Top Ten Most Overrated Singers
I just think she's very overhyped. She's not bad, exactly, but there's nothing too special about her. Everyone calls her a queen but I don't honestly see why. She simply provides the vocals for basic songs and has received over 20 million subs for that. She's just an average singer who can hit some notes.
She's a fantastic singer, but it doesn't mean anything if she doesn't use her voice in her music. The only Beyoncé song I know where she actually uses her amazing voice is Love On Top, but other than that, nothing.
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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Yes completely overrated, she wears the same annoying outfits, same hair color, and does the same dance routine.. I don't understand why people are so infatuated with her and there are plenty of talented singers that are more creative, attractive, than her ass. MTV is lame ass hell for throwing a Beyonce concert why can't everybody else get their shine. I mean everywhere you go she there magazines, T.V. , radio, face on bus, I'm just so over her ready to see new talent or better yet see her mentor other inspiring singers instead being a cocky self center diva
Please, his music may have been good in his time, but people who say he's the king of music are just trying to be quirky and show they listen to old music like that. His death helped his music grow. He is in no way special for his singing, and his dancing is average even for the time he was in.
I hate this sicko clown
His singing isn't that unique or special
People started worshiping him after he died, no one except for himself called him the "King of Pop" until he died
He might of made the Moonwalk famous, but he didn't invent it
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 have literally nothing against Ariana Grande, however she pretty much just sounds the same like most of the other female singers whom everyone always wants to copy, whereas Tori Kelly actually has talent but recieves almost NONE of the recognition she deserves. Ariana can sing as well but people have got to stop comparing her voice to other people and saying that she deserves more recognition (when she's legit EVERYWHERE) like, come on you guys, she can't have EVERYTHING handed to her.
I have to say this but I dislike her voice heavily. It's so frickin lullaby like but not in a good way. Her songs are fine but I'd prefer them if someone else sang them. Her voice isn't strong. It hurts me to listen to, honestly.
I hate how everyone who hates Victoria Justice are so ignorant. They literally worship the ground Ariana walks on as if she's a God and completely ignore Victoria just because she can't sing as good as she can. There are millions of people in the world who can sing and all that gets shoved in our faces are Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Maroon 5 and Billie Eilish... I could go on and on
I think she is just highly popular due to her talented producers, writers and marketing team; on top of her being really attractive-looking as well.
Vocally, she has decent control and utilizes her voice well, but her voice tone is irritating, whiny, very thin and actually weak (even if everyone else loves to insist that she has a strong voice...).
I also feel the way she attempts singing runs very disturbing & displeasing. The way her entire jaw and chin moves violently as she sings those runs. I feel like one day it might dislocate... I've watched countless singers, professional and newbies, singing runs well with little to no jaw movements at all.
When she does vocal impressions of other singers, she sounds fantastic and really nails the precise tone. However, her own natural non-imitative tone is annoying and definitely not pleasing to listen to.
So I would say as a performer, she's terrific.
As a "vocalist"? Overrated.
To be considered the greatest of singers you must be able to consistently deliver astonishing vocal performances on a live stage. She never has. Her belts are nice and the whistle is cute but gimmicky and worn out. Her breath control is terrible and her runs are amateurish as is her overall live singing delivery. She sounds unsure and unskilled quite often.
She is very talented, but kind of overhyped, in my opinion. (No hate, just criticism). I find it quite irritating how her fanbase always hates on other artists. For example, if someone praises a singer, one of those toxic stans says irrelevant things like "But he/she will never be as good as Mariah" or "Mariah is so much better." At this point, people start to become overrated.
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.
Taylor Swift can't sing. Period. Her idiotic fans claim that she's better than Michael Jackson when he could sing way better than her. I'd rather pick Madonna over her anyday.
She should be #2 behind that another talentless hack named Beyonce. Why Michael Jackson is above this girl? At least he could sing.
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!
Taylor Swift cannot sing, period. She should stick to playing instruments or just writing songs because her vocals are a joke. Rating her as a singer is an insult to truly the talented singers like Whitney, Aretha, Barbra, etc.
She can only whisper, which isn't even close to actually singing. When Billie Eyelash became popular at my school circa 2018/2019, I listened to Avril Lavigne instead because at least Avril can actually sing and doesn't sound like she has laryngitis all the time.
She does not know how to sing properly. Instead, it sounds like she's whispering the lyrics. I feel like her songs would be better if someone else sang them.
I know her singing is unique, but that's literally it. She has no talent whatsoever, and she literally whispers. She can't sing, and she always sounds depressed. She should get a grip.
Billie Ellish has SOME talent but definitely not a lot. Just mumbles and is really hard to understand for me. When she sings/mumbles it sounds really depressed to me.
It's been as long since Kurt's death as Kurt's death was from his birth, can we finally admit that his voice sounded like a sick cow?
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')
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.
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.
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
He's still one hell of a singer.
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. )
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.
She's so ugly and her hair is too messed up and she can't even sing! It's so high and annoying and sounds like a chipmunk choking on an acorn! The 80's itself is overrated and she really proves that well enough. So if people defend her, then you really need to think straight. At least Taylor Swift has a voice! Madonna's highly overrated for sure! #NOTSORRY
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?
Dimash tone and pronunciation of English songs is bad. Mariah is a hit music maker is has superior tone to Dimash! Fanboys just want to promote Dimash, because he's from some poor Asian country. Fanboys just want to show that Asia is better in music than The west, when in fact, 99% of music was created in the west (mostly USA and Britain), Like Hip Hop, R&B, country, Rock & Roll etc. most Asian countries are not even musical countries.
He is always singing like a robot with no emotions. Singing is not about range, it is about the interpretation of the song and the soul you have. He is usually over-singing and he sounds so squeaky on the high notes. He sings for showing off, not for creating emotional and enjoyable music.
How are Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj above him? He's not very overrated outside of TheTopTens, but here, people always praise him as being "the best singer", "the most underrated singer" or "the most unique voice". I've personally never heard him, so I can't judge whether this is true, but he should be higher because yeah, people talk about Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj more but when is it ever positive? If anything, they're overhated. I'm not saying I like them, in fact, I don't in the slightest, but they shouldn't be on the list.
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.
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's very overrated in the r&b world. I'm tired of people calling him the best r&b singer, there are so many better r&b singers than him.
He can dance but he sounds like a whiny little punk. Nothing special about his voice at all. PLEASE RETIRE, Chris!
He can't be number 22. Vote him up this list. His songs are worth nothing, and still get more views than owl city
I remembered when this cretin was shoved down our throats on the radio and the charts 24/7 from the late 2000s to mid 2010s. Nobody with a brain thinks she deserves to be called an icon.
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
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.
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.
When ever Axl is on a list of worst singers, everyone defends him by saying stuff like, "He's a good singer", delete him from this list", when he deserves to be on there, he's the worst singer I've heard of and has the worst voice I've ever heard
Dude is original. Should not be on the list.
People like Axl Rose make me ashamed to be ginger.
This dude has got serious anger issues.
He isn't the worst but he's far away from being the genius HE HIMSELF claims to be. His rhymes could be witten by 10 year old kids, his flow doesn't have any variations, the fact that there are so many other rappers out there with unique skills and great rhyming schemes etc that are way less successful and underrated in relation to him . He isn't the worst rapper, that is Tyga for sure, but he's the most overrated.
I just hate the fact that he even sees himself like 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.
His music is not genius, after 2011 her released a bunch of horrible stuff, his songs are mostly annoying noise with no rhythm and cheesy lyrics people pretend they're good because "they're different".
The old saying buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he is worth...we can all buy our own tropical island and live in peace. After we burn all of his horrid offerings.
I'm a selenator and lemme be honest here, I totally get it... she can't sing, uses a lot of autotune, live performances are terrible, blah blah blah... but remember her past? she was suffering from a lot fo stuff including depression and LUPUS... she lost it all from there... if you see her Disney performances BEFORE her lupus u will notice she sang MWAHH PERFECTOO! but now, my dude... errghrhrej... but she's trying her best to improve everyday and if u see her acoustic sessions in which she's nice and comfortable at home she can sing angelic... also a singer and a vocalist are two different things... Selena is a singer for a reason and not a vocalist (no offence) ok now I need to watch spongebob squarepants and eat cheese bye
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.
In what world is Justin Bieber overrated? Yeah, he's popular, but this is overrated singers. 95% of his "fame" is hate. Selena Gomez on the other hand is treated like a goddess. Personally, I find her music sort of generic, her voice is covered in autotune, people say she's good looking, but I honestly think she's average at best. However, I will give her props for her personality because she does seem nice.
Where's the talent? She can't sing at all, even Britney could put two notes togheter before her label ruined her voice. She's only famous because she dated Justin.
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
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.
If I'm being honest right now, I have no idea at all why he's as overrated as he is. He seems kind of rude and he has a very generic, autotuned voice in my opinion.
Do you like elevator music with vocals that span less than a full octave? Then this; this is your man!
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.
Yep. Definitely overrated, his voice is annoying.
Led Zeppelin are overrated!
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..
"Lets throw all the dead rock stars on here! "
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ozzy is proof that drug abuse kills brain cells.
There's a reason why every other singer in the grunge movement is dead except for Eddie Vedder and that's because he isn't good enough to be anything but a boring adult contemporary singer.
Awful voice. Hard to listen to.
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)
Ghetto trash, don't like her or her hoodrat gittersnipe ways. She should've been locked up when she admitted to drugging and robbing people and setting up people with transgenders. This is the trash that people make famous, not doctors, lawyers, scientists
or people who make positive contributions to society, but this hoodrat? I'm so done with this world.
This stupid hoe is so annoying! Walrus voice! She thinks she is so swag, but she cowered when it came to Candace Owens! She also supports Joe Biden, which makes her even worse!
The mere existence of this ghetto idiot justifies the necessity of pulling a Rap Demolition Night.
She's SO overrated. I have no idea why people like her. Her rapping is mediocre. She can't sing.
Ed Sheeran is actually very overrated. Yes, he's a really good singer, but he sounds like tons of other male singers who I've heard non-stop in the late 2010s last decade. First off, he sounds like Justin Bieber (kind of), because once I thought Shape Of You was made by JB. Secondly, I got super tired of hearing Perfect, like it played a billion times and it still plays today. It's like I could never catch a break from that song which is why I hate it so much.
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.