Worst Music Artists of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 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.

Wow... What a stupid list. Yes, I agree with Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, and Rebecca Black (i don't know who Aaron Carter is). But why hate on some of the best rap out there? Taylor Swift is not bad. I don't like her stuff but it's not close to the level of crap that is pop. I don't even understand how you can hate on Lamb of god or Slayer. Slayer is legend and Lamb of god is legit. Please re-do this list.

I agree with this list somewhat but what is Taylor Swift doing here and on the 5th position. She is a good singer. So whoever made this list can please re do it.

He is very naive and rude. He went to the Philippines where he became irrational and impolite.

Indisputably by far the worst singer of all time who is so filthy rich that he gets himself high on the smell of money and drunk on fame, really this man should not be allowed to so much as touch a microphone or gutiar.

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2 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.

Why are Paramore on the list? They actualy play instruments and Hayley has a great voice. Nicki Minaj has none of that, relies on auto-tune, dreadful lyrics and is just completely unappealing.

I guess if you have no talent, put the booty on display. Unbelievable young people today listen to this crap.

Why is this thing a singer to begin with...

3 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

Worst music artist ever.

Who really wants to hear about someone being a fly on the wall?
She should have stuck to acting, since she is a drama queen.

4 The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.


Hell no these guys were the bomb
they were my childhood
screw u

5 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.

She is just garbage!

6 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.

Pure garbage, However he is a tough guy and can prove it by beating up women.

7 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.

Screw this 8 year old

This kid can go now

Pure garbage

Scerw this child he can go die in a hole

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8 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.

British Music will always be better than American Music...does anyone think that Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, and this Carrie Underwood can beat brilliance like Blur, Oasis, Pulp, let alone THE BEATLES. I think NOT!


9 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.
10 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".

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11 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.
12 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.

I remember Kanye said to an interviewer "all I do is make real music". Yeah right. Another over rated creep with zero talent and a big mouth.

13 Silentó

As a visitor said, he should've remained silent. - Cyri

Why...just why...kids still love dis

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

They're the worst boy band that's ever been famous.

Why are they not at the top of this list?

They must be on second place.

They suck. They suck. They suck.
Do I need to say it again?

15 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.

I proudly support Taylor Swift being on here 100%. I hate when she breaks up with a guy writes a song all about him (when it was probably her who broke up with him) and makes millions, and I really hate how everyone says she innocent because last time I checked 16 guys I think in about 3 years, yup she must be innocent. Sorry for the rant buts it's true.

What's wrong with that? So what, she dates a lot of guys and breaks up with them. No one is suppose to be good at dating. And she does write about things besides her ex's. So what if she does make money for writing songs, that's what an artist does and it just turns out that she appeals to a lot of people. - DarkInk

What is Hollywood Undead so high up on this list?!? Taylor Swift sings so out of tune and the only reason people don't realize that is because they edit her voice. She is so fake and untalented.

Why is Adam Lambert, Slayer and Gaga categorized with this piece of robot music

She just says curse words and is complete trash? Can she just stop signing?

16 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. ...read more.

Don't like her at all, and hate everyone else in this list but can I ask why's Taylor Swift here? She's beautiful and talented and amazing. She shouldn't be here.

17 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney, Australia, that formed in 2011. The group were originally YouTube celebrities, posting videos of themselves covering songs from various artists during 2011 and early 2012. They rose to international fame while touring with One Direction ...read more.

Oh my god, nuke it from orbit before it makes new song

5 seconds of hell

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

Rebecca black sucks so much that she shouldn't be in this list... She's not a singer... Where is Jenna Rose? But still I hate Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert and Lady Gaga. I think Taylor Swift has a good voice...

Like, I hate Friday. But one direction is worse. - AnonymousChick

What the hell is Taylor Swift doing here? She's one of the hopes to save this this generation...

19 Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of ...read more.

I love them

They have good music (in my opinion) and use real instruments, why are they so high up?

20 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.

Why is he not in the top spot?

Well there are some people who find him appealing, and no not because they have horrible tastes in music. There is no "perfect" taste in music because everyone is going to like other things. - DarkInk

21 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

How is Eminem in the list he is the best rapper ever - codvsbf

How come Eminem to bein this list while also on the top10 best list? Serious people, the guy is a legend!

22 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.
23 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.
24 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.

She is definitely a candidate for the top spot.

She is a freak and a slut who can't sing or do that drunk rap thing that she does. She relies on her nonexistent good looks and her crappy synthesizers to make her famous. Beyond a worse voice than most and an unnecessary dollar sign in her name, Ke$šśsha, is about as generic and typical as a cloud in the sky. Actually clouds look different from each other. With her booze, sex, drugs, and horrible singing, rapping, moaning, Ke$$$$$$$$h@ is most deserved of the century's number one worst artist.

25 PSY PSY Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.
26 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

Despite how terrible Rick Ross is, deadmau5 is helping keep his career alive by booking him to be the opening act on the upcoming world tour.

27 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.

Kelly Clarkson is worst than Justin Bieber because Kelly is a pedophile

28 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.
29 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
30 Aaron Carter Aaron Carter Aaron Charles Carter is an American singer. He came to fame as a pop and hip hop singer in the late 1990s, establishing himself as a star among pre-teen and teenage audiences during the early 2000s with his four studio albums.
31 Lil' Jon

all he does is shout down micrphones bragging about crunk! he is just a dirty south rapper, famous for collaborating with other dirty south rappers to create the ultimate club song. Also Famous for his exaggerated use of words such as: "What, Yeah, and Okay! " - thetopten

He's one of the reasons hip hop started dying.

32 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

Beyonce should be in the top 5. can't believe the garbage she puts out passes for music.

33 LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.
34 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
35 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
36 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
37 Big Time Rush

They're a big time rush

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hell yes

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38 Black Label Society Black Label Society Black Label Society is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998 by Zakk Wylde.
39 N-Dubz
40 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.
41 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.

They're a pretty average band who think they should be bigger than they actually are. Plus, they have a lack of creativity, instead writing about stereotypical rock themes.

Am I the only one who thinks Nickelback is awesome?

42 Naughty Boy
43 The Wanted The Wanted The Wanted are a British-Irish boy band consisting of members Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes.
44 Lil B Lil B Brandon Christopher McCartney, professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American rapper, record producer, author, activist and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. He is often regarded as the pioneer of cloud rap.
45 Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop, horrorcore and rap rock duo consisting of rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, that was formed in 1989 in Detroit. ...read more.
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47 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on September 8, 1987.
48 Big Sean Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.
49 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.
50 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
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