Singers by Vocal Rating

Singers by Overall Vocal Rating 
Combination of Public and Critic Ratings

STAR
Aretha Franklin
Beyonce
Mariah Carey
Michael Jackson
So Hyang
Whitney Houston

A+
Celine Dion
Kelly Clarkson
Lady Gaga
P!nk

A
Ariana Grande
Brendon Urie
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
JoJo
Lea Michele
Sara Bareilles
Tori Kelly

A-
Adele
Carrie Underwood
Christina Grimmie
Hayley Williams
Jessie J
Liam Payne
Miley Cyrus
Sia
Usher
Zayn Malik

B+
Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine)

B
Harry Styles
Kelly Rowland
Kiesza

B-
Avril Lavigne
Elly Jackson (La Roux)
Gwen Stefani
Lana Del Rey

C+
Bridgit Mendler
Conor Maynard
Ellie Goulding
Justin Bieber
Katy Perry

C
Carly Rae Jepsen
Kesha
Pixie Lott
Rihanna

C-
Adam Levine (Maroon 5)

D+
Taylor Swift

D
Britney Spears
Selena Gomez

Singers by Critic's Vocal Rating 

STAR - Incredible technical proficiency marked by performance consistency and intonation accuracy as well as great musicality. The golden standard.

Aretha Franklin
Beyonce
Mariah Carey
Michael Jackson
So Hyang
Whitney Houston

A Listers: Good to great technical proficiency marked by generally consistent performances and solid intonation accuracy, as well as good to great musicality. Minor flaws.

A
Brendon Urie
Christina Grimmie
Lady Gaga
Lea Michele
P!nk
Sara Bareilles

A-
Kelly Clarkson

B Listers: Good to acceptable technical proficiency marked by good consistency and acceptable intonation accuracy, as well as good musicality. Some flaws.

B+
Celine Dion
JoJo
Liam Payne

B
Carrie Underwood
Hayley Williams
Tori Kelly

B-
Ariana Grande
Avril Lavigne
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Elly Jackson (La Roux)
Gwen Stefani
Jessie J
Kiesza
Miley Cyrus
Zayn Malik

C Listers: Acceptable to not good technical proficiency marked by inconsistent performances and tolerable to intolerable intonation accuracy, as well as okay musicality. Considerable flaws.

C+
Adele
Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine)
Lana Del Rey

C
Adam Levine (Maroon 5)
Bridgit Mendler
Carly Rae Jepsen
Conor Maynard
Ellie Goulding
Harry Styles
Justin Bieber
Kesha
Pixie Lott
Sia

C-
Katy Perry
Rihanna

D Listers: Not good technical proficiency marked by generally bad live performances, intolerable intonation accuracy, and/or poor musicality. Flaws may exceed perfections.

D+
Taylor Swift

D
Britney Spears
Selena Gomez

Singer's by Public Rating


Star
Adele
Aretha Franklin
Beyonce
Celine Dion
Christina Aguilera
Kelly Clarkson
Mariah Carey
Michael Jackson
So Hyang
Whitney Houston

A+
Carrie Underwood
JoJo
Lady Gaga
P!nk
Tori Kelly

A
Ariana Grande
Brendon Urie
Christina Grimmie
Demi Lovato
Lea Michele
Zayn Malik

A-
Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine)
Hayley Williams
Jessie J
Liam Payne
Sia

B+
Kelly Rowland
Miley Cyrus
Usher

B
Harry Styles
Kiesza
Lana Del Rey

B-
Bridgit Mendler
Conor Maynard
Justin Bieber

C+
Avril Lavigne
Ellie Goulding
Elly Jackson (La Roux)
Katy Perry
Kesha

C
Gwen Stefani
Pixie Lott
Rihanna

C-
Adam Levine (Maroon 5)
Carly Rae Jepsen

D+
Taylor Swift

D
Britney Spears
Selena Gomez