I have been a music addict as a teenager, if there was any addiction like that. Listening to songs all the time. Well, not just listening to songs, it was called practically blasting the roof off of my house and annoying my neighbours to death. Passion for music is contagious and I contracted it from the numerous talented singers and songwriters of all generations. However, no-one is perfect. After a song is recorded in a studio, it goes through post editing in which Auto-Tune is added to even out the vocals.
There are also singers who have the most amazing voice and don’t even need Auto-Tune. Here are the top 6 singers to whom Auto-Tune is useless.
- Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez age is 27 yearsand she is very known singer-songwriter living in the US. She started off as a child actress in a children’s TV show Barney and Friends. Though she has a very impressive portfolio for her acting she is described mostly as a pop singer. She has entered the top-ten US Billboard Hot 100 seven times with songs like “We don’t talk anymore” with Charlie Puth and “It ain’t me” with withKygo. It should be common knowledge that she has an amazing voice and Auto-Tune seems like a formality they have to do.
- Sam Smith
Sam Smith is an English singer and songwriter and was playing the guitar since he was very young. He moved to London with his Guitar and a backpack full of clothes and well, the rest is history. He rose to fame pretty quickly and now has a Grammy in his pocket. His songs like “Thinking Out Loud” and “Shape of You” has been residents of the top-ten billboards for a long time. When he was performing here and there before his glory days, his guitar playing skills and most importantly his beautiful voice is what got him to the top. We can all agree that it’s well deserved.
Sia is a 43 years old, Australian singer, songwriter and a music video director who is notorious for staying out of the spotlight. Until not so long ago nobody knew how she looked like, as she used to find most weird ways to hide her face. In her words it allowed her to live a normal like. She has written songs for a lot of A-list singers like Rihanna and directs her own music videos. She has hits like “Chandelier” and “Cheap Thrills”. However, controversial music videos aside, she has one of the most beautiful and unique voice in the music industry. There’s even rumours around that she sounds better without Auto-Tune.
- Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes is a singer and songwriter born in Canada. He had a passion for singing from a very young age. He started to gain attention when he posted a cover of a song in a video sharing platform called the Vine, after that everything went uphill from there. Shawn Mendes age is just 21 years old, he has achieved more than some double his age. He is one of the five artists who has hit number one on the Billboard chart on their debuts. Coming from a video sharing platform like Vine is okay to say that he has some amazing vocals or it would have been impossible to stand out in a pool of videos.
- Camila Cabello
Camila Cabello is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter whose name you have been pronouncing wrong all this while. She’s got her fame from the girl’s group ‘Fifth Harmony’ who formed out of the ‘X Factor US’. After a few years when the group broke up she established herself as a solo artist and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. We have gotten consecutive hit like “Havana” and “Señorita”. She is one of the most talented singers America has to provide.
Beyonce is an American singer, songwriter and actress who is dubbed the queen of pop music. The now 37 year old artist rose to fame during the late 90s and is still keeping it up with her voice and her diva ways. She made herself as such an icon that even her peers look up to her. She is a mother of three and still did not lose her charm till this day. You can find clips of her singing her song “Helo” to a group of kids and you won’t be able to help yourself but be mesmerised my her voice.
Here are the top 6 singers who don’t need a Auto-Tune. But it’s still obvious that they would still add Auto-Tune to the songs to make it professional also so that it doesn’t sound raw. This is also true that these singer’s post production team have a lot of free time in their hands.