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The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

Coley Reed
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List Rules Only artists with less than two albums.

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
Pop, Indie pop
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
Art pop, Dark pop, Electropop
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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#1,533 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #5 of 60 The Best New Female Artistsfeaturing Billie Eilish Is...

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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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#34 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #19 of 75 Who Are the Best Singers Under 25 Right Now? #2 of 62 The 50+ Best Female Artists Under 25

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Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, Country rap, Pop
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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#56 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #310 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on Famous Friends of Miley Cyrus

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Alec Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop
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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#30 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #113 of 139 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in 2019 #53 of 108 Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?

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Ava Max is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop
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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#30 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #22 of 108 Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now? #27 of 70 The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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Joji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Trip hop, Lo-fi
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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#378 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #8 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #57 of 142 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
R&B, Pop
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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#26 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #2 of 5 Every Member of Fifth Harmony, Ranked Best to Worst #94 of 139 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in 2019

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Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Pop
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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#15 of 103 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like #3 of 8 The Best SNL Musical Guests Of Season 44, Ranked #81 of 108 Who Is The Most Famous Singer In The World Right Now?

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Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Hip hop, Neo soul
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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#1,090 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #11 of 60 The Best New Female Artistsfeaturing The Best Kehlani Albums, Ranked

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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
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance music
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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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
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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#46 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #277 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #8 of 25 The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

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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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#43 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #383 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #36 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked

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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
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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#36 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #1,643 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #328 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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City Girls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, Rap
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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#149 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #49 of 52 Musicians Who Will Explode In 2020 #43 of 60 The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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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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#66 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #46 of 52 Musicians Who Will Explode In 2020 #62 of 75 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' in 2019

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Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Country
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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#48 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #22 of 55 The Best New Country Artists #684 of 1,075 The Worst Bands of All Time

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Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop, R&B
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
Rap, Hip hop
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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#26 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #2,014 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #38 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
UK garage, Soul, Neo soul
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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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
Pop
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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#47 of 52 Musicians Who Will Explode In 2020 #13 of 75 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' in 2019 #6 of 60 The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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Summer Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B
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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#29 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #3 of 52 Musicians Who Will Explode In 2020 #14 of 139 The Best Musical Guests on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' in 2019