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Vocal Range and Profile: Britney Spears


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Thought it was interesting... But kind of mean. The rating is for technique she and Selena are the only ones who got a D. :triggered:

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Range: B2 - G5(?)- Eb6 (F#6)
Vocal Type: Soubrette (3 octaves, 2 notes)
Vocal Rating: D
Recommended Listenings: Everytime
 

Positives: 
Instantly recognizable voice. Britney can manipulate her voice to give it different styles while maintaining its signature sound. Her pronunciation of words also gives her a very unique vocal styling. Very dark low notes combined with a light and airy head voice, that is sweet and pleasant. Mid-register belts can carry some weight.

Negatives: 
Incredibly nasally voice, that gets thinner as it gets higher. Smoking has damaged her voice over the years, which is shown by her heavy reliance of auto-tune and lip-synching. She also hasn't used much of the range seen in her earlier recordings. The voice overall can be very unpleasant to the ear with its "croaky" characteristics.

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In case someone is interested here are other artists. I think its interesting that Kelly and Gaga has almost the same amount of octaves and notes as Britney.

Kelly Clarkson
Range: C3 - C6 - G6 (F7)
Longest Note: 11 Seconds
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano (3 Octaves, 4 notes)
Technical Rating: A-

Lady Gaga
Range: F#2 - G5 - C6 (E7)
Longest Note: 20 seconds (The Abramovic Method)
Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano, though Contralto is a common but incorrect perception. (3 Octaves and 3 notes)
Vocal Rating: A

Christina Aguilera
Vocal Range: Bb2 - G#5 - C#7 (D7)
Longest Note: 20 Seconds
Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano (4 octaves, 2 notes)
Vocal Rating: B-

Pink
Range: G2 - A5 - D6 (C7)
Vocal Type: (A Dark) Lyric Mezzo-Soprano (3 Octaves, 4 notes)
Vocal Rating: A
 

Ariana Grande
Range: D3 - B5 - E7
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano (4 octaves and a note)
Vocal Rating: B-


Beyonce
Range: F#2 - G#5 - F6 (D7)
Longest Note: 14 seconds
Vocal Type: Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano (4 Octaves)
Vocal Rating: Star

Miley Cyrus

Vocal Range: (D2) E2 - G#5 - E6 (C7)

 

Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano (4 octaves)
Vocal Rating: B-
 
Selena Gomez
Vocal Range: Bb2 - F#5 - C#6
Longest Note: 10 seconds
Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano (3 octaves, 1 note and a semi tone)
Vocal Rating: D
 
Rihanna
Range: B2 - G5 - E6 (G7)
Longest Note: 11 seconds
Vocal Type: Light Lyric Soprano / Mezzo - Soprano (3 Octaves, 2 notes and a semitone)
Vocal Rating: C-
 
Katy Perry
Range: D3 - A5 - G#6 (C#7)
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano (3 octaves 3 notes and a semi-tone)
Vocal Rating: C-
 
Taylor Swift
Range: C#3 - G5 - G5
Longest Note: 15 Seconds
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano (2 Octaves, 3 notes and a semi-tone)
Vocal Rating: D+
 
Sia
Vocal Range: Bb2 - F#5 - C6 [Bb6]
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano [3 Octaves and 1 note]
Vocal Rating: C
 
Adele
Vocal Range: C3 - E5 - C6 (D6)
Voice Type: Dark Mezzo-Soprano (3 octaves)
Vocal Rating: C+

 
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Range: D3 - B5 - E7
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano (4 octaves and a note)
Vocal Rating: B-
Recommended Listenings: Emotions, The Way

Positives: A vocal actress, being able to mimic the tones and voices of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion.Her lower register, though often weak and inconsistent (due to her high tessitura and breath support issues), is relatively strong for a soprano, supporting down to F#3 and extending to D3. Her belts are achieved through mixing, having stretched up to Bb5's successfully; Grande also has no issue staying in the soprano tessitura for extended periods of time (see live performances of Break Free, Dangerous Woman and Focus). Her belting register as a whole is extensive and reaches up to an impressive B5. Capable of complex, fast melismas (see Hands on Me and Problem). A rolling vibrato can be heard in belts up to G#5 and as low as Bb3.Her falsetto is light and sweet and is also where the voice finds its 'ring,' being bright and healthy up to Eb6. The whistle register is piercing, and the whistles don't have disconnected tones attached to them (polyphonic tones). She is able to sing vocal runs in this register (See Emotions).

Negatives: The previously mentioned mixed belts generally lack power and the whistle register is not controlled (something she has admitted herself). Her slightly nasal and feminine tone is also polarizing. Her diction is unpolished, leaving her lyrics incomprehensible at points (see the bridge of Break Free) due to tongue tension. Grande also over activates muscles in her jaw - mostly while singing runs - furthering this tongue tension, which in turn changes the positioning of the larynx. Intonation live has proven to be a problem at points (around 2013), and the lower register sounds unsupported in most instances. Her support is also inconsistent, ranging from around G3-C#5, above C5/C#5 she raises her larynx.
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37 minutes ago, The Greatest Show said:

 


Beyonce
Range: F#2 - G#5 - F6 (D7)
Longest Note: 14 seconds
Vocal Type: Coloratura Mezzo-Soprano (4 Octaves)
Vocal rating   star

 
 
Sia
Vocal Range: Bb2 - F#5 - C6 [Bb6]
Vocal Type: Light-Lyric Soprano [3 Octaves and 1 note]
Vocal Rating: C
 
Adele
Vocal Range: C3 - E5 - C6 (D6)
Voice Type: Dark Mezzo-Soprano (3 octaves)
Vocal Rating: C+

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I know this is wrong when beyonce who does nothing but yell has a  higher rating than adele and sia :calculating:

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1 hour ago, it's_very_cool said:

Adele got C+ wut :calculating:

It's about technique, not vocal ability. On the website, it mentions that Adele had to get surgery on her voice twice, which means she has a "bad technique", whereas Beyonce and Kelly Clarkson are known for having significant operatic training, so they will not damage it in anyway. That is kind of what the ratings are based on, how likely a singer is to damage their voice.

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3 hours ago, BoyToySoldier said:

They have Avril on the same level as Xtina, like ok. :tiffcackle: I know X doesn't have the best technique but...

Much better than Xtina's screaming :nicki2:

Also what are those ratings? Rihanna and Katy Perry have the same and i love Miley but gurl, she is above Adele and Sia. :zoomzoom: 

Also Britney can't prove people wrong when she's singing live once every five years...

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