Most Overrated Music Artists

The Top Ten

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 ...read more.

I do love a bit of the Beatles as much as the next lewronggeneration numb-skull, but I'm not one of those fans who say you have bad taste if you say anything remotely negative about the Beatles.

They were good and I understand there significance but just pure music they aren't the best like everyone says

The Beatles were great in that era but not good when they became solo artists. Their voices were good together but not individually. Overrated.

Anyone with any taste KNOWS the Rolling STones are so much better and just as old and groups just a couple years after like the Who, Queen, Nazareth etc are SO much better technically. John lennon was a disgusting narcissist who preached peace while beating his wife and leaving his first son out of his life. He was Gross. And is immortalized as some martyr, just what he would have wanted.

AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

The most overrated hard rock act of all time. I turn off the radio whenever one of their songs comes on.

I think when all music is considered, AC/DC is pretty good. BUT! Whenever people mention rock from the 70s and 80s, AC/DC is SO loved. When it comes to back in those days, I think many other guitarists are better. There are also way better drummers and better lyrics. One of the things I do like are the bagpipes, and I like them a lot. But just because I like them, doesn't mean I won't admit they're overrated.

Actually, they're overrated. I think they wrote only 2-3 good songs, they are a great band to know rock, but after that there are many others musicians better than them, with greater riffs and melodic lines (not only the "aa" of Thunderstruck).

singer is not that good guitar player is average nothing really special.

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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 ...read more.

Led Zeppelin is very bad band, always plagiarising and no originality and people like this excuse of a band.

They're not overrated. I mean yes in the way that they didn't create hard rock or heavy metal and people give them a lot of praise for that. But also no because they are a top 5 best bands of all time. Not the best though. To the guy below me me, there is an actual list of all the songs they "stole". It's a lot by the way and I agree Stairway isn't one of them.

Actually, Led Zeppelin stole a minority of their songs. Their best ones are either falsely accused of being copied, or their own works. Stairway to Heaven and Heartbreaker come to mind. The band was a great band and is not overrated because they had such a monumental impact on music now.

I very like this band. But rock is not just Led Zeppelin!

My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Average band. They have some decent songs, but they're pretty whiny and the fanbase is cringy.

My Chemical Romance is, like, amazing. They have pure talent. They play their own instruments, and don't have just one drum beat or guitar line. Especially their bassist, who has some of the best bass lines I have ever heard. And to ShallowCal, the Beatles suck. They have no talent at all. I would actually put the Beatles for number one as the most overrated artist. The Beatles have no talent. The Beatles are overrated. The Beatles are not artistic. The Beatles cannot spell correctly. The Beatles suck. Metallica is amazing. My Chemical Romance's songs come deep down from the heart. Their instrumentals are amazing. And if you don't believe me, search My Chemical Romance-Teenagers on YouTube and listen for the the bass line. I guarantee that it is amazing. If you don't think so, I suggest you go see an ear doctor coase you're probably going deaf or something.

Nice opinion on My Chemical Romance, but The Beatles don't suck. They are superior!

My Chemical Romance is some whiny pretentious emo and how talks about average emo things and they suck.

This band is not artistic, they suck. How can you people say that zeppelin, hendrix, and avenged are overrated they're great? The beatles are great, but I can see where you're coming from since everyone always says they're the best. As for Metallica, Lars Ulrich needed pro tools to keep him on time.

The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

Yeah, you people hate Kurt Cobain and Eminem and Metallica and all of those great people? Tell me, what's so great about the Jonas Brothers? Beep, nothing. They have been making mediocre music for WAY too long, I'm fed up, all the straight guys are fed up, they're only going on because Disney-addict girls love them and gay people love their skinny jeans. Period. They SUCK. Please disappear, guys.

Who the hell put Eminem on this list? Eminem is the ' king of rap.

Eminem is extremely overrated, but no one said he was bad, in fact, that and overrated are two completely different things. You could love something and still find it overrated.

Eminem is okay, 50 Cent was a soldier, Led Zepplin was alright, Metallica is awesome, and The Jonaas Brother suck. Not as bad as Justin Bieber or Miley 'Cryus' but just bad enough my ears bleed.

These comments are so dumb. You would rather have a forgotten teen boy band most people abroad haven't even heard of on of the list than Metallica, Eminem or The Beatles, who are the most famous artists of their genres and overshadow many others. Maybe you just confuse overrated with bad.

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.

I don't get why they are higly acclaimed! Their music is good but average nothing iconic or legendary! In few years they will be almost forgotten!

They’re good, but sometimes people go too far with their praise for the band, especially for Chester Bennington...

Soulless emo-pandering garbage

Voted over classics like the Pixies and the Grateful Dead on my list. Why?

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 ...read more.

Beyonce is very much overrated. She a copycat and a thief. There isn't an original bone in her body. She is very shady and her fans are mean. She doesn't even try to ask them to chill out. Her song "formation" had nothing to do with black power, it's more like Beyonce power because the song is all about herself and "defending herself" cause of the haters. It even pushes sterotypes. She claims she's a lady but ladies don't walk around half naked shaking their junk in your face and telling the world what she does behind closed doors. Also she claims to be for the black community but when bad things were happening to the black community she was silent. She's even at one point wore a coon/Sambo jacket (a racist depicton of a black person). If you don't believe me look it up. This woman is a walking contridiction who ONLY does something to further her only agenda which is to be rich and famous. Sadly no one cares or notices cause she's pretty, can kinda sings and dance. I wish the world ...more

Definition of tasteless pop garbage. And her fans are literally the worst.

Beyonce might be pretty but she hasn't done anything in the past couple of years with her music other than sell her sex appeal

Beyonce might be good but there is no denying that she is quite overrated

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 ...read more.

This guy thinks he's some kind of deity. He is regularly the weakest on his own songs.

Totally agree, his singing awful, he made rap music mediocre, and he is among the most narcicistic human ever! Most of his so called great accomplishment are self-proclaimed! A great artist doesn't consider him or herself great! They just are!

Lift Yourself is the greatest song ever, what are you on about?

Dumb and crazy

Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Screw whoever put this here, this band is amazing.
And whoever said that most of Coldplay's songs sound similar has no clue what they're talking about. Each album has it's own unique sound.

What the hell? Coldplay is far from overrated. I love this band. Why do people love Justin Bieber and all that other crap we have today?

Really the only reason I voted for Coldplay is because they stole a tune from bloody Pokemon of all places on their song clocks

Chris Martin wants desperately to be Thom Yorke. This is true.

Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.

It's one thing to be a musician, but be a little creative. And creative is one thing she's NOT. It seems like all she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people, and nothing else, which gets kinda boring after a while. She is NOT creative AT ALL when it comes to her music.

Deals with things in the most obnoxious and childish way

Let me explain to you why she's overrated (This is my opinion if you disagree that's fine)

1. Her singing is not that good a
Why do I say that well its because of two reasons. The first reason is because her vocal style is very predictable this mostly applies to her country songs but some of her pop songs are like this two she would start ofd at around mid lever then after each verse her vocals would get higher (she tries to anyway) and a lot of her songs are like this I wouldn't mind this if the songs were good but they aren't. The second reason is her vocal range she only has around 2 Octaves and as a result she can't hit very high notes and as a result her vocals aren't that good.

2. Most of her songs are about the same subjects.

Also of her songs are usally about her breaking up with one of her many boyfriends or her bragging about something or her saying she doesn't care about her haters even though she clearly does because if she didn't then why the hell ...more

She has one of the worst fandoms with an annoying hypocritical Fanbase. All her songs sound the same and are always on the radio. I don't understand how everyone still loves her.

The Newcomers

? Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore. In 2020 she started a solo career.
? Grace VanderWaal Grace Avery VanderWaal is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, New York. She is most well-known for winning the eleventh season of "America's Got Talent" singing her original songs at 12 years old. Her album, "Just the Beginning" was released in November 2017, and she has two EPs, "Perfectly ...read more.

The Contenders

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.

THE GOAT? NAH, He'S very good and made classics but he's not even Top 10.

I do like some of his work because of the relatable factor. I think he's definitely not overrated considering the standard of other rappers these days. Yes, the fans can be really exhausting at times especially on a site like this. All and all he's quite good, but claiming him to be the greatest artist one of all time is pushing the boundaries of insanity.

72? Queen at 16? I cannot go to any music lists without seeing these annoying Eminem fans. I rate this sexist and homophobic excuse for a rapper 0/10.

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To me, they are the best rap band I heard in a while, but yes they are overrated

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

Many like this band but this band annoys me a lot

Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, known professionally as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her songs "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend" and especially "Bad Guy".
U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.

Bono is a pretentious poseur and his vocals are so overwrought that I wonder if he is ready to burst into tears-crocodile tears

Are you kidding me?!? How can they be overrated if they've got Bono

The Edge doesn't play guitar as much as he plays pedals.

I think they are overhated, if anything.

Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Their "best" song Smells Like Teen Spirit is stupid and overplayed. Nirvana has very little good about them and are SO overrated

Their music is really dry and tasteless not much feeling to it. I find it depressing when I listen to their music, in my opinion they are seriously overrated as a band and as musicians. Kurt Cobain is not that great of a guitarist (junkie, tried to commit suicide 5 times by intencional overdose, finally doing it by a shotgun to the head and many other things that caused me a terrible impression), Krist Novoselic is an average bassist (but has a very boring style, doing everything that the guitar does), and then there's Dave Grohl. Out of those three Dave is the only one that has my respect he is an amazing drummer. Nirvana and the rest of the grunge movement killed thrash metal just when it had become popular and had taken down the travesti glam metal movement (this is not intended in an offensive way, I am only supporting my opinion)

If all the people in the world had a good taste in music this wouldn't have been here in this list not even at 47.

Quite enjoyable at times, but incredibly overrated.

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 ...read more.

Michael jackson is not overrated

Vocally he is a bit overrated but the with rest he is unbeatable! - AliBab

One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a 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 ...read more.

So overrated. They don't really have good talent but of course they had to win the X Factor because all the girls had to vote him from their boyish looks. Even worse, they went to North America which then got really annoying. How is One Direction even 96 on this list? They should be in the top 10!

They are good but nothing extraordinary, most of the fama is from their bodies.

This has no talent at all, they can't write their own songs, they do autotune, they use loop every choruses, famous because of the looks, over played at the radio which makes their garbage stuck in peoples' heads and the Idiot named Niall thinks he can play the guitar if he can just strum a 3-chord song which is very easy for 6 year old kid, he bought a Gibson Les Paul I bet that guitar was crying for a real guitarist and they make ugly synth beats.

I don't hate their music nor am I a directioner. Most of their music is just eh!

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.

Good voice, but I think most of her popularity comes from teen girls looking at their nick idol and dudes who worship her.

Ariana is so overrated it hurts. She's so bad at singing! She sounds like a dying cat and a dog whistle remixed into a voice. And poor Ariana was "blessed" with such a high and screechy voice. Everyone loves her for no reason I can identify. She only had a temporary acting gig and became slightly inappropriate and "attractive". I say she is way too loved for no reason.

I enjoy like 2 songs from her, but this whiny, ultra soft voice is just boring. Her fans are delusional, almost as bad as Beyoncé's fans.

Ariana has overstayed her welcome in the music industry. A talented voice is not the only thing you should have, but she relies on that and makes overproduced pop music that's bland and kind of boring.

Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

She was great in the 80s but today there's nothing really good coming out.

Has everybody getting tired of her new songs and performance? Well, so do I because she bores the hell outta me. Another thing is that she made the people of Colorado mad at her for bringing fake guns, which means that they had a fear of gunfiring just like the movie theater while watching Dark Knight Rises!

Desperate to relive glory days...

She's more appeareance tham music talent because of her and Elvis well at least he had a good voice, they made appeareance more relevant than music talent Yuck!

Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, 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 she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

The one thing that bugs me about Mariah is her inability to make a consistent album. Somebody needs to watch over her while she's making these albums, because you don't put a super upbeat song, then a sad emotional ballad, then another upbeat dance jam, and then a mid tempo just at the start of the album! Her songs are great as stand-alone songs, but trying to listen through her albums is very hard. I also think she lacks emotion in her ballads, a lot of the time I find her ballads very boring and unfinished, and I actually love good ballads. Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Nicole Scherzinger, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Whitney Houston, all of these artists have made some great ballads. They have the right amount of emotion where they can make you just feel it in your soul, and even get emotional. Mariah does not have that. She's much better at making upbeat songs, or sexy songs. Ballads are not for her. Sometimes her voice even cracks in her more recent ballads, no thanks!

Boring songs with nothing to them

Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

He was never a good guy with fans, I guess he's better today but his singing got worst, just autotune in studio and live performances!

This should be first followed by 1D.

Fullwalking2 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ do not hate Justin Bieber now please plan your funeral, plan your funeral songs, do you want to be buried or cremated? Do you believe in the afterlife or are you an atheist. Fullwalking2 R.I.P. you Bieber hater.

A person that 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ people hate is not overrated.

Slipknot Slipknot is an American Alternative/ Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror ...read more.

The first time I saw a band photo of Slipknot I thought they were some Gwar style comedy metal band who were making fun of wannabe-tough guy nu-metal. With the masks and the 9 bands members I thought their was no way this band was serious, it had to be a joke.
But no, they were actually a real band.

In my opinion, Slipknot is not a good band. But somehow, everybody is talking about them. I don't know why- They are very over-rated.

Slipknot are underrated.

Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

The problem with this band is that they think they're so edgy, but they're really only appealing to the white girl who thinks she's edgy but really not. This sort of alternative rap-rock could've been pretty good, but they catered to the most suburban audience I can think of.

I do listen to them often, but I don't find them edgy. Maybe with a couple of songs but that's not their main goal. They have meaningful lyrics as they have the ability to appeal anybody. Not everyone will like them but they do hold purpose to the ones who do. I'll admit they do have overrated songs but they have songs that are way more deserving like Taxi Cab or Lovely, etc.

Complete garbage. The only song of theirs that's kind of ok is bohemian rhapsody... BUT EVEN THAT DESTROYS A CLASSIC! That's their biggest strike for me. The bohemian rhapsody is one of the all time greatest songs and to remake it the way they did is an atrocity. TheI only true fans are the Starbucks going girls that can't live without an hourly injection of pumpkin spice. There's nothing artistic about moaning into a microphone and whaling.

Mediocre at best. Annoying fan base that thinks they are the best artists alive. Sing about edgy stuff

Mediocre at best

Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.

I don't disagree with what he does, it's good, no need to stress. But I feel like he's over-hyped to the point it's not justifiable anymore. Still, cool dude.

Most overrated rapper of all time. No debating. Nas is not really overrated. 2Pac is a legend and is not overrated. Biggie is a little overrated. Jay-Z is overrated now but he used to be a good rapper. Eminem is extremely overrated but he's done his work to be talked about as one of the best, even if I don't enjoy his music. But this guy, Mr. Kendrick Lamar, is about as overrated as it gets. It's one thing to have talent, and lyrics, but if you can't put together a good song with all of that, then I just don't know what is wrong with you. TPAB sounded like a bunch of noises, not music. It had three or so good songs. If he could put those lyrics over better production, maybe he wouldn't be as bad, but his voice is still a problem. His voice sounds like a 12 year old who just got kicked in the vag. He needs to stop that cartoonish crap, especially if he's trying to be lyrical and he wants us to take him seriously.

How? Kendrick Lamar composed the Black Panther album, and his old stuff is legendary, especially M.A.A.D. City. He talks about the problems that the African-American community is facing as well as his internal problems that he deals with on a daily basis. His genre is Conscious Rap, and I like it.

garbage

The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

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