Results: Who is the ‘Vocal Bible’ of This Generation?

Published: Thursday 17th Jan 2013 by Rashad
(Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Adele)

We asked…and boy did you answer!  With a whopping total of over 12,000 votes, the faithful fans of Adele, Beyonce, Brandy, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, and Rihanna more replied in droves to support their favorites in this vocal contest.

One of our best yet, we asked ‘Who is the Vocal Bible of this generation’?  Who is, so to speak, the textbook of vocal prowess for this generation and those after it to follow?

Trailing the steps of legends Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and more, the divas selected for this showdown have proven themselves to be at the top of their respective games – showing off a range, power, and control absent from many of their chart competitors.

Without further adieu, your choice for vocal supremacy awaits:






It’s Brandy!


Indeed, despite #Fighters pulling out all the stops to hoist their fave to the top in the battle of the vocal beasts (to much success during most of the contest), it appears the #Starz shone brightest in this showdown – rocking the vote to give B-Rocka approximately 44% total.

Beating the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, Beyonce, and more, fans of the soon-to-be Mrs. Press certainly cite the contralto’s skillful combination of powerful belts, acute melismatic showings, and incomparable use of her lower register as reason she should wear the crown of ‘VB’.

Nearly 20 years since her debut, the ‘Put It  Down’ diva has apparently been putting it down long before she became a household name.  Take a look at baby Brandy tearing it up below:

Calculation based on poll’s status as of January 14th at 11:59pm

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  1. Love January 17, 2013

    YES! Justice has been served. Brandy reigns.

  2. the real xoxo January 17, 2013

    Shes a worthy contender.
    Overrated though.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 17, 2013


    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) January 17, 2013

      Omg, I thought I was the only one who thought her vocals were sooo overrated! Thank you xoxo

      • GOGO January 17, 2013


    • LndoftheBlind January 17, 2013

      Nothing is overrated about Brandy. Her voice reigns supreme. If anything she is underrated. What’s overrated are these barely dressed thirsty bleached out whores whose claim to fame are the nude photos and magazine covers they release every year. #notalentgonaked

      • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

        How is she overrated? Have u heard her sing? Her voice has drasticallychanged over the yrs & she has improved her riffs

      • irene46 January 17, 2013

        overrated?! all of these no singin’ auto tuned wenches that aren’t fit to lick her boots have all public lapping behind them and you call someone with a voice overrated.

        who can forget her epic duet (the boy is mine) with brandy that the whole girl teen thing.

      • irene46 January 18, 2013

        correction: brandy started that whole ‘young girl teen’ thing.

  3. girl No! January 17, 2013

    I guess she gotta win somethin…

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 17, 2013


      • Music Soul Harmony January 17, 2013

        u mad?

    • MONICA AND BRANDY STAF January 17, 2013

      YES YA MAD?????????????

      • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

        she has a grammy,tho so why the hate? she was the original black barbie !!! definition of a black 90s popstar before these new b******!!!!

  4. KOOLERZ January 17, 2013

    LOL, that’s the problem with her fans. They can pound there keyboards, and exhaust their mouse clicks to give her a meaningless title, but don’t go out and buy her album. LMAO. I’m still trying to find it on the charts, but if it ain’t on the charts I know it’s not on the shelf’s. Poor Dat.

    Congrats Brandy on a meaningless Title. Lol. Starz rejoice In yet another flop.

    • truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 17, 2013

      h** hush

    • MONICA AND BRANDY STAF January 17, 2013

      YA MAD?????????? LMFAO

    • Music Soul Harmony January 17, 2013

      Everyone has their peak and end in the commercial world. Fortunately, her talent will never die so keep hating.

    • LndoftheBlind January 17, 2013

      You are the type of f** I despise. You cannot think or reason for yourself, you know nothing of music or talent instead you rely on a RIGGED chart to dictate to you whose music to buy and listen to. There is so much GOOD music not featured on the charts but your ditsy lazy ass cant find music to enjoy for yourself, gotta listen to what the rest of your twirling gay friends listen to. You are nothing but a puppet just like your fave. Have a seat and deal with the title she was given by some of the same people you Stan for. #whyyoumadthough

      • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

        Everyone has their time .
        Kim is flopping
        Mariah flopped
        it doesnt mean they didnt kill it during THEIR TIME !

        brandy killed it for over a decade multiplatinum success!

        Rihanna has been in the game 7 yrs, I’m sure in the next 4-5 she will no longer be as hot

        the objective is to transition & make yourself an ICON before your time is up….

    • Kiddontplay January 17, 2013

      This is sad shyt right here! Let’s exercise the truth. Brandy is a threat in the industry and ppl stay mad! I say this all the time, if Mrs. Norwood, Sonya that is allowed Brandy to do anything and just get naked and sing meanless music, I am sure she would be like out of this world famous, and would’ve lost her mind by now. Give this woman props she’s been sing in the industry since she was what 12years old, or younger. Brandy comes from a grounded family and she remains humble dispite the tittles…..The industry is real deal shyt demons and all, and to be honest she deserves like 12 grammys right now, but to behonest they are coming stop hating and deal with this woman……

  5. CHRIAHANNA January 17, 2013


  6. Twhist January 17, 2013

    Lmfao @ Sam you wanted her to win anyway smh

  7. BEY January 17, 2013

    Brandy is the worthy winner to this yall 🙂

  8. truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 17, 2013


  9. bitchpleaseeeee January 17, 2013

    BIATCH RAGGER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BRANDY IS MY QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. MONICA AND BRANDY STAF January 17, 2013


  11. truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans B****!!) January 17, 2013

    death at sam’s Rhianna shade lololol!!!!

  12. Greg January 17, 2013

    She sooo deserved this!! She is too often dismissed as the chick with the deep voice and she is SO much more than. She’s a singers favorite singer! We (no I’m not famous but I do sing for a living) understand the different textures and colors she has to her voice and how she uses it effortlessly. So many singers, even the big powerhouse belters, tend to hav just one tone and have great voices with no character .. Brandy is a beast vocally and I saw someone above say she’s overrated!? Please brandy has ALWAYS been criminally underrated for her talent and influence (harmonies, adlibs etc.)

  13. Savannah January 17, 2013

    TGJ you guys KNEW that the “vocal bible” title was GIVEN to Brandy years ago!!! Y’all just wanted to start a Stan war. No one was referred to as the VB prior to Brandy SMH!

    • Todd January 17, 2013

      Right no one else was called the vocal bible everybody know it was giving to brandy!!!! Come on people!!!

    • LndoftheBlind January 17, 2013

      I think Sam was trying to prove a point. It’s his way of acknowledging true talent that is often over looked in a sea of hype and scandal: blonde wigs, g-strings, blunts, tits, fair skin and a dance beat. Brandy was the first to do it (empire wise) and they still reference her vocal abilities.

      Solange would be proud 😉


      • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013


        Brandy = Vocal Bible

        Nuff said !

  14. Music Soul Harmony January 17, 2013

    I knew it. It’s so obvious. Those other commentators that were hating on those other posts feel like s*** now. Lol. I love Brandy. She puts those vocals to work!

  15. ShineBrightLikeAStar January 17, 2013

    Lmao…. the gorlsl are FUMING!
    But yassss … if there was ever any doubt.

  16. That1Star January 17, 2013

    I mean… Duh? Glad she got it. Well deserved and it doesn’t have to mean “the best” or best of all time, so no reason for folks to get their panties in a bunch. For people like India arie, and SO many others that she has inspired, she’s THEIR vocal bible. Deal

  17. Ya Bish! January 17, 2013

    I think Brandy is a fantastic vocalist and is easily among the best female vocalists of THIS generation. However, I think this competition was a bit skewed in her favor by calling it “This Generation’s Vocal Bible” which is a title she already possesses. I think it would’ve been a bit more unbiased if TGJ called it “Best Female Vocalist of This Generation.” Just a thought…Anyways congrats to Brandy!

  18. Monstarebel (F** Boy) January 17, 2013

    GirlBye!!! Ain’t nothing special about this girl’s voice…. its AVERAGE at best….I’ll take beyonce over brandy for being vocal bible….

    • oh baby (b****** will Deal) January 17, 2013

      What! ! Did I just have an optical illusion or something? Monstarebel saying something positive about Beyoncé? Did somebody hack this chile? Loving your new mindset though 🙂

      • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

        Beyonce tone =/= Brandys

        Beyonce sings well and gives good performances but her pitch remains the same throughout the song, she can not give depth and then take it to CHURCH! She remains at a growling tone the entire song !

  19. Lax January 17, 2013

    Man I declare the things that are important to people in their lives!!
    they all are great in their own way!!

  20. Junto January 17, 2013

    Well deserved.
    I’m so glad she’s finally getting the recognition as such an amazing vocalist that’s she’s always been.

  21. euro January 17, 2013

    so brandy is a stronger vocalist than beyonce?

    gerl bye!

    • Janessa January 17, 2013

      I don’t think you can compare these two. They’re so good in their own ways. They make me feel different things and i like it.

      • MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013

        Beyonce is the stronger vocalist but Brandy is the better vocalist. Just like Tina Turner is a stronger vocalist than Aretha Franklin. Bigger doesn’t always mean better.

        Brandy is definitely the better vocalist here!

      • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

        Yes, she is. Beyonce has a higher voice but it is a yodel tone… Brandy’s riffs are unmatched! Closest to her is Kim Burrell!

  22. RobX January 17, 2013

    Christina Aguilera is way better than Brandy’s vocal tbh 🙂

    • Janessa January 17, 2013

      Have you met the word “NEVER”? So, that’s my answer.

      • RobX January 17, 2013

        Your opinion is IRRELEVANT.

      • Janessa January 17, 2013

        So as yours and you’d be surely right if the poll’s name was scream bible. So that’s where it leaves you.

    • Ya Bish! January 17, 2013

      Christina’s voice has the potential to be pretty incredible (tonally, etc.) She overdoes it though, and screams instead of sings her songs, which is really irritating. Brandy’s voice is smooth and she never overdoes it. I’d definitely prefer Brandy’s voice over Christina’s any day.

      • irene46 January 17, 2013

        no shade because christina’s my girl but there’s no way she’s better than brandy. i’ll give she’s just as good as brandy when she’s not screaming…but not better.

  23. Mr. B! January 17, 2013

    Justice, oh sweet justice, indeed has been SERVED…along with all the other ladies up again my girl, BranD!

  24. Ernest January 17, 2013

    THE HATE IS THICK UP IN HERE. Anyway CONGRATS Brandy. Your voice is amazingly flawless. You are the vocal bible and a vocal genius.

  25. MUSICHEAD January 17, 2013

    Indeed she is!

  26. WELOVEBRANDY January 17, 2013


  27. Lax January 17, 2013

    @That Grape and even at that Rihanna is i the top
    5 of the highest paid under 30 for the last couple of years, oh the Irony!!

    • Janessa January 17, 2013

      Britney Spears is making money as well and she sings? No. Rihanna is that type of artist.

    • LndoftheBlind January 17, 2013

      When you pose nude at every chance you get like a good little doggy for the white man it is expected that they’ll elevate her to top 5 status, whatever that means. Look at Halle, exposed her puss and won an Oscar. Also her staged relationship that she’s been milking since her boxing match with Chris helps her career out as well. Once her looks fade, what does she have left? Nothing.

      Brandy’s instrument will be here for decades to come something like Aretha, Anita, and Miss Patti. #Deal

  28. KennDahlsPussy January 17, 2013


    Starz be Putting It Down!

  29. White Girl Mob January 17, 2013

    Brandys a very ugly black women who looks like ET one of the ugliest n****** on this earth no lie

    • BrandySourceMember January 17, 2013

      YASSS b****, FUME from your trailer park piece of s*** house and behind your dusty ass gateway computer. Trash. Now come clean my house.

    • Touché January 17, 2013

      Sybil, seek mental help immediately.

  30. Gezzy January 17, 2013

    i mean dont get me wrong Brandy has great vocals but not the best vocals in our time. FACT

    • irene46 January 17, 2013

      good vocals are good in anyone’s time. the music may not sell but that doesn’t mean the voice is no longer good.

  31. LndoftheBlind January 17, 2013

    Oh the hate is so real and I love it! Brandy got the haters shook. If Brandy wasn’t such a big deal people would congratulate and keep it moving. The bitterness is so telling. The more unlikes we get the more we know that you can’t deal and are mad at her talent. Smh


  32. Realtalk All Day January 17, 2013

    Indeed Brandy is a brilliant vocalist “IN THE STUDIO” but she is NOT the best. Based on live and studio Bey get’s it by a landslide then based on pure talent amd technical skills Jazmine Sullivan has the goods, either of the 2 would sing Brandy off the planet any day of any week but Brandy is a brilliant singer just not nearly the best.

    • irene46 January 17, 2013

      i prefer brandy voice over bey’s any time any day. bey’s a hell of an entertainer but her voice comes off as scratchy and screechy on ballads.

      • Realtalk All Day January 18, 2013

        The thing is “BRANDY CAN’T SING LIVE!!!!! Great in the studio but lip syncs or is very weak live. Bey maintains live, maybe even better because of the emotions. Brandy is no where near Bey. Brandy does brilliant things in the studio or the bathroom and there’s no trickery it’s all skills but she has a very limited range, like a monotone where Bey is a monster who uses her voice like an instrument. No comparison. One is cute with it and the other has the total package. Really Brandy wouldn’t dare get on the stage with Bey or Jazmine.

  33. Danielle January 17, 2013

    and I’m sure your attractive…LMAO

    I’m pretty sure Brandy looks better than you, has more talent, and money than you as well so your opinion is void..

    Brandy’s not only a vocal beast she is a beautiful person inside and out….

    Haters will hate…. Brandy wouldn’t be as recognized as she is with ought you haters 🙂

  34. GAslickmouf January 17, 2013

    Brandy is that chick hands down. Maybe if she started to dress like a s*** umm RiRi and umm Beyonce, then maybe she wuld sale alot more albums. Songs dat have her shakin her ass would help also.

    It seems like most ppl voted Brandy, I jus wish dat everyone dat voted 4her jave dat 211 album. Y vote if u not gona support dat album???

    I did my part and bought 2 albums and voted for her.

    Everyone dat voted go get dat album. Nxt single is do you kno.

    Roll it up, light it up and enjoy that album! And ride and grind to Do You Know.

    Brandy leads while the rest follows. Truth be told.

  35. GOGO January 17, 2013


  36. Matthew Charlery-Smith January 17, 2013

    I don’t rate Brandy so highly. JHud outdoes them all. Leona second. Brandy’s belts are not powerful. She shares that lack with Beyonce. they are both very good at runs.

    You can’t base skill on a fan pole then call it Vocal Bible. Stan Wars directed by Sam Grapejuice, coming to a cinema near you! Written by Beyonce, edited by Kelly and wardrobe by Nick Minaj!!!!

    • Saman January 17, 2013

      Jennifer Hudson always sounds like a screaming mess to me. Doesn’t mean she cant sing but she can be too much. you people are stuck on thinking its about belting and range. Brandy has lower range than half these females and still shits on them when it comes to control and intricacy. She uses her voice as an instrument. Her tone alone and vibrato, how she flows effortlessly, freely, from her mask to her chest voice. The chick is a beast when it comes to transitioning and her placements. Timbaland said it the best “Brandy is the best singer! Her voice is like a humming bird. There’s too many words to describe Brandy, shes just INCREDIBLE”

      • Janessa January 17, 2013

        Y’all confuse loud with volume. Beyoncé did a couple of high notes on the Oscar that outshined JHud, mainly when they were harmonizing. lol Don’t believe me? Watch that performance again, just when Beyoncé enters, JHUD gets lost in that F5 Beyoncé did.

  37. I LOVE RIHANNA!!! January 17, 2013


  38. Jay lyric January 17, 2013

    Lol they all so mad lol .. It’s funny

  39. baker boy January 17, 2013

    get over it people yall already knew Brandy was gone win So Stop the hate…… Such sore Losers….. smh

  40. ASIPOFBRANDY January 17, 2013

    This poll was pointless because the title was already for Bran so how could she win something that was already hers?

  41. mob: that chick cleopatra jones January 17, 2013

    OMG …LOL, the look on J Hud’s ace is priceless!! 🙂

    I love B Rocker but I’m not sure if I would have ever given her the title the “Vocal Bible”! When i think of a “Vocal Bible” I think of Anita Baker, Minnie Riperton, Phylis Hyman, Rolls Royce’s lead vocalist, Teena Marie etc. I think Brandy has a wonderful voice but it simply doesn’t compare to the “old heads” who could sing any of today’s artist into an early grave!

  42. Dane January 17, 2013

    This is laughable…..

  43. BABY T January 17, 2013

    Too bad only black people of this generation know who she is lol

    • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

      Ok? By that same logic Civil rights icons are “irrelevant” bc ghetto hoodlums dont know their names … . ?

  44. Ann January 17, 2013

    Brandy is an amazing singer. Very underrated. The people have spoken!

  45. Monstarebel (F** Boy) January 17, 2013

    brandy doesn’t deserve this s***…

    • PSA (FAF) January 17, 2013

      I suppose Rishitta did? LOOOL

  46. TruthTeller January 17, 2013

    This really can’t be life…stans are really celebrating winning a poll on a blog that no one cares about? Can we try booking a stage that’s not on BET? Essence doesn’t count when you’re sharing it with others. Winning a Grammy for a SOLO performance? Can your album even push 200K units? Monica, Keyshia, Alicia have all outsold her with flop singles. This is how you know your career is over. When all your stans have to rejoice in is winning a poll on a blog. I really cannot.

    • Unapologetic January 17, 2013

      Right!?! I wonder how it feels stanning for a flop….#poordat

  47. Chachanana12 January 17, 2013

    Oh…congrats! My ‘Vocal Bible’ would have been jazmine sullivan…of course for this generation. Nothing compares to the older artists. It’s weird that the farther we go along the more our artists don’t compare 2 people b4 them. Jazmine n Beyonce are my fav singers because of their natural tones but yeah. Congrats

  48. KEVO January 17, 2013


    • Unapologetic January 17, 2013

      Excited huh? How dreadful…

  49. RoyalKev January 17, 2013

    Ok, I felt like a serious attitude forming until I clicked inside this post to see Brocka won! All is well now! … Whether or not you think she’s the best vocalist, Brandy was given that title for specific reasons. She lives up to it and she is an evolved singer that truly deserves it.

  50. NOONE January 17, 2013


  51. KINGBESTFAN January 17, 2013

    Omg you guys are acting like she won a real award lol XD

  52. Touché January 17, 2013

    Hmm….Sam we already new about this so why are are talking about this again all of a sudden? It kind of seems like you’re trying to start a fan war but then again you could easily do that with either a Beyonce, Rihanna, or Nicki ( which would get way more comments), so there most be something more to it.

    • Touché January 17, 2013


  53. Dyllypickles January 17, 2013

    You know, I do love brandy and she truly is underrated but the voice of our generation? That’s a bit of an over statement.

    I truly believe (even though, vocally she may not be the strongest), Beyonce is the choice.

    Brandy is so popular on this site…

  54. credits January 17, 2013

    I have to learn how do a run that quickly. watch at 8:51

  55. Sierra January 17, 2013

    Sam starting s*** again I see. Brandy has already been given this .~_ .~

  56. Bran Star January 17, 2013

    Some of you all still don’t get it. Vocal Bible is NOT the same as “The Voice Of a Generation”. Whitney Houston was the only one who I know with that title. Aretha Franklin Is the Queen of Soul. Donna Summer was the Disco Queen. Gladys Knight is the Empress of Soul. I can go on and on…

    Artists that have reached her level and beyond have titles that people affectionately give them to reflect their talent. Brandy’s title is very fitting as she knows how to use her voice very well. That doesn’t mean that it takes away from any one else’s talents. I find it funny how anyone could even have the audacity to believe that Brandy is an overrated vocalist when she’s often overlooked and not even a dominating force in pop music like she once was.

    However, with the progression of her musical and vocal prowess, she has carved out a nice lane for herself.

  57. NOT A HATER I JUST CRUSH ALOT January 18, 2013

    Brandy is truly the truth. Granted I don’t know much about singing, I just know how she makes me feel when i listen to her. I can rewatch her over and over because I think she is that good. Funny enough most people writing comments couldnt even attempt one of her rifts and sound half as good as she does. Let alone do them at all. Just sit at home right now, click on the video above and attempt the easier ones, let alone the more difficult ones. The girl is a beast and is given props by the likes of Jazmine Sullivan who I also love. Would be great to hear them do a duet.

    Ok I’m done

    Brocka!!! 🙂

  58. mr.m January 18, 2013

    LOL! What is vocal bible?



    Y’all have to deal 😉

    • sean January 22, 2013

      I dunno about Toni there…

  59. ht January 18, 2013

    b**** pleaseeee this is only flop grape juice a b**** don’t care its not like important people voted…. so clearly not… shes not even in beyonce’s league her live shows lately have all been a hot ass mess and her squeaky ass annoying boring voice is not doing it i mean look at her last album sales? need i say more?….

    • Realtalk All Day January 18, 2013

      The truth is people need to be ashamed of themselves for putting Brandy in Bey’s league!!! Not even close.

  60. jay January 18, 2013

    she so ugly and her voice is aggravating and very laughable and those damn body movements she be trying? df is that BS she need to sit down she gettin married her career has been buried she better have kids and hang it up h** sound and look like a rat. #BYE

  61. sean January 22, 2013

    This is the dumbest s*** I’ve ever heard. Of ALL the singers to choose from. And you people running this website allowing this to get posted. Clearly you guys have lost touch with SOUL singing, and I don’t mean the style. I mean singing with SOUL. Brandy’s last album stinks. And I like Brandy, but she is NOT the vocal bible. Y’all are nasty and you need Jesus. God bless you.

  62. Bri May 1, 2015

    i love brandy.. but Jazmine Sullivan will sing her ass over the rainbow and back again on her best day in Jaz’s worst year.

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