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The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 97.0k 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.

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    Grace VanderWaal

    Grace VanderWaal

    Pop, Indie pop
    Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Billie Eilish

    Billie Eilish

    Art pop, Dark pop
    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Courtney Hadwin
    Courtney Ann Hadwin (born July 6, 2004) is a British singer, best known for competing on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Lil Nas X

    Lil Nas X

    Hip hop, Country rap
    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Alec Benjamin
    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #51 of 97 The Best Pop Artists Of 2020, Ranked#9 of 26 The Best New Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked

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    Ava Max
    Amanda Ava Koci, known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Joji

    Joji

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #97 of 190 The Best New School Rappers#55 of 172 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

  • 8
    Normani

    Normani

    R&B, Pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Ella Mai

    Ella Mai

    R&B, Pop
    Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Kehlani

    Kehlani

    R&B, Hip hop
    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Zhavia Ward
    Carisa Zhavia Ward (born March 6, 2001), known professionally as Zhavia Ward, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hayley Kiyoko

    Hayley Kiyoko

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #21 of 54 The Best Asian Actors & Actresses Under 40#14 of 25 The Best Contemporary Asian American Musicians

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    Lil Baby

    Lil Baby

    Hip hop
    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #10 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers#59 of 223 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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    Clairo
    Claire Cottrill (born August 18, 1998), known professionally as Clairo, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Doja Cat

    Doja Cat

    Hip hop, R&B
    Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Blueface

    Blueface

    Hip hop
    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #44 of 58 The Best New Male Artists#1763 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    City Girls

    City Girls

    Hip hop, Rap
    City Girls is an American hip hop duo from Miami, Florida, composed of members Yung Miami... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Jessie Reyez
    Jessie Reyez (born June 12, 1990) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Maren Morris
    Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #17 of 57 The Best New Country Artists#37 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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    Lauren Jauregui
    Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (born June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #420 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#45 of 60 The Best New Female Artists

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    Lil Skies

    Lil Skies

    Rap, Hip hop
    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Jorja Smith

    Jorja Smith

    UK garage, Soul
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #90 of 125 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#25 of 48 Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2018

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    Sam Fender
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    King Princess
    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Summer Walker

    AlbumsLast Day of Summer, CLEAR

    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button