The best female singers with rough voices in music history
Voice - is the most important asset of any performer. It is his ticket to Olympus, his business card and distinctive feature. Charisma, confidence, external attractiveness - all this, of course, increases the chance of the title of "idol". But it is vocal dataabove all, make a star a star...
The music industry knows a lot of female singers in many different genres whose voices are delightful and recognisable. However, today we are going to talk about those female singers whose voices brought the public to bewilderment and delight with their atypical gruffness, huskiness, a strength that seemed to be characteristic of men. So these are the top charming female singers with with a uniquely gruff voice according to Fuzz Music magazine.
Marvellous Bonnie Tyler was renowned as the owner of one of the toughest yet incredibly flexible voices in the history of music. Coupled with her delicate, doll-like appearance, her suggestive, husky vocals contrasted favourably and struck fear into the hearts of her listeners... But it wasn't always like that.
From birth, Bonnie had a voice that was quite ordinary for a woman. That all changed overnight when the singer began to have vocal problems. She underwent surgery to remove the nodules, after which she was forbidden to speak for a month and a half. And so, when Tyler said her first word, she was surprised to find that she had a new voice. At first she feared it would ruin her career, but as it turned out - "a new voice" was a blessing to her.
If you've ever listened to Amanda LearOn the one hand, you must have had ambivalent feelings... On the one hand - a well-positioned, interesting voice. But on the other hand - it sounds almost like a man's voice! This is a unique phenomenon, which for many decades has favourably emphasised the spectacularly epathetic image "scandalous disco queen".
It was thanks to her unique voice that Lear earned a high-profile title. The thing is, the audience was convinced that what they were looking at manwho decided to become a woman. This was not true, but in order to promote her songs and career, Amanda seemed to confirm this hypothesis with her sarcastic remarks and ambiguous lyrics. Only years later she declared that she had always been a woman "from the tip of her fingernails to the tip of her hair" and that now - having achieved fame - she was ready to renounce her crown.
Miniature and fragile, Nina Hagen seems like such a cute little thing! But that's only at first glance. Just watch this icon of German punk rock perform to be convinced otherwise....
This woman has a charisma and a voice that would be the envy of almost any metalhead! Nina's vocal data is unparalleled and even slightly frightening... Her voice is considered to be one of the most phenomenal among the women who have ever lived in rock.
Wendy Orlin Williams
Wendy Orlin Williams - is a name only a few people know. But those who are familiar with this punk diva's work know that her grip is the envy of any man! Vocalist Plasmatics was famous for going on stage practically without everything and smashing TV bikes with a sledgehammer or chainsaw. But in our case - the voice of the scandalous diva deserves special attention.
Incomparable "the queen of shock rock"Williams had an incredibly strong, husky voice that matched her stage persona perfectly. Together, her looks and vocal ability made Wendy a legend....
"White Queen of the Blues." Janis Joplin shocked audiences when she first performed on stage and showcased her unique husky vocals full of sensuality and emotion...
Janis sang in a way that no other singer could. In every number she put a piece of her own soul, feelings and experiences... Her powerful low voice became legendarily recognisable and... unrivalled.
Popular star of the 2000s, Anastacia started her career quite late (by show business standards), when she was already in her 30s. But she had her reasons...
Before becoming an icon of her time and genre, Anastacia fought hard for her chance. Her unique voice was an advantage and a hindrance at the same time. As the performer herself said:
"They didn't want to do business with me. I sounded too black for white people, and too white for black people..."
What singer with a rough voice do you admire in particular? Share your tastes in the comments, we'd love to read!