vo·​cal·​ist | \ ˈvō-kə-list How to pronounce vocalist (audio) \

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hired a vocalist for their jazz band

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Fantasia first talked about the collaboration between the three R&B vocalists during an Instagram Live interview back in April, according to Power 105.1. Paula Rogo, Essence, "Fantasia Hints At New Music With Brandy And Jazmine Sullivan," 16 June 2019 In a fascinating collaboration, three utterly distinctive Bay Area vocalists are joining forces to celebrate the album Thursday at Freight & Salvage. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "3 SF Bay Area singers celebrate classic Alison Krauss album," 3 June 2019 And while Brooks is masterful in each and every number, a show about divas could have employed at least one female vocalist. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, "Tap Theatre’s fun diva spectacle needs rehearsal, and maybe a diva," 24 June 2018 The series was actually created by My Chemical Romance lead vocalist, Gerard Way. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast of "The Umbrella Academy" and Their Characters," 26 Feb. 2019 The Strawberry Girls periodically pairs up with different guest vocalists on its records, which creates an interesting patchwork effect with different singers altering the vibe, taking things in an emo, hip-hop or pop direction. John Adamian, courant.com, "Britney Spears, Tory Lanez, Kimya Dawson: Seven Concert Highlights," 7 July 2018 That’s Entertainment: Gershwin to Sondheim Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops open their summer season with a selection of show tunes, standard and more; with guest vocalists Liz Callaway, Aaron Lazar and Brighton Thomas. Matt Cooper, latimes.com, "The week ahead in SoCal classical music: Pasadena Pops, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and more," 16 June 2018 Jordan Dreyer, the vocalist of the post-hardcore quintet, harpoons the air with his entire body, while singing with a controlled anguish. Greta Moran, Teen Vogue, "The Culture of Sexual Harassment at Music Festivals Like Coachella Could Be Changing," 3 May 2019 Another Springs/Rogers/Sturken track, the song is a uptempo lament on the insatiable power of attraction in which the vocalist alternates between seductively welling her voice into one verse and then tersely recoiling into the next. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Indigo’ by Kandace Springs Review: Adding Emotion Through Precision," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of vocalist

1790, in the meaning defined above

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vo·​cal·​ist | \ ˈvō-kə-list How to pronounce vocalist (audio) \

Kids Definition of vocalist

: a person who sings : singer

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to take the place or position of

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