Top 10 Most Unfairly and Harshly Hated Musical Artists

The Top Ten
1 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.

Justin Bieber is best known for his songs "Baby" and "What Do You Mean". He currently has seven videos that exceed 1 billion views on YouTube, which are "Baby", "What Do You Mean?", "Sorry", "Love Yourself",... read more

I'm not surprised Justin Bieber was on this list. Do I approve of spitting on people? NO. Do I approve of cheating on one's wife? NO. But do I approve of acting like Justin Bieber is the worst person on the planet just of these things? No.

I never cared for his music, but he always got too much hate. When he was younger however, I'd say he deserved it as he did really stupid things, but nowadays he seems to have matured. Hating on Bieber was cool in the early 2010s in middle school.

He's a bad singer and all, but y'all hate on him too much. He's at the top of basically every list containing the word "worst". Chill. I'm not a fan of his music either, his voice is really bad, but people hate on him way more than he deserves.

2 Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian post-grunge band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

I wouldn't call them good but they're definitely more would what I would think of as "don't really care for them" bad than "worst rock band ever to sign a record deal" bad.

Their music is generic sure, but they've made some good songs and they are nice guys in real life apparently.

Their music is good honestly. I never understood why they got this much hate. Similarly to Justin Bieber, it probably a case of people bandwagoning.

3 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 after forming and finishing third in the seventh series of the British televised singing competition The X Factor in 2010. Propelled to international success by social media, One Direction's four albums, Up All Night (2011), Take Me Home, Midnight Memories and Four topped charts in most major markets, and generated hit singles including "What Makes You Beautiful", "Live While We're Young", and more.

Sure it's easy to hate on 1D because of their hysterical fans or because of their generic music, but some of the boys from 1D have really come a long way when it comes to artistry. Harry Styles is a prime example.

4 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her 2011 single "Friday," which was the most disliked video on YouTube until "Baby" by Justin Bieber became the most disliked video in 2012. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

I'm shocked that nobody added her to this list, so I did. When "Friday" first came out, people started bashing it and acting like it was the worst thing ever. She was just a young teenager when this song was released, and she ended up getting bullied and receiving death threats because of it. It seems that she has since distanced herself from "Friday," but the amount of hate and death threats she received was extremely harsh and undeserved. People label her as one of the worst singers of all time solely because of that song.

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter.

She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing personal songs and for having won 11 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old, and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin a country music career. She... read more

The treatment she has received over her past relationships was just unfair. Some people called her a "crazy ex-girlfriend" just for pouring her heart out. But now she finally has a long-lasting relationship and no one talks about it, and I guess that's a good thing.

She actually has a GOOD VOICE. And GOOD SONGS. I haven't been listening to any of her more recent songs, but all the songs from around 2001-2017 are REALLY good. She gets way too much hate for the substantial amount of talent that she has.

She has made some questionable songs, but not her entire discography sucks. People are just bandwagoning.

6 Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.
7 Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.
8 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".

I know he's pretentious to some people and that other people are mad at him because of U2 dropping their album on everyone's iPhones without their consent but he's a great man who does a lot of charity work.

9 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... read more

Those who hate their music or think of their lyrics as overly dramatic probably have no idea what Chester Bennington had been through during his youth and his battle with depression, which ultimately got the better of him.

They are not a bad band they have 3 good songs in my opinion they shouldn't get hated

10 John Mayer John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Mayer attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, but disenrolled and moved to Atlanta in 1997 with Clay Cook. Together, they formed a short-lived two-man band called Lo-Fi Masters.

Wow that comment about Jessica Simpson sigh what was he thinking. However I will concede that a lot of people do seem to claim his music is bad without much of a concrete reason.

I just found out he plays on Pyramids by Frank Ocean so that on it's own puts him in in my good books as a musician at least.

The Contenders
11 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively in the US. The style of their early work, including their debut album Count Your Blessings, has primarily been described as deathcore, but they started to adopt a more eclectic style of metalcore on subsequent albums. Furthermore, their latest album That's the Spirit marked a shift in their sound to less aggressive rock music styles. more.

I bet there are two types of people who hate BMTH: (1) people who hate metalcore or (2) people who hated their change in genre. Needless to say, BMTH are a great band, even when they sound "poppier".

12 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.

Whether it's because she dated Justin Bieber when they were young or because she made silly pop songs, she doesn't deserve the hate she gets.

I wouldn't say she's an amazing act or anything and I can definitely get why someone would dislike her music (even if I honestly like a lot of her songs) but she is a frequent target of the "not a real music artist" crap and gets a bunch of attacks on her personally for little discernable reason.

13 Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas.
14 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.

I mean, he does have some damning sexual assault allegations against him and he's burned a Bible before.

Victim of a conspiracy.

15 Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
16 Nina Hagen Catharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. more.
17 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.

Yeah! Most of their songs sound the same and the guy's vocals sound like a rooster. However, they are not bad artists. They are okay and made memorable songs.

18 Austin Mahone Austin Carter Mahone is an American singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

What has this guy been up to lately? He made like 1-2 moderate hits then disappeared. I guess some people hated him for trying to sound like Bieber.

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20 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". Despite her controversial songs, Brent Staples from "The New York Times" claimed her to be 'the most influential female rapper of all time', presumably distinctive for her fast flow and her use of alter egos with Cockney accent. She has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. Minaj has received ten Grammy-nominations throughout her career, and has won multiple awards including the Billboard's Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.
21 Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

I understand that some people hate him for most of his songs sounding the same or for his raspy vocals, but he's very friendly in real life and is definitely someone I would have a drink with.

At least he knows his music sucks, he said it himself. And he's a cool dude no doubt about that.

22 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. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

When Kesha became famous, she had a lot of hate because of her formulaic songs, her heavy use of AutoTune and her party girl image. However, people tend to forget she has vocal talent, which shows on "Prayin'".

23 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

On the start of her career, she performed at an event called the Lollapalooza Festival during 2007 whereby a record label company Interscope found her due to her performance being “amusing” to watch. Since Interscope found her, she was a mastermind behind her songs with a team of producers namely Rob Fusari and RedOne. Most of her songs were deep unreleased cuts, due to her having more than 30 songs and 17 were picked. more.

She's often criticized for being nothing more than a Madonna copycat.

24 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. In 1995, vocalist Chris Barnes left the band to focus on his new death metal project Six Feet Under. He was replaced by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of the band Monstrosity, who has remained as the frontman since. more.

Cannibal Corpse isn't a band that is supposed to be taken seriously really. Their songs can be seen as extreme and gross, but they are like a horror movie, but music instead. A lot of the band members seem like cool and nice people.

25 Lil Yachty Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" from his debut EP Summer Songs. He released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016.
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