As my system slowly works itself up the food-chain, I can clearly hear more reverb in recordings - particularly with vocalists.   Why is it added with singers who have great voices?   With studio recordings, the room acoustics should be fine.  For that matter, they might even be in a booth.  (Reverb makes sense in recordings with not so great voices.)

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It's about how the vocal sits in the entire mix.  It's a choice and it can be well or poorly done, but in general it's independent of the vocalist's singing or voice abilities.  Do a web search for "reverb on vocals" and you'll see how large a topic this is.  And yes, sometimes an appropriate choice would be to not use reverb (echo, delays, ambiance, etc.), but it really depends on the song and the arrangement.