Most Overrated Musicians

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The Top Ten

Justin Bieber
I HATE JUSTIN BIEBER. I am a 14 year old girl and most of my friends are obsessed with him, but I don't get it AT ALL. This guy has absolutely NO TALENT, he just qualifies as a singer because a bunch of crazy 10-year-old fan girls wish they had hair like him. I can't even believe he isn't at #1. The JONAS BROTHERS? Really? I haven't even heard of them since 2006. All I can say is, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby NO!
Like the great Arya Stark of Game of Thrones said "Most girls are idiots."


I don't know why he is not at the top in the list? Maybe because he is new and bands like linkin park, evanescence, breaking benjamin are not at their prime. His real fan base are silly girls who don't know anything about the music but just like his childish face. He is just a four day wonder and soon will be at the top of the list
I'm a 12-year-old girl. I hate Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, all those other generic pop singers, Twilight, and I am not a Facebook addict. I am not an attention whore, a fangirl, a prep, an emo, or any sort of bad stereotype. I have friends, a social life and get A's (Yes, I'm Asian. Get over it. ) I don't understand the hype with Justin Bieber. His singing is mediocre. But THE WORST PART IS THE FANGIRLS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY CRITICIZE ANY OTHER FORM OF MUSIC UNRELATED TO JUSTIN BIEBER.
[Newest]Justin Bieber does suck! You people should definitely check out Vic Dibitetto's three rants on him. They really are worth your time I promise. Trust me.
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Madonna is the worst vocalist.. She has no vocal range be it high be it low.. Just keeps sexual themes.. Who made her the Queen of pop.. Its Lady GaGa who is a trained classical musician Rock dance fashion Icon

Moreover he fake blonde hair signifies she is not proud of being a brunette as if being a brunette is a sin.
Madonna is of Italian origin but has not done anything for the Italian music scene.

Her body is just like a man ^^ her vocals like a zero rating vocalist
Why is she so bad? My mom loves Madonna, but it's your opinion and I'm not going to start fights and respect your opinion.


A very below average vocal range. If she tried to be a singer in the 40's or 50's she would have trouble getting a job sweeping a recording studio let alone singing in one.
She's a mediocre singer who uses shock value to draw attention to herself and to distract from her lack of talent. I don't understand why people like her.
[Newest]She's in her fifties now and she's still using shock value to draw attention. Madonna if you're reading this, GROW UP! You're 56 years old. You can't keep this up forever you know!

3Lady Gaga
She's the biggest copycat in the world! She's has money and sucess just because she has copied the Queen of Pop!
The theatrics - meat wearing, semi-nudity and costume gimmicks cover up an average voice and pretty uncomplicated compositions. Yes she has talents (classically trained pianist) but so what? She doesn't seem to use her talents in the slightest.
Yet another blistering melanoma on the sunbed tanned plastic skin that is Popular Music. Idiocracy is here this list is full of proof.
[Newest]Lady Gaga copied Missing Persons. And they're way better than her.

4Taylor Swift
This girl cannot stay on key to save her life. She should be a song-writer with co-writers (b/c without them all her songs sound the same) but NOT "sing". However, she is a brilliant business woman as was writing young women on facebook to be friends when she was just getting started. She knows how to sell her brand and get many people overlook her horrid voice. She is talented but not vocally. VERY overrated.
Nothing important. Just another whiny female country-pop singer who sings about nothing but love.
I've always thought that she was either a psychopath or a lyrical genius. After stats showed that her relationships last less 9 months, and she writes about half an album about each guy, even the ones who don't last that long. She's stalkerish and her once genuine lyrics now sound overprocessed


[Newest]No offense, but all she sings about are break ups. She's not creative when it comes to her music.

Here whole career is based on her ass and looks. All her vocals sound the same and married Jay- Z (the most overrated rapper of all time ) to stay famous. She is talented but is famous for the wrong reasons.
Yes, she is overrated. Because she is more popular with her big butt and her relationship with than with her voice and music. She is always in panties, with open legs.

...And sometimes, when she dance she jumps and tumbles as possessed, metal hen in rut.
No noteworthy contribution to the arts. Crazy in love? A sample from The Chi-Lites' 1970 song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)", used as the song's horn hook. Bootylicious? Seriously? Halo written by One Republic's Ryan Tedder. Total aesthetic appeal compensating for any true artistic value.
[Newest]She talks about how "Flawless" she is and then turns around and talks about how "Pretty Hurts".

6Miley Cyrus
some people doesn't know what music is, they listen to her commercial stupid music!

by the way, THE BEATLES here? since Oasis to SOAD, many bands like them, only a retarded would vote for that in this list. LED ZEPPELIN? I bet the people who voted there likes to listen Justin Bieber. METALLICA and KURT COBAIN ahead Justin Bieber? that's stupid!


shocking to believe she isn't higher and should be in the top 10 along with daughtry


Horrible plastic pop singer... Cheap soulless pop rubbish this is, totally plastic rubbish music... A total insult to the music industry, eek!
[Newest]She's just as bad as Justin Bieber. And she's been looking so desperate lately, it's literally sickening.

7Lil Wayne
This clown sucks! He got booed off the stage at bonaroo, his lyrics suck, he's a whiny little prick. He repeats his lyrics because he's a terrible song writer.

Why the hell are Led Zeppelin, Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Bono, U2, Eminem even on this list. The people who are voting to put these people with actually talent are thick and uneducated. They haven't listened to good music.
I almost doesn't get worse than lil wayne. Dumb thoughtless unlyrical hip-pop. Not to mention the fact that lollipop is one of the worst songs ever made


Definitely the worst popular hip-hop artist of all time. Makes me wanna kill myself.
[Newest]To me rap is crap

8Snoop Dogg
Excuse me, but why is everyone hatin' on Eminem! Just cause ya'll don't like rap and don't understand what real rap is doesn't mean you can just hate on Eminem. He's beast. But Snoop dogg sucks, he doesn't even rap, he just talks without any beat or rythem.


All he does is sell himself out. Rapping with crappy artists like Big Time Rush, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, and even promoting terrible artists like Wiz Khalifa and Far East Movement. This guy truly is a sellout.
Snoopy is lousy rapper. More interested in young girls than music

950 Cent
Led Zeppelin Is over this clown?
what this guy sing is all about gangsta and some nonsense stuff
I wouldn't consider he rap because It's like he was just talking the lyric
nothin special
Those guy who said Led aren't good must not know what rock is voting Led Zeppelin instead of others
I'm not even born around 60's 70's or 80, s
but I love Led Zeppelin
Better than sellout marketing artist these day
and Eminem is the man dude
He really raps somethin meaning full
not just making fun of someone else
those who vote eminem must listen just 2 songs of him
never listen to Like Toy Soldier? Hailey's song? Mockingbird? My Daddy's gone crazy? Lose Yourself? Beautiful? and so on
He's not making fun at all
actually he really rap

These should be voted
The Jonas Brothers
Soulja Boy
Miley Cyrus
Pete Wentz
Lil Wayne
Justin Timberlake
Fall Out Boy
Avril Lavigne


people who commented and vote for a7x, 30seconds to mars, slipknot and linkin park you SUCK...! don't vote them becase they are popular.. they will never get overrated to us.. True music lovers... 50 cent, solja guy or whatevr they are music eaters... dnt call them mussians... justin kid, miley cyrus, rihanna, michel jaka... etc... can they sing...


I don't get it. And that's a good thing.


10Kurt Cobain
All the time, I see him on lists of great guitarists and being one of the best guitarists ever. He was never even that good of a guitarist. He knew it too! He would say all the time that he wasn't that great of a player. His solos were sloppy and not that unique, his riffs were repetitive, his clean and acoustic stuff was just too simple, and not to mention that he screwed up about every show!
I'm sorry but this guy in the top 25 of Rolling stones top 100 guitarists and Slash not in top 100, somethings messed up, I respect him, but the hype around how good he is is way too big, there best song is not the crowning achievement in rock, all they did was make Grunge popular, which isn't even that good of music
Kurt wrote honest lyrics, hard to listen to his singing and he was an ok guitar player at best. He just happen to hit it when there was a desire for something other than glam rock. There were a lot of other bands that came out at the same time that have better lyrics and musical talent.
[Newest]He was an amazing musician, but he is very overrated.

The Contenders

11Nicki Minaj
Exposed garbadge. Can't rap even if her life depended on it. She sound's like a drunk monkey and a constipated gorilla mixed together. She alway's make's these random ass noises in the middle of a verse. And these weird ass faces. She does nothing but waves her fake a$$ and titties in the air thinking she's getting to Broadway or something. All of her song's make no sense and within 10 seconds of the song will have you pounding your head up against the wall. Her favorite thing to sing about is " stupid hoe's" which is based on one of her songs " stupid hoe" that had me rushing to the hospital because of bleeding from my ear's. I wish she would just leave the hip hop industry alone.
Sure it takes talent to rap like that but it doesn't change the fact that her lyrics make no sense AT ALL. I'm a junior in high school and literraly everyone is obsessed with nicki minaj. Nicki's music it WAY too overrated and she should be nearer to the top of this list.
Her "music" is so incredibly nonsensical, it makes me wanna rip my ears off
[Newest]How are Kurt Cobain and Bono both above Nicki Minaj? Nicki Minaj sucks!

12Britney Spears
No the Beatles are the best britney sucks

13Chris Brown

Bono is above Lil Wayne? You must be joking.


Can't argue with this nom. He seems to be convinced that HE is U2. He's not that great a singer either, more of a shouter and groaner.

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers Ever period no more no less. Other rappers are just jealous of his flow and awesome rhymes
Eminem is probably one of the most overrated rappers of all time. Sure, his flow and lyrics are awesome, but many of his fans treat him as the omnipotent god of hip-hop. Just go to ant top ten list on this site that is rap-related (and even some lists that are not rap-related) and you will see him in the #1 spot. His first few albums were great, but Encore and the albums that followed were kind of mediocre. His newer songs are mainly popular since they have popular singers like Rihanna sing the hook, and they appeal more to the pop music that would normally not enjoy hip-hop. While I still think he is a cut above lame rappers like 2 Chainz, he certainly isn't the king of the game, so stop treating him like he is.
I hope I'm not the only one who has noticed with each album he says I stuffed up so I'm gonna fix it and make a change. Well were still waiting for that change
[Newest]This man is the definition of overrated.

16Adam Levine
Most of Maroon 5's songs sound almost exactly the same.

You should think about your mental condition, if Skrillex is a musician in your opinion. All what he do is press Play and Stop on his computer to make "wubs" and "dubs". Come on, its bull#$%^, not music.
No talent AT ALL.
Also, I voted for him, just because Bieber and Lady Gaga are already on the top of this rank.
This Animal Loved By 13 Years Olds Is Pure Cr ap
Skrillex sounds like nails on a chalkboard. Enough said
[Newest]You even call him a musician?


18Mariah Carey
I admire her talent, but the part coming with her job is the part where you have to respect your fellow musicians. She basically dissed Ariana Grande for being compared to her, hates on Eminem (One of the biggest rappers of all- time, and pretend Nicki Minaj isn't alive. I'd suggest that you don't diss on people who have a lot of fans, have had a number 1 song in the past 5 years and can come up with something other than a remix of a Christmas song that gets played on the radio every Christmas Eve. I love your music, you just have to pull yourself together!
All I can say is go and listen to vision of love and try to sing it you would do good at first but after maybe two or three minutes into the song and a couple of 3 or 4 or 5 octaves your voice will start to get tired and run out of breath and gasping for air Mariah Carey vision of love song is a hard song to sing can't nobody sing the song the difficulty of the song is just way to powerful especially the studio version it was enhanced and the live version is hard and difficult to sing as well Mariah Carey vision of love song, nobody will never master that song while singing it it's way to hard to sing along to.
If there was a singing contest in the Olympics she would win hands down. She can hit any note in any song mans nearly always does, that is why she us so terrible. Has no idea how to approach a song, any singer that tries to be better than the song cannot be taken seriously.

worst pop singer. she sings very annoying
Walking STD that sounds horrible live. No talent woman that uses sex as some delusional form of female empowerment.
Her songs are annoying. Not even a fly or an ant would.


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