Albums from the 2010s That Killed Their Artist's Career

This is a list to discuss about various albums from the 2010s that arguably ended the careers of the artists who made them.

The Top Ten

Witness - Katy Perry Witness - Katy Perry Product Image

The problem was that she said that she would be making purposeful pop which left many people confused. Let’s start with Chained to the rhythm because it was the lead single from this album this song did have a meaningful message so we were right to assume the claims she made about the direction she wanted to go with in terms of her music by making meaningful pop were true. then fast forward a little bit she released her second single Bon appetite which really threw a lot of people off it confused people, the song itself was meaningless and shallow completely the opposite of the first single and it featured the Migos which they themselves added nothing meaningful either just a generic trap/pop song. Then finally before the album she released the 3rd single Swish Swish which wasn’t as bad as the second but still didn’t have any deep meaning and this is where she completely lost people because two out of the three songs released before the album didn’t live up to what she ...more

It’s crazy how she’s had so many number 1s before this album, but now she’s nowhere as big as she was a couple of years ago. The music she’s released last year and this year are good, but they didn’t get the same attention as Dark Horse and Roar.

I have no idea why Katy Perry would make that album.

I dunno, it's pretty good but not the best

Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods - Justin Timberlake Product Image
Paula - Robin Thicke Paula - Robin Thicke Product Image

After the huge success of Blurred Lines he hasn’t had much luck afterwards with the lawsuit and during this period he was going through a lot as well it just all came crashing down.

The Beginning - Black Eyed Peas The Beginning - Black Eyed Peas Product Image

The fall in success from this album to their next was even more severe this album at least got a hit and performed alright on charts the charts the Masters of the Sun was basically completely ignored.

Not sure how much it was this album or how important their long hiatus was but it is kind of significant that they were a group that I would have thought were pretty much too big to fail but then sunk into obscurity.

In My Defense - Iggy Azalea In My Defense - Iggy Azalea Product Image

I completely agree her career was not the same after that freestyle I remember the huge amount of dislikes the video had and people all over Twitter were dragging her and making complete fun of her. Not long after that people starting digging up old tweets that she made full of discrimination and stereotypes and they also found a song of hers before she became famous that was really controversial due to the racist lyrics and she just lost all respect and credit as a rapper.

I also wonder if those racist and homophobic tweets she made, as long with that awful freestyle had something to do with her career flopping. Because from that point on, most of the songs she’s released have failed to crack the Top 5.

That's possible but I reckon she was never really that big herself she just had huge collaborations I certainly don't think this album ruined her career given that it debuted at only number 50 which seemed to show no one was really eagerly anticipating it in the first place.

I feel like her long absence was probably more important. 5 years is a long time to wait for a second album especially for an artist that originally got big from collaborations.

Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Kid Cudi Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven - Kid Cudi Product Image

This is arguably the worst album of the decade. I forced myself to listen to all these tracks so that you do not have to.

Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence Suicide Silence - Suicide Silence Product Image
The Big Day - Chance the Rapper
America - Thirty Seconds to Mars America - Thirty Seconds to Mars Product Image
Memories... Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers Memories... Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers Product Image

This albums blows! There are some decent tracks like, Paris and Soemthing Just Like This, but the album was a gutterball and even though Sick Boy was a decent album, I do not think that the Chainsmokers have recovered from this.

The Contenders

Evolve - Imagine Dragons Evolve - Imagine Dragons Product Image

Origins not having as much success as their previous records just proves that Evolve was the clunker that will forever stain them.

Revival - Eminem Revival - Eminem Product Image

Must I remind you of 'Lose Yourself'? That started a key point of his career

the song that was made during his prime? 15 years before this mess of an album? Yeah what's up with it?

Harverd Dropout - Lil Pump Harverd Dropout - Lil Pump Product Image

At least his self-tilted album had catchy songs and beats. Lil pump has really catchy beats but wastes it.

Nuthin' 2 Prove - Lil Yachty Nuthin' 2 Prove - Lil Yachty Product Image
Elements - B.o.B.
Eternal Enemies - Emmure Eternal Enemies - Emmure Product Image
Bionic - Christina Aguilera Bionic - Christina Aguilera Product Image
The 2nd Law - Muse The 2nd Law - Muse Product Image
Reputation - Taylor Swift Reputation - Taylor Swift Product Image

Although I wouldn't say this album ended Taylor's career. I agree with you that Lover was a deliberate 180. Taylor herself said that she considered calling it "Daylight" as opposed to Reputation which she described as her "night time" album.

I don't think this technicaly killed her career, I think it just ended a certain aspect of her music, such as how it wasn't all about boys for once.

'I'm sorry the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh... because she's dead.'

you're right, but think about this, Lover was the complete opposite of what this album was, She really wanted to expose her "bad girl" vibes so hard and failed so miserably that she turn a 180 on her next record, as if it was an apology message, it wouldn't surprise me if Taylor herself regrets part of this album

One More Light - Linkin Park One More Light - Linkin Park Product Image

This one hurts to put it here, specially by the aftermath... but we all know it ended Linkin Park careers

Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues - Maroon 5 Product Image
Wake Up Call - Theory of a Deadman Wake Up Call - Theory of a Deadman Product Image

They never had a career to begin with lol.

Mania - Fall Out Boy Mania - Fall Out Boy Product Image
Bangerz - Miley Cyrus Bangerz - Miley Cyrus Product Image

Right after her Hannah Montana days passed, she dropped this album with her lead single Wrecking Ball, which sounded good & promising on the radio until she released the music video on YouTube, which showed vulgar imagery involving her little "stunt" on a wrecking ball & therefore her fanbase lost it & rethought her. She used to have positive bright messages like "everybody makes mistakes" but then she made among her biggest mistakes & her whole side flopped to the bottom. Yet since then she has also moved into twerking, which involved an incident with a Canadian flag & she got arrested for it. Additionally she started smoking & taking drugs (which damaged her vocal chords leading to vocal surgery). She lost her good role modeling since then & went from Hannah Montana to a stripping drug addict.

I would have to disagree with that one I like Malibu but it honestly isn't that interesting for me I would have Slide Away or Nothing Breaks Like a Heart ahead of it.

MDNA - Madonna MDNA - Madonna Product Image
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