Top Ten Worst Music Artists of 2017

The musical artists that have made some of the worst songs of 2017.

The Top Ten

1 Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to internet fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul is known for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

He released the absolute worst Ep of 2017 in the form of Litmas. Not only that, but he's proved everyone that he and his brother are complete scumbags. They really don't need anymore attention. - Smashball23

He made the absolute worst Ep of 2017 in the form of Litmas. Not only that, but he's proved everyone that he and his brother are complete scumbags. They really do not need anymore attention. - Smashball23

England is my city. What has humanity become

Katy > Jake. Jake is horrible. - DCfnaf

2 Sam Hunt Sam Lowry Hunt is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Cedartown, Georgia, Hunt played football in his high school and college years and once attempted to pursue a professional sports career before signing with MCA Nashville in 2014.

He makes country rap music, which is terrible by the way. He made one of my worst nightmares come true. I don't hate country as much anymore, I just hate country rap and a few mainstream country artists like Florida Georgia Line.

Someone Get Rid Of This Retard. - AlphaQ

This guy is the artist that a bunch of douchy frat guys and country white girls listen to when they get drunk. He's an absolute retard, and probably one of the worst artists this year. - shiftaltkey

He's no longer relavant

3 Kodak Black Bill K. Kapri is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. He is noted for his singles "Roll in Peace", "Tunnel Vision", and "No Flockin", as well as his numerous legal issues.

Sucks, worst rapper ever. Tunnel Vision is garbage, the beat sounds all out of tune, and he talks with autotune rather than rap, and the lyrics are awful and are basically saying that he is a criminal. Even MattyBraps is better than him, at least MattyBRaps does not sound as dreadful.

Kodak Black needs to go back to Jail along with Rick Ross

Tunnel Vision is Doom. -2/10 - AlphaQ

Tunnel vision sucks! - Fullwalking2

4 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. more.

I've never really been a fan of Katy, but I've never had a problem with her too bad. Some of her songs are admittedly quite catchy. But 2017 has not been her year, with disappointing album sales, and extremely gross or hypocritical songs (Chained To The Rhythm is criticizing the pop music style that she made to gain the fame, Bon Appetit is gross and is an unfortunate implication of pro-cannibalism). - Swellow

I think we all agree she sounded like she was high on something when she said "No barriers, no borders" as a response the Manchester bombing. - jrodz

"We should all open our borders and be welcome with open arms! " LMFAO Katy is a moron. - DCfnaf

She used to be a very pretty woman (see picture), but then turned into a Miley Cyrus-like lesbian (she's probably a lesbian now let's face it.) - Teravolt1422

The blonde lesbian haircut looks terrible on her

5 Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. more.

Okay, now that she has released "Look What You Made Me Do"...higher. Higher now please. - DCfnaf

I do like I Did Something Bad and This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things and...Ready for It. (Don't attack me) But they're for different reasons, not for Taylor Swift reasons. My favorite is Getaway Car. Which isn't a single. When it comes to Taylor. No way. They're actually pretty mediocre.

She hasn't even made more than one song this year. Give her a break. - Swellow

She only made one song this year, so I don't think she should be on the list.

Honestly the hate on her is getting annoying. She only collabed in one song this year. She's not even as bad as people say she is. She is overrated but she is also overhated. - DCfnaf

6 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

This guy is just a walking meme at this point. His music contains a bunch of screeching, like that's the new artistic thing to do right now. He's a had a rough life though, I'll give him that much. - shiftaltkey

Can't feel sympathy since he's done horrible things and makes garbage music though. - DCfnaf

Wait...since when is Halsey bad and worse than the worst artist? Please get this person who creates artless noise higher.


7 Missio

Listen to their album and tell me they're good. It's impossible. - DCfnaf

8 Jacob Sartorius Rolf Jacob Sartorius (known by his middle name), born October 2, 2002, is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 more.

Agreed. Even Justin Bieber would be laughing at how pathetic and generic his The Last Text Ep was. - Smashball23

How dare you put him on this list?! He's not even a musician... - PhenomentalOne

His entire "Last Text" album sucked. Don't even get me started on "Bingo". - DCfnaf

This untalented brat is still a thing? - DaisyandRosalina

9 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

Why is this talentless pile of dogcrap not in the top 5? - DaWyteNight


10 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 more.

This piece of crap should be in jail but ainstead, he's still making stupid music about how he wants a girl to have sex with him. He should be lucky that a girl is doing anything for him. - shiftaltkey

The Contenders

11 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.

What do you expect from a Trump-supporting piece of crap? Mediocrity.

Stay clear from my lists please. I HATE liberals who can't respect other people's viewpoints, ESPECIALLY in a country with freedom of speech. - DCfnaf

A Neo-Nazi singer for a Neo-Nazi nation.

You realize that she made nothing this year, right? - DCfnaf

Honestly who tf cares if she supports Trump? This list has nothing to do with Politics!

12 AJR AJR is an American indie pop band composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Metzger. The band is a DIY alternative-pop group who write, produce and mix their own material in the living room of their Chelsea apartment. They are most well known for their songs "Weak", "Burn the house more.

Please explain why these guys are not on the first page. Their album was atrocious. - DCfnaf

Um...I don't listen to them and frankly, I don't want to. - shiftaltkey

They sucked hot crap in 2017


13 Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following more.

Gucci gang came along
kill this bitch - weatherman419

14 Cupcakke Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.

I personally don't get the appeal of her and her garbage. Her lyrics are just ridiculous to me. - DCfnaf

And what I mean by no is that Cupcakke is terrible. She deserves to be on this list No was my reaction to her.

My sister said that her playing Kim Possible would be "awesome." She's nothing to me now. - 445956

Who likes her crappy music? I already know she's awful.

15 Bhad Bhabie
16 Future

He continues to ruin literally every song he is featured in. - DCfnaf

After I finished Honest, I hate him more than ever. What's worse is that he ruins potentially good songs. First Maroon 5's Cold, now Ariana Grande's Everyday. What's wrong with this noncey oaf? - AlphaQ

This guy should retire seriously he ruins every song he is in. - DaisyandRosalina

Sounds like a computer throwing up - DaWyteNight

17 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Oh come on. Seriously. Her only good song is Black Widow, and when she made "Mo Bounce," it's just disgusting and terrible, and the butt message makes me want to hit myself with a hammer. She was terrible this year.

Iggy is the problem of modern music. No soul, no heart, no goosebumps, no nice lyrics, and gross butts is a big definition to this crappy singer.

And also all of her songs, but Black Widow, which is surprising for her.

Iggy created "Mo Bounce", which topped "Team" as her worst song. - DCfnaf

18 Lil Yachty Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" from his debut EP Summer Songs. He released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016.

He's fun. - AlphaQ

Or he just finds it fun. You know, liking trap isn't some rare sin that no one ever performs... - ProPanda


"She blow that d**k like a cello" enough said - DaWyteNight

19 NateWantsToBattle

This guy is what every 12-13 year old anime and pokemon fan wants to listen to on Youtube. - shiftaltkey

His music is for babies

Meh, he was decent. Delete Me was a good song though. AND IT's NOT POKEMON!

20 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

Their debut album from 2017 was one of the worst Edm albums of the 2010's decade I've ever heard. - Smashball23

No! The Chainsmokers are an amazing band! Closer, Something Just Like This, Paris, Young, Honest, The One, Until You Were Gone...Those are amazing songs!

Of course I have. I've listened to Halsey, 21 Pilots, OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, Portugal The Man, and The Chainsmokers!

Electronic posers - Teravolt1422

Their only good song of the year was "Something Just Like This." "Closer" had potential for me but I didn't like the part where Halsey basically just re-said the entire first verse just with some words changed. - hiphopgod

21 Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.

He's the only rapper I like and he still kinda sucks! - EliHbk

Hell no he's one of the few good rappers in the mainstream - DaWyteNight

Meh, I've seen worse rappers. Just look at Kodak Black. - shiftaltkey

22 Migos Migos is an American hip hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia, founded in 2008. They are composed of three rappers known by their stage names Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

Culture was so trash. - DaWyteNight

I don't like Migos, but I do like Quavo. Quavo should quit the band

"Bad and Bougee" and "Bon Appetit" happened. - DCfnaf

23 Rae Sremmurd Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers, Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown (born June 7, 1995) and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (born December 29, 1993). They are best known for their platinum singles "No Flex Zone" and "No Type". They are signed to Mike WiLL Made-It's label, "EarDrummer more.

Oh come on. Nickelback above Rae Sremmurd? There goes whatever faith I still had in humanity. - allamassal

They Basically Swang Their Golf Clubs At Yung Negus. -1/10 - AlphaQ

"Swang" happened this year. I don't get how these two and BOTDF are famous. - DCfnaf

24 Fame on Fire
25 Silento 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.

This guy is still relevant? - wrests

He is still a thing? Oh boy... - DaisyandRosalina

26 Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Funny how everyone let him slide as he bragged on his albums about having back-door sex with an underage girl.

27 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 more.

Kendrick was the most overrated rapper of 2017. - DaWyteNight

28 Dylan Scott
29 Kidz Bop

They ruin every song.

30 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. more.

I've only heard one or two songs from this group. And I plan to keep it that way and not listen to anymore of their music. Especially when the leader of the group has been accused of sexual assault! > : ( - Smashball23

These guys are the worst artist besides cup cake ever! - EliHbk

Do they still make music? How actually likes this mindless garbage? - shiftaltkey

These guys below Kendrick makes me want to die

31 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 more.

The most overrated EVER. Nothing but booty shake, backup dancers, and lights/flash. Can't actually sing. Entertainer maybe, but not a musician.

I only listen to her songs. I don't like her personal - ParkerFang

She made like one song... - DaisyandRosalina

Overrated as hell by her stans every year, but 2017 was a good year for beyonce in that she didn't release any songs (yay! ) - DaWyteNight

32 Designer Sidney Royel Selby III (born May 3, 1997), better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. He rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot more.

He is making a really weird face in that picture

He doesn’t deserve to be on here... because he isn’t relevant anymore

33 Dj Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.

"Shining"? "I'm The One"? "Wild Thoughts"? Get this boring bastard into the top ten please. - DCfnaf

Dude, how can you call this person boring? Music, I get, but he's got more personality than anyone in music except for MAYBE Miley Cyrus (who never shows it in the music anyway). - ProPanda

ANOTHER ONE :O Put in more artists, random lines, big booty babes and call it my music

I'm The One is atrocious and so is he

This guy made a super annoying song with JB, Migos and Lil Wayne in one track, destroyed a good Rihanna performance with Bryson Triller and made Beyoncè sound like a man... top ten please. - DaisyandRosalina

34 Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

While I was disappointed at the turn to pop music after listening to the album a lot I quite like it as far as pop albums go. It's better than most other pop albums of the year even if its harder to see past the cravings for some hard LP screams. - Rathernotbenamed

Even if their last album was stupid and I'm not their biggest fan, I hope Chester Bennington rests in peace and I send my condolences. - DCfnaf

Linkin Park you should be proud of your accomplishments and One More Light is an amazing song. RIP Chester you were a good singer

I know them beat as nu metal they're selling out it is time to cut some slack shall we?

35 Train Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.

I loved their san francisco album but everything else they've done has been trash. - GrimmShady

The band that's a favorite of 40 something soccer moms, driving their whiny kids to and from school to practice, making a stop for a Chai latte at Starbucks. - shiftaltkey

So boring!

Surely 20+ years in the running hasn't transferred you to pop.
Oh wait, it has.

36 Luis Fonsi Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, known by his stage name Luis Fonsi, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor, best known for his 2017 worldwide hit song "Despacito", featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, which won a total of four Latin Grammy Awards.

Say what you will about Despacito, but at least it's better than the utter monstrosity that is the Te Bote Remix. - Smashball23

Got famous for being tight with Justin Bieber. - hiphopgod

I don't agree he is amazing

Overrated artists
he shouldn't deserve too much fame - weatherman419

37 Bangtan Boys BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment.

If their is a crazy armies on this list I just want to message the person who put this item here prepare for the army attacks - RoseCandyMusic

K-Pop Blows... - AlphaQ

38 Bebe Rexha

I like Bebe Rexha, her songs sound cool.

She's one of the only singers who makes good music.

Generic, autotuned pop, just another flavor of the month that will fade quickly.

Just bad

39 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. more.

Not the worst, but certainly not good - DCfnaf

He should set himself on fire - weatherman419

Poor marilyn manson😭 what bieber said was UNFORGIVABLE!

Bastardized the Spanish language in Despacito
Made I'm The One
Etc, etc, etc.

40 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.
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, more.

WHO IS THIS PERSON?! I've literally only heard of her from this site! - GrimmShady

She has had seven consecutive albums hit #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, and was the #3 selling classical artist of 2017 worldwide, according to Billboard.

Her audience is people over 35 years old, and she is marketed toward them, so its not surprising that kids have not heard of her.

She is passable I guess but she is not the greatest. - DaisyandRosalina

42 Frauenarzt & Taktlo$$

Frauenarzt is probably one of the weakest German rappers. He first tried dirty rap and then switched to clean party-techno rap. It was clear his lyrical abilities are... underwhelming. Unintentionally funny even. But it was okay at least. For that type of music you don't need much skill. Just make it a bit entertaining.
Now, he's back with a no-name rapper called Taktlo$$ as a duo. And they make horrorcore. Zero atmosphere, zero creativity, zero wit, zero talent. And while Frauenarzt is underwhelming, Taktlo$$ is plain awful. He barely rhymes, contradicts himself in two successive lines, doesn't make sense and often quite literally says "blood, death, violence - yeah! ".
If you want to make horrorcore you have to do one of the following three things:
a. create a dark atmosphere. May it be disturbing, deranged, creepy, scary, or simply gothic
b. be fun. Pretending to be deranged, insane and twisted can be a lot of fun if you are into that kind of humor. Just be ...more - Martin_Canine

43 Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. more.

Tyler is great. He's one of the most unique and original artists around. WHO DAT BOY? WHO HIM IS? - hiphopgod

He created Who that Boy, the worst song ever made. The beat is the most awful I have ever heard in my life. The lyrics to his songs are lazy and awful, and he can't rap, he has no flow. Even Dahvie Vanity makes better music, despite him still being the worst vocalist around.

44 Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. more.

Come on. Nowadays, her singles have lyrics that aren't about love, sex, or drugs with some actual instruments and no autotune. Now that you all are getting that, you all trash it? - DCfnaf

I know she went through a lot, but her music is still mediocre as hell. - shiftaltkey

A very overrated artist. Her songs aren't even close to good.

Lovefrombadlands Stop!

45 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
46 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 more.

He's was a good singer, now his songs are too sexual. If you listened to talk Dirty to me, it's terrible and the rap makes it worse - ParkerFang

I liked some of his old stuff, now he is releasing stupid sex songs. - 445956

That stupid song "Swalla" says enough. - DCfnaf

47 The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on 16 February 1990 in Toronto, Ontario. more.

I love The Weeknd! His song In The Night in particular, never gets old!

He's awesome... - DCfnaf

And we thought The Hills was bad...oh here comes STARBOY
terrible lyrics - weatherman419

Starboy is one of the most awful pieces of garbage I’ve ever heard, and he’s an awful modern pop rap artist who has to say the n word every five seconds.

Edit: I don’t have a problem with anyone saying he n word as long as it’s not racist. I do have a problem with you using it constantly because your vocabulary is that small and you’re hat terrible at songwriting.

48 Halsey Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, known by her stage name Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. She was born on September 29, 1994 in New Jersey. She started her career by releasing songs on SoundCloud, and now she is a well-known pop singer with hits like Bad at Love, and Now or Never. She had originated more.

Halsey is the best singer in the universe. Her songs involve her amazing voice and meaningful lyrics. Halsey is the definition of good music. 19/10. I mean, how couldn't you like the amazing singer who sings Control, Coming Down, Colors, Haunting and so many other songs! She should not be on here! (If you'd like to reply, please be kind, as I have deleted the last comment due to a reply)

An absolutely reprehensible artist. The most infuriating thing about her is that all of her songs tend to mesh the adjectives "boring" and "annoying" into one. "Now or Never" and "Not Afraid Anymore" anyone? - DCfnaf

Halsey is alt-pop. And hopeless fountain kingdom, Halsey wanted that to be proof that she can write radio music, proving that the best singer ever is extremely talented. Do you even know all of Halsey's songs?

Has always just seemed like an average artist to me. Nothing horrendous but nothing amazing either.

Someone get rid of this retarted idiot

49 Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer. more.

He least least for the fast few years - CharCharBinks

He's fantastic. - DCfnaf

His music might be kind of a watered down rehash of 80's/90's r&b, but he's one of the few great singers of our time. And hey, even if his r&b isn't as good as that original style of r&b at least we have somebody in the mainstream making r&b-ish music, r&b is so dead today because most r&b singers want to be rappers and urban radio only plays trap trash. - DaWyteNight

50 Chance the Rapper

Ha ha. More like Chance the Crapper

A rapper I tried to give many chances and still didn't like. - DaWyteNight

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