Singers The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

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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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1,695 547
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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1,285 880
Courtney Hadwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Courtney Ann Hadwin (born 6 July 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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177 516
Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 3 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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40 243
Alec Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 4 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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54 337
Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Pop
Ella Mai Howell (born 3 November 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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52 326
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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60 382
Normani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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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49 318
Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 8 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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53 366
Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
UK garage, Soul, Neo soul
Jorja Smith (born 11 June 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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33 253
Hayley Kiyoko is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance music
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft, known professionally as Hayley Kiyoko, is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! ...more

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36 295
Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 11 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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33 282
Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Lauren Jauregui is a singer and a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony.

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30 256
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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29 251
Blueface is listed (or ranked) 14 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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29 257
J.I.D is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
Destin Route (born October 31,1990), better known by his stage name J.I.D, is an American rapper and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records. His debut ...more

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29 257
Jessie Reyez is listed (or ranked) 16 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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25 230
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 17 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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24 244
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight

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18 189
King Princess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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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19 200
Gunna is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, Trap
Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Drip Too Hard" in collaboration with

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6 71
Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Montero Lamar Hill, 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 Road", which ...more

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17 198
Clairo is listed (or ranked) 22 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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16 190
Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, songwriter and model. He is known widely for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", ...more

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18 218
Joji is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
George Miller, known by his stage name Joji, is a Japanese-Australian record producer, singer, songwriter, and former YouTube personality who used the channel name TVFilthyFrank. His absurdist ...more

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15 187
Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 25 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