Top Ten Most Overrated Female Singers on TheTopTens

theOpinionatedOne
I was going to do it as all overrated singers, but who am I kidding? Female singers are my specialty! Many of these are artists that I either like or love, but not all.
I'm probably going to wish I put a few artists on here that I left off eventually.


**REMINDER: THIS LIST WAS CREATED SPECIFICALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS WEBSITE, NOT IN GENERAL!!!**

The Top Ten

1 Beyoncé Beyoncé Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

Carlos Santana nailed it perfectly when he said Adele was a singer, but Beyoncé was just a performance artist. The truth hurts.

Even referring to her as a "singer" is overrating her. she is a talented dancer, who has a moderate amount of singing ability, nothing more.

I'm quite tired of seeing people kiss her ass all time too. It goes beyond this website, too. It seems like people just blindly kiss King B's delightful derrière without putting much thought into anything/anyone else or reason for liking her so much aside from things like "she's the best singer ever!" That's the BS that annoys me. And I'm sorry, but Beyoncé STANS are some of the most insufferable people ever. I do my share of Stanning over certain singers like Xtina, but I'm willing to accept the opinion of someone who doesn't like her.

Again, no hate on Beyoncé. She's a great singer but she's definitely overrated by a lot of people. - theOpinionatedOne

2 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

So sick of seeing this girl's face on the top of so many lists she's featured on! She's not Sarah Brightman. She's a beautiful, talented singer who gets WAY more clout than is warranted by people on this website. The thing I see most people mention when they praise her is her young age...she won't be young forever! A lot of young people can sing, perhaps not as well as her at that age but a lot of young people can sing. Stevie Wonder had a #1 song when he was 13. I can confidently say, Jackie Evancho will never have a song reach #1 on a national all-genre chart. This is not hateful, this is honesty. I respect your opinion if you see it differently but she is very overrated here. - theOpinionatedOne

I have nothing against Jackie personally, I don't know her nor am I ever likely to meet her. She does have an incredible voice. The reason she is overrated isn't so much that there are so many lists about her than what is said on those lists. She's sweet, she's a normal teenager, she has a kind heart, like they all know her personally. That's not fandom, that is obsession unless you all do know her personally. And frankly, her personality has nothing to do with her singing ability.

Very overrated because in reality she's boring and annoying to hear.

I don't thnk that Jackie Evancho is overrated, she is very sweet.

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3 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor 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 ...read more.

Alright, I've liked Taylor for a while. I love 1989, it's a phenomenal pop record. But for Christ's sake, her voice is weak in so many areas. Her low range is surprisingly strong but her belts are thin and she has yet to demonstrate any technically challenging feats like melisma, extended notes, riffs and runs, etc. Plus, she has poor breath control when she's live and cannot sing without a warm up. I'm not knocking Taylor on all grounds, I think she's a great songwriter. But she's just not that great a vocalist. But I do love quite a few of her songs. - theOpinionatedOne

4 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

I am very baffled by people who actually believe that she is a great singer. I admit it, I am a lite Britney fan, myself. Her music is very good. (Let me repeat that) HER *MUSIC* is very good. Do you catch what I'm getting at? She has some of the best-produced music today, but GOOD *MUSIC* DOES NOT MEAN GOOD *SINGER*! A good performer does not equal a good singer, either! I feel like a lot of TopTenners who Stan her fail to see the difference. So here are the reasons why Britney Spears is on this list
1. Her songs are bathed in autotune. This goes beyond Britney, but the next reason should explain the difference.
2. She lip-syncs A LOT! The autotune would be less of an issue if she actually demonstrated the ability to sing her songs live, without any playback.
3. She doesn't use her real voice. That nasal, baby voice that we've all endeared ourselves to...is a farce! During the recording of her first album, her label (Jive Records) told her to sing in that baby voice because ...more - theOpinionatedOne

5 Selena Gomez 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 "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .

I...there's really not much that I can say about her that won't come across as mean or harsh. I'll keep it to a minimum. Her voice has no distinctive qualities to it. She has pretty bland music with an occasional song that's above average (like "The Heart Wants What It Wants") but she just isn't that good. That's all I'm saying. - theOpinionatedOne

6 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

With Taylor comes her rival. Neither Taylor nor Katy Perry are stellar vocalists yet I see both rank highly in many singer/voice related lists. I imagine this is because of young tweenagers who don't know any better or haven't ventured far beyond the realm of Top 40 artists. I'll be honest, in 2008 I was totally obsessed with her. "I Kissed a Girl" was my jam and I'd light up every time it came on the radio. I was once very into Katy Perry, I still have her first two albums. But she's just another pop star with an average voice and sometimes good music. There are many far better singers in the world than Katy Perry. - theOpinionatedOne

7 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

I LOVE ADELE! DO NOT GET ME WRONG ABOUT THAT! But she ranks very highly in many lists when she is not necessarily deserving of such a high position. For instance on Best Songs of 2015, "Hello" (as of December, 2016) is #1. It is a great song, don't get me wrong but there are other better songs from that year. And she's within the top ten on Best Female Singers of All Time. She's probably top 20 worthy but I'm not sure she's top 10 material. This is a tough one; unlike the first 6, Adele is a singer I actually LOVE. - theOpinionatedOne

8 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

Y'all are probably thinking: "Whaaat! He loves Madonna! But he put her on this list? "
Let me explain. It's true that I love Madonna and I always will. In all honesty, I think she's a bit underrated as a vocalist by most people. But I do think she's ranked a bit higher than she should be on the "best singers" type lists. Like Britney, she has great music and unlike Britney, she can take credit for the vast majority of it. But again, I think people sometimes fail to separate good music or good performance from actual vocal ability. She is an underrated vocalist, she's not a spectacular one. Regardless, I love her! - theOpinionatedOne

9 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

Avril is a good singer. I'm not particularly into her music but she does have a unique-ish voice that can sometimes surprise you but she's not top 20 material, not even top 50 and she tends to rank highly on the lists she's featured on. - theOpinionatedOne

10 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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.

Rihanna is 50/50. She can be good but sometimes she's very shortly almost. She has a very unique and lovely tone but doesn't always use it to her best advantage. Again, I think this is a generational thing. There's a lot of young people on here who don't know a wide variety of singer. No hate on RiRi, I like some of her songs and sometimes I genuinely love her voice sometimes but is she overrated on TheTopTens? Absolutely. - theOpinionatedOne

Must have been a glitch when I was typing that or something...I can't even remember what I was trying to say now. Oh well. - theOpinionatedOne

12 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.
13 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.
14 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.
15 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
16 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.
17 Kimbra Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
18 Maddie Ziegler Maddie Ziegler
19 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood
20 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
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