Top Ten Music Artists Who Are Most Likely to Ruin the World's Music Industry

PositronWildhawk
What has music come to in recent times?!?! J***** B***** and O** D******** driving everyone up the wall! And people actually listen to it, and call it the best. It's clear that the music industry is in tatters, but who is most responsible for this?

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.

This is one of those lists where its tough to choose just one to vote for. Nicky Minajs voice just gets annoying. She is only popular because she can say words fast, she doesn't even sound good doing it. One Direction is everything Slipknot is against. They are only famous because of how they look. If they had to go on stage like Slipknot they would loose a lot of fans quickly. I voted for JB because he is an annoying little prick insulting good bands (Metallica and Megadeth) and calls himself the Kurt Cobain of his generation. Drop dead. - Danielsun182

HONESTLY he is seriously annoying. His music isn't even THAT good. I don't understand what people see in him. ;.

It's JB. I don't have to explain it. - PositronWildhawk

Can we have marilyn monroe from heaven and trade her for justin beiber

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2 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.

She's crap and supposedly she's all about female empowerment. I don't get how because the lyrics in her music saw otherwise. She's a terrible role model (not that she's even trying to be).

In all honesty, is this crap what music is becoming?! If so, I will bail out of everything new in the music industry.

Justin Bieber belongs in the trash, and Nicki Minaj belongs in the recycling!

No she's isn't a stupid ho she's the worlds greatest female/ first rapper of all time

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3 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 ...read more.

I hate them so much. What does everyone see in them?!?! I can't understand it. - PositronWildhawk

Some of my classmates LOVE One Direction. It's so embarrassing. So they see in them - EpicJake

ALL the girls at my church love them, plus, I look like Nile, or one of them, so I've now become the so-called "cutest boy in church", not that I have a problem, but it is annoying, sometimes. - moonwolf

Do you hear the auto tune? It represents how One Direction is fake. They aren't even cute, and half of them can't sing. - ethanmeinster

Their fans just embarrass themselves loving the most talentless band ever - gemcloben

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4 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 ...read more.

Why is a woman beater in the music industry again?

Rap is the most ridicules thing in music - gemcloben

5 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.

Miley Cyrus used to be so nice and pretty! Look at her now. - Purplesingersky

Lord help us all if this girl becomes any more popular. - letdot52

She is one of the most likely people to crash it. - funnyuser

She is actually good but with long hair

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6 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur .

Should be put back into prison, before he releases any more terrible albums

Should go back to working in prisons.

He died down, but make sure he goes back into prison to prevent him from releasing more mainstream rap rubbish. - Swellow

Lazy boring rapper with no skill at all - DaWyteNight

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7 Tyga Tyga Tyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.
8 Olly Murs Olly Murs

The British JB who is so stupid that he has to go over himself in his songs. He didn't need a good short term memory to be famous, then, but you DO need a good short term memory to be a good musician, everything that Olly Murs isn't. - PositronWildhawk

His voice is just plain and boring and has nothing unique or special to it - gemcloben

9 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

Only raps about sex and drugs... Nonsense and people still like this

Id advise you too never listen to him, unless you want to torture yourself - gemcloben

I love ❤ his song holy grail

10 Silentó

The Newcomers

? Lil Uzi Vert Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.
? Lil Yachty Lil Yachty

The Contenders

11 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, ...read more.

Worst guitar fail ever in music. - gemcloben

He sucks and metallica is good as well as jay z

Lil Wayne should be in the top ten, his "music" is awful. - Imreallyboredrightnow

He helped kill hip hop. I'm not saying he's the one who single handedly did but he helped did it. He helped kill hip hop.

12 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor

U serious she's already beginning to flop with me too it's 39th she sucks now days

13 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 ...read more.

Get them in the top ten. Their fart like beats and middle school vocals are enough to say they ruined the modern rap playback industry. - Swellow

14 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.

Awful, cancerous, horrendous, torturous, annoying, pathetic, lame, cringe-worthy, sad, painful,...these are just a few words to describe rihanna, her "voice" (if you wanna call it that? ), and her music. She's managed to cause people severe ear and brain damage for over a decade now, how did she do it! - DaWyteNight

She is the bomb why would she listen to needed me because we need her to improve pop

15 Robin Thicke Robin Thicke
16 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

She's gonna ruin the music industry and the youth of america with her image.

Waste of time of listen this monkey's songs.

She is not ruining the music industry, more like making it better, she is the only reason I listen to today's pop music, without her, I wouldn't listen to modern pop music at all.

She's actually not dumb, she knows what she's doing. she has 140 IQ. its her fans who annoy me. - gemcloben

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17 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.

Again overrated - InsertCleverName

She's hot and amazing love her😽

18 Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius was born in Oklahoma . Jacob is a singer known for his top 90 hit Sweatshirt, which amassed over a million YouTube dislikes in less than a year, and other singles ABC remix and musical .ly clips. Jacob Sarorius has a YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other Social Media.

He looks like a little child in this picture and is he really dating Mille Bobby Brown?

He really sucks like honestly

19 Waka Flocka Flame Waka Flocka Flame Juaquin James Malphurs, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame or simply Waka Flocka, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.
20 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

She always dyes her hair. Oh and don't watch the music video of her song "Dark Horse". Its CREEPY! - EpicJake

Hey You! Get her off the list! - CN121

Awful and cancerous in so many ways, can't sing live, ugly squeaky voice. I almost died when I saw her at number 8 on the best female singers list. - DaWyteNight

She's sexy and amazing

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21 David Guetta David Guetta

Where dem girls at

WA! Who put David Guetta here? He is the best in electronic music! - SelfDestruct

22 Cardi B Cardi B
23 Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.

How come she became so famous for one song that sounds so similar to loads of other terrible things like it?!?! There wasn't anything that made her stand out, so why is she getting such undeserved recognition for one of the worst and most uninspired songs in the world?!?! If this sort of thing keeps happening, music is seriously going downhill. - PositronWildhawk

You can't judge her until you've heard her newest album. "E.Mo.Tion" It is truly fantastic. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

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24 Lil Pump Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.
25 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

Gangnam Style was good. But now, we have people calling the abomination that is Gentleman amazing as well as anything like it. Also, why is Danielle Bradbery on this list?!

Why do people like it? You can't understand it! Can someone translate this Gangnam Style? - funnyuser

He only made 1 song

26 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 ...read more.
27 Bhad Bhabie Bhad Bhabie
28 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.

Should be in the top 3! Beyonce is such a fake. NOTHING she does is her OWN. She's very stupid too. Listen to her interviews.

She can sing, but most of her music is terrible. - DaWyteNight

Biggest copycat in show business

I hate you guys! - JaysTop10List

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29 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

I'm not the biggest fan of Skrillex, but I would rather listen to him on surround sound than EVER listen to Nicki Minaj.

Skrillex in my opinion is awesome, if you don't like him, than I normally wont care... - MeaganSaysHI

I don't normally listen to dubstep, but when I do, I always listen to Skrillex. - Alpha101

He makes the best dance music

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30 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.

Hey he's still cool - MattDeBat

31 Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini
32 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.
33 Idina Menzel Idina Menzel

Oh, I was looking for this! Thank God! - istooduptoabully

Idina is amazing! How is she on this list?!

Hey Idina about your music career. I think u should "Let it Go" so we don't hear u anymore. - MrQuaz680

Frozen is overrated, but her voice is great

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34 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, als o known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B .o. B, and Lil Wayne . His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year .
35 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth
36 6ix9ine 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.
37 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.

HEY! Get her off the list!

Why bag her she can't keep her hands to herself, she is so sick of that same old love so why don't you come and get and then we'll slow down the sun so it would be good for you, she's telling us to kill em with kindness so GTH

38 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

He ran out of flows I guess... But the lyrics are still got. Still, he is much worse than he used to be. - SelfDestruct

His lyrics are always so creative. He is worse than he used to be but that's not the reason to be in this list.

Nobody deserves to be on this list eccept of Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. The world is just full of haters.

Just one idiot who sucks at rapping.

He shouldn't even be on the list - DaWyteNight

39 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 ...read more.

At least he's better than Lil' Wayne, at least Eminem doesn't rap about raping girls and sex nonstop, and he doesn't grunt like a drunk person who had crapped himself. - MeaganSaysHI

Eminem IS Just Awesome! - AlekhyaDas

He's probably on here because he started rapping with horrible rappers like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.

No his improving hip hop/ rap genre

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40 Crazy Frog

He is gone from the music industry now. But he also caused the second video game crash with crazy frog racer.
- SelfDestruct

41 Kidz Bop Kids

Yep! Kidz bop is gonna ruin the music industry by letting kids listen to totally inappropriate songs that are popular right now.

Make a terrible song cover with kids by ruining every lyric to kid friendly crap then BAM! "
, you've got a Kidz Bop Crap

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42 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 ...read more.

WHY is Adele even on this list?!?

I honestly like adele...

21 is one of the finest (and most overplayed) breakup albums ever. What the heck, list writers?

Finally she's her. Her voice is awful. Her singing is screechy. Her music could have been composed by a five year old.

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43 Trinidad James Trinidad James Nicholas Williams, better known by his stage name Trinidad James, is an American rapper based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
44 Migos Migos
45 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood
46 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.

She invented autotune, so she ruined it. She should be number 1.

Cher was actually the first person to use autotune in the industry. - Swellow

She revelutionized music, not ruined it.

47 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
48 Young Thug Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single "Stoner." Notable Albums/Mixtapes: Barter 6, Slime Season, Slime Season 2, I'm Up, Slime Season 3
49 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. ...read more.

They are so disrespectful.

50 Pitbull Pitbull

Thanks to Pitbull we have club hit rip-offs with douchebags 'rapping' through them. He mumbles the same words over and over again(even rhymes with the same words on more than one occasion), then say some Spanish with a repeating saxophone on the background.

And in every song he's in he ruins the value and made crossovers with pretentious pop-stars in clips a thing. How can an untalented cue ball with sunglasses get so much attention? I guess standards are low.

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