Top 10 Most Depressed Music Artists

SomePersonYouHate
Music Artists that are known for either having depression, suicidal thoughts or generally singers that have ended their lives. If I missed any singer that's depressed feel free to add one. As long as they have depression they still count. Or if said person confirmed to have depression at one point and no longer does they still count as well.

The Top Ten

1 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

No music artist I can think of was or comes close to how depressed Kurt Cobain was except for maybe Chester Bennington. - SomePersonYouHate

2 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

He was a very depressed person his depression is heavily shown in One More Light. - SomePersonYouHate

3 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.

He had depression considering how he ended his own life RIP. - SomePersonYouHate

4 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

He has revealed to struggle with depression. - SomePersonYouHate

5 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

His depression was pretty severe and like Kurt he relied on drugs to relieve the pain he felt. - SomePersonYouHate

6 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the ...read more.

He has opened up and confirmed his struggle with depression in a interview. - SomePersonYouHate

7 Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Shaun Morgan Welgemoed, known publicly as Shaun Morgan, is a South African musician and singer for the post-grunge/alternative metal band Seether.

In a interview he confirmed not only that he had depression but always writes a song in a album to prevent him from killing himself. - SomePersonYouHate

8 Courtney Love Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and visual artist. A notable figure in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s, Love's career has spanned four decades.

She has depression and still struggles to battle it. - SomePersonYouHate

9 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.

Despite the fact this music can be vulgar and meaningful he has confirmed to have depression and did struggling battling it after a member of D12 died. - SomePersonYouHate

10 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

It's not only been confirmed by Spears herself but in 2007 her infamous meltdown was probably a big sign of some kind of depression. - SomePersonYouHate

The Contenders

11 Per Yngve Dead Ohlin

Lol, they don't know how depressed Dead was...
His name tells everything "dead".
He cut his wrists during a concert, his best friend "let him die", he shot himself with a shotgun on the head and his photo with his brain out from his skull is now the cover of "dawn of the black hearts"...
Tell me again eminem and bennington were more depressed than this guy...
He was only 23 years old

12 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
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