Top 10 Most Overrated Singers

You know those singers everyone fawns over, the ones whose faces are plastered on billboards and whose voices blare from every radio station? Yeah, well, some of them might not be as talented as their fame suggests.
The Top Ten
1 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

Beyoncé is the most overrated pop singer along with Miley Cyrus. My classmates never shut up about her. There are better female pop singers out there, like Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen, Janet Jackson, Ariana Grande, Sia, and Katy Perry.

She is just so bad at singing. I'm so sick of her voice. Her voice lacks so much talent, and she is terrible at vocals. And most of her songs are not made by her but produced by other artists.

She has no talent, and other artists make songs for her. The stupidest artist ever. So overrated.

2 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson (Michael Joseph Jackson; August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter. He passed away from cardiac arrest caused by a propofol and benzodiazepine overdose on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael... read more

His songs are good, but his singing and dancing are nothing special. I've never understood the hype around him. He didn't invent the moonwalk. Cab Calloway did in the 1930s. I wish more people were aware of this.

While he was a good entertainer, he wasn't the phenomenon everyone claims he was. I prefer Prince because he was a skilled musician, wrote all his songs, and had amazing stage presence. Michael merely danced around the stage, moonwalking, yelping, and grabbing his crotch. While he was talented in creating iconic songs like Thriller and Billie Jean, in terms of dancing and singing, he's extremely overrated.

3 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

Although her music is catchy, she isn't really that strong of a singer. Not strong enough to have achieved the level of success she enjoys. Her James Bond theme song has to be the second worst, only surpassed by Alicia Keys' and Jack White's "Another Way to Die." Alicia Keys should be on this list.

By the way, people who voted down Mariah Carey are likely just envious that they can't sing like her. Lady Gaga's vocals are often synthesized, but if you listen to her single "You and I," you'll realize how good her natural vocals are. Others who shouldn't be on this list include Kylie Minogue (only her songs from the 80s and early 90s are annoying. After that, she was outstanding), Michael Jackson (while he might not be the best singer, he isn't overrated when considering his performance skills), and Adele (one of the most significant vocal talents of all time. And don't mock her for her weight. I'd wager that some people rating on this site couldn't walk a block without collapsing. I hope they find a parking spot right next to the McDonald's entrance).

4 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

Look, I'm not denying her talent. She is talented. However, she's not as great as people make her out to be. Some might even say that people like her more for her looks than her singing talent. In my opinion, she's overrated.

She should be number one on the list of most overrated singers worldwide. Her songs are just so boring, and she can't even perform them live. What a shame!

Please, for the love of God, put her in the top 2 with Beyoncé. Nobody even likes Justin Bieber, so why is he on the list? Mariah did have a 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.

5 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears, born on December 2, 1981, is an American former singer and actress. She was born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. As a child, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows, such as "The Mickey Mouse Club," before signing with Jive... read more

I don't hate Britney Spears. I just think she was required to use an auto-tuned voice when it came to recording an album. There are some songs from her I like, such as 'I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman' and 'No Satisfaction'.

I feel bad for what happened to her in her personal life as well. Not to mention the lack of control over her life she had. She probably had no choice but to sing like that because that was what they wanted her to do. Not to mention how she became a phenomenon. I still liked some songs from her.

This singer is so bad. Her dancing is so bad and terrible, and her clothing is so inappropriate. She can't even sing. Don't listen to her.

6 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Swift is best known for writing personal songs and has won 13 Grammy Awards... read more

Oh my gosh! I am so sick of her. Why are all the girls addicted to her? Her voice just sounds terrible, and her songs are just so overrated. She has terrible rhythm that she makes addictive so people listen to her. There are way better artists than her.

I don't get why people listen to her. Her lyrics are terrible, talking about ex-boyfriends and stuff. Just quit singing. No one likes you, Taylor Swift.

Ugh, even her name disgusts me. My best friend is obsessively compulsive for Taylor Swift, and she never stops! It 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 strongly dislikes her, 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 it's just my opinion. She's way overrated if you ask me. Too many songs about boys! If all of her songs were based on a different boy, she has had way too many boyfriends. But, I strongly dislike her.

7 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".

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. However, he is one of my favorite rappers.

Do you like elevator music with vocals that span less than a full octave? Then, this is your man!

If I'm being honest right now, I have no idea why he's as overrated as he is. He seems kind of rude and, in my opinion, has a very generic, autotuned voice.

8 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".

Why isn't she number one? She is the worst out of all these boring modern pop singers. Her lyrics are so bad, and her voice! Oh my god! Her voice. She can't even sing. She just whispers, and people call that good singing! Stop listening to her. She is just terrible.

What a joke this one is! Her whispering could be used as a form of torture. And don't get me started on her always trying so hard to be edgy, when everything she's done has been done before.

She's not as bad or overrated as some on this list, but she's definitely overhyped. A lot of her teen girl fanbase claims 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 showcase decent singing, but most of her music is just generic radio noise.

9 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive... read more

There comes a time when we must evolve into new sets of music and explore more diverse genres. Yes, she is indeed a good singer, but if you played a clip of her singing without any reference to who she is, many would probably say she's just some random opera singer.

Yes, she was impressive for her age, but there are young singers out there who can and will surpass her voice in some ways. One day she'll grow up, and then what? She'll be just "another classical singer."

Regarding her musical talent, she excels in singing other people's songs. However, her writing still needs improvement. Of course, trying out an instrument wouldn't hurt. I'd be amazed if she were a master at the pipe organ, French horn, or even the bagpipes, which are among the three hardest instruments to play.

Overrated? Yes. Does she have the potential to move beyond that? Absolutely.

10 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 "It Ain't Me". 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.

This person is also super overrated. All her songs are terrible, and I don't get why people are throwing her money while she's performing on stage. Her fans are just too crazy about her, and her songs are very bad and stupid.

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.

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. She has nice music, and she's not an awful singer, but she is kind of overrated.

The Newcomers

? Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing... read more
The Contenders
11 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his... read more

I love 90s rock, but Nirvana just doesn't stand out lyrically or vocally. They had a great voice, excellent guitars, and fantastic drums, but their songs weren't the best.

It's such a pity. They had immense potential and emerged when the industry needed a change. If he had stayed, they might have become an outstanding band.

Not only is Cobain on the list, but he is also the most overrated white male next to Bieber. Apart from Bieber, your top 16 consists entirely of females or African-Americans. This makes it seem like a typical sexist, racist Top Ten list.

As a guitarist, he's overrated. However, as a musician and composer, he's not. He transformed rock music. For the worse, evidently. Yet, he reshaped the entire music landscape with just one song.

12 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... read more

Terrible voice and terrible tuning with repetitive lyrics. It all just repeats in the song Diamonds. Quit singing because no one likes your songs.

Her voice isn't very soothing to listen to. I don't understand the hype about her. I mean, she's talented, but she fails to deliver the melodies in her songs.

I am a Navy, but she is irritating. Her behavior up to 2010, and especially after 2016, along with all the controversies she's been involved in, makes me think she is overhyped. She's one of the best dancers and doesn't serve generic pop like many of today's singers.

However, she also hits the most false notes, even if she sounds good. She is a club singer, at best. Anti is proof that she decided not to practice anymore. As a result, she's not really a singer anymore.

13 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide... read more

How are Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj ranked above him? While he's not considered very overrated outside of TheTopTens, on this platform, people constantly praise him as "the best singer," "the most underrated singer," or "the most unique voice." Personally, I've never heard his music, so I can't offer a judgment on these claims.

However, he should rank higher because although people frequently discuss Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj, is the discourse ever positive? They seem more overhated than overrated. I'm not implying I'm a fan. In fact, I don't care for their music at all, but they shouldn't be on this list.

14 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age... read more

Terrible, god-awful singer. Should be number one. Sounds like he's talking when singing. He's only popular because of the Beatles and songwriting, that's it. He should be number one, not Beyoncé or Michael Jackson. Genuinely talented and amazing singers.

The MOST overrated singer! The hype of the Beatles was very overrated too.

Lennon was very influential, but Paul McCartney was definitely the better Beatles singer, in my opinion.

15 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

I used to love Ariana Grande, but now I just can't stand her! I loved her Nickelodeon TV show, and when she started her singing career, some of her old songs like One Last Time, My Everything, Santa Tell Me, Put Your Hearts Up, Break Free, Bang Bang, and Almost is Never Enough were actually good. But her new album Positions is so overplayed on Spotify, and I don't like any of her latest songs, especially her latest one called Yes, and? It's super overrated.

I even liked her voice better when she started her music career. It sounded deeper and super angelic, but now it just sounds like a squeaking child whining. She just can't sing like she used to. Also, she used to have appropriate lyrics, but now she swears too much in her songs, and the lyrics to her latest songs just don't make sense if you listen to them closely enough.

I liked her old songs a lot better, including her Nickelodeon TV show series. She put on great shows, but now she hasn't performed or gone on tour in a long time. I also can't believe she homewrecked a relationship. Her new song Yes, and? is just super annoying and bland.

She used to have good looks and look super attractive, but now she's just fallen apart. She's gotten slimmer, and the new blonde mid-ponytail just isn't it. So I'm sorry, Ari, but I like the old you better. I wish it was more like the olden days, and she should have stayed in acting, performing, touring, making hit songs and albums. I wish she didn't force her voice to be that squeaky kind of type. I liked her old one better. So yeah, that's my opinion.

16 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath... read more

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 his voice is terrible. Just because he managed to get some excellent musicians together for a fantastic metal band doesn't mean he's a good singer.

Ozzy is proof that drug abuse kills brain cells.

17 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

The industry needed a new RnB kid star after Michael, so they gave him a huge push. He was a gimmick that, against the odds, worked out. Extensive vocal coaching, detailed marketing, heavy production, and choreography training were invested in him. Despite all this, he remains mediocre in vocals. Songwriting is also an area where he doesn't seem to excel. In short, the experiment worked, despite the incomplete nature of the final product. Enough said.

18 Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He sang songs such as The A team and Shape of You. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Ed Sheeran is actually very overrated. Yes, he's a really good singer, but he sounds like tons of other male singers 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. It played a billion times, and it still plays today. I feel 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. How are his songs beautiful?

19 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.

People like Axl Rose make me ashamed to be a ginger.

This dude has serious anger issues.

Distortion doesn't make you a great singer.

20 Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. Before he was known for Linkin Park, Bennington was the lead singer of post-grunge act Grey Daze who was heavily inspired by Stone... read more

He's not a bad singer, but boy oh boy, he sure is overrated. Especially on this site.

His voice is powerful and his range is great, but I never really got the appeal of Linkin Park's music.

This guy with a girly voice isn't a rock singer! Let's get him to #1.

21 Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

He's an overrated rock star who is often hailed as an incredible artist. This acclaim seems biased, especially when people merely look at his band and then declare him talented.

Yes, he's definitely overrated. I find his voice annoying.

22 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... read more

A lot of her songs sound the same. Roar is the worst. I can't understand why this song achieved hit status because it sounds silly. And her voice is mediocre at best. However, she is quite attractive.

She started off really good, but eventually, she just started to use her body to promote her music. Eventually, all that was good about her was her music videos. Now she doesn't even sing anymore. She just does ads. The great have really fallen.

Katy Perry can't be this low, at least in the top ten.

She's incredibly overrated! "Roar", "Firework", and all her "good" songs are subpar.

23 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

There's a reason why every other singer in the grunge movement is dead except for Eddie Vedder. It's because he isn't good enough to be anything but a boring adult contemporary singer.

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... read more

Get her to number one. 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.

She's so overrated. I have no idea why people like her. Her rapping is mediocre. She can't sing.

Drugged guys and stole from them. Strike one. Crap songs, strike two.

25 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

Very annoying, talentless, and very, very overrated. When I heard she was going to be on American Idol, I quit watching it. I quit watching it when Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were on there because all they ever did was argue with each other. Honestly, I'd rather watch them argue than watch Jennifer Lopez tell people how good or bad they are at singing.

She really can't sing. She can perform though, and some of her music videos are exceptional. I'm surprised that she's been able to stay in the music industry for so long though. People only like her because of her performing and her body, honestly.

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