Top 10 Most Overrated Music Artists

The Top Ten
1 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English hard rock band formed in London in 1968 as the New Yardbirds. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums) and was very much the child of Jimmy Page who even financed their first tour. He had tasted ...read more.

Led Zeppelin is very bad band, always plagiarising and no originality and people like this excuse of a band.

No doubts! Led Zeppelin is the most overrated artist in my opinion.

I very like this band. But rock is not just Led Zeppelin!

It's been proven that they stole most of their music - the good ones came from old blues

2 Beyoncé 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.

Beyonce is very much overrated. She a copycat and a thief. There isn't an original bone in her body. She is very shady and her fans are mean. She doesn't even try to ask them to chill out. Her song "formation" had nothing to do with black power, it's more like Beyonce power because the song is all about herself and "defending herself" cause of the haters. It even pushes sterotypes. She claims she's a lady but ladies don't walk around half naked shaking their junk in your face and telling the world what she does behind closed doors. Also she claims to be for the black community but when bad things were happening to the black community she was silent. She's even at one point wore a coon/Sambo jacket (a racist depicton of a black person). If you don't believe me look it up. This woman is a walking contridiction who ONLY does something to further her only agenda which is to be rich and famous. Sadly no one cares or notices cause she's pretty, can kinda sings and dance. I wish the world ...more

Admittedly she is a good singer, but I've never felt she was as talented as her "goddess" praises fans proclaim. in my opinion she's not even one the most talented of her generation.

If screaming, yelling and shouting equals slaying if I'm to use today's language then...

Definition of tasteless pop garbage. And her fans are literally the worst.

3 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. ...read more.

Date a guy, dump the Guy, make a song to portray yourself as the victim, repeat.
There, I have just summarized Taylor Swift's discography in four steps.

It's one thing to be a musician, but be a little creative. And creative is one thing she's NOT. It seems like all she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people, and nothing else, which gets kinda boring after a while. She is NOT creative AT ALL when it comes to her music.

Snakelor uses feminism to promote her own album sales whilst simultaneously taking down other women who don't immediately agree with her. Despite this she is hailed by her fans as a feminist queen, which is the opposite of what she really is. She can't even hold one note for longer than two seconds and constantly plays the victim.

Proof that dreamy eyes, cute face and hot bod still takes you places. I asked some friends that listen to country to take her back. They said no way!
I have an 8 year old granddaughter. So I have to listen to this whenever she in in the vehicle.

4 The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

These guys are the definition of overrated let's be honest the only reason they are relevant is from the nostalgia from when they were on Disney Channel. Nothing sets them apart from other groups and their music is mediocre in my opinion. Deservedly in the top spot.

by the way overrated doesn't always mean that the artist is bad for example the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Eminem are on this list despite massive critical acclaim and tons of fans. They are examples of good artists that are overrated to an extent. The Jonas Brothers however, are both overrated and bad.

Yeah, you people hate Kurt Cobain and Eminem and Metallica and all of those great people? Tell me, what's so great about the Jonas Brothers? Beep, nothing. They have been making mediocre music for WAY too long, I'm fed up, all the straight guys are fed up, they're only going on because Disney-addict girls love them and gay people love their skinny jeans. Period. They SUCK. Please disappear, guys.

While they are definitely overrated, the Jonas Brothers shouldn't really be on this list. The list is about the most overrated MUSICIANS. These guys are just a product of marketing, just like Myley Cyrus, GLEE and all that other crap and as such I don't really consider them musicians.

Eminem is okay, 50 Cent was a soldier, Led Zepplin was alright, Metallica is awesome, and The Jonaas Brother suck. Not as bad as Justin Bieber or Miley 'Cryus' but just bad enough my ears bleed.

5 The Beatles The Beatles were an English pop 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 with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways.

The Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, from 1965 onwards including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). ...read more.

Beatles weren't bad, but there are many bands, even of their time that were as good. Beatles before Sgt. Peppers were played pretty cheesy garbage. I like what they did after Peppers, but they still don't come close to the Stones or Bob Dylan in the early to mid sixties, and while they were good in the late sixties, they can't hold a candle to Hendrix, Cream, and again the Stones. They were also bested by earlier acts such as Chuck Berry and Little Richard. However my overall opinion of 50's and early 60's rock is negative given it was stolen from blues, and the likes of Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, BB King, Albert King, Robert Johnson...etc. make the Beatles sound silly in comparison.

It's funny how each comment against The Beatles has the same number of thumbs down. Almost as if a Beatles fan got upset that their dad's - oh sorry - their favourite band was on the list and thumbed it down without even reading what they wrote. The Beatles made generic pop music to appeal to the masses. Nothing they ever did was especially experimental or groundbreaking and yet people still hail them as the greatest band ever.

Anyone with any taste KNOWS the Rolling STones are so much better and just as old and groups just a couple years after like the Who, Queen, Nazareth etc are SO much better technically. John lennon was a disgusting narcissist who preached peace while beating his wife and leaving his first son out of his life. He was Gross. And is immortalized as some martyr, just what he would have wanted.

I don't understand why The Jonas Brothers are number 1. Isn't this list supposed to be made of Overrated artists? WHO THE HELL OVERRATES THE JONAS BROTHERS? Obviously I rather listen to The Beatles than to The Jonas Brothers but in my understanding of this list I'm voting for The Beatles because:

I think they are THE MOST OVERRATED OF ALL TIME! They were nice but saying that they influenced Led Zeppelin (which by the way I don't understand why they are in this list ridiculous), Nirvana and every band in existence after them is just way uncool and makes me angry because they weren't that great.

6 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 to front the band. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band.

The embodiment of corporate rock. Stupid looks and a prefabricated and derivative discography.

You know rock elitists are the dumbest people on planet Earth when their fanboyism prevents them of realizing the flaws of this band.

I think when all music is considered, AC/DC is pretty good. BUT! Whenever people mention rock from the 70s and 80s, AC/DC is SO loved. When it comes to back in those days, I think many other guitarists are better. There are also way better drummers and better lyrics. One of the things I do like are the bagpipes, and I like them a lot. But just because I like them, doesn't mean I won't admit they're overrated.

Actually, they're overrated. I think they wrote only 2-3 good songs, they are a great band to know rock, but after that there are many others musicians better than them, with greater riffs and melodic lines (not only the "aa" of Thunderstruck).

The most overrated hard rock act of all time. I turn off the radio whenever one of their songs comes on.

7 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 Rock, Hip Hop and Techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The Roots and Aphex Twin.

The band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was released in 2000. The album was certified diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their song ‘In the End’ is considered to be one of the best rock songs of the 21st century. Linkin Park has sold over 68 million albums worldwide and have won two Grammy Awards. They released 7 studio albums, and their most popular songs include “Numb”, “In The End”, “What I’ve Done”, and “New Divide”. ...read more.

It depends they are overrated by a lot of music fans and casual listeners but I would also say they are overhated by many people who say they have no talent at all. Also most critics don't think much of them which is where I am I think they are an okay band not particularly good or bad.

Linkin Park is On EVERU 'good' list. These talentless hacks should be nowhere near the Top 50 in any 'Best' list. They are overpraised and deserve a billion times more recognition than what they are supposed to get. They are awful at all costs and the most overrated thing ever made in mankind. 0/10

They are good but brought nothing new to music! Rap & Rock? Run DMC did the first mega rap rock hit with Walk this way! which fused both genres perfectly! Rap & Metal? again no! bands like korn were doing rap metal a few years before them! yet their fans give them all the credits for it! they do have some good music but nothing classic! their fans overrate tem toom much!

They're good, but sometimes people go too far with their praise for the band, especially for Chester Bennington...

8 BTS BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013. RM is the leader and the other members are V, Jimin, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, and Jungkook

I don't understand why people like them so much. They have no musical talent whatsoever, and their songwriting skills SUCK. Listen to this:
"Sing song when I'm walking home, jump up to the top, LeBron".
That's literally a piece of their song. Not kidding. They're way overrated.

9 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

This band is not artistic, they suck. How can you people say that zeppelin, hendrix, and avenged are overrated they're great? The beatles are great, but I can see where you're coming from since everyone always says they're the best. As for Metallica, Lars Ulrich needed pro tools to keep him on time.

Eh... when it comes to the emo wannabe quartet (Green Day, Panic, Fall out Boy, and My Chemical Romance), I'd say these guys are the most underrated. They've only had one huge, the fanbase isn't anywhere as powerful, and they have quality to back it up.

Especially bad... Avenged Sevenfold suck too, but there are absolutely no words in modern language to describe how awful they are.

My Chemical Romance is some whiny pretentious emo and how talks about average emo things and they suck.

10 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.

"Best rapper ever? " That's just insulting. Eminem had 3 good albums and a sub-par one, so he's the best. Meanwhile rappers like Nas and LL Cool J get swept under the rug because this guy hogs the spotlight. Andre 3000 is a better rapper than Eminem, Nas is a better rapper than Eminem, and J. Cole is a better rapper than Eminem. I've also seen people say the Recovery is better than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. What a joke. MBDTF was amazing, while Recovery would earn itself the proper Grammy if "Let Down Of The Decade"

72? Queen at 16? I cannot go to any music lists without seeing these annoying Eminem fans. I rate this sexist and homophobic excuse for a rapper 0/10.

It baffles me on how this sellout isn't even the top 10. He is EASILY the most overrated musician of all time.

I don't like him. He's too loud and overly obnoxious.

The Contenders
11 Coldplay Coldplay are a British pop 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 themselves "Coldplay" in 1998. Before making their debut album, they recorded and released three EPs: Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999, and The Blue Room in the same year. The Blue Room was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone. ...read more.

Most of the songs sound VERY similar! Not much variance and lyrics are a bit sappy. I figure most all fans are women and the men who like them may bat for the other team.

Chris Martin wants desperately to be Thom Yorke. This is true.

This band used to good...

12 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.

Totally agree, his singing awful, he made rap music mediocre, and he is among the most narcicistic human ever! Most of his so called great accomplishment are self-proclaimed! A great artist doesn't consider him or herself great! They just are!

His music has always been a bit bland and been in the "Over-Rated Pop" category. I'd say at least mediocre.

This guy thinks he's some kind of deity. He is regularly the weakest on his own songs.

Lift Yourself is the greatest song ever, what are you on about?

13 Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Honestly, I used to be a part of her fanbase. But now I realize I don't like her music as much as I thought I did. The fact that I used to be in her fandom kind of made me think that I like the ones that I don't like as much. But I will admit. I DO like some of her songs, her songs have good meaning, and she is a great person. Although I don't like her music as much, I like her as a person.

No offense to anyone who likes her but I am starting to grow out of Melanie Martinez. I am starting to realize that she is just a more creepier and emo version of Halsey with an even more toxic fanbase.

14 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell, known professionally as Billie Eilish (born December 18, 2001) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her songs "When the Party's Over", "Bury a Friend", "Everything I Wanted", "Happier Than Ever" and especially "Bad Guy".

Nothing special. Makes money off of her young fans by acting sad. Bad Guy has been the most overrated song in the last century. Also wins awards by doing nothing.

Her songs are generic. there exist some artists with great skill but ends up having around 50k subs maybe less while she shows no skill and has more than 20 mil

I don't see what's so good about her. I've listened to her best song bad guy and don't know what's good about it.

Overrated. Good music but definitely not a genius.

15 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 maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

The Edge doesn't play guitar as much as he plays pedals.

16 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.

The members have released better material after going solo... All of them!

Watermelon Sugar is a decent pop song that would have never been produced under the 1D brand.

Come on lets be honest. These guys are totally overrated. There are much better bands out there than 1D. They are only popular because of their looks and the kids and pre teens who worship them. They aren't that good people. Not compared to many other bands. I'll respect Simon Cowell for putting them together because the man does know how to get the most income, even if it isn't talent based.

This has no talent at all, they can't write their own songs, they do autotune, they use loop every choruses, famous because of the looks, over played at the radio which makes their garbage stuck in peoples' heads and the Idiot named Niall thinks he can play the guitar if he can just strum a 3-chord song which is very easy for 6 year old kid, he bought a Gibson Les Paul I bet that guitar was crying for a real guitarist and they make ugly synth beats.

So overrated. They don't really have good talent but of course they had to win the X Factor because all the girls had to vote him from their boyish looks. Even worse, they went to North America which then got really annoying. How is One Direction even 96 on this list? They should be in the top 10!

17 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. ...read more.

He can carry a tune but so can a lot of people. He isn't a song writer. He isn't even a great musician, he's a manufactured product of a crappy music industry and is marketed to young teen girls. He has catchy songs but so does Britney Spears doesn't make her a great singer. (She's not) If Justin had any musical talent other than just singing on key that would be different but he is basically replaceable by another good looking kid singer. Mark my words, in a few decades, no one will even really remember him at least not for his music, maybe for his crazy antics. He has nothing "great" about him and his music will not stand the test of time.

How the hell is this cretin still relevant after so many scandals? Other celebrities got their lives ruined because of much less.

I hate Beliebers, they only like him for his looks and not his music. Music is the whole point, things aren't all just about looks. And no, Justin is not cute or hot, and his music sucks.

This guy(if he is one) has absolutely talent. He relies on autotune and lip syncs when he performs live. He abuses many people including his own fans. Definitely the most overrated.

18 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock/pop 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. ...read more.
19 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy ...read more.

Ariana is so overrated it hurts. She's so bad at singing! She sounds like a dying cat and a dog whistle remixed into a voice. And poor Ariana was "blessed" with such a high and screechy voice. Everyone loves her for no reason I can identify. She only had a temporary acting gig and became slightly inappropriate and "attractive". I say she is way too loved for no reason.

Ariana has overstayed her welcome in the music industry. A talented voice is not the only thing you should have, but she relies on that and makes overproduced pop music that's bland and kind of boring.

I just want to shove her down a garbage truck. Her stupid voice is so annoying and whiny. She sings like she sucked the entire air out of a balloon. I hate her. Yea Arianators, come at me

Honestly Ariana herself doesn't annoy me. She doesn't come up that often in my life. It's those little arianators that are annoying!

20 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".

He's one of those rappers who doesn't say he's the best or pretends. Plus points because he's a meme. But any rapper who makes cash like that gets a vote from me.

His 2018 hits all went straight to #1 on the Hot 100 despite not really being that good, and In My Feelings is god-awful but has been #1 for 9 weeks.

In My Feelings s overhated but he gets hate but he also gets way too much fans too so therefore he overrated.

He's such a bubble gum soft rapper and is not even worth listening to.

21 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

Has everybody getting tired of her new songs and performance? Well, so do I because she bores the hell outta me. Another thing is that she made the people of Colorado mad at her for bringing fake guns, which means that they had a fear of gunfiring just like the movie theater while watching Dark Knight Rises!

She was great in the 80s but today there's nothing really good coming out.

Desperate to relive glory days...

I only like one song. Overrated.

22 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.

The one thing that bugs me about Mariah is her inability to make a consistent album. Somebody needs to watch over her while she's making these albums, because you don't put a super upbeat song, then a sad emotional ballad, then another upbeat dance jam, and then a mid tempo just at the start of the album! Her songs are great as stand-alone songs, but trying to listen through her albums is very hard. I also think she lacks emotion in her ballads, a lot of the time I find her ballads very boring and unfinished, and I actually love good ballads. Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Nicole Scherzinger, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Whitney Houston, all of these artists have made some great ballads. They have the right amount of emotion where they can make you just feel it in your soul, and even get emotional. Mariah does not have that. She's much better at making upbeat songs, or sexy songs. Ballads are not for her. Sometimes her voice even cracks in her more recent ballads, no thanks!

I don't like a single song. I don't know why poeple like her maybe because of her huge ass

23 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a pop-punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) Tom DeLonge (Guitar, vocals) Scott Raynor (Drums). Raynor was fired from the band in 1998 and replaced by drummer Travis Barker. They got into mainstream after the album "Enema of the State" Tom DeLonge left the band in 2015 and was replaced by Matt Skiba.
24 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. Born and raised in New York City, she became an Internet celebrity by achieving popularity on Vine and Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York, which depicted her pursuit of her music aspirations. She released two mixtapes—Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1 (2016) and Vol. 2 (2017), before signing with Atlantic Records in February 2017. ...read more.

Way over-hyped. Her music is just talking about sex with no meaning and a bad beat. It's "Party Music" at best.

Honestly, all she does is speak words and call it rapping, and wear barely to no clothes. So overrated.

Her "songs" are simply annoying and irritating noises with a voice trying to rime.

How is this #54? Cardi B is a Z-Tier overrated nasty piece of steaming hot massive garbage trash! Every 14 year old (especially girls) other than me love the living crap out of her and I can't stand it anymore!

25 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and ...read more.

At best, they're mediocre. They don't really have any creativity or uniqueness in their songs, and really try too hard to be edgy and appeal to a "hip" audience.
Their music isn't that good to me. It sounds really bland after a while. Especially songs off Blurryface.
But what makes them overrated is the fans. They treat them like the greatest thing to ever exist because their songs apparently are "relatable." They hold little to no tolerance for people that don't like them (like moi).
Me being as old (and likely older) as most of their fans, I don't see the appeal. They're like a suburban white trash band who got rejected from the club downtown.
So yes, their music isn't the worst, but definitely the most overrated today.

The problem with this band is that they think they're so edgy, but they're really only appealing to the white girl who thinks she's edgy but really not. This sort of alternative rap-rock could've been pretty good, but they catered to the most suburban audience I can think of.

My friendship was ruined because of TØP. My friends was so obsessed of them that when someone (etc me) said "I don't like them. They're ok but I prefer Nirvana and Coldplay", they yelled at me for being the worst person in the world because I don't like them.

Complete garbage. The only song of theirs that's kind of ok is bohemian rhapsody... BUT EVEN THAT DESTROYS A CLASSIC! That's their biggest strike for me. The bohemian rhapsody is one of the all time greatest songs and to remake it the way they did is an atrocity. TheI only true fans are the Starbucks going girls that can't live without an hourly injection of pumpkin spice. There's nothing artistic about moaning into a microphone and whaling.

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