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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, Pop
2
Grace VanderWaal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Indie pop
3
Alessia Cara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Alternative R&B, Pop, Soul
4
Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Latin
5
Billie Eilish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Art pop, Dark pop, Electropop
6
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Electropop, Synthpop, Indie pop
7
Dua Lipa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Female Artists
vithiyashri added Pop
8
SZA is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B
9
Bebe Rexha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Dance pop, R&B
10
NIKI is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Female Artists
acapellasrverycool added R&B
11
Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Female Artists
R&B, Hip hop, Neo soul
12
Hailee Steinfeld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Dance pop, R&B
13
Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Pop
14
Zara Larsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop music, Soul music
15
Anne-Marie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Grime, R&B
16
Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Female Artists
harry_main01 added Children's music, Pop rock
17
Kelsea Ballerini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Country pop
18
Noah Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Female Artists
19
Julia Michaels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Dance, EDM
20
Sabrina Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Female Artists
21
Poppy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Electropop, Synthpop, J-pop
22
Becky G is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Latin pop, Dance pop
23
Madison Beer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Female Artists
24
BLACKPINK is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Yağmur Ateş added K-pop, EDM, Hip-hop
25
Daya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Female Artists
Pop, Synthpop, Electronic