Adam Lopez

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 six-octave vocal range. From 2008 to 2018, he was 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). He currently heads the vocal faculty at Sheldon College's Australian School of the Arts.[2]

Adam Lopez
Birth nameAdam Lopez Costa
Born (1975-08-26) 26 August 1975 (age 45)
OriginBrisbane, Australia
GenresLatin, pop
Occupation(s)Head of the vocal faculty at Sheldon College's Australian School of the Arts
Years active2005–present
LabelsABC Music/Universal
Alma materQueensland Conservatorium of Music


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 recordEdit

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Lopez held the world record for highest vocal note produced by a male from 2008 to 2018. 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. On 20 January 2018, the record was surpassed by Xiao Lung Wang from China recognised by Guinness World Record for singing E8 or 5,243 Hz.[5]


Studio albumsEdit

  • 2005: The Popera EP
  • 2006: Showstopper
  • 2008: Till the End of Time
  • 2014: Kaleidoscope
  • 2017: This Heart of Mine


  • 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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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