Most Overrated Music Artists of 2016

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The Top Ten

1 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

(All my opinion here. If you have a different one, that's okay!)

Heathens was their big song this year, and unfortunately probably one of their worst songs. It was shallow sounding, the lyrics were boring, the chorus and hook were just- well, everything about that song was bland! Onto Twenty One Pilots themselves: these guys are consistently overrated. The instrumentals are nothing special. K-mart/Soundcloud beats over high school poetry slam rapping. The part of TOP that's most often praised are their lyrics.

Um.

Maybe in their self titled album, and possibly Vessel. But this is 2016 here- the focus is Blurryface and Heathens. While there is some wordplay I like in songs like Stressed Out- "out of student loans and tree house homes we all would take the latter" (gedd it? l atter and ladder? Ha ha.) the lyrics are for the most part mind-numbingly cheesy/straight up bad. Examples:

"My taste in music is your face! "

"I wasn't ...more

Their lyrics are REALLY relatable, maybe not the best singer, writer, drummer, but hey they really put effort in their songs. They are not false and they really take care of The clique. I really enjoy their work and I love that their songs are very unique. Their lyrics are also unique, they talk about real stuff. Maybe we just have different music tastes. But totally respect your opinion. Have a goog day!

Sorry to their fans but I do not like Twenty One Pilots. It just isn't my type of music. I find it annoying honestly. Once again, sorry to the fans - Jonerman

As a fan, I want to thank you for not being rude about your opinion and (although unnecessary) apologizing. You are a good person - AnonymousChick

It's not like they're bad, but immensely overrated.

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2 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Not overrated just bad in my opinion - Hiimme

I put Drake this "lw" because his music has gotten low accaim and lots of hate as= well - ProPanda

Twenty One Pilots and Melanie Martinez above drake?
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Drake has turned hip hop from a fast-paced lyrical genre to a slow and generic "genre"
It truly is a shame that he has so many No. 1 songs. He deserves 0% of his credit.

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3 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers V 1 Comment
4 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Generic pop by an attention seeking brat.

Yes she is overrated. But her music actually relates to me. - Catacorn

Thank god the fanbase hasn't found this yet. I like her but she's overrated. - ProPanda

Her music is still incredible and I can relate to some of her songs like "crybaby".

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5 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.

Wow, beiber on the top of a top tens list, what a TWIST! Seriously, his new stuff is pretty good, it's time to move on from 2009. - Jackamalio

I mean I find it hilarious if someone who had a better voice than bieber came onto the scene, just cause fan girls don't idolize them, their songs will never reach number 1

He's decently rated as of late, but seriously, I don't think he should be number one. - SwagFlicks

LIES. Everyone hates him. All because of 1 song. - AlphaQ

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6 Halsey Halsey

New Americana only hit top 60. Chainsmokers were the primary reason of Closer going #1. Colors and Gasoline flopped hard. Outside of her fanbase, no one really liked her. How is she overrated? - ProPanda

7 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Her voice is good, some of her songs are good but the others are not that good. I think she's so considered because there's no soul singer better than her, but you can't say she is the soul queen. Amy maybe could be but not Adele.

25 was so overplayed, and so was hello. It was a good song, but so overrated

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8 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor
9 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. V 1 Comment
10 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.

The Newcomers

? Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline 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 .
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The Contenders

11 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

So true and that picture is pure photoshop and CRAP!... I am not a hater...

He sounds like every other teen male singer. - Swellow

12 Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers, Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown (born June 7, 1995) and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (born December 29, 1993). They are best known for their platinum singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". They are signed to Mike WiLL Made-It's label, "EarDrummer ...read more.

Though Black Beatles was awesome. SremmLife 2 was awFUL. RAE SREMMURD IS THE WIRST BAND EVER. But they getting some hate so I disagree - AlphaQ

13 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.

Holy crap! Just saw where the university of Texas is offering a course featuring Lemonade as a major study unit. Gag me with a forklift.

If she was ugly and had a below average figure, nobody would care about her at all.

Geez, her fandom keeps gushing like "Lemonade" is the next "Blonde on Blonde".

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14 Thomas Rhett Thomas Rhett
15 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

The Weeknd was awesome and like the best in 2016 - AlphaQ

16 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.
17 Luke Bryan Luke Bryan Thomas Luther Bryan, known professionally as Luke Bryan, is an American country music singer and songwriter.
18 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus

She didn't even release any music in 2016! How is she overrated in 2016? - NicholasYellow

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19 Robin Thicke Robin Thicke

The "thick" part in his name refers to how dense he is, musically and intelligence wise. - Swellow

No. His only song is Blurred Lines in 2013. Forget about hin - AlphaQ

20 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

He talented but went a bit downhill in 2016 - AlphaQ

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