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The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

List RulesSingers from the past 30 years only.

One of the most debated topics in music is: who are the greatest singers of the past 30 years? Whether you're a huge Whitney Houston fan, or you've never missed one of Mariah Carey's live Christmas concerts, the best modern singers of the last 30 years are some of the greatest talents that the world has ever seen. From Michael Jackson's perfect performances, to Freddie Mercury's incredible vocal range, music fans have gathered a list of the best singers of the last 30 years for you to rank.   

Who's one of the best singers of the past 30 years? For many, Madonna tops the list. When Madge arrived on the scene in the early '80s, she completely rocked the world of pop music with her third single, "Holiday," and blew everyone away. She followed that song up with hit classics "Lucky Star," "Like a Virgin," and "Material Girl;" and the rest was history.

Although Kurt Cobain's time on earth was short, he revolutionized the grunge music scene with his gravely vocals and unruly guitar sounds. Cobain's unique combination of singing and screaming earned him a spot among the best on this list.  

Other favorite singers featured below include Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Prince, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin, Sting, and countless others. Vote up the best vocalists of the past 30 years below, and be sure to vote based on the quality of the artists' music (i.e. songs and albums) and overall influence, rather than simply the most famous or popular musicians, or ones with the most streams online. 

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