Top Ten Music Artists that Should Stop Getting Hate

Some of the artists I've put on the list are necessarily good, but some people take their hate too far and this is a list of music artists that should stop getting hate.

The Top Ten

1 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.

Nickelback is not an awful band,not great though. People only hate Chad Kroeger because they think he sings like a redneck, yet he does not sing so bad. Other than Rock Star, their songs are not even bad, they are alright.

I included Nickelback because of the number of people on this website who constantly defend Nickelback. And I know that this will skyrocket to number one, so yeah. Nickelback has an incredibly divisive reputation. Everyone loves them and everyone hates them. However, are they really the worst band of all time? To be honest, BOTDF makes them look like Queen.

I'm extremely neutral on this band. I don't like them, but I don't hate them.

2 Lady GaGa Lady GaGa Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

People hate her because she wears weird clothes. But who the heck cares about what she wears? She can actually sing at least, not like Taylor Swift and Britney Spears.

Taylor isn't completely terrible at singing though. Listen to her country music. - DCfnaf

Her...appearance is why she's a bad singer? - DCfnaf

Admin, what happened to my description for her?

3 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

Some people hate Adele just because she is overweight. Her being overweight does not make her bad, in fact she is one of the most talented singers of today, great performer. If she was skinny like Selena Gomez, would she have as much complaints about her looks? Probably not. That just shows how messed up the world can be.

I'm not sure if it's that people hate her, I think it's just that people may dislike her music because it's ballads and not rock and metal like most of the site is into. Personally, I love her and her music, she's way better than other pop artists of this generation, and even metalheads can agree - DCfnaf

Admin, why did you take away my description for her as well?

I like Adele very much
Why do people hate her?

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4 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 is not my all-time favorite singer, but David Bowie was a legend and legends do not deserve to be disrespected. Why is his album "Blackstar" #2 on Worst Albums? It's not even that bad of an album? Easily one of the most overhated singers on this website.

It was really the person who made the list's fault for putting Blackstar at the front of the Worst Albums of 2016 list. Then when people saw that, they accidentally voted for the item to write an opposing comment. - Mcgillacuddy

This and any other artist the "Visitor" hates belongs on this list - christangrant

He’s a legend

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.

Why is Justin Bieber at the top of every negative list on his site? There is literally no way that a documentary about Justin Bieber is the single worst film of all time and is worse than Freddy Got Fingered, The Last Airbender, and The Human Centipede. There is no way that a book about Justin Bieber is the worst book of all time. He is not the most evil person in history. Why do you people think his birthday was the worst event in history?

I can't believe he is still #1 on the Worst Singers list.

Every Worst list out there he's #1. All because he released a few annoying song and has a bad attitude. He shouldn't be near the most Evil People. His documentary shouldn't even be in the top 10 of the worst movies list. Why the hell is he #1 on Worst Singers? He's completely mistreated. Give the hate a break, it's not funny anymore.

There are way worse music artists than him and yet he is treated worse than Mao Zedong. His haters are drug addicts. - DCfnaf

Dang it, admin! Why did you have to delete my description for him too?

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6 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.

True, they should not get as much hate as they get. They're awesome. - DCfnaf

7 Kesha Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. more.

I used to hate her because I was one of those people that thought she couldn't sing, but "Praying" left me completely speechless.

I can't believe Kesha wasn't on here earlier. Let's explain why she doesn't deserve her hate:

1. Her new music is awesome and deserves its praise for being meaningful and well-made.
2. Her older music was all meant to be joke music. It wasn't done just for the sake of it, but rather to make people laugh. Wish it didn't fail because if you watch the music videos for stuff like "Blow" and "Stephen", you'll know that it was satire.
3. The Dr. Luke controversy

Kesha is one of the best pop artists nowadays, and yet she still gets hate for "always talking about sex and parties". - DCfnaf

8 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. more.

People hate Slipknot? That's a thing? Seriously? - OnyxDash

9 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.

Chinese Democracy was almost 10 Years ago get over it besides it wasn't as bad as most people think - christangrant

Guns N' Roses are legendary. - maarilynmaanson

10 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records more.

While it is true that they aren't the worst band ever they did a Led Zeppelin and Ripped off loads of songs even their most popular songs are rip offs including What Makes You Beautiful and Best Song Ever - christangrant

One Direction makes cheesy songs about girls, however, they are not the worst band ever. At least the members are okay at singing on a technical standard, even though they kinda suck in my opinion. BOTDF is far worse with sexual and disgusting lyrics and singers who cannot sing at all.

I can't believe there are people out there who think One Direction is a worse band than Blood on the Dance Floor!! Do people seriously think "Baby you light up my world like nobody else" is a dumber lyric than "It's WRONG WRONG WRONG LIKE GAGA'S GOT A DING DONG"? How? - DCfnaf

The Contenders

11 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.
12 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.

She kind of deserves most of the hate she gets. She has one of the worst voices in the music industry and is an example of how anyone can make it as a "singer" today even with a lack of talent. I will admit she has a few decent songs but I can't help thinking they'd be even better if someone else sang them. Like, rihanna in love the way you lie sounds like a little girl whining. - DaWyteNight

Five words guys. "Love The Way You Lie" - DCfnaf

Rihanna is kind of overhated on this website, to me. Her song "We Found Love" is hated only for being overplayed, when its actually not that bad.


Shape of You is a boring, dull sex narrative with dumb lyrics. I hate it for being overplayed because it's a bad song, and bad songs shouldn't get played on the radio. We Found Love is a decent song. Plus, Rihanna isn't always naked in her music videos.

We found love is repetitive as hell. It's also hard to understand her in the verses. - Bammer73

13 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.

Let's address some of the undeserved hate that her singles get:

"All About That Bass" is accused of being skinny shaming when it actually isn't. The "skinny b*tches" line is followed up by a "nah, I'm just playing" line right afterwards, so that is not shaming at all. As for the "silicone Barbie doll" part, the whole purpose of that was for her to say, "I'm not skinny, so if you are into skinny people...go ahead and move along because I'm not skinny." I'm not saying this wasn't poorly executed, I'm just saying that these were her intentions.

"Lips Are Movin" is considered sexist...WHERE? There is literally no line from what I'm seeing that is sexist. The song is attacking ONE MAN and saying that this ONE MAN is a liar and is untrustworthy. She NEVER MENTIONED the entire gender in the song!

"Dear Future Husband" deserves its hate, the hate for "No" is honestly justified to me, and I can ...more - DCfnaf

14 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.
15 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.

Why do people still hate creed they broke up years ago and all the members have done good things since their split - christangrant

16 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

If you hate Whitney's singing then your really high!

17 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
18 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

She looks like an angel in that picture.

Look at that picture. She looks so happy and beautiful in Malibu. She is also clean and isn't on drugs anymore. At least she made some great songs on "Bangerz" like "FU" and "Wrecking Ball". - DCfnaf

Miley Cyrus went downhill from 2013 to 2015 because she released bad albums like Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, and Bangerz. Almost all of the songs were awful. She became a twerking, sex-crazed freak. Her worst song was "Dooo It! " However, Miley Cyrus isn't bad anymore. She regrets making disgusting songs and now is making good, clean songs like "Malibu" and "Inspired" Anyone who thinks she is still a disgusting freak needs a reality check.

19 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.

She's actually pretty good. Her country music has quite a bit of meaning to it and it's not all just breakup songs. "Bad Blood" was awful, but not her beautiful country songs and some of her pop such as "Style" and "Blank Space". - DCfnaf

20 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.

I never understood the hate this band gets - christangrant

21 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
22 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.

Um...who the hell added them? - DCfnaf

23 cupcakKe cupcakKe Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.

Several of her songs carry good messages, and not all of her songs are about sex. You can't just listen to Deepthroat and say that you hate the artist

She's worse than cardi b and that says something - DaWyteNight

Nah, her music deserves hate, it sucks, it is some of the worst music I have ever listened to.

24 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 sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
25 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

Friday was horrible, but is Rebecca Black still relevant anymore? Rebecca Black is a one-hit wonder at best and the rest of her songs are mediocre. She shouldn't be higher than Dahvie Vanity and Chris Brown on the Worst Singers list.

She's not relevant anymore so she isn't getting hate anymore. - Skullkid755

People still call her one of the worst singers ever because of Friday...and she's just mediocre. - DCfnaf

26 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" .
27 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
28 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.
29 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

"All their songs are just power anthems." Wrong! Back in Black is about Bon Scott's death! You Shook Me All Night Long is about, well, night long love!

People hate this band for the most vague reasons mainly "all their songs are the same" - christangrant

30 Tom DeLonge Tom DeLonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, more.

He gets way too much hate, for either his singing voice, for the times he left Blink-182, and for his looks. First of all, just because Tom has some bad performances does not mean he cannot sing, I have seen videos where he can actually sing, Matt Skiba had some bad performances too, but I don't believe that he can't sing at all. Second, he left the first time to see his daughter, which he actually did, and he thought he would never return, so he started AVA. Plus, it was recorded in his home, so he can see his daughter, not somewhere else. The second time he left, he wanted to do more than just play in the same band, but Mark and Travis forced him to record an album in 6 months when he already had contract problems, he found it hard to commit to. Third, hating on someone for their looks is one of the stupidest reasons to hate a person. They hate him for gaining weight, or because his hair looks weird or whatever, or because he wears skinny jeans and a beanie. So what? He can wear ...more

Why does he get so much unfair hate? He is an awesome singer and a nice person in real life. Stop phrasing Taylor swift, while hating on Tom DeLonge. Just because he left Blink-182 does not mean he is a bad person. Dahivie vanity deserves every single hate he gets

31 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 and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.

A very mediocre singer, and not really a very good person when offstage. She deserves it.


32 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.
33 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
34 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

I think this band should get less hate.
Not all of their songs are "dumb and meaningless," songs like Walking Away and Rearranged have good lyrics (in my opinion) - wrests

35 Hey Ocean! Hey Ocean!

Awesome band

36 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. more.

Not that bad of an actress or a singer!

37 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

He's got a great voice and has a lot of awesome and extremely catchy songs!

38 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
39 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.
40 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.

Yes their Plagerizesm is horrid but they have since got what came to them and They are very hated on this site - christangrant

41 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

The "They are for Stoners" argument is invalid - christangrant

They are a band for stoners.

42 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.

No, they suck, get them off the list, they should get hate. Terrible vocalists, boring repetitive songs, bad lyrics, awful beats, worst music ever.

Ahahaa! THEY DESERVE EVERY SINGLE HATE THEY GET! Buttercup used high jump kick. It's super effective. BOTDF fainted.

Or she uses a tornado to suck the out of the planet. Buttercup rules.

43 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.

She's the least original pop artist of all time and her last album was so awful. - DCfnaf

44 GG Allin GG Allin Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting more.
45 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.

She is overhated, but I wouldn't say that she should stop getting hate because she has so much garbage that it's tragic. - DCfnaf

46 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 deserves hate, he is a pedophile, they don't deserve to be defended.

So you're saying that pedophiles who make trash music don't deserve hate? - DCfnaf

47 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.
48 Future Future
49 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.
50 Kidz Bop

No Kidz Bop sucks, they make terrible covers. Just look at what they did to All The Small Things, it is a disgrace to Tom DeLonge and Blink-182 in general.

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