Top 493 Singer Quotes

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“Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.”

― Aaliyah

“I’d always wanted to be an actress or a model or a singer.”

― Abbey Clancy

“I’m a rock and roll singer.”

― Adam Ant

“I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.”

― Adam Lambert

“I’m not comfortable as a lead singer. Maybe I could do it in the studio, but I wouldn’t have the confidence to play shows.”

― Adam Schlesinger

“I am not a trained singer, but when I was offered to sing for ‘LPNY,’ I took it up as a challenge.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“Apart from being a playback singer for films, I’m also an independent musician.”

― Adnan Sami

“When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.”

― Agnetha Faltskog

“Every good gospel singer you can hear is a scat singer; they’re just using different syllables. There are a lot of jazz singers out there, and more coming out of the churches.”

― Al Jarreau

“I’m an R&B and pop singer as well as a jazzer.”

― Al Jarreau

“I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor, or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing.”

― Al Spalding

“I traveled the world as a DJ, as a singer, as a songwriter, as a producer.”

― Al Walser

“Bel canto is my passion, and I really consider myself a bel canto singer.”

― Albina Shagimuratova

“Maybe I’m not a typical pop star, but I don’t think there’s a mould for a pop star or singer. You can do whatever you want.”

― Alessia Cara

“For years, my dad’s friend Joe was just my dad’s friend. And it was only when I was 12 or 13 I learned that he was the lead singer of a band called The Clash.”

― Alfie Allen

“When I was younger, I always wanted to be either a pianist or a classical singer, and when I discovered songwriting, it was like a new portal had been opened.”

― Alice Merton

“I never took lessons. And I never aspired to be a singer until I was one in a band.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“I’ve worked as a singer in metal bands for over ten years now, so I’ve definitely kind of put in my time building that underground family, that underground, loyal fan base.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“My dad is a singer. He used to sing in nightclubs, or pizza joints.”

― Amy Adams

“If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.”

― Amy Winehouse

“I’ve got a crush on my backing singer.”

― Amy Winehouse

“As a singer, you kind of are able to feel notes.”

― Anderson East

“I’m not a good enough singer to pull off the effect.”

― Andre Braugher

“I started as a lyrical singer. But it was through the pop universe that I reached international fame.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“The activity of a singer that sings opera is similar to that of an athlete.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“My idol has been Franco Corelli. But every singer can teach you something.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“Whoever heard of an electric violin, electric cello or, for that matter, an electric singer?”

― Andres Segovia

“Being a singer, I can easily break facial extremities, but breaking my nose in Luxembourg was extremely painful.”

― Andy Biersack

“I wasn’t cut out to be an opera singer, but it was a nice fantasy for a teenager growing up in Hungary during the Stalinist era.”

― Andy Grove

“I am not a very good singer.”

― Anirudh Ravichander

“I used to tell my family that I was going to be a singer since I learned how to talk.”

― Anitta

“Mariah Carey was the first singer I ever listened to.”

― Anitta

“I am neither such a great songwriter or such a great singer that the world must hear my album. There’s just no point to make.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I’m very fond of the Talent series, and also the Crystal Singer trio.”

― Anne McCaffrey

“I didn’t set out to be a singer. Actually, the earliest creative efforts I made were drawings copied from comics we got every week at the newsagent, or rearranging photos I cut out and pasted in scrapbooks.”

― Anohni

“I’ve been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff.”

― Anthony Doerr

“Since I was four, my goal was to be a famous singer and a famous actor.”

― Anthony Gonzalez

“I’m not a trained musician or singer, but I can turn out a song.”

― Anthony Newley

“My goal is to be the best TV presenter, the best entertainer, the best singer. I still want to be the best dancer. I want to be the best at everything I do.”

― Anton du Beke

“It’s easy for a singer to sometimes pick up on another singer’s sound, but that’s just copying.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I have always wanted to become a musician and a singer.”

― Arijit Singh

“It’s better if a singer disconnects from the original and brings something new to the version.”

― Armaan Malik

“I always enjoyed singing and working with the late Kishore Kumar. He was a legendary playback singer, an actor, and a producer/director.”

― Asha Bhosle

“Those who are not trained singers will find that their voice quavers. That should not happen. The quaver should be used only where necessary and not because a singer cannot hold a note or a tune.”

― Asha Bhosle

“I had no idea when I moved to Nashville people just were songwriters. I had no idea. So I guess I was selling myself as a singer when I first moved here. But then right after I first moved, I started writing a lot.”

― Ashley Monroe

“I’m a big fan of rocky girls. I love Hayley Williams and the lead singer from Tonight Alive.”

― Ashton Irwin

“From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess, and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress.”

― Auli’i Cravalho

“Few in the Nineties would have ventured to prophesy that the remote dim singer of the Celtic Twilight would, in a new age, become the leading poet of the English-speaking world. None have disputed the claim of William Butler Yeats to that title.”

― Austin Clarke

“I always wanted to be known as an actor who sings and not a singer who acts.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I’ve been married twice. Most women would rather not be married to a traveling blues singer.”

― B. B. King

“I don’t try to just be a blues singer – I try to be an entertainer. That has kept me going.”

― B. B. King

“I want to produce a country album for a country singer.”

― B.o.B

“I’d like to become a singer who expresses myself more openly.”

― Bae Suzy

“I just became a singer, because I could never get work as an actress.”

― Barbra Streisand

“I can’t say I’m a singer – I’m an actress who can sing.”

― Bea Arthur

“As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves. I wonder if I’d still be alive by now.”

― Ben Kingsley

“I’m not the best singer, but I like the way I sing my songs.”

― Benmont Tench

“I worshipped Ethel Merman and I worshipped Ethel Merman a lot. It’s incredible – Ethel Merman was a conventional singer. Her naming her child Ethel Merman, Jr., was, to me, one of the coolest feminist things.”

― Beth Ditto

“There’s a lot of maintenance that goes into being a professional singer.”

― Betty Buckley

“First off, you can’t replace Bobby Hatfield. I was just blessed to be able to sing with maybe the greatest singer in the world as a first tenor.”

― Bill Medley

“I’ve always been a singer. I never really decided I was gonna be a singer. It just kind of – I just sung a lot.”

― Billie Eilish

“I consider myself to be an inept pianist, a bad singer, and a merely competent songwriter. What I do, in my opinion, is by no means extraordinary.”

― Billy Joel

“I don’t sing lead – I am not the lead singer – but I do sing some stuff sometimes.”

― Billy Magnussen

“Shakira is a talented singer, and I am a huge fan of her.”

― Bipasha Basu

“I started an all-girl punk band when I was 14, and I was the drummer, not the singer.”

― Bjork

“I do know a good singer when I hear one.”

― Blake Shelton

“My family was very musical. My brother is an opera singer; my parents both sang.”

― Blythe Danner

“I started dreaming of becoming a singer after seeing Michael Jackson in the ‘Billie Jean’ video. The mix of fantastic choreography and amazing music made such a huge impact on the music industry.”

― BoA

“I never saw myself as a folk singer.”

― Bob Dylan

“If you were a pretty boy pop singer, it would wreck you, growing older.”

― Bob Geldof

“I’m a singer who moves like a dancer.”

― Bobby Darin

“My father was a very disciplined singer who worked hard at his craft, and I was around that growing up.”

― Bobby McFerrin

“Nobody really thought I was going to make it, because I was a musician. I really wasn’t a singer.”

― Bobby Vinton

“I didn’t have to be a pop singer with a certain look. When I started, there was really a revolution in natural artists with blues and folk artists crossing over; otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to get started.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I’ve been singing since I was 16 because I love it – I wanted to be a singer, not a star. There’s a difference between wanting to be famous and wanting to sing well.”

― Bonnie Tyler

“I really like Colin Blunstone, the lead singer of the Zombies.”

― Borns

“I consider myself much more of a blues singer now.”

― Boy George

“I’m not a jazz singer.”

― Boz Scaggs

“Alison Krauss is definitely my favorite singer that’s ever lived. I’ve never heard anyone like her.”

― Brad Paisley

“My favorite singer is Ella Fitzgerald.”

― Brian J. Smith

“I always wanted to be a singer, it’s what I wanted to do since I was little. I’m doing it now and I couldn’t be happier.”

― Britney Spears

“My mother is a singer, my sisters all sing, my uncles are incredible singers and guitar players, so it’s just kind of been like my habitat.”

― Bruno Mars

“I moonlight as a singer.”

― Bryan Adams

“I’m not Bill Evans. I’m not Keith Jarrett. I’m basically a singer who plays along with his voice.”

― Burton Cummings

“As a singer I tried on all these hats, these voices, these clothes, and eventually out came me.”

― Carly Simon

“My father was a classical pianist, and my mother was a singer of just about everything.”

― Carly Simon

“I only wanted to be a songwriter. I never wanted to be a singer. And I never wanted to be famous.”

― Carole King

“I started my career as a singer in Japan, but left it all behind to focus on my dancing career.”

― Carrie Ann Inaba

“If you’re a good singer, you’re going to make anything sound good.”

― Casey Abrams

“I was just a folk singer. I cut my teeth on the streets, you know.”

― Cass McCombs

“Being a singer is a way for me to get to a platform to do more.”

― Chaka Khan

“No, I’m a horrible singer, I’m awful.”

― Charisma Carpenter

“I’ve never really thought of myself as a singer.”

― Charlie Fink

“I came here knowing nobody. I worked clubs as a singer and even the doors a few times before I landed some TV roles.”

― Chazz Palminteri

“No singer who sings for Rahman sir would ever say they were nervous to sing for him, especially during the session.”

― Chinmayi

“I am a trained singer in Hindustani and classical music.”

― Chinmayi

“I don’t really look at dubbing from a singer’s shoes.”

― Chinmayi

“The Butcherettes are led by a female singer, and they’re sort of wild.”

― Chino Moreno

“Ed Kowalczyk is my favorite singer.”

― Chris Daughtry

“Steve Hackett is a very underrated writer and actually a very good singer.”

― Chris Squire

“I got my first acting role because I was a singer.”

― Christian Kane

“It’s OK if Tim McGraw goes and does a movie, and it’s OK if Justin Timberlake does a movie, but it’s not OK for an actor to become a singer. I never understood that.”

― Christian Kane

“I mean, I sing. But I don’t think I’m a good enough singer to do any kind of musical.”

― Christina Ricci

“For a while, I couldn’t decide whether or not I should pursue singing in the opera or acting. And I’m glad that I chose the latter because I wasn’t a very good singer.”

― Christoph Waltz

“I never thought I’d be on T.V. For me as a kid in Liverpool, it was a more realistic option to be a singer.”

― Cilla Black

“There’s a whole generation out there who don’t know that I was a pop singer in the early days.”

― Cilla Black

“On my gravestone, I want ‘Here lies the singer,’ not ‘Here lies the T.V. presenter’.”

― Cilla Black

“I think everybody thinks they’re an amazing singer, but I’m one of those guys who realizes where his limitations are, and it’s definitely with singing and dancing.”

― Clay Matthews III

“When I was younger, I just wanted to be a singer.”

― Colbie Caillat

“I’m never the best singer in the world.”

― Cole Swindell

“As a journeyman singer, I have to go to where the work is.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“All I ever want to do is what I am: a singer.”

― Crystal Gayle

“I’m not a singer. I double-track my vocals. I’m just not secure in my voice. I can’t do single-track – I sound weird.”

― Cuco

“I don’t have dairy because I’m a singer and, quite frankly, I don’t want to mess around with my vocal chords and how those behave, and dairy is an allergen for me.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“As a singer, I like to have a warm beverage with me all the time.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“The business today is completely different and it’s very producer driven, so that a songwriter needs to have producing chops, be a singer/songwriter, or find a singer to develop.”

― Cynthia Weil

“Barry is an incredible singer. He’s even gotten better through the years.”

― Cynthia Weil

“I’m an OK singer.”

― Dakin Matthews

“I’m definitely a guitar player, but it’s the last thing I listen to in a song, after the singer and the drums.”

― Dan Auerbach

“I’m not a great guitarist, and I’m not a great singer.”

― Daniel Levitin

“To be a famously successful opera singer. I wanted that since I was eight.”

― Danielle de Niese

“I don’t really want to be known as just the puppet girl or just a singing ventriloquist. I want to be known as the performer, singer, ventriloquist, actress, Broadway star, all of it. I want do it all.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“When I was a backup singer, I enjoyed it.”

― Darlene Love

“You don’t have to be a good singer any more if you can rap well.”

― Daryl Hall

“As a singer, I float around. I’m kind of scatty, bouncing around a lot. I try to adapt to what’s going on around me in the song and the arrangement.”

― Daryl Hall

“I know the lead singer of System of a Down, and I record violin tracks with him.”

― David Alpay

“I’d really love to play a real-life country and western singer.”

― David Keith

“I think every singer hears songs that make you want to sing them.”

― David Nail

“My wife is a very talented singer. She sang a lot on ‘Roswell,’ and I am embarrassed to sing around her.”

― David Walton

“Christina Aguilera is an incredible musician and singer.”

― Debbie Harry

“A singer knows how he wants the song to go, and a writer visualizes how he wants the song to go.”

― Dennis Edwards

“The Four Aces asked me if I’d like to sing with them as they didn’t really have a lead singer.”

― Desmond Dekker

“I’m going to be quite choosy about singing. If I connect to a tune and like what I am offered to sing, I’ll do it. I am an actor by profession, not a singer.”

― Dhanush

“I want to be a country singer more than anything in the world.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.”

― Dick Dale

“I’ve always been a bit of an orphan, because actors say, ‘Well, he’s more of a dancer.’ And dancers say, ‘No. He’s really a singer.’ And singers say, ‘No. He’s an actor.’”

― Dick Van Dyke

“My mother is a singer herself.”

― Dinah Jane

“I found out my limit. I’m not a singer and a dancer.”

― Dinah Manoff

“I’m gonna be making records anyway, even if I had to sell ’em out of the trunk of my car. I’m that kind of musician and singer.”

― Dolly Parton

“George Jones was my all-time favorite singer and one of my favorite people in the world.”

― Dolly Parton

“Randy Newman seemed like an even worse singer than me. I liked Ray Charles, Levi Stubbs, Jack Jones, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett.”

― Donald Fagen

“I’ve never been comfortable as a lead performer, and I never wanted to be a singer, particularly.”

― Donald Fagen

“Rob Goldstone is a talent manager for Emin Agalarov, who’s an Azerbaijani Russian singer who performed at Miss Universe and later performed at the WGC championship golf course tournament that we held at Doral.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“We have a water purifier, so we drink a lot of it. As a singer, especially in Utah, you have to hydrate constantly.”

― Donny Osmond

“When I was in college, being a magician was not the classiest thing to be. It was like being a folk singer before Bob Dylan.”

― Doug Henning

“If I wasn’t a singer, I would be a fairy princess.”

― Dua Lipa

“I’ve often felt I’ve been born out of my time, and when I started Fairground Attraction in the 1980s, I wanted to be a 1940s jazz singer.”

― Eddi Reader

“I always thought I was a singer, but I really am not.”

― Eddie Albert

“I wanted to work with Bryan Singer because I like his films.”

― Eddie Marsan

“You can’t be perfect. You can’t be the perfect father. You can’t be the perfect singer.”

― Eddie Vedder

“The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of.”

― Ednita Nazario

“I’m afraid of a cappella. I don’t read music, and I have a hard time harmonizing. Basically, I’m a melody singer only.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“I don’t see myself as a pop star, just a singer.”

― Ella Henderson

“When I heard Bjork’s debut, that was when I first realized that I could be a singer, even with my unusual voice.”

― Ellie Goulding

“If there is a better singer in England than Craig David, then I am Margaret Thatcher.”

― Elton John

“I’m no hillbilly singer.”

― Elvis Presley

“I had classical training but I don’t consider myself an opera singer though.”

― Emmy Rossum

“You might not be the greatest rapper or singer, but the businessman always outlasts the talent.”

― Eric B.

“I don’t sing melodically. Rhyme pattern is how I sing. I also write like a lyricist or an MC because that’s what I was before I was a singer. I just took those elements and put them into music.”

― Erykah Badu

“Labrinth is a super talented singer, producer, songwriter from London.”

― Estelle

“Dave Van Ronk, for those who don’t know him – probably most don’t know – was a folk singer. He’s kind of the biggest person on the scene in 1961 in the folk revival in Greenwich Village, biggest person on the scene until Bob Dylan showed up.”

― Ethan Coen

“No one in the world can beat Ella Fitzgerald as a riff singer.”

― Ethel Waters

“I wasn’t a great background singer.”

― Faith Hill

“I’m not the kind of singer that’s always super, super careful.”

― Floor Jansen

“I don’t need to be the singer of Nightwish 24/7 when I’m not touring or when I want to go to the supermarket in my comfy pants.”

― Floor Jansen

“My grandma was actually a pretty well-known opera singer in Cuba, and then my mom was a ballerina. Two of my three sisters are dancers, so we grew up in the arts.”

― Frankie J. Alvarez

“I always believed a singer should be able to sing any kind of song. If I wanted to sing a Cole Porter song, I should be able to do that. Or ‘Sherry,’ I should be able to do that. Or a Dylan song.”

― Frankie Valli

“I thought everybody had falsetto. And since I wasn’t a schooled singer who studied with anybody, I just thought anybody who had a voice could do anything they wanted with their voice.”

― Frankie Valli

“Being able to fantasize for a couple of days at being a rock singer surpassed most things I’ve done on stage.”

― Gary Cole

“I started doing theater, musical theater, because of my sister. She’s a singer; she’s an actress, too.”

― Gaten Matarazzo

“I used to be a street singer in San Francisco.”

― Gedde Watanabe

“I was an acting opera singer, and that’s one of the reasons I left opera.”

― George Gaynes

“Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time.”

― George Strait

“It was harder to break into comics than it was to become a singer in a rock band.”

― Gerard Way

“Becoming a solo singer is like going from an eau de toilette to a perfume. It’s much more intense.”

― Geri Halliwell

“I’m a pretty goofy person. I’m an awkward dancer, for instance, and a terrible singer.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“Elvis was a great singer. He really was.”

― Glen Campbell

“I’m a terrible singer, but it helps when I have to call a taxi.”

― Gordon Getty

“I wouldn’t call myself a singer.”

― Grace Chatto

“I never thought I was going to be a singer. That was an accident.”

― Grace Jones

“I am an actress first, a singer second.”

― Grace Jones

“I think I knew when I was about 2 and a half that I wanted to be a singer.”

― Grace Potter

“Jerry Garcia used to take his paints on the road. I don’t do that. Either I’m a singer or a painter. I’m not good at multi-tasking.”

― Grace Slick

“I think of someone like Mariah Carey as a singer.”

― Graham Coxon

“I sing, but I don’t think of myself as a singer.”

― Graham Coxon

“I don’t think of myself as a singer really.”

― Graham Coxon

“Being a singer now I have to get all fussy… I must have my ginger and lemon and all that.”

― Graham Coxon

“Academic scientists aren’t generally interested in books for the public. So when one comes out, the authors can’t expect much praise from scientists. My goal both as a singer and an instructor is to educate through provocation and entertainment.”

― Greg Graffin

“It’s not misogynistic to criticize a legendary female pop singer; it’s misogynistic to think a legendary female pop singer can’t handle it.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“I’m a mom first, a singer second.”

― Gretchen Wilson

“I definitely grew up to Nina Simone and a lot of Ella Fitzgerald. And I loved Amy Winehouse. I loved that sort of soulful singer.”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“One can find a Punjabi song in all genres. I, as a singer, too, aim to sing all kind of songs.”

― Guru Randhawa

“At first, I was a pretty horrific singer, and then I got a little better.”

― Gus Dapperton

“Although I’d always wanted children, it was such an opposite thing to being a singer.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I’m not actually even a very good singer. I’m not.”

― Halsey

“I’m not a trained singer at all. I’ve auditioned on occasion for proper musical theatre-type stuff, but I can’t read music, and I wasn’t particularly good at it.”

― Hannah Murray

“You can cage the singer but not the song.”

― Harry Belafonte

“I could have made it as a singer, but I went with acting – surrendered to it, in a way.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I had to decide if I wanted to be a singer or an actor. I was always singing. I thought if I could be an actor, I could do all of it.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I’ve wanted to perform my entire life. I found a paper I wrote in kindergarten class about what I wanted to be when I grew up – and I wrote ‘a famous singer!’”

― Heather Morris

“My biggest celebrity crush is either Ryan Reynolds or Caleb Followill, the lead singer of Kings of Leon.”

― Hillary Scott

“As a singer, I always try to keep my music videos clean.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“I’m a good singer, yet I couldn’t participate in ‘Star Ya Rockstar.’”

― Hina Khan

“I carry my iPod everywhere. My favorite group is the John Butler Trio, an Australian jam band. The lead singer and guitarist writes amazing lyrics.”

― Hope Solo

“I achieved my one and only dream, which was to debut as a singer.”

― Hyuna

“I like the Stereophonics. I know the lead singer, Kelly Jones, and there’s the Welsh connection.”

― Ian Rush

“I don’t think I ever really knew the right words to ‘Hava Nagilah,’ which isn’t great for a Jewish singer.”

― Idina Menzel

“Bowie is just a persona. He’s a singer, an entertainer. David Jones is a man I met.”

― Iman

“I always knew I wanted to work in entertainment, but I actually really wanted to be a singer more than an actress.”

― India de Beaufort

“Isaac Singer was born in Poland and doesn’t write in English. Still, he’s an American.”

― Irwin Shaw

“I actually was a musician in college, a composer and singer, and really intended to be the second coming of Leonard Bernstein when I got out.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I started out as a singer and a musician, and I was taught that your job is just to get out of the way of Brahms or Arthur Miller or Shakespeare and convey the brilliance that they created.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I like making sounds and putting it together, I’m not just a singer or a producer.”

― Jack Garratt

“If Morrissey could be a singer, then anybody could.”

― Jack Lowden

“I never was a very good singer.”

― Jackson Browne

“My sis, Gabi, is also an actor and singer.”

― Jake Epstein

“I used to want to be a backup singer. Not a lead singer, because I really can’t sing.”

― Jamaica Kincaid

“I really, really love being a mum and I absolutely love being a singer so I couldn’t be happier.”

― Jamelia

“I actually started out on the stage as a singer.”

― James Nesbitt

“When it’s a rapper’s album or a singer’s album, there’s a tendency to want a text-based or theme-based narrative.”

― Jamila Woods

“I’ve never viewed myself as ‘just’ a musician or singer.”

― Janelle Monae

“I identify more as a musician than as a singer, because I play piano and percussion, and I engineer and produce everything that I do.”

― Janina Gavankar

“I’m a singer and performer in a hybrid show that’s standup, music and audience participation.”

― Jason Alexander

“My father used to run auctions. He’s now a singer in the Canary Islands.”

― Jason Statham

“I started to develop my comedy skills when I became resident singer at the Boggery Folk Club in Solihull. My career blossomed from there, and I became a big draw on the folk-club circuit.”

― Jasper Carrott

“Nothing is more annoying than a great singer getting drowned out by a loud guitar.”

― Jeff Beck

“I always wanted to be a singer first.”

― Jeffrey Osborne

“I think my great-grandpa was an opera singer or something.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I have sung, but I haven’t sung in any way that I would ever call myself ‘a singer.’”

― Jennifer Grey

“Ever since grammar school, I knew I wanted to be famous – I always wanted to be a singer.”

― Jennifer Hudson

“I was always a singer and a dancer, and I always wanted to be an actress. For me, it’s all just one thing.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“I’m not a singer, and I’m not a brilliant dancer.”

― Jeremy Bulloch

“I played a bass player and a singer in a movie once, but I totally lip-synced to everything.”

― Jessica Pare

“I was an awful singer when I was younger.”

― Jessie Reyez

“I’m a method actor as well as a method singer.”

― Jill Scott

“When I first started, all the reviews of Cold Chisel would say, ‘This singer won’t have a voice in six months.’”

― Jimmy Barnes

“The first thing I wanted to be was an actor, even before I wanted to be a singer, before I discovered I could sing.”

― Jimmy Cliff

“I wouldn’t ever classify myself as a singer. I see myself as a songwriter first.”

― Jimmy Napes

“I’m a singer, and I never lost sight of that.”

― Jimmy Scott

“In the early 1990s, I was signed as a singer to the same label as Robyn. She was in her early teens, and I was in my twenties, so we didn’t hang out, but our paths crossed so many times that we slowly got to know each other and became friends.”

― Johan Renck

“There’s very little synthesized sound in the ‘Arrival’ score. There are a couple of synthesized beats in there, but 99 percent of the sounds in there are acoustic in origin and either played or sung by a musician or a singer and recorded in a room.”

― Johann Johannsson

“My mother wanted very much to play tennis; she wanted, most of all, to be a singer and play the piano.”

― John C. Hawkes

“I know how it feels to be a singer who wants to get discovered.”

― John Legend

“I was a wedding singer as a teenager.”

― John Legend

“Let’s face it, I ain’t ever gonna be the best singer in the world, or the best anything.”

― John Lydon

“I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock.”

― John Mayer

“I’m a singer who moves well.”

― Jonathan Groff

“I auditioned for a play in fifth grade, and that’s when I knew that I wanted to be a singer and performer.”

― Jordan Pruitt

“I’m not a singer. I’ve sung in character, but it’s just not my thing.”

― Josh Pais

“I didn’t grow up listening to musicals. I sang coritos or Spanish spiritual songs and was raised on gospel singer Kirk Franklin.”

― Josh Segarra

“I didn’t grow up with classical music. My father was a folk music singer.”

― Juan Diego Florez

“Yes, I wrote songs. I was becoming kind of an Enrique Iglesias kind of a singer, with those ballads and cheesy romantic things.”

― Juan Diego Florez

“The life of a singer is you have to pay your bills. You have to take a gig.”

― Judith Hill

“I only know acting. But had I learnt singing earlier, I would have become a singer.”

― Juhi Chawla

“Rap ain’t out there for everybody; everybody can’t be a rapper. Everybody can’t be a singer; anybody can’t just be a songwriter, but it may – there’s some profession out there you can be in.”

― Juicy J

“I definitely always thought of myself as a songwriter before a singer.”

― Julia Michaels

“My sister was the singer, and I always had the mentality there could only be one in the family.”

― Julia Michaels

“I didn’t know whether I wanted to be an actress or a singer then.”

― Julie Harris

“The acting was first. As a teenager I was an actress; and then I came back as a singer.”

― Julie London

“Bobby had faith in my ability as a singer.”

― Julie London

“So many actors and musicians seem to be only interested in what’s expected of them, and they join the dots accordingly. I don’t fit into any narrow categories as an actor or a singer.”

― Juliette Lewis

“I’ll continue to grow and become a singer that melts hearts.”

― Jungkook

“When I was a kid, I would impersonate anything that I would hear. It’s – actually, I attribute that more to why I actually was able to become a musician and a singer.”

― Justin Timberlake

“I think I had a knack for music, but I think what I was more sort of talented at more than anything, because I don’t think I’m a great singer, I think that I grew up imitating different voices that I heard.”

― Justin Timberlake

“Don’t make me do karaoke. I’m the worst singer.”

― Kaia Gerber

“I am an untrained musician and a common man’s singer.”

― Kailash Kher

“I left home to become a singer and didn’t realise when I turned comedian.”

― Kapil Sharma

“Yeah… I was a singer as a kid. I had a lot of stage fright, and what’s happened with ‘Idol,’ it has got me past so much of that.”

― Kara DioGuardi

“I’m like a rock singer with one-night stands on the road.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“Chan Marshall has one of the most haunting, wrenching voices of any current singer, male or female.”

― Kate Christensen

“I think I’m a soulful singer.”

― Katey Sagal

“I made a living being a background singer for years.”

― Katey Sagal

“I’ve only ever wanted to be a singer; I never wanted to be famous.”

― Katherine Jenkins

“I didn’t want to be this four-chord acoustic singer songwriter because that stuff just got so old to me.”

― Kathleen Edwards

“I had wanted to be a dancer when I was younger. But at some point I figured out I was a better singer.”

― Katy B

“I used to be a pop singer; well, not used to be. I am an R&B singer. My emphasis was on Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin.”

― Keala Settle

“Even though I’m a pop singer, I really have more the life of a country singer.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer. I replaced Frank Sinatra.”

― Ken Curtis

“’The King of Masked Singer,’ as they call it in Korea, it’s the most popular show in Korea, and it’s my mom’s favorite show.”

― Ken Jeong

“I’m a singer and a writer first. I started to rap by accident, being playful.”

― Kesha

“I just don’t think I’m a very good singer.”

― Kevin Kline

“I know I’m not the best. I’m not the best singer, I’m not the best songwriter, I’m not the best player.”

― Kid Rock

“I was gonna write songs, I was gonna be a star and a singer and I never thought of doing anything else.”

― Kim Carnes

“I’m not a good singer.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“Whenever anyone asked me what I’d do if I wasn’t a singer, I’d say, ‘Oh, I’d have a cooking show.’”

― Kimberly Schlapman

“The word ‘no’ is a very good word in a singer’s repertoire.”

― Kiri Te Kanawa

“What actor do you really take seriously who becomes a singer? It’s kind of ridiculous. I can’t think of anybody.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“My favorite singer was Shania Twain. I would love for her to sing with me. And J. Lo – they are my favorites.”

― Kirstin Maldonado

“I never wanted to be an opera singer. I wanted to be an actress, maybe a rock singer.”

― Kristine Opolais

“The singer is always an ambassador of music.”

― Kurt Elling

“I want to be the jazz singer.”

― Kurt Elling

“One doesn’t have to scat to be a jazz singer.”

― Kurt Elling

“Dianne Reeves, a famous jazz singer, would be my biggest influence.”

― LaChanze

“I’m a writer first and a singer second.”

― Lana Del Rey

“As a singer, you have to bring the soul to the song.”

― Lata Mangeshkar

“I dropped the ‘Bundy’ with my country music because I wanted it to be two separate things: There’s me as a songwriter and a country singer, and there’s me as a Broadway performer.”

― Laura Bell Bundy

“I don’t talk about Amy Winehouse as a ‘singer.’ She’s a pioneer. I listened to her endlessly when I started writing.”

― Laura Mvula

“My #1 goal is to become a successful singer and share my gift with the world.”

― Leah LaBelle

“I’m not the guy that thinks I’m a perfect singer.”

― Lee DeWyze

“Zamajobe is great. She’s a terrific singer from South Africa.”

― Lee Ritenour

“My mother was a singer, and both of her sisters were singers. There was always music around.”

― Len Cariou

“Karen Carpenter was just a singularly amazing singer. There was just not anybody like her.”

― Leon Russell

“I had the title poet, and maybe I was one for a while. Also, the title singer was kindly accorded me, even though I could barely carry a tune.”

― Leonard Cohen

“When I was eight, it was clear I was a very good singer.”

― Lesley Manville

“I think I should be a nightclub singer. I love to sing!”

― Lesley Nicol

“Being an actress and a singer, you get more ‘nos’ than you get ‘yes.’ You get more rejection than you do anything else.”

― LeToya Luckett

“I wanted to be a singer, but once I started acting, I felt so comfortable. Now, all I want to do is act.”

― Lily-Rose Depp

“I didn’t think I was a famous singer. I didn’t think I was a star or that I could make the waters part – just that singing was what I was going to do.”

― Linda Ronstadt

“I’ve always been a singer, but I don’t know if I was always a natural performer.”

― Lisa Hannigan

“But I’m a rock ‘n’ roll singer; that’s my livelihood, my occupation.”

― Little Richard

“I always wanted to be a singer – my whole life, all I ever did was sing around the house.”

― Liv Tyler

“I don’t sing as well as my mother. I’m a good actress. I’m not that good a singer.”

― Liza Minnelli

“I think of myself as an interpretative singer and a songwriter.”

― Lizz Wright

“I quite like American music, like The Fray – I’m a massive fan of them – and The Killers. I also like more acoustic stuff like Ed Sheeran; I like this English songwriter James Morrison and another singer called Ben Howard.”

― Louis Tomlinson

“I’m a very emotional singer and songwriter.”

― LP

“I’m certainly not a trained singer. The only place I could probably carry a tune is my shower.”

― Lucas Neff

“The better voice doesn’t mean being a better singer.”

― Luciano Pavarotti

“I’m not a social singer. But if one can take a social message via the romantic, that’s a strong statement.”

― Luis Fonsi

“I’d like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period.”

― Luther Vandross

“Oh God, I would love to do Broadway, but I’m unfortunately not a very good singer.”

― Lyndsy Fonseca

“I ended up starting guitar because I didn’t want to just be the lead singer.”

― Lzzy Hale

“I had decided that if I was going to be a singer, I had to earn it. I had to learn how to play an instrument.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“I just don’t want to be known as the actress who can sing. I want to be known as the singer who can act, too. It’s great cross-promotion.”

― Mandy Moore

“So I’m truly an actor who sings, and not a singer who acts.”

― Mandy Patinkin

“I’m not a salsa singer who wants to sing in English, and I’m not this American kid who wants to sing Spanish.”

― Marc Anthony

“I am very musical. Am I a great singer? No. But I’m extremely musical.”

― Margo Martindale

“I’m a big singer. I really love it.”

― Mark Boone Junior

“I didn’t want to be a soul singer.”

― Mark Foster

“There’s lots of singers that I love; I don’t know if I used any of them as role models. Maybe I would have been a better singer when I started if I had.”

― Mark Lanegan

“I always wanted to perform in some capacity since I was a kid – I was a ballerina, then a singer before acting.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“I’m an old-fashioned folk singer. I stand in front of an audience with a guitar and a barstool.”

― Mary Gauthier

“I’m a singer who thinks like a rapper.”

― Mary J. Blige

“I don’t consider myself much of a singer. I’m a writer first.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“I’m not the best singer.”

― Matthew Gray Gubler

“America? They had a good girl singer, Janis Joplin.”

― Maurice Gibb

“I’m a great singer.”

― Mauricio Macri

“The best thing about the E Street Band was we had the best lead singer around.”

― Max Weinberg

“It’s every singer’s dream to get to Carnegie Hall.”

― Megan Hilty

“My initial career, really, as a baby, was as a singer.”

― Mel Torme

“I was a singer professionally when I was four years old, and I did not really begin to play any instrument – the first one, of course, was drums – till I was about nine years old.”

― Mel Torme

“As a singer, the biggest joy I have are the arrangements.”

― Mel Torme

“I’m not necessarily a happy singer. That’s not who I am as an artist.”

― Melanie Martinez

“I was more of a light opera singer, not really much of a lounge singer.”

― Melinda Clarke

“I knew how to sing in choirs and sing in church, but I didn’t know how to sing in a studio. That’s what Darlene and the Blossoms taught me to do – to be a studio singer.”

― Merry Clayton

“I’m proud of my mentors. Ray Charles is the strongest influence on me as a singer.”

― Michael Bolton

“I started out as a pianist and singer in gay and piano bars – they were the only places I could get a job singing show tunes.”

― Michael Feinstein

“Frankly, I think it’s flattering to be compared to someone like Michael Bolton, who I think is a phenomenal singer with a spectacular range.”

― Michael McDonald

“Well, the first thing I wanted to be was a carpenter. Then I wanted to be a painter and then a singer. It was when I first saw ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ that I wanted to be an actor.”

― Michael Pitt

“I love acting, and I really am a group singer, and I’m not really a soloist.”

― Michelle Phillips

“When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I’m only too pleased to say it happened with that one.”

― Mick Ralphs

“Judy Garland was a different type of entertainer. She was a dancer, a singer, and an incurable romantic.”

― Mickey Rooney

“I’m kind of like a rapper trapped in a singer’s body.”

― Mike Posner

“I used to put all my doll babies on my bed with their hands up and I would do full shows for them. I’d even do the screaming and clapping. I was bugging to be a singer.”

― Missy Elliott

“In a way, Delhi has contributed in my journey to become a successful singer.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“I do agree that when a singer sings all the songs for one actor in a film, the impact is much better.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“It’s very challenging to be a playback singer in Bollywood.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“If I had planned to be a singer, I would have got trained. In fact, I was more into theatre and plays while growing up.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“Originally I considered myself a singer.”

― Molly Ringwald

“Being a backup singer means being able to sing on a dime. Music is oozing out of their every pore.”

― Morgan Neville

“I’m a singer and a songwriter. It’s hard to describe what I sound like when I sing.”

― Murray Head

“I’ve always wanted to be a live singer and have dance be the complement.”

― Mya

“It’s funny because my mom is not a singer at all, nor is my father. But I definitely get more of my father’s tone.”

― Nadia Ali

“I was born a singer. I need to do that.”

― Nana Mouskouri

“I’ve always been a little bit in the background as a singer and even as an acoustic-guitar player, although I crank it up and rock with my Marshall stacks, too.”

― Nancy Wilson

“I’m a musician at heart, I know I’m not really a singer. I couldn’t compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.”

― Nat King Cole

“I’m trying to make a big statement – that I’m not just a hook singer.”

― Nate Dogg

“I always wanted to be a singer, but none of my friends thought I could sing.”

― Nate Ruess

“I love experimenting; as a singer, one needs to be versatile.”

― Neha Kakkar

“I was probably four when I knew that I wanted to be a singer.”

― Neha Kakkar

“It feels great to be compared to Colombian singer Shakira.”

― Neha Kakkar

“In the hierarchy of instruments, if you’re a harpist, you’re considered someone with a brain much more than if you’re a singer.”

― Nellie McKay

“I am not super-ambitious. I am not a classically amazing singer or anything.”

― Neneh Cherry

“I can sing, but I never considered myself a powerhouse vocalist but more of a rock-pop singer.”

― Nick Fradiani

“Patsy Cline is my favorite singer in the entire world – she is my idol. I adore her.”

― Nikki Blonsky

“I’m not a blues singer, I’m a diva.”

― Nina Simone

“I am not a trained singer, but I love to sing.”

― Nithya Menen

“Working with Michael Jackson was awesome. He was an incredible entertainer, dancer, singer, magician, everything, and he was really sweet, too.”

― Orianthi

“Obviously, I’m not a singer. I don’t consider myself a singer.”

― Orlando Bloom

“I played guitar and bass. I didn’t do much vocals, although I did have one band where I was the lead singer. But that was when I was in college.”

― Oscar Isaac

“I think I’d be a million times more successful and more iconic if I was a singer in the ’40s. I’d be allowed a level of mystery, and I think I’d suit that decade.”

― Paloma Faith

“I have been singing since I was a child, and I am a trained Hindustani classical singer.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“In the states we all have this idea, everyone who wants to be the next best singer, next best dancer. Those same wants and desires are in India, too.”

― Parvesh Cheena

“I love Katy Perry, she is a wonderful pop singer.”

― Pat Benatar

“I was a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing. And things snowballed.”

― Patti Page

“If I have any regrets, I could say that I’m sorry I wasn’t a better writer or a better singer.”

― Patti Smith

“The only thing I daydreamed about was being an opera singer. But I was so skinny and so pathetic that that sort of wasn’t going to happen.”

― Patti Smith

“I have not practiced how to be a singer without an instrument.”

― Paul McCartney

“I’m about to start working with a singer I met on my last trip: she’ll get international exposure, and I’ll have a song out in that market sung in Cantonese.”

― Paul Oakenfold

“Artie is a singer, and I’m a writer and player and a singer. We didn’t work together on a creative level and prepare the songs. I did that.”

― Paul Simon

“We are a very typical Spanish family – a bullfighter, an actress, a flamenco dancer and singer!”

― Paz Vega

“I was a born singer.”

― Peng Liyuan

“As a singer, I have won the highest honours in China. Actually I am like the panda: we are both national treasures.”

― Peng Liyuan

“Well I’m not much of a singer. But it’s been a really nice time to do film, television, theater and have it all happening at once. That wasn’t planned but it just happens.”

― Peter Krause

“I’m not a French singer.”

― Peter O’Toole

“Yes, I am a good singer.”

― Peter Tork

“I’m not a singer who plays a bit of drums. I’m a drummer that sings a bit.”

― Phil Collins

“And, you know, I never wanted to be a singer.”

― Phil Collins

“The most common misconception about me is that I’m basically a jazz singer.”

― Phoebe Snow

“I was fanatically ambitious. All I ever wanted was to be a star. I didn’t want to be a singer. I didn’t want to be an actress. I wanted to be a star.”

― Polly Bergen

“I am not a trained singer, but I always sing from my heart.”

― Raashi Khanna

“Oh. Yes. There. Is. A. Lot of pressure. As a solo singer. Absolutely.”

― Rachel Stevens

“I’ve always wanted to be a singer and an actor. I will continue to concentrate on both because I love both.”

― Rain

“I used to think I was a singer; I had my own delusions about it.”

― Randy Jackson

“My grandfather was actually a doo-wop singer in Panama. They were called The Dominos. He was the high soprano voice.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“I don’t really think of myself as a folk singer.”

― Ray LaMontagne

“I don’t think I’m the worst singer, but I don’t think I’m the best singer.”

― Rebecca Black

“When I was very young I wanted to be a professional horseback rider. Then I wanted to be a pop singer. Then I wanted to be a psychiatrist. Then I wanted to be a movie director.”

― Rebecca De Mornay

“Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.”

― Renee Fleming

“I was constantly being pushed toward a European ideal of what it means to be a classical or opera singer, let’s say in the Renata Tebaldi mode. I reject that.”

― Renee Fleming

“I was the lead singer in a lot of the bands I was in. You have to be comfortable. You gotta get up there and sell the song. You have to get up there and sell the lyric. You gotta be able to feel it.”

― Richie Sambora

“Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville.”

― Rick Danko

“Possibly, I should have been a jazz singer from the beginning.”

― Rita Coolidge

“I don’t think I was considered to be a cabaret singer because I didn’t have patter that was written.”

― Rita Coolidge

“If I could be anyone, I’d choose the lead singer of Arcade Fire, Win Butler.”

― Rob Kardashian

“When we started I wasn’t the singer. I was the drunk rhythm guitarist who wrote all these weird songs.”

― Robert Smith

“Jaco Pastorius gave the bass a new voice. I mean, he was very inspired by singers like Frank Sinatra. And in a lot of ways, maybe he wanted to be a singer himself.”

― Robert Trujillo

“When I’m singing I try not be a singer with a capital S. I just try to get it out so I feel comfortable with it.”

― Robert Wyatt

“I’m just a very primitive, infantile folk singer.”

― Robert Wyatt

“You have to keep fit being a singer – that’s part of the job. You can’t do it unless you have incredible stamina.”

― Roger Daltrey

“I used to be a great blues singer.”

― Roger Daltrey

“I love Adele. That’s a lead singer; that’s the real deal.”

― Roger Daltrey

“I’ve always considered myself a folk singer, even though we strapped on Rickenbacker guitars and played pretty loud.”

― Roger McGuinn

“I fancied being a lead singer. I’ve always done a lot of vocals, but obviously, Freddie is the lead singer.”

― Roger Taylor

“I’m a terrible singer, but I’m not shy about it. I’m shy about dancing.”

― Ronda Rousey

“I was signed to RCA to be a country singer.”

― Ronnie Milsap

“I am lucky that I get to play a singer and an actress.”

― Roop Durgapal

“I’m not that much of a singer.”

― Ross Butler

“Dairy products are not good for a singer.”

― Ruben Studdard

“Only a tiny portion of music history involves a singer and a lyric. Songs in music are generally thought to be a minor form.”

― Russell Smith

“My first inspiration for acting came from the first episode of ‘Hannah Montana.’ That’s when I knew I wanted to be a singer and an actress.”

― Sabrina Carpenter

“I have always looked up to Adele and Christina Aguilera as singers ever since I was very young, and now my favorite male singer is Hozier.”

― Sabrina Carpenter

“And he was going to give me a song, because I’m a singer and I wanted to sing in everything.”

― Sally Kellerman

“I never thought of myself as a performer or songwriter or singer.”

― Sam Hunt

“I’m not a very typical singer.”

― Samuel Larsen

“I don’t think I ever modeled myself after a singer. I’ve more or less copied the styles of horn-tooters right from the start.”

― Sarah Vaughan

“A lot of people don’t know that I’m a singer – that’s my thing, really.”

― Scott Bakula

“I knew I didn’t have the right name for a singer. Having a name that nobody could pronounce was hardly an asset.”

― Scott McKenzie

“I’m a much better singer than actor, which doesn’t really say a whole lot.”

― Seann William Scott

“Nobody wants a fat lead singer.”

― Sebastian Bach

“I’m not the best singer – like, I know I’m not Celine Dion.”

― Selena Gomez

“Growing up, I always wanted to be a singer, and I’ve done that.”

― Sevyn Streeter

“I have a degree in vocal performance, I’m a classically trained singer, and I studied musical theatre.”

― Shannon Lee

“I’m not trying to be a pop singer.”

― Sharon Jones

“Raffi is arguably the world’s most famous children’s singer.”

― Sheila Heti

“My brother is the lead singer of The Torn, and my parents are in a country duo.”

― Sheridan Smith

“I want to keep bettering myself as an actor and singer.”

― Shraddha Kapoor

“I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project because I was a singer.”

― Sia

“I think I’m much more of a guitar-songwriter than a singer. I start with chords and then test out melodies rather than improvising over it.”

― Soccer Mommy

“I grew up watching my dad be a singer, so it’s something I’ve always been interested in.”

― Sofia Richie

“I want to be a soul singer.”

― Solomon Burke

“I know I’m an opera singer, but we’re actors, too.”

― Sondra Radvanovsky

“If I stop practising, I will be an average singer. There are a lot of singers I know who hardly practise, yet sing well.”

― Sonu Nigam

“I never thought of myself as a Broadway actress. I’m not really a singer or a dancer.”

― Spencer Kayden

“I never decided to start singing, to be a singer.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“If I wasn’t an actor, I’d be a moody folk singer, sitting on stools and being very depressing.”

― Stephen Mangan

“Representing not just the resurrection of a career, 1953 marked 37-year-old Frank Sinatra’s creative emergence as the best singer of his century.”

― Steve Erickson

“The thing is that I’m an actor first, and in ‘Once,’ I was able to be a musician and a singer as well as an actor.”

― Steve Kazee

“There’s no such thing as a lead singer in our band.”

― Steve Lukather

“When I did ‘Hand Cannot Erase,’ I didn’t have a specific singer in mind.”

― Steven Wilson

“I was not going to be a stupid girl singer. I was going to be way more than that.”

― Stevie Nicks

“The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I knew that if I just came out as a singer, people would just be criticizing my voice.”

― Syd

“As a child, I wanted to be a singer, but that was only because I thought I could sing. I’d sing along to Brandy and Usher and *NSYNC.”

― Syd

“When I was 8 years old, it mattered what my favorite singer said and wore and expressed opinions about.”

― Taylor Swift

“As a singer, it’s basic to preserve what I like to do, which is music, and also to remember my cradlesongs in Spanish.”

― Thalia

“I was everything an R&B singer wasn’t. I wasn’t in shape. I wasn’t a pretty boy.”

― The Weeknd

“I wanted to be so many different things in the beginning – I wanted to be a rocker, I wanted to be a great songwriter, I wanted to be a great melodic singer.”

― Thomas Rhett

“There were so many more opportunities in K-pop for a young Asian American singer.”

― Tiffany Hwang

“I’m an actress, model, and singer.”

― Tika Sumpter

“I’m the first has-been star singer ever to sing with the circus. I mean, Presley sang with the circus, but that was before he became a star.”

― Tiny Tim

“I’m a piano player and singer who can’t play piano very well or sing very well. That isn’t a recipe for success. I have to get better.”

― Tobias Jesso, Jr.

“There were a couple of years when I wanted to be a football player, but I really always wanted to be a singer.”

― Tom Wopat

“Gaga is a gorgeous singer, and when she sings a great ballad, I get goose bumps.”

― Tony Bennett

“Like an opera singer, I am able to sing out my song in paint.”

― Tony Curtis

“I am a singer and dancer, and I’ve been perfecting it for a lot of years.”

― Tony Danza

“I’m not a singer. I’m not an R&B singer. I’m an artist.”

― Tory Lanez

“I’m not a singer. I’m a musician, which is different.”

― Tracie Bennett

“You’ve got to separate the singer and the songs.”

― Van Morrison

“I’m not a rock singer and I don’t want to be a rock singer. I’m not interested. It doesn’t seem to get across.”

― Van Morrison

“I was an okay singer. I was an okay dancer. But acting? Never could do it.”

― Victoria Beckham

“But I have never wanted to be a singer, because the exterior part of a career, I don’t like very much.”

― Victoria de los Angeles

“But I think it is more difficult to do a career as a lieder singer, and there have been less lieder singers.”

― Victoria de los Angeles

“I’m not just a chick singer who sings high all the time.”

― Vonda Shepard

“I spend a lot of time working in the studio as a producer, not just a singer.”

― Vonda Shepard

“There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I’d be alone a lot. Basically we all are.”

― Whitney Houston

“I am not the worst singer.”

― William Hung

“I was raised by my father, who was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and bass player. His brothers all did the same thing, so I was kind of always raised around the music.”

― William Singe

“I felt the weight of the past at the beginning of my career of singer.”

― Yannick Noah

“Imagine a singer with the virtuosity of Joan Sutherland or Ella Fitzgerald, the public persona of Eleanor Roosevelt, and the audience of Elvis, and you have Umm Kulthum.”

― Yasmine Hamdan

“I’m a rapper, not a singer.”

― YG

“When you are a singer, you have to nurse yourself and make sure you don’t get a cold.”

― Zac Brown

“I’ve always wanted to be a singer.”

― Zara Larsson
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