Facebook social media iconTwitter social media iconYouTube social media iconSubmit to Reddit

You don't need to be a good singer to succeed as a performer

To achieve success in music, you don't necessarily have to be able to sing all that well. Here's proof...


will.i.am - He is undoubtedly popular. But as you will hear in this clip from the Diamond Jubilee concert of June 2012, he isn't the best singer in the world...

But does that prevent the huge crowd from enjoying his performance? Not one bit.

The key is firstly that will.i.am has achieved respect as a producer. He has also achieved popularity through exposure as a judge on The Voice, and he has a likeable public persona.

In short, people like him. And that's enough to forgive a few issues in pitching. It demonstrates clearly that there is more to pleasing an audience than good musicianship, which is hardly ever enough in itself.

So, well done will.i.am - if you were British we would almost be calling you a national treasure.

By David Mellor Wednesday June 6, 2012
Online courses from Audio Masterclass

Free Ebook - Equipping Your Home Recording Studio

Set up your home recording studio in the very best way possible. Learn how to select equipment and solftware all the way through from microphones to monitors. Learn more...

Welcome to Professional Audio

Come on the Audio Masterclass FREE COURSE TOUR. A short series of tutorials to welcome you to the challenging world of professional audio. Learn more...

How to Avoid These 4 Huge Mistakes In Audio

Are you making these 4 simple mistakes again and again in your home recording studio? They are easy to identify and avoid, so you don't have to. Learn more...