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Vocal range of the world’s greatest singers

No, it’s not Mariah Carey. 

In a new infographic compiled by Concert Hotels, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose pipped the five-octave singer to the top spot by boasting an even bigger vocal range. Although Mariah Carey hit easily the highest notes of the included singers, Rose’s range was boosted by the low notes sung on his band’s last album Chinese Democracy.

But while Axl may have the greatest vocal range on paper, critics were quick to point out that this does not make him the ‘greatest singer’. After all, the quality of all that screeching and growling is very much down to you.

To help you make your mind up, Yahoo! Music have compiled the lowest and highest notes of the top 5 singers – let us know your favorite in the comments section.

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