Top Ten Most Overrated Singers

The Top Ten

1 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.

I just never jumped on the Beyonce bandwagon. It isn't even that I don't think she has talent. It is just that she is like a blank canvass. She doesn't seem to take chances. She will consistantly churn out generic simple poorly-produced tracks that will sound just like whatever is popular at the time. Her dancing is simple. Her personality seems phony. I just don't see her as a true artist despite whatever talent she truly does have. I think she lets her talents go to waste.

Can you even really call Beyonce an artist when she does nothing in the production of her own music? She just provides vocals for tracks that a team of 40 writers and producers scraped together in the most basic way possible to use her name to make money. Has this supposed "queen" ever released a noteworthy track that isn't a novelty song? All of her songs are remembered for some cheap novely. Irreplaceable? Its only known as the To the left song. Formation? That song would never have been big without the superbowl performance and music video that have literally nothing to do with the lyrical content of the song. Crazy in Love? While it is a great song and easily her best, I defy you to find me somebody in a club when this song plays who knows more words than just the chorus. Halo? Same thing as Crazy in love, does anybody even still listen to halo? Single Ladies? The song is only famous for a silly dance move and you are being very naive if you think otherwise.
So again, can you ...more

I find it extremely ironic that Michael Jackson and Beyonce one of the two world class star rated vocalist (the highest rating a singer can have) are number 1 and 2 on the most overacted singers list when literally they have the most flawless vocal singing techniques and live singing performances. People who voted them are either racist or ignorant. Not paying attention because there are other singers who deserve the number 1 and 2 spot more like Selena Gomez or Taylor Swift or Eminem (both D listed Vocalists Eminem lower than that)

Beyonce is very OVERRATED. Her vocals are decent but she sings flat a lot and her versions of other people's songs are bad.. Ex: Etta James' "At Last, " and Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American. " She does not have as strong a voice as she would like people to believe she does.

2 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.

Are you serious? Michael jackson is NOT overrated at all.. The so called fans who said that his 'vocals are not exceptional' are you kidding me. His vocals are not good? Then how is his album the best selling album of all time? You retarded jackasses will never understand the magic of MJ.. SHAME ON YOU

All you Michael Jackson fans never stop to listen to other amazing singers. He is not the best singer, and people say he is. Overrated! - TheHabsFan

While his songs are great, lets face it, he is not exceptional to the point where he is the greatest ever, I think he is a phenomenal entertainer, but not a phenomenal singer. I don't think dying gives him any more credit either

Are you serious?
Michael was one of the best singers who's the dumb That do The list

Who the hell thinks Michael is overrated? Kids, you need some sleep.

3 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.

It's pretty impressive how she can hit those high notes like Ariana Grande, but all her songs sound pretty much the same. She is overrated, but talented at the same time.

Her fanbase keeps fuelling her diva attitude making her think she’s untouchable another narcissistic celebrity with a toxic fanbase.

I think Taylor Swift is much more overrated. Mariah Carey is too much of a diva, though. My opinion.

She has a horrible personality, enough with the "diva" thing, it's getting old.

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

Ugh, even her name disgusts me. My best friend is obsessive compulsive for Taylor swift, and she never stops! Makes me want to rip out my eardrums when I hear her sing. I tried to give her a chance, but I couldn't. My sister used to like her when she went through an awkward stage, but now she hates her very much, as do I. When my friend talks about her, I bite my lip to not say anything. I'm sorry if you like her and are reading this, but, my opinion. Way overrated if you ask me. Too many boy songs! If all of her songs were based on a different boy, she has had way too many boyfriends. But, I hate her, a LOT!

I feel like Taylor Swift should be a model instead of a singer. I mean, if you cannot find anything else to sing about besides your exes and can't sing right without it being heavily edited, you probably shouldn't be working in the industry. Besides, she's tall, blond, young, blue eyes, and has the dream body and skin tone. The only reason people like her music is that she is hot.

All she does is sing about her exes, until now, where she is singing about politics, and making Republicans look like bad guys. I rather have her sing about her exes than politics.

Taylor Swift isn't even a true singer, her editing team just heavily edits it for her to make her sound good. Whenever you hear her singing when it is unedited, it is terrible. Also, its annoying that people are head over heels obsessed with her. Like, she's just a singer that looks attractive; like many other singers in the industry. Change my mind.

5 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 voice is incredible like Mariah Carey, but over time her voice gets repetitive and annoying. Her latest albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next were both great, as they both have decent trap production.

So many people say she is overrated to the point shes not overrated anymore.

She used to be great and underrated, but now since "Problem", she went downhill and became the most overrated star

Her music is good, but she isn't SUPER good, it gets annoying pretty fast.

6 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.

Oh please, why the HELL is Kurt Cobain on this list? Anyone who thinks he's not a good musician must not know what they're talking about, or are just plain retarded. I read his suicide note and it was heart breaking, he had a reason and didn't just do it for the sake of doing it... even the people who don't like nirvana know Kurt was a great musician. (It cracked me up when I saw his impression of the Axl rose 'snake dance')

There's a HUGE difference from being a bad musician and overrated. - imabigpotato

His raspy voice is amazing and makes him the greatest singer and having nirvana being the greatest band of all time.

As a guitarist, he's overrated. As a musician and composer, he's not. He changed rock music as we know it. For worse, obviously. But he changed the entire music landscape with just one song.

You pretentious idiots need to shut up. You are so stupid it's not even funny.

7 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

Although her music is catchy, she can't really sing that well. Not well enough to become as successful as she is. Her James Bond theme song would have to be the second worst, after Alicia Key's and Jack White's "Another Way to Die". Alicia Keys should be on this list.

By the way, the people who voted Mariah Carey down are just jealous that they can't sing like that. Lady Gaga is often synthesized but if you listen to her single "You and I" you will hear how good her actual vocals are. Others that should not be on this list are: Kylie Minogue (her 80's and early 90's stuff are the only annoying budgie songs, from then on, she was excellent), Michael Jackson (not the best singer, but not overrated for his performing talent) and Adele (one of the greatest singing talents of all time, and don't tease her about being a little chubby. I bet some people rating on this site couldn't walk a block with collapsing, hope you can find a carpark very close to the ...more

Like Britney Spears, she also lacks vocal talent and is only known for her edginess, like Lady Gaga (who can actually sing well).

Madonna is so overrated. The main reason she is so popular is because she uses so much shock value in her videos and her performances.

how could she be known as the queen of pop. she is not even close to the king of pop, Michael Jackson. she doesn't even sound that good. by the way M.J is on this list too at number 2. and the thing is, HE SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ON THIS LIST. I'M just mind blown.

8 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.

She is overrated on this site I got so sick of it I actually listened to some of her music she SUCKS!

If she wants to gain more credibility, she should write a song or learn to play an instrument. Sorry, lots of people who have good voices, even great voices. You can go into a karaoke bar and hear good singers (okay, a lot of bad ones too). But the point is I can't name one Jackie Evancho song. She's young and has a great voice, but she is going to grow up and what will distinguish her then?

Although I don't agree with Mr. SelfDestruct, I DO think Evancho is just the slightest overrated. Now for those of you who haven't disliked already and stuck around, I just have to say it! I don't exactly understand what the hubbub is! Take away the circumstance, and the age, and you're left with a voice. While it is a very pretty voice, it's only that! If we loved her as much as we do only due to the voice, then shouldn't we be hailing Pavarotti just as much? Once again, I don't dislike her, but I do feel that her age is giving a "boost" in her talent.

The fact I've been on this site for a few days and she's turned up as number one on about 50 lists explains everything.

9 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.

Who the HELL voted Michael Jackson to #1 on this list? He's not overrated, he deserves to be the most famous person in history. He's the King of Pop and you all know it.

So overrated.. He doesn't even sing that good, I bet there are more deserving singers out there more than him. His only famous because of his fantards and because he has many connections.

He can't be called overrated because he's hated too much. His connections? LOL, he was raised by a single mother in low-income housing in Canada... - Metal_Treasure

This overrated kid takes the overrated cake! His voice sounds SO auto tuned! I'm not kidding! His music videos don't make sense, and his songs are so painfully repetitive! What happened to music!? This kid is the reason I gave up on English music!

is he a monkey? I thought he is a successful animal not a singer

10 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

Now I like Ozzy but I will admit he's overrated and not as good as everyone says. I used to listen to him a lot back then but since I got older and discovered Dio I realized that Dio was way better. Just my personal opinion.

Why is Ozzy on this list? He's one of the Gods of Rock and he's got many great albums/hits! I love Ozzy Osbourne! There is something seriously wrong with list. Ozzy shouldn't be here, he ROCKS!

Ozzy is proof that drug abuse kills brain cells.

He's a great lyricist, but is voice is godawful. Just because he managed to get some excellent other musicians together for an excellent metal band doesn't mean he's a good singer.

Also, Black Sabbath is rated by many as one of the best Metal Bands of all time, by those such as Rob Halford. You are only as good as the rest of your band, and Black Sabbath had some of the best- Ozzy, Tony, and Geezer. And another time where the rest of the band is good but the singer is bad is Megadeth. - SoldierOfFortune

The Newcomers

? Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.

He's basically a Chris Brown ripoff who sounds annoying when he goes falsetto.

The Contenders

11 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".

His older content like Take Care was much better than his mediocre albums like Views and Scorpion. He raps well, but he wasted his talent with boring, autotuned top 40 hits. But he is one of my favorite rappers.

eminem is basically king drake is just a overrated faker and eminem wannabe

A Canadian Jew that only sings love songs. Is hated by most rappers because he grew up with a rich white mother in a rich home. His attempt to be hood is very funny and stupid, but his songs are very nice. Surprisingly how can such a good singer like him be signed to a terrible music records

Overrated as hell, why does God's Plan have almost 20 billion views on Spotify it's such a boring song.

12 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up 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 ...read more.

In my opinion she's one of the most over rated artist in history she can't sing, can't dance as well as her fans like to believe, and I believe she's the reason pop music is so terrible nowadays because now thanks to Britney girls believe all they need is a pretty face to be successful in the music industry and don't actually need to know how to sing

Bruh, she lacks any vocal talent, and she uses way to much autotune. She moans way too much in her music, I don't know why people call her the queen of pop, when she really isn't. Her older songs like "Baby one more time", "oops I did it again" and "toxic" were good, but post-2004, she really fell off in my opinion.

How the hell is Ozzy Osbourne above this talentless excuse for a musician.

Britney Spears is a product of her time. A gimmick. She's mainly the reason why the pop genre was regarded as disposable music. Her songs sound way too outdated and they lack what it takes to be remembered as classics. No one in they right mind would listen to Britney for a nostalgic trip.
Besides, who the hell named her the "princess of pop"?! That title alone is why she's the most overrated singer ever.

13 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

People exaggerate his ability too much. Yes, he is talented and has so much potential. But he strains most of the time, it sounds so unpleasing. And I hate it when his fans boast about how he is a vocal god when he is not that good.

Should be higher

Seriously? He's super underrated, especially to the western world. Nobody can sing with the range that he has.

On this website he is often #1 on best singers lists with ridiculous percentage margins.

14 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.

Any person who listens to hip hop will tell you Kanye West is one of the greatest and most innovative hip hop producers. His first few apbums are classics and prove his genius. The problem with Kanye is that he is an egomaniac who thinks he is the greatest artist of all time when he is not even close. Other than that I find Kanye to be humorous and actually quite inspiring actually. Just watch what he says sometimes in his interviews he's a unique thinker.

An arrogant mediocre singer who hypes up his own name. I never hear about how awesome he is unless he is the one who said it.

He's 26th and 35th? Wow, I guess he really is overrated!

This guy is a (also overrated) rapper, why is he even on this list? Failing miserably while attempting a Bohemian Rhapsody cover doesn't make you a singer.

15 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Terrible godawful singer should be number 1 sounds like he is talking when singing. He is only popular because of the Beatles and songwriting that's it. He should be number 1 not Beyonce of Michael Jackson genuinely talented and amazing singers.

I didn't know they gave Mark David Chapman internet.

Most gifted singer songwriter ever no one gets near this man your find in most music polls he's no1 of all time fact not. fiction like today music please people stop buying the rubbish out there today and making them rich and then giving your CDs to charity shops like the Robbie Williams ones you find in every one save your money don't give it to them

Wow, what can I say? Genius, that Lennon. his talent really wasn't easy to pin down. a Visionary, Poet, Writer, Doodler, Musician, Singer, Philosopher, etc. too much to pin down. a Bonnie Jock too!

16 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. ...read more.

He's not a bad singer but boy oh boy, he sure is overrated. Especially on this site.

This sucker with girly voice ain't a rock singer! Let's get him to #1

I Won't Lie That I Love Linkin Park's Music, But Man Its Too Overrated

He's still one hell of a singer.

17 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.

She's overrated, but her song are pretty catch, though. I like her.

Nice voice but nothing spectacular. I used to like her, until she turned into a HUGE slut

She is a mediocre singer at best she is only famous for her look and I don't even find her attractive she has a big head and an ugly lips, I can't understand why everyone treats her like the new Whitney Houston

She is just awful! She sounds like she belongs in a pub to be honest just an all rounded terrible artist she's only in the music business for money she push markets all her songs when she doesn't need to completely overatted

18 Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. She is known for songs such Royals and Team, and has released 2 albums; Pure Heroine (2013) and Melodrama (2017).

Her music is good, and this is coming from a person who loathes Mainstream Pop music.

Overrated. Her live perform is terrible.

Her music is just so boring and repetitive...

Though it may be slight bias because I'm from New Zealand, I don't believe she is overrated. She's slipped off the radar and almost nobody mentions her anymore. Sure, she looks a bit odd onstage and she doesn't sing too loudly, but at least she doesn't sing the same type of song over and over again or constantly shove her love life into her music. Her work on Mockingjay was quite good, too.

19 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.

A lot of her songs sound the same. Roar is the worst. Why this song made hit status is beyond me because it sounds stupid. And her voice is mediocre at best. She is pretty hot though.

She's awful at singing why the hell is she number 22 she should be number 1 she can't sing when she sings live I can sing better than her and that's saying something

She tends to go off key when performing live. Her best performances are just good but not great.

She is overrated, I hate her so much

20 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 "It Ain't Me". 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.

Alright. I am a fan of Selena, but I'll admit that she is somewhat overrated. I think her singing is decent (and even good at times) but I'll agree that she has performances where she sounds awful. Her songs aren't bad, though they're great when I want to listen to something catchy, lighthearted, and fun. I think she is a good dancer and actress, and she is pretty, and she has nice music, and she's not an awful singer, but she is kind of overrated.

I hate her music, but at least she seems like a nice and positive person.

I think she's adorable, but can not sing. All the proof is when she sang the Mario Kart song. It's a simple song which requires zero range and yet she was pitchy. Not good.

The most overrated. Selena can't sing - She's autotuned to sound natural. She can dance, act and has a pretty face which is why her fans are so protective over her. But the truth is that she can't sing and that's that.

21 Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Are you serious. His music and lyrics are amazing. His powerful voice. It's not just his looks, this redhead's got talent, and I know it!

He is too overrated and so are his songs. I honestly don't think his voice is THAT good and how are his songs beautiful?

Boring songwriting. Decent voice but melodies and intervals never vary that much from song to song.

Better songwriter than singer.

22 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.

He can't be number 22. Vote him up this list. His songs are worth nothing, and still get more views than owl city

He whines on every track. Can't hold a candle to Trey, Usher or any other singer.

They need to reboot a RnB Kid Star since Michael and the industry went and gave him a huge push! He was a gimmick that somehow worked out - extensive vocal coaching, elaborate marketing, heavy production and choreography training went into him! He is still mediocre on vocals but he made the industry a ton of money up to date. Songwriting is also something he doesn't seem to have a strong command of as yet... In short the experiment work, despite the incomplete nature of the total product! #EnoughSaid

He can dance but he sounds like a whiny little punk. Nothing special about his voice at all. PLEASE RETIRE, Chris!

23 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This dude has got serious anger issues.

Dude is original. Should not be on the list.

People like Axl Rose make me ashamed to be ginger.

Who the hell put Axl here? He's a bada$$

He a great singer, but a boring performer. The only reason why their latest tour was on top was because of Duff and Slash - MC1989

24 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, known professionally as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her songs "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend" and especially "Bad Guy".

don't get me wrong, I love billie, but yes she is overrated. I wouldn't say she whispers though, she can sing with a powerful voice is she wanted to (like in wish you were gay and no time to die) and her songs aren't depressing, well some of them are, but most of them are not. If you're saying that her music is depressing, you're either following the crowd, you're depressed, or her music really IS depressing. But otherwise she's is a very kind person and doesn't deserve all the hate she gets.

She's not as bad or overrated as some on this list, but she's definitely overhyped. A lot of her teen girl fanbase claim she's "unique", "creepy", "quirky", and "not like the other girls" but when it comes down to it, she's just a moody, depressed, skater teen who makes generic mumble pop music and tries too hard for shock value. It's a shame, she has some talent, (some of her older songs have decent singing) but most of her music is just generic radio noise.

I can't stop hearin gabout her! Her voice sounds like mumbling and her songs are depressing. She should reconsider her career.

I don't get why she's hated! I like the ominous tone she adds to her music, just like how Halsey kinda added it to Him and I. NF did it to Let Me Down, too. She's definitely my favorite singer. (wow she beat Imagine Dragons and Halsey how niceee)

25 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.

I saw Justin in concert and he can sing better than most in concert so he is not overrated!

Ugh. Ewe. He sings like he just got kicked in the nuts.

There's nothing overrated about Sarah Brightman though. She's perfection!

Yes I don't think he's all that, great dancer, but his voice isn't so phenomenal. Give me a break...

People overly praise him too and he's not so great either.

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