Top Ten Most Overrated Singers

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The Top Ten

1 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.

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.

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.

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!

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2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

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

For me, his best years were the Jackson 5. He was absolutely fantastic in those times. His early solo career was brilliant as well but after his Thriller days, his music became more repetitive, but still, he was a extremely talented and legendary musician. I love some of his later songs like Earth Song and They Don't Care About Us but I just prefer his J5 days. I loved seeing them perform altogether. It was just a lot more fun. You can tell Michael had a great time with his brothers.

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

I think you're missing the mark on what "overrated" means. It doesn't mean bad or too popular, it means "receives too much credit for what it really is." Michael Jackson revolutionized pop, with his very distinct vocal range and lyrics. So yeah, not overrated. Even the slightest. - naFrovivuS

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3 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

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.
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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.

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4 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

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

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.

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.

Just because she made music in her 80's doesn't mean we should respect her. She is honestly such a bitch, that still try to behave like a high school girl. You'll think that a 57 year old woman would have matured, but here you have a 11 year old trapped inside a 57 years old body. Use feminism to stay relevant, beside the fact that she is untalented & she lacks empathy. She was okay in her 80's and 90's, though. - Chatsa2

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5 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

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

She is such a fake person and a "diva". Okay, you have a good voice but you don't have to brag about it.

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

Where is mackenzie all these people sing WAYYY better

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6 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...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'm honestly very surprised that you guys think that Taylor Swift is less overrated than Mariah Carey, I mean seriously, Mariah has been in the industry for what, 20 years and Taylor has been there for no more than 5. I have no idea why everyone is so obsessed with her, I mean, sure she can sing fine, but she is nothing special. And her songs are just complaints. The only reason I somewhat like her is that she is pretty (cat eyes, tall and thin, blonde hair blue eyes, pale skin).

UNDENIABLY, she is the MOST overrated artist. I mean, the girl can't sing. In my opinion, she should not be #7...of all the list I've seen, this is the ONLY one where she should be ranked #1. And it's nothing personal.I'm not doubting she's a decent person, but all the airplay she gets. I mean, seriously, the song comes out today and it's suddenly "most requested". HOW? They play her songs so damn much that there's no way people are requesting her songs. Anyway, hopefully she'll be gone SOON.

I kinda agree but she still has some great songs. - IronMaidenFan666

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

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

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.

All Janet Jackson mimicry, no talent! She should be number 1

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. - IronMaidenFan666

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8 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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.

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

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

She's overrated, mediocre & overhyped. She should be placed in Top 3 besides Beyoncé although Beyoncé is a 10x BETTER artist. There's nothing special about Rihanna besides the fact she's showing her ass, vagina & boobs 100% of the time. She can't sing, she doesn't write music, can't act, can't dance. She's simply good at FASHION and her fashion is also unoriginal.

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9 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.

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

I like her and do agree that she got the voice BUT her voice is still not that special that everyone make it out to be.

Just no she's a fake

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10 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. 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 Seattle home in 1994.

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')

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

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. - DavidBondra

Being dead doesn't make you a hero

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The Contenders

11 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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. - higgsboson2142

How is she only at #34? She's literally everywhere on this site. Not saying she's not good, but definitely overrated.

Search for any list related to singing...you'll find this star everywhere. Main problem I have is that she's chosen over legendary singers. - naFrovivuS

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12 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

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.

Money has taken a toll on this guy. Just cause he has this "famous" wife he can't make him look higher than he actually is.

He thinks he's more influential then the apostle paul! HAH! Cimorelli is more influential then you1

I want to ask god to bring back Freddie Mercury and bring Kanye west to heaven or hell.

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13 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman

By no means is Sarah Brightman ever overrated. She shouldn't be in here to begin with. Madonna belongs on the list of talentless, tasteless, and overrated singers. Those who put Sarah in here really lack the musical understanding of what defines Sarah Brightman, as a talented singer or vocalist. Her voice reaches at a higher than normal octave without straining, piercing nor crackling out. Her vocal range is superhuman and unnatural. To get to that range requires superhuman abilities.

Agree her voice is annoying. I noticed it first with a song from Evita I was listening to (Don't cry for me Argentina). I compared it to the version sung by Madonna. The Madonna version was so much better, so much more natural and really drew me in. Sarah Brightman's version sounded like it was a voice class.

She's a terrible Christine on Broadway. Her voice doesn't match the part, she has no emotion, and Michael was also TERRIBLE! She isn't a "legend" personally I dislike her voice with a great passion. I don't know how people like her voice it makes me cringe every time I hear it

What Rocket Scientist posted that her voice does not match Christine's in "Phantom"? Andrew Lloyd Weber was married to Brightman, and wrote the part and the songs specifically for her!

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14 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

Even after it's been through all those special effects, her voice still makes me uncomfortable. So do her fans.

Her voice annoys me so much, how does she even have fans? I have lost all hope in finding good music ever again

Sounds like a chipmunk. Songs suck too. No talent nobody and should have tossed it in a long time ago.

She does sound like a chipmunk. Reminds me of Alvin and the chipmunks. Back in the 80s I really hated that.show when I hear her voice I run out of the room. -HeArT G$1000

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15 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

She became famous only because of her stupid show Hannah Montana
Her voice is horrible! Every time I hear her voice I get mad and yell everywhere"STOP IT! If you have a heart, please stop singing! "
She caused me ear bleeding! And I thought Hatsune Miku hands down has the most annoying voice!

If Hatsune Miku is so annoying, then go vote for her then kill yourself. The world doesn't care. In fact, the world will save you VIA HATSUNE MIKU.

Again, I keep seeing people that turn up on lists of people that are not liked. If you are not liked, you are not highly rated. This list looks almost identical to the worst singers list. If someone is one of your worst singers, how can they be overrated? It would be nice if people put some thought into these lists instead of putting Bieber, Cyrus, Swift, Madonna, Rhianna, same old, same old on every single list.

ARG! Sge's annoying and a basd role model for ALL the kids who look up to her!

Nah, she got tons of hate and recently she's not disgusting. - DCfnaf

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16 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.

Whenever I mention Kurt Cobain, everyone says "Who? ". Soulja Boy is awfully overrated and mediocre. He makes Sean Kingston look like Biggie.

First soulja boy is not a singer, he is a rapper. Also he isn't overrated he just sucks. Kurt Cobain is really overrated though

He is so late and tired. Totally talent-free and played out.

Really? Do you even know the definition of overrated? - naFrovivuS

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

Autotuned garbage. Her songs don't have any meaning whatsoever yet she is praised so much. Plus her songs are so difficult to sing and the lyrics make no sense to me.

Repeats the same words as passes them off as lyrics because she can't really rhyme. Has copied a lot of Lil Wayne's style. Real people that understand hip hop don't respect her but she has become famous off her 9 your old fan base that knows nothing of hip hop. Why does she keep doing fake voices and personas, try being real. Sometimes when she talks she sounds like she's from New York hen other time she try's to sound like a proper upper class woman. So fake..

NO TALENT AT ALL!

Fake boobs, fake boob...real no talent moron.

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18 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .

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 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.

She's overrated, her voice is terrible and her music is bland. - DCfnaf

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19 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for constantly ...read more.

Lil Wayne is most overrated rapper of all time. He should be 1!

Are you kidding me? He should probably be #2. Lil Wayne has no talent if anything he promotes cap talent, drug use, and gang affiliation. Who the he'll even considers him a singer for starters!

Very overrated. I don't understand how people think he can sing/rap and I also don't understand how people would call singers like MICHAEL JACKSON or MARIAH CAREY overrated.

Please, everyone hates him. - DCfnaf

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20 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Overrated. Her live perform is terrible.

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.

Her music is just so boring and repetitive...

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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).

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