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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Selena Gomez- Vocal Profile/ Range



Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range:  2 Octaves, one note and a semitone E3-F#5
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Sold, clear tone to the low/mid range and chest voice, with a warm, soft head voice.
Vocal Negatives: Voice doesn't appear to have much dexterity, and the lack of vibrato on the chest notes make them sound a little harsh to the ear.






76 comments:

  1. I've been listening to a few Selena Gomez songs recently and I was wondering if you were ever going to do a profile on her, haha. Anyway, I was watching some YouTube videos comparing her and Demi Lovato and all the comments were like "Selena can't sing!" "Demi's voice is out of this world!" But I actually like her voice. I totally agree with the pluses and negatives though.

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  2. Forgive my ignorance, but is she from the Disney stable? They certainly like their singers with a lot of production on their voices! Jeez, I can barely get a handle on what she actually sounds like. It makes me sad that the studios have started making everyone sound the same.

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  3. She is indeed of Disney  Stock, and i agree that she sounds awfully processed.

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  4. Her OWN voice, not processed, is double worse than this studio tapes. Why not taking her live perfomances and makin' video of them? You know, while Miley's and Demi's voices are not that far from their studio tapes, Selena's ones are mostly horrible/ And, by the way, what's the font's name, that is used in this video?

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  5. Demetria Diamandis30 October 2011 17:05

    I don't even understand why in name of earth her profile is here on this site. This girl can't sing to save her life. She is terrible and is very lucky that Auto Tune is around.

    PS

    2 octaves, one note and a semitone, you say????
    ROFLMAO I needed a huge laugh today, thanks!!!!! 

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  6. Selena Gomez is the WORST 'singer' ever. She CAN'T SING. Accept this fact. Her voice is HORRIBLE. She can't sing AT ALL. Live or Studio, it doesn't matter. Such an untalented and awfully processed person should not be featured on this illustrious site.

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  7. i thought she was a soprano... her voice is pretty high

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  8. lucas chermont dos santos12 February 2012 23:43

    her voice isn't horrible, people are just drama queen, but she can't really sing.

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  9. She sounds like a mezzo on studio but she is most definitely a true contralto. She speaks in a series of notes in the lower 3rd and 2nd octave and I heard her sing in the 2nd register once too.

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  10. shes not a mezzo-soprano! you guys make a lot of mistakes... she more of an alto, but somewhat a contralto! but you put miley cyrus as contralto wow! thats weird and shes not that great of a singer i saw her live here in vegas, she couldnt even hit any notes! high or barely low, she just kept pointing the mic at the audience 

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  11. when i said shes not that great of a singer, i meant selena... not miley! miley is an amazing singer

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  12. An Alto is basically anything from a Baritone to a Mezzo Soprano. So you kind of ruined yourself here. Selena hasn't really demonstrated much Dexterity to even properly place her but her lower notes are too weak (so is the rest of her range) to be considered her comfort zone. A mezzo is a good spot to place her until she shows off some actual skill since all of her range seems to be at an equal level of untrained muscle.

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  13. her range is contralto, her voice is very light. she tends to just talk her songs though.

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  14. she can sing?LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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  15. auto tune ... that is all i hear 

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  16. She's not a singer at all ...I mean she sings to an extent like any other normal person out there . Have u watched her live singing ? It's horrible!! She can't even produce any sound! It's so soft and out of tune..she uses much autotune !! Sorry fans but she cant sing! She's good at acting not singing! She should be giving other people chances ya now!!

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  17. Hey, create a profile about Selena Quintanilla's vocal range. It would be very interesting.

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  18. Selena Gomez is very very lyric contralto-ish. Listen to her live. I'm pretty sure with training she would be able to sing second octave. Her speaking voice is super low and she posseses a dark timbre. But she needs lessons five hours a day. She can't sing to save her cat. She sounds really really processed and auto tuned in all songs

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  19. Although I've never been to a Selena concert, I've watched few videos of her shows online. Is she even singing? I mean, the backup music's all loud and the harmonizing singers rocked on stage. I'm not blaming the stage producer or the one who takes care of sound systems. She sings normally..... yeah .... but when it comes to the hard parts of the song, her awkward voice was like disappeared and, like as I said before, the background music and singers comes to life, which was like almost all the time.

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  20. She's not the worst singer on earth, I mean really haven't you seen those american idol auditions...Selena is no Demi or no where near it but she's not the WORST
    singer' in the world

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  21. Her voic may not be the most talented Or developed one, but, that doesnt mean yiu shold bash her. Seeing as you probabl cant do half as good in front of a thousand people, now can you? And evn if you could, please learn to respect others and the effort they put into their life and their careers.

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  22. She's not the worst singer in the world..she just sings songs that she cant sing live..It's really pathetic really

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  23. If she wants to be a singer , she better be serious and get lessons. I mean there are thousands and millions a hundred times more talented out there. She should give chances and respect them. To do so, she should sing properly. She's very lucky that the record company accepted her and that auto tune is around. Obv she isn't the worst singer but it pisses me off that there are more hardworking and capable people and Selena earns with a less amount of both!

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  24. TheTomimomi45528 June 2012 20:59

    Her vocal range is Bb2 - A5 - A5/C6.....She hit Bb2 live in studio....She hit A5 in full voice live and in studio too and she A5 and C6 in head voice too. :)

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  25. hey! I can't imagine her hitting a Bb2, but if you can direct me to the songs I'll check em out :D! Oh and you seem to know her music better than I, so do you have any positives and negatives to add?

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  26. I thought she was a contralto. Not that it matters, since she can't sing either way.

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  27. But she WHISPERS. She CAN'T even sing. She's supposed to be an ACTRESS.

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  28. 2 octaves??dat sad right theree!she cant sing!!!!

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  29. As its been said on this site many times, the number of notes a person can hit does not equate wether they can sing or not. Vanessa Williams does not have a massive range but is a gorgeous vocalist. I will agree though Selena is abysmal at best, I think I would rather listen to Hyena's being tortured...

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  30. I can probably add to that list. She cannot effectively use her voice live due to bad breath support and struggles to belt notes at all. Her low notes are the best part of her range. Her head voice, while soft, is very weak and lacks resonance because of, again, her bad technique.

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  31. I wish I was british.. ;D27 September 2012 01:35

    She is an Alto-Mezzo.

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  32. She sounds more like an Alto to be me she doesn't really have that lightness in her voice.

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  33. To all her critics .. You can't really change that she is famous... You can't change the way she sings... Let her sing in her 2 octaves ... If she uses autotune SO BE IT... You would probably need it trying to sing a year without rain.

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  34. you are all wrong .. she can sing :))) all of the people can sing .. the level just depends. hope you know what i mean .xD

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  35. SOOOO WRONG! SELENA IS A WONDERFUL SINGER,IF Y'ALL WOULD GIVE HER THE CHANCE LETTING HER SHOW US WHERE HER REAL SINGING
    TALENT IS! Y'ALL KNOW THE B2? THAT LOW NOTE WHICH CAN NOT EVEN REACHED BY YOUR *DEMI LOVATO*? SELENA HIT IT:-*! NO JOKE,GO ON YOUTUBE ,JEALOUS BITCHES. THAT'S A REASON TO HAT YOU.. POOR SEL,YOUR FUC*** WORDS AND THOUGHT MUST BE HORRIBLE,AND THEY ARE DEFINITELY WRONG,GET THE FACTS CLEAR.

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  36. She really did! Go on youtube... and check selema gomez vocal range out! She's really good in the 2nd register*-*

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  37. First, writing in caps isn't gonna make your opinion more relevant. Here we talk about facts. Yes Selena has a beautiful tone but her vocal abilities and technique are very subpar. It's impossible that she ever took singing lessons, because her voice is the one of a begginer. It's not hating it's a fact. And yes, Demi is a lot better.

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  38. Hahahaha yes,facts! B2,do you know where that note is? It's extremely low... and NO,Demi Lovato can not hit it,this is a fact:-* And btw I knoe that Demi is better at singing.. but I can also sing those high notes,didn't even have had vocal lesson,Demi had;-) Just wanna say,that you should check out youtube and sel singing.. High Notes aren't the only notes:-) Remeber Amy Winehouse!!! R.I.P

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  39. Yes I know that B2 is a low note. In fact it's a note that most contralto can hit. Cher, Rihanna, Britney Spears, I've heard them sing B2. But singing is not about HITTING notes, it's about singing them. But I'm not sure to understand your point here... I already checked Selena's live performances a while back and I bought her latest album When the sun goes down.

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  40. selena can't sing... i'm sorry to disappoint you, but it's very true. i've heard her sing live, and trust me when i say that it's not a pretty sound.

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  41. She can learn from singing lessons and learn how to better use her range

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  42. selena is not a mezzo soprano. she is Contralto

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  43. She is indeed a mezzo.... Her voice doesn't have the characteristics of a contralto. Her tone is thick to be honest.....Which I can see why it leads to some confusion. However, her belts tell a different story. She retains a bit of weight and they bright of a typical mezzo.


    Mezzos can have dark, heavy lower registers and retain all their weight up to their highest belt. Look at Tasha Cobs and Anastasia which are both dramatic-mezzo soprano equvalents by pop standards.


    I'm definitely not saying she is a dramatic mezzo like the two listed. I am however saying she is a dark mezzo....That also gets me thinking. As a whole, we need to come up with a system for gauging pop vocals and matching them with there operatic equivalents.

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  44. I doubt it would improve her voice much. She's like Taylor Swift, except on a smaller scale of severity.

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  45. Yes & im my opinion Gomez can sing.. sure,she's not the best singer but i really love listening to her unique voice! And for me it's incredible how low she can go as a Mezzo- soprano& that just shows me that she's way better in the lower register and that she reaches more there.. See Britney Spears,an icon,wasn't that great at singing too:) And she is only a singer.. Selena is doing music for fun,demi for passion.. 2 ways and happily 2 different kind of music directions! Done:)

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  46. Yes she CAN sing of course. Britney's technique is not great, but what she does with her voices covers her technical faults. She can mold her tone in a lot of sounds and she has a very unique way of delivering her vocals, you can't compare. Selena is not HORRIBLE, she sings on pitch most of the time but she is very limited. And I like her last album, she's cool, she's fun, yes.

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  47. Demi lovato can sing any note better then selena gomez. Just because u like selena doesn't mean u can say stuff about her that u think is better then demi. If u can't find a B2 from demi then it probably means that she doesn't have a song out where she attempted to hit that note. I've noticed demi hits different notes depending on what song she sings. Also u must realise selena sings her songs so pitchy whereas demi sings her songs effortless. Pitchtyness does not count so therefore selena can't sing.

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  48. I've actually checked out Selena's B2 and I can't find it. The only one I found was a Bb2, and are u kidding- selena was messing around. Alot of guys do notes like that because its very low and selena doesn't have a low voice. Demi has never done that note because she never attempted to sound like a guy. If she wants to mess around too, I gaurentee u that she can do better. Demi has done low notes like Bb3, something that selena hasn't attempted. Like I said on my other comment it all depends on the song. Selena sounds good with autotune on her cd but she really sucks live. Most of her fans admit that she sucks live. U just prefer selena to demi so u would make up a whole bunch of crap about her. Demi has done a vocal battle against christina agulera, and I'll bet u that christina hasn't tried to do a Bb2 unless she was so ridiculously low and felt like sounding like a damn guy. Don't use this whole Bb2 excuse as to why u think selena is better then demi. It's one notes. Lets see selena belt like demi. I bet she can't even attempt to do that.

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  49. IF YOU SAY SELENA IS A CONTRALTO PLEASE KILL YOURSELF YOU IDIOT, OR SHUT THE HELL UP, YOU-DONT-KNOW-ANYTHING-ABOUT-RANGES then, shut up you idiots, do you know that the only girls who are real contraltos is because they sound like a man? I'm studying music, so please if you're just an amateur dont talk, cause it's stupid what you're saying. Selena is a mezzo, i a gree with this one. REAL contraltos only sound like a man, like Celia Cruz or Shirley Bassey, not Adele or Rihanna. Please study if you want to talk about this.

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  50. Seriously dude, what's with the shouting and the aggressive insults?
    It's just a blog.

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  51. Black Robin9 May 2013 23:15

    Lets get something straight. You get handed a book on music... You read some stuff about vocal classification... You learn a little something, something... You then come here and belittle people less fortunate to understand that she is not a contralto. I can't express enough that that is not the point of this website. If you want to abuse the purpose of this website, your IP should be banned perminantly.


    No one here deserved to be insulted in such a way. And also you are wrong. if you look at range alone without hearing her voice, anyone could be fooled into thinking she is a contralto. Upon hearing her vocal weight, her tessitura, and per passagio is when one can gauge what she should be classified as.


    Seriously though, whatever has you butt hurt needs to halt it's practice of the matter because you seem to have a serious rage issue. Calm that mess down and learn how to respectfully disagree.

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  52. Selena is a great actress than a singer. she does sing well but not as spontaneous as the other singers but she sings ok one thing is that she should practice to project her voice a little bit better when she sings live because she sings too quiet and u are not able to hear her beautiful voice that way

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  53. Here is the video of her hitting a B♭2. http://youtu.be/RU5n0xehvQI?t=3m2s She hits a C♯3 as well.

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  54. It's because of her pretty face, the fact that she was already popular and can therefore become a product like Britney and Rihanna, who also aren't good singers but are very famous for what they do.

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  55. Her live versions of "Come and Get it" are horrible, especially her Dancing on the Stars one.

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  56. haha "Dancing ON the Stars" that would be interesting to see

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  57. her vocals range is 3 octavets

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  58. I honestly think she is a horrible live singer

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  59. i think she is a contralto but who cares? she can't sing

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  60. I keep laughin hysterically at this: http://vinescope.com/best-woman-voice-583.html

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  61. Why does she have a profile? Isn't this for singers

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  62. you sure she's awesome singing live? i've seen her once time, and i need my money back ! it's horrible !

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  63. why she has a profile? you should make one of gabrielle aplin or nina nesbitt, they both great singer unlike selenur.

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  64. Some of you guys are being too harsh on her, I know that's she's not close from being a powerful vocalist like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato, etc. I'm also aware that she's inconsistent with her live performances, but she actually sounds good in most of her acoustic performances imo.



    Btw, her lowest note is Bb2, someone posted a video in the comments :)

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  65. Pfff, her Bb2 isn't even sung it's an extremely unimpressive and weak tone. I don't even know why I called it note, it's spoken not sung.

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  66. a mezzo-soprano has a HUGE ass range....

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  67. I hate the unique type where someone sounds like they are singing through their fucking nose..

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  68. In my opinion, I think it is fair to say that she is not a fairly good singer - auto-tuned songs, strained high notes, inability to sing notes at A5 and above without problems etc, but I feel that she has her good traits too - impressive low notes that are dark enough. I just feel that she is developing on her voice. Even though I gave her a D on my blog, I feel that if she can improve vocally, I may bump her grade up to a C.

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  69. I cound't help myself. ahuahuauhahuauhau I kept laughing and laughing. Best vocals ever.

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  70. I'll let the facts clear and very real for fanatic one: Selena can't sing nowadays especially live so get over that sorrow and accept the reality, period, you faint.

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  71. And four months later I still keep on laughing like and idiot xD

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  72. She has the same range as Bieber, they suite each other... now to listen 2 some Queen AKA REAL SINGING!

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  73. Selena isn't a very good singer at all. live, her notes are flat, and she has absolutely no control when it comes to belting. Her low notes Are her only strength, and even then, she sings so low you can't hear them at all. hopefully vocal training is in her future. It could help A lot.

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