Top 10 Music Artists Who Went from Being Loved to Being Hated

The Top Ten
1 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

They went from being a nice band to one of music's biggest sellouts.

2 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.

He was never a great act by any means but around 2008 he was starting to show some potential with "Forever" being really good "With You" decent and also writing "Disturbia". Everything after that has ranged from mediocre eg Yeah 3×, to outright reprehensible Deuces.

He was first seen as a promising young talent, but ever since the Rihanna incident, he became America's public enemy number 1.

3 R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and convicted sex offender. He has been credited with helping to redefine R&B and hip hop, earning nicknames such as "the King of R&B", "the King of Pop-Soul", and the ...read more.

Lost his "king of R&B" status after being accused of multiple sexual scandals.

4 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 ...read more.

His music was really groundbreaking when he started, but then his ego took the better of him.

5 Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

The fact that this creep & his band even name themselves after serial killers is downright disrespectful to the actual victims of said killers.

His act has always been polarizing but now that he's been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, I don't think anybody wants him around anymore.

I never liked him

6 Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
7 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
8 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 ...read more.

The group became a victim of its own success. More specifically, they sparked outrage when they dropped a free album in everyone's iPhone in 2014 without consent.

9 Ted Nugent Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and far right activist. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of the Amboy Dukes, a band formed in 1963 that played psychedelic rock and hard rock.

He was a well-respected musician until he got too political.

10 Sia

Ever since she made that ableist movie called Music, Sia has fallen from grace. Not only was she heavily criticized for casting Maddie Ziegler over an actor on the autism spectrum to portray a teenage girl who has autism, but her reaction to critics was just immature and her apology did not change anything as the damage was already done.

She went from being well liked by many people. Now she went downhill by becoming an abiest, supporting autism speaks, not taking criticism and her new movie "Music" being terrible. It's highly disappointing to see another famous female singer fall from grace. I don't know if she is going to redeem herself after this.

I just feel the need to add a couple things. This isn't as big a deal but even before making that movie her music seemed to be declining and I think people were losing interest in her.

Also about the film people always mention the casting of the non autistic Maddie Ziegler but worse in my opinion was that I'm pretty sure Maddie didn't want to have any part of the movie and was pressured/bullied into it.

The Contenders
11 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Provo, Utah, and are now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their ...read more.

Imagine Dragons have always been pop-rock, exactly HOW are they sellouts?

Aside from that, this is sorta true.

First a promising alternative band, then a musical sellout.

12 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Once a promising up-and-coming female rapper, now a disgraced artist who has burned bridges left and right and made horrible songs.

13 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.

Another band who were once great until they sold out by infusing trap/electro into their music and collaborating with DJs like Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.

14 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

They're still good but I understand why some people hate them nowadays. I think it's mostly due to Brendon Urie being the only member left and directing PATD all on his own.

15 Chicago Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1969. The self-described “rock and roll band with horns” began writing politically charged rock music, and later moved to a softer sound, generating ...read more.

They went from being a great rock band with horns to making only soft rock ballads. They're pretty much the 80s equivalent of Maroon 5 in terms of selling out.

16 Lostprophets Lostprophets were a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd, Wales formed in 1997. Founded by lead vocalist and lyricist Ian Watkins, bassist Mike Lewis, drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze, they were originally a side-project to hardcore punk band Public Disturbance.

Their lead singer is now in jail after being convicted for pedophilia.

17 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". ...read more.

Despite being metal legends, Metallica has had some bad press in the past few years. Their lawsuit against Napster painted them as money-hungry and they also released albums like St. Anger and Lulu that damaged their reputation.

18 Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.

He is undeniably one of the greatest guitarists of all time but his statements against lockdowns and the health pass have damaged his reputation. He even released some songs against the measures that prevent COVID-19 from spreading.

19 Van Morrison Sir George Ivan Morrison OBE is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and record producer. In 2016, he was knighted for services to the music industry and to tourism in Northern Ireland.

He is undeniably a legend but as with Eric Clapton, he damaged his reputation by releasing multiple songs against lockdowns and other measures taken to fight against the spread of COVID-19.

20 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

This band had a good thing going back in the day, with their Self-Titled debut and 'A Beautiful Lie'. Over the years they became more polarising, but by the time they released 'AMERICA' that album was almost unanimously hated, and the band at this point were just phoning it in.

21 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". ...read more.

Her music is polarizing but as she became famous she became more known for her beefs than her music.

22 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 ...read more.

I think this one is debatable. It's true that a lot of fans were sorely disappointed when their latest album One More Light came out. LP was accused of selling out at the time but then Chester Bennington took his own life, which toned down the hate. At the moment, I would say that Linkin Park are still a beloved band although some people will obviously hate them.

23 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 ...read more.
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25 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
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