Updated: May 22
Hi guys! Welcome back to another blog post! Today I will be talking about live performances AKA the kryptonite to most performing artists out there. Most of the performing artists that perform live often give out unsatisfying performances and it is also a known fact that performing live requires hour and hours of training and confidence in their abilities so it is not that surprising if someone performs not as well as their studio version songs. However, there is a special bunch of people in the music industry that are able to showcase same, or even better, standards compared to their studio version songs. Today, we will be talking about the top top music artists that belong in this group of incredible singers that are able to display great live performances!
(DISCLAIMER: THE RANKING IS ONLY USED FOR LISTING AND NOT FOR COMPETITION, ALL THESE ARTISTS HAVE AWESOME LIVE PERFORMANCES)
No 3: Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes is an extremely talented young fella and has come a long way since his debut album "Handwritten". His live performances have always been spectacular and kept at the same standards as his studio version. Even when he was a newbie, his live performances were pin point as shown below. He definitely belongs in the top music artists' list.
However, I could tell that during the 2017 Capitals Summertime Ball, Shawn's voice was really rough and sounded overused. It might be due to his unhealthy technique to singing or it might be him not having enough rest. Despite that, he still managed to give a good performance with a slightly husky tone. You can check out the performance here:
Currently, Shawn fortunately sounds more healthy and recovered from that husky tone of his. His performances still continue to strike the public with awe and bring about greater value to the music industry. Keep up the good work Shawn! Here's a recent performance of Shawn:
No 2: Lewis Marc Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi is a Scottish singer-songwriter who was first discovered on SoundCloud and then later rose to fame with his hit songs like "Bruises", "Before You Go" and "Someone You Loved"(these are really good songs!!). Anyways, his live performances on the live talk shows have been remarkable even for an experienced artist. His voice is really thick and full with raspiness when high notes are reached which is really unique. Why is he one of the top music artists? Here's videos of his live performances:
No 1: Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish is a music prodigy that rose REALLY quickly in fame after posting her song "Ocean Eyes" produced by her brother, Finneas O'Connells in 2015, definitely deserving a place in the top music artists' list. After just 5 years of her singing career, she has accumulated five Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two Guinness World Records, three MTV Video Music Awards, and one Brit Award. She is the YOUNGEST AND SECOND EVER to win the four main Grammy categories.(that is insane!) Not only that, she is also known for her emotional and great live performances! Here's a few live performances of Billie:
This performance is one of the best performances she ever given (personally). Performing many songs in one sitting is not an easy task and performing those songs to perfection is a whole different level. Needless to say, her voice is also really special with the breathiness and soft spoken tone - like she is singing a lullaby to us.
All in all, these top music artists definitely are the face of the music industry in the future and will only improve more in the future. Do check them out (if you haven't) and give them a listen! This is the end for the blog post, subscribe to my newletter if you like this type of content!