i have few more that can be added, some stuff from the past, some of the best and most successful rock singers (except for Palmeri's singing) in modern rock and others that came to mind, it little long (ok, its vary long) but i hope all them will be added.
lief Garrett: he was hugely popular in the late 70s with his first two albums, his song "I Was Made for Dancing" hit number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and his cover of Runaround Sue hit number 13. Kaji Meiko: actress and singer, she's one of the most well know Japanese celebrities in north america, she stared in many classic action films from the 70s like Lady Snowblood and Female Convict 701, she shows good range in songs like Shura no Hana, Urami Bush and Jeans Blues, she's a legend both in Japan and in North America.
Leroy Carr: highly influential blues singer, influencing singers like Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, and Nat King Cole. Mireille Mathieu: this singer will give Platypus PTSD like flashbacks, her discography has about 75 to 120 albums in 11 different languages, she's basically the french Nana Mouskouri but she's a better singer then Nana is.
Dinah Washington: a jazz legend and a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Big Mama Thornton: its Big Mama, do i need to add more. Phil McCormack: lead singer of Molly Hatchet. Robert "Kool" Bell : lead singer of Kool & the Gang. Shaun Morgan: lead singer of Seether. Frankie Palmeri: lead singer of Emmure. Mitch Lucker: original lead vocalist of Suicide Silence. Hernan "Eddie" Hermida: new lead vocalist of Suicide Silence. Angela Gossow: lead singer of Arch Enemy.
R.I.P. anyone stupid enough to notewatch Emmure's discography
the worst part is there one of the biggest names in modern Metalcore making them more then eligible for the list, i will have pray for the soul of who ever picks up Frankie Palmeri though, no one deserves the worst of Metalcore
i know i just requested lot of artist but i got a few more, sorry clem if you think i'm making to many requests, i guess "knowing is half the battle" is not always a good thing.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe: she the "Godmother of Rock and Roll", some of the people who credited her as an influence include Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Meat Loaf, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner Albertina Walker: she often called "The Queen of Gospel Music", founded The Caravans, a highly influential gospel group from the Golden Age of Gospel Music Dorothy Love Coates: more influential gospel artists, she's credited as an influence by Little Richard, Mavis Staples and Jerry Garcia. Loretta Long: she's been apart for peoples childhood since 1969 playing Susan Robinson on Sesame Street, shes an Educational music A-Lister and TV icon. Samuel Hui: Cantopop superstar and "The God of Song", the singer from Hong Kong is known for popularizing Cantopop in the western world.
Will.i.am: one of the lead singers and rappers of the Black Eyed Peas Mario Barrett: R&B singer popular in early 2000s and mostly known for singles like "Just a Friend" and "Let Me Love You" Ne-Yo: R&B singer, he's has a lot of chart success and has been critically successful as well Lil Wayne: founding member of Young Money, known mostly for being a rapper but he sings as well (just not good) Kanye West: we all know who this D-bag is, not much to say. Rosemary Clooney: vary influential traditional pop and jazz singer from the 50s, 60s and 70s Shirley Caesar: member of The Caravans, she's known as the "First Lady of Gospel Music" George Beverly Shea: a beloved and major singer in the gospel world and member of the Billy Graham Crusades. June Carter Cash: the wife of Johnny Cash and a legend in her own right Eileen Farrell: a legendary opera and concert singer with a powerful soprano voice. Audra Mae: she setting fire in the indie folk scene, she's already worked with Avicii and The White Buffalo. Frank Crumit: a vaudeville star who had 9 hit songs in the 20s and early 30s
Yukimi Nagano Pete Doherty Mark E. Smith Graham Coxon Sister Rosetta Tharpe Montserrat Caballe Genesis P-Orridge Wayne Coyne Michael Ivins Steven Drozd Matt Berninger Wil Wagner Jeff Tweedy Jake Snider Mike Hadreas Ariel Pink Tendon Levey Bic Runga Jon Toogood Prince Tui Teka