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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. - ToptenPizza
I agree, Sia is incredible. One of those singers whose emotions you can feel simply through their voices. an amazing songwriter, who really doesn't use auto tune. Her live performances are proof of her talent and artistic vision! - keycha1n
Time made me come to respect Sia's work over the years, she's an amazingly talented singer and songwriter and people give her too little credit for it.
She can send feelings through your body when she sings unlike many big names like Beyonce and Rihanna who only wear explicit dresses and dance and scream.V 33 Comments
Most people just know Melanie just for Pity Party & Dollhouse, but she has so many other records like Bittersweet Tragedy, Gingerbread Man, Tag You're It, and Mrs. Potato Head. She has such a good message behind the songs too.
There isn't much to say about Melanie. She's so amazing, and effortlessly mixes pop and alternative so she isn't a cookie cutter copy of Selena Gomez, for example. Her pastel, frosted beats are catchy and stick in your head, and are perfect with deep, honest lyrics.
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.
So underrated! Her childhood style paired with dark-ish themes just makes her songs perfect! ( She is my favorite singer )V 37 Comments
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
She's making better music than Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Kesha and so many of these overrated A-list celebrities. Sure, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom was not as good as Badlands (some songs were still amazing) but this is a person who's actually trying to make better music. - ObscuredBeauty
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
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.
I actully consider her alternitiveV 7 Comments
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! - Anushka125
Just listen to her album Emotion...
Only the gays appreciate what carly rae jepsen contributes to music
Carly is echt leuk en haar stem is echt goudV 10 Comments
Adorable, badass, British babe. Everything you could ask for in music with her accent as the cherry on top!
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.
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. - ToptenPizza
Highly underrated - AliciaMae
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 - dustymuave
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"
She is so underrated and her songs are just amazing! - SugarcubecornerV 3 Comments
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.
She's not underrated, but she's not overrated (maybe to people that listen to trip, dream pop, independent music or what ever it is that's she does) - dustymuave
I think she is overrated. The girl just can't sing!
Lana Del OverREYted.V 1 Comment
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
NUMBER 4?V 9 Comments
She's a great singer, I have a few of her songs on my spotify.
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
Oh come on, I absolutely LOVE her music! She needs to be in the top ten - kaitlynrad11
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.
She's the queen, and you know it when you hear her singing.
She's awesome and one of my favorite pop artists ever. - PhoenixAura81V 6 Comments
Underrated as HECK! I'm probably the only person on this site who has even heard of them. They make great songs and are one of my favorite pop artists. Check out my list of my favorite songs by them for an intro. - PhoenixAura81
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.
SHUT UP Daya is very talented - riri_lol
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! - Maxo
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
I think Stacie Orrico is ok. Not amazing, but not bad.
WHERE IS SHE - mood333
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.
Lol I don't think he's underrated at all!
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'V 2 Comments
This guy has an impressive voice. He should have more hits. I hope he doesn't join the one hit wonder club... - ToptenPizza
Take Me To Church was an absolute disaster, but I feel like I should have given him another try. Jackie and Wilson was decent. - WonkeyDude98
I love hozier but if I'm not mistaken he's alternative not pop. - Beautifulsound
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. - ToptenPizza
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. - allamassal
I am 11 and I absolutely LOVE P! NK, she is definitely underrated
I’m Going To Explain Her In A Few Words
ONE OF THE ONLY GOOD SINGERS TOADAY!
I repeat. She sings?
She only has a few songs. She doesn't make songs anymore. - TheFourthWorld
Yeah but not that much I haven’t herd one of her songs since like 2013
She is from the voice, her songs such as Broken One, Tears Fall, etc are very uplifting and need to be put on the radio. - ToptenPizza
This is one of the best singersi've ever listened to her voice is so pure - sajaaltai
She has a good singing voice but simon cowell really made her terrible like with most of the other artists he ruins - Maxo
She is so talented. - DynastiSugarPop
Sirens. Go listen. - Twixx
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 - dustymuave
She's not underrated, she's just old. She use to be popular in the early 2000's - dustymuave
Her voice is angelic to be honest
What,if u kissed Madonna your golden
Absolutely not a fan of Modern Radio Pop Music...but not gonna deny that I've always appreciated Christina's capability as a singer as well as the tremendous amount of effort she puts into her music, which not only digs below the surface of superficiality but also possess the empowering essence... Definitely, my Guilty Pleasure.. - Arhaan95
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.
How isn't she higher? christinas voice is incredible and shes got some of the best music out there
I liked his older joke songs better, but his newer and more funky songs like how long and attention are SO much better - Maxo
His sobs are so good but all I'm hearing on the radio is One Call Away, Attention and We Don't Talk Anymore
I love his work he's amazing
His all over the place - dustymuaveV 3 Comments
They deserve more attention
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 deserve every bit of recognition in the world, more than selena gomez or other pop artists
I was obsessed with Taylor Swift for 2 years then I found them and love love love love love love love love love love love love them for 4 years then I just like abandoned Taylor then I listened to her again to stop listening to her cause now I love love love love love love love love love love her and I realised little mix weren’t very good (compared to Taylor)V 2 Comments
I LOVE her!
Yes, they have other songs then rude. And they are just as good, if not better. - ToptenPizza
These guys are not talented and never will be. All of y'all that think they have a future stfu. The reason why people think that's their only song think that just because it's catchy and their other ones don't make the cut. 👎
Such a unique singing voice... so many emotions... her voice can be so fragile and gentle... then all of a sudden so loud, powerful and strong. She puts so many feelings into each performance. A majority of her albums consist of brilliant '00s pop equal to Christina Aguilera's work, with the highlights being her ballads, like "From Sarah With Love", "Living to Love You", "Skin on Skin", "Just One Last Dance" and "Still Crazy in Love". In Germany, she was one of the leading figures of pop music in the early 2000s, but never made it big internationally. Also her music lost importance as the century goes on. But that may be due to her lackluster albums "Sexy as Hell" and "Real Love". But in 2015 she had a brilliant comeback to high quality pop with her German language debut album "Muttersprache". It is also her debut as a songwriter. She definitely needs more attention; she is hugely talented with a unique ...more - Martin_Canine
I LOVE sarah connor!
I want her to sing Once Upon a Time in New York City from Oliver & Company! And what exactly is your idea of a better show? Yeah, the show has problems, and reasons to hate, but I've realized that ALL SHOWS ARE LIKE THAT! Including SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Regular Show, and Adventure Time. It's still my favorite show. Even if it's bad, SO IS EVERY OTHER SHOW I CAN THINK OF! Also she's starring in that new movie Descendants. Do you think it'd be good?
Not bad at all, not bad. Dove has an amazing singing voice which is not that cringe-worthy (or cancer, don't use cancer as an insult)! - DynastiSugarPop
Her voice isn't bad at all, but her chances of ever being truly appreciated by the music industry were destroyed when we agreed to star in a horrible Disney show that's quite cringe worthy.
A beauty with a beautiful voice. Shame about liv and Maddie. She has amazing potential and should go to perform on better shows. - keycha1n
To be honest, I really don’t get the hype around her
I used to be obsessed with descendants but that was Back when I was 10
She is an ok actress, and her voice is okay, she has done plastic surgery
I love Adele but she's not underrated
Underrated? Please... - RiverClanRocks
I LOVE ADELE. But let's be honest. She is FAR from overrated. So there may be some devout fans who vote her up, but you should instead vote for people like Melanie Martinez or Charlie Puth - TheWiseOne
She is modern soul music
Should be number 1, he's one of the few pop artists who still puts soul into his music, EXTREMELY UNDERRATED!
How is he not on the list? - growlbunny
M2M were only a short lived project, having released only 2 albums in the early 2000s, but they were absolute masterpieces. M2M, consisting of singer-songwriters Marit Larsen and Marion Raven (both of which later had solo careers, which were really good, but no match to their work as a duo), took teen pop to a whole new level. The songs were warm, alive and full of detail, grace and fun. Never where they overly melodramatic or even cheesy, the thoughts explored in their songs were real teenage problems that can apply to anyone: "Mirror Mirror lie to me / show me what I wanna see" or "Don't say you love me / You don't even know me / If you really want me / Then give me some time". Those two albums were all about the bumps along the way of growing up, without ever talking about growing up. This does not feel like a product about teens, but like teens talking about what they experience at the moment. - Martin_Canine
true - sajaaltai
In case you don't know,
AJR has only 2 hit songs on youtube, I'm Ready with 18M views on youtube and Infinity with 1M views.
But they are pretty big on Spotify, and should definitely be number 1 on this list.
Listen to, "No Grass Today", "Turning Out", "Weak" and "Come Hang Out" and you will be swayed.
Pure genius, and pure goodness.
People sleep on her, but she has bomb ass vocals though. - dustymuave
She’s awesome. - Twixx
She should be more popular than she is she's better than sluts and whores and bitc**s aka Miley Cyrus I love all her songs
Underrated Demi is not
Um... - Twixx
~But you've had me underrated...~
This guy has great songs such as his Nothing Without Love and his feature on Eminem's Headlights. I love him way more than any other singer
(Am I the only one to find the term "Underrated" a bit loose on this list? )
Anyway, Tove Lo is an amazing artist and underrated as far as charting pop stars go. People usually just call her "That girl that sung "Talking Body" or "Habits", but she really is so much more. She's a great songwriter and an even better vocalist (Speaking of her songwriting, she also wrote the hit, "Love Me like You do.") She's able to sound strong and confident one moment, then scared and vulnerable in the next. She really is great artist and I highly recommend "Queen of the Clouds."
As far as I know, her best song is "Talking Body". - PhoenixAura81
She is my favorite singer on all time! When ever someone asks me who is my favorite singer, they don't one clue who she is.V 2 Comments
A multi platinum selling superstar in most countries of the world, completely unknown in the US. Anastacia's music is powerful pop-rock with disco elements, her voice is strong and extremely unique and her songwriting poetic. Her music has soul, heart and personality.
"Left Outside Alone", "Everything Burns", "Paid My Dues", "Sick and Tired", "One Day in Your Life", "Pieces of a Dream", "Time", "Seasons Change",... also some of many, many great songs by her. - Martin_Canine
Not a siunger, - Lucretia
All her songs are good. Including weekend millionaires, labels and you don't know.
Weekend Millionaires by her is so good!
Amazing singer that deserves success in the US
Wannabe Rihanna and sexist too
Very underrated, her earlier mixtapes were hot and now her label is forcing her to go mainstream
I LOVE HER! She is and amazing singer and beautiful, I have no idea why such person is so underrated. She should be on the top of the charts!
She's my favorite singer. I've been to two concerts and I met her once
She's only a teenage and her music, I don't know. I don't think a lot of people vibe with her - dustymuave
Adam has a very high range of voice. He sung with Queen as Queen + Adam Lambert and people consider him just as versatile(or even more) as Freddy Mercury. He even starred in Glee for few episodes but decided to persuade his music career. A star like Adam should definitely be at the top!
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