Top Ten Most Overrated Music Artists on TheTopTens

These music artists might not necessarily be overrated in general, but they are on this website.

The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Always the same voice, just different songs. Relies wayyy too much on his vocal range and over the top vocal antics. Can't write songs. He often gets credited with writing 'Unforgettable Day but the lyrics are actually from a well known poem in his country. As for his other original songs his dad and his godfather have done the majority for the composing & almost all of the lyrics for the small number of 'original songs' he has sang). In TB he sang 3 songs that he also sang on Singer 2017; no new stuff. His English pop venture (Screaming) was not good. It sounds like a song that Justin Beiber & probably several other commercial pop artists turned down. Sings almost exclusively in classical/opera styles which have no significant shelf life in the music industry. He actually isn't a very versatile artist; if he only had 4 octaves (which is still exceptional) nobody would listen to him on such a large scale He has sang in many different languages & the verdict is that he butchers them ...more

Dears, take your comments some-list else. This list is not where your comments work at. - CrimsonShark

These comments! It baffles me how much praise he gets!

This is the most incredible talent among the singers of the younger generation

2 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.

Finally! A Top Ten site who puts this girl on number one for the real reasons! Sick and tired to see her as number one on list like " Best smile ", " Most beautiful eyes ", " Best this and Most that... ".

To the fans of Jackie Evancho, we get it. You love her to death. But please, PLEASE just chill out and let people have their own tastes. Even Jackie is worthy of criticism.

After a while it becomes fairly obvious that some of the people who comment on her on items are probably just her PR managers or so. While I have listened to her music, it's good, but not great. It's impressive that she started off strong at a young age though. - Swellow

Freddie Mercury at #1 is a joke. Jackie Evancho should be #1. - DCfnaf

3 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

Honestly, I think they're more overhated than overrated in this site. I do get why people hate them though. - Misfire

Yes they are very overrated they are number 1 on the best rock bands list when they don't deserve it because of the fact that almost all of there songs are plagiarized - christangrant

What I meant is their entire fist album is plagiarized covers of other songs (except for one song and that one song is a boring instrumental) - christangrant

Far the way minor in comparation to Cream and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.


4 Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. more.

Personally for me, the most overrated music artist I could think of. Good? Of course they are. But they get way more attention than any band deserves. In fact, people own/wear Nirvana merchandises and they might have not even heard a song by them. - CrimsonShark

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. more.

My idol and rolemodal

Eh, I tend to see more disdain on Taylor Swift in this website than praise. She's actually a really good music artist (Or was), which is a shame as she's now progressively wasting her talents in material like Reputation.

Also, I do think she legitimately cares for her fans (Not talking about the godawful LWYMMD). She went as far as to meet a tween, Delaney Clements, who was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma back in December 2015. That was a really sweet moment if you ask me. - CrimsonShark

6 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave more.

Nope deserves his praise plus he's Overhated on this site judging from all the hate comments I've seen recently - christangrant

Freddie Mercury is UNDER-RATED!

Over-rated, over-played, and over-praised. Good, but not great.

Not anywhere close to the beatles, hendrix, or elvis, among many others.

7 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.

He struggled for the fame he receives today, in my opinion not overrated but deserved - Vegeta40049

I can name about 5 (or more) rappers that are arguably better. - CrimsonShark

How is Freddie at #1? - 445956

8 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 the hell is this? I just see a hag with a mic, With hundreds of comments for her on every list she is in, I dunno why ( Don't even want to )...But yeah...overrated. - Ananya

The most popular singer in India, a nation of over 1,000,000,000 people.

She is NOT the most popular singer in India. Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, and the late Mohammed Rafi, amongst others, are far more well-known than Chithra.

"I dunno much", now THAT is an understatement.

9 The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

It's almost disgusting that if somebody don't like this band as others do, then that one is a "retard" in the eyes of the Beatles fans...

Overrated what? The only way they could be overrated would be if they were not in fact the greatest band of all time, and anybody who thinks that they are not the greatest is wrong, wrong, wrong.

There are a lot of way more musically interesting bands, but for some reasons it is The Beatles that still considered as the best rock band ever by many people.
Still, I like these guys. - Merkwurdigliebe

They're so overrated

10 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 more.

The Contenders

11 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal 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.

Yeah, I don't see much praise on this band nowadays in this site. They're pretty good that's for sure and they're one of the best gateway bands for Heavy Metal. Although the overpraise and hate on The Rev needs to stop. And I'm surprised no one has spoke about The Stage, which may be the band's best and most experimental effort to date. - CrimsonShark

12 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

My favourite band can't escape from being called overrated and I accept that. They're the most versatile and best out of the big four (your choice is subjective) but Metallica had had its downs and embarrassments. - CrimsonShark

Must be number 1 - LightningStrike

13 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.

Extremely overrated on here and not that great. - DaWyteNight

14 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 more.

The definition of overrated, I could name 100 better rappers than him. - DaWyteNight

He is beyond overrated, I don’t get why people love him so much when he does the exact same thing as hundreds of other rappers

Where's JB?

15 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.
16 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.
17 Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. more.

I always hated this stupid talentless slut with a strong strong burning passion - RnBLover

18 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.
19 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.
20 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.
21 Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

I have never known what the appeal on this guy is. His best songs are mediocre at best and he doesn't play any instruments either as far as I've seen. His singing is not special either and I can't think of anything good to say about him at all.

Awful raspy voice, and he was made a knight in recent times - what for? He hasn't done anything fantastic.

Most influential musician ever? I don't think so

Number 1 on a lot of lists because of Spam Voters yeah he's overrated A F on TTT - christangrant

22 David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

His style is always same

23 Beyoncé 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.

So overrated.

She copied Halsey's album cover.

Carlos Santana nailed it perfectly, when he said Adele was a singer, while Beyoncé was just a performance artist. The truth hurts.

If she wasn't so sleezy..she wouldn't have any thing. Shes one of those asking for it but when she gets it..she cries all the others... too much sleez these days..Carrie underwood has her morally buried.

24 Grace VanderWaal
25 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.

No offense daisyandrosalina but Rihanna kind of sucks to be honest.

One of the worst voices ever - DaWyteNight

26 The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only more.

Only considered the goat because of his death, there are many rappers far better than this guy. Sorry not sorry, the truth hurts! - DaWyteNight

27 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large more.

They are not overrated at all. They're pretty good, Hansi is a very versatile vocalist and much of their material seems to be commendable enough, but their fame, commercial sales and critical reception is never really bought up, leaving this band sadly unnoticed by many

"Wheel of Time" is an amazing song though. - CrimsonShark

28 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.

The people that like her music are the same people that think that The Beatles, Pink Floyd, et al. are satanic.

29 Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.

Lame annoying voice, mediocre songwriting skills, child molester. - SoldierOfFortune

Really? In a world of pop and rap garbage, you have the AUDACITY to say that Michael Jackson had mediocre songwriting skills and a lame annoying voice? - allamassal

30 Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.

Most definitely OVERRATED!

He's the male Chithra.

I don't even know who this ugly boi is

31 Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
32 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.
33 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.
34 Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Should be #1.

35 Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
36 Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

Why is the best rapper on this list? - Userguy44

He's good, but he wasn't the best. Just the most influential, but there are many rappers who are lyrically better than him. - DaWyteNight

37 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 more.
38 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that is originally from Columbus, Ohio, who are best known for their songs "Stressed Out", "Heathens" and "Ride". Currently there are two members, Tyler Joseph (lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, ukulele, bass and guitar) and Josh Dun (drums and more.

On 30/12/2018 they are on the 21st place. - Alkadikce

They are overrated but not in TTT.If anything they get some hate on this site and that's sad because this band is great.-DarkBoi-X

39 Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Bohemian Rhapsody is very boring and We will rock you is just bland.Don't know why many people on this site and other places like those songs but the song Bite the dust is very good though.-LitSavage

Ironically they are on top of "Most underrated bands" list when they are also on top 3 of best rock bands list.

See this list "Top Ten Most Underrated Bands". - zxm

40 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the most iconic 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 more.
41 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 "It Ain't Me". 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.
42 Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American singer and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi, and grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 more.
43 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.

Everyone on this site has assaulted Chris Brown with harsh constructive criticism. Not overrated at all, and gets just the right amount of hate he deserves. - CrimsonShark

44 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.

I will never understand how Jay-Z consistently ranks as one of the greatest rappers of all time. - DaWyteNight

45 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". more.
46 Sarah Brightman Sarah Brightman is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, musician, songwriter, conductor, and dancer.
47 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.

Her music is not bad but I can GUARANTEE you that a good chunk of the people following her online are all squealing fanboys and fangirls whose lives revolve around her. Those kinds of people annoy me to no end. - allamassal

At least she actually has talent... - DaWyteNight

48 Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
49 Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.

I bet the guy who put this here was because of the best bassist list and best drummers list. Well, bud, it's just a coincidence that two of the awesomest musicians are in the same band. - SoldierOfFortune

50 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. more.
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