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The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 97.9k views57 items

List RulesOnly 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.

  • Grace VanderWaal1

    Grace VanderWaal

    Pop, Indie pop
    Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern,...  more
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    #121 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#39 of 101 The Best Current Female Singers

  • Billie Eilish2

    Billie Eilish

    Art pop, Dark pop
    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie...  more
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    The Best Billie Eilish Songs#535 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Courtney Hadwin3
    Courtney Ann Hadwin (born July 6, 2004) is a British singer, best known for competing on the...  more
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    #1 of 209 Dreamcasting Celebrities We Want To See On The Masked Singer#1 of 32 Celebrities We Want To See On Dancing with the Stars‎

  • Lil Nas X4

    Lil Nas X

    Hip hop, Country rap
    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American...  more
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  • Alec Benjamin5
    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He...  more
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    #17 of 26 The Best Male Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked#10 of 27 The Best New Male Artists Of 2020, Ranked

  • Ava Max6
    Amanda Ava Koci, known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She is...  more
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  • Joji7


    R&B, Trip hop

    AlbumsIn Tongues, Ballads 1

    George Miller (born 18 September 1992), better known by his stage name Joji and formerly by...  more
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    #105 of 191 The Best New School Rappers#55 of 178 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • Normani8


    R&B, Pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American...  more
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  • Ella Mai9

    Ella Mai

    R&B, Pop
    Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to...  more
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  • Kehlani10


    R&B, Hip hop
    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,...  more
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    The Best Kehlani Albums, Ranked#165 of 172 The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

  • Zhavia Ward11
    Carisa Zhavia Ward (born March 6, 2001), known professionally as Zhavia Ward, is an American...  more
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  • Hayley Kiyoko12

    Hayley Kiyoko

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress....  more
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  • Lil Baby13

    Lil Baby

    Hip hop
    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American...  more
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    #10 of 142 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers#59 of 235 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

  • Clairo14
    Claire Cottrill (born August 18, 1998), known professionally as Clairo, is an American...  more
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  • Doja Cat15

    Doja Cat

    Hip hop, Pop
    Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an...  more
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    #89 of 188 The Best Rappers From Los Angeles#71 of 113 The Funniest Rappers of All Time

  • Blueface16


    Hip hop
    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply...  more
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    #42 of 55 The Best New Male Artists#1777 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

  • City Girls17

    City Girls

    Hip hop, Rap
    City Girls is an American hip hop duo from Miami, Florida, composed of members Yung Miami...  more
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  • Jessie Reyez18
    Jessie Reyez (born June 12, 1990) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single...  more
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    #88 of 102 The Best Pop Artists Of 2020, Ranked#24 of 46 The Best R&B Artists Of 2020, Ranked

  • Maren Morris19
    Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and...  more
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    #18 of 59 The Best New Country Artists#36 of 160 The Top Female Country Singers

  • Lauren Jauregui20
    Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (born June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter....  more
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    #416 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#47 of 61 The Best New Female Artists

  • Lil Skies21

    Lil Skies

    Rap, Hip hop
    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles...  more
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  • Jorja Smith22

    Jorja Smith

    UK garage, Soul
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has...  more
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    #91 of 125 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#15 of 48 Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2018

  • Sam Fender23
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  • King Princess24
    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American...  more
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    #32 of 57 The Best Up-and-Coming Artists In 2020#12 of 67 The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

  • Summer Walker25

    AlbumsLast Day of Summer, CLEAR

    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to...  more
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    #3 of 50 The Best R&B Artists Of 2019, Ranked#4 of 30 The Best New Female Artists Of 2020, Ranked