Whether or not they’re responsible for some of the worst songs ever made, some musicians develop such a contentious relationship with the public that they become nearly as well-known for their bad behavior offstage as they do for their careers. Although they derive from all kinds of musical genres, these artists have become some of the most hated musicians in recent years.
For this list, we are focusing on individual artists only. So don’t expect to find perennially hated bands like Creed or Nickelback on here, or even viral video stars like Rebecca Black. For the record, we’re considering inclusion based on the quality of the music in question, the artist’s public persona, and his or her offstage scandals.
1. Justin Bieber
This Canadian pop star rose to fame when he was just a kid, and as such, he is about as entitled as they come. Even if we set aside his obnoxious, underwhelming music, Bieber has a list of appalling behavior in his wake. Abusive to fans and a spoiled brat through-and-through, there is no way he was ever not making our list.