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The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked 

Coley Reed
Updated February 4, 2020 94.1k views 57 items

List Rules Only artists with less than two albums.

Updated: check out our list of the top 50 new artists of 2020!

Here are the best new artists of 2019 you should definitely keep your eye on. Including rappers, pop artists, and R&B singers, this list of 2019 new artists includes features popular artists, like Blueface, Alec Benjamin, Billie Eilish, and Normani. Which new artists do you think will have successful music careers?

Vote up the best new artists of 2019, and add any rising stars who deserve to be on this list.

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Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, NY. At age 12, she won the 11th season of the NBC competition show America's Got Talent, singing her ...more

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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with ...more

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The Best Billie Eilish Songs #3 of 120 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like #1,498 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Courtney Hadwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Courtney Ann Hadwin (born July 6, 2004) is a British singer, best known for competing on the ITV's The Voice Kids UK 2017 and the thirteenth season of the NBC competition show America's Got

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#20 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #19 of 77 Who Are the Best Singers Under 25 Right Now? #2 of 34 The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He's best known for his country rap single "Old Town ...more

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Lil Nas X Tweets That Prove He Is A Comedy King Of Social Media #47 of 57 The Best New Male Artists #193 of 223 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Alec Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He is known for his songs "Paper Crown", "I Built A Friend", "End of the ...more

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#22 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #45 of 108 Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now? #9 of 26 The Best New Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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Ava Max is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Amanda Ava Koci, known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She is best known for her single "Sweet but Psycho", which topped the charts in seventeen ...more

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#87 of 120 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like #26 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #243 of 243 Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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Joji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Genre: R&B, Trip hop & Lo-fi; Nationality: Japanese

Albums: In Tongues, Ballads 1

George Miller (born 18 September 1992), better known by his stage name Joji and formerly by his YouTube username Filthy Frank, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and ...more

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#110 of 187 The Best New School Rappers #8 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #54 of 159 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

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Normani is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Genre: R&B and Pop; Nationality: United States of America
Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. In 2017, she ...more

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#18 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #20 of 49 The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked #2 of 5 Every Member of Fifth Harmony, Ranked Best to Worst

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Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records and has released three extended plays. Her most recent EP, ...more

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Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer, signed to Atlantic Records. Kehlani is originally from Oakland, California, where she achieved initial ...more

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The Best Kehlani Albums, Ranked #1,130 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #14 of 61 The Best New Female Artists

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Zhavia Ward is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Carisa Zhavia Ward (born March 6, 2001), known professionally as Zhavia Ward, is an American singer and songwriter from Monrovia, California. She previously attended Norwalk High School. She ...more
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Hayley Kiyoko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Genre: Synthpop, Pop music & Dance music; Nationality: United States of America
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beginning dance lessons as a child, Kiyoko's interest in entertaining led to her working as a child ...more

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#33 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #428 of 473 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With #20 of 25 Who Should Replace Ruby Rose As Batwoman?

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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes ...more

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Clairo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Claire Cottrill (born August 18, 1998), known professionally as Clairo, is an American recording artist from Carlisle, Massachusetts who wrote "Pretty Girl" (2017), a lo-fi-produced ...more
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Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Amala Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer currently based in Los Angeles. On August 10, ...more

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#34 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #153 of 223 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #109 of 187 The Best New School Rappers

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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply Blueface, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. After releasing his song "Respect ...more

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#44 of 57 The Best New Male Artists #1,830 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #760 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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City Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop and Rap; Nationality: USA
City Girls is an American hip hop duo from Miami, Florida, composed of members Yung Miami (born Caresha Romeka Brownlee on February 11, 1994 in Miami), and JT (born Jatavia Shakara Johnson on ...more
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Jessie Reyez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jessie Reyez (born June 12, 1990) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single "Figures" peaked at number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100 in 2017 and was certified 2× Platinum ...more

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Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released four studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted ...more

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#28 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #18 of 57 The Best New Country Artists #770 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (born June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter. She is a former member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Jauregui began experimenting with different ...more

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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles "Signs of Jealousy" and "Change Ya Life." In 2017, he signed a recording contract ...more

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#38 of 57 The Best New Male Artists #34 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #1,745 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has independently released numerous singles and one extended play, Project 11 (2016), and is known for her ...more

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#85 of 120 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like #406 of 410 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked #43 of 61 The Best New Female Artists

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Sam Fender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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King Princess is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Genre: Pop; Nationality: American
Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Brooklyn, New York. She is signed to ...more

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#30 of 55 Musicians Who Will Explode In 2020 #22 of 34 The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked #8 of 47 The Best New Artists Of 2020, Ranked

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Summer Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Albums: Last Day of Summer, CLEAR

Summer Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She is signed to LoveRenaissance and Interscope Records. Her debut studio album Last Day of Summer ...more

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