Worst Pop Artists

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 (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

Justin Bieber just sounds like a 6-year-old girl. I don't understand any of his fans. And why bother making a movie about this guy?

I was in a party in our school (a year ago), once. I was there to change the song, CD, whatever. But then, ten girls wanted me to play Justin Bieber. I didn't know much about him, so I thought "OK". But after playing the song 3 seconds 20 people walked to my desk and desired changing the song with some swear words I'm not gonna repeat here. I changed the song.

And you call this music?!

Thank you finally this piece gets on one of these "worst of" lists thanks to all of you who voted for this cookie cutter pop scum bag. And I agree mj should definitely not be on this list.

He sucks ass and his music is total, incomparable crap. nevertheless, he has an army of fans who has crap where it used to be brain. he sounds like a 12-year-old girl and his lyrics are only for stupid teenage girls who dreams about love and other crap. so if I organize a party and you'll try to play Justin Bieber songs - get ready to get a bottle full of pee poured over your head.

Beiber is the worst peice of crap out there who thinks he can "sing fantasticaly". Why people like and listen to his songs without dying miserably, I don't know.

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2 Kidz Bop Kids

Why would I want to hear an even worse version of already bad songs, or even good songs? How they have twenty something albums is just shameful

They are considered one of the worst pop bands ever. I don't like how they ruin songs, I don't like their stupid outfits, awful voices, couldn't write songs, just stupid looking gangsters, they need to go to jail. Not my favorite. Boo Yoo!

Who buys this? Stop giving them money to make more!

*moans as if dying*

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3 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.

She is even worse than Justin Bieber. While many people on this list deserve to be here, Nicki Minaj is one of the worst I know of.

She's not only an insult to RAP culture, but also to the female gender and African American community. The worst part is she know it and she knowingly embraces it.

She is awful she is a little bit talented

She's ugly.
And I am not just saying that because I hate her and her music. I really hate how much makeup she has to slather all over her "face". - LeiaSkywalker

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4 Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor

Accept me for who I am, for I may be a little above average build and weight, but that's just me. Ask me for my number however and that's unnaceptable because that's how double standards work right? The absolute worst pop singer to have come crawling out of whatever hole this decade, maybe ever. Stupid lyrics, nasaly voice and nonsensical songs. Artists like Meghan Trainor are the core reason I hate pop music and I think a lot of other people do too. - Uner1996

Don't you have to be the best looking girl in the world? To even get on this list? Plus I don't know one of her songs! (Glad I don't have kids) - GeddyLeeGaddy

All of her songs sound the same, all the music videos are similar, and she promotes stereotypes...

Every song by her is a soccer mom anthem - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

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5 Silento Silento

If no one likes him then why is the Wii the most popular dance maybe and that everyone knows the song

Watch me whip has like 11 words worst song I've ever heard in my 17 years of life

Below Adele? , What A Joke - VideoGamefan5

SILENCE? Perfect for me! - GeddyLeeGaddy

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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.

If I were Rihanna I would have at least pressed charges against this dip. - LeiaSkywalker

He is a dipwad he beat up rihanna

7 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.

Strongly dislike her. I do have some respect for the woman because she is still a relevant pop icon after 17+ years in the industry. But she's long run her course and her music lacks meaning and quality.

Her songs are horrible and no matter how much she auto tunes her voice she still sounds awful.

Look, she isn't garbage, but I wouldn't call her good either. I do like Make Me though - ProPanda

Disney Porn Star! - GeddyLeeGaddy

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8 LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO was an American hip hop-electronic dance music duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.

They suck very much, am I right or not, I believe I am, sexy and I know it, really -. - so annoying am a right yes I'm right, thank you

More like "I'm ugly and ignore it"

Now I really LMFAO because they are now hated. - MChkflaguard_Yt

I'm sexy and I know it... just... NO. Why don't ou at least carry out a survey before you make such claims?

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9 Charlie Puth Charlie Puth

He's not THAT bad. - LeiaSkywalker

10 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.

It pains me that people and bands like them are popular nowadays. To be honest, their music isn't terrible, but it's the kind of music that any 5 guys can do... better. Obviously, they're only popular because of their attractiveness to any girl who hasn't become an adult yet. And I wish the popularity of artists wasn't entirely about "sex appeal," because there is a lot more to music than that. Just goes to show that the less effort put into the pop industry, the more popular it is.

These group of boys are horrendous! It annoys me how many 12 year old girls are crazy over there music. There's nothing special about it. Just a bunch of mediocre 20 year old guys who think they know the ins and outs of love but don't. Zayn was absolutely right for leaving these guys in the dust, for their whole music act is horrible and meaningless.

One Direction stole from many bands, and they are musical cyanide. Someone tried comparing them to Gorillaz before. Obviously that person is retarded.

Must be directed into outer space, cause Ihave never heard of! - GeddyLeeGaddy

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The Contenders

11 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.

! Katy so shouldn't be here! Like she is the best pop star in the universe! And she has the most followers in twitter! My favourite song in the world is California gurls and I didn't spell girls wrong that is how she spells it in the song and my second favourite song is International smile! Katy Perry I defend you strongly!

One of the fakest artists ever. She got her big beak from singing gospel music and coming from a strict Christian background... Then 10 years later she comes out with highly inappropriate songs such as "I kissed A Girl" and showy, skimpy outfits including whip cream bras on stage. It's very

Stupid feminist liberal scum is becoming Miley Cyrus. She has such a generic popish voice that is nothing special too. - lannypetersong

She is becoming Miley Cyrus 2013!

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12 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop-rock band from Sydney 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 on the Take ...read more.

More like Five Seconds of Never. - RiverClanRocks

If there's only 5 seconds of summer I hope this band is only around in the summer - Himalayansalt

5SOS AKA (5 Seconds of Oral Sex)

I only stood four seconds. They don't deserve the 5th. - AdamDestructorJr.

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

Ugh, "Fancy" is one of the worst songs that I have ever heard! If I were ever to be a fan of Iggy (yeah right), that song would completely change my opinion.

I heard about five seconds of her awful Bounce "song" or whatever it's called and I kid you not, literally everyone in the car suddenly became suicidal. And it wasn't just that one, either- every single one of her songs are terrible. She's just awful. - LeiaSkywalker

Looks like an albino black woman and tries to sounds black. I'm sick of all these white people who do that. Rap needs to die in the next decade with how terrible it's gotten. - lannypetersong

The only thing worthwhile is the ass. Done. - AdamDestructorJr.

14 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'm sick and tired of hearing her break up songs and "Shake it off" on the dumb radio.

Almost literally EVERY SINGLE ONE OF HER SONGS is about breaking up with her stupid boyfriends

So obsessed with boys and ex boyfriends! This girl really needs to get a boy free life and when she gets jealous and breaks she should cry herself a river,build a bridge and get over it! Fact!

Whoever put her on the list, us Swifties will look for you, find you, and kill you.

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15 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Miley Cyrus's voice is contralto. She became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show.

She was good now she just is terrible

She deserves to be in the top 10.

Like when this pop star/actress was good she voiced penny in bolt

I feel sorry for her! She will be the next with a suit over gropping allegations!? - GeddyLeeGaddy

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16 Ke$ha Ke$ha 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

she is a terrible singer and obviously doesn't know what real music is, but come on! They put ABBA, Michael Jackson, and Eminem on here? WTF?

Anywhere from the lack of real instrumentation to her attempts at "singing" should place her at number one on this list.

Kesha is AUTOTUNED GARBAGE! All of her songs have this unnatural metallic beat and stupid lyrics with absolutely no meaning. I don't know who put that girl on the map and told her she was special, because she's just another dumb artist that doesn't know how horrible her voice sounds. Even with enhancements she sounds like R2D2!

A good example of fake music

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17 AJR AJR

Who...? - AdamDestructorJr.

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.

WHY IS HE NOT NUMBER 2?

19 Future Future
20 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

Why is he on the list? He's one of the best..

JT doesn't deserve to be on the list. I'll say that some of his content is passible, but he can at least sing and dance unlike the other singers on this list. - Thifer20

21 The Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers

AWWW HOW SWEET! Brothers that love Money More than each other! By the way, what is the name of a song!? - GeddyLeeGaddy

22 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.

I'll be damned if I can actually find a decent song by them. - LeiaSkywalker

23 Will.I.Am Will.I.Am will.i.am is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor known for being the lead vocalist in The Black Eyed Peas. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He has released several solo albums such as "Songs About Girls" and "Will Power" .
24 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian 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 ever. Put something into your ears or she'll make you deaf. Can't strike the right note. Not even one.

Hang on she did "work! " Ohmigosh she is like so not deserving of being here!

BBHMM was jut repetitive words with no real tune. SHe used to actually sing

25 R5 R5 R5 is an American pop rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2009. The band consists of lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch, Riker Lynch, Rocky Lynch, Rydel Lynch, and Ellington Ratliff.

WORST. BAND. EVER. Cannot sing to save a infant's life. Can't really play any instruments (which they pretend to have the ability to), have no ability whatsoever to write music (Come on, get loud! Nananananananana! That was the lyrics to their most popular song! ) If that's not generic to you, I've given up on humanity. When you look at the crap that's passing off as music nowadays and compare it to the real stuff like Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC, you start to wonder why music is faltering. I know exactly why! The expectations of fans and studios everywhere is lowered because of autotune and computerized audio-editing. I could have never sung or played an instrument in my life and I could become a superstar in today's music industry.

Point here: R5 is awful. Please, I hope that talk about them breaking up wasn't just talk!

Another fake Disney band

26 Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

It's not like he wrote any of his own songs..

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27 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

Come on is this the guy who did gangnam style? If so I say he shouldn't be hrer

28 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

It has been proven that she can't sing because she has been caught lips syncing at her concerts. Basically, she is getting paid for using auto tune to disguise her horrendous voice. I can't stand anything about her.

I might be biased as someone who grew and still grows on Disney Channel and stuff like that, but honestly, she is one of the best artists of today - ProPanda

At least she's yummy.

29 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

This Little Madonna wanna be. I can't understand why people suddenly like a bisexual lady with auto tune. There's only one guy I know who likes her and he's been to a lunatic asylum.

Honestly after Madonna there has been just too many fake followers who think they're unique. First Britney Spears, then Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry and now this fat-voices Lady Loser.

Absolutely ridiculous. Doesn't have a real voice and only gets attention due to her infamous outrageous outfits that she feels the need to wear to every red carpet event.

Just a awful voice. If you hear "you and I" and see her she is the living medusa. She is even worse then Ke$ha.

Whoever called her a Madonna wannabe can shut up. The rest of you except for the one who says she is the best can also shut up. If you don’t have anything nice to say about Lady Gaga don’t say anything at all.

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30 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.

Don't get me wrong, Ariana has an amazing vocal gift, but she's horrible as a pop star and someone people look up to. She can barely enunciate her words and her songs are so hard to understand and hear because of that. But the worst thing about her is her personality. She doesn't treat her fans and others below her with the respect and kindness that they deserve. She's always in the news for her stuck up, arrogant behavior.

She licked and spat on a donut that people were about to purchase and eat! And then she was rude to the donut shop worker and told her friends that she hated America and Americans. And in her apology, she told her fans that she couldn't stand obesity. Also, a few fans who won a contest to meet her flew thousands of miles to go see her at a private meet and greet. Not only was she late, but she only spent a few minutes with those fans. She ended up forcing them to delete all the pictures that they had taken with her.

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She acts like she's an adorable little 15 year old girl. She can hit pretty impressive notes, yes. But she sucked up to all that pop garbage. Changing her appearance and music over the period. When she was on rising fame, she looked, sounded and acted great. But she's to stupid to be herself. High tones don't mean anything if you're gonna feature a rapper/hip hop artist on every one of her songs with repetitive chorus!

31 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Why? Not Adele! Her voice and lyrics are very good. At least she puts some effort in what she does.

Wow. Not only is Adele in the list, but at #2? I've lost all hope in humanity now. - Mcgillacuddy

Overplayed and overrated as a singer and "songwriter. "

She's A Great Singer, screw all you losers who says she sucks - VideoGamefan5

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32 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.

I don't think he's bad. Of course, that's a matter of opinion and I guess I can see why one wouldn't like him. - LeiaSkywalker

33 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 ...read more.

He's such a jerk! His music is okay, but he is so damn rude! - LeiaSkywalker

34 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Well she acts more like a crappy popstar. Her target audience most likely listens to the Jonas Brothers than, say, Merle Haggard.

Certainly One Direction aren't as bad as this right wing farmbot.

She's country, not pop. - Croy987

35 Gotye Gotye Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer, better known as Gotye, is an Australian-Belgian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of "Gauthier", the French cognate of Gotye's given Dutch name "Wouter". V 1 Comment
36 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
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38 Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

That was the worst Superbowl Halftime Show I've ever heard. Horrible singers when they don't have the autotune helping. - VADERtheIMPALER

They only made that one song, with the name I forget. That's the only thing that got them popular. They were only relevant until about 2008, where their poularity was at its peak. Even then, not everyone listened to them and they lost popularity in 2009 and 2011. They aren't even cool anymore, they're just so yesterday and nobody really would have payed attention to them if it wasn't for that one song. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Worst lyrics of any band I listen to. - bornmurphed

Should be higher. - Thifer20

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39 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

Oh my gosh, they're just awful. It makes me sad how popular they are with snoody bitches and pop-lovers. - LeiaSkywalker

40 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
41 Cody Simpson Cody Simpson Cody Robert Simpson is an Australian singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor from Gold Coast, Queensland, who was previously signed to US record label Atlantic Records.

Cootie Simpson, you mean. Never have I been more ashamed to share initials with someone. - LeiaSkywalker

42 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".

I can't believe there was no Rebecca Black on the list and I had her as an 'item'.

Friday is the number 1 most annoying song on so many lists

43 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.

What? Maybe because he's not even a pop artist? The only thing whoever put Em here knows is that they know nothing...

Eminem is the best! Top ten peeps take him off this list, not even a pop artist.

Why on earth is Eminem on the worst pop artist list?

He's A Rap Artist For Crying Out Loud - VideoGamefan5

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44 Austin Mahone Austin Mahone Austin Carter Mahone is an American singer and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

How anyone can listen to him without cringing is beyond me - ProPanda

45 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

They are not even pop you koreaboo head ass listening to BTS

WHAT DID YOU SAY - LeiaSkywalker

46 Spice Girls Spice Girls The Spice Girls were an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, née Adams.
47 Discovery

Never heard of them.

48 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

If Michael Jackson the king is here who is ten times more talented in my view and has sold a lot more than her then she should be there

If Michael jackson is there then she should be as he's more successful than her

She should've given up on music while she was actually good.

Shes crap. end of.

Not really. She did kind of start the decline of good singers but at least she's decent. - Cucboi99

49 David Guetta David Guetta
50 Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd Cher Lloyd is an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. She rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor.
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