Most Overrated Music Artists

The Top Ten
1 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted more.

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.

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

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

2 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.

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

Admittedly she is a good singer, but I've never felt she was as talented as her "goddess" praises fans proclaim. in my opinion she's not even one the most talented of her generation.

If screaming, yelling and shouting equals slaying if I'm to use today's language then...

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

3 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.

These guys are the definition of overrated let's be honest the only reason they are relevant is from the nostalgia from when they were on Disney Channel. Nothing sets them apart from other groups and their music is mediocre in my opinion. Deservedly in the top spot.

by the way overrated doesn't always mean that the artist is bad for example the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Eminem are on this list despite massive critical acclaim and tons of fans. They are examples of good artists that are overrated to an extent. The Jonas Brothers however, are both overrated and bad.

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.

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.

While they are definitely overrated, the Jonas Brothers shouldn't really be on this list. The list is about the most overrated MUSICIANS. These guys are just a product of marketing, just like Myley Cyrus, GLEE and all that other crap and as such I don't really consider them musicians.

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

Date a guy, dump the Guy, make a song to portray yourself as the victim, repeat.
There, I have just summarized Taylor Swift's discography in four steps.

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.

Snakelor uses feminism to promote her own album sales whilst simultaneously taking down other women who don't immediately agree with her. Despite this she is hailed by her fans as a feminist queen, which is the opposite of what she really is. She can't even hold one note for longer than two seconds and constantly plays the victim.

Proof that dreamy eyes, cute face and hot bod still takes you places. I asked some friends that listen to country to take her back. They said no way!
I have an 8 year old granddaughter. So I have to listen to this whenever she in in the vehicle.

5 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.

Everyone that says that the beatles are overrated needs to check their facts. Because even if you don't like them, you cannot deny that they are obviously the most influential band of all time. For example the beatles were the first band to:
-Have the drummer raised above the rest of the band at a concert
-Print lyrics on their album sleeves
They also created the devil horns hand gesture, they created the stadium concert, they brought Eastern music to the west and incorporated Indian music into their music, they invented the music video, just to name some of the things that they started and were the first to do.

The beatle also had an insanely large amount of fans. Hundreds of thousands of teenage girls all over the world went nuts for the beatles, and there had never been any other band that had gotten a reaction like that. Beatles concerts were even said to smell of urine because the fans would get so excited, they would literally be pissing themselves. Some fans ...more

Beatles weren't bad, but there are many bands, even of their time that were as good. Beatles before Sgt. Peppers were played pretty cheesy garbage. I like what they did after Peppers, but they still don't come close to the Stones or Bob Dylan in the early to mid sixties, and while they were good in the late sixties, they can't hold a candle to Hendrix, Cream, and again the Stones. They were also bested by earlier acts such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard. However my overall opinion of 50's and early 60's rock is negative given it was stolen from blues, and the likes of Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, BB King, Albert King, Robert Johnson...etc. make the Beatles sound silly in comparison.

The TITLE speaks for ITSELF, they are overrated. And why is Led Zeppelin below them? At least they are way more talented than these below average vocalists and okay instrument players

It's funny how each comment against The Beatles has the same number of thumbs down. Almost as if a Beatles fan got upset that their dad's - oh sorry - their favourite band was on the list and thumbed it down without even reading what they wrote. The Beatles made generic pop music to appeal to the masses. Nothing they ever did was especially experimental or groundbreaking and yet people still hail them as the greatest band ever.

6 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 more.

The embodiment of corporate rock. Stupid looks and a prefabricated and derivative discography.

You know rock elitists are the dumbest people on planet Earth when their fanboyism prevents them of realizing the flaws of this band.

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).

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

7 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 more.

It depends they are overrated by a lot of music fans and casual listeners but I would also say they are overhated by many people who say they have no talent at all. Also most critics don't think much of them which is where I am I think they are an okay band not particularly good or bad.

Linkin Park is On EVERU 'good' list. These talentless hacks should be nowhere near the Top 50 in any 'Best' list. They are overpraised and deserve a billion times more recognition than what they are supposed to get. They are awful at all costs and the most overrated thing ever made in mankind. 0/10

They are good but brought nothing new to music! Rap & Rock? Run DMC did the first mega rap rock hit with Walk this way! which fused both genres perfectly! Rap & Metal? again no! bands like korn were doing rap metal a few years before them! yet their fans give them all the credits for it! they do have some good music but nothing classic! their fans overrate tem toom much!

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

8 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.

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.

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.

My chemical romance is awesome! Yes they have made some pretty bad songs, but I can name a few songs that were legends. (Saying that there older work was better

9 BTS BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.

I don't understand why people like them so much. They have no musical talent whatsoever, and their songwriting skills SUCK. Listen to this:
"Sing song when I'm walking home, jump up to the top, LeBron".
That's literally a piece of their song. Not kidding. They're way overrated.

10 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.

"Best rapper ever? " That's just insulting. Eminem had 3 good albums and a sub-par one, so he's the best. Meanwhile rappers like Nas and LL Cool J get swept under the rug because this guy hogs the spotlight. Andre 3000 is a better rapper than Eminem, Nas is a better rapper than Eminem, and J. Cole is a better rapper than Eminem. I've also seen people say the Recovery is better than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. What a joke. MBDTF was amazing, while Recovery would earn itself the proper Grammy if "Let Down Of The Decade"

Um, no. Eminem is one of the only rappers who deserves their fame these days. I mean, just look at Cardi B and Doja Cat. People praise them for speaking and calling it rapping, and wearing barely any clothes. Meanwhile, Eminem is out here rapping 6 words per SECOND, and not once has he said the n word. He's much better than most of the other rappers.

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.

It baffles me on how this sellout isn't even the top 10. He is EASILY the most overrated musician of all time.

The Newcomers

The Contenders
11 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 more.

Most of the songs sound VERY similar! Not much variance and lyrics are a bit sappy. I figure most all fans are women and the men who like them may bat for the other team.

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?

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!

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

12 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.

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!

His music has always been a bit bland and been in the "Over-Rated Pop" category. I'd say at least mediocre.

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

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

13 Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Honestly, I used to be a part of her fanbase. But now I realize I don't like her music as much as I thought I did. The fact that I used to be in her fandom kind of made me think that I like the ones that I don't like as much. But I will admit. I DO like some of her songs, her songs have good meaning, and she is a great person. Although I don't like her music as much, I like her as a person.

No offense to anyone who likes her but I am starting to grow out of Melanie Martinez. I am starting to realize that she is just a more creepier and emo version of Halsey with an even more toxic fanbase.

14 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 more.

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.

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

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

I think they are overhated, if anything.

15 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 more.

The members have released better material after going solo... All of them!

Watermelon Sugar is a decent pop song that would have never been produced under the 1D brand.

Come on lets be honest. These guys are totally overrated. There are much better bands out there than 1D. They are only popular because of their looks and the kids and pre teens who worship them. They aren't that good people. Not compared to many other bands. I'll respect Simon Cowell for putting them together because the man does know how to get the most income, even if it isn't talent based.

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.

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!

16 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", "Everything I Wanted", "Happier Than Ever" and especially "Bad Guy".

Nothing special. Makes money off of her young fans by acting sad. Bad Guy has been the most overrated song in the last century. Also wins awards by doing nothing.

Her songs are generic. there exist some artists with great skill but ends up having around 50k subs maybe less while she shows no skill and has more than 20 mil

I don't see what's so good about her. I've listened to her best song bad guy and don't know what's good about it.

Overrated. Good music but definitely not a genius.

17 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. more.

How the hell is this cretin still relevant after so many scandals? Other celebrities got their lives ruined because of much less.

I hate Beliebers, they only like him for his looks and not his music. Music is the whole point, things aren't all just about looks. And no, Justin is not cute or hot, and his music sucks.

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.

This guy(if he is one) has absolutely talent. He relies on autotune and lip syncs when he performs live. He abuses many people including his own fans. Definitely the most overrated.

18 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.
19 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. 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.

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.

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

Honestly Ariana herself doesn't annoy me. She doesn't come up that often in my life. It's those little arianators that are annoying!

20 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 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!

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.

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

Desperate to relive glory days...

21 Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

He's one of those rappers who doesn't say he's the best or pretends. Plus points because he's a meme. But any rapper who makes cash like that gets a vote from me.

His 2018 hits all went straight to #1 on the Hot 100 despite not really being that good, and In My Feelings is god-awful but has been #1 for 9 weeks.

In My Feelings s overhated but he gets hate but he also gets way too much fans too so therefore he overrated.

He's such a bubble gum soft rapper and is not even worth listening to.

22 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 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!

I don't like a single song. I don't know why poeple like her maybe because of her huge ass

23 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.
24 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. Born and raised in New York City, she became an Internet celebrity by achieving popularity on Vine and Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television more.

Way over-hyped. Her music is just talking about sex with no meaning and a bad beat. It's "Party Music" at best.

Honestly, all she does is speak words and call it rapping, and wear barely to no clothes. So overrated.

Her "songs" are simply annoying and irritating noises with a voice trying to rime.

How is this #54? Cardi B is a Z-Tier overrated nasty piece of steaming hot massive garbage trash! Every 14 year old (especially girls) other than me love the living crap out of her and I can't stand it anymore!

25 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 more.

At best, they're mediocre. They don't really have any creativity or uniqueness in their songs, and really try too hard to be edgy and appeal to a "hip" audience.
Their music isn't that good to me. It sounds really bland after a while. Especially songs off Blurryface.
But what makes them overrated is the fans. They treat them like the greatest thing to ever exist because their songs apparently are "relatable." They hold little to no tolerance for people that don't like them (like moi).
Me being as old (and likely older) as most of their fans, I don't see the appeal. They're like a suburban white trash band who got rejected from the club downtown.
So yes, their music isn't the worst, but definitely the most overrated today.

Strong disagree, I love them. If anything they're underrated. I think most people who hate them take one look at the state of the fandom (especially back in 2016-2017), assume the worst, and direct that hate at the band themselves. It's better to judge something in its raw form, on its own, without considering the opinion of the fans. When I look at Tyler and Josh, I don't see them 'trying to be edgy'. I just see them being themselves and creating expressive music. if you listen to their songs, they actually have super artistic lyrics and sound compared to most other Pop artists today.
TL;DR separate the art from the fanbase.
also it's cool how this is 21st on the list when I saw it

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.

My friendship was ruined because of TØP. My friends was so obsessed of them that when someone (etc me) said "I don't like them. They're ok but I prefer Nirvana and Coldplay", they yelled at me for being the worst person in the world because I don't like them.

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