The Best New Artists Of 2020, Ranked

List Rules
Only new artists and bands who are about to break out, or brand new pop artists who have just exploded.

Here are the best new artists of 2020. This list of the top new artists today features the hottest new artists right now in pop, rap, rock, country, R&B, indie, EDM, and a variety of subgenres within. Many good new artists in 2020 are among the most popular current musicians, from the best new 2020 R&B artists, like Summer Walker and Normani, to the best new rap and hip hop artists of 2020, like Roddy Ricch and Lil Tecca. Likewise for top new 2020 pop artists, such as Lauv and Conan Gray.

While many of the entries on this list of new artists to watch in 2020 are rappers, singers, or producers who perform as solo artists, the best new bands of 2020, like Inhaler and Dirty Honey, are eligible for inclusion as well. 

Who do you think are the best new 2020 male artists? Which women are the best new female artists of 2020? Of all the upcoming 2020 artists, who will claim their spot among the greatest musical artists of all time?

Vote for the best new artists of 2020 below, and be sure to add any good new 2020 artists that you think we may have missed.

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  • girl in red
    Indie pop, Bedroom pop
    217 votes
    Marie Ulven Ringheim (born 16 February 1999), known professionally as Girl in Red (often stylized in all lowercase as girl in red), is a Norwegian indie pop singer-songwriter. Her single "I Wanna Be ...more
  • Yungblud
    Alternative rock, Pop punk
    209 votes
    Dominic Richard Harrison (born 5 August 1997), known professionally as Yungblud, is an English singer, songwriter and musician. His debut album, 21st Century Liability, was released on 6 July 2018.
  • Pink Sweat$
    180 votes
    Pink Sweats (stylized Pink Sweat$), is an American singer and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is managed by Thrice Cooked Media. He released his first EP Volume 1 on November 2, 2018, ...more
    Pop, Indie-pop
    194 votes
    Finneas Baird O'Connell, also known as FINNEAS, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and actor. He has released several singles and has written music for other artists, ...more
  • Cautious Clay
    171 votes
    Joshua Karpeh (born January 30, 1993), known professionally as Cautious Clay, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Since 2017, he has released three EPs
  • Benee
    Indie pop
    185 votes
    Stella Bennett (born 2000), known professionally as Benee (/ˈbɛniː/, stylised BENEE, formerly spelt Bene) is a New Zealand musician from Grey Lynn in Auckland. She is best known for her 2018 single ...more