Top 10 Worst Female Singers of All Time

You know there are great female singers, but then there are some awful ones. Let's expose these ladies.
The Top Ten
1 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

The worst beats, the most annoying voice, the worst lyrics, and yet somehow one of the most popular singers today. I honestly have no idea how people enjoy listening to this dumpster fire of a singer.

Where do I even start with Nicki Minaj? In music, you have incredible music (masterpieces), amazing music, very good music, good music, decent music, bad music, horrific music, and then you've got Nicki Minaj. She is so bad she has her own section. Her voice is the most brain-killing and irritating female voice I have ever heard, worse than Rebecca Black. Her lyrics are so poorly written. I mean, all the other mainstream rappers like Soulja Boy and Lil Wayne are bad enough, but her lyrics are the worst ever written in music. Topping it off with her ugly porn star image, Nicki Minaj is the queen of bad music.

2 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known professionally as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and spans 4 octaves... read more

When she was still young, she looked fine and there was nothing bad. But then, she became disgusting, awful, and the worst singer, in my opinion. What made her into this? I don't know! She should be number 1 on the list of worst female singers!

I swear this singer has no point in what she did to herself, her voice, and her expressing emotion! Her hair, her face, her personality disgusted me enough. So throw your fame away, Miley.

I just wish she was more like her sweet, clean Hannah Montana self. Nice. Kind. Respecting her body. She has only one good song: Party in the USA, and even in that, she sounds bad. I hate her and I definitely think she should be number one.

Why is she all the way down here? She's terrifying! People like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, and Camila Cabello should not be on here.

3 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.

Okay, so let me begin by saying that you should judge a singer by their live ability since, in the studio, anything can be done. Next, her live singing is terrible because she is not in tune, her voice does not even come close to some notes, and she uses auto-tune live, which is pathetic. She also falls into the category of another Disney girl.

Just to show I don't put everyone in this category, I do have to say the one and only person from Disney who has talent and might possibly be one of the top 25 best female singers is Demi Lovato. After hearing her, I was surprised at how good she was. It made me think twice about Selena, but then I listened to her again and realized Selena is even worse than I thought.

4 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Honestly, I can't think of anybody more deserving of the number one spot than Iggy Azalea. She is everything I hate about the music industry. I'm sick and tired of seeing Nicki Minaj at the number one spot when Iggy Azalea should be there. No woman in music has pissed me off more than Iggy.

Her voice is more nasally than Rebecca Black's, and her "raps" have no flow. Even Nicki Minaj has a way better and more consistent word flow.

She has an irritating voice and ruined good songs like Black Widow, Trouble, and Fancy with her bad language and fake accent.

5 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".

Nasal, terrible, and annoying vocal quality. In all of her performances, she's way off-tune, and autotune is the only thing that saves her. Even with autotune, you can still hear her nasal tone in her songs. The only reason she's popular is that her "Friday" song has over two million dislikes and 102 million views! She even made a song called "Saturday," in which one of the lyrics is "Where's the peanut butter?", which is completely stupid. It seems like we're learning the days of the week in a "Dora the Explorer" or "Sesame Street" episode. TO HER CREDIT, she has persevered despite all the hate. Still a terrible singer, and definitely should be in the top 5 on this list. She's probably even worse than Nicki Minaj, which means she's got to be very repulsive and nauseating.

BEWARE: She might kill you if you try to endure one of her songs.

6 Ke$ha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$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

People who like Kesha don't know what real music is. All she sings about is drinking and partying! Is that really all her life is? I think Kesha must be just really insecure to write songs like that.

She doesn't sing. She raps badly, and when she does sing, she uses autotune over autotune over autotune. She should at least try to sound good. You know, take voice lessons and stuff like that. And she should appeal to a better audience instead of being so provocative. What a bad influence!

How is Taylor Swift above Ke$ha? She isn't great, but at least her early songs are good, her lyrics are occasionally creative, and she doesn't rely on autotune.

Ke$ha, on the other hand, barely sings at all. It's basically just talking with autotune, and the autotuning barely even sounds like singing. And her lyrics are even worse. Every single one of her songs is just about partying, and her inspiration seems to be to put in the dirtiest things that come to her perverted mind, with no creativity involved. She should be number one.

7 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

Taylor is a terrible singer and person. She is better than Rebecca Black, but all she does is put on the same color lipstick every day and curl her hair with an iron, as someone said. Her songs are babyish and only appeal to little girls and their families. She has a very weak vocal range too, according to a chart, only topping Luke Bryan. Her voice is nasally, which can be a good thing for some singers, like LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion, and Martina McBride.

It makes me want to reject all my food like it's poison just when a three-minute song comes on the radio that she writes. They say she's sweet just because she whines like an attention-seeking baby to all of her brainwashed fans, complaining that one of the 1700 men she has dated forgot her puppy's last name and bashes them. Being pretty does not make you a good singer. Adele, for example, may not be conventionally attractive, but she's talented and truly gorgeous with a phenomenal voice. I wish you were still alive, Whitney. I pray for you and your family every day.

8 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

Katy Perry is very rude. I was watching America's Got Talent, and Katy Perry was one of the judges. She is toxic, arrogant, and very careless about other people's emotions.

The person Katy was judging had been through a lot. The poor kid was an 18-year-old whose father and brother died, and all she has left is her mother, who got paralyzed in a bombing and went into the hospital during the show. The girl started singing and cried in the middle because the song was about her tough life, and she couldn't help but break into tears. I mean, who can blame the poor soul? She's been through a lot.

Just then, Katy started criticizing her, saying that she should pull herself together. Katy's songs sound like she's whining. I hate her voice. In my opinion, she's the worst female singer.

9 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

Britney Spears used to be an okay singer in the '90s and early '00s, but now she is just bad. She uses way too much auto-tune now. Remember, this is about her singing ability, not anything else. Nevertheless, Britney still puts on good performances even though she lip-syncs, so she is a good showbiz girl. At least she is not talentless when it comes to that.

Disclaimer: I have never seen one of her concerts live, but I have seen video clips of concerts, and they seem fun. However, I would much rather have her singing live, like JLO when she is live. I have never seen a JLO show or video from one of her shows, but I have heard she sings live there and she sang live on American Idol, and she sings well.

10 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... read more

For the sake of humanity, please take a brief moment to reflect on what you think of this woman. Do you really believe she is original in the world of music (industry)? Has she created a new style or had any influence over any other (real) artist? I seriously doubt it since she still adheres to the same pop standard as everyone else.

I have listened to some of her new jazz stuff, and it was decent, even good compared to what she had previously done. I can acknowledge that. However, she is not exceptionally talented. Wake up. She might have a good voice, nothing extraordinary. There are (and there were) much better ones in different styles of music. Regarding the music she sells, it fits into the average pop quality (which is actually quite low).

Her lyrics are dull and dumb (Just Dance, Telephone, Applause, Highway Unicorn, to name a few), mostly revolving around sexual themes, drugs, popularity, and other trivial teenage thoughts. I can't hate her music (actually, any kind of music). I can only say that it's quite undistinguished, nothing more than catchy. But what I do despise is her public attitude, so silly and artificial, along with her desperate attempts to attract attention. That has nothing to do with art. It's marketing, far from being called originality.

Sorry for any English mistakes, I'm from South America.

The Contenders
11 Yoko Ono Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art, music, and filmmaking. Singer-songwriter John Lennon of the Beatles was her third husband.

This woman has got to be the worst female singer I have ever heard! She's so bad, can you even call her a singer? What the heck is she? She has to use auto-tune, where even then she sounds bad, she yodels like a freak, she has got to be the worst female singer ever! I mean, there are some other pretty bad singers on this list, but at least you can call them singers. Heck, call Nicki Minaj the worst, but Yoko Ono? What the heck is she? What is she? What the frick is she? She's lower than the worst! She's worse than the worst! She should be #1! But Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Meghan Trainor, and Lady Gaga shouldn't be on this list.

12 Meghan Trainor Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.

She has some really good intentions, like promoting a positive body image. I like to see singers promote positive but not too corny/cheesy messages instead of sexual songs. However, she is a bit harsh to skinny people. I'd say she has good intentions, but they came out the wrong way.

Her message is good: You are perfect, no matter what your weight is. But she uses curse words and criticizes skinny people. Some people can't help it if they are skinny. Some people can't help it if they aren't. But you don't need to go around cursing at skinny people!

13 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

WHY is Ariana Grande lower than Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Mariah Carey? Ariana copies Taylor's style and Selena's video. She also has the same voice as Mariah Carey.

People only like her because of her singing, but she is so rude toward Victoria Justice and Selena Gomez without any reasons. She and Selena (who is number 4 on the list because of Arianators and Beliebers) should switch places.

Ariana used to have some talent, but that was in 2013. In 2014, she started trying to act like an adult, but that failed. She tries to be pretty and innocent, but it fails every time! She is just a Mariah Carey ripoff! She hates her fans and is very annoying.

In 2016, she claims to be a "Dangerous Woman" in her songs such as "Dangerous Woman" and "Into You." She is very annoying. Everybody loves her, but I'm not one of those fangirls. Bye.

14 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

Here we have Rihanna, the stripper who dances around naked in music videos. She honestly should never have been a singer. She should've pursued some other job. Her videos are disturbing and disgusting, and her voice is autotuned. Even then, it sounds bad.

She can't sing. She enjoys being treated like a sex toy and really wants to be treated like one. With lyrics like "sticks and stones may break my bones but chains and whips excite me," it implies she wants to be caged up and treated like a sex toy. In every video, she's naked and ready to have sex. Her facial expressions are creepy and pointless, and her lyrics are pointless and stupid. Whenever she makes her voice go super high or low, it freaks me out. She has no respect for her body. Why is she winning a Grammy when she can't sing?

15 Jojo Siwa Joelle Joni Siwa, also known as Jojo Siwa is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTuber. She joined the masked singer in 2020.

Honestly? I think she's awful. She looks like an annoying little brat, and all the girls at my school love her and think she is so great. The bows are stupid, and I just want to burn them all. She has no talent in singing whatsoever and is only famous from Dance Moms, which I also really hate.

Her winning the Kids Choice Awards (which I also really hate but watch because my cousin likes it, and I like to make fun of it) really added to my hate. She's everywhere I look, and I hate it. There are people with way more talent than this... thing.

16 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

Ugh. I would have voted for Nicki Minaj, but I can't stand Cardi B. She's like another Nicki Minaj but worse. I don't know how people like her. She's horrible, and her "rapping" is annoying.

She should be number one. Nicki Minaj did take plastic surgery, and I don't like some of her songs, but at least she's not a bad mom, and she didn't drug men.

How is she below a lot of talented singers/rappers? She has no talent at all and I don't understand why she's even famous anyway?

17 Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. She rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor.

Really, she was the worst thing to come out of the UK X Factor. She can't sing. Just terrible. A prime example of our stupid generation.

While I loved Cher Lloyd in the X Factor, her new songs were just... meh. I'll admit she is trying, but I understand why she's hated.

Terrible singer. Why do so many people defend her? She's pure garbage.

18 Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

Anyone that came from a televised karaoke show does not deserve any respect whatsoever.

19 Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.

Paris is the least talented celebrity ever! She can't sing, and her music is auto-tuned crap! The only reason she is famous is because of her famous father.

Looks fake, her fake blue eyes don't suit her at all. Her hair doesn't suit her either. It makes her look older, like a middle-aged, wrinkly lady.

Wow, she is not in the top 5? I lost faith in humanity.

20 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard... read more

If you have to be voted into a music career by an audience of voters who have little idea of what it takes to be a good singer, and then have to turn to a TV show for people to even listen the second time around, think about it!

Why is this stupid redneck below Madonna? Has Kelly Clarkson contributed anything good to music? No, just-in-tune karaoke renditions don't count.

Madonna's Ray of Light album alone is head and shoulders above anything in Kelly Clarkson's discography. And we're not even talking about her 80s material.

21 Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila... read more

She's got one of the worst voices I've ever heard! Her nasally-raspy-mumble combo should be played on repeat at Guantanamo Bay Prison. Those sick terrorists would be singing like songbirds after a few hours of her voice non-stop! No wonder Marc Anthony looked like he was in pain, about to cry on The X Factor USA when she was singing for him. His ears were about to bleed!

I don't want to be rude, but I really, and I mean seriously, cannot stand Camila Cabello or her music. It baffles me that out of everyone in Fifth Harmony, she got a solo career when we all know that Normani has a better singing voice.

The pop artists of the 2010s and early 2020s seriously annoy me.

22 Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver. She is best known for her hit song "Call Me Maybe" which topped many charts in 2012.

OK, Beyonce, Mariah, Rihanna, Christina, Gaga, Amy, Jessie J, Alicia, Celine, and Hayley all have great voices. Who put them here? Carly has only one number one hit and Justin Bieber. Even Ke$ha (I don't like her, but I love Warrior), Nicki Minaj, and that dumb ho Paris are better than her.

Songs are annoyingly catchy. Her voice isn't the worst, but it's definitely very "generic", like the type of voice a teen girl from a Disney sitcom would have.

I only know her through "Call Me Maybe". Afterwards, she disappeared. I may eventually forget that she exists.

23 Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore. In 2020 she started a solo career.

She sounds great on her studio recordings, but for the most part, can't sing live to save her life.

24 Miranda Lambert Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.
25 Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam... read more

Um, what the actual frack is up with the people voting for Demi? She's talented, really talented, she always has been. For once she's a singer that actually has a voice and a brain, and she's still as far as I can see a really sweet person. Sometimes she seems a little edgy but, to be honest, wouldn't we all be if we had to be in the spotlight like her? Demi's songs have actual meaning, and they give off a LOT better of a message than everyone else on this list.

Okay, so how in the world did Demi make even in the top 100 on this list? She is literally AMAZING! Her voice is powerful, and not pulled down by crappy auto tune. She can also sing live, and slay while doing it. Demi also speaks for great causes, and I don't see how anyone couldn't just adore her.

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