Top Ten Most Underrated Pop Artists

Singers who deserve more attention in the pop genre

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21 Emily Osment Emily Osment

She sings?

22 Colbie Caillat

I LOVE her!

23 Little Mix 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 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. - dustymuave

They deserve more attention

They are overrated as heck

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).

24 Magic

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. 👎

25 Sarah Connor Sarah Connor Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. more.

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!

26 Dove Cameron Dove Cameron Dove Cameron is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing a dual role as both title characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie.

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

She isn't my favorite pop star, but she isn't the worst. Too bad she has had plastic surgery. - Minecraftcrazy530

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27 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth

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

Somebody, please throw this man in the trash. - RiverClanRocks

His all over the place - dustymuave

I love his work he's amazing

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28 Vanilla Ninja 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.
29 M2M 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.

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

30 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

People sleep on her, but she has bomb ass vocals though. - dustymuave

She is

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

31 Tove Lo Tove Lo

(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."

32 Nate Ruess Nate Ruess

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

33 Anastacia Anastacia

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

34 Megumi Hayashibara Megumi Hayashibara Hayashibara Megumi is a Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress born on March 30, 1967. more.
35 NIIC NIIC Kyle McCarthy, better known by his stage name NIIC, is an American singer-songwriter, producer and YouTuber born on May 24, 1990 in New York City. more.
36 An Cafe An Cafe An Cafe, also known as Antic Cafe or Antikku Kafe, is a Japanese dance rock band consisting of Miku (vocals), Takuya (guitar), Yu-ki (keyboard), Teruki (drums) and Kanon (bass), that formed in 2003. Guitarist Buo left the band in 2007. more.

Not a siunger, - Lucretia

37 Maria Mena Maria Mena Maria Viktoria Mena is a Norwegian pop artist, best known for her single "You're the Only One" which charted in multiple countries.
38 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

I love Adele but she's not underrated

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

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39 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

Underrated Demi is not

Um... - Twixx

~But you've had me underrated...~

40 Zara Larsson Zara Larsson Zara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She first gained national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2012 and released her debut EP album, Introducing, in more.

Amazing singer that deserves success in the US

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