Robert John Arthur Halford (born 25 August 1951) is a British musician, songwriter and an author.
He is best known as the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest.
He is famous for his powerful wide-ranging voice and his trademark leather-and-studs image, both of which became iconic in heavy metal.
In addition to his work with Judas Priest, he has been involved with several side projects, including Fight, Two, and Halford.
AllMusic says of Halford: "There have been few vocalists in the history of heavy metal whose singing style has been as influential and instantly recognizable...
able to effortlessly alternate between a throaty growl and an ear-splitting falsetto".
Halford was voted number 33 in the greatest voices in rock by Planet Rock listeners in 2009.