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The Best New Female Artists

Updated March 12, 2021 11.9k votes 27.8k voters 267.9k views32 items

List RulesFemale artists in any genre who have released no more than two feature-length albums.

Rising female stars represent a diverse range of voices in the current music industry. From country to rap to pop, new female singers are impressing both critics and fans with their quality, engaging music. You can also find female DJs and girl rappers here. If you're looking for some up-and-coming female artists to watch, browse this list. How do these musicians 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 female singers 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 shattering countless class ceilings with her mega-hit song "Driver's Licence." Other female artists 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 one is the best? Vote up your favorites to the top. Did we miss any? Feel free to add them at the bottom of the list.

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