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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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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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Courtney Hadwin is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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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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Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Normani is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Joji is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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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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, 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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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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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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Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sam Fender is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Jessie Reyez is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Jade Bird is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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City Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Clairo is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Jade Bird is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Stefflon Don is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
Stephanie Victoria Allen (born 14 December 1991), better known by her stage name Stefflon Don, is an English rapper, singer and songwriter. She first appeared in the song "London" by ...more