Top Ten Most Overrated Music Artists of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

He really doesn't "be humble" himself.

Why is Kendrick seen as overrated? Can someone just tell me why? Wait, I think I got it. It's because everyone's in love with all this pop and rock that they can't take the time to appreciate the storytelling genius of Kendrick. Kendrick is my favorite artist and with his genius on tracks from "DAMN." are much better than most artists in the game right now. Unbelievable. - hiphopgod

He's been the rave of this year, but he's not that good!

I hate how he barely tries in songs like Humble and DNA but that is the only reason why he is so popular

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2 Lil Pump Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following more.

Well actually, @princepretty is right because he is only 17 but inappropriate. And when I am typing this he is gonna be 19 this year but he started when he was 16. - Carly19781


Lil pump, more like Lol Dump, because he belongs in the trash... Tell the Gucci gang he just got put on notice

Say same words 100 times and be famous! Okay...

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3 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.

How on God's green Earth is Kendrick seen as more overrated than Taylor Swift? Taylor has some of the most bland and unoriginal songs I've ever heard. "Look What You Made Me Do" was a lazy attempt at trying to make herself seem edgy, "Ready For It? " was Taylor showing her hypocrisy by saying "the old Taylor's dead" only to make yet another song about an ex-boyfriend, and the entire "Reputation" album was just mediocre to say the least. - hiphopgod

I feel like she's REALLY overrated. I like her sound and taste for music, but she has too many vocal cliches and barely any of her songs are as unique as others. And she doesn't know how to dance very well, either.

Her kind of music doesn't take that much to write anyway. If it is about making the songs with the most obnoxious choruses, then I guess she is a good writer. - DaWyteNight

Her music is generic pop music that gets annoying after you listen to it 3 times.

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4 Cardi B Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

She drugged and robbed men and is only known as a sex symbol. I have yet to hear a single song that she is in that is even decent. Her personality is literally awful. Yes she's confident but that doesn't mean anything if you can't rap. If she is the face of the next generation of rap, we are all doomed. Also she feels entitled and like she is the next great thing and has no ability to stay humble.

She is amazing.

She's just trash, Nicki Minaj might have been annoying but at least she had some kind of personality, this chick is just so bland, uninspired and forgettable. People always talk about how "she had it so hard growing up", but she doesn't put that into her music. One of the greatest mysteries of the world is how Bodak Yellow got to number 1. - DaWyteNight

To the people who are asking what's so special about cardi: HER PERSONALITY!

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5 Post Malone Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

Definitely over rated and depressing

I don't think of Postey as underrated or overrated, because my opinion would be biased. Late in 2017, I had been dipping in and out of hip hop, and just when I was about to drop it I heard "rockstar" for the first time and it really drew me back in. He may not be my favorite but if it weren't for him I might be listening to pop trash so thank you Post. - hiphopgod

Most Lazy repetitive lyrics ever, it's just annoying how little he puts into his Lyricism

This picture scares me

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6 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily more.

I understand that the guy has a lot of great lyrics. It's great to hear new rappers talk about actual, meaningful things as opposed to bragging about money, strippers, and cars and mumbling while they do it. It's just that I don't think Logic is a good rapper. His flow isn't that good and his voice doesn't command your attention. There are plenty of better conscious hip hop artists out there. Just listen to Kendrick and J. Cole. - phillysports

I like Logic but Everybody the album was kind of disappointing. When I first heard the song Everybody, I was thinking that this album was going to be the sickest, but sadly "Everybody" was the best that album had to offer. - DaWyteNight

I have to disagree personally. Logic talked about suicide and his life story, so basically by saying that his album was “overrated” you’re basically saying that suicide and racism don’t matter.

7 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide more.

At least from recent music listings and votes going on right now. - CrimsonShark

Dimash has an unique voice, model-looking appearance and very high human abilities

The haters of Dimash are all racist.

Sorry, but that's like saying all Republicans are racist. Not liking Dimash doesn't make you racist. - allamassal

I like how he did the diva dance from the fifth element - iggyjepsen

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8 DJ Khaled DJ Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.

Why do we give this guy attention? He just shouts his name 20 times. Avicii was a better DJ

This guy isn't even an artist. - DaWyteNight

Artists that a lot of people dislikes are not overrated. - Swellow

He’s is not overrated

9 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.

Just trash, her music is complete trash and it always was. Now days she's just in the media and it's annoying hearing about her all the time, but her music is hardly played on radio now (yes! ) - DaWyteNight

Both Tay and Demi are both on the radio! Never heard any of Katy's main songs once! - MissRWBY202

Katy Perry. PRISM was good but in Witness, she SMOOSHED her ENTIRE talent that it isn't even on the radio anymore. At least Taylor Swift only smooshed half of her talent and Demi Lovato a few. - MissRWBY202

Per DJ Khaled. - Swellow

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10 21 Savage 21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper. He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album (2017). He is best more.

Most boring, uninspired rapper ever. It's no surprise that he and Cardi B made a song together. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

He is overrated because most of his songs are just plagiarism, he has the most annoying voice and he tries to collaborate with other popular artists with the only purpose to increase his own more popularity. No respect for him.

He is overrated because of Shape Of You. But Divide had some amazing tracks like Galway Girl, Perfect and Barcelona. - Anushka125

I kind of feel like he is underrated because people do not like Shape Of You, but there are much better tracks on Divide like Castle On The Hill.

If I hear Shape of You on the radio one more time I swear... - Metarock

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12 P!NK P!NK Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

How is she only 53?! What About Us, which in my opinion is already an annoying and overly melodramatic song to begin with, was playing literally everywhere in late 2017 and early 2018, to the point where it drove me insane! Not to mention that there's a whole bunch of people on here who act like Pink is someone EVERYONE has to like, even after that song. - allamassal

LOL! I accidentally typed "hoe" instead of "how" and didn't even notice! - allamassal

What about us annoys me, but honestly all of her songs have annoyed me over the years. - DaWyteNight

Bitch what she’s amazing - Twixx

13 Quavo Quavo

Sick of this guy popping up on everyone's songs. He has a really awful voice with auto-tune, he sounds like if Gucci Mane sang with auto-tune. Yuck. - DaWyteNight

14 Kesha Kesha 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

I do not understand why everyone thinks she is the best, but they can think that if they want, I just won't agree.

15 Migos Migos Migos is an American hip hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia, founded in 2008. They are composed of three rappers known by their stage names Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

I'd say they deserve more credit. Some members may be better than others but the Migos are strong together. Seriously though, when's Takeoff going to get his solo career because he is straight FIRE! - hiphopgod

16 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. more.

She should be #1 Sorry not Sorry was everywhere in 2017

At least she actually has talent. That's pretty rare for today's pop music standards. I'd take her over katy, selena, taylor, rihanna etc any day of the week. - DaWyteNight

This is my opinion okay? - MissRWBY202

Even though it was wasted on a few songs. At least she did not SMOOSH her talent. :/ Taylor Swift SMOOSHED half of her talent. While Demi smooshed only 1/8 (it's pretty rare). Why? - MissRWBY202

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17 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard more.

Sorry, but I am not down with a white supremacist stealing black music.

Love So Soft was a disappointment compared to her older songs. I am very sure that she is on The Voice now because of that song. - allamassal

18 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. more.
19 Young Thug Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single "Stoner." Notable Albums/Mixtapes: Barter 6, Slime Season, Slime Season 2, I'm Up, Slime Season 3
20 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.
21 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.
22 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila more.

Well hey, at least her music is better than fifth harmony's. - DaWyteNight

23 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

Like what someone said about Beyoncé, "overrated every year" - DaWyteNight

24 Beyonce Beyonce 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 more.

Most overrated artist ever

Always overrated. So sick of her being rubbed in my face all the time. - TJSlipperman

Overrated every year.

Yeah, pretty much. More so overrated as a celebrity, but she didn't release any music in 2017 (thankfully) - DaWyteNight

25 Lil Uzi Vert Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.

Thank God Uzi has been relatively untouched. He may not be the best rapper, and his album was... average, but Uzi's style and rapping ability are awesome to me. Uzi is a great artist. - hiphopgod

26 Halsey Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

She is underrated. Sure, her hit songs aren't the best she can do, but go ahead and "take a breath and dive in deep" to her other music and you will appreciate the best singer ever!

Another bland pop artist who shows little to no personality in her songs. Definitely overrated. - hiphopgod

27 Kodak Black Kodak Black

He's just a watered down version of Plies but he is nowhere near as good as Plies is. Sometimes his voice is downright unlistenable, and he has some of the worst lyrics I've heard ever, right up there with Lil Wayne.

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

She's had virtually no hits this year at all. How is she overrated? - Swellow

29 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Her songs are boring as hell

Two hit songs isn't overrated. - Swellow

Whenever Lorde releases something, it’s automatically the best thing ever? That’s not right.

30 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

They recently turned into a twenty one pilots ripoff band, which is... an improvement, at the very least.

If I have to hear that awful song they made with Coldplay one more time, I might go deaf.

I think they're amazing.

31 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.

Revival is the most overhated album of 2017 - Genesyis

Revival is so bad

Eminem is by no means overrated. You can't be if you had the lowest selling album he's ever had. Besides, his lyrics are so good on Revival, but the production is so bad. - tripsten

I don't understand why people hype him up so much every album, even when they know it will not be the Em from before. People know what he is now, yet still await his album every time and end up disappointed. - DaWyteNight

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32 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.

Overexposed is more like it. - Swellow

She was actually GOOD in 2017. The song Malibu is EXCELLENT! - PhoenixAura81

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34 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara Alessia Caracciolo, born on July 11th, 1996 is professionally known as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter.

Hasnt had a solo hit this year. - Swellow

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I think they are overrated and some of their fans are super annyoing and easily triggered

I hate them so much

My friend loves them. I do not.

36 Peer Van Mladen Peer Van Mladen Peer van Mladen (born May 3, 1989 in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia) has more than 8 million dollars in annual revenue and one of the most influential music producers.
37 Andra Day Andra Day Cassandra Monique "Andra" Batie, who goes by the stage name Andra Day, is an African-American singer and songwriter who has released one studio album and two singles.

Don't get it.

38 Harry Styles Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .

<- Look at that hideous picture!

His music is irritating to the ears.

39 Little Mix Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
40 Jake Paul Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to internet fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul is known for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

He's not overrated cause a lot of people hate him. He still sucks though - Iamcool

41 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American 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.


Who thought it was a good idea for her to ruin Wild Thoughts and how high was Kendrick Lamar when he decided to put her on his album as a feature. And that new N.E.R.D. song with her is trash!

42 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth Charles Otto "Charlie" Puth Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube.
43 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 sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
44 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Adam Levine could just take Maroon 5 for himself, turn it into a single-man music project and still receive as much commercial success as it does today. - CrimsonShark

More like Adam Levine and some generic mainstream producers, it's not even Maroon 5 anymore and it hasn't been ever since 2011. - DaWyteNight

I love Maroon 5! Especially Wait.

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46 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. He used to upload songs on YouTube in 2010, now he has 3 studio albums. He has won 3 Grammy awards and 9 Juno Awards
47 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Personally I am a former crybaby (melanie Martinez fan). I used to listen to her music and loved it. But honestly her music just got boring and ever since the Timothy Heller incident I've just gotten tires f her. I don't think the second album will be that good to be honest

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49 Liam Payne Liam Payne Liam James Payne is an English singer and songwriter. He made his debut as a singer when he auditioned as a solo artist for the British television series The X Factor in 2008 with "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra.

The guy's voice is, I don't even know how to describe it. Just whiny and lazy! - DaWyteNight

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