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The Best New Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Updated December 26, 2020 • 10:27am PST 16.1k votes 441 voters 3.1k views47 items

List RulesOnly 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.