All 50 Great Voices: A-Z

Hear and read stories about each of the 50 vocalists profiled in our special series. You can also download the podcast, explore more than 100 nominations and find out more about the series.

Sezen Aksu: The Voice Of Istanbul

Biggie Smalls: The Voice That Influenced A Generation

Asha Bhosle: The Voice Of Bollywood And More

Bjork: A Celestial Voice

Dennis Brown: The 'Crown Prince' Of Reggae

Buika: The Voice Of Freedom

Montserrat Caballe: A Voice Of Passionate Grandeur

Maria Callas: Voice Of Perfect Imperfection

Enrico Caruso, And Confessions Of An Operaholic

Twinkie Clark: Riffing On Gospel

Radmilla Cody: Two Cultures, One Voice

Nat King Cole: An Incandescent Voice

Celia Cruz: The Voice From Havana

Camaron De La Isla: The Voice Of Flamenco

Sandy Denny: Mercurial Queen Of British Folk Rock

Placido Domingo: The Spellbinding Voice Of A Titan Tenor

Fairuz: Lebanon's Voice Of Hope

Ella Fitzgerald: America's First Lady Of Song

Carlos Gardel: Argentina's Tango Maestro

Donny Hathaway: Neglected Heart Of Soul

The Many Voices Of Lauryn Hill

Billie Holiday: Emotional Power Through Song

Howlin' Wolf: Booming Voice Of The Blues

Iggy Pop: The Voice As Weapon

Mahalia Jackson: Voice Of The Civil Rights Movement

George Jones: The Voice Of Heartbreak

Janis Joplin: The Queen Of Rock

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii

Khaled: The King Of Rai

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Voice Of Pakistan

Umm Kulthum: 'The Lady' Of Cairo

John McCormack: The Charming Irish Tenor

Lydia Mendoza: The First Lady Of Tejano

Freddie Mercury: Rock 'N' Roll's Humble Showman

Meredith Monk: A Voice For All Time

Youssou N'Dour: The Voice Of Senegal

Roy Orbison: A Great Voice, A Lonely Sound

Robert Plant: Born In England; Made In America

Esma Redzepova: 'Queen Of The Gypsies'

Dianne Reeves: A Jazz Voice With Pop Sensibilities

Elis Regina: The Feeling Between The Notes

Amalia Rodrigues: The Voice Of Extreme Expression

Yossele Rosenblatt: The Cantor With The Heavenly Voice

Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Protest Through Poetry

Irma Thomas: The Soul Queen Of New Orleans

Luther Vandross: The Velvet Voice

Chavela Vargas: The Voice Of Triumph

Kitty Wells: The Queen Of Country Music

Jackie Wilson: The Singer And The Showman

Ahmad Zahir: The Voice Of The Golden Years

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