musicians The Best New Female Artists  

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List Rules Only female artists who have released no more than two 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. Nww 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 below. See any famous singers we missed? Feel free to add them.  

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Alessia Cara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Alessia Cara 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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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Halsey 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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Zara Larsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Zara Larsson 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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Julia Michaels is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Julia Michaels 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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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Meghan Trainor 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

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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Camila Cabello 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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Daya is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Daya 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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Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Grace VanderWaal 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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Vérité is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Vérité Alternative pop Kelsey Byrne (born 1990), known professionally as Vérité (stylized as VÉRITÉ), is an American singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York City. Her first single ...more

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SZA is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Female Artists
SZA 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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Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Lizzo 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

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Phoebe Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Phoebe Ryan Pop, Indie pop, Electropop Phoebe Holiday Ryan (born September 21, 1990) is an American singer and songwriter. In 2015, she released a mashup of R. Kelly's "Ignition" and Miguel's "Do You", followed by ...more

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Noah Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Noah Cyrus 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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Kelsea Ballerini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Kelsea Ballerini Country pop Kelsea Nicole Ballerini (born September 12, 1993) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. She is signed to Black River Entertainment, and released her first album The First Time in ...more

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Brandy Clark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Brandy Clark Country Brandy Lynn Clark (born October 9, 1975) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, ...more

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Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Hailee Steinfeld 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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Cardi B 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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Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Kehlani 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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Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Billie Eilish 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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Astrid S is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Astrid S Pop, R&B, Electronic Astrid Smeplass (born 29 October 1996) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and model. In 2013, she had her breakthrough when she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol called Idol - ...more

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Flo Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Flo Morrissey Pop, Folk Flo Morrissey (born December 25, 1994) is an English singer-songwriter from Notting Hill, London. She has released two albums, three singles and has toured internationally.

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Becky G is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Becky G 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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dodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Female Artists
dodie Pop, Indie, Alternative Dorothy Miranda "Dodie" Clark (born 11 April 1995) is an English singer, songwriter, author, YouTuber and artist from Epping, Essex. Clark posts both original songs and cover songs on ...more

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CL is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Female Artists
CL K-pop, Hip hop, R&B Lee Chae-rin (born February 26, 1991), better known by her stage name CL, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she spent much of her early life in Japan ...more

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Maren Morris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Maren Morris 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

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Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Bebe Rexha 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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MØ is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Electronic, Synthpop, Electropop Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen (born 13 August 1988), known professionally as MØ, is a Danish singer, songwriter and electropop producer, signed to Sony Music Entertainment. ...more

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Lauren Alaina is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Lauren Alaina Country, Country pop Lauren Alaina (born Lauren Alaina Kristine Suddeth; November 8, 1994) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and actress from Rossville, Georgia. Alaina was the runner-up on the tenth ...more

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Courtney Barnett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Courtney Barnett Indie rock, Alternative rock, Grunge Courtney Melba Barnett (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and musician. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, Barnett attracted attention with ...more

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Kodie Shane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Kodie Shane Hip hop, Rap Kodie Shane (born October 28, 1998) is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia and only female member of the group The Sailing Team who became known for her spotlight verse on their single "All ...more

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Yaeji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Yaeji House, Hip hop, Electronic Kathy Yaeji Lee (born c. 1993), known professionally as Yaeji, is a Korean-American electronic music artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her style blends elements of house music and hip hop with ...more

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Gabrielle Aplin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Gabrielle Aplin Pop, Dance pop, R&B Gabrielle Ann Aplin (born 10 October 1992) is an English singer-songwriter. Aplin came to public attention after she gained a large online following by posting acoustic covers of songs on her ...more

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Madison Beer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Madison Beer Pop Madison Elle Beer (born March 5, 1999) is an American singer and actress. She gained media attention after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing. "Dead" was ...more

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Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Jorja Smith UK garage, Soul, Neo soul Jorja Smith (born 11 June 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

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Alexa Goddard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Alexa Goddard Pop, R&B Alexa Goddard (born 21 December 1988) is an English pop and R&B singer from Blackwater, Hampshire signed to Roc Nation. Born in Camberley, Surrey, Goddard attended Yateley School before ...more

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Mabel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Mabel Pop, R&B Mabel McVey (born February 20, 1996), mononymously known by her stage name Mabel, is a Spanish-born Swedish-British singer and songwriter based in London. Born in Málaga, Spain and raised ...more

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Kali Uchis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Kali Uchis 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

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Megan Nicole is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Megan Nicole Pop Megan Nicole Flores (born September 1, 1993), simply known as Megan Nicole, is an American singer-songwriter and actress who debuted on YouTube in 2009. Nicole released her first original song, ...more

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Rezz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Rezz Electronic, Dubstep, Techno Isabelle Rezazadeh (born March 28, 1995; Ukraine), known by her stage name Rezz, is a Canadian DJ and record producer from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Rezazadeh began DJing at the age of 16, playing ...more

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Poppy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Poppy Electropop, Synthpop, J-pop Poppy (formerly known as That Poppy), is an American singer, songwriter, ambient music composer, dancer, and YouTube personality portrayed by Moriah Rose Pereira. She moved to Los Angeles in ...more

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Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Dej Loaf Hip hop, R&B, Trap Deja Trimble (born April 8, 1991), better known by her stage name Dej Loaf (stylized as DeJ Loaf), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. She began her music career ...more

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Bhad Bhabie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Bhad Bhabie Hip hop, Trap Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz (born March 26, 2003), also known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is an American rapper and social media personality. She became known for the viral video meme and ...more

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Niykee Heaton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Niykee Heaton Alternative R&B, Contemporary pop Nicolet Aleta Heaton (born December 4, 1994), better known by her stage name Niykee Heaton, is an American singer. She was discovered through her YouTube channel after uploading acoustic guitar ...more

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Madilyn Bailey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Madilyn Bailey Pop Madilyn Bailey Wold (born September 2, 1992) is an American singer and songwriter. She has released various albums containing covers of songs and one EP of original material entitled Wiser, ...more

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Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Anne-Marie 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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Tkay Maidza is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Tkay Maidza Hip hop, Synthpop, Electropop Takudzwa Victoria Rosa Maidza (born December 17, 1996), known by her stage name Tkay Maidza, is an Australian singer-songwriter and rapper, born in Zimbabwe.On 30 August, Tkay premiered her ...more

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Lia Marie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Lia Marie Johnson Pop Lia Marie Johnson (born November 23, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and Internet personality notable for appearing in various web series, including the Emmy-winning web series ...more

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Baby Ariel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Baby Ariel Pop Ariel Rebecca Martin (born November 22, 2000), known professionally as Baby Ariel, is an American Singer & social media personality, most notable for her videos on the social media platform ...more

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Bella Thorne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Bella Thorne Pop, R&B Annabella Avery Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress and singer. She played Ruthy Spivey in the television series My Own Worst Enemy, Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big ...more

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Holly Henry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Holly Henry Alternative, Indie pop Holly Mae Heinrich (born March 31, 1994), better known by her stage name Holly Henry, is an American singer/songwriter from Minnesota. She took her stage name when competing in 2013 on the fifth ...more