Top Ten Most Underrated Singers

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1Nick JonasNicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.

Seriously, when people here the word "Jonas" people automatically associate the guys with Disney Channel and their younger music. Nick Jonas is eighteen years old now with his old band. His voice has matured and he is ready to take on the music industry. He has a great range and a tender voice with great lyrics. Give his band Nick Jonas & the Administration a try. He really is phenomenal. - dancergirl1800

Nick has written and produced his own music, music with his brothers, and for other artists. He plays guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar, and I've heard he also plays the cello! He can do it all, and his voice is now matured, making him sound even better. He has a very good falsetto, and can even transfer over into theater! He can sing pop, rock, R^^B, I mean, just because he's a Jonas doesn't mean he isn't talented! He always plays live, and so do his brothers! He wrote a 7 piece score, even. Give the guy a chance, people, that's all I ask.

Unlike other pop stars of his age, Nick strives to outperform himself every time. Please don't judge him because of his surname- I know it sounds awful but I had disliked the Jonas Brothers when they were the worldwide craze. I bought a DVD of Les Miz and well, I changed my opinions about him (fangirl moment right there! ). He is an artist who has matured before our very eyes. He deserves a lot, really.

So underrated and so talented.

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2Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

She has perhaps the most beautiful voice in the history of recorded music. But that's not even her biggest strength; it's not what she's good at.
What she's really good at is making people cry. There's never been another singer quite like her.

The most beautiful voice many have never heard. We really have to change that.

Doesn't get the airplay of other young singers but her thrilling voice is well worth the effort to catch her on YouTube, CD, DVD and in concert.

I love Jackie Evancho's singing voice, it is so beautiful. Her voice will gift her with a long career, and she is only 16.

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3Amy LeeAmy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

She has such a beautiful voice and a lot of talent. Not a lot of people talk about her. I think she deserves some honorable mention. The song she sings have really good lyrics too.

Amy Lee is one of the few female artists that can actually sing and write music.

One of the best vocalists in the music industry today. -

She is the best female singer alive

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4K.S. ChithraKrishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

I just voted for a random singer that I don't know to say that Jay Sean is so underrated that he was not included in this entire list. Just listen to one of his songs and then you'll know why he deserves to be in this list. I'd recommend Down by Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne. Thank me later.

One of the Greatest Singers in INDIA

NO ONE, not even Whitney or Maria has the vocal ability of chitra... Just try to listen to her songs on YouTube or iTunes, you'll be mesmerised

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5Avril Lavigne

This is the first name I have seen on this list that I do feel may be underrated. I'm not familiar with KS Chithra, but the rest of your top five are all incredibly overrated. Jonas is the only one of your top five that plays an instrument, and just because he ditched his brothers doesn't mean he's all of a sudden a great artist. This is really a screwy list, and I think we need a definition of underrated here.

It seems like people are starting to forget her, but she was famous at the early 2000s

She's the best female rock star like ever it's just that she kinda of killed her own career back in 2004

At least she's thousand times better and more beautiful than the " overrated " Jackie Evancho.

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6Demi Lovato

I get so frustrated that she is underrated. She's a powerhouse and her vocal range is beyond ordinary. I don't know why selena is so overrated when she can't even sing. Demi doesn't need any kind of auto tuning. She has the most empowering songs like warrior, skyscraper and stone cold etc. She is also working for mental health issues. Guys please for once listen to her music and you'll start loving her.

Why does the crappy singer selena get more attention for her music but not demi, its really sad to live on this world

People need to stop considering her to be a Disney star. She's insanely talented and she writes her own music unlike other pop artist.

Demi lovato is such a beautiful singer. She's so inspirational.

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7Art GarfunkelArthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, poet and actor. He partnered in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

As the only one of your top ten that truly does fit this category, I will vote for Garfunkel. Seriously though, the rest of your top ten is filled with people who have had maybe one or two hits at the most, yet are rated highly on a lot of these lists. That's overrated, folks, not underrated.

Really the only one of the top five I agree with, although overall this list looks better, it must have been shuffled. At least Underwood isn't listed as highly underrated, which was the biggest joke on any of these lists.

Watched their 1981 concert at Central Park on PBS last night, and it confirmed to me what an amazing voice Art Garfunkel has.

At least here I agree he is little bit of underrated - zxm

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8Ian GillanIan Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).

Finally he came on the top 10,thanks @Metal_Treasure for your remix and putting him on the top. - zxm

9Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.V1 Comment
10Adam LambertAdam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Since Adam Lambert is considered underrated, I think the names John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, and Stevie Wonder should be added. The reason? They are all rated BELOW Lambert in the best male singer list. In fact, Lambert is rated ahead of everyone other than Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, and Elvis. Sorry, folks. Adam's not THAT good. Remove him from this list immediately.

Adam Lambert has so much talent, but after Idol so many people just forgot about him! He has such a powerful voice and an incredible range. Look up his performance of "Who Wants to Live Forever? " with Queen... It took my breath away!

No one has forgotten about him. Rated very high on virtually every Top Tens list. Not overrated, but certainly not underrated.

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The Newcomers

?Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, better known by her stage name, MØ, is a Danish singer, song writer, and pianist. She was born on August 13, 1988 in Odense, Denmark.
?Bebe Rexha

The Contenders

11Kelly Clarkson

She is good but I really hate to put anyone who achieved their fame by way of a reality show on the underrated list. The show itself gives them fame and a real leg up on the competition. There are at least five in this top twenty alone (and I'm not familiar with everyone) who achieved because of a singing contest. Maybe someone else is just as talented but doesn't have wealthy parents to take them to all their singing contests or able to afford voice lessons. I just think anybody who was on American Idol, America's Got Talent, ot The Voice, for example, has had exposure others couldn't dream of and just by that notoriety, isn't underrated.

Sorry but I have to officially disqualify Kelly from the list since I saw her on the best country singers list. When you start showing up on lists you don't even belong on, you lose your underrated status. Should we put her on the best opera and reggae singers lists, too?

She has an amazing range, power, versatility, control, and tone that's shown much more in her live concerts, and on American Idol than in her recordings. - ilovekelly75

She can out sing almost everyone on this list, a truly underrated singer

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12Hansi KürschHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Greatest german metal singer and one of the best metal singers,very underrated,he is nowhere of best metal singers of top 20 or 30 - zxm

13Justin Timberlake

He is really popular. I don't know what is his name doing in here

It's really quite simple to explain how JT's name got on this list. In typical Top Ten fashion, the voters ignored the category and voted for their favorite singer. Most of the artists in this Top 20 are anything but underrated.

He's very versatile, and has an amazing falsetto. - ilovekelly75

He is an amazing singer!

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14David BowieDavid 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.

Pure genius. His vocal range is amazing and writes amazing music. Can't believe I only started listening to him this year, wish I've listened to him sooner!

So sad that he is no longer with us. Always thought he got overshadowed by the Beatles and the Stones but he definitely has his place in music history, too.

He is amazing he is already really famous but on many singers listes he is like in one hundredth when he should be in top 15 -

He predicted the future of the internet. Genius.

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15Ashlee SimpsonAshley Nicolle Næss, known by the stage name Ashlee Simpson, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and media personality.
16Britney SpearsBritney 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.

I wouldn't say she's on the level of the others on this list, but so many people think she can't sing, and her first album completely disproves that. - ilovekelly75

I really don't like her. I doubt she even writes any of her stuff and she's such a diva

She is actually overrated nowadays. Her songs now suck

Anyone that listen to her song Perfume will see that she can sing. - LukeTargaryen

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17Benjamin OrrBenjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

He was so awesome! He was a great singer/guitarist, and very inspirational. He was beautiful inside and out. Just looking at his face makes you feel so happy. It makes me sad that he died. This man was an angel. The Cars are a great but underrated band that need more recognition. Benjamin Orr was amazing. He will definitely be missed.

The reason that he isn't highly rated is because he really didn't do much by himself. He did sing '"Drive" for the Cars. Ric Ocasek did most of their singing. Ben was good, but underrated? I don't know about that...

He sang other songs too. "Drive" wasn't the only song he sang. He and Ric Ocasek both sang for the Cars. Sometimes it was Benjamin Orr and sometimes it was Ric Ocasek. Benjamin Orr deserves just as much credit.

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18Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Very talented, very great, and very acknowledged. Huge fan, and he deserves all the acclaim he gets, but I think even Ed himself would tell you he's not underrated.

Ed sheeran is insanely talented, such a great singer, and a totally down-to-earth, kind human being. I don't think he's underrated though. Not overrated either. I think he's in a really good place right now.

He is such a talented singer, better than beiber, sam smith and nick jonas... His new album X is a great achievement, he deserves more fame!

Ed Sheeran has a talent that not many people have. He is able to captivate an audience but make them want to get up and dance at the same time. I love him so much!

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19John Mayer

John Mayer is a genius. He is an amazing guitarist and his songs are great. I don't know why he is so underrated. Also I don't understand why Ed Sheeran is in this list because he is one of the most listened artists today. I love both these artists, but I think, John Mayer should be given more attention than what he is. He has only 500K+ subscibers in his Vevo whereas Ed Sheeran has millions. So Ed Sheeran is no where near underrated. He shouldn't be in this list. But I personally think that John Mayer should be one of the top 5 people in this list because he is underrated as hell and people should realize it. He deserves better.

I will absolutely agree John Mayer is underrated, especially as a guitar player. I looked at Rolling Stone's list of 100 best guitarists, and was floored that Mayer wasn't on it, although they did have him talking about other guitarists. Best guitar player of this generation, and I don't think it's even close.

John Mayer should definitely be placed within the top 5 artists in the list. He is not just an amazing singer and a skillful guitarist. He is a profound lyricist as well. Yet many of his songs like 'slow dancing in a burning room' and 'in your atmosphere' remain under-appreciated. Such a shame!

We love you john!

Yes! He's so super underrated. I love John Mayer's music and personality. He actually sings and plays guitar really well. Go John! - Anonymousxcxc

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20Tobias SammetTobias Sammet is a German musician. He is best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
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