Most Overrated Music Artists

The Top Ten

1 The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers

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 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.

Jonas Brothers aren't overrated because nobody likes them - Nickelstickman

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2 U2 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.

Are you kidding me?!? How can they be overrated if they've got Bono - hyrbid249

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

You people are nuts to make out U2 as more overrated than One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce.
I mean, U2 makes (or, depending on your opinion, made) good MUSIC. There's a reason they were the most powerful band in the world after The Unforgettable Fire until Nirvana released Nevermind, and it's not a hard reason to see. - Aaronardo

Only guitarist famous for not really doing much, hopeless

3 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 ...read more.

No. The Beatles worked hard to get where they are now. RIP Lennon and Harrison. - IronSabbathPriest

No way! I bet every negative comment on here came from someone who has never listened to any of their albums. I'm just saying, don't judge unless u actually know who they are and the songs they made. They were great songwriters working together to make hit after hit and they shouldn't be considered overrated at all.

Whoever put these guys in the list need to get their heads smashed by chair made of steel thrice by Hulk.

To all Beatle Haters: history voted- and YOU lost.

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4 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 ...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!

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.

One Direction has the most insensitive, closed minded fanbase. Along with that their songs are simplistic, redundant, and frankly not worth anyone's time. Girls follow this "band" based on their appearance and the fact that other people do it. Honestly, move on.

They have zero talent.

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5 My Chemical Romance 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.

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! - TristGamer

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. - shallowcal

Eh... when it comes to the emo wannabe quartet (Green Day, Panic, Fall out Boy, and My Chemical Romance), I'd say these guys are the most underrated. They've only had one huge, the fanbase isn't anywhere as powerful, and they have quality to back it up. - ProPanda

Vote People! - Du

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6 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone 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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

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 might have an irritating media persona, but her music is certainly not overrated. Allright her last couple of albums haven't been that good. But there are hardly any better dance records than Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dancefloor.

7 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 ...read more.

He should be #5. People comparing MBDTF and Yeezus to Recovery and MMLP2 lololololol...production isn't everything. - WonkeyDude98

IMMA LETCHU FINISH

8 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor 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 ...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

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.

She can't sing, and her lyrics make me cringe.

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9 Coldplay 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.

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

WRONG! Coldplay deserve all the fame. Their songs are all different and have great lyrics. - astroshark

Coldplay has made one of the most amazing songs I have ever heard. it does not deserve to be on this list!
WE LOVE YOU Coldplay!

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10 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 . ...read more.

Might I ask who overrates Bieber if he is hated by 98% of the world's population. - WonkeyDude98

This should be first followed by 1D.

Sad annoying man

I love justin - AutumnRobbins

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The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

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

No doubts! Led Zeppelin is the most overrated artist in my opinion.

It's been proven that they stole most of their music - the good ones came from old blues

The only people that like them were born in the 60's the only reason the listen is to feel young again - justicerieth

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12 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
13 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

If you see most of the music list on top tens they are number 1 - extremely overrated. They had like 3 good songs in 30 years.

Hell yeah they are overrated. It is clear the same person keeps voting for Heart and Ann Wilson mutiple times and want to pretend that they are number one. Have you seen most music critic lists they are never on them. Just check out their 80's and 90's work for why.

Hate this. Barracuda this, Barracuda that, Barracuda c@&*! - MetalGod

Too overrated and Dreamboat Annie is so not #1 on the Greatest albums list - idolangelx13

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". She later become a singer ...read more.

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.

Has SUCH a whiny voice

I just want to shove her down a garbage truck. Her stupid voice is so annoying and whiny. She sings like she sucked the entire air out of a balloon. I hate her. Yea Arianators, come at me

The queen of auto-tune.

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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 ...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

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

Too overrated for a person who shows more skin than real music

Terrible, not at all talented. Doesn't write out produce. Only a slut

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16 Queen Queen Queen are a British rock group 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 ...read more.

Oh, you're saying that Queen is overrated because you only know We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, and two others. I tell you, try to listen the entire A Night at the Opera, Queen, or Queen II album. Then, if you still saying they're not the best band ever, come back and vote again.

Definitely overrated. They are only known because of three songs: Bohemian Rhapsody, We will rock you and we are the champions. Most of these so called queen fans have never heard of other songs made by queen. that's because they suck.

Queen is known as one of the best bands ever just because of three songs. They should definitely be higher. Maybe even number one on this list.

Okay, that does it. What gives you the right to judge Queen and the fans in general. You don't know anything about them, so why bother in the first place? Under Pressure, Don't Stop Me Now, Fat Bottomed Girls, Another One Bites the Dust, Somebody to Love, The Show Must Go On, exedra, are all amazing songs. You don't even listen to Queen, so how the hell do you know what they all sound like? And sure there are some Queen fans that have listened to only those three, but they are still fans. And the rest have. Most Queen fans actually listen to the other songs, those three songs are just the most famous. And about only those three songs being they're only famous one, wrong. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is played in many movies and television shows. You probably have heard it but don't recognize it by it's name. Also, Another One Bites the Dust was going to be used in Rocky III, The Show Must Go On is Nostalgia Critic's theme, Don't Stop Me Now was used in Shaun of the Dead, exedra ...more - MontyPython

Wait. You people. Put. Queen. On. This. List.I. really. Am. Mad. Now.
Queen is the best ever they shouldn't be on this list you bunch of crazies you are voting for them because they are popular not overrated. Wow, that was a mouthful.
By the way,...
I LOVE FREDDIE MERCURY!

Whoever voted for this one here is on his/her way to hell... he might get burnt there and that too mercilessly.

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17 Nirvana 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 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.

Why so low? - zxm

Nirvana is the best. Kurt Cobain is great with the grungy vocals, Dave grohl and krist novoselic are great with drums and bass too.
Although half of Nirvana's fans are posers buying Nirvana t-shirt and hitting the streets but when you ask them they say "no I just like the shirt" exc...
Nirvana is not overrated as you think it is. Don't believe in those posers.

18 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 ...read more.

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

Mediocre at best

Terrible and overrated to the max. Especially by those emos. Ugghh.

19 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

I don't like anything they do. It sounds so generic. Who ever thinks these people are the greatest has no musical taste. Besides, Jared Leto is an Actor, not a Musician. - d3rrick95

Don't like them because they have no talent and they are controlling people somehow with an unknown device, which is why some people are stupid enough to like them. - lukestheman4

They're almost amusing, the music I mean. Leto should have just stuck to being a semi good actor.

More like 30 seconds of fame

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20 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

Eh, some of her hits are overrated, but she's lowered down on music hits. Her album Cheek to Cheek didn't have any singles, and Till It Happens to You wasn't even a hit either. - Swellow

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