Most Overrated Musicians

The Top Ten

1 Justin Bieber 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.

I HATE JUSTIN BIEBER. I am a 14 year old girl and most of my friends are obsessed with him, but I don't get it AT ALL. This guy has absolutely NO TALENT, he just qualifies as a singer because a bunch of crazy 10-year-old fan girls wish they had hair like him. I can't even believe he isn't at #1. The JONAS BROTHERS? Really? I haven't even heard of them since 2006. All I can say is, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby NO!

Not even ten year olds that I know like him. My 10 year old stepsister hates this guy. Well okay she sort of converted into a Bieber hater because of me, but still as long as she likes good music like The Beatles and things like ABBA I'm fine with it. - Anonymousxcxc

I'm a 12-year-old girl. I hate Justin Bieber, Rebecca Black, all those other generic pop singers, Twilight, and I am not a Facebook addict. I am not an attention whore, a fangirl, a prep, an emo, or any sort of bad stereotype. I have friends, a social life and get A's (Yes, I'm Asian. Get over it. ) I don't understand the hype with Justin Bieber. His singing is mediocre. But THE WORST PART IS THE FANGIRLS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY CRITICIZE ANY OTHER FORM OF MUSIC UNRELATED TO JUSTIN BIEBER.

I don't know why he is not at the top in the list? Maybe because he is new and bands like Linkin Park, evanescence, breaking benjamin are not at their prime. His real fan base are silly girls who don't know anything about the music but just like his childish face. He is just a four day wonder and soon will be at the top of the list

Overrated by a mile

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2 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.

Here whole career is based on her ass and looks. All her vocals sound the same and married Jay- Z (the most overrated rapper of all time ) to stay famous. She is talented but is famous for the wrong reasons.

Yes, she is overrated. Because she is more popular with her big butt and her relationship with than with her voice and music. She is always in panties, with open legs.

...And sometimes, when she dance she jumps and tumbles as possessed, metal hen in rut.

No noteworthy contribution to the arts. Crazy in love? A sample from The Chi-Lites' 1970 song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)", used as the song's horn hook. Bootylicious? Seriously? Halo written by One Republic's Ryan Tedder. Total aesthetic appeal compensating for any true artistic value.

Beyonce is trash. Everyone likes her for her looks and to stay in her and Jay-Z business.

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3 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison 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 a documentary about ...read more.

She is mediocre and I'm trying to be nice. Her voice is limited, very! Yes she does write her own songs but they are all about the same thing, not much creativity there. It's not like we have not heard songs with these type of lyrics before and from far better talented artists, like Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush. There are way to many female artists who write with more creativity and thought. If her fans were not so young maybe they would get a true ear on music and listen to more and find out she is very mediocre compared to many artists in music history and show some respect. Very limited with guitar playing, as well. Very little cords she can play. Sorry, but I expect truly great artists to be well versed and sing with a greater range and play instruments that they truly play with craftsmanship by practicing for a long, long period of time. She is what she is and that is nothing even close to Linda Ronstadt, Kate Bush, Annie Lennox, Joan Baez, and even Judy Collins. That ...more

Am I the only one who thinks this girl is a poor role model? Let's start with a couple of her songs.

"Mean" basically says people can't change. If they're a bully their just mean, screw the reasons they're mean. And you can't change because "all your ever going to be is mean"

"Blank Space" basically tells all guys are jerks and they'll never find the right guy.

Now let's talk about Taylor Swift's personality.

Does she have to be overdramatic and have to make a big deal out of everything?

She made a big deal when her dancers CHOSE to dance for Katy Perry. She sues people for mentioning her.

Let's not forget how she stole copyright from her photographer.

And publicity and media makes her look like this sweetheart. People actually buy it and actually look up to this freak.

I'm sorry but not only does she have no talent, she's the most overrated in general. She's not that good of a person. Dare I say she's kind of a bad person. - AnnaOfArendelle332

This girl cannot stay on key to save her life. She should be a song-writer with co-writers (b/c without them all her songs sound the same) but NOT "sing". However, she is a brilliant business woman as was writing young women on Facebook to be friends when she was just getting started. She knows how to sell her brand and get many people overlook her horrid voice. She is talented but not vocally. VERY overrated.

Kinda overrated b*tch

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4 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.

A very below average vocal range. If she tried to be a singer in the 40's or 50's she would have trouble getting a job sweeping a recording studio let alone singing in one.

She's a mediocre singer who uses shock value to draw attention to herself and to distract from her lack of talent. I don't understand why people like her.

She's in her fifties now and she's still using shock value to draw attention. Madonna if you're reading this, GROW UP! You're 56 years old. You can't keep this up forever you know!

She is just a whore who uses sex to gain fame

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5 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

Anybody who says Kurt Cobain's music is terrible because of his voice or his guitar-playing does not understand the essence of grunge. Yes, his voice wasn't the best, and he did damage it often by how passioantely he sang on stage, but grunge is about the darker, less pitch perfect side of humanity, it's not about hitting all those notes, which is why it appeals to so many teenagers and outsiders sick of being told they're imperfect. His guitar chords WERE simple but that's why they're memorable, at a time when everybody was striving for complexity--complex guitar solos and complex lyrics and complex structures--Kurt kept it simple, and it was the best thing he could do. Frankly, simpler is better than the technical and grandiose, those are the things that survive time.

All the time, I see him on lists of great guitarists and being one of the best guitarists ever. He was never even that good of a guitarist. He knew it too! He would say all the time that he wasn't that great of a player. His solos were sloppy and not that unique, his riffs were repetitive, his clean and acoustic stuff was just too simple, and not to mention that he screwed up about every show!

Chad kroger from nickelback can play guitar better than kurt - Th3Zm0nst3r

I'm sorry but this guy in the top 25 of Rolling stones top 100 guitarists and Slash not in top 100, somethings messed up, I respect him, but the hype around how good he is is way too big, there best song is not the crowning achievement in rock, all they did was make Grunge popular, which isn't even that good of music

Excuse me kurt is a legend who died too soon! Whoever says they are overrated will get a big punch in the face from me - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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6 Mariah Carey 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.

I admire her talent, but the part coming with her job is the part where you have to respect your fellow musicians. She basically dissed Ariana Grande for being compared to her, hates on Eminem (One of the biggest rappers of all- time, and pretend Nicki Minaj isn't alive. I'd suggest that you don't diss on people who have a lot of fans, have had a number 1 song in the past 5 years and can come up with something other than a remix of a Christmas song that gets played on the radio every Christmas Eve. I love your music, you just have to pull yourself together!

The only reasons she remained popular throughout the 21 century are her enormous fake boobs, her over-the-top diva personality, and for looking fat and always performing in clothes three sizes too small. She and Nick Cannon are the corniest couple of all time, and they were meant for each other honestly because both of them are lame cornballs who need to retire and stop embarrassing themselves. - RnBLover

All I can say is go and listen to vision of love and try to sing it you would do good at first but after maybe two or three minutes into the song and a couple of 3 or 4 or 5 octaves your voice will start to get tired and run out of breath and gasping for air Mariah Carey vision of love song is a hard song to sing can't nobody sing the song the difficulty of the song is just way to powerful especially the studio version it was enhanced and the live version is hard and difficult to sing as well Mariah Carey vision of love song, nobody will never master that song while singing it it's way to hard to sing along to.

One egotistic whore - hugh201

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7 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.

She's the biggest copycat in the world! She's has money and sucess just because she has copied the Queen of Pop!

The theatrics - meat wearing, semi-nudity and costume gimmicks cover up an average voice and pretty uncomplicated compositions. Yes she has talents (classically trained pianist) but so what? She doesn't seem to use her talents in the slightest.

Lady Gaga can definitely sing, and she can definitely play piano. Unfortunately, she manages to hide her actual talent behind some of the worst pop songs around, with terrible lyrics, visual gimmicks and cringeworthy production. She deserves to be ahead of Madonna in this list since at least Madonna's best songs are tolerable - Like A Prayer and Papa Don't Preach don't make me want to go deaf like Poker Face or Bad Romance do. Lady Gaga chooses to make bad music.

Two hit wonder - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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8 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.

Led Zeppelin Is over this clown?
what this guy sing is all about gangsta and some nonsense stuff
I wouldn't consider he rap because It's like he was just talking the lyric
nothin special
Those guy who said Led aren't good must not know what rock is voting Led Zeppelin instead of others
I'm not even born around 60's 70's or 80, s
but I love Led Zeppelin
Better than sellout marketing artist these day
and Eminem is the man dude
He really raps somethin meaning full
not just making fun of someone else
those who vote eminem must listen just 2 songs of him
never listen to Like Toy Soldier? Hailey's song? Mockingbird? My Daddy's gone crazy? Lose Yourself? Beautiful? and so on
He's not making fun at all
actually he really rap

These should be voted
The Jonas Brothers
Daughtry
Soulja Boy
Miley Cyrus
Pete Wentz
Lil Wayne
Justin Timberlake
Fall Out Boy
Avril Lavigne
- robertlead37

people who commented and vote for a7x, 30seconds to mars, slipknot and linkin park you SUCK...! don't vote them becase they are popular.. they will never get overrated to us.. True music lovers... 50 cent, solja guy or whatevr they are music eaters... dnt call them mussians... justin kid, miley cyrus, rihanna, michel jaka... etc... can they sing... - skt

50 cent is just so great...His lyrics are dope and his first Album went platinum to tell u how great he his...He should be part of the top 5...This is insulting

Hip hop / rap was cool in the 80s. Then it got annoying real fast except the more abstract & soulful stuff no one knows about

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9 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

This clown sucks! He got booed off the stage at bonaroo, his lyrics suck, he's a whiny little prick. He repeats his lyrics because he's a terrible song writer.

Why the hell are Led Zeppelin, Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Bono, U2, Eminem even on this list. The people who are voting to put these people with actually talent are thick and uneducated. They haven't listened to good music.

I almost doesn't get worse than Lil Wayne. Dumb thoughtless unlyrical hip-pop. Not to mention the fact that lollipop is one of the worst songs ever made - Chris-1

Definitely the worst popular hip-hop artist of all time. Makes me wanna kill myself.

Honestly this guy is garbage, and before you ask, yes I've listened to the Carter 2, it was okay. Lil Wayne fans will never shut up about how great this guy is. They always talk about how the Carter 2 was a classic. These people have no taste in music and need to listen to someone who makes good music. - hiphopgod

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10 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

Exposed garbadge. Can't rap even if her life depended on it. She sound's like a drunk monkey and a constipated gorilla mixed together. She alway's make's these random ass noises in the middle of a verse. And these weird ass faces. She does nothing but waves her fake a$$ and titties in the air thinking she's getting to Broadway or something. All of her song's make no sense and within 10 seconds of the song will have you pounding your head up against the wall. Her favorite thing to sing about is " stupid hoe's" which is based on one of her songs " stupid hoe" that had me rushing to the hospital because of bleeding from my ear's. I wish she would just leave the hip hop industry alone.

Sure it takes talent to rap like that but it doesn't change the fact that her lyrics make no sense AT ALL. I'm a junior in high school and literraly everyone is obsessed with nicki minaj. Nicki's music it WAY too overrated and she should be nearer to the top of this list.

Her "music" is so incredibly nonsensical, it makes me wanna rip my ears off

Overrated talentless piece of crap who is only successful because she got butt implant. Her music is horrible. Don't believe me, look up Roman's Revenge, Anaconda, Did It On Em, and Bees in the Trap. THE PERSONIFICATION OF OVERRATED!

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The Contenders

11 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 ...read more.

This list is complete garbage. Honestly what idiot thinks that Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus are better than Michael Jackson? He's the best musician of all time and is DEFINITELY not overrated. to be honest I'd say he's underrated. People focused on his personal life more than the musician. So first of all haters, he became white because he had a skin disease called Vitiligo which caused white patches on his skin and he used makeup to cover it up. He had nose jobs because the stupid media wouldn't stop bugging him about his "big nose" and when he did get nose jobs, they made fun of him AGAIN. Also, he NEVER molested a child. The idiot who claimed that he did admitted that he was lying and his dad hung himself after MJ died. Coindence? I don't think so. Michael Jackson was the nicest, sweetest, most beautiful human being to walk on Planet Earth. He deserved to be treated way better. People only talk about his flaws which are complete lies considering it all comes down to tabloids. They ...more

If you think he is underrated you didn't even know what this word mean UNDERRATED DOESN'T MEAN GOOD, it means thing with less lights on than it deserves and since he is called King Of Pop and is top one on the best singers list he is NOT underrated AT ALL! - DaisyandRosalina

No way Michael Jackson should be anywhere near this list. Believe it or not, he did in fact make a huge contribution to music and is also very enjoyable to listen to. His vocal charisma alone takes him out of this spot. Also, Eminem, really? Kurt Cobain? Come on, guys. And you can't be overrated if you're more hated than liked, anyways! (Justin Bieber)
But seriously, get Michael Jackson out of this list and bring in Nicki Minaj (who is below him? ) and company. Have a little respect towards this legend - Donut

His songs sound similar? Not at all! from Heal the world to Dirty Diana, from The lady in my life to Give in to me, from Who is it to Billy jean, from Speechless to Dangerous, I could go on and on, they couldn't be more different! The one who said that his songs sound similar has obviously never listened to Michael's songs.

I love him but he’s spittle but overrated, I’ll admit it

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12 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

There are too many 12 year olds here not knowing that OVERRATED means they should not be as popular as they are. It really bothers me how names like Michael Jackson and Eminem are in contention for top ten.

That's quite insulting to say, I am 12 and overrated means being more popular, or people thinking they are better than they actually are or deserve.

I have never really like Chris brown my sister does but I think he is just another black guy trying to sing

Stop beating women and actually focus on your music career for once.

He shouldn't even be counted as musician!

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13 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Bono is above Lil Wayne? You must be joking. - Therater2

If you think he is overrated then you must be biased towards U2. No, he doesn't have the greatest singing voice, but man does this guy have soul. His lyrics that he writes are amazing. I know this comment won't change any minds, but Bono is not an overrated musician. There is a reason they still sell out baseball stadiums and break tour records. It's because people like listening to them. I have a friend who never listened to U2 hardly. He knew a couple songs, but not many. Anyway he won tickets to U2 360 and after the show he called me and said that is the best live concert I have ever seen. Bono is a great artists who loves to make music and loves to help people.

What a double face guy who talks about helping the poor people but wants to see people that sends his pirate merchandise in jail, what an hypocrite! - Juniorxtrm

What bono is the one of the best singers of all time he helps the poor and someone please remove him off this list

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14 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus, aka Miley Ray Cyrus, was born November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart ...read more.

some people doesn't know what music is, they listen to her commercial stupid music!

by the way, THE BEATLES here? since Oasis to SOAD, many bands like them, only a retarded would vote for that in this list. LED ZEPPELIN? I bet the people who voted there likes to listen Justin Bieber. METALLICA and KURT COBAIN ahead Justin Bieber? that's stupid! - rock2metal

shocking to believe she isn't higher and should be in the top 10 along with daughtry - idolangelx13

Horrible plastic pop singer... Cheap soulless pop rubbish this is, totally plastic rubbish music... A total insult to the music industry, eek!

Arg - just go away. The stupid spoiled whore thing is getting so very old...

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15 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's just a regular human. I wouldn't even call him an artist

Always praising himself instead of working on his own music. That's just stupid.

The guy isn't really an artist, just a douche.

I don't like Kanye as a person, but you can't deny that his music is pretty damn good. I'd recommend "Runaway" and "Jesus Walks" - hiphopgod

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16 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 ...read more.

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers Ever period no more no less. Other rappers are just jealous of his flow and awesome rhymes

Eminem is probably one of the most overrated rappers of all time. Sure, his flow and lyrics are awesome, but many of his fans treat him as the omnipotent god of hip-hop. Just go to ant top ten list on this site that is rap-related (and even some lists that are not rap-related) and you will see him in the #1 spot. His first few albums were great, but Encore and the albums that followed were kind of mediocre. His newer songs are mainly popular since they have popular singers like Rihanna sing the hook, and they appeal more to the pop music that would normally not enjoy hip-hop. While I still think he is a cut above lame rappers like 2 Chainz, he certainly isn't the king of the game, so stop treating him like he is.

Eminem is probably my favorite rapper of all time, but he gets WAY too much attention, especially with his mediocre newer songs like Rap God and Detroit vs. Everybody. Also, this isn't the top 10 WORST musicians, this is the top 10 MOST OVERRATED musicians. Justin Bieber is NOT overrated. Everybody hates him. Same with Lil' Wayne, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Beyonce.

Why is he not higher? - FLIPMODE

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17 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

She cannot sing! Her body sold her music. Now her voice all autotune or electronic

No the Beatles are the best britney sucks

She actually sounded normal in the early 2000s, but now drugs made her sound like a troll.

Haven’t heard a song from her since like 2013 she sucks

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18 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

Snoopy is lousy rapper. More interested in young girls than music

Excuse me, but why is everyone hatin' on Eminem! Just cause ya'll don't like rap and don't understand what real rap is doesn't mean you can just hate on Eminem. He's beast. But Snoop dogg sucks, he doesn't even rap, he just talks without any beat or rythem. - thelegacy

All he does is sell himself out. Rapping with crappy artists like Big Time Rush, Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, and even promoting terrible artists like Wiz Khalifa and Far East Movement. This guy truly is a sellout.

Just a random juvenile delinquent who would be dead already if he ever goes to China (for drugs). Screw him he only wants girls and money - MChkflaguard_Yt

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19 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 and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

Her little 10 hear old fangirls are always talking about how flawless she is. To be honest she has bad enunciation, a nasally voice, and without makeup and her song with Mac Miller she would be nothing.

Wait til she like 33 and the lines start showing. She wont be relevant if she lives that long.

I hate Ariana Grande so much. So much that I would watch 10 hours worth of Sanjay and Craig rather than listen to her music. And I hate Sanjay and Craig very very very much. - Anonymousxcxc

Ariana Grande has a very good range (just listen to her cover of Emotions), but I really don't like her songs. She had potential, but she wasted it on generic pop music. - Absolite

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20 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

All his begging for a knighthood, it makes me sick.

Hey! He died in 2016 and u call him overrated? - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

He's promised not play anymore

21 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

You're a tone-deaf moron, in addition to having no understanding of the words "soul" or "emotion" if you are unable to recognize, let alone fathom, Janis Joplin's gift.
Admittedly raw and a bit pitchy in the earlier years, her voice matured in the years preceding her death.
Problem is, ignorami such as yourself have been listening to pure crap produced since the mid-eighties, and think music was invented by your vapid generation.

Her voice isn't even pleasant - Flicka3Boom

Drug addict talentless chick

She had a good voice and awesome potential. Though she did little. She didn't write her songs, and died young. She could have done more, though she didn't.
Overrated? A lot. She essentially did nothing.
Bad? Not at all. She had a great voice, and was a good singer.

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22 Garth Brooks Garth Brooks Troyal Garth Brooks is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and roll elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United States.

He is only the second of your worst "musicians" that even usually plays an instrument. I expected to see people who were overrated at playing a musical instrument. This basically looks just like the Top Ten most overrated singers list. Garth may be overrated as a guitar player but that's not his strength anyway. His singing, showmanship, and songwriting are what made him famous.

Garth can be credited with one thing... He is hugely responsible for turning true down-to-earth country music into what it is today... A pandering pop-influenced. Adding insult to injury was his annoying pop twang singing which has gone on to be used by every country music hack since. The guy essentially ruined country music.

Overrated piece of crap. ONE if you have been in the business for 20-30 years and someone can count the number of good songs you've made on one hand your not that great. TWO he doesn't write most of his songs. and THREE the only reason people like him is because he's a marketing genius. ill give him that it takes a genius to sell complete and utter crap

Why do people consider him one of the best country singers when he literally ruined the genre? - 445956

23 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

She's only popular because she dated that Bieber kid. It doesn't matter that she was famous before he was around but she wasn't that much talked about until she began dating him. She's talentless. She isn't that much of a good singer. She should just stick to acting. Even if she isn't that good actress.

Selena gomez seriously just annoys the crap outta me having to see her untalented and half nude body EVERYWHERE, I've tried my hardest to avoid the sound of her voice but its basically impossible. Shes nothing but a rich spoiled decent looking untalented girl that has slept her way out of disney and into the industry. If I ever have to hear: I love you like a love song baby, and I keep it on repeapeapeapeapeat or baby sloww ddowwnn the songg, I will dig my ears out. Please people have some sense, shes a horrible role model and her music is just plain bad, don't let your children listen to this.

She should be higher up she can't sing at all and she wouldn't be as big if it wasn't for Bieber people like Demi Lovato or sia or Tory Kelly should have her amount of popularity cause they have actual talent - Frankie9

Primary claim to fame; got cherry popped by Bieber.

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25 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Her assests probably help sell her subpar music. Some vocal ability but like so many artists today, they have struck a stupid market, people who listen to crap. Artists like these have made music lose its artistic element.

Well personally she's not that bad. - Anonymousxcxc

My gramdma is highly overrated.

Her body sold her music.
Overrated? Over 9000
Bad? Not really... I would say average.

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26 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

Yeah there is something wrong with this dude. He on something no wonder he here

Jackass sang about killing US soldiers.

One hit wonder mediocre artist - malamJONES

27 P. Diddy

Does he even count as a musician? - DaWyteNight

28 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor

Someone take her out already. She so bad and much overrated

Please don't bring back the 50's music style. The last thing pop music needs is to go backwards in progress, if we even have progress today.

No offense, but I actually think that the last thing music needs is to continue the way it is going. - allamassal

She was good when she made bubble gum pop, now she sucks so badly I want to puke - jrodz

Shes a good person but her music is a bit repetitive and overrated in my opinion

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29 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. ...read more.

He's not really overrated, just in between the lines of mediocrity. Some songs are good.

30 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. ...read more.

His fans are so stupid. They always talk about the mainstream and crap. I bet they could name a total of 5 underground rappers bunch of posers. His fans only listen to him to look cool and underground. I like tech he is okay but not top 100 good. - Chris-1

31 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American 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 ...read more.

worst pop singer. she sings very annoying

Walking STD that sounds horrible live. No talent woman that uses sex as some delusional form of female empowerment.

Zero talent yet portrayed as a talented sexy and world's most beautiful woman. Her ulterior ego and disses makes her a perfect diva. Definitely overrated. I hate her!

She didn't deserve to sing the chorus of two of Eminem's songs. Heck, she didn't deserve to be in his PRESENCE! Eminem is the RAP GOD! Rihanna should be his servant.

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32 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

Before I visited the Top Tens sites I didn't know who she was ( I'm from Europe and she is not famous over here ). So, I tried to listen and see on You tube to understand why she's so famous here on the Top Ten sites. I have to admit that she can sing but at the same time I was not impressed by her looks ( best smile, most beautiful eyes etc... on Top Ten sites ) and she's certainly not number one material in singing ( on top of many Top Ten lists while other female singers ranked lower are better singers and even icons all over the world ). This girl is too overrated for many things. She has talent but not that talented to be on top on almost every list where she belongs.

I love Jackie Evancho, she is a good singer and a nice person.

I actually like Jackie, but I think she's really overrated on this website. She's on the top of every good list.

I’m sorry, but this is just church music. She has an amazing voice but her songs are just boring. I don’t know why people vote music that at best can make you fall asleep as “Best Song of the Year” or “Best Song by a Female Singer.

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33 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

Just not that good the only reason why she's famous is cause she has so many haters and auto-tuned is used in every song

Another rich daddy's girl trying to make something in the musical world. Where have I've heard that before... Oh yes! MOST POP ARTISTS NOWADAYS

One of my friends commented that she used the same tune for the entire song. Yes she did... - TheAlbinoWolf

She is not overrated because she's barely a musician, to be honest. - malamJONES

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34 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. ...read more.

This is the definition of overrated. Pretty (but average) voice, okay/average music. - DaWyteNight

35 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

What's wrong with people these days. Celine Dion, Elvis and many other above Justin timberlake. Please don't kid me. I am an ultimate fan of Celine. She has a beautiful voice. I don't know why people don't respect her that much. And this good for nothing Justin Timberlake is less overrated as compared to her. Please for God's sake. Well, the only good thing about this list is that Madonna is second cause I hated whenever she was called the greatest female singer the world has ever had. Well, no offense for her fans but seeing Celine in this list really freaks me out.

Sorry but he got the most whiniest voice ever and he thought people would think of him as the new Al Green. He thinks he got soul.

Justin Timberlake is the most annoying excuse for a good singer ever. EVER! He has the whiniest voice and I don't understand how a normal person could possibly sit through one of his songs. I will forever hate this person. My ears have been scarred for life.

Has zero emotion and this guy had the NERVE to mock John Mayer's music! That's like a turd making fun of sunset.

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36 Luke Bryan Luke Bryan Thomas Luther Bryan, known professionally as Luke Bryan, is an American country music singer and songwriter.

WORST country singer! have u heard huntin, fishin, and lovin every day? if u haven't that means your ears didn't die from the horrible singing, dumb ass lyrics and video.

37 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue
38 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

Really overrated on this site, but I don't know why, she is not that good, lata ji is better than her, even singers of today like shreya and sunidhi are better than her

If you don't like her, you are obviously a racist.

I saw her on this site, listened to her, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY overrated. - cheesemaster

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39 Adam Levine Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. ...read more.

Most of Maroon 5's songs sound almost exactly the same.

YUCK YUCK GAG GAG NO GOOD, YOUR RIGHT IT ALL SOUNDS THE SAME. It's a shame that stars make so much money, while we work our butts off to make a dollar!

Yeah no. Adam Levine is not good and never will be.

You better shut up before I shove this boot up your ass and force you to have gonorrhea. Yes, there music sounds the same, but at least they create some-what decent music. - Nick-brick8

40 Chris Martin Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.

One of the few genuine contemporary artists. Coldplay rocks and haters suck.

Chris Martin is amazing, so is the rest of Coldplay. How dare you put him on the list, he has real talent.

Yes this band is way overrated. - SOX3005

Mediocre singer on a overrated band that copies other's people songs (check Satriani)...corporate pop crap music with zero creativity full of cliches for the masses.

This band could not play a complex song even if they wanted to... Drummer and bass are poor musicians. They just murdered a Prince song live.

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41 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, ...read more.
42 Sid Vicious Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.

I know this may sound like blasphemy, but Sid Vicious is utter crud. He was poor in the extremely overrated Sex Pistols, and his solo stuff wasn't much better. He was a crappy singer and his bass playing skills aren't much compared to the likes of Roger Waters, Steve Harris, John Deacon, John Paul Jones etc. He may be responsible for a movement, but his talent is extremely limited. - Mrveteran

He was actually in the group because he had the looks but as an musician he was really very bad ( it's not even him who played bass in the studio for the sex pistols album ). And as a solo artist he was no better.

A yob with no talent for music, met a sad sticky end not a moment too soon.

43 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

no talent at all he is the stupidest person I have ever heard, how many songs does he have anyway? 2? 3? - Hylologic

He ruined hip hop

44 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.

Overrated as hell. That's all I have to say.

He can rap pretty good though - hiphopgod

45 Kendrick Lamar 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.
46 2pac 2pac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

2pac's overrated because of his fans. I'm not hating, again, at him. Like what these guys said, he didn't do anything fancy on his songs, and his fans are nothing but lowlife moralists. HE'S ONLY GOOD BECAUSE OF THE MESSAGE HE BROUGHT IN. But he still sucks. Dear Mama, Changes, Brenda's Got A Baby are all mediocre songs, despite the crap message he brought. He says he loves LA, but he's born in New York and he barely lived in LA. Even Snoop Dogg used different styles and he's more overrated than tupac? Even Dr. Dre is better than this fakeass. I only like the songs "Hit Em' Up", "Ambitionz Az A Ridah", or "California Love", and Snoop Dogg had better songs than that.
Tupac never did anything fancy in his songs, he used the same crap in his 4 years. He's not even a thug.

2pac is definitely overrated. Period. But hey, at least Biggie copied his style. - nolvorite

He used one flow his entire career yet is usually credited as the greatest rapper of all time. In his dreams he was jealus that real hip-hop fans liked nas and biggy way better than him. pac simpley sucks eminem has skills and actually uses similies, punchlines, and metaphors which increases the difficulty of your rhymes. Pac never did that he is overrated he was good but he can't be compared to the great nas or rakim or even ice cube. None lyrical with limited range and no flow, these days little kids think he was god but the true hip-hop heads know the truth and its that 2pac was and is overrated. He knew he wasn't that good himself but his brainless fans think he was the best witch he never was. If you think 2pac was the best you do not know anything about real hip-hop ohh, he rapped about politics he's the greatest, not immortal technique would have ripped this guy in a battle know doubt. Pac sells t-shirts but the real hip-hop heads know what's up.

Tupac was a smart guy, but he had no significant musical skill. He just wrote slightly (just slightly)above average rap lyrics and that's about the extent of his involvement in his albums. The rest was just his persona and producers in the studio. His music is practically indistinguishable from the glut of other gangsta rap from that period, and the lyrics are all crap.

He's taken on mythic status, but the majority of his output is awful, and even his best songs are just mediocre. Easily the most overrated entertainer in my generation. I can barely name one song and I am a into useless trivia, that's how irrelevant he truly is.

Hell, NO! - waldo

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47 Drake 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".

Still don't know how he is popular.

I am note even sure you can consider him talented. Auto tune talking.

Jewish connections are the only reason he's even famous today

0 talent but fans are still there

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48 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Undeniably talented, but some of her songs sound similar.

To me her voice sounds very damaged, like she's smoked a lot of cigarettes. Also, her lyrics are boring and depressing: it's just her wailing about one breakup after another.

Way too predictable, you can guess where those harmonies are going

If she is better than janis joplin on the list of most talented female musicians something is wrong - waldo

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49 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Please tell me she is meant to be a joke. Her music is hilarious! I can't keep a straight face for a second & I bust up laughing my arse off. Pop is getting really really funny.

Okay this chick should be way up higher she is the white version of Nicki manaj and that friends is just wrong

This picture looks wrong in so many ways. - Anonymousxcxc

Apart from controversial tweets and one hit song (That is a BAD HIT SONG) she has done absolutely nothing.
Verdict:
Overrated? A lot
Bad? A lot

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50 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

This Animal Loved By 13 Years Olds Is Pure Cr ap

You even call him a musician? - gemcloben

Skrillex sounds like nails on a chalkboard. Enough said

Talentless, hipster, freaky person. Being DJ is the third easiest and cheapest way to become famous in the musical world (After rap and being rich, of course)

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