Female Singers The Best New Female Artists  

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List Rules Female 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. Some female singers are under 25 or still in their teenage years! The 20-year-old Zara Larson, for example, has been big in Sweden since winning a talent competition in 2008. She's just now making her debut in the United States, launching her into international fame. Other female artists to watch include Dua Lipa, SZA, Halsey, and Alessia Cara. New female rappers, like CL, Bhad Bhabie, and Kodie Shane, are also featured on this list. Young actresses who are making music are also on here, like Hailee Steinfeld and Bella Thorne. 

Out of all of these talented young singers, 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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Hip hop, Trap Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first ...more

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2,097 1,740
SZA is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B Solana Rowe, better known by her stage name SZA, is an American singer-songwriter. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey. In October 2012, Rowe ...more

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2,240 1,492
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Electropop, Synthpop Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer-songwriter. Gaining attention from self-released music on social media platforms, ...more

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1,752 1,247
Alessia Cara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Alternative R&B, Pop, Soul Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After producing acoustic covers she signed with Def Jam Recordings and ...more

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2,003 1,177
Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Female Artists
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

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1,678 1,334
Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Female Artists
vithiyashri added Pop Dua Lipa (born August 22, 1995) is an English singer, songwriter, and model. Her musical career began at age 14, when she began covering songs by other artists on YouTube. In 2015, she was ...more

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2,501 1,572
Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Latin pop Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed during the second season of The ...more

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1,964 917
Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Female Artists
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

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1,320 1,243
Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Dance pop, R&B Bleta "Bebe" Rexha (born August 30, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. She is best known for her collaborations with other artists, such as G-Eazy's "Me, ...more

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1,289 1,119
Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Female Artists
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

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1,507 918
Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Female Artists
harry_main01 added Children's music, Pop rock Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known simply as Zendaya, is an American actress, singer and dancer. She began performing at an early age with the dance group Future Shock Oakland, the California ...more

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259 1,684
NIKI is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Female Artists
acapellasrverycool added R&B Nicole Zefanya (born 24 January 1999), known professionally as NIKI, is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Nicole Zefanya, born 24 January 1999, was raised in Jakarta. She ...more

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1,021 1,150
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Dance pop, R&B Hailee Steinfeld (born December 11, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She made her breakthrough starring as Mattie Ross in True Grit (2010), for which she was nominated for numerous ...more

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770 1,214
Zara Larsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop music, Soul music Zara Maria Larsson (born 16 December 1997) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. At the age of 10, she achieved national fame in Sweden for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the ...more

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716 1,001
Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Sabrina Ann Lynn Carpenter is an American singer and actress, who stars as rebellious Maya Hart, the best friend of Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World which debuted on ...more

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732 1,282
Julia Michaels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Dance, EDM Julia Carin Cavazos (born November 13, 1993), known by her stage name Julia Michaels, is an American singer and songwriter from Davenport, Iowa. She began performing as a teenager and later ...more

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660 745
Momoland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Female Artists
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Momoland is a South Korean girl group formed by Dublekick Company. They debuted on November 10, 2016, with the EP Welcome to Momoland. The members are the winners of survival program Finding ...more

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802 1,062
Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Grime, R&B Anne-Marie Rose Nicholson (born 7 April 1991), known professionally as Anne-Marie, is an English singer and songwriter. She has attained several charting-singles on the UK Singles Chart, with ...more

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513 526
Normani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Female Artists
couturekordei added R&B, Singer, dancer 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

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601 991
Becky G is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Latin pop, Dance pop Rebbeca Marie Gomez (born March 2, 1997), better known by her stage name Becky G, is an American singer and actress. Gomez first gained recognition in 2011 when she began posting videos of ...more

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617 1,021
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Yağmur Ateş added K-pop Black Pink, stylized as BLACKPINK, is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé, the group officially debuted on August 8, ...more

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509 1,003
Daya is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Synthpop, Electronic Grace Martine Tandon (born October 24, 1998), professionally known as Daya, is an American singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is signed to Artbeatz, Z Entertainment, and ...more

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494 1,000
Noah Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop Noah Lindsey Cyrus (born January 8, 2000) is an American actress and singer. She voiced the title role in the English version of the 2009 animated feature film Ponyo. In 2016, she released her ...more

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446 817
Charli XCX is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Foggy added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Charlotte Emma Aitchison, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, is an English singer and songwriter. In 2007, at the age of 14, Charli began recording her debut album on a loan granted by ...more

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641 1,127
Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Female Artists
R&B, Pop, Doo wop Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music ...more