Most Overrated Music Artists of 2018

The Top Ten

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

Sounds childish and has simple rhymes

Her music is absolute garbage...just like her

How she is last place is beyond me. Her songs are awful and overplayed, and she completely ruined an okay Jennifer Lopez song and a Maroon 5 song. - allamassal

Get this thing to number 1! - DaWyteNight

2 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, 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 Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

I thought you liked Dimash, SamanthaW... I'm confused. - TheFourthWorld

Yeah yeah dimash is the best :) ❤❤

3 BTS BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.

They all sound the same, oh and those arms are obnoxious. - AlphaQ

They have a few good songs, but most of them are pretty forgettable.
Don't kill me ARMYs... - RoseWeasley

Tell me one thing that separates and makes them unique from other boybands. Sure, they do sing about their lives but so do many other underrated artists. Also, plastic.

4 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".

None of his 2018 hits deserved to be even in the top 20 on the Hot 100, but they got to #1 and stayed there for WEEKS. Not only that, but the current #1 song, In My Feelings, is easily the worst song on the radio right now. - allamassal

Why is he last place? - allamassal

5 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 ...read more.

He can't be overrated when he's so bashed everywhere. - AlphaQ

6 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.

He's actually good. - AlphaQ

He is actually trash

Just sucksman

Sorry, but he's overrated! He's not as good as people make him out to be, he's just average!

7 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Nah, Kanye West is a goat. - AlphaQ

Overrated every single year. - DaWyteNight

8 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 ...read more.

Is it true that people like being negative now? - LightningStrike

She's overrated. she constantly gets into beefs and says that shes the best - LilliamPumpernickel

9 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 ...read more.

Eminem is overrated everywhere. - AlphaQ

10 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.

The Contenders

11 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

I don't know XXXTentacion, but I'm sad that he died.

I know he been famous for a while now but he got way more overrated after he died. - AlphaQ

High school dropout who has little talent and enthusiasm that made a career by shooting himself and is somehow one of the biggest artists of the year despite being dead - IronFist13

I've BeeN a fAn SiNcE DaY OnE

12 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.
13 Ski Mask the Slump God Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, born April 18, 1996, is an American rapper and songwriter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is well known for his goofy and sometimes nonsensical lyrics and songs and his fast flows, as well as for collaborating with the late XXXTentacion.

Lmao Ski Mask is funny, not overrated because he isn't that popular among toptenners. - AlphaQ

He is literal trash. Seriously, he's not even real music, his music is like listening to a garbage truck come down the street. - DaWyteNight

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

He is one of the biggest superstars in music right now, yet his songs just sound like a middle ground between garbage mainstream rap and bland pop tunes. - allamassal

15 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.

Yall might disagree with me on this, but Migos are kinda good. - AlphaQ

16 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.
17 Anne-Marie

In my opinion, she is awesome

18 Submarine Man Water Handblast (born Ardy Robert Andrews) better known by his name Submarine Man, is an American rapper known for his songs that heavily feature lyrics about foot fetishes as well as heavily autotuned vocals.

I hate Submarine Man with a burning passion! - Userguy44

But nobody likes him - ShrekTheGoat

19 Jojo Siwa

Not that over-rated

I've never heard of her, but she looks 10.

The only good JoJos are the ones from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (the Joestar family) - PerfectImpulseX

[STAND NAME] Boomerang
[STAND MASTER] JoJo Siwa - PerfectImpulseX

20 6IX9INE Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

He deserves the underrating attention he gets

21 Beyonce Knowles 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.
22 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
23 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 ...read more.

She became a judge on The Voice just because of that song Love So Soft. Seriously NBC? - allamassal

She's overrated? I haven't really heard anyone talking about her this year. - TheFourthWorld

No her music has improved a lot. - DaWyteNight

24 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 ...read more.
25 K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

Who is this backyard rapist looking woman?

26 Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

They are overrated, just look at how insane their praise is. - AlphaQ

No. - Userguy44

27 Pusha T
28 Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
29 Kodak Black Bill K. Kapri is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. He is noted for his singles "Roll in Peace", "Tunnel Vision", and "No Flockin", as well as his numerous legal issues.
30 Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

Lil SJW lady. - AlphaQ

31 Playboi Carti

I seriously don't get the hype behind this guy, all he does is repeat words and mumble adlibs while having a high-pitched voice. - AlphaQ

32 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, ...read more.
33 Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

Should be first. - Userguy44

HE'S AMAZING

34 Lil Meerkat Ameeer Pipi, better known by his stage name Lil Meerkat is a Canadian rapper and singer-songwriter. He is known for his infamous remix of the popular Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody". He released his debut studio album "Weeaboo Paradise, Vol. 1" in November 2018.
35 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. ...read more.

What?! Everyone hates him! - RoseWeasley

36 EXO Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy group based in Seoul. Formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, the group debuted in 2012 with twelve members separated into two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M, performing music in Korean and Mandarin, respectively.

EXO is hot trash. They're literally BTS with no energy. - AlphaQ

37 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
38 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.
39 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 ...read more.
40 BLACKPINK Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.

BOObayah was actually good, Dududududu was just okay and KTL is bad. They're not special at all. - AlphaQ

41 CL

CL is whiny and pretentious. She sounds sound bad whenever she's pronouncing words. - AlphaQ

42 Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. She is known for songs such Royals and Team, and has released 2 albums; Pure Heroine (2013) and Melodrama (2017).

Overrated? I haven't heard about her in a very long time, and not at all this year. - allamassal

Her album got a ton of acclaim last year, but I personally can't stand her.

43 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. ...read more.
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45 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, ...read more.

Most overrated singer of all time. - AlphaQ

Most overrated singer since the year dot.

46 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, 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 ...read more.
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