Top Ten Most Overrated Music Artists of 2017


The Top Ten

1 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

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! - RogerWatersfan1999

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

Some idiot must have put Kendrick on here thinking it was the underrated list - B0S5J4M3S

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2 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.

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

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

How did so many songs on here new album get popular. - Lucretia

Taylor, please stop SMOOSHING half your talent. Look What You Made Me Do was pathetic enough to be edgy...Ready for it is fine. Gorgeous was annoying. etc etc.

I do like This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things and Delicate (the best that doesn't smash down the talent on Reputation) though. Only few of her songs are good and most of them are bad for HER STANDARDS! - MissRWBY202

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3 Cardi B Cardi B

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

I HATE HER SO MUCH! She is SO OVERRATED as well as COMPLETELY TALENTLESS. Her abomination of a song B-B-Bod-dak Yell-o-ow (yes, I cringed while I put in the title) is one of the worst songs ever made (funny enough, it was either number 9 or 8 on the WatchMojo list of best songs of 2017). That song isn't even MUSIC. Cardi was just spouting stuff with her annoying voice ("I don't dance, I make money moves", SERIOUSLY?!?! ). Rap has SERIOUSLY gotten worse in 2017. COME BACK EMINEM, MAKE RAP GOOD AGAIN! - PhoenixAura81

She is such a awful rapper. Shes a Nicki Minaj rip off and I don't like Nicki Minaj - Lucretia

1.Bodak Yellow
4.Sauce Boys
6.Bartier Cardi
7.Wash popping
8.uma yea
9.With what
10.Trust Issues


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4 Post Malone Post Malone Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

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

I wish I did not know Rockstar. - lovefrombadlands

5 Lil Pump Lil Pump

Bruh obviously it’s him. - vikingdylan

6 21 Savage 21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia.

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

7 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

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

8 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.

Whoa. He suddenly dropped. Looks like the fans found out this is not the list to be voting Dimash on if they insist he's the best.

Again, I don't hate him (This list has nothing to do with hate by the way). - CrimsonShark

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9 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.

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

Rip. - Twixx

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

Does he have any songs that he didn't do with out a nother artist? - Lucretia

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

This guy isn't even an artist. - DaWyteNight

The Newcomers

? Travis Scott Travis Scott Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and musician from Houston, Texas.

The Contenders

11 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, 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 become the most successful 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

12 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

13 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

She is so overrated. There is nothing appealing about her music, and she has a irritating voice - Lucretia

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

14 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.

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. - lovefrombadlands

He is so overrated, and doesn't have that much talent, plus all his songs sound the same - Lucretia

Not a fan of this guy's voice, sorry. His songwriting is also not my cup of tea either. - DaWyteNight

I hate this day walking vampire - i4

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15 Niall Horan Niall Horan Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

This Town was good, but Slow Hands was lame and boring. Of course, the least good of the two is more popular, typical mainstream pop radio. - DaWyteNight

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

His music is irritating to the ears. - lovefrombadlands

<- Look at that hideous picture! - lovefrombadlands

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

18 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 .
19 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Two hit songs isn't overrated. - Swellow

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

20 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

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

21 BTS

That K pop band every one loves so much now? - Lucretia

My friend loves them. I do not. - lovefrombadlands

22 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.

Overexposed is more like it. - Swellow

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

23 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.

Overrated every year.

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

24 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara

Hasnt had a solo hit this year. - Swellow

25 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.
26 Peer Van Mladen Peer Van Mladen
27 Sia Sia
28 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

He was "not" a music artist in 2017.

29 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.

Is he even a real music artist? - Lucretia

30 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth
31 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

If I have to hear that awful song they made with Coldplay one more time, I might go deaf. - RogerWatersfan1999

I think they're amazing. - lovefrombadlands

32 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.
33 Future Future
34 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

Linkin Park is not the best band, but the members had some talent, even if Chester had a very whiny voice and the rapper is awful. - Lucretia

35 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

One Direction members need to stop. Wasn't their One Direction albums eough? - Lucretia

36 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.
37 Marshmello
38 Remy Ma
39 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.

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

Revival sucked - hiphopgod

40 Migos Migos

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

41 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson

Love So Soft was a disappointment compared to her older songs. - allamassal

42 Bhad Bhabie

She is not even a real aritst - Lucretia

43 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.

Another singer with a irritating voice - Lucretia

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!

44 XXXTENTACION XXXTENTACION Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, is an American rapper from Lauderhill, Florida.

Not overrated, UNDERRATED actually he's pretty versatile - Vegeta40049

45 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.
46 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American 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 left Fifth Harmony in December, 2016.

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

47 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper

Don't understand the hype around this guy, Just like Kendrick Lamar, he loves to do those weird voices. People call it "creative", but it just seems weird. Just because something is experimental, that doesn't make it good. - DaWyteNight

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

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

Bitch what she’s amazing - Twixx

49 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. - lovefrombadlands

50 Kygo Kygo Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, commonly known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, record producer and musician.
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