Much like beauty, the concept of being overrated is in the eye of the beholder. Just because someone made this list of overrated singers, it doesn’t necessarily mean they have a bad voice. It simply means that, in our opinion, their vocal skills alone don’t merit the peak they’ve reached in the music world. Some of these overrated singers lost their vocal prowess over time, while others have depended on autotune from the start of their careers. Either way, the bottom line is that their singing skills alone aren’t up to snuff when comparing them to their peers and the legends of the music industry.
There’s no denying that Katy Perry is one of the biggest music superstars of the 21st century. She’s amassed a massive amount of hits – including “Teenage Dream”, “Firework”, “Roar”, and “I Kissed a Girl” – and has a library of iconic music videos and concert tours. However, as good of an overall performer as Perry is, her voice isn’t her strong suit.
There’s no doubt that Ozzy Osbourne is one of the most iconic and successful metal singers of all time. His work with Black Sabbath and later solo career went a long way in defining the genre, and his later reality TV antics endeared him to a whole new demographic of fans. However, all that said, Ozzy doesn’t have the vocal range of some of his hard rock peers.