20 of the best singers I've ever heard. (Not ranked.)
Most of them are Soul singers, because that's my favorite music genre.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston
, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick
and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin
. She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist Church in Newark...
“ Songs to check out: I Will Always Love You, Greatest Love of All, and I'm Every Woman ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
Born Sharon Lafaye Jones in Augusta, Georgia, she moved to New York City at an early age. With a gifted voice, performing gospel songs in Church, since childhood, she has only recently received acclaim by the public and her peers in the areas of Soul, Funk and Rhythm and Blues. Until the late 90s she was still employed at her "day Job" as a Correction Officer at NYC's Rikers Island...
“ Songs to check out: Better Things, 100 Days, 100 Nights, and Mama Don't Like My Man ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, better known as Charice, was born in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines. When she was three years old, she witnessed her abusive father point a gun at her mom during an episode of domestic violence. Along with her mother and younger brother Carl, they left their father in search of a better life...
“ Song to check out: Pyramid ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: If You Could Read My Mind and Found a Cure ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Song to check out: Don't Let Go (Love) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Let's Do It Again and I'll Take You There ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Seasons of Love, Take Me or Leave Me, and I'll Cover You (Reprise) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Walk on By and I Say a Little Prayer ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
Born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former Ruth Lee Jones moved with her family to Chicago as a young girl. She considered the Windy City her true home. And it was there in early 1940s that a local nightclub owner provided her first gig - and a new name that she would make famous. By 1959 she had earned a Grammy for her version of the song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes." In his 2001 biography Q...
“ Songs to check out: What a Diff'rence a Day Makes and Mad About the Boy ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Cool Down Yonder and Big George ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Devotion (Live), Wanna Be With You, and That's the Way of the World ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
Beloved French chanson entertainer Charles Aznavour, who wrote more than 800 songs, recorded more than 1,000 of them in French, English, German and Spanish and sold over 100 million records in all, was born Chahnour Varinag Aznavourian on May 22, 1924, in Paris, the younger of two children born to Armenian immigrants who fled to France...
“ Song to check out: Quand tu m'aimes ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Everybody Here Wants You and Opened Once ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Let's Get It On, and What's Going On ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
All Hawaii mourned, and more than 10,000 people turned out for a state funeral in honor of Israel Ka'anoi "Brudda Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole. The son of Henry Kalei'aloha Naniwa and Evangeline Leinani Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel was surrounded by music growing up; his uncle was Moe Keale, a very well-known and respected musician...
“ Song to check out: Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai and The Long Road ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show
. In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman
released an operatic rock album called "Bat Out Of Hell"...
“ Song to check out: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
Jesse L. Martin
Jesse L. Martin (born Jesse Lamont Watkins; January 18, 1969) is an American actor and singer. He is best known for originating the role of Tom Collins on Broadway in the musical Rent and his role as NYPD Detective Ed Green on Law & Order and Detective Joe West on The Flash. Martin, the third of five sons...
“ Songs to check out: I'll Cover You (Reprise), Santa Fe, and I'll Cover You ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Song to check out: Coucher avec elle ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass
“ Songs to check out: Open Arms and Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) ” - Varla_Kicked_Ass