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

The Top Ten
1 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.

2 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop/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 get more and more hate due to their music becoming more and more poppy over time.

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

What happened to them?

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 Sia Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, referred to mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer and songwriter. She released her debut album in 1997 but mainly gained mainstrem attention in the 2010s. In 2021, she released the highly controversial film "Music". The film has received mostly negative reviews online.

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.

One of many reasons why I refuse to watch Finding Dory ever again.

5 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.

He was very well respected until he would soon be known as one of the biggest douchebags by many.

I don't think he's hated by many.

6 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

7 Morgan Wallen

This country singer was once well-liked but then his contract got suspended and he was blacklisted from US radio after a video of him saying a racial slur streamed on TMZ. However, before this incident, he was already hated for not respecting social distancing rules and for partying and making out with college-age girls.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.
The Contenders
11 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.
12 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.

13 Travis Scott Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and musician from Houston, Texas.

And don't get me started on Sicko Mode being played at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show instead of Sweet Victory. We SpongeBob fans will never forgive Travis Scott for that, and that happened before the whole Astroworld disaster!

Ever since the Astroworld incident, music fans have turned against him. Oh Travis, you used to have a soul 5 years ago when you stopped a concert to save an injured fan. But then you fell from grace when you stopped a concert just to protect your shoes and now, when people died, you just didn't seem to care and thought that they were cheering for you. Shame on you Travis

14 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.
15 DaBaby Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 22, 1991), known professionally as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby Jesus), is an American rapper who rose to mainstream prominence in 2019 after releasing several mixtapes from years before.

Mostly well liked when he broke through but has gotten a fair amount of flack since for saying some awful things and also for his music showing as pretty one note overall.

If DaBaby was a dinosaur, he'd unquestionably be the one that had 500 teeth.

16 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American alternative 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.

17 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.

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 Smash Mouth Smash Mouth is an American rock band from San Jose, California. The band was formed in 1994, and was originally composed of Steve Harwell, Kevin Coleman, Greg Camp, and Paul De Lisle.
20 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.

21 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.

Panic! At The Disco was better when it was a band and not just Brendon.

22 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.

23 Jon Schaffer Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".

Everyone who participated in storming the US Capitol should die of cancer, diabetes, or another severely bad terminal illness.

He was a well respected musician until he participated in the storming of the U.S. Capitol in early 2021.

24 Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., (born October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

He pulled all of Death Row's catalogue (except 2Pac and two other albums) from streaming services, and also stopped selling music on the Death Row official website to make it an NFT label. I hate NFTs, they ruin everything, and now I'm no longer focused on West Coast Hip Hop because it's not on Spotify right now since March 12th.

The Chronic and Doggystyle are available on Youtube. Not from the official channel though. Hope Youtube didn't take it down. Still, Snoop action was unacceptable. Not everyone own physical copies of both.

He was a classic, but then in the early 2010's he went downhill from his golden days (even during his collaboration with the former band Big Time Rush) & has been making sexually explicit songs along with songs about smoking & drugs. Plus he's become violent at 1 point in life & was convicted of murder.

25 Tory Lanez Daystar Peterson, better known by his stage name Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper and singer. He received major recognition from the mixtape Lost Cause and the singles, "Say It," and "Luv", which peaked at number 23, and 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 respectively.

He had a solid fanbase starting in 2015-16 but ever since he was accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020, he has become hated by many.

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