Top 10 Musicians You Forgot Existed

  • Published on Jun 16, 2019
  • These musicians were once all the rage, so where did they end up?? For this list, we’ll be exploring the careers of musicians who have basically dropped off the map!
    Whether they had a chart topping hit, a hugely successful album or a significant presence in mainstream music, these artists have since faded into obscurity.
    From pop stars like Duffy and Michelle Branch, to rappers like Lauryn Hill and Ja Rule and groups such as Alient Ant Farm, Good Charlotte and Gotye, we’ve unfortunately heard
    very little from these once-household names. Are there any acts we’re forgetting? Let us know in the comments below!
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  • KingGamer777
    KingGamer777 15 days ago +1

    Who forgot about Taio Cruz

  • Castrik NM
    Castrik NM Month ago

    After reading all the comments that are 95% about Lauryn Hill I ask that you all answer this question with complete honesty:
    "When's the last time you got excited to see her live?"

  • Austin Parrott
    Austin Parrott Month ago

    Lauryn hills album is so good I wish she would of released more

  • Derren Brandist
    Derren Brandist Month ago

    So what you're saying is Gotye is just... somebody we used to know?

  • peter gitego
    peter gitego 2 months ago

    Surely most of these ladies have aged, i mean u want them to shake BOOTY in the 40s & 50s

  • jbear279
    jbear279 3 months ago +1

    I love how the lumped Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton together lmaooo

  • Sabrinajoel96
    Sabrinajoel96 5 months ago +1

    Eminem destroyed Ja Rule lmao😂

  • 4kitties
    4kitties 5 months ago

    Yes musically Akon is gone but why overlook what he has done with solar in Africa!

  • Joann Kennedy
    Joann Kennedy 5 months ago

    If they were forgotten then how do you so much about them. Great research Watch Mojo. I think youll are doing a great service for lists addicts.

  • EdoJPFV
    EdoJPFV 5 months ago

    Dexy's Midnight Runners said hi.

  • StinkyDipa
    StinkyDipa 6 months ago

    I came for Desiigner...

  • Vanessa Rickford
    Vanessa Rickford 6 months ago

    10. She sang “Mercy ”?! I didn't knew that.
    9. Oh yeah he was a part of my childhood too.
    8. I loved that cover ✌✌
    7. No he didn't! He is doing charity work in Wakanda Africa now.
    6. I don't want to be in love, I don't want to be in love✌✌✌
    5. No! where she go? My childhood 😟😟
    4. Aww I remember her
    3. Where she go?!
    2. F**k Jlo! She ruined her career by singing for Jlo.
    1. Nooo! Who forgets her?!

  • canis felis
    canis felis 6 months ago

    Michelle Branch 😍

  • Ricky Denham
    Ricky Denham 6 months ago

    “Can somebody please find Ja Rule and get a hold of this motherfucker so I can make sense of all this? Where is Ja?”

  • lewis boden
    lewis boden 6 months ago

    Who the fuck forgot akon?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Rob Peters
    Rob Peters 6 months ago

    Your list seemed to miss a few. Let me help you out Jewel. Meredith Brooks. Paula Cole. Nelly Furtado. Tori Amos. Jordin Sparks. Kimberley Locke. Sugar Ray. James Blunt. Coolio.Tone Loc. Skee-lo. Soulja Boy. Chingy. Nelly. I guess these are the forgotten of watchmojos forgotten.

  • Taufik Rahman
    Taufik Rahman 6 months ago +1

    2000s... 😌

  • Jakeybabes
    Jakeybabes 6 months ago

    Well fuck me dead. I havent forgot about any of these hit wonders who have been forgotten would of been better. ALL these artists got a couple hits actually

  • Yudha Bagaskara
    Yudha Bagaskara 6 months ago

    Honorable mentions:
    Vanessa Carlton
    Jennifer Hudson
    Daniel Powter
    Robin Thicke
    and many more

  • Makaveli Disciple
    Makaveli Disciple 6 months ago

    Lmao Ja Rule. 50 makes sure we don't forget Ja Rule but not for the reasons he probably wanted...

  • Gabriel Brewster
    Gabriel Brewster 6 months ago

    No one forgot lauryn hill. I hear her songs on the radio all the time. Killing me softly especially

  • Clayton Moore
    Clayton Moore 7 months ago

    Nobody forgot Lauryn. She still rules my sister’s and my stereo and I still hear her music played in public places. She left stage for her own reasons and wasn’t tarnished by a bad album or anything like that.

  • Chris Wallace
    Chris Wallace 7 months ago +1

    Forgotten artist would be one hit wonders. Lauren, Akon, Good Charlotte and Ja all had multiple hits

  • Lalo Amigo
    Lalo Amigo 7 months ago +1

    You had Ja Rule BEHIND Alien Ant Farm!!!! .... Ja Rule was a talented super star..... AAF were a one-hit cover wonder ... WHATS WRONG WIT U WATCH?!

  • D Farm
    D Farm 7 months ago

    This list is full of shit

  • JesseGoodwin2635
    JesseGoodwin2635 7 months ago

    Macy Gray was in a Ariana Grande album so she didn't fall off the map :/

  • Lapras-GD
    Lapras-GD 7 months ago

    tfw you can remember all 10 + honorable mentions

  • bandgeek89
    bandgeek89 7 months ago

    I've never even heard of Duffy...

  • prince apoopoo
    prince apoopoo 7 months ago

    Everyone: who could forget Lauryn Hill
    Me: had to actually pay attention to the video to remember who she is
    Whoops lmao

  • ashante
    ashante 7 months ago

    Nobody forgot about Ashanti or Lauryn Hill.

  • shanelle jayawardena
    shanelle jayawardena 7 months ago

    Ain’t nobody forgot lauryn hill. She has the best album of all time

  • Musa Haque
    Musa Haque 7 months ago

    Dr. Dre definitely don't count, as an artist he ain't makin' no more music for himself but he's still producin' every other rapper's music, and he ain't forgotten, he's still associated in the Rap business and his albums are greatest classics.

  • Faris Raza
    Faris Raza 7 months ago

    No one:
    WatchMojo: No one remembers Lauryn Hill

  • Benjamin Schmidt
    Benjamin Schmidt 7 months ago

    I didn't forget about lauryn..

  • sander van der Velde
    sander van der Velde 7 months ago

    Eminem ended JaRule's career when they had a rap beef.

  • Mecca Mitchell
    Mecca Mitchell 7 months ago

    Ja Rule was not a good rapper, I'm not surprised he's on this list

  • Dreadboi87
    Dreadboi87 7 months ago

    Do they mean forgotten by record labels cause all of them are in my playlist like they just came out, and Lauryn? Urghhh

  • Bodhi Ong
    Bodhi Ong 7 months ago

    Beastie boys?

  • Jinxyy Maxe
    Jinxyy Maxe 7 months ago

    If u gone tell me he fell of u a dummy cause this man is the real g😂

  • Funke Adegoke
    Funke Adegoke 7 months ago

    Don't play Ashanti like that bitch. Rain on me and foolish are RnB classics!

  • Artt&Ash Films
    Artt&Ash Films 7 months ago

    Came JUST to comment about a certain artist in the thumbnail seems everyone is with me

  • Alex Divasi
    Alex Divasi 7 months ago

    Lauryn Hill will never ever be forgotten 🎼🎼🎼🎼❤️ she’s on my playlist and will always be ❤️

  • CSE Samoan Zeus
    CSE Samoan Zeus 7 months ago

    Bitch h who lied and told you we forgot about Lauryn Hill

  • Danielle Nichole
    Danielle Nichole 7 months ago

    Who tf forgot about Good Charlotte???!!!

  • potato sack
    potato sack 7 months ago

    thats a trolling title, i still play lauryn hill and people still listen to her

  • suntansuperman26
    suntansuperman26 7 months ago

    Just certain topics Watch Mojo should stay away from, stick to movies and tv shows.

  • Nocturnal Nikkole
    Nocturnal Nikkole 7 months ago +1

    Umm Nope Lauren and Dido 2 of my favs! Never will be forgotten.
    Lol yes with Macy Gray I do agree with this list though. Just want to know does anyone remember:
    Alanis Morissette
    Sheryl Crow
    Matchbox 20
    Az Yet

  • Joker
    Joker 7 months ago

    If you forgot that Lauryn Hill ever existed then you're not a true hip hop fan. Also nobody forget that Ja Rule existed that mf was a wanksta and had his career ended by 50 and Em.

  • rome368
    rome368 7 months ago

    We were just talking about Lauryn Hill at work today, she will never be forgotten.

  • Lisa Young
    Lisa Young 7 months ago

    Bitch please Good Charlotte are STILL fire!!! They released an a new album just last year! 😡

  • Kabelo mutubi
    Kabelo mutubi 7 months ago

    Dido released an album this year though

  • Luisa Gomez
    Luisa Gomez 7 months ago

    My late teens and my tenties came back. Oh memories

  • Dru's Edits
    Dru's Edits 7 months ago

    Lauryn Hill will never... ever.... be.... forgotten

  • nobodys99
    nobodys99 7 months ago

    Michelle branch and Vanessa Carlton haven’t had a new popular song in 15 years but I still hear them as much as Taylor Swift.

  • Caesar Is a Red
    Caesar Is a Red 7 months ago

    Ja Rule? The same one that has been all over the news for being a founder of the failed Fyre festival?

  • mccuish1525
    mccuish1525 7 months ago

    I want some new LMFAO

  • Abdullahi Ismail
    Abdullahi Ismail 7 months ago

    You get to be kidding Watch Mojo. Ashanti is a legend

  • MiGz Williams
    MiGz Williams 7 months ago

    dumb list.... lots of these artists still relevant....

  • Mind Rules
    Mind Rules 7 months ago

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  • mikey4131
    mikey4131 7 months ago

    What happened to Missy Elliot ??