Top 10 Worst Singers of All Time

We're diving into the dark side of the music industry, where talent goes to die and eardrums plead for mercy. Ever had the misfortune of hearing a song that makes you want to crawl into a hole and cover your ears? Well, you're not alone.

So, who are these tone-deaf terrors? The ones who make you question the meaning of music itself? What are the worst singers 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... read more

Good grief! This man doesn't know when to put on a shirt, does he? I know someone who looks up to him as a role model and inspiration, but there is nothing inspiring or great about him, except for his washboard abs, which everyone knows are implanted to make him look "sexy." His song "Boyfriend" was trashy and wrong on many levels, and his "Baby" song was disgusting.

All of his songs are about sleeping around with multiple women. His voice is downright annoying, and his songs sound like they could be a porn soundtrack. I really hate him, and I know that he's not good. Running around topless at concerts, making racist parodies, and singing about sleeping around? Great role model (not)! His fans can't see past his fake abs.

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"... read more

Normally, I would vote for Justin Bieber, Kesha, or Lil Wayne, because they all fall short in my opinion. However, while I don't particularly enjoy one-hit wonders like Carly Rae Jepsen and Rebecca Black, I also know they haven't done much to harm the music industry. Justin Bieber, Kesha, and Lil Wayne may not be to my taste, but voting for them would take away the dishonor from the one singer who rightfully deserves it: Nicki Minaj.

No one has done more harm to rap in recent years, and no one could be more overrated or sound more awful. With poor lyrics, auto-tune, and inexplicable popularity, Nicki Minaj will usher us into the next generation of music - a generation that I am not looking forward to. It's music producers like her that make me wonder if there was any logical reasoning behind Kurt Cobain's suicide.

3 Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also... read more

He is extremely terrible at singing. I am surprised his band is actually considered music. His lyrics are degrading towards women, and there is so much proof that he is a rapist, yet his silly little "Slash Gash Terror Crew" denies all of it. His appearance looks awful, and I don't care if he is being himself. I can't believe teenagers who are old enough to understand things actually look up to this man. Unbelievable. He deserves a spot near Justin Bieber.

I decided to listen to his live performance of Candyland out of curiosity, and Dahvie Vanity has the worst live vocals ever. His voice is so bad that it is not even funny. This guy has never proven he can sing. How can anyone go watch that? I would have thrown tomatoes at him if I were there. I'd rather listen to a guy that sounds like he is about to barf live than to hear Dahvie Vanity sing without autotune, most annoying awful voice ever. He should be number 1.

4 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

I liked her before when she was a true role model. When I was little, I'd always watch Hannah Montana and be amazed at how beautifully she sang. But after she changed, I couldn't even look at her anymore. She tried to act like someone she wasn't to fit into the more "popular" singing group. Now, looking at how some of these singers have changed, I'm hoping that I don't turn out this way because I want to be a singer.

Maybe if she was the Hannah Montana I used to know, I wouldn't have hated her as much as I do now. As she continued to grow up, she started to become uncontrollable and crazier. She is not the Miley Cyrus I used to know, and along with her personality changing, it seems as if her voice is also starting to deteriorate. I don't really know the right choice of words to describe it.

5 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.

How is Yoko Ono not number one on this list? She has no talent and broke up one of the greatest bands of all time! We got some good music after the Beatles broke up, but we also got Yoko Ono, who sounds like a goat that is dying a slow and painful death.

And why on earth are John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Ozzy Osbourne on this list? They were actually talented people who should not be on the same list as Yoko Ono!

Yoko only had a singing career because of her association with John Lennon. She was terrible in every way, including her need to control everything. Today, most of the singers on this list can't sing a lick. It's all rap or talking, drowned in lip-sync.

6 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

Why does this pile of crap exist? First of all, he's a terrible person and got arrested for terrible things. Secondly, he has lots of bad music, such as "Love Me" and "Lollipop". He can be good every now and then, but he's definitely deserving of the list.

Raspy, awful, ugly voice. His rap is annoying and worthless. It's impossible to derive any positive meaning from his songs except for explicit content. Rap can be enjoyable to listen to, but Lil Wayne has tarnished its reputation.

I have never heard a voice as bad as his. I listened to the song No Love, and then I vomited. Maybe he thinks that rap just means swearing. I don't know how he includes so many explicit words in just one line.

7 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".

She sang one of the worst songs of all time, and this is something that will always be a part of her and her career. In this industry, people tend to remember performers' first hits rather than their later work. That's why Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jennifer Lopez are still so famous because their first songs and albums were fantastic.

Even though right now, they don't produce the same quality of music, people still like them because they remember them from "back in the day." My point is that going into the industry with a strong first big hit is everything, and Rebecca blew her opportunity to shine because even though her later songs (in your words, Person of Interest) are much better than "Friday," people always remember that first song.

8 Jacob Sartorius Rolf Jacob Sartorius (known by his middle name), born October 2, 2002, is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on musical.ly and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100... read more

My friends, we need to talk. We have made many mistakes over the years. Making this kid popular was one of them. And the worst part is, everyone is being soft with their criticisms. We must tell him like it is and tell him - just tell him - how much of a pain in the rear he is before he gets too far up in his own rear end.

Please, dear Top-Tenners, do whatever you can to stop him. We left Justin Bieber alone because he was just a kid, but then he started to get this idea of fame in his own head, and then the piles of idiocy kicked in. Let's not let this happen again. Stop this monster. And for the love of humanity, tell him to do his homework. I don't care how many people say, "Oh, but he's just a kid!" Tell him what his issues are and give him the criticism he deserves!

Thank you.

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... read more

This man is not someone I respect. His music is very poor in quality. Let's talk about "Trumpet Lights," a song that actually exists. The popping and screeching noises are guaranteed to make your ears hurt, and I mean that literally. He is also autotuned and grating in all of his songs, making him hard to listen to. His lyrics often objectify women.

Additionally, he has done some reprehensible things in real life, like threatening people with firearms and damaging property. We will also never forget his actions against Rihanna, someone who is talented and produces good music.

10 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... read more

Why isn't this snitch higher? He's a horrible person who makes mindless music for brainwashed people, has had multiple charges, and was released from jail early only to make more horrible music.

There's nothing I can say that hasn't been expressed before. This guy is terrible, both as a rapper and as an individual. He comes off as just another punk trying to act tough.

I don't know who got him into the hip-hop industry because this guy definitely brought down the standard of rap. His voice is terrible, like he's having an asthma attack or something.

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The Contenders
11 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

She can't sing! She only uses auto-tune to sound better. In live performances, she lip-syncs, but if not, she sounds like a choking cow! Her albums have a robotic voice, showing how much effort was given just to auto-tune her voice. That's how bad she sings!

I used to love her. I even did a biography project on her, but now my tastes have changed, and she's not my type anymore. I grew up to realize she can't sing live and lip-syncs. She used to sing very well at a young age, but her voice deteriorated as she aged.

She heavily relies on auto-tune to sound somewhat good. There's a leaked song of hers on YouTube that reveals how horrible her real voice sounds without her precious auto-tune.

12 Yolandi Visser Anri du Toit (born December 1, 1984), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser (stylised as ¥o-Landi Vi$$er), is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the female vocalist in the rap-rave group Die Antwoord... read more

Not only is she accused of child abuse, but she also seems to lack genuine talent. With the aid of autotune, anyone could likely replicate what she produces.

13 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.

Please give me a reason why this girl is not in the top 10. She's honestly one of the worst singers of this generation, and the only thing that made her stand out is that she's pretty and a great actress. She sounds terrible, and I can't listen to her sing live for more than 5 seconds.

The people who actually find her voice 'sexy' and 'cute' must have something stuck on their eardrums because it doesn't sound pleasing to the ears at all, seriously. Okay, maybe her voice doesn't sound that bad in her music videos, but trust me, you might want to prepare your ears if you want to listen to her sing live and without autotune. The crowd can't even hear her, even with a microphone in her hand because all she does is whisper into the mic.

I agree that she's a great actress, but hey, we're not talking about the top ten worst actresses. Let's face it: Selena is so damn overrated.

14 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

One of the most overrated, greediest fools in the music industry. All she raps about is money and sex. She's not creative, she's not talented, all of her songs sound the same. Her voice is extremely bothersome, and I'd rather throw up.

All I'm going to say is, how is she not higher up on the list? I guess not enough people have heard her song WAP, though in my opinion, all her songs are bad, just like her personality.

Stop showing off your body. You aren't good, and Nicki Minaj is better than this bad artist. Put that nasty white tongue back into your mouth and go get a life.

15 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

She is so annoying. I hate her. Her fanbase seems to consist of hyperactive 14-year-old girls who love to start arguments and get easily offended. Her voice is okay, showing reasonable talent, but her song topics often revolve around feminism (which isn't necessarily bad, but claiming god is a woman is quite a statement), sexual themes, young relationships, attractive boys, or just sassy, rude content. She also fills my Instagram feed with poorly taken photos of herself making kissy faces at the camera.

Does anyone else feel the same? Sorry if I may have offended any Arianators, but it's based on my experiences.

16 Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want... read more

There are two different types of Auto-Tune users. There are those who try to use Auto-Tune to either enhance their personality or add a cool effect to their song. While I can't say I really like the sound of Auto-Tune, I at least respect artists who try to do more with Auto-Tune than the average pop singer.

Then there are people like Jason Derulo, who use Auto-Tune to cover up their lack of talent. Only in Jason Derulo's case, he even failed at that, and his voice sounds like he's being strangled by the Auto-Tuner.

17 Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following... read more

He's a terrible teenager who thinks he's cool or talented, acting intoxicated and trying to adopt a gangsta persona. Even Selena Gomez appears more talented in comparison. Gucci Gang isn't a great song.

This rapper sings annoying songs. He is so bad at rapping he doesn't know anything about rapping, and he doesn't know what people feel. I got a fever from Gucci Gang.

Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang. I mean, come on, "man." Even birds sing better than that.

18 Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

I think Nickelback is a very generic band, so I just don't care for them at all. Chad's voice is not very good either.

It makes complete sense why Chad Kroeger would be on this list. Nickelback is just a really bad band in general.

The equivalent of Shrek gargling mouthwash on a rancid guitar solo. Someone, tell me why he isn't higher?

19 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

Good grief! This woman just doesn't know when to get dressed, does she? I know people who look up to her as a role model, but from what I can see, there is NOTHING inspiring about her. Her videos are so explicit they could practically be pornographic. Her clothes set a bad example for teenagers like me.

Her S&M song was wrong on so many levels. Her Diamonds song was repetitive and annoying. Her other songs have a subpar beat and silly lyrics. And don't get me started on the videos. She's ALWAYS naked in her videos. Name ONE video where she's NOT naked...see, that's what I thought! She's a subpar singer and a professional stripper.

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

This girl is a Britney wannabe and sounds terrible trying. The only reason she even has a singing career is that she bought it. No recording studio hearing her voice would even consider her. She's worse than everyone above her and deserves to be higher. If anyone says Selena uses pure autotune, the real queen of autotune is right here.

Little Miss Talentless has also dabbled in the career of singing for some unknown reason. She's not good at singing or making music. There's way too much autotune.

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

Mediocre singing. When she raps, it sounds like someone stuffed an iguana in her throat. Awful lyrics (not the worst).

And her "gangsta" impression...
Iggy, you're not fancy. Please go away.

Oh yeah, we know how to spell your name, I-G-G-Y.

White Australian girls need to stick to their hot accents and not get plastic surgery and pose as gangsta rappers. It's just wrong. Save gangsta for the hot black ladies out there who don't have to fake it.

She only cares about butts. She's ugly, she has no good morals, she's fake, she's racist, and she's very stuck up. She only cares about herself, and she even appears as a bit sleazy to me.

22 Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer. In September 2007, his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published... read more

The fact that talented singers like Ozzy Osbourne and Elvis Presley are ranked higher than this fake-ass garbage rapper makes me want to kill myself! Soulja Boy has no talent. He's one of the three worst rappers ever, even worse than Lil Wayne. He can't rap!

He's trash, pathetic, autotune, and all his songs sound the same! All he does in all of his songs is scream and repeat the same thing over and over again! His raps are so bad that they always make me laugh! No wonder if he's working at McDonald's or if he's in a junkyard drinking some bleach or Listerine. Why do you think the entire world has forgotten about him?

23 Glen Benton Glen Benton is an American death metal musician. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Deicide and was also a part of the band Vital Remains, where he has performed in recording sessions as well as live with them on a few occasions... read more
24 Ronnie Radke Ronald Joseph Radke is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the current singer of the band Falling In Reverse and is the former singer of Escape The Fate.

One of the biggest douchebags in rock/metal history. Also, his vocals are grating, and his music is pretentious.

25 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

Kanye West is so horrible that everyone on YouTube sent death threats to him, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and other hip-hop artists, thanks to his bossy and egoistic actions since he was 37.

Kanye West, being a popular hip-hop artist in history, drove me crazy. I would love to write an essay on why rap music is not beneficial to society! He will NEVER be a good singer, ever!

Kanye West might think he's rich, but he is not and will NEVER be a hero! He should definitely be higher than Justin Bieber! I'm actually fine with Jamie Foxx, though.

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