Most Underrated Bands and Singers of the 21st Century

This is a list of artists whose music is so amazing that have made some fame, but popular standards are so rooted that made it difficult for them to climb to the top -exactly where they deserve to be.

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

Not just hype... The real deal. Beautiful voice just gets better every year.

Some don't appreciate what Jackie can do.
I think the dumbed down mass produced music of the last 20 years is at fault.
Many of Jackie's fans are older, because experience and memory of truly beautiful music gives a better appreciation of her amazing gift.

Why isn't Jackie on the radio every day?
She has millions of fans, and would have billions if the industry put music first and dollars second.

I love hearing Jackie Evancho sing, she is so good.

2 System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

Cool, but not underrated. - Fan_of_Good_Music

3 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. more.
4 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

LP is not underrated. - Alpha101

5 Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
6 Seether Seether are a South African hard rock band founded in May 1999 in Pretoria, South Africa. The band originally performed under the name Saron Gas until 2002, when they adopted the Seether name.
7 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.

PositronWildhawk, you are OBVIOUSLY some kind of Nicki Minaj/Lil' Wayne/Miley Cyrus/Soulja Boy fan, because the only people who have a hatred for Owl City are fans of those singers and rappers I just mentioned that YOU like and personally want to be like when you're older. Anyway, moving on now, Jackie up there is NOT underrated, because I see her name on EVERY list. Owl City are amazing and absolutely underrated and NEED to be number 1.

I think, with this in number one, you should retitle it "overrated". Which Owl City most certainly is. Apparently it's an experimental electronic music project. Gets gullible fans out like meerkats. My verdict: it's ruining electronic music. Well, of course, I never said Owl City's not unique. No way. Owl City is unique in the way that he blends One Direction-reminiscent qualities which crush the Kraftwerk like soul within this music, and making it about as moving and pure-sounding as a parrot choking on a vindaloo. So, face it, the experiment proved to have had a negative result. Try electronic music that has more point, more soul and more sane fans to it. Owlers are electronic Beliebers. End of story. - PositronWildhawk

I can't believe Jackie Evancho appeared long after I made this list and now she's first. Well, fair is fair! People have voted. The queen is in her throne. - keyson

THis band has the Best Lyrics and music ever, we love them, but they are unfortunately ignored, THEY ARE TOO GOOD and should be on this list :((

Owl City is actually just one guy - Adam Young. But I TOTALLY agree! - kkacoolgirl

8 Eagles of Death Metal Eagles of Death Metal is an American rock band from Palm Desert, California, formed in 1998. Founded by Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme, the band also includes a wide range of other musicians that perform both on the band's studio albums and at live shows.

Those poor guys, I saw them on the news tonight, describing the attack during their concert in Paris.

They are lucky to be alive, but their lives are ruined.

This band is just incredible, and no, I don't know him since the Paris attack, I discovered them in 2014 thanks to "Miss Alissa", they are a great band really! Super underrated

It was formed by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age.

Most underrated band of the 21rst century, listen to their music they are amazing!

9 John Farnham John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.

One of best all round Rock Pop singers ever... Not much success outside Australia and New Zealand only when You're The Voice top the carts in Europe. In the U. S Farnham is only known as the 2nd lead singer of The Little River Band. I put this way if John Farnham had the same success in the U. S as he has had in Australia he be equally successful as Michael Jackson was!

10 Kate Miller-Heidke

Best live performance I've ever seen

Only 1 top 10 song when she has so many excellent other
Songs barely dint the top 40.. Great live

The Contenders

11 MGMT MGMT is an American rock band formed in 2002 by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden. After the release of their first album, the members of their live band, Matthew Asti, James Richardson and Will Berman, joined the core band in the studio.

If Indie records were given the fame they deserve music would be a better world. - keyson

Love you're coment you're nice dude;-) I'm 12 and I think that's awesome

12 Sigúr Rós

Hoppipolla, Ara Batur, Olsen Olsen and Staralfur among so many others will caress your heart until you cry. - keyson

13 Vanilla Ninja Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (lead vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards). Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass. more.
14 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
15 Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

Very, very underrated

Yet so amazing

The mostunder-rated Artist ever

16 Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.
17 Sarah Connor Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer and occasional songwriter from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. more.
18 Reik

Perhaps you have never heard of them, as latin pop records don't usually enter English-speaking charts, but that's definitely why this band should be in this list. - keyson


Get to know them. They even sing in English, and it's excellent reggae. - keyson

In my opinion one of the best reggae band around today - donovanthorn

20 Dread Mar-I

Reggae Spanish singer. One of the best singers of the genre. Lovely songs. - keyson

21 Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative more.

Green Day is fantastic, but definitely not underrated. - HappyMouse111

I can't believe I have a Green Day poster in my bedroom and I didn't put them on this list! - keyson

Albums like American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown prove that they belong here!

I love Green Day so much I sometimes can't breathe thinking about them. - Jetticus12

22 K´naan

There's more than what you can expect of this English-speaking rapper. - keyson

23 Gustavo Cordera

Former leader from Bersuit Vergrabat. He's always been an amazing musician, but his music has not been rewarded as it should. - keyson

24 Conchita Wurst Conchita Wurst or simply Conchita is the stage name and persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth, who was born on November 6, 1988 . more.
25 M2M M2M was a Norwegian teen pop duo consisting of Marit Larsen and Marion Raven, both of which provided vocals, guitar, piano and songwriting. They released two albums, “Shades of Purple” and “The Big Room”, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Both albums received universal acclaim internationally more.
26 Beyond the Black Beyond the Black is a German symphonic metal band from Mannheim originally consisting of Jennifer Haben (vocals), Nils Lesser (guitar), Christopher Hummels (guitar, vocals), Tobias Derer (drums), Erwin Schmidt (bass) and Michael Hauser (keyboard). As of August 2016, the members parted ways, with Haben more.
27 Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.
28 Ich + Ich Ich + Ich is a German music duo consisting of soul singer Adel Tawil (former member of boygroup The Boyz) and producer and occasional vocalist Anette Humpe (formerly part of the influential Neue Deutsche Welle band Ideal), which was formed in 2003. Their style can be described as pop, soul, R'n'B or more.
29 Brent Smith Brent Stephen Smith is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the band Shinedown.
30 Jamiroquai

He sure is underrated, but not as much as the ones before. Perhaps he is the most famous on the list. Still developing great albums. - keyson

31 Of Monsters and Men Of Monsters and Men is a five-member, English-language, indie folk-pop band from Reykjavík, Iceland, formed in 2010.

Amazing band (Better than BVB! )

I <3 all of the songs by this band, and most people I know /might/ recognize one of their songs but nobody knows the band. One of my favorite songs by this band, Dirty Paws, nobody I know has ever heard of. We need to make alternative music 'popular' again.

32 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

They are not underrated.

33 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 more.

Such an amazing singer! - kaitlynrad11

34 Goo Goo Dolls The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by vocalist and guitarist John Rzeznik, vocalist and bassist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska.

So many should be classics. The most forgotten band ever.

35 The Cab
36 Ben Folds

Not many people have heard of him, but he amazing! - Alpha101

37 Tokio Hotel Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. more.
38 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.
39 Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. more.
40 Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio is an American punk rock band from McHenry, Illinois. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist and vocalist Dan Andriano, and drummer Derek Grant.
41 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.
42 Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
43 The Classic Crime

All of heir songs are amazing. - Alpha101

44 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.
45 O-Zone

You may not understand a single word, but you will listen them until you speak rumanian. Unfortunately, the band has deceased.R.I.P. - keyson

46 Iambic2
47 Staind Staind was a Alternative Metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. more.
48 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

People are so horrible to them :( they've got way more talent than you think!

They are just so awesome. The singer, Andy biersack, has such a strong voice for being so Young.

49 Love and Death
50 Fear and the Nervous System
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