Top Ten Most Overrated Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

So overrated.. He doesn't even sing that good, I bet there are more deserving singers out there more than him. His only famous because of his fantards and because he has many connections.

Who the HELL voted Michael Jackson to #1 on this list? He's not overrated, he deserves to be the most famous person in history. He's the King of Pop and you all know it.

This overrated kid takes the overrated cake! His voice sounds SO auto tuned! I'm not kidding! His music videos don't make sense, and his songs are so painfully repetitive! What happened to music!? This kid is the reason I gave up on English music!

The most overrated singer is justin beiber without a doubt

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2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

While his songs are great, lets face it, he is not exceptional to the point where he is the greatest ever, I think he is a phenomenal entertainer, but not a phenomenal singer. I don't think dying gives him any more credit either

For me, his best years were the Jackson 5. He was absolutely fantastic in those times. His early solo career was brilliant as well but after his Thriller days, his music became more repetitive, but still, he was a extremely talented and legendary musician. I love some of his later songs like Earth Song and They Don't Care About Us but I just prefer his J5 days. I loved seeing them perform altogether. It was just a lot more fun. You can tell Michael had a great time with his brothers.

Michael Jackson is only overrated by his fans. Before he died, he was a total has been too. How well did his Invincible album do? Not very. And hardly anyone remembers any tunes off it. As for his voice, he sounds like Mickey Mouse in comparison with Freddie Mercury and Elvis Presley. Being able to dance and sing other peoples tunes with a Mickey Mouse voice puts him where he deserves to be on this list. Almost the top of the most overrated singers list.

To the person that asks how can his voice not be good when he has the best selling album. Simple. Sales =/= talent. He could entertain, but he was not a great singer and not at all a musician. He has a few good songs but he's way overrated.

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3 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

Although her music is catchy, she can't really sing that well. Not well enough to become as successful as she is. Her James Bond theme song would have to be the second worst, after Alicia Key's and Jack White's "Another Way to Die". Alicia Keys should be on this list.

By the way, the people who voted Mariah Carey down are just jealous that they can't sing like that. Lady Gaga is often synthesized but if you listen to her single "You and I" you will hear how good her actual vocals are. Others that should not be on this list are: Kylie Minogue (her 80's and early 90's stuff are the only annoying budgie songs, from then on, she was excellent), Michael Jackson (not the best singer, but not overrated for his performing talent) and Adele (one of the greatest singing talents of all time, and don't tease her about being a little chubby. I bet some people rating on this site couldn't walk a block with collapsing, hope you can find a carpark very close to the ...more

Madonna is so overrated. The main reason she is so popular is because she uses so much shock value in her videos and her performances.

People don't get real reasons to dislike music. They say (musician they are talking about) either "whines" or "screeches" when they sing. Now, when I hear Madonna, she can actually sing. Same with Katy Perry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. I do not listen to any of these people, mainly because there's better music (Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, Muse, Nirvana, etc). But people, people, you are exaggerating I bet if you sang in public, you wouldn't be as good as these cheesy and overrated singers like I have named above. Maybe because you don't use autotune. Like these people.

She's so ugly and her hair is too messed up and she can't even sing! It's so high and annoying and sounds like a chipmunk choking on an acorn! The 80's itself is overrated and she really proves that well enough. So if people defend her, then you really need to think straight. At least Taylor Swift has a voice! Madonna's highly overrated for sure! #NOTSORRY

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4 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.

Ugh, even her name disgusts me. My best friend is obsessive compulsive for Taylor swift, and she never stops! Makes me want to rip out my eardrums when I hear her sing. I tried to give her a chance, but I couldn't. My sister used to like her when she went through an awkward stage, but now she hates her very much, as do I. When my friend talks about her, I bite my lip to not say anything. I'm sorry if you like her and are reading this, but, my opinion. Way overrated if you ask me. Too many boy songs! If all of her songs were based on a different boy, she has had way too many boyfriends. But, I hate her, a LOT!

I'm honestly very surprised that you guys think that Taylor Swift is less overrated than Mariah Carey, I mean seriously, Mariah has been in the industry for what, 20 years and Taylor has been there for no more than 5. I have no idea why everyone is so obsessed with her, I mean, sure she can sing fine, but she is nothing special. And her songs are just complaints. The only reason I somewhat like her is that she is pretty (cat eyes, tall and thin, blonde hair blue eyes, pale skin).

UNDENIABLY, she is the MOST overrated artist. I mean, the girl can't sing. In my opinion, she should not be #7...of all the list I've seen, this is the ONLY one where she should be ranked #1. And it's nothing personal.I'm not doubting she's a decent person, but all the airplay she gets. I mean, seriously, the song comes out today and it's suddenly "most requested". HOW? They play her songs so damn much that there's no way people are requesting her songs. Anyway, hopefully she'll be gone SOON.

Hate everyone who hates Taylor. Understand that?

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5 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

I just never jumped on the Beyonce bandwagon. It isn't even that I don't think she has talent. It is just that she is like a blank canvass. She doesn't seem to take chances. She will consistantly churn out generic simple poorly-produced tracks that will sound just like whatever is popular at the time. Her dancing is simple. Her personality seems phony. I just don't see her as a true artist despite whatever talent she truly does have. I think she lets her talents go to waste.

Can you even really call Beyonce an artist when she does nothing in the production of her own music? She just provides vocals for tracks that a team of 40 writers and producers scraped together in the most basic way possible to use her name to make money. Has this supposed "queen" ever released a noteworthy track that isn't a novelty song? All of her songs are remembered for some cheap novely. Irreplaceable? Its only known as the To the left song. Formation? That song would never have been big without the superbowl performance and music video that have literally nothing to do with the lyrical content of the song. Crazy in Love? While it is a great song and easily her best, I defy you to find me somebody in a club when this song plays who knows more words than just the chorus. Halo? Same thing as Crazy in love, does anybody even still listen to halo? Single Ladies? The song is only famous for a silly dance move and you are being very naive if you think otherwise.
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Beyonce is very OVERRATED. Her vocals are decent but she sings flat a lot and her versions of other people's songs are bad.. Ex: Etta James' "At Last, " and Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American. " She does not have as strong a voice as she would like people to believe she does.

Not hating on Beyoncé, she has good songs (songs that I enjoy the same as Rihanna's, Shakira's, Adele's, etc) but I thinks she gets more recognition than she deserves. She can get the best producers, lyricists, etc to get the Song of the Year, The Album of the Year but that's not the point of being an artist. I'm fine with Beyoncé's success but I can't stand the media posting articles about Beyoncé as if she were the messiah of music.

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6 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

I think Taylor Swift is much more overrated. Mariah Carey is too much of a diva, though. My opinion.

This woman can murder any song ever written and worst of all is all of the idiots that want to copy her. They are all showbizz phonies. Personally I blame Michael and Janet Jackson, it's been going on for far too long.

She has a horrible personality, enough with the "diva" thing, it's getting old.

You can't marry and have kids with Nick Cannon and expect us to go on thinking you have class, Mariah.

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7 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera . She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious" . She later become a singer ...read more.

She used to be great and underrated, but now since "Problem", she went downhill and became the most overrated star

I like her and do agree that she got the voice BUT her voice is still not that special that everyone make it out to be.

Terrible, just terrible. She should be in the top 20. Plus, she's a stuck up diva to boot.

I hate this girl. Horrible to her fans, likes to lick food in a PUBLIC SHOP, songs all sound the same.
I loved her when she first started, but now... not a fan.
At all.

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8 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Nice voice but nothing spectacular. I used to like her, until she turned into a HUGE slut

She is just awful! She sounds like she belongs in a pub to be honest just an all rounded terrible artist she's only in the music business for money she push markets all her songs when she doesn't need to completely overatted

Her stuff is so repetitive! She wasn't too bad when she first started, but now her stuff is pretty much always about love or sex and always has the same annoying clapping beat in every song

So boring and so full of herself.

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9 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

In my opinion she's one of the most over rated artist in history she can't sing, can't dance as well as her fans like to believe, and I believe she's the reason pop music is so terrible nowadays because now thanks to Britney girls believe all they need is a pretty face to be successful in the music industry and don't actually need to know how to sing

I never liked Britney Spears and I feel like she is so 2007 a thing of the far past. I have watched some of her music videos and her lip syncing is terrible. She is unoriginal and I never really liked or listened to her songs.

All Janet Jackson mimicry, no talent! She should be number 1

Britney is overrated but she isn't as popular as some and to be honest I love her. she's my trash

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10 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

Whenever I mention Kurt Cobain, everyone says "Who? ". Soulja Boy is awfully overrated and mediocre. He makes Sean Kingston look like Biggie.

First soulja boy is not a singer, he is a rapper. Also he isn't overrated he just sucks. Kurt Cobain is really overrated though

He is so late and tired. Totally talent-free and played out.

Yup never heard of him

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The Newcomers

? David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus

She became famous only because of her stupid show Hannah Montana
Her voice is horrible! Every time I hear her voice I get mad and yell everywhere"STOP IT! If you have a heart, please stop singing! "
She caused me ear bleeding! And I thought Hatsune Miku hands down has the most annoying voice!

If Hatsune Miku is so annoying, then go vote for her then kill yourself. The world doesn't care. In fact, the world will save you VIA HATSUNE MIKU.

Again, I keep seeing people that turn up on lists of people that are not liked. If you are not liked, you are not highly rated. This list looks almost identical to the worst singers list. If someone is one of your worst singers, how can they be overrated? It would be nice if people put some thought into these lists instead of putting Bieber, Cyrus, Swift, Madonna, Rhianna, same old, same old on every single list.

ARG! Sge's annoying and a basd role model for ALL the kids who look up to her!

I swear no one knows the meaning of the word "overrated".

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12 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman

Agree her voice is annoying. I noticed it first with a song from Evita I was listening to (Don't cry for me Argentina). I compared it to the version sung by Madonna. The Madonna version was so much better, so much more natural and really drew me in. Sarah Brightman's version sounded like it was a voice class.

She's a terrible Christine on Broadway. Her voice doesn't match the part, she has no emotion, and Michael was also TERRIBLE! She isn't a "legend" personally I dislike her voice with a great passion. I don't know how people like her voice it makes me cringe every time I hear it

I totally disagree with this list.
Elvis, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion aren't overrated!
Each of them is real iconic legend.
Sarah Brightman is really overrated! - Alexandr

Nothing against her or her music, but she is kinda boring and bland. She's also not even an opera singer like some of her contemporaries.

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13 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

He can't be number 22. Vote him up this list. His songs are worth nothing, and still get more views than owl city

He whines on every track. Can't hold a candle to Trey, Usher or any other singer.

Who would ever listen to his music? He beat his girlfriend.

He can dance but he sounds like a whiny little punk. Nothing special about his voice at all. PLEASE RETIRE, Chris!

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14 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

Even after it's been through all those special effects, her voice still makes me uncomfortable. So do her fans.

Her voice annoys me so much, how does she even have fans? I have lost all hope in finding good music ever again

Sounds like a chipmunk. Songs suck too. No talent nobody and should have tossed it in a long time ago.

The music industry took pity on her because of her height? Who knows but she's a terrible singer and actor and her face looks like a balloon.

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15 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

She fores every note. Its as if she has to prove herself every moment she sings. If she toned I down, I'd believe the hype.

She sings with a harmful technique

So I used to like her when she would articulate her words and was less with the WOOAAH! YEEAH! OOoh ohoho in all her songs. I don't know what she says half the time and her high notes are not effortless. My throat has sympathy pains. If she would stop trying to be a power house she'd be great.

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16 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Overrated. Her live perform is terrible.

Her music is just so boring and repetitive...

Her music is not my type and I don't know I've seen her perform her live she was not that good of a singer. (sorry)

She seems to think she's better than everyone else.

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17 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

An arrogant mediocre singer who hypes up his own name. I never hear about how awesome he is unless he is the one who said it.

Money has taken a toll on this guy. Just cause he has this "famous" wife he can't make him look higher than he actually is.

He thinks he's more influential then the apostle paul! HAH! Cimorelli is more influential then you1

He has talent but he is way too advertised.

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18 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

An archetypal embodiment of corporate mockery in music turning into self-parody; but not the only one : Bieber, rihanna, Montana, swift, spears,... we can continue further : to these corporate made money making creatures (crap packed in cellophane just like burgers for all the garbage eating stupid masses) Madonna & jackson stand like Beatles & floyd in comparison.

Her song I never need applause, well yeah you don't really deserve it diva alert

Most overrated musician in the history of the eniter galaxy. I hate her, Justin beiber, seline gomez, joe jonas, Lil Wayne, Paris hilton(how is she even a singer? ), TAYLOR SWIFT, Miley Cyrus, celine dion. Now Eminem, kurt cobain, shouldn't be on this list...

Drake Bell didn't deserve flack for hating Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. Nickelodeon turned Drake Bell into a monster that goes around insulting people, but he is still a strong actor. >:(

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19 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and ...read more.

Lil Wayne is most overrated rapper of all time. He should be 1!

Very overrated. I don't understand how people think he can sing/rap and I also don't understand how people would call singers like MICHAEL JACKSON or MARIAH CAREY overrated.

Are you kidding me? He should probably be #2. Lil Wayne has no talent if anything he promotes cap talent, drug use, and gang affiliation. Who the he'll even considers him a singer for starters!

The most overrated rapper of all time is not Lil Wayne it should be pitbull

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20 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

Oh please, why the HELL is Kurt Cobain on this list? Anyone who thinks he's not a good musician must not know what they're talking about, or are just plain retarded. I read his suicide note and it was heart breaking, he had a reason and didn't just do it for the sake of doing it... even the people who don't like nirvana know Kurt was a great musician. (It cracked me up when I saw his impression of the Axl rose 'snake dance')

His raspy voice is amazing and makes him the greatest singer and having nirvana being the greatest band of all time. - TheAlterPlace

You pretentious idiots need to shut up. You are so stupid it's not even funny.

As a guitarist, he's overrated. As a musician and composer, he's not. He changed rock music as we know it. For worse, obviously. But he changed the entire music landscape with just one song. - DavidBondra

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