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The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated January 28, 2020 20.5k votes 3.5k voters 92.2k views34 items

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

Updated: check out our list of the top 10 new female artists of 2020!

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 new female contemporary music artists do you think reigned as the queens of 2019? Which new female pop singers will compete 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 Ann Hadwin (born July 6, 2004) is a British singer, best known for competing on the...  more
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    Grace VanderWaal

    Pop, Indie pop
    Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern,...  more

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    Billie Eilish

    Art pop, Dark pop
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    R&B, Pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American...  more

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    Amanda Ava Koci, known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She is...  more

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    Ella Mai

    R&B, Pop
    Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to...  more

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    Doja Cat

    Hip hop, Pop
    Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an...  more

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    Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (born June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter....  more

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    Carisa Zhavia Ward (born March 6, 2001), known professionally as Zhavia Ward, is an American...  more
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    City Girls

    Hip hop, Rap
    City Girls is an American hip hop duo from Miami, Florida, composed of members Yung Miami...  more
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    Hayley Kiyoko

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress....  more
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    Jorja Smith

    UK garage, Soul
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has...  more

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    Jessie Reyez (born June 12, 1990) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Her 2016 single...  more

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    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to...  more

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    R&B, Indie folk
    Nicole Zefanya (born 24 January 1999), known professionally as NIKI, is an Indonesian singer,...  more
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    Maggie Rogers

    Pop, Art pop
    Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton,...  more
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    Maren Larae Morris (born April 10, 1990) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and...  more

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    Claire Cottrill (born August 18, 1998), known professionally as Clairo, is an American...  more
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    Kali Uchis

    Soul, R&B
    Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), better known as her stage name Kali Uchis, is a...  more
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    Rico Nasty

    Hip hop, Rap
    Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an...  more

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    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American...  more

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    Dirty rap, Hip hop
    Elizabeth Eden Harris (born May 31, 1997), known professionally as Cupcakke (often stylized as...  more


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    Amber Mark is an American R&B singer-songwriter and producer from New York City, New York. In...  more

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