Top 10 Most Overhated Music Artists

Martin_Canine

The Top Ten

1 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, 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

2 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.

Nickelback is 1000 times better than Rae Sremmurd at their best. - allamassal

V 2 Comments
3 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

I don't really get why she's hated. I mean I'm not her fan but at least she can sing and she's nowhere near as bad as Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. - Aragorn98

4 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

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

"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

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.

5 One Direction 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 ...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 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.
8 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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...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

9 Flo Rida 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."

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.

10 Linkin Park 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 Nu-metal ...read more.

The Contenders

11 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

12 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. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985

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

13 Pitbull Pitbull
14 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative rock 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.
15 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

Nah, I'm pretty sure everybody likes Bon Jovi! Only deaf people hate them!

16 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

17 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...

18 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. ...read more.
19 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.
20 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
21 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.
22 AC/DC 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 ...read more.

The hate this band gets is some of the dumbest I have ever seen the haters have really idioic Reasons to hate them - christangrant

I dislike them because of their simplistic nature, and lack of musical progression. - imabigpotato

23 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.
24 T-Pain T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.
25 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.
26 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
27 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.
28 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) 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 ...read more.
29 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
30 Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.
31 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

When I hear people saying they hate Limp Bizkit, they never really say anything about the music itself.
It's either that they hate Nu Metal as a whole, that they think Fred Durst is a jerk or that they are posers.
When people hate on Nickelback they at least say things like "all of their songs sound the same", "their songs are annoying" or "they hsve dumb lyrics" - all of which I don't think is true. But Limp Bizkit sometimes seem to get hate simply for being Limp Bizkit.
And like many other artists on this list, they mostly get hate in the US. - Martin_Canine

These guys are at 34th place?
In my opinion, these guys deserve to be higher (possibly top 5)
Most people hate them because of Fred Durst.
please find better reasons for hating these guys ok thank you - wrests

32 Creed Creed Creed is an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
33 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

A band that basically no one hates is not "overhated". - DCfnaf

Whoever hates LZ will pay for it in Hell!

Seriously, WHO would hate my favourite band?
Who would hate such a cool guy like Jimmy Page? He's the best!

34 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.
35 Taylor Swift 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 break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about ...read more.
36 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.
37 Lil Wyte Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.

Who the hell is Lil Wyte? - Himalayansalt

38 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
39 Katy Perry 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.

Now I have a question: when did her reputation change that much?
At the time when she released Firework she was considered a creative, entertaining and simply good pop artist whose songs and image stan for individuality and fun.
And now her songs pop up on almost every "Worst" list, even though the quality or style of her music didn't decrease. - Martin_Canine

Because people's tastes in music changed, for better or for worse I'm not sure, but probably for worse. - allamassal

40 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.

I haven't listened to her music much but so many people seem to constantly hate her just for being a mediocre artist. - Swellow

41 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
42 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
43 Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a rock band from Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records.
44 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
45 CupcakKe CupcakKe Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.

Listened to some of her songs and they aren't bad for what they are. Wish the moments where she went full on anime girl didn't exist though.

Check out the song Pedophile, a legit good song about pedos and the trauma they cause. - djpenquin999

46 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Wrong they are the most Overrated music artist - christangrant

47 System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.
48 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
49 Will Smith Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black lineup, Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is often referred ...read more.
50 Kodak Black Kodak Black
PSearch List
P