n. (context music English) A singer (or one of a small group of singers) who provides lead vocals to a song
The lead vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard. The lead singer either leads the vocal emsemble, or sets against the emsemble as the dominant sound. In vocal group performances, notably in soul and gospel music, and early rock and roll, the lead vocalist takes the main vocal part, with a chorus provided by other group members as backing vocalists.
Especially in rock music, the lead vocalist or solo singer is often the frontman or frontwoman, who may also play one or more instruments and is often seen as the leader or spokesman of the group by the public. As an example in rock music, Mick Jagger is the lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Similarly in soul music, Smokey Robinson was the lead singer of The Miracles.
Lead Vocalist is a compilation album released by Rod Stewart on 22 February 1993 (see 1993 in music). It was released by Warner Bros. Records in the UK (WX 503) and Germany (WEA 9362 45258-1/2), but was never released in the US. Three songs from this album either had previously or would be released as singles: "Tom Traubert's Blues", "Shotgun Wedding", and "Ruby Tuesday".
Usage examples of "lead vocalist".
Coll, George Dorn and the lead vocalist of the American Medical Association, which group was at that moment boarding a plane at Kennedy International Airport for the Ingolstadt gig.
He can't really call it a song, not when the lead vocalist simply shrieked most of the lyrics at the top of his lungs.
With all sense and judgement being sacrificed in the name of compromise, it was agreed not only that everybody should get to choose a song, but in the absence of any consensus on a lead vocalist, that they should each get to sing it too.
He poked his thumb toward the speakers as the lead vocalist began the second verse.
I'm the only white man who ever was lead vocalist in Jamaica Juice, I mean medicine is one thing, but Bob Marley and the Waiters is something else.
There were three of them, the lead vocalist a two-and-a-half-rnetre giant naked to the waist with what looked like Nakamura's entire muscle graft sales for the year wrapped around his arms and trunk.
Perched on a shadowy staircase, the lead vocalist and lyricist for the British band called the Cure had been captured by the camera in an implacably Gothic moment.
Alf, I'd like to introduce Ashton Ash, lead vocalist for the IT, the most popular singing group of a generation.