Top 10 Most Overrated Singers
She's not creative. She's barely an artist. Songwriters do most of the work here, and trust me, that's not the case for most singers. Sure, she has some good songs, but its just nothing too special.
OMG! Are you all so busted or something? Alright, I'll admit her voice is a bit accented, but EVERYONE has a accent, so Why are you all hating her for having one too?! I'll tell you, I don't think you guys who think she's bad can sing nearly as well. The Wold doesn't love her for NOTHING!
Can you even really call Beyonce an artist when she does nothing in the production of her own music? She just provides vocals for tracks that a team of 40 writers and producers scraped together in the most basic way possible to use her name to make money. Has this supposed "queen" ever released a noteworthy track that isn't a novelty song? All of her songs are remembered for some cheap novely. Irreplaceable? Its only known as the To the left song. Formation? That song would never have been big without the superbowl performance and music video that have literally nothing to do with the lyrical content of the song. Crazy in Love? While it is a great song and easily her best, I defy you to find me somebody in a club when this song plays who knows more words than just the chorus. Halo? Same thing as Crazy in love, does anybody even still listen to halo? Single Ladies? The song is only famous for a silly dance move and you are being very naive if you think otherwise.
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I never understood the allure to this whiny, pubescent sounding band, and DeLonge's voice is grating, like nails on a chalk board!
He is the creator of the best-selling album of all time, Thriller (1982), awarded 30 times platinum at the beginning of 2016. His other albums Bad, Dangerous and History are all among the best charting albums of all time and all reached the number one position in the US charts. ...read more.
Great songs, sure. I love listening to him - but even I agree that he's a bit overrated. Maybe his songs didn't age very well to modern taste, but I suppose he was just special at the time? I gotta say a bit overrated though.
I don't know how anyone can say he was not a prodigy in every aspect of music and dancing. He may have had issues in his personal life, but don't we all? It had to be horrible to be a public figure and have no privacy. Let's open our closets and see what kind of skeletons are in them. We are taught not to judge anyone yet he was constantly condemned for every move he made. He was brilliant and changed the world by his music and dancing. He is and always will be the most difficult act to follow. I have yet to see anyone come close.
His songs are good, but his singing and dancing really is nothing special. I never understood all the fuss over him. And he did not invent the moonwalk. Cab Calloway did in the 1930s. I really wish more people knew about this, because whilst he was a good entertainer, he really was not the phenomenon that everyone makes him out to be. I prefer Prince because he was a skilled musician, wrote all of his songs and had amazing stage presence. Michael just jumped about on the stage, moonwalking, yelping and grabbing his crotch. I admit he was talented for coming up with iconic songs such as Thriller and Billie Jean, but dancing wise, and singing, he's extremely overrated.
Don't get me wrong, I love Michael jackson. But I hate how he had tuned into the demigod of music after his death. It really gets annoying when the media and other mj fans claim he is the limit of musical talent when there are other equally talented and more talented artists out there. He is certainly innovative but he is overrated for all of the wrong reasons. The only reason he is under jb in this list is because of some sick reason most people on the internet want to bully this kid just because other people are doing it. People will claim they hate because he is douche bag for making some mistakes while they themselves ganging up on him and insulting him even before his "bad boy" transformation is not considered to be a fair description of that word.
The one of the most overrated singers ever together with The Vocal Trinity in general. Those singers in this group are very overrated and not that good. She sucks anyways.
To be considered the greatest of singers you must be able to consistently deliver astonishing vocal performances on a live stage. She never has. Her belts are nice and the whistle is cute but gimmicky and worn out. Her breath control is terrible and her runs are amateurish as is her overall live singing delivery. She sounds unsure and unskilled quite often.
Please for the love of god, put her in the top 2 with Beyoncé. Nobody even likes Justin Bieber, why is he on the list? Anyways, Mariah did have great voice back in the 90s, but she can't sing anymore. Yet her brain dead fans keep saying she's so godly. WHAT? There are so many singers that are doing better than her now. Adele, Beyoncé, Sia, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Lady Gaga, Tori Kelly, and even singers considered terrible like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus are better than her now. I also hate her attitude.
She is very talented, but kind of overhyped, in my opinion. (No hate, just criticism). I find it quite irritating how her fanbase always hates on other artists. For example, if someone praises a singer, one of those toxic stans says irrelevant things like "But he/she will never be as good as Mariah" or "Mariah is so much better." At this point, people start to become overrated.
Oh my god, no-one asked! If you don't like it then butt the hell out; you're not a part in any of this! We can choose whether or not we like Ariana Grande!
Anyway, she IS overrated. I do get where the haters are coming from. Everyone thinks she's SO amazing, and the BEST singer ever, but she's far from it. Every fan literally spoils her. She's just like every single other bland, unoriginal female singer in this generation. All of her songs are just like the other generic stuff that gets shoved down our throats these days. She's not that special.
Seriously?! All you people voted her just to insult a pop star, rather than defend her from all this tosh everyone's somehow supporting? I think she's lovely, whether you guys car or not. Haven't you heard her Quotes? 'Love you Quirks' She doesn't care if you all hate her.
I have literally nothing against Ariana Grande, however she pretty much just sounds the same like most of the other female singers whom everyone always wants to copy, whereas Tori Kelly actually has talent but recieves almost NONE of the recognition she deserves. Ariana can sing as well but people have got to stop comparing her voice to other people and saying that she deserves more recognition (when she's legit EVERYWHERE) like, come on you guys, she can't have EVERYTHING handed to her.
She has a good voice just people hype her up to be one of the best when she's clearly not. She's average to above average and people say she the best.
As much as there are some fine songs from her, what makes her overrated is her cult following. People worship her music, and its just a bit annoying knowing how disgustingly overrated she is.
Ugh, even her name disgusts me. My best friend is obsessive compulsive for Taylor swift, and she never stops! Makes me want to rip out my eardrums when I hear her sing. I tried to give her a chance, but I couldn't. My sister used to like her when she went through an awkward stage, but now she hates her very much, as do I. When my friend talks about her, I bite my lip to not say anything. I'm sorry if you like her and are reading this, but, my opinion. Way overrated if you ask me. Too many boy songs! If all of her songs were based on a different boy, she has had way too many boyfriends. But, I hate her, a LOT!
She's definitely the most overrated artist...I don't listen to her frequently but I find her biggest hits turn music industry nowadays into trash...a complete trash. I mean...Shake It Off can have the right beat you want but it's totally meaningless, same goes to Blank Space and boom! They got to the 1 Billion views. And sooner or later we'll be getting Bad Blood as another 1 Billion hit song from her..the world's definitely doing nuts. And on top of that, she sounds terrible without auto tune, she surely sounds soft and low but she totally sucks when singing pop...I mean, girl...leave Pop and come back to Country music, that's why your voice and songs need for. Definitely overrated...I mean, you don't expect to find a video without showing Mrs. Swift.
Taylor Swift needs to be higher on this list. I'm not trying to be hateful, but seriously! I hate how everyone acts like Taylor is a goddess and a queen when (in my opinion) her songs (the ones I've heard, anyway) are average at best, and I think Taylor's voice is only decent. She isn't nearly as great as everyone claims she is. And really, people? Taylor Swift is LESS overrated than MJ and Mariah?! Are you people serious? Come on! Taylor Swift is mediocre at best. She's not a queen, not a goddess, just an average pop star who every LOVES for some strange reason. Alright, Swifties, COME AT ME!
Overrated rock star that is often put as an amazing artist which is biased when people just look at his band and say he's good.
He is not that overrated. His music is just famous because it was old but good music.
Yep. Definitely overrated, his voice is annoying.
Led Zeppelin are overrated!
Although her music is catchy, she can't really sing that well. Not well enough to become as successful as she is. Her James Bond theme song would have to be the second worst, after Alicia Key's and Jack White's "Another Way to Die". Alicia Keys should be on this list.
By the way, the people who voted Mariah Carey down are just jealous that they can't sing like that. Lady Gaga is often synthesized but if you listen to her single "You and I" you will hear how good her actual vocals are. Others that should not be on this list are: Kylie Minogue (her 80's and early 90's stuff are the only annoying budgie songs, from then on, she was excellent), Michael Jackson (not the best singer, but not overrated for his performing talent) and Adele (one of the greatest singing talents of all time, and don't tease her about being a little chubby. I bet some people rating on this site couldn't walk a block with collapsing, hope you can find a carpark very close to the McDonald's entrance. )
She is a terrible singer, an obnoxious arrogant thief, a liar, poser and all around horrible person! Madonna can't sing out of hat! Just look up the truth about her and you'll find easily the truth about how she steals other people's lyrics, music, ideas and images. You can see the YouTube where she disses James Brown back in the 80's. She's a total ars hole. We never "needed" her but somehow we got her at the top because she stepped on broken bones and faces of the true artists as she stomped on them fracking her way to the top of the diamond staircase.
Madonna is a good pop singer but lets see who's better: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Janet Jackson. Of mostly female pop singers she's top 10 but she's in no way the queen of pop, it's hands Cher hands down. You can debate that she's better than Janet but that's it.
She's so ugly and her hair is too messed up and she can't even sing! It's so high and annoying and sounds like a chipmunk choking on an acorn! The 80's itself is overrated and she really proves that well enough. So if people defend her, then you really need to think straight. At least Taylor Swift has a voice! Madonna's highly overrated for sure! #NOTSORRY
There comes a time where we must evolve into new sets of music, and dive our ways into more expandable genres.
Yes, she is indeed a good singer, but if you went up to someone, played a clip of her singing without any reference to who she is, they would probably say she's just some random opera singer.
Yes, she was great for her age, but there are young signer out there that would and will be able to beat out her voice in some form. One day she'll grow up, and what then? She'll just be "another classical singer."
And as for musical talent, she's good within singing other songs. Her writing...still needs some work. And of course, it doesn't hurt to try and play an instrument. I'd be amazed if she were a master at the pipe organ, French horn, or even the bagpipes (easily the three hardest instruments to play).
Overrated? Yes. Potential to leave that stage? Yes.
Although I don't agree with Mr. SelfDestruct, I DO think Evancho is just the slightest overrated. Now for those of you who haven't disliked already and stuck around, I just have to say it! I don't exactly understand what the hubbub is! Take away the circumstance, and the age, and you're left with a voice. While it is a very pretty voice, it's only that! If we loved her as much as we do only due to the voice, then shouldn't we be hailing Pavarotti just as much? Once again, I don't dislike her, but I do feel that her age is giving a "boost" in her talent.
If she wants to gain more credibility, she should write a song or learn to play an instrument. Sorry, lots of people who have good voices, even great voices. You can go into a karaoke bar and hear good singers (okay, a lot of bad ones too). But the point is I can't name one Jackie Evancho song. She's young and has a great voice, but she is going to grow up and what will distinguish her then?
Search for any list related to singing...you'll find this star everywhere. Main problem I have is that she's chosen over legendary singers. The thing is, she's not that amazing. There are so many people that are younger that have much better voices that I've heard.
Even as a person who likes listening to Dimash, I can agree that Dimash is overrated to an extent. He does tend to oversing a lot, his pronunciation of certain songs isn't too great (which isn't really his fault), he doesn't really write much of his songs, and there are other singers (although very few) who are almost as vocally skilled as him. But I think the hate he receives is undeserved. Dimash is so good and talented that sometimes people will try to discredit him and use his skill as an excuse to hate him. Sure, sometimes he oversings but that's a testament to his skill. And yes, he can have emotion in some of his songs and covers, his knees can attest to that (if you know you know). While he may not have much emotion in his singing as some others do, his stage presence can make up for it. And the claims that Dimash doesn't have passion or emotion for music/singing is egregious... I mean why else would this man train 20+ years? Why else would he even attempt sing songs in 10+ ...more
Mostly was overrated over this site, before the bot problem stopped since the new update, any people outside TheTopTens wouldn't even know who he is or say "who is that?". (Maybe the people in Kazakhstan and other foreign countries know him). I admit I know him from this site thanks to the bots.
How are Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj above him? He's not very overrated outside of TheTopTens, but here, people always praise him as being "the best singer", "the most underrated singer" or "the most unique voice". I've personally never heard him, so I can't judge whether this is true, but he should be higher because yeah, people talk about Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj more but when is it ever positive? If anything, they're overhated. I'm not saying I like them, in fact, I don't in the slightest, but they shouldn't be on the list.
He is always singing like a robot with no emotions. Singing is not about range, it is about the interpretation of the song and the soul you have. He is usually over-singing and he sounds so squeaky on the high notes. He sings for showing off, not for creating emotional and enjoyable music.
They need to reboot a RnB Kid Star since Michael and the industry went and gave him a huge push! He was a gimmick that somehow worked out - extensive vocal coaching, elaborate marketing, heavy production and choreography training went into him! He is still mediocre on vocals but he made the industry a ton of money up to date. Songwriting is also something he doesn't seem to have a strong command of as yet... In short the experiment work, despite the incomplete nature of the total product! #EnoughSaid
He can dance but he sounds like a whiny little punk. Nothing special about his voice at all. PLEASE RETIRE, Chris!
He can't be number 22. Vote him up this list. His songs are worth nothing, and still get more views than owl city
He whines on every track. Can't hold a candle to Trey, Usher or any other singer.
He isn't the worst but he's far away from being the genius HE HIMSELF claims to be. His rhymes could be witten by 10 year old kids, his flow doesn't have any variations, the fact that there are so many other rappers out there with unique skills and great rhyming schemes etc that are way less successful and underrated in relation to him . He isn't the worst rapper, that is Tyga for sure, but he's the most overrated.
I just hate the fact that he even sees himself like that!
Any person who listens to hip hop will tell you Kanye West is one of the greatest and most innovative hip hop producers. His first few apbums are classics and prove his genius. The problem with Kanye is that he is an egomaniac who thinks he is the greatest artist of all time when he is not even close. Other than that I find Kanye to be humorous and actually quite inspiring actually. Just watch what he says sometimes in his interviews he's a unique thinker.
His music is not genius, after 2011 her released a bunch of horrible stuff, his songs are mostly annoying noise with no rhythm and cheesy lyrics people pretend they're good because "they're different".
This guy is a (also overrated) rapper, why is he even on this list? Failing miserably while attempting a Bohemian Rhapsody cover doesn't make you a singer.
I remembered when this cretin was shoved down our throats on the radio and the charts 24/7 from the late 2000s to mid 2010s. Nobody with a brain thinks she deserves to be called an icon.
Rihanna is truly overrated. And seriously what the hell is Michael Jackson doing here? He's the king of music. In fact MJ is underrated.. Pure crappy singers such asEminem, they are overrated.. And rihanna should be no.2 at least. NOT Michael JACKSON! He was truly talented than any other singers in the world.. People nowadays are such dumbasses. Voting MJ is overrated? Eminem should be number 1 and rihanna should be no.2
The girl has one of the worst voices I've ever heard, straight up. I don't care how catchy her songs are, her voice makes it impossible to really enjoy them. So basically she's the black Britney Spears.
She's overrated, mediocre & overhyped. She should be placed in Top 3 besides Beyoncé although Beyoncé is a 10x BETTER artist. There's nothing special about Rihanna besides the fact she's showing her ass, vagina & boobs 100% of the time. She can't sing, she doesn't write music, can't act, can't dance. She's simply good at FASHION and her fashion is also unoriginal.
His older content like Take Care was much better than his mediocre albums like Views and Scorpion. He raps well, but he wasted his talent with boring, autotuned top 40 hits. But he is one of my favorite rappers.
If I'm being honest right now, I have no idea at all why he's as overrated as he is. He seems kind of rude and he has a very generic, autotuned voice in my opinion.
Do you like elevator music with vocals that span less than a full octave? Then this; this is your man!
Overrated as hell, why does God's Plan have almost 20 billion views on Spotify it's such a boring song.
Terrible, god awful singer. Should be number 1. Sounds like he is talking when singing. He is only popular because of the Beatles and songwriting, that's it. He should be number 1 not Beyonce or Michael Jackson; genuinely talented and amazing singers.
The MOST overrated singer! The hype of the Beatles was very overrated too..
Britney Spears is a product of her time. A gimmick. She's mainly the reason why the pop genre was regarded as disposable music. Her songs sound way too outdated and they lack what it takes to be remembered as classics. No one in they right mind would listen to Britney for a nostalgic trip.
Besides, who the hell named her the "princess of pop"?! That title alone is why she's the most overrated singer ever.
Britney has songs which are well produced, she is really sexy and she can dance well but she has an awful voice.
Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson all have brilliant voices if wer'e talking about singers from Britney's generation, but she herself can't sing, I'm sorry.
That's why I don't understand why she is called the Pop Queen or something like that, Beyonce deserves this crown, not Britney.
Bruh, she lacks any vocal talent, and she uses way to much autotune. She moans way too much in her music, I don't know why people call her the queen of pop, when she really isn't. Her older songs like "Baby one more time", "oops I did it again" and "toxic" were good, but post-2004, she really fell off in my opinion.
I never liked Britney Spears and I feel like she is so 2007 a thing of the far past. I have watched some of her music videos and her lip syncing is terrible. She is unoriginal and I never really liked or listened to her songs.
Alright. I am a fan of Selena, but I'll admit that she is somewhat overrated. I think her singing is decent (and even good at times) but I'll agree that she has performances where she sounds awful. Her songs aren't bad, though they're great when I want to listen to something catchy, lighthearted, and fun. I think she is a good dancer and actress, and she is pretty, and she has nice music, and she's not an awful singer, but she is kind of overrated.
In what world is Justin Bieber overrated? Yeah, he's popular, but this is overrated singers. 95% of his "fame" is hate. Selena Gomez on the other hand is treated like a goddess. Personally, I find her music sort of generic, her voice is covered in autotune, people say she's good looking, but I honestly think she's average at best. However, I will give her props for her personality because she does seem nice.
WAIT WAIT WAIT, Gomez didn't make it to Top Ten?! Are you guys serious?
All the artists in the top ten are amazing singers/songwriters/musicians
( Britney may not, but she was forced to sing in the baby voice )
Selena isn't even close to being an amazing singer, she doesn't write her songs and definitely doesn't make her own music!
REAL Talented vocalists like Demi Lovato etc are always ignored in front of Whisperlena. She is a decent actor, and she should stick to that only! Maybe if Selena didn't have such a beautiful face, she wouldn't be so famous. OPEN YOUR EYES! GET HER TO number 1!
Her songs are overplayed. Although they've gotten better, they used to be horrible and never really had much of a meaning to them. Such as "Love you like a love song." And "If You're Ready Come And Get It."? Those were horrible songs. Sounded like a middle schooler wrote them.
Trash vocals. Only whispering. Trash lyrics. Most of her songs are ruined by too bold of a soundtrack that is not balanced, and includes too many different types of beats and synthesized rhythms. Almost like it was produced with Garage Band.
Best song by far: everything I wanted
She's not as bad or overrated as some on this list, but she's definitely overhyped. A lot of her teen girl fanbase claim she's "unique", "creepy", "quirky", and "not like the other girls" but when it comes down to it, she's just a moody, depressed, skater teen who makes generic mumble pop music and tries too hard for shock value. It's a shame, she has some talent, (some of her older songs have decent singing) but most of her music is just generic radio noise.
She can only whisper, which isn't even close to actually singing. When Billie Eyelash became popular at my school circa 2018/2019, I listened to Avril Lavigne instead because at least Avril can actually sing and doesn't sound like she has laryngitis all the time.
don't get me wrong, I love billie, but yes she is overrated. I wouldn't say she whispers though, she can sing with a powerful voice is she wanted to (like in wish you were gay and no time to die) and her songs aren't depressing, well some of them are, but most of them are not. If you're saying that her music is depressing, you're either following the crowd, you're depressed, or her music really IS depressing. But otherwise she's is a very kind person and doesn't deserve all the hate she gets.
Not only is Cobain on the list, he is the most overrated white male besides Bieber. Other than Bieber, your top 16 is all either female or African-American, making it your typical sexist, racist Top Ten list.
As a guitarist, he's overrated. As a musician and composer, he's not. He changed rock music as we know it. For worse, obviously. But he changed the entire music landscape with just one song.
It's been as long since Kurt's death as Kurt's death was from his birth, can we finally admit that his voice sounded like a sick cow?
He was good, but the greatest of all time? No way. Not nearly as good as people hype him up to be.
He's not a bad singer but boy oh boy, he sure is overrated. Especially on this site.
This sucker with girly voice ain't a rock singer! Let's get him to #1
Now I like Ozzy but I will admit he's overrated and not as good as everyone says. I used to listen to him a lot back then but since I got older and discovered Dio I realized that Dio was way better. Just my personal opinion.
He's a great lyricist, but is voice is godawful. Just because he managed to get some excellent other musicians together for an excellent metal band doesn't mean he's a good singer.
Ozzy is proof that drug abuse kills brain cells.
I don't know why everyone worships this man.
People like Axl Rose make me ashamed to be ginger.
This dude has got serious anger issues.
Distortion doesn't make you a great singer.
He sounds like a dying cat.
She's been kinda overrated ever since Melodrama, but she's underrated because people think she's one of the most disgusting female singers out there and her songs are so relatable to being a celebrity that lives an unglamorized life (back off Melanie Martinez fangirls).
You can barley hear her voice. I bet if she goes any higher, then she'll Sound More horrible then she is now, but her lyrics are great. VERY OVRRATED!
Her music is not my type and I don't know I've seen her perform her live she was not that good of a singer. (sorry)
Her voice is kind of annoying, but her music is way better than most modern pop.
Get her on #1. She has horrible songs, the only good song she is in is girls like you, which is only good because maroon 5 is in it and not only her crappy voice.
I heard a bunch of her songs and while I don't think their bad they leave a lot to be desired. She could be an actress tho, shes got the charisma. Plus shes pretty hot.
This stupid hoe is so annoying! Walrus voice! She thinks she is so swag, but she cowered when it came to Candace Owens! She also supports Joe Biden, which makes her even worse!
Ghetto trash, don't like her or her hoodrat gittersnipe ways. She should've been locked up when she admitted to drugging and robbing people and setting up people with transgenders. This is the trash that people make famous, not doctors, lawyers, scientists
or people who make positive contributions to society, but this hoodrat? I'm so done with this world.
Ed Sheeran is actually very overrated. Yes, he's a really good singer, but he sounds like tons of other male singers who I've heard non-stop in the late 2010s last decade. First off, he sounds like Justin Bieber (kind of), because once I thought Shape Of You was made by JB. Secondly, I got super tired of hearing Perfect, like it played a billion times and it still plays today. It's like I could never catch a break from that song which is why I hate it so much.
He is too overrated and so are his songs. I honestly don't think his voice is THAT good and how are his songs beautiful?
Boring songwriting. Decent voice but melodies and intervals never vary that much from song to song.
The male Taylor Swift, he can write but his albums have tons of filler, he stopped being good in 2017.
She is also is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She won 4 Guinness World Records, 5 MTV Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 16'ASCAP Pop Music Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 14 People's Choice, 1 Juno Award, 2 Myx Music Awards, 3 NRJ Awards, 6 Teen Choice and a Brit Award. ...read more.
A lot of her songs sound the same. Roar is the worst. Why this song made hit status is beyond me because it sounds stupid. And her voice is mediocre at best. She is pretty hot though.
Katy Perry can't be this low. At least in the top ten.
She's as overrated as hell! Roar, Firework and all her "good" songs are garbage.
She tends to go off key when performing live. Her best performances are just good but not great.
I used to like Katy Perry, but like all stars she got influenced and lost the touch I liked about her.