Most Overrated Singers of the 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 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. more.

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


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.

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". She later become a singer 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. 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 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 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

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.

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6 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.

Just like Beyonce, Gaga is another big copycat

7 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.
Annoys everybody - zxm

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 more.

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


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. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking more.

Needs to get back in the cotton field

10 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

The Contenders

11 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 more.

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

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. more.


13 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake
14 Harry Styles Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and song writer, known as a member of the boy band One Direction .
15 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 more.
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 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 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

18 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 more.
19 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.
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

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1. Justin Bieber
2. Taylor Swift
3. Rihanna
1. Drake
2. Taylor Swift
3. Chris Brown
1. Nicki Minaj
2. Miley Cyrus
3. Ariana Grande



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