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.

Represents everything that's wrong with today's rap music. In other words, he is bottom of the barrel trash. - RiverVibeZ


Worst of all time

6ix9ine is the prime definition of what happens when the music industry decides to simply emphasize trends, popularity and favoritism over talent, hard-work and dedication. Not to mention that he has among the worst personalities out of any music artists I know, and considering such feats are also held by Varg Vikernes, Ian Watkins and GG Ailin, its quite the accomplishment. - CrimsonShark

2 Jojo Siwa Jojo Siwa

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

Ryuk, where's my Death Note?!


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

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

She sucks, literally

Discount Nicki Minaj, except while Nicki at least had some identity and stood out from the music crowd (Although not in a good way), Cardi B is just incredibly bland and has got nothing new to offer. - CrimsonShark

The sound of someone chewing loudly makes me angry and I can’t help but to tell that person to shut up. Cardi B has the same effect on me. Her voice and personality gives me the same feeling I get when I hear someone smack and chew loudly.

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.

4 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

My aunty could rap better

5 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.

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

Just complete garbage. You can't even understand a word he says! It's all so mumbly. Songs are sooo bad they make Tyga's worst look like fire. - TuneGod92

Best wapper of all tim

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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.

He one of the few artists this year who actually try different things with there music

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

Voted him... Ugh - Monkeywolf228

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

7 XXXTentacion 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.

Overrated and overplayed. Everyone talks about him like he's the second coming of Jesus, even though his music was generic edgy, emo rap. He wasn't bad, but he only truly blew up because someone blew a cap into him and killed him.

This guy is only talked about and listened to by edgy emo Thrasher/Vans wearing teenagers who act like he is jesus or something. That's why I renamed him XXXDogBalls

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

8 Kodak Black 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.

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

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

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.

Which gang is he from? - MChkflaguard_Yt

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

Is he still making music? - shiftaltkey

He's relevant?

10 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

ANOTHER ONE! - Rathernotbenamed


Dj Khaled. All he does is produce some beats and be an annoying pathetic hypebeast. - shiftaltkey


The Contenders

11 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".

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

REALLY not a fan. He is just annoyingly overplayed and a bad rapper. - Rathernotbenamed

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

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

12 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.

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

Nothing more than an illiterate hillbilly

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

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

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13 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Eh... half is good and half is pretty bad but they do have some good songs - Rathernotbenamed

How dare u fall out boy is awesome

14 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

15 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.

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

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

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

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

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16 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, known by his stage names 2 Chainz and formerly Tity Boi, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia, and is often regarded as one of the most mediocre rappers of recent years. He started out in the southern rap duo Playaz Circle with fellow rapper Dolla Boy, before he would become ...read more.

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

17 Bad Bunny Bad Bunny


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

Absolutely awful

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

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18 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.

He sucks

Not as bad as Logan, but still sucks

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

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

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

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

Extremely overrated - MegaSoulhero

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20 Fergie Fergie Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and actress.
21 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

SO overrated

My favorite band... but I am glad it's so low compared to where I thought it wold be with all the dislike its been getting from evolve. Though someone please get maroon five up one more and worse than ID - Rathernotbenamed

22 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.
23 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.

Carter 5 sucks - DaWyteNight

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

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

24 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". ...read more.

Should be higher than XXX - DarkBoi-X

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

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

25 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.

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

Yeah, she's horrible.

Worst lyrics ever

Are you kidding? She is queen

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27 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.

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

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.

I love Taylor! - Rathernotbenamed


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28 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

29 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

Brendon urie is an amazing singer!

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31 Jacob Sartorius 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 musical.ly and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 ...read more.

Yup. Basically a mini Mendes. Speaking of, shouldn't that guy be like 1 on the list?

Wow his description does hate him

Even his description hates him - tabethahopkins

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 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.

Get her higher - B1ueNew

Cheesy Taylor swift rip off - THICCBOI

34 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.


35 RiceGum RiceGum

he sucks

36 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.

What's wrong with Shawn? - Rathernotbenamed

Bad singer - PinkF

Amazing and talented young man.

37 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

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

Justin bieber died down. And we got way worse rappers this year. - MChkflaguard_Yt

38 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.
39 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.

She is so overrated! Most of her songs suck in my opinion - Spongehouse

40 Lil Poopy Lil Poopy

Poopity scoop - DaWyteNight

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

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 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.

Nasty child molester

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!

45 Bhad Bhabie Bhad Bhabie Danielle Bregoli, known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is an American rapper and Internet personality.

She is so bad

46 Marshmello Marshmello

I should've voted him - Monkeywolf228

47 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

48 Submarine Man

"MADE DISH HERE wit all duh StinkBoost on the foot; at the GATE outside, when we pool up we kill their socks; barefoot boys-that's no socks hopping out the coupes; this foot WAY too small, when we pull up, give me the foot" - xandermartin98

He sounds like a dying frog - ShrekTheGoat

Trash autotune rapper - THICCBOI

49 Kesha 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. ...read more.

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

50 Anne-Marie

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

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