The 15 Most Hated Famous Singers: See If Your Favorite Singer Made the List

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Last updated on June 3rd, 2023 at 09:26 pm

If you love music at all, then you most likely have your favorite artists and bands of all time that spans back many years. These are the artists that you likely grew up listening to and they have a place in some very fond memories you have.

At the same time, you may also have those artists and/or bands that you could most likely live the rest of your life never hearing again. These are the artists whose songs are so bad that they stick in your head for hours on end.

Are you wondering who made the list of the most hated famous singers of all time? Keep reading to find out.

1. Justin Bieber

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Although he is an extremely successful Canadian-born singer, he ranks at the top of the most hated famous singers list. The reason for this has a lot to do with the persona Justin Bieber has presented almost from the beginning of his career.

This persona seems to be one that he is better than other people, as claimed by many non-Beliebers. Others are just annoyed by the “boy band” without the band sound he has put into his music over the years.

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2. Kanye West

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Most people will agree that Kanye West is an incredible musician who can write and perform like some of the best. The biggest problem with this musical genius is the fact that he seems to have no filter.

From snatching the mic out of the hands of fellow musicians during awards ceremonies to bashing presidents and more, Kanye West has developed into someone many people do not like.

Related: 21 Strange Facts About Kanye West

3. Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus was much loved as the star of Hannah Montana on Disney Channel back in the day. However, once the show ended, the young star seemed to come out of her shell and take a rebellious side.

Of those who are said to hate her and her music, one of the top reasons is due to her need to be near-naked in her many appearances as well as the raunch she inserts in her music.

4. Chris Brown

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Chris Brown was once known as an up-and-coming musical star who was predicted to make it big. However, his stardom and fan base ended after he was discovered on video beating his then-girlfriend, Rhianna.

He allegedly also was involved in various rape accusations with other celebrities throughout his career, which makes him one of the most hated famous singers of all time.

5. Nicki Minaj

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Known for the albums, Pink Friday, and Roman Reloaded, Nicki Minaj has often been seen on the tops of musical charts. However, she has often made it on the list of most hated famous singers due to several reasons.

Minaj has an incredibly nasally voice which has been quite the distraction that some people cannot seem to get past. Additionally, many of her non-fans have stated that she does not have a great singing voice.

6. John Mayer

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John Mayer is well known for his tender lyrics and even more tender singing voice which has won the hearts of many women throughout his career. The reason he makes the list of the most hated singers is due to his not-so-stellar dating record and his use of racial slurs.

Related: 12 Best John Mayer Songs

7. Britney Spears

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With her hit song “Baby One More Time” in the 1990s, Britney Spears became a sensation with millions of fans all over the world. Unfortunately, years later she made a series of mistakes that left her addicted to drugs, with more than one drunken episode that left her persona non grata amongst her fans.

8. Marilyn Manson

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Although ever popular with those who were fond of the Gothic genre that Marilyn Manson brought back in the 90s, he was never popular with the public at large. 

9. Lil Wayne

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Starting his career before he was in his teens, Lil Wayne has been hitting the tops of the charts since the mid-1990s. Although this is true, he has not made many friends with his tendency to take drugs even before his performances and the alleged rumors of him stealing from other rappers to keep his fame.

10. Kesha

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Known by Ke$ha when she was first performing, she became the performer that you either loved or hated. For those who claim to hate her, they say that the biggest problem was with her lack of real musical skills that kept her from being considered a real recording artist.

11. Cardi B

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Cardi B worked hard for her notoriety through dedication to her musical craft. She came up the ranks by posting her music on the internet before she was signed to Atlantic Records.

The reason she made the list of the most hated famous singers? It could have to do with her near-incomprehensible interview conversations or the fact that most of her songs test the morals of even the best person.

12. Madonna

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Madonna was known as the queen of her craft when she was performing at the beginning of her career. Many fans in the 1980s listened to her songs like “Like a Virgin” and “Material Girl” on a loop.

Since then, however, many fans had enough of her skimpy outfits and outrageous antics over the years.

13. Rihanna

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While Rihanna has been one of the most influential musical artists of all time, not everyone believes this about her. Many of her non-fans believe her to be someone without real talent and the tendency to use raunch in her videos seems over the top.

14. Jennifer Lopez

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Ever since Jennifer Lopez came onto the scene with her incredible debut as the slain Latino star Selena, she has taken the music industry by storm. She makes the list of most hated famous singers for reasons her fans deem as her being over the top. 

15. Taylor Swift

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Having hit the music industry when she was just a teenager, Taylor Swift has led an amazing career as a singer and songwriter. Although this is true, many people are not fans of her tendency to sing ballads that are geared towards trashing her ex-boyfriends.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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