Good Bands/Music Artists with Ridiculous Fanbases

A fanbase is a very powerful representation of a music artist, symbolizing support, love and devotion. And while many deserve those, some of that can go a little too far regardless.

Which music artists or bands do you think are good, but have a fanbase that tends to polarize you?

The Top Ten

1 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide more.

Per ridiculous mass-voting in recent lists. Also, keep in mind this list isn't about BAD singers, its actually the opposite, except many tend to have a rather polarizing fanbase. - CrimsonShark

He won the China version of "The Voice", and has over 1 Billion fans, he will be topping a lot of lists very soon.

Abyss of absence > Kudaibergen - EliHbk

Ridiculous fanbase?! Yes, we are mad about the boy! Great singer, musiacian, artist! He deserves great admiration! 👏 and people appreciate his nice personality and big heart! 🌺.

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2 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.

This is the first good music artist I think about in terms of a polarizing fanbase. Furthermore, Slayer is the trope definer of this. A lot of people have already pointed out how rabid, crazy and single-minded the fanbase could get. For more, check out Coverkillernation's "5 Reasons why People Hate Slayer". He also placed it at 1st on his "Top 10 Rabid Heavy Metal Fanbases" list as well. - CrimsonShark

"SLLAAAYYYEERR" - Jared Dines, referencing elitists. - EliHbk

3 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin 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 more.

Everyone's talked about this one, so I'm not going to waste my time beating on a dead horse. - CrimsonShark

I don't care for this band anyway.

They act like LP are Gods

4 Trivium Trivium Trivium is an American Heavy Metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Their frontman, Matt Heafy, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu and Bassist Paulo Gregoletto are the band's most consistent members and have appeared in every album since. more.

Where do I begin with this? As much as I adore Trivium, its elitist fanbase pisses me off a lot, always complaining about the latter albums being disappointing and how the band "sold out", which is clearly BS as Trivium was a relatively popular Metal band since 2005. Sure Ascendancy and Shogun are some of 2000s Metal's greatest, their later discography is great too. In fact, the vocal delivery in those are actually better than what was provided in their earlier days. - CrimsonShark

5 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

I'd tie this with Metallica, considering how much of the fanbase whines about Metallica having "sold out in the 1990s" and treating Dave Mustaine badly when Mustaine himself was the biggest jerk in the band. In addition, the 1990s was terrible for Thrash Metal, and Megadeth tried to do something different with Youthanasia onward, which concluded with a mess known today as "Risk". Even today, the fanbase continues to criticize Metallica for slight differences and minor problems and boast Megadeth as being "the pinnacle of Metal" when they themselves had their fair share of problems. - CrimsonShark

I love megadeth, but the problem is that they always bash on Metallica and their fans. - awesomedp900

6 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Per Megadeth, except many of the fans keep bashing Dave Mustaine and Megadeth continuously, even after both bands came together in a truce around the 2000s. - CrimsonShark

It's not just Metallica fans bashing Megadeth, Megadeth fans bash Metallica frequently as well. - Metarock

True - venomouskillingmachine

Honestly most bands have bad fans and good fans

7 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

FAR too defensive. There may have been bands that were just as good, if not better than The Beatles during its time. The Beatles tend to represent many traits seen in an overrated band as well, the most prevalent being a series of elitist rock fans (Not all, mind you). While influential and certainly great, they deserve better than close-minded fans. - CrimsonShark

I don't mind them too much, but as many have said before, the fans are just way too defensive. - naFrovivuS

I used to be a overly defensive Beatles fan

The Beatles are alright but there are a lot of artists that I prefer more and their fanbase sucks to be honest-TheCoolGuy1

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8 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 more.

Eminem is my favorite pop artist, He is a great rapper, but he is not a god. - wren6

What? This guy is trash and should not have a career! Screw him! - 445956

Eminem is amazing, but in my opinion, there's a handful of rappers that are better (Rakim, Immortal Technique, Tech N9ne, N.W.A, etc.). The worst thing about Em is his stuck-up fanbase who claim that Eminem is the greatest rapper ever when really he's the only rapper they tend to listen to (I.E. not even a proper Hip-Hop fan). In addition, the amount of fights the fanbase gets into against celebrities whom Eminem engaged in the past makes it worse. In conclusion, Eminem deserves better... - CrimsonShark

9 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

Great rapper with a terrible personality unfortunately :/. Gets worse when his fanbase tends to defend him for rather questionable reasons. - CrimsonShark

10 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline 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 .

I've presented my arguments and got hit with typical arguments like "Classical is the superior genre everything else sucks," "She was praised by the greatest people ever who are you to judge," and "She worked so hard for this." I don't even hate her, I'm just saying there are so many other singers out there. - naFrovivuS

Much of her attention has kind of died down at this point. She's a great singer, but there's also a lot of other Talent contestants with great singing talent like Connie Talbot and Jonathan Antoine, which really don't get as much attention as they deserve. - CrimsonShark

People who don’t understand the tremendous praise and support Jackie Evancho receives around the world have never taken the time to actually listen to her music, or attend one of her concerts. I strongly suggest you make that time. People really do travel from all over the world just to experience a Jackie concert in person. Jackie Evancho voice commands rapt attention and respect, so don’t expect discordant bands, pyrotechnics, autotune, dancers, or other distractions to interfere with the gift she brings to her audiences. Jackie brings her talent to smaller venues of 800 to 2500 seat theaters to insure the entire audience the most intimate experience. No seat is a bad seat at a Jackie concert.

The way you're saying it, it seems like Jackie Evancho is the only person to ever perform for over 2500 people. Which of course isn't true. - isaaonrtdmtr

The Contenders

11 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.

Not so much ridiculous, as just stoned all the time.

12 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty 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.

To be honest I don't even like them, but I know a number of people do, and I have to say my experience with the fans is just...awful. - naFrovivuS

Oh my word I do not like this band one bit. - CloudInvasion

13 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

You either have your chill fans like myself or your pretentious snobs. - cjWriter1997

14 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more.

He's not even a good musician - RogerWatersfan1999

15 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.
16 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.
17 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.
18 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.
19 Beyoncé Beyoncé Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.
20 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

This fanbase is just weird sometimes. - cjWriter1997

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