Top 10 Music Artists that Ruined Their Own Genre

These artists ruined their own music genre ;-; just my opinion.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Genre Killed: Rap

She didn't ruin anything - Luckys

She calls herself a "rapper". Please, tell me this is a joke.

Two Words: Stupid hoe - malamJONES

2 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

Why are people hating on Black Veil Brides when there's this rubbish? - WheresMyGuitarPick

Well, music in general - ProPanda

3 Tyga Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

He looks like he's about to give a blow job instead of rap. - AlphaQ

He ruins my lunch every time I see his picture.

4 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

I was never a fan of emo music but yeah these guys have ruined it alright. - DarkBoi-X

1 of the worst bands of all time. - AlphaQ

No these guys are good.-LitSavage

They pretty much ruined this type of rock...ughhh... - AlphaQ

5 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

We need to get him at number 1!

We need to him at number 1!

He became famous by accident. He is stupid. Ignore him and his fans.

He ruined Pop music.

6 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.

Chris Brown sucks! - Shawnty320

This might be the only on this list that is actually true. - RobertWisdom

I will never forgive him for what he did to r&b

We can blame him for the destruction of r&b. - DaWyteNight

7 Silento Silento Richard Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
8 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 more.
9 Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse Falling in Reverse is an American post hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records.

In my opinion Escape The Fate was always best

Emo Clowns On T.V.. - AlphaQ

10 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

Coldplay's not a bad band, they are much better than other pop bands out there, trust me. - WheresMyGuitarPick

Los Unidades. Enough said... - Userguy44

...Wha? Coldplay are one of the only good pop-rock bands out there. - Swellow

Coldplay isn't even bad. - AnonymousChick


The Contenders

11 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles 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 more.
12 Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers, Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown (born June 7, 1995) and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (born December 29, 1993). They are best known for their platinum singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". They are signed to Mike WiLL Made-It's label, "EarDrummer more.
13 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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

2016 Lil Wayne, I totally agree. But 2004 Lil Wayne was awesome.

14 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.

He's been accused of killing Hip Hop - thunderstar1124

What boy! soulja! - zxm

15 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.
16 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.

I used to like her music but now I don't anymore.

Pop was already damaged when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake came... This is why we need Gaga back. - Swellow

17 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist more.
18 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison 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 a documentary about more.

I agree 100% - Luckys

She's no Lady Gaga, but she'll do in a pinch. I'd take her over NSYNC, Britney Spears, and any other lame-o of the 90s. - Swellow

She's literally the reason I think Pop music died after the 90's ended.

She is worse than Falling In Reverse. She is worst. - Marvel_1William

19 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction more.

They are awful. - Userguy44

White noise disguised as "pop rock". Avoid these whenever possible. - Swellow

20 DJ Mustard DJ Mustard Dijon Isaiah McFarlane, professionally known as DJ Mustard, is an American record producer, songwriter and DJ from Los Angeles, California.
21 Jay Z Jay Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

From Reasonable Doubt to Unfinished Business he was a great rapper. Then, his music started becoming worse and worse.

22 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

Ruined Rap music enough said.

23 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. more.
24 David Guetta David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.
25 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Ruined pop rock I guess? - Userguy44

26 Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping With Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn
27 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. more.
28 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 more.
29 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Don't you think that the name of the list should have been"bands that ruined their own bands"? One band can't ruin whole genre.. - Ananya

I never heard a Nickelback song because their songs are not played in my country. - malamJONES

Ruined Rock music enough said.

Honestly 100 or even 1000 bands like nickelback can't ruin rock.Rock was raised by bands like pink floyd,queen,led zeppelin,beatles,the rolling stones,the who,deep purple,AC/DC,eagles,U2,foo fighters,nirvana....So one single band can't even ruin rock a bit. - zxm

30 Creed Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

No they didn't, the people did. - Soulstealer

Ugh. Their music bores the crap out of me. Thank goodness they are mostly out of the mainstream. - Gg2000

31 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

Ruined hip hop. - Userguy44

32 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

David Bowie couldn't ruin any genre for me.

33 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Overrated? Sure. Plagiarists? Yes. But how could they have ruined hard rock when most hard rock musicians cite them as an influence, and the band members are some of the most respected at their craft? - Gg2000

Again and again just read the list's title "Top 10 Music Artists that Ruined Their Own Genre".Led Zeppelin may ruin themselves.But how could they ruin rock? They are the reason a lot of people are listening rock songs.Does it make them ruin rock? And also hard rock.And also its good to know there is a band called QUEEN.Yes Q-U-E-E-N.Who were influenced by Led Zeppelin.Especially Freddie Mercury and Brian May.And RUSH is also influenced by LED ZEPPELIN. Especially Geddy Lee and Neil Peart.And how a influential band could ruin their own genre? - zxm

34 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.

Although right now mainstream pop is eh for me, it was in a horrid state in 2014 and 2015. Meghan Trainor is one of the contributors to that horrid state, among others. - SwagFlicks

Can't bloody stand Meg, but to be fair, pop was already in an abysmal state by the time she showed up. - PositronWildhawk

Meghan Trainor is one of the few talented young artists in the pop industry right now. She's most definitely not the one that ruined pop music.

35 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

Again he popularized it. - zxm

36 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

trolls... - JoLeKosovo

37 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Troll item. - Userguy44

38 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.

Sod off. He created his own genre. - JoLeKosovo

39 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

I get it. You're tired of Queen stuff being rated at number one constantly. I agree with you, but people love them for a good reason. They are an awesome band. They didn't ruin rock by any means. - Gg2000

How can someone add Queen to this list? This list is just ruined now. - Userguy44

40 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. He used to upload songs on YouTube in 2010, now he has 3 studio albums. He has won 3 Grammy awards and 9 Juno Awards

Genre Ruined: Funk Pop

No, he’s good. He has unique music and a good voice.

41 Kimbra Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
42 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Ha. Troll item. Ignore the trolls. - WheresMyGuitarPick

No. Even if you think they are overrated, you cannot deny their influence on rock music and their creativity. - Gg2000

They didn't ruin anything? Why are they here. - Userguy44

The Beatles didn't ruin any genre actually they kinda made Rock music more popular then Elvis Presley.

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43 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
44 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Oh look! Another troll item! - WheresMyGuitarPick

Funny. One of the most respected guitarists of all time ruined his own genre? Sounds fishy. - Gg2000

What a joke. - Userguy44

45 A-ha A-ha A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy.
46 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.

Absolutely not. They are tremendously underrated. - Gg2000

47 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

No, not ruined. Overrated? I will give you that. But they never ruined their own genre. - Gg2000

Ruined? I don't think so. - malamJONES

48 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and more.

Uh-uh. I'm not buying it. - Gg2000

This band is one bands who started hard rock - zxm

49 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
50 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruce Springsteen's primary backing band since 1972. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Trolls (like Hillary does).
Sorry for the stupid double entendre Alex Jones joke, I just felt like it. - JoLeKosovo

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