note: E3
Vocal range: 2.5 octaves

Jennifer Lopez:
Voice type: Classic Soubrette
Highest note: G5
Lowest note: G3
Vocal range: 2 octaves
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Reply #1 posted 03/20/08 3:34pm

RockAbilly

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what no celine, "the greatest singer in the world"
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Reply #2 posted 03/20/08 3:38pm

baroque

can we get better examples of actual singers.
aretha franklin is the only talented on from that bunch cool
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Reply #3 posted 03/20/08 4:17pm

CalhounSq

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Asslee Simpson? whofarted Ashitti?? hmm JLo, Janet & Britney??? shake Who the FUCK put this list together??? chair Though it IS funny that Madonna isn't on it & clearly has NO vocal range evillol

I kid, mf's, I kid giggle
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Reply #4 posted 03/20/08 4:27pm

ToraToraDreams

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Innneresting....
Where did this come from? Are there lists with more people?
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Reply #5 posted 03/20/08 4:37pm

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why is Jlo and Janet on here falloff
I would let her pee on my face just to see where it came from. -Imago
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Reply #6 posted 03/20/08 4:41pm

Timmy84

The information originally came from the brilliant "factual" site WIKIPEDIA. lol
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Reply #7 posted 03/20/08 4:44pm

ToraToraDreams

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Timmy84 said:

The information originally came from the brilliant "factual" site WIKIPEDIA. lol

*walks out of thread*
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Reply #8 posted 03/20/08 4:49pm

underthegraffi
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Britney has a 3 octave range.
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Reply #9 posted 03/20/08 4:52pm

Anxiety

diamanda galas has a nearly 4-octave vocal range. there's NO WAY whitney houston has a 5-octave vocal range.
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Reply #10 posted 03/20/08 4:52pm

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Anxiety said:

diamanda galas has a nearly 4-octave vocal range. there's NO WAY whitney houston has a 5-octave vocal range.


Diamanda biggrin
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Reply #11 posted 03/20/08 4:56pm

Anxiety

underthegraffitibridge said:

Anxiety said:

diamanda galas has a nearly 4-octave vocal range. there's NO WAY whitney houston has a 5-octave vocal range.


Diamanda biggrin


now THAT'S a diva with a voice from hell. literally. smile
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Reply #12 posted 03/20/08 5:04pm

underthegraffi
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Anxiety said:

underthegraffitibridge said:



Diamanda biggrin


now THAT'S a diva with a voice from hell. literally. smile


Sometimes I laugh out loud when I listen to her. She tries too hard to be a demon lol
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Reply #13 posted 03/20/08 5:06pm

Anxiety

underthegraffitibridge said:

Anxiety said:



now THAT'S a diva with a voice from hell. literally. smile


Sometimes I laugh out loud when I listen to her. She tries too hard to be a demon lol


actually most of the stuff that sounds like she's trying to be a demon is her singing in greek, or sometimes she's singing in a kind of modified wailing/ululation mourning wail.

of course, sometimes, she IS just trying to sound like a damn witch. lol
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Reply #14 posted 03/20/08 6:10pm

theodore

This list is more messed up than

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Reply #15 posted 03/20/08 9:02pm

Crazywonderful

ToraToraDreams said:

Innneresting....
Where did this come from? Are there lists with more people?

i found it on some Christina aguilera forum (don't know where they got it from)
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Reply #16 posted 03/20/08 10:28pm

underthegraffi
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Prince has 5 biggrin

The most expansive range of any popular male artist? cool
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Reply #17 posted 03/20/08 10:32pm

underthegraffi
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Did I mention that MJ's octave range is only ~3.6 wink
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Reply #18 posted 03/20/08 10:39pm

floetcist

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I want to know MJ's.

Aaliyah
Voice type: Soubrette, Lyric Contralto
Highest note: F#5 (I Care 4 You), A5
Lowest note: C3
Vocal range: 2.5 octaves

Janet Jackson
Voice type: Soubrette
Highest note: D6 (On He Doesn't Know I'm Alive), E6
Lowest note: E-b3
Vocal range: 3 octaves (Eb3-E6)


I always thought they had similar voices, but Janet's is more distinct.
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Reply #19 posted 03/20/08 10:41pm

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floetcist said:

I want to know MJ's.


I just said MJ is 3.6, 4 maximum IMO.
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Reply #20 posted 03/20/08 10:44pm

alphastreet

underthegraffitibridge said:

Did I mention that MJ's octave range is only ~3.6 wink


mine is about the same, but what if we were to rank mj as a child?
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Reply #21 posted 03/20/08 11:17pm

theodore

underthegraffitibridge said:

Prince has 5 biggrin

The most expansive range of any popular male artist? cool






eek eek eek
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Reply #22 posted 03/20/08 11:19pm

alphastreet

Prince had an awesome soprano back in the day, but smokey and sylvester are more pleasant to listen to if I'm in the mood for listening to high pitched males.
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Reply #23 posted 03/20/08 11:36pm

theodore

alphastreet said:

Prince had an awesome soprano back in the day, but smokey and sylvester are more pleasant to listen to if I'm in the mood for listening to high pitched males.


falloff
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Reply #24 posted 03/21/08 1:39am

FuNkeNsteiN

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alphastreet said:

Prince had an awesome soprano back in the day, but smokey and sylvester are more pleasant to listen to if I'm in the mood for listening to high pitched males.

The term 'soprano' refers to a female. Males who sing in high register are countertenors or sopranists.
[Edited 3/21/08 3:14am]
It is not known why FuNkeNsteiN capitalizes his name as he does, though some speculate sunlight deficiency caused by the most pimpified white guy afro in Nordic history.

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Reply #25 posted 03/21/08 3:13am

Brendan

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Are you kidding? These ears simply won't touch anything less than a 4.

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More hooey masquerading as objective proof that my artist can beat up your artist.

Hell, I don't care if you have an 8-octave range and look down smugly on pianos, all your histrionics don't amount to a hill of beans without great music.
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Reply #26 posted 03/21/08 9:25am

Crazywonderful

underthegraffitibridge said:

Prince has 5 biggrin

The most expansive range of any popular male artist? cool


when did prince get a 5 octave vocal range
confused
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Reply #27 posted 03/21/08 11:30am

theodore

Crazywonderful said:

underthegraffitibridge said:

Prince has 5 biggrin

The most expansive range of any popular male artist? cool


when did prince get a 5 octave vocal range
confused



I know right falloff
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Reply #28 posted 03/21/08 11:37am

TheMightyCeles
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RockAbilly said:

what no celine, "the greatest singer in the world"

I think after her smash-hit Titanic song, that technically, she's considered "King Of The World".
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Reply #29 posted 03/21/08 12:31pm

alphastreet

FuNkeNsteiN said:

alphastreet said:

Prince had an awesome soprano back in the day, but smokey and sylvester are more pleasant to listen to if I'm in the mood for listening to high pitched males.

The term 'soprano' refers to a female. Males who sing in high register are countertenors or sopranists.
[Edited 3/21/08 3:14am]


I couldn't remember the term for males offhand, sorry.
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