If they lip sync, it counts. This list is for artists who just cannot sing live, but fair play to some of them for actually trying.
It sounds silly but please try and keep this list as factual as possible.. I don't care if you don't like Gaga and think she's pants, it's quite factual that she can sing live and hold the tune, whether you like her music and voice or not is irrelevant. I don't like Ariana Grande, but she can sing live so therefore haven't added her to this list.
1 David Bowie
David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.
Troll item. - Gg2000
Singing was good but his stage performance was not.
He looked like he was made of wood that's why he introduced all those ballet dancers to bring some movement on stage.
2 Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
If you're going to lip sync, make it look real.
She should be number one - DaisyandRosalina
Lip sync. And very often she doesn't even 'synchronize' it very good. - Metal_Treasure
3 Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
She can't sing, she yells! Always sounds out of breath live. - DaWyteNight
It sounds silly but please try and keep this list as factual as possible.. I don't care if you don't like Gaga and think she's pants, it's quite factual that she can sing live and hold the tune, whether you like her music and voice or not is irrelevant. I don't like Ariana Grande, but she can sing live so therefore haven't added her to this list. - phensh23
4 Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.
Boo she sucks everything songs - vettel7
She doesn't sing, she whispers - DaWyteNight
5 Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who is also known for her work in performance art, music, and filmmaking.
Kesha (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R.
Kesha is an animal rights activist and she works for H.S.I. (Humane Society International). Kesha also stands up for L.G.B.T. rights in America
OKAY WHY IS KESHA ON THIS LIST! HAVE YOU SEEN HER BBMA PERFORMANCE FROM 2016, THAT IS NO TRASH! IT WAS AMAZING, SHE SINGS BETTER LIVE THEN MOST AND ACTUALLY DESIGNS ALL OF HER STAGE OUTFITS AND PUTS EVERYTHING TOGETHER!
7 Jacob Sartorius
Rolf Jacob Sartorius, born October 2, 2002 is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on musical.ly and TikTok. In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 charts in the United States and Canada.
8 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.
9 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
Watch his atrocious live version of Bohemian Rhapsody to understand what I mean. Autotune can't help you outside the recording studio, ya pansy! - Mrveteran
10 Jason Derulo
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want ...read more.
11 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
Of course she is on the list for her performances in recent years, not in the 90's. - DaWyteNight
Her recent performance was garbage. - DCfnaf
12 Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about ...read more.
She's often off key (a little bit) even on her studio recordings so I guess it gets worse live. - Metal_Treasure
She's terrible when it comes to live. - DaisyandRosalina
13 Chris Brown
Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.
14 Hilary Duff
Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire.
15 Miley Cyrus
Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.
16 Carrie Underwood
Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.
Can you say robotic?
She only has a career because Brett Kavanaugh needs music and a pretty face for him to masturbate to in a carton of sour cream
17 Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Ann Tweedy (formerly Cheryl Cole, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) known as Cheryl is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.
18 Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.
19 Dimash Kudaibergen
Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.
20 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
21 Rachel Platten
Rachel Ashley Platten is an American singer and songwriter. Her third studio album and major-label debut, Wildfire, reached number five in the U.S.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian-American pop singer. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
Acutally she can sing, she's usually hit or miss but she has improved so much. "She can't sing" is way too far. - DaisyandRosalina
Nor her songs neither ther voice are good... don't know why people like this talentless ""singer"" too much. Bad, bad and bad!
This list sucks why is Bowie number 1? And RiRi isn't even in the top 10? - DaWyteNight
23 Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
24 Corey Feldman
Corey Scott Feldman is an American actor and singer. He became well known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as The Fox and the Hound, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Gremlins and The 'Burbs.
25 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
I like The Doors, but Jim better than Freddie Mercury? No way! End of story. - Gg2000
MUCH BETTER THAN FREDDIE MERCURY!
This one is not precisely accurate. Morrison was quite often drunk, which made him pretty bad, and sometimes he was really drunk, at which point he literally passed out mid-performance. But every once in awhile the stars aligned properly, and he was better than ANYONE- yes that even includes Freddie Mercury.
LOL, he was never better than Freddie - neither live nor in the studio. - Metal_Treasure
Is this a joke that he was better than Freddie Mercury? No way man! Are you kidding?
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26 Wes Scantlin
Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.
Seriously, just search some of Puddle of Mudd's live performances on YouTube. Wes cannot sing. He always sounds drunk and/or stoned (which he probably is). - SuperSonic17
Richard Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.
28 Ringo Starr
Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
I voted for Ringo because when you see one of his concerts, his vocals are run through a lot of effects and all his songs are played lower than they originally were to account for his voice. Plus, he tries to move and get into the song, but it looks so cringy. I prefer him as a drummer. - Gg2000
Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.
30 Kate Bush
31 Susan Boyle
Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
32 Brian Jones
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones.
33 Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing ...read more.
34 Bon Scott
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
Why is he even on the list? - DaWyteNight
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.
37 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
38 Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
39 George Harrison
George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
40 Stevie Nicks
Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
41 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, ...read more.
42 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
I assume none of the idiots who voted him on here saw his Live Aid performance, the pinnacle of how great he was live. Brilliant vocals, able to command the crowd like no other and such an entertaining figure to watch. Not bad live at all. - Mrveteran
This is definitely a troll item. Ignore it. - Metal_Treasure
43 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
44 Bob Marley
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
45 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
Geez, they didn't even spell the name right. I'm no Elvis fanboy, but the man was a talented live singer. He had the vocal chops, and he had the stage presence. All eyes were on him, both in the audience and in the band.
Edit: at least they fixed the name now. - Gg2000
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
47 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
49 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
50 Jimmy Page
James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.