Top 10 Pop and Rap Music Artists that are Both Generic and Overrated
The Top Ten
1 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 ...read 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
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.
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 (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.
They're nothing special at all - DCfnaf
Any Boy band could be on this list - christangrant
4 Meghan Trainor
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 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 .
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 and...how can she sing? She's always using autotune, she strains, she whispers... - DCfnaf
6 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're worse than Justin Bieber. - DCfnaf
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.
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
Generic auto-tuned trash, can't even sing - 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
Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.
Generic Auto Tuned voice that is Overrated - christangrant
9 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 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.
Not a Surprise he's generic and overrated however he's lower because he's overhated - christangrant
Duh - DCfnaf
11 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1969, 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.
12 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 ...read 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
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.
Other than Viva la Vida they are pretty Generic and overrated - christangrant
Agreed. - DaisyandRosalina
14 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.
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. ...read more.
Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.
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.
18 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 ...read more.
She's generic, but at least she seems to enjoy singing. - DCfnaf
19 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.
Should be in the top ten. - DaisyandRosalina
20 Rebecca Black
Rebecca Black is "well known" for her "hit" single, "Friday", which has the second most dislikes on YouTube .
Horrible? Absolutely. But she's not overrated, because there is not a soul that enjoys her "music" sincerely. - RyanAbe
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