Adam Lopez

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Adam Lopez
Birth name Adam Lopez Costa
Born (1975-08-26) 26 August 1975 (age 42)
Origin Brisbane, Australia
Genres Latin, Pop, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Classical music, Pop rock, Dance-pop, Electronica
Occupation(s) Head of the vocal faculty at Sheldon College's Australian School of the Arts
Years active 2005–present
Labels ABC Music/Universal
Alma mater Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Adam Lopez Costa (born 26 August 1975), billed as Adam Lopez, is an Australian pop musician, vocal coach, and session vocalist. He is noted for his ability to produce extremely high notes in his whistle register and for his extensive vocal range. He is currently a Guinness World Record holder[1] for singing the highest note (by a male) and a half step below the E in the 8th octave (E8), or a tone and a semitone above the highest note on a standard 88-key piano. He currently heads the vocal faculty at Sheldon College's Australian School of the Arts.[2]


Lopez was the second of three sons born to Spanish parents, Manuel Jesús López Pérez and María Del Rosario Costa Velasco. Both of his parents were musicians. Having started singing at the age of three, Lopez was a treble (boy soprano) by age ten. After finishing high school, Lopez studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University.[3] He spent five years there studying opera, although he spent a total of ten years developing his distinctive vocal abilities.

In addition to solo work, Lopez has worked as a session vocalist, singing backing vocals for Mariah Carey, Debelah Morgan, Keith Urban, Vanessa Amorosi, and other Australian artists. He has also worked in television and radio.

His 2008 Latino album titled Till The End of Time features Australian jazz musician James Morrison on trumpet.[4]

World record[edit]

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Lopez holds the world record for highest vocal note produced by a male. That pitch is designated D8 in note-octave notation; it is three semitones above the highest note on a standard grand piano or 4435 Hz. Before achieving this record, Lopez held the previous Guinness World Record for singing a C8 in 2005.In 2018, the record has been surpassed by Xiao Lung Wang (王曉龍)from China recognised by Guinness World Record for singing E8 or 5,243 Hz.[5]


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2005: The Popera E.P
  • 2006: Showstopper
  • 2008: Till the End of Time
  • 2014: Kaleidoscope


  • 2014: "When All Is Said And Done"
  • 2014: "Paper Boat"
  • 2015: "You / Holiday" – double single


  1. ^ Lopez, Adam (27 October 2008). "Adam Lopez - Highest Vocal Note- Guinness World Record". YouTube. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Famous Queensland Conservatorium Of Music Alumni". 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Till The End of Time
  5. ^ Guinness World Records

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