Who makes up the definitive list of not-so-popular entertainers in music history? We’ve compiled the most complete list of b-list musicians of 2021, including long-lost singers, songwriters, one-hit wonders, and pop-culture icons. Read on to see if your favs made the cut!

The debate among music lovers rages on over such questions as…

  • Does Meat Loaf actually have more fame than Ted Nugent?
  • Can Toni Braxton really go toe-to-toe with Sheryl Crow in a dual of star-power?
  • Is Melanie Brown honestly the most beloved Spice Girl?
  • Who’s the most memorable one-hit wonder of all time?

In an effort to settle the controversy once and for all, we’ve ranked these “b list musicians” by the most to least searched online (at the start of 2021) – sort of a popularity contest among the least popular musicians.

So before these names fade into obscurity and disappear from the world’s collective consciousness forever, here is the rundown of b-list musicians we’ve compiled for 2021.

  1. Ariana Grande
  2. Huey (Lawrence Franks Jr.)
  3. Jason Aldean
  4. Meghan Trainor
  5. David Foster
  6. Olivia Newton-John
  7. Ted Nugent
  8. Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Johnathan Bennett)
  9. Fifth Harmony
  10. Toni Braxton
  11. Sheryl Crow
  12. Drake Bell
  13. Missy Elliott
  14. MC Hammer
  15. Samantha Fox
  16. James Blunt
  17. Cheryl Cole (Cheryl Ann Tweedy)
  18. Isaac Hayes
  19. Gnarls Barkley
  20. Leif Garrett
  21. Orianthi
  22. La Roux
  23. Mick Fleetwood
  24. Paul Gilbert
  25. Conor Oberst
  26. Roger Daltrey
  27. Peter Criss
  28. Hurricane Chris
  29. Victoria Monet
  30. Asher Roth
  31. Willa Ford
  32. Howie Day
  33. Wheatus
  34. Blu Cantrell
  35. Daniel Powter
  36. Baha Men
  37. Ron Isley
  38. Bo Bice
  39. Brooke Valentine
  40. Lumidee
  41. Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday)
  42. American Hi-Fi
  43. The Click Five
  44. David Archuletta
  45. Pearl Aday
  46. Fiona Apple
  47. Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)
  48. Casey Barnes
  49. Orenda Fink
  50. Divine Brown (Formally known as Divine Earth Essence)

That wraps up our compilation of b-list musicians of 2021.