Most Overrated Musicians
Please don't disrespect an obvious artist. Does have amazing talent in multiple areas. Despite a couple of poor choices, I'm sure he has worked hard to get where he is. It is very difficult to be as young as he was when he started and I think he's doing pretty well mentally and physically for having to grow up very quickly.
I really don't want to be part of this Justin Bieber hate train at all, but actually he is VER overrated. At least something I can agree on. Yes, Justin Bieber can sing but he sounds almost like a ton of other male singers. He sounds like Jacob Sartorius, Justin Timberlake, kind of and when he collabed with Ed Sheeran in I Don't Care (2019), I couldn't even tell them apart the first time I heard it, but at least now I can. At least even Shawn Mendes you can tell apart when he sings with other people because I feel like he has a WAY better voice compared to most of these people here. No hate though. I'm not saying they're untalented but they are very overrated.
Ever since he became famous I've HATED him. Everyone was like "Oh want to marry him when I grow up! " and was like "Um... Hello? Your 7 years old! " At one point this girl was like "My mom kissed Justin Beiber! ", like? Also, his songs! They make girls gush about him and stuff (Which is annoying considering the amount of times my friends talked about his damn songs.) My brother knew a friend who was obsessed with Justin Beiber. She would always send people Justin Beiber singing happy birthday link on their birthdays. And whenever he did something wrong she would defends him. Overall he is a talentless and ugly guy. With a fan base of pre teens who think he's 'so hot' and crush on him.
Um... are you sure overrated?... I mean not that I like him, at all, he's a horrible person too. But I don't see him overrated at all, every single list I go to, of the worst thing, he's always at least in the Top 5. I don't see him get love anywhere and just get hate everywhere, so I don't see at all how he's overrated. Again he deserves the hate, but he is not overrated, at all.
A solid evidence (at least in the show biz) of how nepotism is a cancer for humanity. Had it not been for her daddy, she'd be working at McDonald's or selling anything on the streets.
I'm afraid she's actually better than most artists these days, like it or not. She is a talented vocalist, has good choreography skills and her live performances are excellent (because most of the commenters actually skip these facts and go straight to the negatives).
She has accomplished something that not many artists can achieve today and that's relevance. Can you name an artist that has remained relevant for nearly two decades without releasing any bad content or stopped making music altogether? Not many musicians can have a career spanning twenty plus years and still have sell out concerts and unfortunately, Beyoncé does.
Ok why are you guys saying this queen is bad? Don't you know that Beyonce is one of the most influential musicians of all time? Literally if it wasn't for Beyonce, then none of these other famous pop singers would be here, such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna, etc. PLEASE, SHE'S A QUEEN!
People literally worship her! What?! She might be a good singer and all, but she ain't THAT good. And her whole image is so ingenuine, so controlled and curated. She is literally not a human, but a walking machine that says what people like to hear. There is absolutely nothing special about her or her music, which she doesn't even write or produce herself. A true testament to how gullible humans are.
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.
Yes, her fans need to really get some schooling. Stop placing her high on lists of any kind where great is used. I agree she has yet to earn greatness in music endeavors. I'm not putting down her music in anyway but it is the truth her fans do need to listen to more artists before putting her on great achievement in music lists. There are far, far, far more that have earned it and should be respected. Most would be way before the 2000's. They have earned it so much more and are far better at their craft. She is overrated for that fact that there are more talented artists around who deserve respect and have earned it.
I don't like her that much, but there are far worse musicians out there. She is an okay singer, but I personally believe that she should not be doing pop music because it doesn't suit her voice. She also uses autotune, but she doesn't abuse it. Her songs are pretty simple: break up with someone and then rant and rave about it in the songs, make millions. She may be very nice to her fans, but she is still a huge hypocrite. She calls people out rudely in her songs(Better than Revenge, for example) and acts like it's fine, but when someone calls her out, she has a meltdown. I think that one of few reasons she is still relevant is because she's pretty.
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.
Personally, I don't understand the high praise she endlessly gets. Most of her songs range from the perfectly fine (Alejandro, Born This Way) to utterly atrocious and unlistenable (Bad Romance). Her extravagant persona is far more alive and interesting than the music she produces. That is all you need to know.
Ok guys please don't be rude to Lady Gaga this pop singer is amazing, and she's a stellar performer! I don't even know why y'all hate her so much! Maybe y'all should have a bigger passion for pop music, and then you'll understand.
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.
I just couldn't get it. She's an attractive beauty, I'll give her that. But she just sounds so terrible even in her best songs. I've tried a couples of times but I just couldn't enjoy her singing voice..
Madonna was not overrated. She had genuine talent and imagination. She laid the blueprint for many female pop stars today. Think where we would be without her.
For some reason everybody likes her and yes her songs may be catchy, but she does not have what it should take to be that successful.
Madonna is the worst vocalist.. She has no vocal range be it high be it low.. Just keeps sexual themes.. Who made her the Queen of pop.. Its Lady GaGa who is a trained classical musician Rock dance fashion Icon
Moreover he fake blonde hair signifies she is not proud of being a brunette as if being a brunette is a sin.
Madonna is of Italian origin but has not done anything for the Italian music scene.
Her body is just like a man ^^ her vocals like a zero rating vocalist
Know one thing. This site is FULL of jealous Eminem stans. They trash EVERY single person that Eminem has ever had beef with. And upvote Eminem nonstop.
Just have a look at the best songs of all time and all the supposed Eminem songs. Compare that to any credible publication and it's a complete joke.
You would think if a musician was a good influence they would inspire positivity in others. But quite a bit of Eminem fans (at least many of the ones on this site) cannot keep an open mind towards people that Eminem has had conflicts with.
Mariah Carey is the best singer of this generation. She briefly dated Eminem. Eminem dissed her and his fickle fanbase is hating on her just for the diss song "The Warning" and the Obsessed music video.
Why are you stans so angry?
Mariah belongs nowhere on this list. Remember the only reason is Eminem fans.
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.
Guys Mariah Carey is a huge legend! STOP hating these singers y'all are just saying weird things for no reason at all, and probably you don't even like these styles of music. Sorry if I'm being rude, but just STOP already!
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.
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.
Just shut up all of you commentors who say lil wayne sucks. You obviously have not listened too his music long enough to even know if it it good or not. Eminem is a good rapper but is has nothing on lil wayne. Lil wayne is the best rapper in the business. He might even be the best rapper ever
He thinks he plays guitar... Seeing him playing with the thumb almost made my eyes bleed as a guitarist. Overall bad musician, not a composer AT ALL, and overrated as hell. Should be in top 10 of this list.
Really? Is she really better than Michael Jackson? Come on, you can't even say their names in the same sentence unless the sentence is "MJ is the best singer and dancer in the world. Nicki Minaj is nothing compared to him." She just says random words and adds a beat to it, and BOOM it's a hit.
Kurt Cobain over this...thing. This isn't even funny. Kurt is a little overrated but Nirvana is a great band. This is overrated and awful. And if you don't like Nirvana you cannot deny this is worse.
Why is this chick not at number 2? She has millions of followers in which I can't understand why at ALL! She has no talent. Her voice sounds like she was possessed by Satan himself, and keeps on torturing her inside making her voice more awful.
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.
Hip hop / rap was cool in the 80s. Then it got annoying real fast except the more abstract & soulful stuff no one knows about
I will never spend a penny to this group.. this is trash... I mean garbage!
50 is this guy's I.Q. He can't sing and doesn't play an instrument. He should be at the top of the list!
I don't get it. And that's a good thing.
Kirk Hammett has more talent in his pinky finger than this overrated pile of garbage has in her entire body. As Metallica would put it, it's "Sad But True".
She actually sounded normal in the early 2000s, but now drugs made her sound like a troll.
She cannot sing! Her body sold her music. Now her voice all autotune or electronic
She's only popular because gay guys in drag can relate to her lip singing
Michael Jackson is absolutely not overrated. Whoever added him to this list had no idea what they were doing. He was the King of Pop for a reason. That reason was his incredible imagination and talent. He did things in music no one had ever seen before. His songs conveyed powerful messages. His music videos and dancing revolutionized performing styles. He is absolutely not overrated. Whoever put him on here -- have you ever heard one of his songs?
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
Seeing him on here makes me want to cry. He is NOT overrated. If anything lots of people seemed to have forgotten about him. I'm not saying that to be rude to anyone or anything though. It's like he died and then everyone forgot about him and then sometime later, he blows up again.
Michael left his mark on the world, be grateful. Some of his songs were more successful than others but so what? He's WAY better than a majority of the so called "singers" on the planet today. Back in his days, mumble rap, screamo rap, songs about disrespecting people, and singers who use autotune did not exist. He is no longer walking among us but the music game is falling and he's STILL managing to save it.
He's not bad, in no way. Also in no way he is "good", he is very good! BUT: look at all the credit which you give him. In the Internet he is a GOD, but what's with John Lennon, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charley, B. B. Blue, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tupac Shakur, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Prince, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, or even guys like Beethoven, Bach or Mozart... If Michael Jackson is a GOD, they must be GODs, too. And: "Thriller" is often named as the best album ever! Revolver, Sergeant Pepper, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, The White Album, Pet Sounds, Animals, The Wall, Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zeppelin I-IV,... OK, This would be take to long... But there are 50 albums better than thriller or as good as. And songs like "Billie ...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.
He should be No. 1!
And I will never understand why is he so popular.
He's not attractive and cannot sing. He annoys the crap out of me,ugh!
Why does he get too many praise?
Stop beating women and actually focus on your music career for once.
He shouldn't even be counted as musician!
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.
U2 is a terrible band that had one average album, 30 years ago, the rest well below average. This guy tries too hard to live like a rockstar, all we can do is just laugh and let him do whatever it is he does.
I liked U2 in the 80's. Now everyone thinks they're greatest musical contribution in the history of mankind... They would be in my list of top 50 rock bands of all time...nothing more.
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!
I am note even sure you can consider him talented. Auto tune talking.
There is no need for explanation. He just simply IS overrated.
He pales in comparison to actual rappers.
Drake? You mean Dr-autotune-ake? Can never understand why his songs get so many streams.
I'm gonna have to go with Cobain just because most of the rappers and pop stars on this list do not deserve to be called musicians. I really never understood why he is one of the most praised guitarists ever. I honestly think that if Kurt Cobain did not change the world with his simple music, somebody else would have beaten him to it. His vocals and guitar playing are both very average and unimpressive. While I would say that the most overrated guitarist is definitely Slash, Cobain is the most overrated all-around musician. I know that he started grunge, but I would honestly rather listen to the bands that followed his footsteps.
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.
Well I can see some people think that he is overrated...well you couldn't be more wrong...when you listen to nirvana you can feel his passion in his voice...even with what people might think are not extraordinary skills he came up such masterpieces I mean that's a great thing in itself...and Kurt Cobain was a true artist unlike many others on this list... his passion is what defines him and if you think he is overrated then let me tell you many of your favourite bands exist because of him...he is one of the most influential musicians and is NOT OVERRATED
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!
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
This talentless pretty boy ruined country music. He's as much of a disgrace to country music as Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, or Kane Brown.
I don't want to diss anyone's idol, but I'll say this: I honestly don't see why people like her. I'm SO IRRITATED by her brainwashed fans calling it "doing her own thing" When she's going onstage almost naked and twerking so you can see her entire behind... and apparently she's a "nudist" now? Really? I want to give her a snickers so she can go back to the amazing, talented girl she was.
RUBBISH, People don't talk about if she is good or not they talk about her GOOFY faces & GOOFY things she does with her body.
She's just as bad as Justin Bieber. And she's been looking so desperate lately, it's literally sickening.
Horrible plastic pop singer... Cheap soulless pop rubbish this is, totally plastic rubbish music... A total insult to the music industry, eek!
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.
I'm not exactly a huge fan of her... have you heard her new lyric "Stripping down by the Hollywood sign..." what the duck? Soon she'll be like Mylie Cyrus... a former Disney turned-"nudist" or whatever.
Disney chick struggling to make it so she takes her clothes off, now where have I seen this before?
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"
Always praising himself instead of working on his own music. That's just stupid.
He has no talent and cannot think. "You did not do da education" Sounds like you didn't.
This dumbass thinks he is a god. I feel sorry for the ones that follows him.
She should be on top of this list. She IS a good singer, with good singing potential (if you want hardcore proof then see her songs when she was 11-17) I LOVED her on Victorious
HOWEVER, her pop songs are meaningless trash which isn't even music. Its just noise! She wasted all this potential. She doesn't even have the same good singing ability anymore, and her voice sounds like a smoker's
Also she gives me fake vibes, her urban accent, everything. She doesn't even hang around the right people. Fame got to her head. She is heading towards Justin Bieber, but I hope she doesn't get ruined completely.
I'd like to think that the diva rumours are rumours, but something tells me not. Her singings okay but I don't like how you can't understand what she's saying. To be straight up with you, her twelve year old fans can get so annoying to the point where they think that she's have more of an effect on music than Mariah Carey. *insert ultimate face palm ever*
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.
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.
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.
The guy is just plain awful. If he was black he would be just another rapper trying to make it. He made a mockery of rap with his comedy act videos and commercialized rap into what it is today and that's trash. There are so many more talented rappers then him but they will never be known because they stay true to themselves and not change rap into a comedy act. Esoteric is much better then him. How many people even know who he is? That's just one example. He's not even in the top 40 of all time. "Hotter then a set of twin babies, in a mercedes, benz, with the windows up with the temp in the mid 80s". There you go. Absolutely awful. That's what rap has gone to? It's almost embarrassing.
Let me start it this way, he was really good from 95-03 but in the last 11 year his CDs and guest appearances are nothing short of embarrassing. He's not a terrible rapper but not in the top 20 of all time when most stans (and white people alike) think he's the best of all time, don't call me a hater I used to love Eminem, but I grew up one day, I realized there's more than one rapper out there, he's nothing compared to Nas, Big Pun, Biggie, Big L, Aesop Rock, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, Mos definitely, and many more. Just to sum it up for you he isn't bad, just extremely overrated, I'd still take him over the weak rappers today, and most other genres ( I am white by the way)
Thank you. I hate white rap artist ESPECIALLY Eminem. N.W.A and mobb dep are the best bit this clown. Personally I like rock music better but I'm one of the few people that like almost all genres of music, except for modern pop. Back to Eminem, his voice has gotten old now and yes he may be talented but he's definitely overrated. It's his 12 year old fans that kill him. You say one bad thing about him in front of them and they'll bring their pre pubescent hands to the table and start ranting how good he is and that no other artist match him.
Yeah there is something wrong with this dude. He on something no wonder he here
Jackass sang about killing US soldiers.
All his begging for a knighthood, it makes me sick.
I'm a gay man and refuse to accept Cher, Madonna or Lady Gaga as my icons, burn in hell all of you!