Top Ten Most Underrated Pop Artists

Singers who deserve more attention in the pop genre

The Top Ten

1 Sia Sia

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.

Yes. - Twixx

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2 Melanie Martinez 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.

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.

She's the best!

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3 Halsey Halsey

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

You voted for her because you hate her... What kind of logic is that? - Lilycat14192

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. - lovefrombadlands

I actully consider her alternitive

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4 Michelle Branch 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.


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5 Daya 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.

SHUT UP Daya is very talented - riri_lol

6 Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.

Only the gays appreciate what carly rae jepsen contributes to music

She's like a one hit wonder so yeah

Just listen to her album Emotion...

She makes amazing music. - Twixx

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7 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

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"

I listen to her "Nobodies Home" every day.

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8 Stacie Orrico

I think Stacie Orrico is ok. Not amazing, but not bad.

WHERE IS SHE - mood333

9 Lilly Allen

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

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

10 Hozier

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

The Contenders

11 Elle King 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 Marina and the Diamonds 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.

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.

Froot reached #8 on the US Billboard 200. It has sold 191,000 copies in the US and 1,100,000 Worldwide.

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13 Jacquie Lee

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

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

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

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

Underrated? Please... - RiverClanRocks

Don’t know if she’s VERY underrated because a lot of people know her... she is a legend though with an incredible incredible voice, personality, style, and talent. - Twixx

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15 Cher Lloyd 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 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

16 Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Cosgrove Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress and singer. Her career began at the age of three, when she appeared in television commercials.

I repeat. She sings?

Yeah but not that much I haven’t herd one of her songs since like 2013

17 Christina Aguilera 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 more.

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

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

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

He is bae.

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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19 Lana Del Rey 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 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.

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. - lovefrombadlands

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20 Christina Perri Christina Perri

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.

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