Most Overrated Musicians

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41 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

42 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Still don't know how he is popular.

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

He pales in comparison to actual rappers.

Bad rapper bad singer

43 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar
44 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.

He is not overrated and he is, without a doubt, a much better rapper than biggie smalls. - DaWyteNight

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45 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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46 Daughtry Daughtry Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006.

Chris daughtry sucks! I can't see why he is so popular? They need to focus on the top 3 - taylor, katharine and elliott as they were the most talented contestants and have great music plus charisma and attitude unlike chris also I like them all. I think it would be nice if they did focus on these contestants instead of chris daughtry! - idolangelx13

I find his music to be indistinguishable from Nickelback.

47 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
48 Andre 3000 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.
49 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.

pretty much the same as madonna - 123klongike

I'm a gay man and refuse to accept Cher, Madonna or Lady Gaga as my icons, burn in hell all of you!

50 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

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

51 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

She's... Kind of a good singer. But her songs are... Oh my God, they are all the same. And she's not that good as people see her
Overrated? Yes. A lot
Bad? Not really. Just repetitive

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52 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

To be honest, I seriously don't know what she's saying in her songs.

Fake blond was criticizing for this voice.
Not completely a Latina.

Sometimes and image can sell music. Prime example. Right next to Beyoncé (However he has some vocal ability but chooses to not use it) and Britney Spears.

53 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

He's okay, but this is Justin Beiber's mentor. And he's incredibly self veneered.

54 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.

55 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Some very good lyrics, but I secretly find myself wishing he'd died off in the 80s, I find listening to him so boring, he was in the right place at the right time with the right connections, but as for this whole first ever singer-songwriter bull, he wasn't, he's just the only one that everybody talks about; Connie Converse, a female singer, was making her own music in the fifties, sadly she disappeared off the face of the earth in the 80s or something and nobody's seen her since

Honestly, I do like some of his music, but let's be honest for a minute: The man can't sing. Period.
His lyrics are OK, but you'd have to work pretty damn hard to get to the point where Bob Dylan is in music.
I mean, look at him, then look at someone like Eminem, who puts his near-traumatic childhood into his songs, worked his ass off every day of his life, and who is as I consider a musical genius of today.
Now look back at Dylan. Do you think he worked his ass off to get where he is? Nope. He's just a weed smoking hippie that wrote halfway decent songs at the right time in america when we needed songs like his.
Also, I wouldve voted for Madonna, but honestly, she seems like she at least is at some degree of talent.

His lyrics were actually pretty good but... He can't sing. His voice sounds a cat screeching while its being pulled by a truck with its tail attached to it.

Great composer, though not quite good as an interpreter. His songs are GREAT when played by artists like Clapton or Hendrix, but HE CAN'T SING!
Verdict:
Overrated? No
Bad? As an interpreter, I would say average. As a composer, he's great.

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56 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Jimi was noteworthy in being an African-American who was a true rocker, not soul. He was a great musician of course. But he is monstrously over-rated. If he wasn't 1) flamboyant, 2) black, and 3) early dead, he would never be rated the best guitarist. As another here said, it is an insult to other guitarists, many of whom are adept on all types of guitars and various musical styles.

People who hate against Hendrix are just metalheads who think speed is everything. He wasn't much of a singer, but his guitar playing is a million times better than all metal guitarists combined.

Ok this list is completely messed up, why the hell is Jimi Hendrix known as the greatest guitarist alive and yet he is above pitbull on this list? What the hell?!?!?!

Jimi Hendrix... A controversial case. I would say he's amazing as musician. I personally didn't like his genre (I'm not a fan of psychedelic rock), but as a guitarist, I would say he was great. Although not as great to get the highest rank of the world guitarists.
Verdict:
Overrated? Kind of...
Good? Amazing guitarist overall.
One of the best guitarists ever, I don't think he's the best of the best. His status as a minority and early death contributed to his excessive fame. Still pretty amazing, though

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57 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth
58 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.

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

59 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
60 Pete Wentz Pete Wentz Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979)is an American musician. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was notably the lead ...read more.

That's not how you play a bass!

He can't play bass anyway,he's still in Fall Out Boy because he writes the lyrics

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