A lot of people assume that in order to be a professional Singer, you need to have a top-notch, powerhouse voice that can break windows and blow the roof off of any building you’re performing in. This would certainly be nice, but it’s not necessary, and, in fact, there are times when it’s not even the best option.
The world already has a Mariah Carey, an Adele, a Christina Aguilera, and hundreds of other professionally-trained near-perfect vocalists, and while I’m not suggesting you don’t need to learn how to sing, it’s not necessarily about having the “best” singing voice — it’s about making your voice work for you.
Look at some of the biggest vocalists in the music industry — Katy Perry, Kesha, Rihanna…the list goes on and on — none of these people are the best Singers who have ever come along, but they are some of the greatest and most successful pop superstars of all time.
They may not have the range, but they know what they are doing, and they know what songs work for them, how to carry them, and how to command a room. They were chosen by A&R people and executives at record labels, despite some of their vocal shortcomings, and there’s nothing to say you can’t earn this attention as well.
You should take vocal lessons and practice regularly, but not every tune requires the highest of highs or the longest notes, especially if you’re looking to make rock, pop, electronic, or hip-hop music.