Music

The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

Ranker Music
14.3k votes 2.6k voters 51.3k views 40 items

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 rock and rollers while others are soon-to-be pop megastars. Some new female artists of 2019 are releasing their debut albums this year and others are heading out on buzz-worthy headlining tours.

Who will you find on this best 2019 female music artists list? Billie Eilish has to be near the top. Following the success of her 2017 EPs, Eilish is set to blast up the charts after her debut full-length record, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, drops at the end of March. Kehlani also seems poised to have a great 2019.

Which female artist do you think will reign as the queen of 2019? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any great musicians we may have missed.

Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
list ordered by
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
tamarulu added Hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Pop
Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American alternative hip hop artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a founding member of indie hip ...more
5
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Alternative, Mixed music, Popular
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television ...more
6
Ella Mai is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Normani is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
Ava Max is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Hip hop, Neo soul
Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer, signed to Atlantic Records. Kehlani is originally from Oakland, California, where she achieved initial ...more
10
Lauren Jauregui is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
City Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Hayley Kiyoko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance music
Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft, known professionally as Hayley Kiyoko, is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! ...more
13
Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Zhavia Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
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
16
Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Cassandra Lucas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added
Cassandra Lucas is a singer.
18
Brownstone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Brownstone is an American female contemporary R&B group that was popular during the mid-1990s. They are best known for their 1995 hit single "If You Love Me", which was nominated ...more
19
Jessie Reyez is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Summer Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
Maggie Rogers is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Brandy & Monica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Female Artists Of 2019, Ranked
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added
24
Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Kali Uchis is listed (or ranked) 25 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