Top 10 Worst Music Artists of All Time

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 may respect him a little after he grows taller than the girls in his music videos, but until then, I cannot handle this kid. I honestly thought he was a girl for over a year. His music is empty and unoriginal, just like all pop music seems to be these days.

Also, I'm surprised not enough people know he covers some of his songs. I wish people would critically evaluate their music and the quality of its lyrics, rather than following it blindly just because every other kid listens to it on the radio.

Okay, I am not going to lie: I listen to a couple of his songs, but I still don't consider myself a fan. It's what he DOES. It's like almost every other day he is always doing something. He was late to TWO concerts on his Believe tour by two hours (rumors say that video games were the reason for his first concert). He's been caught smoking (or drinking), and his music video "Baby" is currently the YouTube video with the most dislikes.

There are many other things he's done, and therefore, I absolutely despise him with a burning passion. Sometimes I wonder if he should even be famous anymore...

2 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... read more

This woman has got to be the worst female rapper ever! Can you even call her a rapper? What the crap is she? She has to use auto-tune and sounds like a whiny little girl whenever she raps. She has got to be the worst female rapper I have ever heard. At least with all these other rappers on this list, you can call them rappers. But Nicki Minaj is so horrible that she can't even be classified as a rapper. Even Lil Wayne, you can call him the worst, but Nicki Minaj? What the crap is she? What is she? She can't even be called a rapper! She's lower than the worst. What is this chick? Damn! I hope she never comes back. I hope she never tries to come back. And I certainly hope that all these awful, fake, phony mainstream rappers (that includes Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus) never come back. I hope they all end up like Bubba Sparxxx, who left and never came back.

3 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor was an American electronic music group from Orlando, Florida, originally consisting of Dahvie Vanity and several other members over time. The group formed in 2006, with former members including Jayy Von Monroe (2009–2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009), all of whom provided vocals for the project... read more

Music - Awful, all of their songs have forgettable beats and horrible singing or rapping.

Lyrics - The worst thing about the band. All of their songs are filled with immature lyrics about sex, and that's it.

Appearance - I know this doesn't really matter, but they look hideous. They look like two emos who got sprayed with rainbow-colored spray paint.

End of rant.

I think we already know enough about these homeless emo degenerates. Their music is as awful as their hair, their production sounds like 8-bit video games, and not in a good way. Also, their vocals sound like every emo person.

Why have they fallen down the list? These guys are much worse than Miley Cyrus or One Direction. They just thankfully are not as famous as them.

4 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known 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 has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. After that... read more

Dolly Parton must be really disappointed. I saw this video where Miley Cyrus was singing Jolene with Dolly Parton. She sang pretty well. I honestly thought that Miley Cyrus couldn't sing. When I compared that video to one of her recent live performances, it almost looks as if it's a completely different person.

I have no idea whether she is in her right mind or whether she is drunk when she is performing, but I just don't understand why some people like her. She always uses autotune, and her songs are horrible! Plus, she gets drunk in concerts and acts like a mad person.

You know what I'm sick of? I'm sick of all this horrible mainstream pop and rap music. I'm sick of the abuse of auto-tune, and I'm sick of all this extremely pointless gossip news about modern and old celebrities. But most importantly, I'm sick of Miley Cyrus. Looking at her now, it's clear to me that Miley Cyrus officially needs to go away. She tries way too hard to be sexy and controversial, and it's just painful to watch.

Can you believe there are young teenage girls who still look up to her? To any parents reading this, her Disney Channel days are gone now. You're not supposed to be letting your kids or teen daughters watch anything she does on MTV or let them listen to any of her songs because of the way she is now. You could actually die from an addiction to drugs (that goes for any addicts reading this right now), and you could get diseases from too much sex.

I feel bad for Billy Ray Cyrus. I really do. Let's just hope her fifteen minutes of fame are up, and we never have to hear from her ever again.

5 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... read more

I live in Sydney, Australia, which is, believe it or not, not actually the capital of Australia. Sydney is generally a cool place, right? We host many music festivals, my personal favourite being Soundwave, an epic metal festival on its 9th year running.

A few years ago, a shop dedicated entirely to One (No) Direction opened up. I was there the day it opened, and was so tempted to run down the 500-metre long lines of screaming fan girls with my car in an effort to save them from this corruption. I actually pulled up at the end of one of the THREE queues, yes, there were three, and gunned my engine. Thankfully, no one noticed me as they couldn't hear my engine over the screams of the girls. Now, I drive an old Nissan Skyline. I have a turbocharged V6. That is not a quiet engine. I have been pulled over for noise pollution twice. There was that much hype over a single store.

To sum this up, I hate One Direction so much that I would murder their fan base to save them from the horror that they call music. To say what they put out is music is to say that Michael Bay's TMNT movie is actually decent. If I ever meet One Direction in person, I will take a chainsaw to them. Period.

6 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper. He is mostly known for his legal issues, particularly his sexual crimes.

In 2015, Hernandez pleaded guilty to a felony count of use of a child in a sexual performance. However, he denied having any sexual contact with the girl. On February 1, 2019, he pleaded guilty to charges... read more

I bet this mutilated degenerate gets all the ladies with such a dashing appearance... His music makes scratching the walls sound like Mozart...

Probably the worst rapper ever. I'd rather listen to the Glee Cast's version of Push It (which I hate) over this man's songs.

Worst song(s): Gummo, Gooba
Rating: 0/10

He takes everything bad about Tyga and mixes it with screaming and rainbows. Honestly, this guy makes me cringe so hard my face burns.

7 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 label, Young Money, where he would sign popular artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, and he... read more

Can't even call him an artist because he is such a massive sellout, like every other mainstream hip-hop artist. He is ruining the American youth because he raps about drugs, hoes, sex, and violence and makes kids think the way he lives in his music videos is cool. I know from firsthand experience that teens want to be like their favorite rappers, so they start smoking, drinking, fighting, and having sex, ruining their potential in life.

Lil Wayne is a show of what our country has come to nowadays. What happened to the original genres: rock and country? Not to mention that he is setting one of the worst examples for teens today. Personally, I am a teen, and I can't stand today's music. I like classic and newer rock, and some country. In my school, people cuss, they smoke, they blare rap music, and it gets annoying.

I just love the Lil Wayne guitar solo! It's one of those things that's so bad it's good. His technique is completely wrong, and it's the simplest solo ever written. I would say something about his actual rapping, but I think we all already know he's a completely terrible rapper.

8 The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

Oh phooey. Really, guys? They're a Disney band, not a legitimate pop-rock band!

Nobody is even into these guys anymore. They all split up.

The Jonas Brothers produce the most boring and bland music in the industry. Their songs give me stage 5 headaches. So boring and repetitive, they really just fit into the definition of meaningless pop music.

9 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 2009. He is also known for many hit singles, such as "Kiss Kiss", "Run It!", "Forever", "Deuces", "Look... read more

One of the worst R&B artists ever in history. Nothing talented about him but the same bland dance routine trying to imitate Michael Jackson, and making disrespectful songs to women. His nasally voice is annoying, and he autotunes his way into the music business.

Chris Brown is so rude, he makes Kerry King look like the nicest man known. Brown beats up women, and even has a tattoo of a battered woman. That tattoo on Brown makes Kerry King's "GOD HATES US ALL" tattoo look divine and pure.

He gave Rihanna a black eye. He even had a tattoo that looked suspiciously like a battered woman. It's not a homage to Rihanna, but the resemblance is uncanny.

10 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".

Her voice is nowhere near as bad as Justin Bieber's because she actually sounds like a girl, but the lyrics to her Friday song are even worse than Justin Bieber's Baby.

Friday is one of the worst written songs I have heard. Just pure annoying. But at least she's better than like 100 others.

How is she even considered an artist?
Lucky to be on the list...

The Contenders
11 LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.

Here is the thing. LMFAO is okay, I mean, "Party Rock Anthem" was my personal favorite song, unlike the others. "Sorry for Party Rocking" was also my favorite, but when I saw this, I spammed the dislike button and tried to get them out of my head. They're okay but need to watch what they are doing, and that's why they didn't make any songs in a while. P.S. a horrible name for a band.

LMFAO are nothing but talentless, perverted hunks of garbage. Their songs have absolutely no reason to be known (nor did they ever deserve to be number one in America!) And they just try too hard, especially with Sexy and I Know It. They need to be gone from the media, and gone from the earth. FOR GOOD.

Not to mention that one of their songs, Party Rock Anthem, has a lyric that is a great kick in the face to Led Zeppelin. Now that's sinful.

OK, I'll be honest, some of their music is actually OK, but the main grudge is their music videos. They are usually twice as long as the songs, and the songs don't usually start until over 3 minutes after the video begins. And trying to create a whole new genre called "party rock" doesn't really sit well with me because it isn't *rock*, you know?

12 Kidz Bop

Why the hell do people think having kids with no singing talent cover terrible music is going to make hits? It just makes me hate the song even more and the kid who sang it. I remember hearing this, and I wanted to push whoever thought of this garbage off a cliff. Honestly, I'm not a fan of mainstream pop, but whoever thought of this does not deserve to possess money.

I can't believe that spoiled brats will get their parents to get them into this. Don't get me started on the name of this. Who the hell thought Kidz Bop was good? It makes me cringe. In the least offensive way possible to those younger generations who like this crap, don't look up to anyone that goes into this. If you do, you're going to end up on the streets digging through trash cans. I'm pretty sure I can even write a novel about how much I hate Kidz Bop.

You make kids with no talent whatsoever sing decent songs and ruin them in the process. Do you expect them to sell as well as modern competition? This cringy mess, called "music," features kids who have no singing talent thinking highly of themselves. I can't even begin to describe the intense dislike I have for Kidz Bop.

I'd rather listen to a microwave beeping than hear a single song from Kidz Bop. They make Cardi B sound good, which is an unfortunate state of affairs. Whoever thought this was a good idea clearly doesn't understand what music is.

This so-called "music" is suitable for a very small audience, as the vast majority of America either ignores it or dislikes it. Maybe it's time for you as a company to rethink your choices. You've managed to make pop music an even worse genre, making country a more appealing option.

Not only that, but you're also altering the lyrics of songs to cater to a "younger audience." Seriously, a kid can just look up the real version of the song and listen to it the way it was intended, with the original lyrics. This is not a suitable replacement for anyone. Not only would I rather listen to a microwave beeping for hours upon end, but I would rather tie concrete blocks to my legs, and jump into the Pacific Ocean.

13 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

I will say, not all her songs were bad. Now, her songs are just rants about her breakups. Like, I don't want to hear about you and your ex's breakup!

I honestly liked her songs like Love Story and Enchanted. But now, she is singing only breakup songs. I don't know why this girl is behaving like every boy on earth has dumped her. In every song, she is cursing her ex and saying that it's over now. And then she releases another single, and you will realize that it's not over. The breakup story continues with another new ex.

Taylor Swift is legitimately the worst thing about today's music. How in the name of God can you pull a Jethro Tull and win an award despite not belonging in the category, besides being part of Jethro Tull?! If I ever hear another Taylor Swift song, I'll buy a ticket to her concert, with a backstage pass, just to rant about her to her face.

14 Skrillex Sonny John Moore (born January 15, 1988), known professionally as Skrillex, is an American EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on that chart. He is best known for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Bangarang,... read more

Skrillex is my most hated artist of all time. I despise Skrillex more than Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus, which is saying something, as he has ruined electronic music in the eyes of many.

Skrillex is far from a musical genius, and calling him a "musician" is an insult to actual musicians who put effort into their music. He is a 2010s hipster who discovered dubstep and made it into a cultural phenomenon. Skrillex is to electronic music what Kenny G is to jazz or what Starbucks is to coffee: watered-down garbage for the masses that gives others in the field a bad name. The worst part is that Skrillex still has a career, as he seems to do well on YouTube and Spotify, even though dubstep lost its mainstream popularity in the mid-to-late 2010s, thankfully.

If you want some great electronic music to listen to, then there is plenty. Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Isao Tomita, and Tangerine Dream are among them. I would argue that they are musical geniuses on par with Chopin or Miles Davis.

15 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 series Love & Hip Hop: New York, which depicted her pursuit of her music aspirations. She... read more

She used to drug and rob multiple men as a stripper. Her entire career is based on controversy, and all her fans are just some teenage boys who only listen to her because they think she's hot. Literally, no one listens to her music for the lyrics, rhymes, or even the actual sound of them. It's oversexualized garbage that has no redeeming qualities or reason to exist.

It's painfully obvious that she has every song written for her because her delivery has remained awful for five years. She is a dollar-store version of Nicki Minaj.

Disgusting. She should not be anywhere in the charts. She just seems like a ripoff of the already terrible Nicki Minaj.

16 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's pretty and her voice is good, but her song "Dear Future Husband" essentially conveys this message: "If you want me, you need to sacrifice yourself for me, adore me, and give me all I want, because otherwise, it means you don't love me." That one song annoyed me.

She is horrible. All of her fans say, "She's trying to make girls feel good about their bodies," well, apparently you missed the part in "All About That Bass" when she calls skinny people "silicone Barbie dolls."

Having the same repeated, completely idiotic lyrics doesn't count as a song. How she became famous, I will never know. I'm so sick and tired of all these terrible pop artists becoming famous.

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She makes my ears bleed. Her songs are annoying as hell. Better than 6ix9ine, but that doesn't say much.

Worst song(s): DDLG
Rating: 0.25/10

18 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.

Okay, now don't get the wrong idea, but they aren't the WORST band. I don't like them. They're terrible, but at least they play instruments and don't use auto-tune. Their songs all sound the same, and they are far from good, but not the worst.

Eh. Nickelback is pretty bland. Silver Side Up was their only good album, and even then, it only had one good song.

I like 'Burn It to the Ground' and 'How You Remind Me', but other songs are too similar to hear, and some songs are so bad, like 'Something in Your Mouth'.

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

She can't even rap. Listen to 'Fancy'. Not one lyric rhymes, and she's just some ghetto thug who only got famous because of that song with Ariana Grande. She wasn't popular before 'Problem' and 'Fancy'. She doesn't have one popular song without someone featured in it. She makes Nicki Minaj look like a goddess.

Black Widow was literally the only okay song she made. Heck, it was the ONLY song she made. The rest are simply sounds that surprisingly wandered over to popularity!

Say what you want about Cardi B, but at least she has a good rhythm and can flow well, and she actually raps in sentences, not single words. Iggy Azalea has none of those things. She can't even form a sentence. Especially in 'Kream', where the chorus is literally, ", bags..."

20 Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers, Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown (born June 7, 1995) and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (born December 29, 1993). They are best known for their platinum singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". They are signed to Mike WiLL Made-It's label, "EarDrummer Records", which is where their band name is derived from.

The fact that Taylor Swift and One Direction are both ranked higher than these guys lowers my level of faith in music listeners from -1 to -2. (Remember, I already lowered it from 0 to -1 after 'That's What I Like' won Song of the Year).

Anyway, I have heard 'No Type', 'No Flex Zone', 'Over Here', and part of 'My X', and all of them except 'No Type' are basically the music of the devil.

Hearing just barely 15 seconds of No Flex Zone makes my ears bleed. Over Here and My X are also terrible songs. They also compared themselves to The Beatles when they are really much closer to being the Satan of music.

Rae Sremmurd is basically just kids who brag about their lives. I mean, look at their song No Type's Hook. This song has no reason to exist at all! They are just disgraces to the music community!

21 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.

Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West initially gained recognition as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing singles for several artists and developing... read more

I don't know why Rolling Stone is praising Kanye for his latest release. Then again, Rolling Stone is giving praise to a lot of "artists" who can't sing, play an instrument, dance, or even perform live. This summer, I'll be sure to spend my hard-earned cash on a ticket only to watch someone lip-sync to the album I already own. Oh wait, I wouldn't ever buy an album by one of these so-called "artists". In fact, I wouldn't download any of it either.

To be honest, he's not really anything special. He's always so self-centered. Interrupting Taylor Swift and Beck at the Grammy awards, saying George Bush doesn't care about black people, and always bragging about "I'm the greatest rapper alive! I am the next Jim Morrison! I am the next Kurt Cobain! I am a genius!" So what? It should be about the music, and his music sucks!

He's really just nothing special to me. I mean, yeah, his songs do have great messages, but it's not really a good idea to use high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs. It should be about both the music and the message. That's how you make a good song.

22 Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American social media personality and professional boxer. He initially rose to fame on Vine, before playing the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons. Throughout his career, Paul has become the subject of many controversies due to his behavior, including being charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly.

The fact that this man (who literally thinks England is a city) is from my home country depresses me quite a bit.

How does he count as a music artist?

23 Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

When producers sign rap artists like this dude, it kind of makes me wonder what kind of drugs they're on.

I shouldn't even be talking about this guy because he's so irrelevant now. He still sucks.

Tyga is lower than Lady Gaga and Ke$ha and Taylor Swift? Guys... please get taste.

24 AJR AJR is an American indie pop trio composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Metzger. The trio is a DIY alternative-pop group who write, produce and mix their own material in the living room of their Chelsea apartment. They are most well known for their songs such as "BANG!", "Weak", "Burn The House Down", "100 Bad Days", "I'm Ready", "Let The Games Begin" and "Sober Up" featuring... read more

Beyond awful. Their music is incredibly annoying, and the worst part about them is the fact that the lyrics are absolutely gibberish. They just mash words together that seem to fit well in the song and leave no hidden meanings or anything special in their lyrics whatsoever. The internet should stop trying to cancel random people and cancel these guys instead. They're at Justin Bieber's level of awful.

Reasons people hate this trio: They're babyish and immature, they complain about their perfectly safe lives, and they make annoying beats. Critics and a lot of listeners tend to be in the perspectives of a mature and wise position. AJR is nothing like it.

Their music is just so annoying. I can't find one song by them that doesn't make me want to vomit.

25 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 for its then-president, hip-hop producer and rapper Jay Z.

Incredibly overplayed. She is talented, but the radio is too oversaturated with her songs. She has a pretty voice, but it still sounds like everything else that is being shoved down our throats.

I hate how a bunch of girls at school listen to her music during lunchtime. She doesn't even have any talent. It's just voice filtering and synthesizers. Rock music is the best...

She started well, but from 2015 to now, she has become annoying. Annoying teens and some kids cash in on her now for twerking and swearing. Her songs are more pointless than, well, anything!

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