The Best New Female Artists

Over 28.9K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best New Female Artists
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Newer female artists only.

Rising female stars represent a diverse range of voices in the current music industry. From country and pop to hip-hop and alternative, new female artists are continuously shattering glass ceilings, impressing both critics and fans with their powerful songs and overall musicianship. How do these ladies compare to the best new male artists?

Some of these musicians will surprise you with how much they've achieved at such a young age. In fact, many of these girls are under 25 or still in their teenage years! The 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, for example, currently has the longest-running number one debut single of any artist in fifteen years. Rising to fame through starring in the Disney+ original High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, she's constantly breaking records with her studio album SOUR and mega-hit song "drivers license." Other female singers to watch include Tate McRae, Ava Max, Doja Cat, Madison Beer, Arlo Parks, and Celeste. New female rappers, such as Rico Nasty, CHIKA, and Yung Baby Tate, are also featured on this list. 

Out of all of these talented young female artists, which ones are the best, and who's had the most impressive climb to stardom since 2020? Vote for your favorite boss lady vocalists and rappers below!

Most divisive: Doja Cat
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