Top Ten Most Underrated Pop Artists

Singers who deserve more attention in the pop genre
The Top Ten
1 Sia Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, referred to mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer and songwriter. She released her debut album in 1997 but mainly gained mainstrem attention in the 2010s. In 2021, she released the highly controversial film "Music". The film has received negative reviews online.

She's a great artist. I believe people underestimate her because all of her songs contain REAL MEANING, something most pop listeners can't understand anymore as their brains are so used to lighthearted AUTOTUNED hits produced my mediocre artists. Sia produces real music and despite her fear of the stage, she's simoly amazing.

She is the pop artist I respect the most. She's real. So many people only know her for Chandelier and Elastic Heart. She also sang Hostage, Fire Meet Gasoline, Big Girls Cry, The Girl You Lost to Cocaine about her depression and addiction. She uses no auto tune.

2 Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Nothing against to her, she's original but I just don't like her.
Her videoclips are just creepy, she's a beautiful girl but she uses mape up and looks like a clown, she acts like a baby in her clips which is creepy, there's nothing special about her voice, she's smoking and her music is so depressing. Okay, some people like this and it's okay but I definitely don't.
She acts like a psycho. But she's actually talented and original.

At one point, I went from mainstream songs to secondary artists. I went from Bea Miller to Phoebe Ryan to Halsey to Sia, but I didn't like all of their song; just one or two. Then I found Melanie Martinez while looking at random music videos. I fell in love with ALL of her songs, and was the first artist that I really liked and focused on. The message is kind of disturbing, yet amazing.

Melanie is literally no type of underrated... so many people know and praise her

The only thing that people misunderstand is that when someone doesn't know a few of her songs, 'real fans' get pissy and call them 'fake fans'...

If you haven't noticed, so many instagrammers use her as an 'rp model' BECAUSE they like her...

she has so many fans; and it's certain that she's not underrated...

many people just don't like her or her style of music, and that's something people need to learn to accept

3 Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated from Tumblr, and believes Hotel Shampoo is racist.

Halsey and Melanie are the worst out there. Melanie is a little better as she's actually making a little more alternative music, Halsey on the other hand is a pop "artist", and I use artist loosely. She markets her aesthetic more than her music which By the way halsey fans, SHES NOT MAKING SOME REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC! It's subpar and not special. Nowadays Halsey trying to be Alternative is being mainstream as trying to be different is now doing the same thing as everyone else. Halsey is not the second coming of Christ chill the hell out

Halsey is the best singer ever. Hopeless Fountain Kingdom was the Queen of music proving that she can write radio music, and she obviously can. To anyone who insults her for her popular music:1. If you do not like it, it is still better than music like Strip That Down. 2. HEAVEN IN HIDING. Also, Halsey actually has meanings in her songs.

All her songs are so creative, I love her. Her voice is so beautiful, I listen to all of her songs and like her! She's the first artist that I liked all of her songs

4 Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

She used to be really popular in the early 2000's, it's just that time has changed people sleep on her now. I wouldn't say that she's underrated

Love her pop-rock style and I don't know why so many people don't know her?

Listen to her songs all the time. My favorite is "This Is How You Remind Me"

5 Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver. She is best known for her hit song "Call Me Maybe" which topped many charts in 2012.

She's my queen I love her so much. I want to go on the dedicated tour but I can't. Her new album is called dedicated I will put the album on at my funeral I love her so much nothing can compare all y'all haters can go bye bye.

Carly's last album, E·mo·tion, deserves so much more recognition! All of the songs are well-written and have an infectious vibe. It's a shame that Carly's only known for Call Me Maybe; her newer songs are much better. She's a much more talented singer, songwriter than people realize, and her new album certainly proves that!

I know many people still perceive Carly as a one-hit wonder. But try listening to Emotion and maybe your opinion of her will change!

6 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and Charlie. She attended a catholic elementary school and was sent to a boarding school at age 15 to... read more

SO MANY PEOLPLE are saying she can't sing! If you are talking about her SNL performance, how would you feel if people always just bugged you about your worst mistakes all the time! Her range is really big and when she hits the high notes, it is like listening to an angel! Her songs are mostly really meaningful and when I listen to her voice, I feel calm and that there is one person who really understands me in life, and that is, Lana Del Rey.

I honestly don't like her music style and her songs but I am in love with,Blue Jeans". I heard a girl singing this song and I liked it more than the original but then I started to listen the original and I keep him on repeat and I love it

Not at all. Lana Del Rey's songs sound exactly the same. The only one I liked was Video Games and some other one, and the reason I like Video Games is a cover of it by The Young Professionals [an actually Underrated Pop Group].

7 Lily Allen Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

She took a lot of stands on political views, for example f you was against George Bush, and should be every homosexual person's theme song.

She has a lot of bad words, yet that's just her being all unique. And she only has about 100k subs! She's so underrated.

Adorable, badass, British babe. Everything you could ask for in music with her accent as the cherry on top!

8 Marina and the Diamonds Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating characters in creating her songs and forming her albums.

She's unique and underrated. There's a miscomprehension of her style and once you understand what she tries to transmit, you become an automatic fan.

Oh come on, I absolutely LOVE her music! She needs to be in the top ten

She's the queen, and you know it when you hear her singing.

9 Michelle Branch Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper.

I remember her on mtv back in the day. Everywhere was a great song.

Her voice just makes me melt. All you wanted was perfect

so unique.


10 Daya Grace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Daya is by far my favorite artist. She has such amazing music, yet when I talk about her no one knows who she is! Everyone only knows her from Sit Still, Look Pretty. Honestly, I like her unpopular songs better! This is why I think the amazing singer Daya is super underrated.

I loved her a ton in the past, I still listen to her. She isn’t my favourite though. I remember when I was obsessed with her and I constantly told my friends about her but they had no idea who she was

Known for making two pretty bad-meh songs in my opinion, hide away and sit still look pretty. but her other songs (such as New) are so much better!

The Contenders
11 Elle King Elle King is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues.

I love Elle King so much her voice is so powerful and her songs are mesmerizing my favorites are song of sorrow and ain’t gonna drown

12 Troye Sivan Troye Sivan Mellet, better known as Troye Sivan, is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor and YouTuber.

He's the absolute best! I just discovered his music a couple of months ago but he has easily become my favorite. Normally I wouldn't bother listening to music by former youtubers but Troye Sivan's music is just amazing. He has come a long way and still has a long way to go and I sure as hell will be here all the way.

He is the best and his songs are so heartwarming. I love him recommended 100/10

I bet this new album will be more mainstream than blue neighbourhood, well-known for 'youth' and sometimes 'wild' but I def 100% recommend especially 'for him' or 'dkla'

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14 Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Her career began at the age of three, when she appeared in television commercials. Cosgrove's film debut came in 2003, when she appeared as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. She appeared in a number of minor television roles over several years before coming to prominence as Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon television series Drake & Josh. In 2007, she landed the role of Carly Shay, the lead character on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom iCarly, on which she starred until 2012. As of May 2010, Cosgrove earned $180,000 per episode of iCarly, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television, and in 2012 was listed in the more.

She only has a few songs. She doesn't make songs anymore.

I thought she was on that iCarly.

I repeat. She sings?

15 Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. She rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor.

She has a good singing voice but simon cowell really made her terrible like with most of the other artists he ruins

She hasn't done anything special to be honest, she's underrated for a reason. 'swagger jagger", 'want you back', 'i wish'. MEH. her songs are okay but there nothing special

She is so talented.

16 Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants", and "Candyman".

She's not underrated, she's just old. She use to be popular in the early 2000's

Her voice is angelic to be honest

17 Christina Perri Christina Judith Perri is an American singer and songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After her debut single "Jar of Hearts" was featured on the television series So You Think You Can Dance in 2010, Perri signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut extended play, The Ocean Way Sessions.

I'm not a fan of modern pop music. But I've always appreciated Christina Perri's efforts to work independently and the tremendous effort she puts into her music, which digs below not only the surface of superficiality but also has an empowering essence.

She is probably one of the best. For some reason she is underrated. I listened to much of her songs and I liked them all. So please support her and a bunch of other artists I know. She is one of the best.

Human and A Thousand Years brought tears to my eyes.

18 P!NK Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Pink? Underrated? Um, excuse me, but if Pink was really underrated then What About Us wouldn't have been playing in every restaurant, store, and on the radio every 10 minutes for several months. Halsey is really underrated, I would rather listen to her than What About Us by far.

I wish more people knew about her. In my school, I'm her only fan. It's sad, she can sing without auto tune and she has a great voice and nice style, she is original.

I am 11 and I absolutely LOVE P! NK, she is definitely underrated

19 Charlie Puth Charles Otto "Charlie" Puth Jr. is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to YouTube.

I liked his older joke songs better, but his newer and more funky songs like how long and attention are SO much better

His sobs are so good but all I'm hearing on the radio is One Call Away, Attention and We Don't Talk Anymore

He's very popular and one of my favorite male artists.

20 Emily Osment

She got a good voice, in I like her song call love sick. BEST SINGER THEN MILEY CYRUS!

21 Hozier Andrew John Hozier-Byrne, known mononymously as Hozier, is an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter.

This guy has an impressive voice. He should have more hits. I hope he doesn't join the one hit wonder club...

I love hozier but if I'm not mistaken he's alternative not pop.

Yes, very underrated

22 Little Mix Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.

They are the most underrated girl group ever. Their songs are empowering for girls and they have real meaning. They are all very sweet and extremely talented and they all give each other a time to shine on stage, they are equals and there is no "lead singer" like in other groups (cough, Camila Cabello).

They make empowering music like I understand they are trying to deliver a message, but it does;t sound catchy or good, the way that the construct the music instrumentally, and sometimes lyrically just don't go.

They deserve every bit of recognition in the world, more than selena gomez or other pop artists

23 Colbie Caillat Colbie Marie Caillat is an American singer-songwriter. Caillat rose to fame through social networking website Myspace.
24 Owl City Owl City is an American Synthpop/Electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is the most successful of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.

Adam is just AMAZING! His songs are so clearly written to inspire, and it's really sad that not everyone has heard his music. His music is a lot more than Fireflies! I guarantee that his music will uplift if you are feeling down. The best part is his music has stayed the same imaginative and uplifting songs throughout 10+ years. He's hands down the best artist out there!

Should be number 1, he's one of the few pop artists who still puts soul into his music, EXTREMELY UNDERRATED!

25 AJR AJR is an American indie pop trio composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Metzger. The trio is a DIY alternative-pop group who write, produce and mix their own material in the living room of their Chelsea apartment. They are most well known for their songs such as "BANG!", "Weak", more.
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