Are most big name singers trained or just naturals?
I was wondering - everyone has their 'musical heroes' that they look up to from whatever genre you're into. For the famous singers who have exceptionally good voices, did they receive vocal training to get that good or where they just naturals? I've always wondered whether rock singers like Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Bruce Dickinson, Steve Perry, Bryan Adams and all the big 80s rock singers with powerful and high voices were formally trained or whether they were just lucky enough to have naturally good voices.
That brings me to my second question - is there really such a thing as a 'naturally good singer'? I don't know how some singers can be so exceptional without any form of vocal training. Surely it can't be true, but I don't know. Whatever the answer, I still believe any singer is going to be a better singer if they have proper training than one who doesn't.
I've heard that some record companies hired vocal coaches for the bands they signed, but not sure if it's true in all cases.
What are your thoughts on this subject?