Top Ten Most Overrated Singers
Very little originality, its sad though because other than that she got everything. Most of her songs are no ground breaking at any way, her collaborations with other artists are very stratigic to keep her in the game. The worst is when they compare her with legends like MJ, Prince...seriously? She is a good story, just like MJ, but way behind when it comes to sales and originality. She got like 200 songs lol, I only seem to remember Crazy in love, Single ladies and If I were a boy (my favorite out of her songs).
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)
I think this is more overrated music artists than overrated singers.
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.
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Why do people worship her so much, she has the most toxic fanbase ever. Trust me Beyoncé doesn’t care about none of you go and put all the time and effort into people who really matter in your life not some narcissistic overhyped celebrity who does not know you exist.
Don't get me wrong, I love Michael jackson. But I hate how he had tuned into the demigod of music after his death. It really gets annoying when the media and other mj fans claim he is the limit of musical talent when there are other equally talented and more talented artists out there. He is certainly innovative but he is overrated for all of the wrong reasons. The only reason he is under jb in this list is because of some sick reason most people on the internet want to bully this kid just because other people are doing it. People will claim they hate because he is douche bag for making some mistakes while they themselves ganging up on him and insulting him even before his "bad boy" transformation is not considered to be a fair description of that word.
His songs are good, but his singing and dancing really is nothing special. I never understood all the fuss over him. And he did not invent the moonwalk. Cab Calloway did in the 1930s. I really wish more people knew about this, because whilst he was a good entertainer, he really was not the phenomenon that everyone makes him out to be. I prefer Prince because he was a skilled musician, wrote all of his songs and had amazing stage presence. Michael just jumped about on the stage, moonwalking, yelping and grabbing his crotch. I admit he was talented for coming up with iconic songs such as Thriller and Billie Jean, but dancing wise, and singing, he's extremely overrated.
I'm tired of people hating on Justin beiber, I bet half of haven't even heard his songs. They are only saying it because they like showing off. If anyone's overrated its Michael jackson. I hate it how he's stuffed down our throats by the media as "the greatest singer ever" when freddie mercury is obviously a better singer than him. People keep saying he has the most in the 80s when they fail to mention what they are or even compare them with the other artist's. I'm still wondering were all of this positive publicity was before he died.
A legend that shaped music, of course he's overrated. I mean all he did was mark history one after the other and made it so that all your "idols" could exist. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Queen and Michael Jackson are so overrated for all they did was make real music. I mean they were the most talented people in the world and every artist owes them. But of course they're overrated. Especially MJ, right?! He's broken every barrier there is and given more than anyone ever will. He's a King for nothing. Psst overrated guy.
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.
Her voice is extremely nasally and her music is the most bland pop I have ever heard. I question why people even listen to her.
SO overplayed. Her voice is nice at first, but when you hear it a billion times, it's annoying. Her songs? Seriously, they SUCK. 7 rings is a terrible copy of 'My Favourite Things'. They say she's "bringing an old song back to life" but bringing a song back to life does not mean to change the lyrics into boasts about how rich she is and tossing in bad raps.
She always sounds so mumbly and out of breath live! Her lyrics are unintelligible and get interrupted in the weirdest places as she gulps in air. Her voice is all high notes, with no lower range, and it seems so small — no resonance or power like Whitney's or Mariah's. Her riffs and runs are fairly basic, too. She's got a good sense of pitch, but otherwise I can't say I find her voice all that remarkable.
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 have to agree with this one, though I love linkin park
He's still one hell of a singer.
He is part of a rubbish band that did one good song and when I say good I don't mean I like it I mean it was kinda successful, he was a rubbish drug abuser, he only had his minute in the light because he killed himself, sorry but its true, still though at least his death and career wasn't as overrated as a creepy plastic faced child molester who payed peoples parents off self harming ok in the eighties creep whos death resulted in an innocent man being put in jail because he is a celebrity whos fans wanted someone to blame because they couldn't face the truth of what he really was, or maybe a whiny voiced teen with stupid hair and is only successful because girls want to make guys jealous by listening to him, or a guy with tattoos who can't even make sense when talking to a beat, I mean have you heard Eminems lyrics, the guys illiterate. So yeah everyone on this list deserves to be here especially the ones who are successful because their dead, I'm sorry but it had to said
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.
Not only is Cobain on the list, he is the most overrated white male besides Bieber. Other than Bieber, your top 16 is all either female or African-American, making it your typical sexist, racist Top Ten list.
I don't know about the whole race thing, but his singing sucks and his writing was immature. I think people lost their minds around that time and forgot what real talent stands for.
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.
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.
Please for the love of god, put her in the top 2 with Beyoncé. Nobody even likes Justin Bieber, why is he on the list? Anyways, Mariah did have great voice back in the 90s, but she can't sing anymore. Yet her brain dead fans keep saying she's so godly. WHAT? There are so many singers that are doing better than her now. Adele, Beyoncé, Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Lady Gaga, Tori Kelly, and even singers considered terrible like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are better than her now. I also hate her attitude.
I liked Mariah during her 90s era she was so down to earth and she seemed so sweet. Her 90s songs were the best ( vocally and lyrically). She can still write good song, but can't perform it the way she did. It's so sad that she lost her golden voice, but I guess it's normal that she doesn't sound the same after 25 years, which is a long time.
Golden voice? Her tone has always been more girlish and that's the reason almost all of the people who are more than 40-years old and are not retarded say that Whitney Houston had more mature and feminine voice and she didn't need pre-recorded tracks and lip sync to sing in live!
Even if I don't agree with Kanye West or like the way he behaved during her VMA speach, but he put her on the world map, everyone knew her after that, before she was some new singer from the US. She can't really sing, or dance, I'm having a difficult time to say something which makes her great to the size she is considered to be. When I think of her I think abt her VMA speach situation and two of her songs: Shake it off (probably her best song) and Look what you made me do (because of the lyrics, I can't seem to say the words on the same order lol)
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.
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.
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!
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 McDonald's entrance. )
Like Britney Spears, she also lacks vocal talent and is only known for her edginess, like Lady Gaga (who can actually sing well).
People don't get real reasons to dislike music. They say (musician they are talking about) either "whines" or "screeches" when they sing. Now, when I hear Madonna, she can actually sing. Same with Katy Perry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. I do not listen to any of these people, mainly because there's better music (Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, Muse, Nirvana, etc). But people, people, you are exaggerating I bet if you sang in public, you wouldn't be as good as these cheesy and overrated singers like I have named above. Maybe because you don't use autotune. Like these people.
She is a terrible singer, an obnoxious arrogant thief, a liar, poser and all around horrible person! Madonna can't sing out of hat! Just look up the truth about her and you'll find easily the truth about how she steals other people's lyrics, music, ideas and images. You can see the YouTube where she disses James Brown back in the 80's. She's a total ars hole. We never "needed" her but somehow we got her at the top because she stepped on broken bones and faces of the true artists as she stomped on them fracking her way to the top of the diamond staircase.
Too much over-singing. Singing is not only about hitting high notes and showing off, singing is about the way singers deliver their songs and make people enjoy listening to them. Unlike Dimash who is just showing off. He has NO SOUL, very OVERRATED.
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.
Honestly, if he had a YouTube channel where he acapells songs used in media (mostly video game music, akin to SmoothMcGroove), then I would say that he would be in the same class as Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, BTS and the like (The class of singers I've mentioned is according to the community's opinion and not mine, just so you know.).
On this website he is often #1 on best singers lists with ridiculous percentage margins.
There comes a time where we must evolve into new sets of music, and dive our ways into more expandable genres.
Yes, she is indeed a good singer, but if you went up to someone, played a clip of her singing without any reference to who she is, they would probably say she's just some random opera singer.
Yes, she was great for her age, but there are young signer out there that would and will be able to beat out her voice in some form. One day she'll grow up, and what then? She'll just be "another classical singer."
And as for musical talent, she's good within singing other songs. Her writing...still needs some work. And of course, it doesn't hurt to try and play an instrument. I'd be amazed if she were a master at the pipe organ, French horn, or even the bagpipes (easily the three hardest instruments to play).
Overrated? Yes. Potential to leave that stage? Yes.
Jackie Evancho doesn't lip-sync, she doesn't need it. Nor does she ever use auto tune.
Since when does a singer need to write their own songs to be good? Ever hear of Elvis Presley? He has sold the most records all time and did tons of covers and never wrote his own songs. Many greats never played instruments and didn't write their own songs and if they did many used "collaborators" when writing.
Those saying she has just a good voice obviously have never been to one of her concerts. The hubbub about her is her voice is better than anyone her fans have ever heard. Many of those fans have heard thousands of singers over many decades. Justin Bieber, really? Putting his voice up against Jackie Evancho would be like a VW Rabbit against a Porsche. Jackie surpasses world renowned singers vocally. Bieber was good enough to sing on Youtube and his look appealed to pre-teen girls so he got famous. That's his only claim to fame. Now he acts up in public just to stay relevant.
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.
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?
Rihanna is truly overrated. And seriously what the hell is Michael Jackson doing here? He's the king of music. In fact MJ is underrated.. Pure crappy singers such asEminem, they are overrated.. And rihanna should be no.2 at least. NOT Michael JACKSON! He was truly talented than any other singers in the world.. People nowadays are such dumbasses. Voting MJ is overrated? Eminem should be number 1 and rihanna should be no.2
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
Her stuff is so repetitive! She wasn't too bad when she first started, but now her stuff is pretty much always about love or sex and always has the same annoying clapping beat in every song
The girl has one of the worst voices I've ever heard, straight up. I don't care how catchy her songs are, her voice makes it impossible to really enjoy them. So basically she's the black Britney Spears.
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 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)
I can't stop hearin gabout her! Her voice sounds like mumbling and her songs are depressing. She should reconsider her career.
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.
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
Do you like elevator music with vocals that span less than a full octave? Then this; this is your man!
Overrated as hell, why does God's Plan have almost 20 billion views on Spotify it's such a boring song.
WAIT WAIT WAIT, Gomez didn't make it to Top Ten?! Are you guys serious?
All the artists in the top ten are amazing singers/songwriters/musicians
( Britney may not, but she was forced to sing in the baby voice )
Selena isn't even close to being an amazing singer, she doesn't write her songs and definitely doesn't make her own music!
REAL Talented vocalists like Demi Lovato etc are always ignored in front of Whisperlena. She is a decent actor, and she should stick to that only! Maybe if Selena didn't have such a beautiful face, she wouldn't be so famous. OPEN YOUR EYES! GET HER TO number 1!
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.
Her songs are overplayed. Although they've gotten better, they used to be horrible and never really had much of a meaning to them. Such as "Love you like a love song." And "If You're Ready Come And Get It."? Those were horrible songs. Sounded like a middle schooler wrote them.
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.
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.
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.
Only 29th? He calls himself a genies for crying out loud! There are many things that makes this d-bag's ego to big. This world could do with less big heads.
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.
Really? Robert Plan is one of the greatest rock singers of all time? His solo career? Sure it wasn’t great. But LZ is the greatest band of all time and he has a lot to do with that.
He is not that overrated. His music is just famous because it was old but good music.
I don't even know this guy?
Robert Plant’s voice is just annoying, in my opinion.
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!
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.
Ozzy is proof that drug abuse kills brain cells.
He's a douchebag but not a very bad singer. But I would call him overrated.
People like Axl Rose make me ashamed to be ginger.
Dude is original. Should not be on the list.
This dude has got serious anger issues.
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.
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.
Britney has songs which are well produced, she is really sexy and she can dance well but she has an awful voice.
Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson all have brilliant voices if wer'e talking about singers from Britney's generation, but she herself can't sing, I'm sorry.
That's why I don't understand why she is called the Pop Queen or something like that, Beyonce deserves this crown, not Britney.
I never liked Britney Spears and I feel like she is so 2007 a thing of the far past. I have watched some of her music videos and her lip syncing is terrible. She is unoriginal and I never really liked or listened to her songs.
The first thought popped in my head while listening to Katy Perry's vocals is a girl who's climaxing while getting gangbanged by the whole crew. But then I realized there must only be 1 guy there...surely if another guy was in the room, he must've already shut her up the old fashion way...
There're renditions of most of her songs performed by other artists and I must say they sound pretty damn good. Yet when KP sings them, I started googling the fine amount or jail time I'll endure if I just go outside and start punching everyone in the face...
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.
Insanely bad lyrics(example: firework/" make them go ugh ugh ugh"...? ) he corny music is foreshadowed by her body and looks. Same here as nicki minaj and Taylor swift
She tends to go off key when performing live. Her best performances are just good but not great.
Terrible, god awful 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 or Michael Jackson; genuinely talented and amazing singers.
The MOST overrated singer! The hype of the Beatles was very overrated too..
He is too overrated like all of the beatles
"Lets throw all the dead rock stars on here! "
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't be number 22. Vote him up this list. His songs are worth nothing, and still get more views than owl city
He can dance but he sounds like a whiny little punk. Nothing special about his voice at all. PLEASE RETIRE, Chris!
He whines on every track. Can't hold a candle to Trey, Usher or any other singer.
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.
She's been kinda overrated ever since Melodrama, but she's underrated because people think she's one of the most disgusting female singers out there and her songs are so relatable to being a celebrity that lives an unglamorized life (back off Melanie Martinez fangirls).
You can barley hear her voice. I bet if she goes any higher, then she'll Sound More horrible then she is now, but her lyrics are great. VERY OVRRATED!
Her music is not my type and I don't know I've seen her perform her live she was not that good of a singer. (sorry)
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!
"lyrics are amazing" in like 20% of his hit songs maybe, but generally no that's false
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.
Ed Sheeran is worst and Super boring human of all time!