50 Great Voices: Explore The Nominations In 2010, NPR will air a year-long exploration of 50 great voices in recorded history. The series isn't an attempt to catalog the so-called "greatest" singers. Instead, we hope to discover and re-discover awe-inspiring vocalists from around the world and across time. We asked you to nominate artists for the series and we received thousands of options. NPR and a panel of experts are in the process of whittling them down to about 100 singers — a mix of familiar names and surprising discoveries. Explore some of the nominated voices below, choose five favorites you think should be included in the final 50 and tell us why.
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50 Great Voices: Explore The Nominations

All year NPR will be producing an exploration of 50 great voices in recorded history. The weekly series isn't an attempt to catalog the so-called "greatest" singers. Instead, we hope to discover and re-discover awe-inspiring vocalists from around the world and across time. Last year we asked you to nominate artists for the series and we received thousands of options. We also asked our panel of experts for their nominations and to help us whittle down the final list to 50 singers — a mix of familiar names and surprising discoveries. Explore the nominated voices below, and check the 50 Great Voices page every week to hear a new profile and guess who will be next. You can also subscribe to the Music Notes newsletter to be notified every time a new story and podcast is available.

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