Most Overrated Music Artists of the 21st Century

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1 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

Have big fanbase but not as talented as they are portrayed

2 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Not really overrated, just one of the greatest rock and roll bands. It's not the accolades earned, concert world tours, nor albums sold which were their achievements. It's the respect they deserve from their fans. That's a good reason why Coldplay has worked so hard to entertain the world to sing along. Coldplay has huge hit songs they have written such as "Yellow", "Fix You", "Adventure of a Lifetime", "Clocks", "Viva La Vida", "Scientist", and many more! These guys made a great career as rock stars.

How can you say that they are overrated? Come on guys

These guys are FINE. OK?

3 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is an 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.

Do I even have to explain?!

Barbie doll bitch.

4 Pitbull Pitbull

Constantly a hit in the charts and hyped on the radio however his rapping is average and jsut adds Spanish lyrics almost every song

5 Robin Thicke Robin Thicke

That photo is not helping at all.

6 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.
7 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an 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 ...read more.

Hyped up by X factor and simon cowells money, with pre pubescent teen fans following like sheep

8 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction on the Take ...read more.

They are only famous because of One Direction and their looks. Their songs are run-of-the-mill

That is the most annoying band.I cannot even listen to their newest song "Hey Everybody".It makes me wanna kill myself. They say they are rock band,just because they play instruments (electric guitar,bass,drums).If they are,then they're the worst rock band on world. They will never be like Blink 182. I have nothing against their songs "She looks so perfect" and "She's kinda hot".These two songs aren't bad nor good for me. Their fans are mostly female and they rarely talk about their music,they mostly talk about their looks and are constantly fighting over them. So,in a nutshell:5SOS sucks(at least for me)

They toured with One Direction, therefore must be loved otherwise one direction wouldn't tour with them, is what 1D fans say therefore they say they love 5SOS

9 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 just sounds like any other music academy singer in the charts there's nothing unique about his music

Eh I don't know bout that. He works very hard and deserves respect from all the great music he's made

Very talented, I like him more than whatever tops the charts these days. But he gets so much praise for something people have been doing for years

10 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

Makes catchy songs for the younger generation, but is very simple lyrically in comparison to others I nthe genre

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11 Lil Wayne 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. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for constantly ...read more.
12 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.
13 John Cena John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.

He is a wrestler, not a music artist, so why is he on this list. - RalphBob

John Cena is a fake rapper and he sucks.

14 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

A shame for the hip hop/rap genre.
Raps in an still unknown language. Horrible live shows

15 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.
16 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.
17 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 . ...read more.

Us haters don't need to explain ourselves- his music and fanbase says it all

18 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

They are a good band however they ahve reached a point where they have so many fans they could produce anything and fans will see it as amazing

19 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

Similar reason to Arctic Monkeys, as he is in a rather small ganre of music and is good, no one can better him

20 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was 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. ...read more.
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