Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicR&B & Soul · 2 months ago

Who sung better: Aretha Franklin or Whitney Houston?

10 Answers

  • 4 days ago

    They were both great, but sang differently. Aretha was the Queen of Soul, Whitney was more Pop. I'd say they tied.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Aretha! She will always have a special place in my heart, I grew up on her music and wanted to sing like her. No other lady can sing Soul better than the Queen herself! 

  • Larry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Whitney Houston.

  • 2 months ago

    I don't know cus I don't listen to either of them

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  • 2 months ago

    I don't compare singers because I appreciate the individual styles of each singer. To me both of those ladies were great singers in their own rights.

  • 2 months ago

    You are comparing apples and oranges but if you would ask who is more R&B and Soul that would be Aretha Franklin. 

  • mars
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Whitney Houston imo.

  • Aretha Franklin of course! more experience

  • 2 months ago

    Aretha sang so much more naturally with such a gifted voice. It wasn't about having trained vocals--she had an innate ability to produce sounds and tones with her voice like no other. Whitney hit her notes with such precision and strength. She was vocally powerful, but had an innate ability to go from a whisper to a fine scream in an instant. She could hold and waver her notes like no other. I have to say they sang on an equal level, just in a different way. 

    If you were to combine both their singing talents into one person, that would be Barbra Streisand, who has such a fluid and natural sound, capable of hitting the highs and deep lows with no effort. She can hold her notes at any range--she has no weakness whatsoever. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Different genres but what about Diana Ross or Tammi Terrell while we're at it ?

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