Top Ten Most Mediocre Music Artists and Bands of All Time

Artists that don't deliver anything but basics and don't stand out at all.

The Top Ten

1 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers

Pop rock without anything remotely memorable. Most of their songs sound the same and none of them are really catchy. - Martin_Canine

2 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

They're actually one of the best emo bands. They have no slips, better lyrics and a more thought out overal concept in their music than most other bands of the emo subculture. - Martin_Canine

3 Pitbull Pitbull

His rapping is basic, and so are his house-pop songs. Every once in a while the choruses by guest artists are catchy. - Martin_Canine

Are you kidding? He's only plain awful! - PositronWildhawk

4 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

A basic rapper with some songs where the beats and/or the guest verses make them memorable but not amazing. - Martin_Canine

5 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney 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 on the Take more.
6 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. more.

Her music was just a watered down version of R Kelly's music but without the amazing vocals of Kellz. - DaWyteNight

7 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

I don't care what anyone says this guy is awesome and makes fun songs. - DaWyteNight

Same as for Pitbull. His raps are absolutely basic and without wit, but the overall package is enough for partying. - Martin_Canine

8 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

I know that he has been around for quite some time and propably has a lot of fans out there... but so far I have not heard anything by him that was above average. There are rappers who are not the most lyrical ones but still are great because they have a nice flow and a fun attitude (Missy Elliott for example, she just loves rapping and you can tell). But Ludacris... doesn't have anything distinctive about him. - Martin_Canine

9 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.
10 Papa Roach Papa Roach Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, their first major-label release was the triple-platinum album Infest.

The Newcomers

? 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.
? Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.

The Contenders

11 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

Remember when boybands had lots of catchy earworm songs? If you are into 90s and early 2000s pop, get an album by the Backstreet Boys and you have an entire CD full of pop pleasure.
I know that I have heard a handful of songs by One Direction, but none of them left any impression on me. - Martin_Canine

12 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.
13 Beatrice Egli Beatrice Egli

She won the tenth season of the German edition of Pop Idol. Almost none of the winners had a long career, they had a hit single, maybe one successful album, and then disappear. But Egli had the advantage of being a schlager singer just at the time when there was a hype for that genre, so she indeed became a famous celebrity. But her music is absolutely nothing outstanding. Her voice is okay, but the songs are as average as can be. Andrea Berg and Helene Fischer (though I'm not much of a fan of the latter) have much more memorable songs. - Martin_Canine

14 Silento Silento
15 Beyonce Beyonce 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.
16 Metro Station Metro Station Metro Station is an American pop rock band that was formed in Los Angeles by Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso.

Funny thing is I just found out they are regarded as a scene band. Scene wasn't a thing over here mainly because MySpace wasn't a thing either. But Metro Station had a hit called Shake It and my stepsister was a fan of the band back then. I listened to their music, but actually they are not really outstanding. They are better produced than most scene bands and don't have any slips like many of them do... but nothing more. For every bad song by Blood on the Dance Floor there's also a good one, but Metro Station are always generic. - Martin_Canine

17 Michael Bolton Michael Bolton
18 Nicki Minaj
19 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

Takes the teenage angst to a whole new dumb level. A product of our time, a time we don't want to look back. It's a shame this was the band to essentially ruin Nu Metal for everyone. - cjWriter1997

The worst band ever, Fred Durst is an ass and has a whiny voice. - IronMaidenFan666

I don't think they are mediocre.
They have a very distinctive sound and are good to listen to when angry. - Martin_Canine

20 Young Thug Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single "Stoner." Notable Albums/Mixtapes: Barter 6, Slime Season, Slime Season 2, I'm Up, Slime Season 3
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