Most Underrated Bands and Singers of the 21st Century

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This is a list of artists whose music is so amazing that have made some fame, but popular standards are so rooted that made it difficult for them to climb to the top -exactly where they deserve to be.

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1Jackie 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 .

Not just hype... The real deal. Beautiful voice just gets better every year.

Some don't appreciate what Jackie can do.
I think the dumbed down mass produced music of the last 20 years is at fault.
Many of Jackie's fans are older, because experience and memory of truly beautiful music gives a better appreciation of her amazing gift.

Why isn't Jackie on the radio every day?
She has millions of fans, and would have billions if the industry put music first and dollars second.

She is a 14 year old opera singer she is so good

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2System of a DownV1 Comment
3Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.
4Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.V1 Comment
5KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
6Owl CityOwl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is one of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.

PositronWildhawk, you are OBVIOUSLY some kind of Nicki Minaj/Lil' Wayne/Miley Cyrus/Soulja Boy fan, because the only people who have a hatred for Owl City are fans of those singers and rappers I just mentioned that YOU like and personally want to be like when you're older. Anyway, moving on now, Jackie up there is NOT underrated, because I see her name on EVERY list. Owl City are amazing and absolutely underrated and NEED to be number 1.

I think, with this in number one, you should retitle it "overrated". Which Owl City most certainly is. Apparently it's an experimental electronic music project. Gets gullible fans out like meerkats. My verdict: it's ruining electronic music. Well, of course, I never said Owl City's not unique. No way. Owl City is unique in the way that he blends One Direction-reminiscent qualities which crush the Kraftwerk like soul within this music, and making it about as moving and pure-sounding as a parrot choking on a vindaloo. So, face it, the experiment proved to have had a negative result. Try electronic music that has more point, more soul and more sane fans to it. Owlers are electronic Beliebers. End of story. - PositronWildhawk

I can't believe Jackie Evancho appeared long after I made this list and now she's first. Well, fair is fair! People have voted. The queen is in her throne. - keyson

Very underrated! Love Owl City so much, hope Owl City gets more hits!

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7SeetherSeether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.
8Eagles of Death MetalEagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band's studio albums and at live shows.

Those poor guys, I saw them on the news tonight, describing the attack during their concert in Paris.

They are lucky to be alive, but their lives are ruined.

It was formed by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

9Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

Very, very underrated

Yet so amazing

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10MGMTMGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

If Indie records were given the fame they deserve music would be a better world. - keyson

Love you're coment you're nice dude;-) I'm 12 and I think that's awesome

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11John FarnhamJohn Peter Farnham, Jr. AO, formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.

One of best all round Rock Pop singers ever... Not much success outside Australia and New Zealand only when You're The Voice top the carts in Europe. In the U. S Farnham is only known as the 2nd lead singer of The Little River Band. I put this way if John Farnham had the same success in the U. S as he has had in Australia he be equally successful as Michael Jackson was!

12Sigúr Rós
13Kate Miller-Heidke

Best live performance I've ever seen

Only 1 top 10 song when she has so many excellent other
Songs barely dint the top 40.. Great live

14Reik

Perhaps you have never heard of them, as latin pop records don't usually enter English-speaking charts, but that's definitely why this band should be in this list. - keyson

15SOJA

Get to know them. They even sing in English, and it's excellent reggae. - keyson

In my opinion one of the best reggae band around today - donovanthorn

16Vanilla NinjaVanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards) . Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass . In the mid-2000s, Vanilla Ninja had notable ...read more.
17Arch EnemyArch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
18Sarah ConnorSarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. She is one of the most successful German solo artists of the 21st Century, with her songs "From Sarah With Love", "Music is the Key", "Just One Last Dance", "Living ...read more.
19Anastacia
20Dread Mar-I

Reggae Spanish singer. One of the best singers of the genre. Lovely songs. - keyson

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