Why He's Loved?
The beloved teen heartthrob won hearts all over America, with his cute, humble, demeanor in the beginning of his career. Songs like "Never Say Never" made him a role model for kids everywhere, and tween girls couldn't control themselves. He seemed like a guy you could trust with your daughter. That was then...
Why We Hate Him
Before, it seemed as if people were just jealous of his success. Sure, his lack of singing ability and cheesy songs spawned a whole army of haters to go to war with the Beliebers, but his behavior off stage made it really hard for anyone to feel sorry for
him. His multiple attempts to come across as masculine--smoking weed, hanging out with "rappers", trying to grow a mustache--are laughable. Now, he just comes across as an arrogant little brat who has even managed to piss off former president Bill Clinton. And to make matters worse, two videos have surfaced of Biebs making racist remarks early in his career, so I guess he's been a douche for like...ever. Now, there's a petition out to have him deported (10,000 signatures and counting).
(For more on why we hate the Biebs, checkout the Douchiest Things Justin Bieber Has Ever Done)
Genres (Music): Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance music
Albums: One Time, Baby, My World, Under the Mistletoe, As Long as You Love Me, + more
#80 on The Best Political Musicians
Why He's Loved
A teen-pop sensation right out the gate, C-Breezy won the hearts of millions of girls everywhere, and drew comparisons to Michael Jackson and Usher for his impeccable dancing, boyish charm, and flawless smile.
Why We Hate Him
Like the Biebs, Breezy's thin vocal abilities earned him a small batch of naysayers, but he was still one of the biggest pop sensations of his time. Then one horrible incident with Rihanna later, he is still a target of comedic satire and ridicule. While his music manages to shift the focus for one minute, he can't stay out of the tabloids the next. Whether it be for his graffiti, his rocky love life or for throwing down with Drake, Frank Ocean, a photo bomber, or even a mirror.
Genres (Music): Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B, + more
Albums: Exclusive, F.A.M.E., Run It!, In My Zone, Graffiti, + more
#11 on The Greatest Dancing Singers
Why He's Loved
Let's face it: this man is pretty damn talented. A standout lyricist with an impressive musical ear, almost every Kanye album is considered either classic or excellent by critics. Every time he releases music, we're hooked. Every album he makes is always better than the last. And he's not afraid to speak his mind either.
He has something called a "lack of filter". And that character flaw has prompted him to calling out the president, and snatching the mic from Justice vs. SImian at the EMA awards, and more notably from Taylor Swift during the VMA's causing even more of a stir. The backlash only deepened when he began a relationship with Kim Kardashian, comparing her to Marilyn Monroe.
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Midwest hip hop, Contemporary R&B, + more
Albums: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation, + more
Why Their Loved
Uh, we're not sure why, but they are. They have certified gold and platinum records, and a devoted following called "The Juggalos".
How can we put this, politely: THEIR MUSIC FUCKING SUCKS!! And even worse, are their devout Juggalos, now seen as a gang; there have been a countless number of murders and robberies by people that claim to be Juggalos.
Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap, Rap rock, Comedy hip hop
Albums: A Carnival Christmas, The Wraith: Shangri-La, The Wraith: Hell's Pit, Forgotten Freshness Volumes 1 & 2, Carnival of Carnage, + more