Top 10 Most Overhated Music Artists


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.

Not so horrible. Feed the machine was so good

Hating Nickelback because of 1 troll on a website? SAD! - MetalWorldOrder

They deserve ALL the hate they get. - AlphaQ

Get dethroned Bieber u suck

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2 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 and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He is overhated
People just hate him for breathing.
People think he is a reptile.

He's not even that bad
Artists nowadays only talk about butts
Before puberty he actually sang about love

He isn't that bad. Well he isn't bad when Ed Sheeran is singing with him. - Luckys

No he is still number one really as the most hated artist in the world despite some of his recent music not even being bad.

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3 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 Alternative more.

Linkin Park is gay!


They're way more praised than hated. - AlphaQ

4 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 more.

Yeah they are overhated they don't sound that bad - DrayTopTens

They aren't bad, very overhated. - Luckys

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.

5 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. more.

Why do people hate her? - Luckys

She can sing. - Userguy44

I hate her; she's so annoying.

I don't get why people hate her so much.I love Lady Gaga and her music.She's a great artist and person.

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6 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.

I see why people might find them boring and overrated, but they are far from the worst music artists. They even have memorable songs. - Userguy44

How the hell the band that realized amazing albums as War and Achtung Baby and another album called The Joshua Tree... could be treaten as one of the worst rock bands of all time? - Pato_cargo

7 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".

No doubt she sings horrible, but she didn't even write the lyrics to Friday. - Luckys

She is the most underrated teen singer of all time. Friday is way too hideous but that wasn't her fault. It was Patrice Wilson who ruined her life. In fact,Rebecca herself hates that song. - Hellohi

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.

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8 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Heavy Metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.
9 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. 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

10 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.

The Newcomers

? Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

Can I be honest here. As a person who doesn’t really like Imagine Dragons, I actually kinda think they get hated a lot. Sure they’re music is not the best, but there are other bands out there that make terrible music. - RadioHead03

? Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has been received negatively more.

If you hate this elite band, you factually have a bad taste in music. - Userguy44

Great band. - RadioHead03

The Contenders

11 Miley Cyrus 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 more.

She's much better now - DCfnaf

12 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 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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

Not good but there are way worse rappers. - AlphaQ

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 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.

15 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, 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 more.
16 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. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

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

17 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal 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). more.
18 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 more.
19 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. more.

She's hated so much. People hate her so much and they've only heard Anaconda and Stupid hoe. - Luckys

Literally nearly as hated as Justin Bieber. She not a good rapper but she's alright as a pop artist. - AlphaQ

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

20 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

No, he still sucks. - Userguy44

21 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 more.

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

22 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

23 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 more.

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

We all hate her because she was a brat while she was in the pussycat dolls and she controlled the whole group and caused the pussycat dolls to split for being a fame slut.

24 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. more.
25 Creed Creed Creed was an American rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consisted of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.

Over hated by ignorant people sadly because they were very talented members. - Soulstealer

26 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
27 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 more.
28 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. more.
29 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
30 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.
31 Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.
32 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 more.
33 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 more.
34 Cardi B Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

Nah, she’s a terrible person and her music sucks. She deserves hate. - Userguy44

35 Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian post-grunge band. Formed in 2001, the band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records as well as 604 Records. They were discovered by Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger.
36 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.

She's really funny

If you don't take her seriously at all, she's really good.
She's satire. - AlphaQ

Lol! - Userguy44

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

37 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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 more.

Basically no one hates this godawful band. - AlphaQ

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

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

38 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 more.
39 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

40 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.
41 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. 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

42 Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.
43 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. 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

44 Hinder Hinder Hinder is an American rock band from Oklahoma that was formed in 2001 by drummer Cody Hanson, lead singer Austin Winkler and guitarist Joe "Blower" Garvey.

Nah, they are even worse than Nickelback. - Userguy44

45 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. more.

This probably goes only for a few fans. - Userguy44

46 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 more.
47 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.
48 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" .
49 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 more.

Wrong they are the most Overrated music artist - christangrant

50 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. more.
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