Yeah! I get it; women are great, women are talented, and they are giving men a tough time in every field.
But, let’s be honest, no matter how good the female singers become, the male singers will always have the edge over them. Why and how I am saying this?
I did a little research and found out that the music industry is comprised of around 21% to 22% of female singers, and the rest are.. you know who they are, right?
Moreover, male singers have a greater fan following among the masses than female ones, and, yes, most music listeners prefer to hear songs in a male voice.
When you search for the most famous songs in the world on Google, you’ll come across a majority of songs sung by male singers.
Needless to say, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Shape Of You,” by Ed Sheeran, “See You Again” by Charlie Puth, ‘Faded” by Alan Walker, “Sorry” by Justin Bieber, and the list goes on and on.
It is pertinent to mention here that I’m not against the success of female singers, but the truth is the truth.
So, I have already taken up a lot of your time; I apologize for that. Let’s dive into my today’s topic: The Best Male Singers In The Industry.
1 Nick Jonas
Starting things off with one of my favorite male singers in the industry, Nick Jonas, who is the husband of the famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
He has three other siblings, and all of them are great singers and should’ve been on this list; maybe next time. His siblings are Kevin, Joe, and Frankie Jonas.
Jonas was born on the 16th of September 1992 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is 29 years old. He often gets trolled for having a wife ten years older than him.
But he doesn’t give a damn, apparently. The truth is they had a love marriage. Music had been in his family for a long time, as both his mom and dad were singers.
He entered the industry in 2000, and he has been in it for more than two decades (22+ years). Nicholas Jerry Jonasis his birth name.
Collectively, all of these male singer siblings are known as “Jonas Brothers.” He began working under the supervision of a professional show business manager.
By working under his supervision, he got great at this game, and he began writing songs and remained consistent. Consistency always pays off.
One of his songs was noticed by Columbia Records, and the label saw the true potential of this male singer; thus, they offered him a contract.
Before marrying Priyanka Chopra, he had been in relationships with some of the most famous female singers, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus.
He had a break-up with both of them, and in 2018, he married Priyanka, and it has been four years since they were married. Jonas has one kid (daughter).
Jonas released his debut/1st album in 2005, named “Nicholas Jonas.” Nine years later, his second album, “Nick Jonas,” came out in 2014.
Then after two years, in 2016, “Last Year Was Complicated” was released. “Spaceman” was his fourth album, which was released in 2021.
Nick’s Instagram following: 32.3 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 6.4 million+
SoundCloud following: 44,400+
2 Bruno Mars
This male singer is among the best musical artists of all time. He is 36 years old. His birthday falls on the 8th of October.
His birth year is 1985. Mars hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Peter Gene Hernandez is his birth name. Both his mom and dad weren’t from the U.S.
They came from Central America and Asia. His mom was from Phillinpines, and his dad was from Puerto Rico. If you are an old wrestling fan or just know about wrestling history, you’d probably know about Bruno Sammartino.
When he was two, he got the nickname “Bruno” from his dad because he looked like Bruno Sammartino (wrestler).
Music became the reason for his marriage, as they saw each other in a performance where his mom was a dancer, and his dad used to play percussion.
Just like Nick Jonas, this male singer also had a musical background, which inspired him to become a singer.
Because of his mom and dad, he got into this line of work at a young age and began performing at live events with them.
Once, he peed in his pants on the stage; to this, his mother and father thought that they might be wrong in putting their son through all this.
But this was not the case at all. After that, he got serious about becoming a singer and proved his folks’ thoughts wrong. They must be proud of him.
2004 was the year when he became a singer, and six years later, he gave out his 1st album, named “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” in 2010.
“Unorthodox Jukebox” was his second, and “24K Magic” was his third album, which came out in 2012 and 2016, respectively.
Bruno’s Instagram following: 25.3 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 53.5 million+
SoundCloud following: 635,000+
3 Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth is also among my favorite male singers and, MAN! His “See You Again” song is just outstanding. That is how I began loving this artist.
His complete name is Charles Otto Puth Jr. He is 30 years old. Puth’s birth date is the 2nd of December 1991, and his birthplace is Rumson, New York, USA.
To his luck, he was born to a music teacher (his mom) and, just so you know, his dad is a real estate agent. That means his family didn’t have many financial problems and were pretty well off.
You might have noticed a cut on one of his eyebrows and mistaken it for a style or trend, but that is not what it is.
When he was an infant, a dog nearly killed him by biting him; thankfully, he didn’t die, but that scar will live on with him forever (apparently).
And do you know what the best of this is? His fans made his eyebrow scar a fashion, and to be honest, at first, I also didn’t know that it was a scar and took it for a style.
He is a certified male singer, as he has attended several music schools in his early life. Today, Charlie has 19.4 million+ followers on his YouTube channel.
But music was not the reason he created a YouTube channel; but actually for the comedy videos. Then he changed his way and began posting song covers.
He is also a record producer and songwriter. Among many of his best songs, “See You Again” always stands out, and it is still one of the most-viewed videos on YouTube with over 5.4 billion+ views.
“Nine Track Mind” was his debut album, released in 2016, and “Voicenotes” was his second album, which came out in 2018.
Charlie’s Instagram following: 15.7 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 35 million+
SoundCloud following: 350,000+
4 John Legend
John Legend is literally a living legend male singer in the music industry. He was born on the 28th of December 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA.
He is 43 years old. John-Roger Stephens is his real name. He started doing this as a pianist. John has been married to Chrissy Teigen since 2013.
This male singer has two kids. He also had a musical background, as, just like Charlie Puth’s parents, his folks were also musicians.
And, and, and, yet again, John Legend’s mom and dad also got divorced, just like a majority of musical artists I have already talked about.
When he was growing up, his mom taught him to play the piano, to perform in church choirs. He used to pick up things pretty quickly, and for that reason, he had to stay out of school for two years.
In simpler words, his childhood was full of musical activities. All of these activities persuaded him to make big in the music industry, and he did.
But the turning point of his life and career came when he met Lauryn Hill (one of the greatest rappers and singers of all time). Lauryn offered him a job as a pianist.
Initially, he began working with the famous label GOOD Music; he gave out his 1st album, “Get Lifted,” in December 2004.
It was a hit, and it sold more than 115,000 copies in just its opening week. His album didn’t just do good in the United States but also in the whole world (especially Europe).
After two years, “Once Again” was released in 2006 by working with GOOD Music. Again, two years later, he gave out his third studio album, “Evolver,” in 2008.
Then he released his 4th (Love in the Future), 5th (Darkness and Light), 6th (A Legendary Christmas), and 7th (Bigger Love) albums in 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2020, respectively.
John’s Instagram following: 14.4 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 21.8 million+
SoundCloud following: 4.9 million+
5 Adam Levine
This male singer has been married to the famous Namibian model, Behati Prinsloo, since 2014. He is 43 years old, and he has two kids.
Adam was born on the 18th of March 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Adam Noah Levine is his birth name.
I don’t know if all of these singers’ parents have made a deal of getting divorced if they think their kid will become a singer. Why? Because Adam’s folks ALSO got divorced when he was a kid.
Unlike others, he didn’t take this tragic event lightly and had to take therapy. However, his folks got separated, and he spent his early days living with both of them.
He used to live with his mom for five weekdays and with his dad for two weekends. His mom supported him a lot in his quest to become a singer.
Adam’s brother is homosexual, and he supports him completely, as well as his LGBTQ+ rights. He is also an activist, as he raised funds for education programs during the lockdowns (COVID-19 Pandemic).
Some of his hit songs are “Heard ‘Em Say,” “Say It Again,” “Bang Bang,” “Stereo Hearts,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Heavy,” “Yesterday,” and many others.
Adam’s Instagram following: 14 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 4.3 million+
SoundCloud following: 6,700+
6 Michael Bublé
Michael and Luisana Lopilato have been married for eleven years since 2011, and they have three kids. He is 46 years old.
He was born on the 9th of September 1975 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Not only Canadian, but this male singer also holds Italian citizenship as well.
Bublé’s complete name is Michael Steven Bublé. Among his albums, “It’s Time” and “Call Me Irresponsible” are the most famous ones that got him real fame.
This male singer finds his ancestral origin in Europe (mainly Italy). The “King Of Christmas” always wanted to become a singer, but that is not the interesting thing.
What makes him unique is when he was just two years old, just two years old, he developed an interest in singing. Could you have thought of all this when you were two?
He was born in a Roman Catholic family; thus, he was a bit religious. So, he prayed to God and slept with Bible. All of those activities turned out to be great in his favour.
Great talent can never be kept hidden for long. Once he and his family were driving somewhere, and that is when they got to learn about his extraordinary skills.
At first, his first priority wasn’t singing but ice hockey, but during an interview, he told the interviewer that he wasn’t a good hockey player; however, he used to play ice hockey with his dad.
But destiny brought him where he is today, and in 1994, he officially became a singer. Seven years later, “BaBalu,” came out in 2001.
Then the next year, “Dream” was released in 2002. Then he gave out “Michael Bublé” as his third, “It’s Time” as his fourth, and “Call Me Irresponsible” as his fifth album.
Michael’s Instagram following: 2.8 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 11 million+
SoundCloud following: 97,500+
7 Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is this male singer’s complete name. His birth date is the 23rd of September 1949, and his birthplace is Long Branch, New Jersey, USA.
He is 72 years old. He has been married twice by far. First, he tied the knot with Julianne Phillips in 1985, and four years later, in 1989, they got divorced.
Then, in 1991, he married Patti Scialfa in 19911, and, luckily, they are still together, and they have three kids. His childhood was a bit hard on him.
For some reason, he had many mental health problems, possibly, because of his family’s financial condition, as his dad used to drive a bus.
His mom was a legal secretary. His dad didn’t use to earn a lot, and it was his mom that put bread on their table. One of his sisters, Pamela Colleen Springsteen, is a famous photographer.
Bruce is of European descent (Irish, Dutch, and Italian). The Beatles were the ones that inspired him to become a singer and develop an interest in music.
His mom supported him in all this and even took a loan to fulfil his musical requirements, like guitars. He became so great at using a guitar that he became a lead guitarist in “The Castiles (one of the best rock and roll groups).
Frederick has released twenty studio albums by far. In 1964, he began doing all this, and nine years later, he released “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.” in 1973.
“The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle” was his second album, which came out the same year. Two years after that, “Born to Run” was released in 1975.
Some others of his famous albums are “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Nebraska,” “Born in the U.S.A.” “Tunnel of Love,” “Human Touch,” and others.
Bruce’s Instagram following: 1.2 million+
Spotify monthly listeners: 13.9 million+
SoundCloud following: 143,000+
8 Bob Dylan
This male singer is around 80 years old, as his birthday falls on the 24th of May, and his birth year is 1941. He hails from Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
Dylan’s complete name is Robert Allen Zimmerman. He is among the oldest singers in the whole industry, as he has been doing this for 61 years.
He has seen the rise of music and pop culture, or, should I say, he has been a part of its rise. He has spent the majority of his childhood in Minnesota.
Bob’s grandparents came migrated to the United States from Russian Empire during the pogroms of Jews, as it became pretty difficult for them to live there.
When he was little, he used to listen to rock and roll, jazz, blues, and other music genres on the radio, and that is how he developed an interest in music.
He has called the land of the United States the “land of the free.” Throughout his career, he has worked with two labels, Columbia Records and Asylum Records.
By far, he has given out 39 studio albums in his 61-years old musical career. “Bob Dylan” was his debut album, which was released in 1962 by working with Columbia Records.
“The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” was his 2nd, “The Times They Are a-Changin'” was his 3rd, “Another Side Of Bob Dylan” was his 4th, and “Bringing It All Back Home” was his 5th album, which was released in 1963, 1964, 1964, and 1965, respectively.
Bob’s Instagram following: 772,000+
Spotify monthly listeners: 9.2 million+
SoundCloud following: 127,000+
Prince “The Artist” Rogers Nelson was born on the 7th of June 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Just like many other singers, he also had a musical background.
As his mom was a singer, and his dad was a pianist. Their profession had a huge impact on his upbringing. He himself said that he was born epileptic (a neurological disorder).
But he also had a firm belief in angels and all that stuff because he once told his mom that he would not fall sick from now on, as an angel has told him so.
“Funk Machine” was the first song that he wrote, and you would not believe that he was just seven years old at the time.
And, yes, his folks also got divorced when he was pretty young. Later, his mom remarried. He spent most of his early life living in his dad’s and stepdad’s home.
He entered the industry in 1975, and after three years, he gave out his 1st album, “For You,” which was released in 1978.
“Prince,” “Dirty Mind,” “Controversy,” “1999,” “Purple Rain,” and “Around The World In A Day” are his 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th albums, which came in 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, and 1985, respectively.
He died on the 21st of April 2016 in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the USA, due to an accidental fentanyl overdose. He was 57 years old at the time.
Prince’s Instagram following: 392,000+
Spotify monthly listeners: 9.7 million+
SoundCloud following: 44,800+
10 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
And lastly, I present to you the most famous Pakistani singer and Qawwal, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who is the nephew of the legend Qawwal, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Well, his relationship with him isn’t the only reason he is so famous; his talent is too. Anyways, his birth date is the 9th of December 1974.
He hails from Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. He is 47 years old. At first, he used to sing alongside his famous uncle and his father.
Actually, it was Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan who taught him about Qawwali, singing, and composition. He began doing this at the age of nine in 1997.
Rahat mostly sings for the Bollywood movies. “Zaroori Tha” and “Sanu Ek Pal Chain” are two of his most famous songs.
“Back 2 Love” was the album that was released under his name. His other hits are “Jag Ghoomeya,” “Tumhe Dillagi,” “Tum Jo Aye,” and others.
Khan’s Instagram following: 269,000+
Spotify monthly listeners: 5.4 million+
SoundCloud following: No official SoundCloud account.
A little list of some male singers can never truly do justice to male contributions to the music industry. But it is what it is.
Among these male singers, my favourites were Charlie Puth and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Let me know in the comments about yours. I’ll wait. Thanks.