Most Overrated Singers of the 21st Century

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The Top Ten

1 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, 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.

He's not overrated if I can say with confidence that no one likes him. - WonkeyDude98

Idiot

2 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 ...read more.

She is a GREAT songwriter. But her singing is average, nothing special about it. If you compare her to... Well, for example Sia, who is also a songwriter and has a FANTASTIC voice, there's a big difference.

Um, she's underrated. People call her the worst thing ever because of a few slightly above mediocre songs. She has a pretty decent voice, and her songwriting abilities are almost off the wall. - WonkeyDude98

She's so overrated... I agree she's a good songwriter but her songs are monotone and the tune is meaningless.. there are plenty of great singers who should be more famous than her

Everyone has their own opinion.No one should force their opinions to other.Taylor Swift isn't not underrated she's overrated because she hasn't got vocal skills like freddie mercury,axl rose,aretha franklin or robert plant but she's way more famous than she should be

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3 Ariana Grande 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.

Ariana Grande needs to die. I feel like hurting someone when anyone mentions her name. - RockFashionista

4 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian 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.

I don't even know why girls at my school even like her music. It's not music at all. It's basically just Nicki Minaj trying to send a message to the world that all she can do is twerk and be naked while sounding like a smashed-up record player. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I don't even know how anyone could like her music... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

She used to make good music, like Starships, now shes all- BANG BANG! ANACONDA! - SeeU

5 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.

She's just plain trash. - MKBeast

She's a fake singer.
Stupid
Annoys everybody - zxm

6 Beyoncé 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 ...read more.

Her father pushed her into show-biz. Then she started stealing things from other artists. Now Jay-Z helps her in business because she's too stupid to control her own stuff. She has a voice but this is it. COPYCAT and ZERO PERSONALITY!

Bey has earned everything she has received. Not overrated at all. Just too good

Oh hell no

Ha-Ha, the word is finally out, and Carolos Santana, one of the world's greatest living musicians told the awkward truth. Beyoncé is a "performance artist", NOT a singer. She dances, she struts, she creates lavish stage productions, she shakes her butt. Her singing talent is modest at best, but is covered up well with auto-tune and over production.

7 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.

Just like Beyonce, Gaga is another big copycat

8 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.

Off topic question, but why are the majority of the women on this list showing off their armpits in the photo?

LOL

She's only famous for being sexy and/ or (half-)naked. NOTHING else. She can't write songs, she can't sing that well... Nah.

9 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. 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.

Needs to get back in the cotton field

10 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone 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 in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

She's a horrible person, but I like her music from the '80s. - RockFashionista

The Contenders

11 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Rubbish racist knobhead.

12 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. ...read more.

Dismal

13 Harry Styles Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .
14 Chris Brown 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 ...read more.
15 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake
16 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
17 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.
18 Kanye West 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.

I don't like Kanye, what's worse is that he's married to a talentless freak - iiHuskyQueen

This guy isn't an overrated musician. In fact, he's a very good rapper. He's just a self entitled douchebag. - MKBeast

19 Zayn Malik Zayn Malik Zain Javadd Malik, born on 12 January 1993, who records mononymously as ZAYN, is a British singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Bradford, ZAYN aspired to pursue a career in music from a young age leading him to audition as a solo artist for the British reality television music competition The X ...read more.
20 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's not overrated, he's underrated. As a matter of fact I would never say that he's had an outright awful song. A mediocre one sure, but a bad one? - WonkeyDude98

He's not overrated at all! In fact, he's very much underrated. It's impossible for him to write or sing a bad song. - Britgirl

21 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.
22 Mariah Carey 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.
23 Michael Jackson 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 ...read more.
24 Sia Sia

How can a great singer not be able to sing words you can understand. Take her current Christmas single - I can hardly make out a word.

25 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Ever been to a live concert of hers? So horrible. When you listen to it on your mobile phone, you're like: WOW. But if she's actually singing LIVE, you're like: Oh Em Ge! That can't be the same person?!

26 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.

Jigga is one of the greatest rappers of all time and no one should even think about putting him here

27 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 ...read more.
28 Jason Derulo Jason Derulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.
29 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.
30 Tyga Tyga Tyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.
31 Chris Martin Chris Martin Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.
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