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The lead vocalist (or main vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer) in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard. [1]

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Aaron Gillespie

Aaron Roderick Gillespie (born July 18, 1983) is an American musician, best known for being the original drummer and clean vocalist for the metalcore band Underoath, and the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the alternative rock band The Almost.

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AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.

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Alice in Chains

Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.

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Angus Young

Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian guitarist, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and only remaining original member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

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Backing vocalist

Backing vocalists are singers who provide vocal harmony with the lead vocalist or other backing vocalists.

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Backup band

A backup band or backing band is a musical ensemble that accompanies a lead singer at a live performance or on a recording.

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Band (rock and pop)

A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre.

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Beat music

Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.

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Blink-182

Blink-182 (often stylized as blink-182; pronounced "blink one eighty two") is an American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992.

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Bon Scott

Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer and songwriter, best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.

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Brian Johnson

Brian Francis Johnson (born 5 October 1947) is an English singer and songwriter.

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Call and response

Call and response is a form of interaction between a speaker and an audience in which the speaker's statements ("calls") are punctuated by responses from the listeners.

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Chester Bennington

Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor.

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Clyde McPhatter

Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, c. 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer.

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Dion and the Belmonts

Dion and the Belmonts were a leading American vocal group of the late 1950s.

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Drummer

A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.

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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a genre of Christian music.

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Herman's Hermits

Herman's Hermits are an English beat rock band, formed in Manchester in 1964.

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James Hetfield

James Alan Hetfield (born August 3, 1963) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

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Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. (born March 18, 1966) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.

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Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich (born December 26, 1963) is a Danish musician, songwriter, actor, and record producer.

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Layne Staley

Layne Staley (born Layne Rutherford Staley, August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) was an American musician known for being the lead vocalist, occasional rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains from 1987 until 1998.

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Lead guitar

Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.

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Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.

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List of lead vocalists

This is a list of lead vocalists.

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List of vocal groups

A vocal group is a group of singers who sing and harmonize together with a backup band.

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Living Colour

Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984.

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Malcolm Young

Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC.

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Mark Hoppus

Mark Allan Hoppus (born March 15, 1972) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist, co-lead vocalist and sole constant original member of the pop punk band Blink-182.

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Mascot

A mascot is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck, or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name.

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Metallica

Metallica is an American heavy metal band.

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Mick Jagger

Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943), known professionally as Mick Jagger, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.

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Mike Shinoda

Michael Kenji Shinoda (born February 11, 1977) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and graphic designer.

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Motown

Motown is an American record company.

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Oasis (band)

Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991.

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Patrick Stump

Patrick Martin Stumph (born April 27, 1984), known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.

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Pete Wentz

Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979) is an American musician.

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Popular music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Queen (band)

Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Sam Cooke

Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964), known professionally as Sam Cooke, was an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

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Smokey Robinson

William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Spencer Chamberlain

Spencer Chamberlain (born January 4, 1983) is an American musician, best known for being the current lead vocalist for the post-hardcore band Underoath.

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Spiritual (music)

Spirituals (or Negro spirituals) are generally Christian songs that were created by African Americans.

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The Drifters

The Drifters are a long-lasting American doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group.

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The Ink Spots

The Ink Spots were an American pop vocal group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s.

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The Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers, sometimes billed the Four Mills Brothers, and originally known as the Four Kings of Harmony, were an African-American jazz and pop vocal quartet who made more than 2,000 recordings that sold more than 50 million copies and garnered at least three dozen gold records.

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The Miracles

The Miracles (also known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles from 1965 to 1972) were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.

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The Soul Stirrers

The Soul Stirrers are an American gospel music group, whose career spans over eighty years.

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The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1983.

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The Teenagers

The Teenagers are an American-Puerto Rican doo wop group, most noted for being one of rock music's earliest successes, presented to international audiences by DJ Alan Freed.

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The Who

The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.

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Thrash metal

Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.

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Tom DeLonge

Thomas Matthew DeLonge Jr. (born December 13, 1975) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Travis Barker

Travis Landon Barker (born November 14, 1975) is an American musician and producer, best known as the drummer for the rock band Blink-182.

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Underoath

Underoath (stylized as Underøath or UnderOath) is an American rock band from Tampa, Florida. Founded by Dallas Taylor and Luke Morton on November 30, 1997, in Ocala, Florida; subsequently its additional members were from Tampa. They released Act of Depression, Cries of the Past, and The Changing of Times with the band's original vocalist Dallas Taylor. Following his departure, Spencer Chamberlain became lead vocalist. The band then released They're Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line, gaining a certified gold rating for both. These two albums have given them more mainstream and commercial success. They have received two Grammy nominations in 2007 and 2010 respectively and have recorded a live CD/DVD box set entitled Survive, Kaleidoscope, which was released on May 27, 2008. From late February to early May, the band recorded their sixth studio album entitled Lost in the Sound of Separation, which was released on September 2, 2008, and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard 200. Their seventh album, Ø (Disambiguation), was released on November 9, 2010. It was, to date, the only Underoath release without the band's last original member, drummer and vocalist Aaron Gillespie, who had parted ways with the band earlier in the year. Ultimate Guitar On October 2, 2012, Underoath announced that they would be disbanding in 2013. However, they announced their reunion on August 17, 2015. On February 22, 2018, Underoath announced their eighth studio album, Erase Me, would be released on April 6, 2018; their first album in 8 years and their first in 10 years with founding drummer Aaron Gillespie. The first single was "On My Teeth.".

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William DuVall

William Bradley DuVall (born September 6, 1967) is an American musician, best known as the current co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Alice in Chains.

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Work song

A work song is a piece of music closely connected to a form of work, either sung while conducting a task (usually to coordinate timing) or a song linked to a task which might be a connected narrative, description, or protest song.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_vocalist

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