Most Overrated Music Artists of 2016

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1DrakeAubrey 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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2Justin BieberJustin 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.

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 definitely overrated outside TheTopTens and his Vevo has the most subscribers. - LightningBlade

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 don't know I just...I just don't like the guy.

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3Twenty One PilotsTwenty 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.

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

I respect the opinion of the people who like them, but I don't like TOP and I think they are extremely overrated. - Brobusky

4Melanie MartinezMelanie 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.

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

Generic pop by an attention seeking brat.

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

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5The Chainsmokers
6Halsey

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

7Meghan Trainor
8AdeleAdele 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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9RihannaRobyn 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.V1 Comment
10Shawn MendesShawn 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

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11Rae SremmurdRae 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.
12Thomas Rhett
13Ariana GrandeAriana 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.
14Luke BryanThomas Luther Bryan, known professionally as Luke Bryan, is an American country music singer and songwriter.
15BeyonceBeyoncé 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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16The WeekndAbęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
17Taylor SwiftTaylor 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 about her personal life and not using AUTO-TUNE in her music . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after ...read more.
18David 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.

He became more recognized after his death. - LightningBlade

Perhaps in the mainstream, but Bowie was already one of the most respected artistes ever among music aficionados. - PetSounds

19Robin Thicke

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

20Miley Cyrus
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