Most Underrated Music Artists

The Top Ten

1 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 .

Why she isn't globally known beats me.
A once a century talent!

Jackie doesn't get the notoriety, airplay or infotainment coverage of other singers. But fan affection for this beautiful singer runs deep. Someday, the media will wonder why they hadn't "discovered" her sooner. - BobG

Some still think of Jackie as a child star, but she is now 16 years old and has been performing professionally since the age of 10. Her talent has always been evident, but she has not always gotten the recognition she deserves because she is so young. - RGold

No radio airplay, no paparazzi chasing her down the street, no photos next to Kim Kardashian on the cover of tabloids. Just great singing every time out.

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2 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams
3 2NE1 2NE1 2NE1 is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment in 2009. The group currently consists of CL, Bom, and Dara.
4 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.

Such a beautiful Symphonic/Gothic/Folk metal band!

5 The Cab

They write very unique songs, and all their songs are different from another. Very underrated band

6 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.
7 Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. more.
8 Seether Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.
9 Destinee & Paris
10 Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup Bowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.

The Contenders

11 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
12 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
13 Porcelain and The Tramps
14 The Coasters
15 Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died (aged 17) in more.
16 Everlife Everlife
17 Trust Company Trust Company
18 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Eminem is nowhere near underrated.

I think he gets too much attention.

I haven't heard Eminem songs in a while, but you can't forget talent like that :')

He is very underrated today. He still makes great music yet he never gets radio play. Probably because he ACTUALLY PUTS MEANING INTO HIS MUSIC. Plus you always hear 2pac, Biggie, Jay Z, and Nas on old-school hip hop stations, yet there’s rarely Em, who’s better then all of them. I’m not dissing those artists though, I love them but I still think Em needs more radio play especially in this day and age where mumble rap and trap rap, the two most retarded forms of music in history are ruling the game

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19 KSM KSM KSM was an American all-girl teen rock band from Los Angeles, California that was active from 2006 to 2010. The band consisted of lead singer Shelby Cobra, lead guitarist Shae Padilla, rhythm guitarist Katie Cecil, bassist Sophia Melon and drummer Kate Cabebe.
20 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
21 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

He really doesn't get the credit for influencing so many of today's rappers that are good.

My favorite song of his is pursuit of happiness

22 JoJo JoJo
23 Myah Marie
24 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.
25 The Monotones
26 Spirit
27 Toy-Box

They're like Aqua... but even sillier& bubblegum dance in its funniest, trashiest form. But are they really more underrated than some of the more serious talented artists on this list that are hardly known to the world? I doubt so. - Martin_Canine

28 Cheyenne Kimball Cheyenne Kimball
29 The Marvelettes
30 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.
31 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American Nu Metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as more.
32 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

Yeah, he's 'the president of pop' etc. But when I see the amount of hits from his new album (which is a truly piece of art)... I'm just disappointed in humanity.
Robin Thicke (ugh) and Miley Cyrus score higher? WUT? That crap above this amzaing music artist?

33 AZ
34 Laze & Royal
35 Aaron Carter Aaron Carter Aaron Charles Carter is an American singer. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the early 2000s with his four studio albums.
36 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.
37 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.
38 Vanilla Ninja Vanilla Ninja Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (lead vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards). Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass. more.
39 Adema Adema Adema is a nu metal band from Bakersfield, California. The band formed in 2000 with members lead vocalist Mark Chavez, vocalist/guitarist Tim Fluckey, guitarist Mike Ransom, bassist Dave DeRoo, and drummer Kris Kohls.

Best Band to go through 4 different singers, all albums are amazing, now the Original Lineup is back and sounding a lot better than ever, new album in the works hopefully everything works out this time but they got my vote know matter who the singer is,

40 Geri Halliwell Geri Halliwell

Geri was featured by the BBC as one of the Queen's of British Pop, she has sold scored a string of #1 hits as a solo artist, and is the very essence of a pop star!

Idiots! She's OVERrated! What is wrong with you people who made this list; the KLF is underrated, but everyone knows Eminem and Nelly Furtado, for crying out loud! And those with intelligence, such as myself, know that they're crap!

Geri is the best!

41 Taped Rai
42 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
43 Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Enrique Martín Morales, commonly known as Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican singer, actor, and author.
44 Nazareth Nazareth
45 Lifehouse Lifehouse

A lot of people ignore them but I love them - Electricbassguy

46 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. more.
47 Slowdive Slowdive
48 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.
49 Sarah Connor Sarah Connor Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. more.

Truly the voice of an angel. In her ballads she can sing so soft and fragile, until in the climax she belts so incredibly powerfully. In her catchy pop songs she can be sassy and flirty - or even badass in a Miranda Lambert kind of way (entirely different genre of music though). She unfortunately never made it big outside of her home country Germany, even though most songs by her are in English (only her latest album "Muttersprache" is in German, for the first time with her writing all of the songs).

Song picks:
"From Sarah With Love", "Living to Love You" (those two are her absolute best), "One Nite Stand", "Music is the Key", "From Zero to Hero", "He's Unbelievable".

(And don't make the mistske of getting her albums "Sexy as Hell" and "Real Love". They are her musical low point.) - Martin_Canine

50 M2M M2M M2M was a Norwegian teen pop duo consisting of Marit Larsen and Marion Raven, both of which provided vocals, guitar, piano and songwriting. They released two albums, “Shades of Purple” and “The Big Room”, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Both albums received universal acclaim internationally more.
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