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Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Only individual singers (no bands) who have released a new album in the past three years.

Do you ever listen to your favorite singers and wish you could sound like that? Maybe you drive in your car, turn the music so loud you can't hear your own voice, and tell yourself that you sound exactly like Adele while you're singing along. Or maybe you lip sync to the latest Drake while you're on a run and convince yourself that you're just as good as the child star turned rapper. It sounds silly, but we've all been there. Who doesn't, on occasion, entertain a fantasy in which they're as talented as their favorite musicians? 

Okay, you probably aren't going to sound like the singers with the best voices. If you sounded like Alicia Keyes or Sam Smith, you'd probably have an agent already. But some of the best current singers - like Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, or Devendra Banhart - don't even technically have great voices. They are just unique and memorable, which makes sounding like them feel like a less undoable feat. You could be unique and memorable too, right? 

Who are the singers you wish you could sound like? If you could pick any current singer and switch singing voices with them for a day, who would it be? Vote up your favorites and add anyone that you don't see on the list below. And if you like this game, go over and vote on the rock stars or hip hop artists you wish you could sound like too.

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Pop, Indie pop
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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
minyunkiwife added K-pop, Hip hop, EDM
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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Dembow, Soul music, New Age
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Broadway
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Gospel rap, Hip hop soul
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``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Cassandra Lucas World
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Tony Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Tony Sunshine Dembow, R&Bass
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``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Dovey Magnum World, Mainstream, New Age
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Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
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K. Michelle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Hip hop soul, Opera, Country
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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Hardcore hip hop, Popular, East Coast hip hop
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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
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``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Megan Ryte World
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk
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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul