Top 10 Most Overhated Music Artists

Martin_Canine

The Top Ten

1 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock 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.

Nickelback make good and fun rock music and are only hated in the US. The songs sound similar yet not the same, and to be honest: many critically acclaimed bands have songs that sound alike.
Nickelback are not the greatest band ever. But they are not bad. They play pretty good, Kroeger's voice is pleasantly raw, the songs are catchy. The lyrics are not terrible. They are simple, but they have nothing that is garbage. Personally, I think people hate them because they expect rock music to be something daring, and Nickelback aren't. They are there to please the ones that like the sound of rock, not necessarily its spirit. - Martin_Canine

Nickelback is definitely NOT a great rock band. However, they're not the worst. Limp Bizkit and Creed both exist, you know. Their song "Feed the Machine" is much better than their usual nonsense and sounds awesome. - DCfnaf

Nickelback is a pretty good rock band. They aren't as good compared to other bands but I don't think they deserve all the hate they get.

There's way worse crimes to music out there, people! - Entranced98

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2 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.

Yes, "Baby" was terrible. Yes, both "My World" albums were terrible. Yes, this christmas album was terrible. And yes, he was overhyped. Thing is: no one would hate the stuff he does now if the songs he sang before puberty voice change were not widely released and got much airplay. If "Believe" or "Purpose" was released as his first major label album while "My World" and "My World 2.0" were YouTube-only releases, people would think that he does at least solid to very good catchy pop music. Some would dislike him, but certainly not hate him. - Martin_Canine

Not a good music artist, but he's not completely abysmal like the world likes to claim he is. "Baby" and his original albums SUCKED, but "Purpose" was actually a decent album. He's a terrible person, but he's a generic, whitebread artist. So many singers that are worse... - DCfnaf

He's bad as a person, but his songs really aren't the worst thing in the world. - naFrovivuS

Baby is a great song - DylanRob

3 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is "well known" for her "hit" single, "Friday", which has the second most dislikes on YouTube .

We all agree "Friday" is a mess of a song. Stupidest lyrics, and terrible line delivery. But please: time passed. She was young when she recorded this and she did not write the lyrics. Do yourself a favor and search her official YouTube channel, listen to a few of her songs and covers, and I'm sure you will like her voice. Personally, I think she saw the offer to sing "Friday" as her big chance to make it big in the pop business. She was too young to realise the lyrics are bad. And propably she was told to sing like this because the producer wanted to create a viral hit. Anyways, Rebecca Black CAN sing, and she is pretty good. - Martin_Canine

Why the hell is she on "Most Evil People in History? " Just because she wrote one bad song? Her later songs are actually much better. And for the record, Rebecca is one of the nicest people ever. Quit whining about Friday. - naFrovivuS

She actually sings well. Only hating her for Friday is plain stupidity. I liked "Saturday" and "My Moment"... Her voice actually isn't so nasal.

"Friday" SUCKED. But that's probably the only song you've heard of hers. She's proved that she's capable of much more. - DCfnaf

4 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

EXTREMELY overhated. She gets hate for her outfit choices, weird stage persona, and autotune. Um...first of all, she can SING. Second of all, her outfit choices do not make her a bad SINGER or ARTIST. - DCfnaf

5 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an 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 ...read more.

You realize comparing them to The Beatles is a ridiculous comparison, right? Comparing a below average boy band to THE BEATLES is nonsensical in every way. Anyways, these guys are not very good, but they're not unlistenable. Plus, Harry Styles' solo career is phenomenal. - DCfnaf

Like, seriously, do they deserve so much hate just because they didn't write their first albums and don't play instruments? Come on, they are a boyband, and they can sing very nicely. That's all is needed for a boy band.
Many say they are famous for only their looks, but they can actually sing, and they DON'T EVEN LOOK all that good. They made it 3rd at the Xfactor, approved by none other than Simon Cowell.
Don't compare them to The Beatles, Coldplay, Backstreet Boys. They are good in their own way. Comparing them with legends is plain stupidity!
Sto hating them for no reason at all! They are wonderful, and I'm neither a teenager nor a girl, still I mean it.
Listen to their last album, the songs are bliss.

6 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.

Yes, they made "Miracles". They tried to make a song about something they thought is important and failed to an incredibly unintentionally funny extent.
But they also made "Halls of Illusions", "How", "Under the Moon", "The Tower", and others that are actually really good songs where they succeed in delivering interesting topics.
"Crossing the Bridge" is a damn fine rock song (just that they confused Friday and Tuesday when it comes to on which day christians don't eat meat turns it off a bit).
They also had some atmospherically spooky songs like "Echo Side", "Bowling Balls", "Pumpkin Carvers" or "Chris Benoit".
Yes, they also had stupid songs but those songs are meant to be stupid. They propably smoked some weed and went into the studio recording nonsense they find funny. But those songs are silly fun as well. Nevertheless, they are not the worst band ever and at least they have a distinctivr style. - Martin_Canine

7 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

Flo Rida is awesome and makes fun, feel good music with hooks that get stuck in your head and you can't help singing along. If you don't like it than it wasn't meant for you. Cake sounds unfinished but it's still catchy.

8 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

She's much better now - DCfnaf

9 Lil B Lil B Brandon Christopher McCartney, professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American rapper, record producer, author, activist and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. He is often regarded as the pioneer of cloud rap.
10 Plies Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality . She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls. In fact, Nicole was pretty much the only girl in the group ...read more.

Hated simply for being a "flop." I know, that's a dumb reason to hate an artist, but that's America for ya...

12 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.
13 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking ...read more.

He's not a great rapper, but not the worst either. Soulja Boy, Tyga, Future, and Rae Sremmurd exist. - DCfnaf

You see, Lil Wayne wouldn't be half as hated if people, including fans, Rolling Stone and himself, wouldn't frequently exaggarate about his rapping skills so much. He is not the "Best Rapper Alive", even if Rolling Stone said so in their the Carter III review - by the way that's an album I really like. Wayne's vocal delivery is bat sh insane, and that's why I like it, and his word play is just mad. But seriously he is NOT THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE! If we're talking American rappers there are Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, Tech N9ne, as well as severa big names of the 80s and 90s that are still alive. And he is also NOT THE WORST! Listen to Soulja Boy first and then to a Lil Wayne song. Or better yet: listen to "Trigger Finger" that has both rappers on it. You'll see how Wayne is miles away from the bottom of the barrel. I hate that people exaggarate in both ways. I really like Wayne's music yet I know that he is a limited rapper yet also has his qualities that you may like or not, this is just ...more - Martin_Canine

14 Pitbull Pitbull
15 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
16 Bring Me the Horizon 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 ...read more.
17 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

Not a great rapper, but a pretty decent pop artist. "Grand Piano", "Save Me", "Super Bass", "Turn Me On"< "I Lied", and many other great tracks exist. Also, Roman is a funny as hell alternate ego and is up there with Slim Shady. - DCfnaf

Listen to the following songs: "Grand Piano", "Marilyn Monroe", "All Things Go", "Dear Old Nicki", "Bed of Lies".
And don't see her as a rapper, but as a pop artist. And as such, she is pretty fun. I like how she plays with her vocals, her use of different personas and her aggressive nature when it comes to competing with her male label mates. - Martin_Canine

18 KoRn KoRn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David ...read more.
19 Lil Boosie Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In ...read more.
20 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

He's so good that it makes people hate him lol. - DaWyteNight

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