Celebrities impress us constantly with their acting chops, but did you know there are many celebrities who have incredible singing voices? These ten celebrities each have the voice of an angel, and you will be shocked to see who is on the list.
1. Kate Winslet
In the category of things that make you go “WTF?!?!” is Kate Winslet. If you read some of the comments under the YouTube video below, you can see the shock and surprise Winslet’s delicious voice elicits among the general, unsuspecting public. Incredible.
2. Robert Downey Jr.
He’s an Iron Man on the big screen, but this fantastic actor has a gorgeous, smoky, raspy and smooth-as-silk voice. Could this guy be any more talented? Unfortunately, audiences are robbed of his great voice on an ongoing basis. Watch him sing Man Like Me below.
3. Gwyneth Paltrow
This lovely lady is not only an academy award winning actress and supermom; she also has an incredible voice. Her voice is so beautiful, it is totally confounding as to why she doesn’t cut an album immediately. Paltrow has shown off her singing prowess in several movies, including Duets and Country Strong. Here she is harmonizing with Huey Lewis:
4. Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs’ voice is so smooth, it’s like butter. Sure, he helped Stella get her groove back, but he also starred in the movie Rent. Every time he appears on screen, music lovers everywhere are sorely disappointed when he doesn’t sing. He’s done a lot of Broadway, but he’s much better known as Dr. Sam Bennett in the television show Private Practice. Listen to his duet in Rent:
5. Jessie L. Martin
He’s busy acting on Law and Order, but it would be so wonderful if the producers would consider doing a musical version of the show so audiences could be blessed with Martin’s gorgeous baritone voice on a regular basis. He showed it off along with Taye Diggs in the movie version of Rent. Watch him in this beautiful duet with another co-star in Rent.
6. Morgan Freeman
Who woulda thunk it? Morgan Freeman has a beautiful voice with a significantly powerful range. Children of the ’70s might just remember Freeman singing to them on The Electric Company, but since then, he’s been busy being awesome in every other way. Since he has entertained us with his acting chops for so long, should we forgive him for robbing us of his great voice all these years? Ok, but begrudgingly. Here he is teaching kids the “shhh” sound on The Electric Company.
7. Ewan McGregor
Sure, sure, he won the plumb role of Obi Wan Kenobe in the recent Star Wars franchise, but enough about that. McGregor’s tenor voice is so enjoyable and clean, it’s a real pity he’s keeping it all to himself. Audiences only got to enjoy his vocal talent in several small films and one well-known big screen venture-Moulin Rouge, which leads us right to our next singing celeb, but first, check out Ewan in this fabulous video.
8. Nicole Kidman
If anyone on this list fits the term “voice of an angel,” it’s Nicole Kidman. She starred alongside McGregor in Moulin Rouge, blessing us all with her lovely alto. She even looks like an angel. Why doesn’t she sing more often? It’s actually disappointing that audiences must go without her stunning vocals. Here she is singing in the film Moulin Rouge.
9. Reese Witherspoon
Many folks don’t know that Ms. Witherspoon did all of her own singing in the Johnny Cash Biopic Walk the Line, in which she plays Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. She did such a good job, she left audiences clamoring for more. She can even sing acapella, which is a difficult feat. Here she is singing Wildwood Flower.
10. Jada Pinkett Smith
Mrs. Will Smith and mom to two of the world’s most perfect kids has an unbelievable set of lungs on her. Before becoming an actor and wife to the Fresh Prince, Pinkett Smith stole the stage at Ozfest. She’s a powerful singer who can rock out along with the best of them.
These ten celebrities each have the voice of an angel. Were you shocked to see who is on the list? Most importantly, did we miss anyone? Who was the most surprising great celebrity singer? Weigh in below and tell us!
By: Rebecca Savastio