Most Overrated Mainstream Artists of 2010

The mainstream has sold out. Remember about 5 or 10 years ago when it was awesome? Such a sad time for music..

The Top Ten

1 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. more.

justin bieber is proof of how mindless and superficial our youth has become. think he made a pact with the devil to get this far... can't think of any other reason for his fame!

He has talent, at least a little, let's admit it. What's so irritating is how overrated he is, it's annoying how fadistic teen girls throw themselves at him.

Although many people may be jealous of his fame (Of course, who the hell isn't? ) But, let's be honest... No way can this guy achieve millions of views without trashy backing, because he's talentless compared to others

Only stupid teen girls like him.

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2 Lil Wayne/Young Money

Worst artist EVER, and who the HELL voted Eminem for this list? Eminem is a real rapper, not this Young Money crap.

This one is just too easy. Wayne used to be good and then who knows what happened.

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3 Ke$ha Ke$ha Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America

Just don't get how people like this with no talent and who are unattractive keep getting this famous. Its like people don't know about music existing that isn't on the radio.

Crazy teenage druggie trying to make music. Never seen that one before...

"maybe I need some rehab or maybe I need some sleep. " what the heck is she drunk

She is the worst artist out there right now. Period.

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 . more.

She's not terrible but she's had way too many hits.

Songs are terrible alright. Looks are even terrifying... Can't even see a music video of her at all! :( Horrendous!

What is so great about this freakasaurus?

5 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. more.

Lyrics are terrible, songs generally sound the same. Not sure where all the hype came for her.

California girls
Teenage dream
Last friday night
All of the singles from her album went number one I just have one question why? Who listens to these songs? Whats wrong with people?

6 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 more.

Oh my god! Are people blind these days? Eminem should be number 1 or 2! For Justin Bieber's case... Really? He is famous for nothing and nobody cares about that idiot! He's no singer he's a celebutaunt! In Lil Wayne's case he deserves to be in the top 2 between him and Eminem. Kesha is just a computer with autotune who can't sing to save her life!... So is she really an artist if she can't sing? I'm no Lady Gaga fan but she is not as bad as anybody on this list. She should be way down in the end! At least she play piano! For Katy Perry can stay where she is since it's true that's she is really really overrated! Now for you Eminem, your music sucks ever since that greatest hits disk you released! Your only still famous because of these stans of yours. Really, recovery and relapse are some of the worst disks I have heard in a really long time! It's time to hang it, you were once good but you sold out!, say give that friend of yours ROYCE 5'9" a chance to be in the spotlight because ...more

7 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

HORRENDOUS - words can't describe his awful lyrics and "rapping" skills.

So glad he no longer makes music.

Aparently the lyrics to that youu song are "watch me crank that watch me roll" But to me it sounds like "why me crack that why me row"

8 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 more.

Always hated her since 2005 when she debuted. Beyonce can kick her ass. She should be at least in the top 5 or 10. Her song with Drake was just god-awful. Drake is about as awful as she is.

Her whiny voice and strage antics need to stop. Her music sucks

Rihanna always was trash and still is - No talent No voice No bearable lyrics - typical product of show-biz - Alexandr

Hoe-rrible! Can't sing, can't dance, can't write songs, thanks for her she has a body...

9 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.

I absolutely cannot stand how girls fangirl over them. They would be better as a matter of fact, if they weren't so overrated. But because of the fact that every girl wants to marry them, I see no interest in them, just another ordinary pop boy band with ordinary guys. Their songs aren't any other different from other mainstream artists.

10 New Boyz

It's not dancing at all. In fact it looks pretty rediculous. Why is the new thing in the hip hop world dressing like an emo kid?

People who "jerk" are people who have no other way of getting noticed. Please stop

The Contenders

11 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 more.

She is a grown up with a 10 year olds mind. Her songs are kiddy and her talent is all but ordinary. She brands herself as sweet and innocent, when in fact she has a low level of talent and the most annoying voice a girl could have. Songs are crap and isn't even country any more!

12 Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

Black Eyed Peas were awesome before their third album, Elephunk, with Fergie joining and all of that garbage.

Come on guys. Drop the autotune

13 Owl City Owl City Owl City is an American Synthpop/Electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is the most successful of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.

Like what? All of his songs sound the same and most of his songs have meaningless and random lyrics that make no sense at all...
Apparently some fireflies taught him how to dance and he was sad when they left. Shows how big a loser he is...

Agreed, but the postal service doesn't have to use auto-tune

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14 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.

Talentless, overly-autotuned, annoying voices, etc. Her little 'multiple voices' are impossible to hear without having your ears bleed. Somehow this trashy so-calle "rapper" is actually liked.

15 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.
16 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). more.

The weird thing is, they were actually pretty good before they hit the mainstream.

Synester Gates's solos are nothing special at all and Matt Shadows voice is very painful to listen too

Probably because the only member with above average talent died

R.I.P Rev, Your band will forever suck without you - ShaggysWorld

Ever since they hit the mainstream they just have sucked. They used to be pretty good.
They have to be missin the rev not only because he was a great friend of theirs but also because he was by far the most talented - ShaggysWorld

This band is pretty boring. Fast crappy generic metalcore sound. A terrible singer. This is the pop, the boy-band of metal. There's also the overrated part; Rev A.K. A (for many blinded a7x fans) the best drummer ever (dafuq? ). Synester Gates the best guitarrist ever? They are one of the most overrated bands of this generation. No doubt about that for me

17 LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.
18 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.

So generic, so crappy, worst band ever conceived. Since when is it OK to play the same power chords in almost every song? Oh and Chad Kroeger sounds like someone is chocking a pig who smokes too much with vuvuzelas. I hate this band with such an intense hatred - TheNewGuy132

Every single song is filled with nothing but one syllable rhymes and the same things said over and over. His voice is annoying as Hell. The only song I can remotely stand is Hero from Spider-Man.

19 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.

the worst singer I ever herd and she is stupid. Also she is still on disney channel - baseballrules5

20 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

I love these guys their songs are pretty good especially "The Kill" and "Beautiful Lie"

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