Rae’s fans were obviously thrilled to see her in the top 10 list, but critics were quick to slam the controversial aggregation
A list of the “Top 10 Female Singers of All Time” published by Barstool Sports caused an uproar after TikTok star Addison Rae performed alongside other famous singers but did not include “Queen of Pop” Madonna.
It can’t be denied that Rae came a long way from the regular TikToker to the 2021 Met Gala red carpet, but netizens seemed to reject claims that she was talented enough to put some of the greatest singers of all time on the viral list surpass. Rae, who had over 81 million followers on TikTok after posting dance and comedy videos, became a pop sensation following the release of her debut single “Obsessed” in March. She even made her acting debut in “He’s All That” – a gender-swapping remake of the 1999 blockbuster released by Netflix in August 2021.
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Rae’s fans were obviously thrilled to see her in the top 10 list, but critics were quick to slam the controversial aggregation. Some questioned the legitimacy of the viral list because it didn’t include multiple industry giants like Madonna, Christina Aguilera, or Taylor Swift. Barstool Sports, which compiled the “Leaderboards Based on Data Collected by the ULL” list, was also commended for putting Mariah Carey at the top, followed by Whitney Houston, JoJo, Lady Gaga, Arethra Franklin, Beyonce, Ashlee Simpson , Tina Turner, Adele and Addison Rae.
Pop lovers didn’t take the list too kindly for obvious reasons, sharing their own list with names of other iconic singers they thought deserved.
“I guess Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, or the hell Ella Fitzgerald have nothing on the pipes of Addison Rae and Ashlee Simpson. Actress Natasha Chandel tweeted.
“Addison Rae? …. Addison Rae? About Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Etta James, Stevie Nicks, Barbara Streisand, Arian Grande …… To name just a few that come to mind … .. who came up with this list ??? ” wrote a Twitter user.
“The fact that you don’t have Stevie Nicks, Madonna or Alicia Keys here, but Jojo, Ashlee Simpson and Addison Rae, makes this list garbage !!!” another added.
“Ashlee Simpson? The same woman who wasn’t lip-syncing at SNL? And wtf is Addison Rae? How do you all make a list without Dolly, Madonna, Missy Eliot, Aliyah, Celine Dion, Janis Joplin, Taylor Swift … gtfo is out.” this list from 2003? ” read a comment.
“This list is so bad and hilarious … WTF! Did you choose Ashlee over Jessica? Why are Lady Gaga, Ashlee, Addison Rae & JoJo doing there? … You locked Adele in, but Rihanna isn’t there? “Someone else added.
“1. Who voted for it? 2. Where is @Madonna? 3. Why is @dionnewarwick not on this list? 4. Who is @whoisaddison? 5. #OJSimpson deserves more than #AshleeSimpson, ”added another.