Top 10 Biggest Wannabes/Posers in the Music Industry

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Those music artists are the biggest wannabes/posers of all time. They're copying off some of the original music artists or/and they also try way too hard with their music. Wannabe: A person who tries to be/sound like someone else. Poser: Someone who's trying to be/sound like something that they're not. Also, feel free to add some more items on this list.

The Top Ten

1 Cardi B Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

Cardi B's the biggest wannabe rapper of all time. She's a huge rip-off of Nicki Minaj. Cardi B's rapping isn't original at all. Her voice is also much more cringy than Nicki Minaj's. Even Iggy Azalea can rap better than Cardi B. Also, Cardi B's songs are much worse than Nicki Minaj's songs. Her music if far from being unique and original. All Cardi B cares about is fame and nothing else. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

She's such a mindless annoying rat who wants more attention & doesn't put enough effort into music. She's wannabe/poser. - SamanthaRosie

2 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.

This band isn't even real music. They're some of the biggest posers of all time. They look like clowns trying to be as emo as possible. All they do is whine because they got exposed for being a bunch of rapists and awful people. Their singing's really fake. They abuse the autotune to the max. Their songs are either about sex or whining about their lives. They might look tough and scary, but their music is just some Crunkcore and Techno junk that most people don't care about. They're huge posers and they can't even sing without autotune. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Now, when I think of it, they should be at number 1. They're horrible and they're some of the biggest posers of all time. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

To be honest, I should have put them higher than Imagine Dragons. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Ugly people who dress like scene kids and make ear rape music. Their lyrics are dumb and they abuse autotune. What a bunch of degenerates, because that’s what they are. - Userguy44

3 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

She sounds similar to Kylie Minogue, to be honest. Her songs are pretty close to the ones by Kylie. Miley Cyrus sounds like a wannabe of Kylie Minogue and Madonna, combined. Miley tried way too hard with her songs. Her music is filled with autotune, as well. Her songs are so unoriginal. Her songs are extremely inappropriate, especially her most recent songs. She also can't sing at all. She's also giving pop a very bad name. She's one of the biggest wannabe singers of the 2010s. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

4 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

These emos tried way too hard with their music. Their music is far from being a good punk band, yet some people call them punk. They have some of the most unoriginal and whiny songs of all time. They can't even play with their music instruments, properly. Tom DeLonge's also a terrible singer who's constantly whining, non-stop. Their music is extremely far from being unique and original. It's not even real punk music, it's either emo or pop punk, at best. The only thing that the members of Blink-182 really care about is their money and their fame, they don't care about their music nor their fans. Out of all the pop punk bands, Blink-182 is definitely one of the biggest poser bands of all time. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

5 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

Out of all the pop singers in this world, she's the biggest wannabe of all time. She tries way too hard to sound like Madonna. Her style is also like Madonna, but much worse. Kylie Minogue's voice is also terrible. She's a disgrace to the music industry. Even P! nk and Ariana Grande can be a better Madonna than Kylie Minogue. Her music videos are really trying to be like Madonna's, but they're definitely not. Her songs "Can't Get You Out of My Head", "The Loco-Motion" and "Spinning Around" are some extreme rip-off of Madonna's songs. Whether she's still relevant or not, she's still a huge wannabe. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Are you in love with her or something? - RiverVibeZ

There is an actual word for that a hate crush. Something you hate but end up actually paying a lot of attention to because of that. - Powell

She should faceplant herself into horse crap - RoseWeasley

6 Die Antwoord Die Antwoord

Just because you dislike them doesn't mean they're wannabe posers. Please provide accurate reasoning next time - TheDarkOne_221b

Maybe you guys are right, in this case. However, I still think they're fake (Mostly about Die Antwoord.) - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

This band's really fake. It sounds like they're trying to sound as trashy as possible. Yolandi Visser's voice is basically a complete rip-off of all Nightcore singers. Her voice is also a rip-off of Alvin and the Chipmunks. Watkin Tudor Jones tries to sound like Eminem, but fails miserably. His rapping will never be like Eminem even if he tries as much as possible. This is definitely the biggest wannabe band, of all time. Even bad artists like Ariana Grande is more unique than this try-hard band. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Never really enjoyed their music to be honest. It’s an anime girl on crack and a guy who tries so hard to rap, but he sounds like s***. - Userguy44

7 Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls Boys Like Girls is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2005, the group gained mainstream recognition when it released its self-titled debut album.

They're some massive posers, in the music industry. They're not even pop punk, at all. They're more pop rock, pop or power pop at best. Their songs aren't even nearly heavy enough to be called pop punk. Boys Like Girls is also one of the whiniest bands of all time. Their vocals are also extremely whiny. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

8 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish
9 Brokencyde Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.
10 Charli XCX Charli XCX Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter.

The Contenders

11 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Let's face it, they're some of the biggest posers, in the music industry. Their songs are not even rock at all and never will be. It's electropop or pop, nothing else. They also tried way too hard with most of their songs. Believer's was also a song that tried to sound super cool and bad***, but it's absolutely not. It's just average or just acceptable at best. It's also an irrelevant song, now. It's not the worst bad of all time, but they did try too hard with their songs. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

Battle Cry, Amsterdam, and Warriors could definitely be considered rock. U agree they're more pop, but listen to those songs and tell me those aren't rock - TheDarkOne_221b

12 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

Her music back in the 2000s was actually acceptable, but her 2010s music is really absurd. Even in the 2000s, she tried to be punk-ish, but her music was barely rock. In the mid 2010s, she looked like a punk poser with her haircut and the way she dressed. Her songs were pop/electropop, still. Her style doesn't match her music genre, at all. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

13 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated ...read more.
14 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 and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
15 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

I hate him but who is he a wannabe of? - Powell

16 Aqua Aqua Aqua is a Danish eurodance group, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single "Barbie Girl". The group formed in 1989 and achieved huge success around the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

This is my least favorite artist of all time I hate all their songs barbie girl is their worst song, I don't like all the songs

Their music sucks their worst song is barbie girl

So the reason they are here is because of only Barbie Girl? I have heard worse songs anyway. - Userguy44

I hate their song barbie girl my least favorite song of all time - trains45

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17 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.
18 Hinder Hinder Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey.

Hinder may not be that bad of a band, but it's a wannabe music artist. They sound like a rip-off version of Nickelback. They also got somewhat famous with their song "Lips of an Angel." It's not that bad of a song, but it sounds like a rip-off of Nickelback. It's also a much more obscure band than Nickelback. Hinder's less post-grunge and it's more alternative rock, as well. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

19 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa Dua Lipa is an English singer and songwriter. After signing with Warner Music Group in 2015, she soon released her first single "New Love".
20 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison 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 a documentary about ...read more.
21 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

To be honest, I find them extremely whiny. I used to like them, but now I don't. They're mediocre at best. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

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23 Blake Shelton Blake Shelton Blake Tollison Shelton is an American country singer and television personality. In 2001, he made his debut with the single "Austin".

He's such a terrible country singer. He's my most hated country singer of all time. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

24 Ja Rule Ja Rule Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Queens, New York.
25 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988 in Newton, Massachusetts. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has ...read more.
26 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, 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 ...read more.
27 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

What are they wannabes of? - Soulstealer

Probably added because people think they try to sound like every other post-grunge and alternative rock band ever. - Userguy44

28 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.
29 LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.

I hate their songs they suck

30 Bastille Bastille Bastille are an English indie pop band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by singer Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. Beside Smith, the four-piece consists of Chris Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons.
31 Jojo Siwa Jojo Siwa
32 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
33 Grimes Grimes Claire Elise Boucher, better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer.
34 Submarine Man Submarine Man
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