When we’re talking about truly great singers, there’s no question that these people are born with their talent. Artists like Mariah Carey and Celine Dion clearly have been graced with naturally beautiful singing voices. Great male artists like Josh Groban and Harry Connick Jr. were also born with the advantage of their voices. These truly talented singers do not need the often-employed tool of digitalization to enhance their songs. Their voices alone can hold an audience after they’ve learned how to use them.
Of course not everyone born with a great voice will dream of becoming a singer. For today’s most talented artists, passion is the driving force behind their careers. The circumstances of an individual’s upbringing also have an effect on what they choose to pursue in life. In the case of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, both women obviously had a fondness for music starting at a very young age. They were also inspired by family members who were already involved in the business. These family connections (circumstances) would undoubtedly help when it comes to getting oneself established in the world of music. Carey’s mother happened to be a former opera singer and vocal coach. People revealed that she started teaching Mariah to sing at just 3 years old, after seeing the toddler imitate her as she practiced opera. Josh Groban was also born into a musical family, his father being an accomplished pianist who could play by ear. In an in-depth biography done for the Encyclopedia of World Biography, Groban credits both his parents for introducing him to a variety of musical styles.
As is the case with most professions, great singers don’t become amazing at what they do overnight. Instead, they hone their craft, working with a voice coach in an attempt to perfect their sounds. Josh Groban was reportedly taking voice lessons and attending the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts when he was discovered in 1998. His voice coach was the person who handed his tape over to Grammy Award-winning producer/composer David Foster. Celine Dion was hard at work by the age of 12, letting go of her adolescence to pursue music. The majority of the U.S.A. came to know the Canadian singer through her work done on the “Titanic” soundtrack in 1998. However, a 1994 Time magazine article said that Dion had seven French albums to her name by the time she turned 18. Such a feat is not only impressive but indicative of the hard work she put in as a teenager.
We often look back and realize that before great singers shoot to stardom, they were active within the entertainment community. It’s a way to “climb the ladder” early in their careers and symbolizes their perseverance in an industry where fame and success are not easy to come by and impossible to have overnight. Christina Aguilera is immensely talented, with such a clear and powerful voice that she often performs acapella flawlessly. As a child Christina starred in the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club, a TV series where she demonstrated her ability to sing and perform. She was signed to RCA records after working on a soundtrack for the Disney film “Mulan”. Celine Dion was hard at work by the age of 12, letting go of her adolescence to pursue music. According to a Time magazine article published in 1994, Dion had seven French albums to her name by the time she turned 18. Such a feat is not only impressive but indicative of the hard work she put in as a teenager.
Talented singers are gifted with a voice with which they’ve learned to control. Their musical success is not determined by their voice, but by their perseverance and dedication to doing what they love.