Top 10 Pop and Rap Music Artists that are Both Generic and Overrated


The Top Ten

1 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 more.

Um, no. As a country singer, she had a personality and...SHE WRITES MORE THAN JUST BREAKUP SONGS. "Blank Space" is a self parody, "Mean" is about bullies getting karma, "Ronan" is about a dying four year old, etc. - DCfnaf

All of her songs are about the same thing breaking up with a boy friend and her voice is so generic and as far as overrated she would break the scale if there was one for most overrated artists - christangrant

Kinda overrated, generic voice, kinda generic music. Not bad but yeah not the most original. - DaisyandRosalina

Most overrated.Her songs lost melody but people still buying it.

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2 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. more.

Very generic and overrated. Most of her songs are about sexual topics. - DCfnaf

Yup pretty generic if you ask me and defiantly overrated - christangrant

She deserves this place, honestly. - DaisyandRosalina

3 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a 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 more.

They're nothing special at all - DCfnaf

Any Boy band could be on this list - christangrant

4 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.

At least she has a personality and you can tell it is her singing when she comes on the radio. - DCfnaf

Shes pretty generic alright and shes very Overrated - christangrant

5 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.

She has no personality, no singing talent, no stand out songs... - DCfnaf


Can't sing and very overrated.I feel like there will be a time I would hate her.Because lots of singer who are million time better than her but couldn't gain popularity.

What? Generic? Bish, please! She works her a$$ off to make great music! Listen to Kill Em With Kindness and The Heart Wants What It Wants, and then whine to me about how "generic" she is. And she actually CAN sing!

Those songs are fine but not GODLY like you say they are can she sing? She's always using autotune, she strains, she whispers... - DCfnaf

6 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, 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 more.

They're worse than Justin Bieber. - DCfnaf

7 Rihanna 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.

She at least puts passion into her music and has a personality. Plus, I don't get how "Love the Way You Lie", "Disturbia", and "Love on the Brain" are generic. - DCfnaf

Most of her music is just horrible and she has a painfully awful voice that auto-tune can't even fix. Her voice is like ear-rape, T.I.'s song Live Your Life would be a perfect song if she wasn't in it. - DaWyteNight

Eeeh, she has songs about Chris Brown, bashing paprazzi, bashing hatets, denunciating rape, lesbian love, goodbye songs, Carabbean-inspired music, touch a lot of genres and (thing that only few modern singers have) a soul. How is this generic? - DaisyandRosalina

8 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."

Generic Auto Tuned voice that is Overrated - christangrant

9 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
10 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 and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

Not a Surprise he's generic and overrated however he's lower because he's overhated - christangrant

Duh - DCfnaf

The Contenders

11 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 more.
12 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One more.

Why they aren't generic: They don't just write about love, partying, sex, drugs, etc. They write about relatable topics like how much they want to go back to a time when it wasn't stressful. It could come off as pandering, but it isn't generic. - DCfnaf

In my opinion, they don't deserve the praise they get because their song are so generically boring.

My god the amount of praise this band gets is way too much plus they are pretty generic - christangrant

13 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 more.

Other than Viva la Vida they are pretty Generic and overrated - christangrant

Agreed. - DaisyandRosalina

14 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.
15 Aaliyah 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.
16 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.
17 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.
18 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. more.

She's generic, but at least she seems to enjoy singing. - DCfnaf

19 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.

Should be in the top ten. - DaisyandRosalina

20 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

Horrible? Absolutely. But she's not overrated, because there is not a soul that enjoys her "music" sincerely. - RyanAbe

21 Drake 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".

If there was any rapper who would be able to camouflage into the Billboard 100 because of purely Spotify streams,this is the man.
The UK has proved they have better chart rules,because round here you can only have 3 songs in the chart from a single artist at a time,because of the Ed Sheeran fiasco with Divide.
He had nearly all of his songs on the American charts at a time. There is a borderline between pop & rap,you know?
claims to be a rapper but then again is the definition of plagiarism. Not exactly influential,but practically if he breathes into a microphone at least a few people with buy it because it’s Drake.

22 Kimbra Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
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24 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
25 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.
26 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.
27 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.
28 Cardi B Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.
29 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
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