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The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated January 28, 2020 21.4k votes 3.4k voters 90.3k 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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    Grace VanderWaal

    Grace VanderWaal

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

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  • 2
    Courtney Hadwin
    Courtney Ann Hadwin (born July 6, 2004) is a British singer, best known for competing on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Billie Eilish

    Billie Eilish

    Art pop, Dark pop
    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    R&B, Pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Ella Mai

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    R&B, Pop
    Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Ava Max
    Amanda Ava Koci, known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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

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  • 8
    Doja Cat

    Doja Cat

    Hip hop, R&B
    Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Zhavia Ward
    Carisa Zhavia Ward (born March 6, 2001), known professionally as Zhavia Ward, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Hayley Kiyoko

    Hayley Kiyoko

    Synthpop, Pop music
    Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft (born April 3, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    City Girls

    City Girls

    Hip hop, Rap
    City Girls is an American hip hop duo from Miami, Florida, composed of members Yung Miami... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Jorja Smith

    Jorja Smith

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

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    Jessie Reyez
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  • 14
    Summer Walker

    AlbumsLast Day of Summer, CLEAR

    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Stefflon Don
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    Maggie Rogers

    Maggie Rogers

    Pop, Art pop
    Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Maren Morris
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    #17 of 57 The Best New Country Artists#38 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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

    Kali Uchis

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

    Rico Nasty

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

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

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


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    Ari Lennox
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    Alice Merton
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    R&B, Indie folk
    Nicole Zefanya (born 24 January 1999), known professionally as NIKI, is an Indonesian singer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button