Worst Music Artists of 2018

Most of these artists aren't even worthy of being famous and just suck all together.

The Top Ten

1 6IX9INE 6IX9INE Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

Why do people think Justin Bieber is the worst music artist when you have psychos like this man running around? - CloudInvasion

His flow is so bad that you can't rap along to it because you're used to flowing like you're listening to a good song. - hiphopgod

He is my least favourite musician of 2018. He is a creep.. - Swampert02

Finally something that’s not Justin Bieber oh and by the way I agree

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2 Cardi B Cardi B

Overrated and annoying, and she has the voice of a female version of Squidward. She looks like an orange gothic stop sign in the above image lol. Oh well she isn't the absolute worst but still she is a bit annoying.

The worst mainstream rapper since Nicki Minaj. I've heard 5 songs featuring her, and her part is garbage on all of those songs. - allamassal

Apart from being a trash rapper, she has no personality and doesn't stand out at all. Nicki Minaj might be annoying and trash too, but the one thing you could never say is that Nicki didn't have her own style or personality. - DaWyteNight

I can’t stand her. She’s one of the worst artists of this year. Not as bad as 6ix9ine though, but still horrible, don’t get me wrong here. Her “rapping” is awful. And her “music” is horrible.

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3 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 ...read more.

He is amazing. His repetitive rap lines and catchy lyrics are simply legendary. (I'm being sarcastic here)

You're not wrong. Lil Pump is absolutely amazing for all the wrong reasons. - CrimsonShark

Gucci Gang is just a stereotypical rap song, where the phrase gucci gang is repeated over and over again. I haven't listened to any of his other songs, but they're probably trash as well. - allamassal

Lil Pump? Na...more like Lil Punk. - DaWyteNight

Lil Pump: an edgy highschool rapper that wants to impress the other kids and little hypebeasts that he's got the kicks, the car, the bitches, the money, and all the other generic things through stupid pointless mumble-rap. Originality... - shiftaltkey

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4 Lil Yachty 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.

I don't know where to start, and I don't even want to start. - CloudInvasion

Can't tell the difference between any of them, which is what makes all of them so awful.

First I've heard the name, but seems, and looks off putting based on reception/appearance. - htoutlaws2012

"Play with that p***y like Peekaboo"
"My new bitch Yellow, she blow that d""k like a cello"
What a lyrical mastermind Lil' Yachty is. - CrimsonShark

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5 Jojo Siwa Jojo Siwa

Her songs are so BAD. She can't rap or sing. Even autotune cannot fix her whiney, scratchy voice. I hate Jojo.

I hate her and her songs don't even have a point. Wait is she in kids bop though?

I hate Jojo for her bad songs and cringey bows but I've never heard her rap and there's a reason.


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6 Post Malone Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

I LOVE Post Malone. Get over it haters, this is the style of music now, and its lit!

Another generic "artist" producing generic "music".

He's not good. His music is 1/6. Complete Trash! - shiftaltkey

Voted him... Ugh - Monkeywolf228

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7 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.

I actually really like xxxtentacion. - Not_A_Weeaboo

I honestly think nothing is wrong with XXXTENTACION, he's the best singer of all time in my state of opinion. - WhyPickAUsername

Well, not exactly the BEST (Freddy Mercury) but still one of them. - Not_A_Weeaboo

He's not bad really *takes cover*

He was ok started bad then came out good then died very controversial all he did wa scream and cry anyone could do that

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

Still don't know what he does, more than shouting in middle of songs

When someone asks me about stealing credit, this is an example I give them. - CloudInvasion

Me and Dj Khaled "we the best" at everything

ANOTHER ONE! - Rathernotbenamed

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9 Tyga 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.

Ugh, this guys appearance alone (he looks like a wannabe rapper and part time gangster) makes me gag, aside from his awful sexually pervasive rap songs! - TuneGod92

Which gang is he from? - MChkflaguard_Yt

Is he still making music? - shiftaltkey

He's relevant?

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10 Carrie Underwood 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.

I mean, shes a good singer but I'm just a country type person, I don't listen to country but she's good. - WhyPickAUsername

Nothing more than an illiterate hillbilly

All modern country right now is god-awful. - shiftaltkey

Oh... I actually like her... and I hate country - Rathernotbenamed

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The Newcomers

? Yung Schmoobin

This guy released a mixtape about getting money from YouTube, I sucks

His YouTube Money Mixtape sucks, and then he tried to make a diss track on DRAKE? Drake is pretty much a god, and this kid tried to diss him LMAO - MainManJeffery

The Contenders

11 Kodak Black Kodak Black

Definition of 0 talent, extremely trashy, annoying robotic voice that sounds like every other "TRASH" mumble rapper on the radio. How did he get a record deal? He has 0 flow too. He is probably the lousiest rapper I've ever heard! - TuneGod92

HE MAKES BANGER BEATS! And this is coming from a metal head

He didn't make a single song this year. Still don't like him or his music. - shiftaltkey

12 Dimash Kudaibergen 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.

I know he can be overvoted, but honestly, he's not bad. He deserves his praise and putting him on a "Worst" list doesn't"t make sense, considering I don't see plans of a new album, single or EP being announced by Dimash at this point. - CrimsonShark

This shows how flawed this site is. You have to vote for something just to tell something DOESN'T belong there.

Don't know who this is. Don't care. - shiftaltkey

Tf? He's amazing! He has a six octave vocal range, he sounds like an angel to me. I don't know why he's on here

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13 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.

Even though she is widely respected as a rapper, her music is garbage and her voice is so irritating. She probably has one of the most irritating voices I've ever heard. She may be a good rapper, but that is it! Her image is a joke. - TuneGod92

Why is she still in the music industry? Overpaid and oversold. I cannot listen to Nicki often. At least she's better than Azalea Banks or whatever. - shiftaltkey

Oh she is so annoying and ugly.
I hate all of her songs and she is too vulgar!

She barely even looks human, If I see this THING in real life I'm gonna hurt it, for the greater good

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14 Bad Bunny Bad Bunny

He makes terrible music, tries to mimic other rappers.

What do you expect from someone who was in a song by cardi b, and with a name like bad bunny - DaWyteNight

Don't know. Don't care. - shiftaltkey

Absolutely awful

15 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

I vote him cause is one of the most overrated thing in the world right now and its annoying to hear his soundtrack, I would not dare call that song - wavedimp089

His 2018 hits are the most overrated songs of the year. None of them deserved #1 on the Hot 100, but ALL of them hit #1 and stayed there for WEEKS. - allamassal

He was so annoying this year

Overrated is an understatement. The most annoying thing about this year is not being able to listen to anything without his bloody voice moaning.

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

She came out of nowhere and was a hit all over the radio. Iggy looks like she tries to be the "White" Nicki Minaj and tries way too hard to be sexy! Like please stop! - TuneGod92

She's not even relevant in 2018, why is she even on the list lol? - DaWyteNight

What the Hell is a iggy azalea - B0S5J4M3S

Someone I hated a lot, especially on my previous account (don't ask who I used to be) - SpectralOwl

Why is she on here? Halsey was right, her career is dying. - allamassal

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17 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.
18 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.

Even his description hates him - tabethahopkins

Wow his description does hate him

19 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, also 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.

Hardly even relevant in 2018. - DaWyteNight

Irrelevant. - shiftaltkey

Go away you untalented idiot. He's just trying to get a hit while getting a free ride on Lil Wayne's train. - TuneGod92

20 Future Future

Future got old after 2013. I thought we heard the last of him. Apparently not. People still pay him to feature on tracks. - shiftaltkey

Once again an irritating annoying Robotic voice. Unoriginal and straight up trash. - TuneGod92

21 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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

0 talent and NEVER brings anything new to the table! - TuneGod92

Talentless now...I miss old Wayne. - shiftaltkey

Carter 5 sucks - DaWyteNight

22 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.

Yeah, she's horrible.

Worst lyrics ever

She thinks she's so edgy and funny with her stupid references to sex but it ends up just being a processed headache and migraine of artificial crap to listen to. - shiftaltkey


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23 Fergie Fergie Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and actress.
24 Taylor Swift 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.

Counts in some way. The worst thing about Taylor Swift is that she is a really good musician who is wasting her talent on mediocrity, as in the case of Reputation. I know she is capable of much more and I know she has a caring personality. She honestly needs to focus on more human matters and not what the media wants you to depict her. - CrimsonShark

Since Delicate, she said she is free. I'm not sure though.. We should wait for the next album and see if her lyrics are more creative. - MissRWBY202

She didn't even release any songs in 2018 - Monkeywolf228


She's just so annoying and overrated. I just don't get why people enjoy her music. it's just the same crap over and over again.

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25 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.

Although I like her older stuff, Love So Soft (the song that I'm almost sure got her on The Voice and a bunch of other music-related events) is the DEFINITION of an artless pop tune. - allamassal

Goodness is she terrible!

26 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.

Jake Paul is essentially an internet punching bag at this point, and nowadays, its more hip to ridicule and parody the guy. - CrimsonShark

If you listen to one song by him u might as well go to kaiser for a check up, your ears will be bleeding... badly

Pure Trash

27 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

An artist who actually has talent but decides to not use it and instead make auto-tune garbage. I Admit It was a horrible 18 minutes of my life I'll never get back. He needs to either use his real talent, or just retire already. - DaWyteNight

28 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.
29 Rich the Kid
30 Niall Horan Niall Horan Niall James Horan is an Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist, known as a member of the boy band One Direction.

He isn't that bad - Userguy44

He has a really annoying voice and can’t sing without auto tune, just another talentless member of 1D

Pretty sure someone just thought "Oh hey, let's put one direction! My list will definitely be liked"

He's better than a lot of singers out there (Where's Jacob Sartorius? ) - ObscuredBeauty

he's ok

31 Blac Youngsta
32 Migos 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.

Their songs are just artless noise (especially Walk It Talk It). - allamassal

This group is amazing! - WhyPickAUsername

Tf these guys are great

33 Dahvie Vanity Dahvie Vanity David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also ...read more.

That picture is so funny and ugly, but it bothers me.

Terrible singer, he's the one behind BOTDF (terrible band) and it's painful to listen to his songs. - 50

34 The Chainsmokers 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.

They are pure trash and every song sounds the same.

They're ok I liked their 2017/2016 better - Monkeywolf228

No, they’re not bad. Their new 2018 music like Sick Boy and You Owe Me is amazing, I hope they release an album soon.

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36 Justin Bieber 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.

I've heard worse stuff. And in all honesty, Justin Beiber isn't even that bad from what I've heard (That doesn't mean I listen to him). Also, he's done some good things in his life, but hey, the lengths people will go to in order to make him look bad, huh. - CrimsonShark

He is just cringe

Give it a break, the guy's released almost nothing since 2016.

I like some of his newer song a lot better than his old stuff - Rathernotbenamed

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37 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

You all heard how bad "Man of the Woods" was right? - THICCBOI

38 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes Shawn Peter Raul Mendes is a Canadian singer-songwriter and model. He attracted a following in 2013, when he began posting song covers on the popular video sharing application Vine.

Amazing and talented young man.

What's wrong with Shawn? - Rathernotbenamed

Bad singer - PinkF

39 Mariah Carey

Hang it up, dahling. Her music just gets worse and worse every time she comes back, and her once good voice has long since faded. She's just embarrassing at this point. - DaWyteNight

40 Lil Poopy Lil Poopy

That name sound horrid. I mean, who calls themself that? And I thought Konshens and Ding Dong had the strangest names.
- TheDuttyGyal

41 RiceGum RiceGum
42 Camila Cabello Camila Cabello Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao, or professionally Camila Cabello (born March 3, 1997) is an American-Cuban musician. Camila was best known for being part of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Fifth Harmony are known for songs like Worth It, Work From Home, All In My Head (Flex), Bo$, and Sledgehammer. Camila ...read more.

I am shocked that this untalented tart is so low on the list. How the hell is she behind legitimately talented artists with actual voices like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Shawn Mendes?! Without autotune, she can't carry a tune in a bucket. She ought to be in the Top 10 if not #1.

Cheesy Taylor swift rip off - THICCBOI

Get her higher - B1ueNew

43 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

Aside from her party hits that make you wanna get up and dance, she really doesn't have much about her that truly stands out. Her heavily autotuned voice is so annoying. Her music is trash! I don't even know how she got a record deal. She has very little talent, 0 star power or level of iconic ness, has no stage presence, and her music sounds like a knockoff of Lady Gaga and Britney Spears singles! Go away Kesha! - TuneGod92

Kesha is garbage. I bet Woman was created in 6 milliseconds, and Praying is horrible and overrated.

She's improving, but still not great. There's a lot of potential here, but not quite the execution. - Sop

Shouldn't be on the list, ding dongs - 445956

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44 Katy Perry 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.

Where do I start? Well for starters, she isn't a very good singer at all and if it wasn't for her very unique tone, she wouldn't even have a place at all in the industry. Most of her music is very generic and is the type that would only appeal to 10 year olds, I mean just listen to the second half of Prism. She truly isn't even that much of an Artist anyway. She is more of a pop star even though she doesn't even have stage presence. Her main appeal is the "sex symbol" image she obtained during the Teenage Dream Era. The only thing that really stands out about her besides her unique voice is how great her visuals are at her concerts. - TuneGod92

45 Rihanna Rihanna 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.

Worst artist every year - DaWyteNight

At least she can actually sing well despite “Work” that was crap

46 Bhad Bhabie Bhad Bhabie

She is so bad

47 Luis Fonsi Luis Fonsi

He made Despacito - THICCBOI

Who is he? - WhyPickAUsername

48 Anne-Marie

Get her above Halsey please. That F-R-I-E-N-D-S song is immature garbage. - allamassal

49 Lil Xan

His music is weird

He's trash. - THICCBOI

50 Silento 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.
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1. Lil Pump
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3. Jacob Sartorius
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3. Post Malone
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