Top 10 Music Artists that Aren't as Talented as Some People Say

These musicians aren't really as talented as some people might think.
The Top Ten
1 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 mean...he came up with some decent riffs, but otherwise he wasn't talented whatsoever. Nirvana's music is notorious for being easy to play on guitar and his lyrics were just a bunch of nonsense. I don't wanna sound disrespectful or anything, but he was quite untalented compared to other iconic rock songwriters and guitarists and half the reason people only like him is because he was attractive

He may have been influential (in a bad way), but that doesn't mean that he had tons of talent. He was actually quite untalented as both a guitarist and a singer. His songwriting was juvenile too.

2 Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas... read more
3 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

Mariah Carey is actually talented. She wrote a lot of songs to herself (with other songwriters as credits), produced some of her songs, has a five-octave vocal range (G#2-G#7), makes amazing vocal runs and riffs, and achieve insane success in the '90s and 2000s. She also achieved the first No. 1 Christmas song since "The Chipmunk Song" in 1958.

The problem with whoever made this dumb list is that you'll literally take ANYONE, ESPECIALLY those who actually have talent (like Mariah Carey). I don't know what you call "untalented" but Mariah Carey and half of the people on this trash list are far from untalented as you think they are

4 Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Pretty much everyone in Led Zeppelin is way more untalented than people say they are.

He did steal some songs but he improvised them and created his own style

5 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

Usually in defense of not that good singers I very often I read this: "his/her voice suits his/her songs". But this proves nothing. Of course the songs suit somebody's voice - they were written for his/her voice! Especially singers/songwriters who write songs for themselves. Do you think somebody would write a song for Ozzy that Ozzy couldn't sing? No, because it doesn't make sense.
Ozzy vocal skills aren't very special so all his songs are easy to sing. The level of difficulty of Paranoid is that of a kiddie song. War Pigs - Ozzy sings the entire song of 8 minutes using only one octave of his range!

6 Beyonce 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

People treat her like a goddess when the only thing she's a "goddess" at is using a crap ton of autotune and overexposing her body.

Not my style, but she's talented. Both as a singer and a dancer.

7 Kanye West Ye (born Kanye Omari West; June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer. He is regarded as one of the most influential, as well as controversial, artists of the 21st century... read more

Sorry to break it to ya, but Kanye barely has any talent.

8 The Rev James Owen Sullivan (February 9th, 1981 - December 28th 2009), better known by his stage name "The Rev" (Short for "The Reverend Tholomew Plague") was an American musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the former drummer, backing vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative metal/ metalcore... read more

I love The Rev, no denying. But even I know there are a lot of better drummers out there. I mean, I don't think its fair to compare him to Dave Lombardo or Mike Portnoy, considering their experience and The Rev's untimely death. The Rev could have been much better overtime had he not suddenly passed away though.

He's not the best metal drummer, honestly Dave Lombardo's a lot better in comparison.

9 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt. He's also in side-project groups such as The Network, Foxboro HotTubs, Pinhead Gunpowder,... read more

He is on 35th of "Greatest Rock Guitarists of All Time" list. Higher than guitarists like James Hetfield and Yngwie Malmsteen.

I absolutely love Green Day, but I will admit that he is not the best guitarist. Although, he has very iconic vocals.

I fw Green Day but this 1 singer is so overrated. There asre way better singers out there.

10 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

I totally agree with HiBye. Rev is overrated/people think he is good/isn't very talented. But that goes more for Lars.

Much better drummers in metal out there, even The Rev is better in some aspects...

The Contenders
11 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
12 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own... read more

The only song I like with him as a featured artist is "Let it Rock". Otherwise, I don't listen to his music.

I don't really listen to his music except when he's with Nicki...and I like it, so I like him. So yea c:

Nice joke. A pebble has more talent than Lil Wayne.

13 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.
14 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg... read more

Kendrick lamar is actually very talented, the only thing I get put off by is his voice, which can be a problem at times but he's really good as a rapper and as an artist.

15 David Garrett David Christian Bongartz, better known by his stage name David Garrett, is a record-breaking German pop and crossover violinist and recording artist.
16 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

Unfortunately, Rihanna is not as talented as other singers. Even though she's dominating with Fenty Beauty, she doesn't write her songs solely to herself, a talent that Taylor Swift had.

17 The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only... read more

Haven't listened to much by him but I'd say he's actually pretty talented.

Whoever added him obviously doesn't know Hip-Hop.

18 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

Do not say that she's untalented. Talent proves that she does a lot, a lot, a lot. Yeah, she can be overrated and writes songs about her exs, heartbreak, and revenge, but that does not mean she's untalented. She wrote a lot of songs to herself, especially in Speak Now, explores and improves her songwriting, creates poetic songs based on creations, improves her singing from earlier on, and does what she can to her fans. She's very talented, that's how I can prove it.

I don't really care about what other people say. sure, you may not like her voice, but have you paid attention to her lyrics?, and no, don't tell me about her singles, her singles have some of the worst songs in her catalog, but to the deep cuts, the talent in songwriting is evident and is top tier

19 Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer and film director. He is best known as the former drummer of the hugely popular 90s grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters. He has sat behind the... read more

He's a decent drummer but his guitar skills are mediocre at best his vocals are at most ok.

20 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

She is not talented in anything except making my ears bleed with her lame pop music and her awful voice.

I don't think no one praised her.

21 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.

To think about it, Selena really doesn't show much talent in her songs. I thought it was just her songs that weren't good then I decided to watch her live performance because some artists do better live (like Ariana) and no, her voice is still very mediocre and her performances are very dull.

22 Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

When people say "Honestly" or "To be honest", what they really mean is "In MY opinion", nothing more.

Honestly there's far more talented singers out there.

Mediocre and one dimensional vocalist.

23 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.

Excuse me! NO. He's immensely talented, whether you like his voice or not. He's got a remarkable vocal range, power, sustain and technique. His vocal range is 5 octaves, 2-1/2 notes! For comparison, Pavarotti range is only 2 octaves, 2-1/2 notes. I know about only 5 other singers who's got a range over 5 octaves. This is a rare talent. It's another topic how Axl wasted much of his talent and got a bad reputation.

He has one of the highest vocal ranges ever recorded, can play piano, and has written killer songs. He is very talented in my opinion.

24 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.

I truly think Bobby is one of the most talented musicians out there.. like, his voice suits his songs, I can't imagine him having a voice of Mercury and singing his songs. Also, his songwriting is probably the best out there along with Roger Waters, just listen to Boots of Spanish Leather, All Along The Watchtower, Jokerman, Hurricane, Girl From the North Country, Positively 45th Street, Idiot Wind, Visions of Johanna. He definitely shouldn't be on this list.

Edit: And I don't even think many people say he is talented (other reasons than his songwriting, which he is as talented at as people say), another reason he shouldn't be on this list.

25 Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R... read more
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