Most Overrated Music Artists of the 21st Century

The Top TenXW

1Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Have big fanbase but not as talented as they are portrayed

2ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

Not really overrated, just one of the greatest rock and roll bands. It's not the accolades earned, concert world tours, nor albums sold which were their achievements. It's the respect they deserve from their fans. That's a good reason why Coldplay has worked so hard to entertain the world to sing along. Coldplay has huge hit songs they have written such as "Yellow", "Fix You", "Adventure of a Lifetime", "Clocks", "Viva La Vida", "Scientist", and many more! These guys made a great career as rock stars.

How can you say that they are overrated? Come on guys

V1 Comment
3Nicki MinajNicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.V2 Comments

Constantly a hit in the charts and hyped on the radio however his rapping is average and jsut adds Spanish lyrics almost every song

5One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Hyped up by X factor and simon cowells money, with pre pubescent teen fans following like sheep

65 Seconds of Summer5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take more.

They are only famous because of One Direction and their looks. Their songs are run-of-the-mill

That is the most annoying band.I cannot even listen to their newest song "Hey Everybody".It makes me wanna kill myself. They say they are rock band,just because they play instruments (electric guitar,bass,drums).If they are,then they're the worst rock band on world. They will never be like Blink 182. I have nothing against their songs "She looks so perfect" and "She's kinda hot".These two songs aren't bad nor good for me. Their fans are mostly female and they rarely talk about their music,they mostly talk about their looks and are constantly fighting over them. So,in a nutshell:5SOS sucks(at least for me)

V1 Comment
7Robin Thicke
8RihannaRobyn 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 more.
9Flo RidaTramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

Makes catchy songs for the younger generation, but is very simple lyrically in comparison to others I nthe genre

10Lil WayneDwayne 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 more.

The Newcomers

?Twenty 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 more.

The Contenders

11Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.
12Iggy AzaleaAmethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, songwriter, and model.

A shame for the hip hop/rap genre.
Raps in an still unknown language. Horrible live shows

13John CenaJohn Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. more.

He is a wrestler, not a music artist, so why is he on this list. - RalphBob

14Justin 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. more.

Us haters don't need to explain ourselves- his music and fanbase says it all

15Lady GagaStefani 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 . more.
16Christina AguileraChristina 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", and "Candyman".
17Arctic MonkeysThe Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, more.

They are a good band however they ahve reached a point where they have so many fans they could produce anything and fans will see it as amazing

18SkrillexSkrillex is an American EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on that chart. He is best known for Scary Monsters more.

Similar reason to Arctic Monkeys, as he is in a rather small ganre of music and is good, no one can better him

19Ed 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, I like him more than whatever tops the charts these days. But he gets so much praise for something people have been doing for years

Eh I don't know bout that. He works very hard and deserves respect from all the great music he's made

20Jackie 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 is really overrated. Should be number 1.

Jackie is really under-rated. Shouldn't even be on this list. - BobG

V1 Comment
PSearch List

Recommended Lists