Worst Music Artists of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

Their music is annoying, they have barely any talent, and they don't even like their own music.
Plus, their fanbase is made up of mainy little girls ages 9-12.
And, they are judged by LOOKS, not TALENT. - TwiHardgurl

Polluting the industry with their depressingly poor Pop music, One direction may capture the hearts of teenage girls worldwide, but at the end of the day, everyone knows that most of it isn't actually their work.


2 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

Justin Bieber has remained quieter so far this decade, and has even announced his retirement, this however, does not take away the fact that he has still produced some absolutely abysmal records and has plagued radio airspace with singles that no one in their right minds would enjoy.

Oh god what a joke a couple of songs on the web and you famous big deal he has totally grown up to be a major big shot

I really don't know that many people that like Justin Bieber. His music is tired, and there are barely any good songs. - TwiHardgurl

The White Soulja Boy - 12cc

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3 Nicki Minaj 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.

The worst ever music artist, beyond a doubt. I hate everything, and I mean everything about her. - PositronWildhawk

Please vote for her give her the place she deserve

She is a complete sellout by default

Dull, talentless and irritating, we are still yet to hear a decent track from Nicki Manaj.

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4 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

She wasn't always all that bad. Her voice now sounds like crap thanks to the excessive drug abuse, I mean come on! She can't sing "Wrecking Ball" on key! The AMA performance made my ears bleed. The VMA performance was just stupid. Her antics are kinda getting old. I don't think she'll last for much longer. When it comes to her actual singing, the talent she once had is no longer there. She sounds sick and manly every time she sings her new songs live. Sorry Milerz. - neeks09

Bad example, and not a very good singer.
Party in the USA was probably her best song, and that came out, what? Five years ago?

Hannah Montana was actually what made her popular, and now that it's off-air, nobody really remembers her.
Plus, that new movie, So Undercover, isn't very good. *Yawn* - TwiHardgurl

5 PSY PSY Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

He's just an Herpes

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.
7 Rebecca Black Rebecca Black Rebecca Black is a YouTube personality and singer who's infamous for her single "Friday," which was once the most disliked video on YouTube. She has also released other songs, including "My Moment" and "Saturday".

I hate her nasal voice. She sounds like she snorted some crack with cat hair in it when she was like seven.
ANNOYING. - TwiHardgurl

8 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor 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 ...read more.

Should be in top ten after 1989 came out

9 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

She is doesn't like our queen
She copied my 5 favorite female singers Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Britney, Nicki, Beyonce I bet
She is like a crap Madonna - onlyway

Lady Gaga have the 20 awful audio and videos Judas, Edge of glorry, schieße, applause, aura and more
She like a Madonna copier
She is so annoying at Bad Romance the first time I hear it - sweetjamie

10 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Loved by all the ultra racists

The Contenders

11 Willow Smith Willow Smith Willow Camille Reign Smith, known professionally as Willow, is an American singer, actress and dancer.
12 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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.

I can't stand Rihanna anymore. Her old music was fine, but now? UGHH
Diamonds was awful. We found love was awful.
I wonder where her talent went. - TwiHardgurl

13 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur .

About as low as you can get

14 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

Sorry, Madonna fans, but she is from the 1980s and her time with singing should be over. She sounds like a crappier Britney Spears. - TwiHardgurl

15 Christina Aguilara

Completely nasty songs, awful music videos (see Your Body on YouTube) And I'm pretty sure my beagle sings better than her. - TwiHardgurl

16 Selena Gomez 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 sing in alto.
17 The Wanted The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.
18 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
19 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
20 Kanye West 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.
21 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.
22 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
23 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

She sucks at rapping get her in the top 20 NOW!

24 Emeli Sande

Her songs are seriously so annoying I want to barf when I hear them on the radio.
Plus, she looks like a freak. - TwiHardgurl

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25 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking ...read more.

Lil Wayne's forgettable rapping career has many waiting for the sweet, sweet, news of his retirement from the industry that he has singlehandedly torn apart.

26 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.


27 Black Veil Brides 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. ...read more.
28 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. ...read more.
29 Mariah Carey 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 is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.
30 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

She should be number 1.

31 Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
32 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

Though Skrillex may be innovative in a certain perspective, the truth is much of what he claims to be music is just plain old noise.

33 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
34 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

They give the words "suck" and "disgusting" a whole new meaning.

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36 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, als o known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B .o. B, and Lil Wayne . His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year .
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38 Trinidad James Trinidad James Nicholas Williams, better known by his stage name Trinidad James, is an American rapper based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
39 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

These guys write same generic beat in almost all of their songs, and their lyrics are far from u unique or decent in anyway

40 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

Too Sweet To Hate - 12cc

41 Fun. Fun. Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.
42 Chris Brown 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.
43 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
44 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
45 Britney Spears 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.

She might be a pop icon in the eyes of many, but this is just for the 2010-present decade. Her music that she's released in this decade is horrible. She could get away with not having the best voice with classic hits like "Baby One More Time" and "Oops I Did it Again", but what is "Work Bitch"? She sounds like a baby crying for help while having her nose plugged underwater. She no longer sounds like a human, as the excessive auto-tune just kills any natural aspect of her voice. Not to mention she hasn't sang live... like... ever... - neeks09

46 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
47 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.
48 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

They're pretty bad in my opinion.

49 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Has one of the most beautiful singing voices in history.
Never uses auto-tune.
Never sings about her booty, or anyone else's body parts.
Never twerks.
Always dresses in good taste.
Is respected by the true legends of the industry, like David Foster, Tony Bennett, and Barbra Streisand.
Loves and respects her fans and family.
Has never been arrested.
Yeah, how terrible...

50 Jason Derulo 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.

Both lyrically challenged and often objectifying, though Jason Derullo may be able to throw together the occasional hook, he remains one of the poorest artists around.

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