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The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

Coley Reed
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List Rules Only artists who have released two or fewer albums to date. Vote up the most exciting new voices that are already in your heavy rotation.

Whether you like electropop or cutting-edge hip-hop, the best new female artists of 2019 have it all. Some of the best new women in music are newly-famous rock and rollers while others are soon-to-be pop megastars. Many new female artists came into 2019 with major hype surrounding their upcoming debut albums, while others are headed out on buzz-worthy headlining tours. Suffice it to say, none of the entries on this list disappointed in either respect.

Who will you find on this best 2019 female music artists list? A plethora of young American, British, and Canadian singer/songwriters and producers made waves this year, as did bands and solo musicians from every other corner of the world. 

Which female artist do you think reigned as the queen of 2019? Who is poised to be the next "it girl" to watch out for? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any great musicians we may have missed.

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Courtney Hadwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Female 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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Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Female 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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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Female 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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Normani is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Pop
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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Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Female 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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Ava Max is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop
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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Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop, R&B
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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Hayley Kiyoko is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance music
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Beginning dance lessons as a child, Kiyoko's interest in entertaining led to her working as a child ...more
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City Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Female 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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Zhavia Ward is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Female 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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Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
UK garage, Soul, Neo soul
Jorja Smith (born June 11, 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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Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Female 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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Jessie Reyez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Female 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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Summer Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B
Summer Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. She is signed to LoveRenaissance and Interscope Records. Her debut studio album Last Day of Summer ...more
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Stefflon Don is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Female 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
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Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Female 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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Maggie Rogers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop, Art pop, Folk pop
Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton, Maryland. She rose to fame after her song "Alaska" was played to Pharrell Williams during a ...more
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Clairo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Female 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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Kali Uchis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Soul, R&B, Pop
Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), better known as her stage name Kali Uchis, is a Colombian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and fashion designer. In ...more
20
Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, Rap
Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an American rapper and record producer. Originating her career from Maryland, Kelly and was exposed to rap ...more
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King Princess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop
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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cupcakKe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Dirty rap, Hip hop, Alternative rap
Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), known professionally as Cupcakke (often stylized as cupcakKe), is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. Harris began her career as a rapper by ...more
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Ari Lennox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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Alice Merton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Alice Merton (born 13 September 1993) is a German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter. Merton achieved mainstream success with her debut single, "No Roots", a number-one single in
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NIKI is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Indie folk
Nicole Zefanya (born 24 January 1999), known professionally as NIKI, is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, and record producer. She went to Sekolah Pelita Harapan Lippo Village in Indonesia. And ...more