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 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.

England is my city. What has humanity become

Katy > Jake. Jake is horrible. - DCfnaf

This song explains why humans these days have become more retarded than ever. Our forefathers are ashamed. - MillieTrina_Prower

E N G L A N D I S M Y C I T Y! This guy and his dumbass fans make me lose faith in humanity... - shiftaltkey

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2 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. 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 most hypocritical bitch of 2017. She makes a song about how mindless pop music is blinding us from the real issues, but also makes a song on the same album about telling guys that it's time to eat her vagina. - shiftaltkey

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3 Kodak Black Kodak Black

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. - AnimeDrawer

Tunnel Vision is Doom. -2/10 - AlphaQ

Tunnel vision sucks! - Fullwalking2

Ugh..probably the worst rapper of 2017 next to Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly, and Post Malone. - shiftaltkey

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4 Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius was born in Oklahoma . Jacob is a singer known for his top 90 hit Sweatshirt, which amassed over a million YouTube dislikes in less than a year, and other singles ABC remix and musical .ly clips. Jacob Sarorius has a YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other Social Media.

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

He's still a thing? I guess the internet is obsessed with this pre-pubescent loser that I love to ridicule. - shiftaltkey

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5 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 more.

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

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. - AnimeDrawer

Words cannot express how much I hate this vapid, basic-bitch, overpaid singer. Ever since she released "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready For It? ", where she tries to do some white girl rapping but utterly fails, she should be much higher on this list, but her basic bitch fans will keep buying into her garbage while complaining to the barista at Starbucks that they didn't make their candy in a cup chai frappaccino low-fat enough. - shiftaltkey

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6 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is 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. - lovefrombadlands



7 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 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

8 Sam Hunt

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. - AnimeDrawer

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

Made two of the worst songs of the year, he made "Drinkin' Too Much" and "Body Like a Backroad". - DCfnaf


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

What the HECK is an AJR? - B0S5J4M3S

Ew AJR - lovefrombadlands

10 Missio

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

The Newcomers

? Six Feet Under Six Feet Under Six Feet Under is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed in 1993. The band consist of four members: founding vocalist Chris Barnes, longtime guitarist Steve Swanson, current bassist Jeff Hughell and recent drummer Marco Pitruzzella.
? Lil Uzi Vert Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.

The Contenders

11 Cupcakke 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

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.

I don't care about lyrics being vulgar, but I feel like her whole image is being vulgur for the sake of being vulgar, trying to be edgy for the sake of being edgy, but actually turning out to be complete garbage. - shiftaltkey

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12 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

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.

A terrible fake country singer. - Lucretia

This is the singer that brought us reactionary entertainment such as "Remember When", talking about hating modern society and modern technology and going back to the good old days. She's also fake as hell and the most basic bitch country singer ever. - shiftaltkey

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13 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. more.

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

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

Why do they still make stuff, anyways - Lucretia

They still make music? - AlphaQ

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14 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

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.

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

Iggy Azalea's career died ages ago - GrimmShady

Her new song is yet her worst:



It’s that bad - AlphaQ

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15 Lil Pump 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

16 Future 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

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17 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

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! - lovefrombadlands

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

Electronic posers - Teravolt1422

Closer, that Coldplay song, and Paris and what ever songs they made are so irritating. - Lucretia

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

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18 Migos Migos

Culture was so trash. - DaWyteNight

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

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

19 Lil Yachty Lil Yachty

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

20 Kidz Bop

They ruin every song.

21 Train 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

They are still making stuff? - Lucretia

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

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

22 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 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

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23 Cardi B Cardi B

Her song, whatever its called, is annoying. She is a awful rapper. - Lucretia

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

24 Kendrick Lamar 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

25 Dj Khaled 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

Is terrible. And can he do more towards his own without so many other people? - Lucretia

"We the best"...the best at what? No, you are not the best. You are not the best at anything. You suck. "We the best music? ", you're not. You're not the best music. In fact, you're the worst music! This clown only works with the same mediocre artists on all his singles and he needs to stop. "I changed a lot" You've changed a lot as in you now make even worse music than before?

"I've got the keys to success", you have the keys to using others for your own personal gain and not contributing anything but a "DJ Khaled! " at the beginning of every song. - DaWyteNight

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26 Designer 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 - lovefrombadlands

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

27 Machine Gun Kelly 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

28 NateWantsToBattle

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

Never heard of him - B0S5J4M3S

29 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 more.

I'm not sure if any band could have a worse year than Linkin Park in 2017. Their lead singles spelled doom right from the start. Their album bombed, both critically and commercially. They made enemies with their fanbase. They've done so badly that people are questioning whether they were ever good in the first place. - Zach808

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 - lovefrombadlands

Overrated. And this band is supposed to be metal!? - Lucretia

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30 Rae Sremmurd 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.

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

31 Fame on Fire
32 Dylan Scott
33 Bangtan Boys 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

34 The Weeknd The Weeknd Abęl Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.

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

All of his popular songs are awful - Lucretia

He's awesome... - DCfnaf

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

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35 Luis Fonsi

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

36 Kesha Kesha 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

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

Praying is a very annoying song, her voice is irritating, and she can't sing. She probably doesn't right her songs either. - Lucretia

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

Lovefrombadlands Stop!

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37 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 .

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's good, but is she really the greatest singer? - Cartoonfan202

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38 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

Feed the machine was actually pretty good.

39 Silento Silento

Needs to stop. He can't make music that sounds good without a bunch of help and then it still sounds bad. Plus his voice is irritating. - Lucretia

This guy is still relevant? - wrests

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

40 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. more.

Not the worst, but certainly not good - DCfnaf

He should set himself on fire - weatherman419

Needs to go back to 2013. - Lucretia

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

41 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.
42 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 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

43 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

44 Bebe Rexha Bebe Rexha

I like Bebe Rexha, her songs sound cool. - lovefrombadlands

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

Just bad

45 Tyler, The Creator 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.

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. - AnimeDrawer

46 Quavo Quavo

I do have to say out of all the Migos, Quavo is the worst. Quavo never advances with his sound, and all he can really do is hooks. Both Takeoff and Offset have proven that they can be more versatile and more consistent than Quavo. Before you say you like Quavo because he was featured on your favorite pop song, remember that Quavo's a rapper, not a singer. - hiphopgod

Should stop using auto-tune. When migos first came out they weren't using auto-tune, now they're even worse than before. I can't stand auto-tune, (unless it's used correctly and for effect like T-Pain) - DaWyteNight

I love Quavo! No! - lovefrombadlands

Been featured in too many songs! The only song where I tolerated HIS rapping was by mah dear Camila Cabello

47 Charli XCX Charli XCX Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter.
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49 Tyga Tyga Tyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.

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

50 Halsey Halsey

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) - lovefrombadlands

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? - lovefrombadlands

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

Someone get rid of this retarted idiot

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