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The Best New Female Artists

Updated June 16, 2020 327.1k votes 27.2k voters 256.9k views60 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. 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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    Camila Cabello
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    Pop, Latin
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    Billie Eilish
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    Art pop, Dark pop
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    Alessia Cara
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    Alternative R&B, Pop
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    Zendaya
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    Children's music, Pop rock

    AlbumsZendaya, Replay (Remixes), Replay, Beat of My Drum, Watch Me

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    Grace VanderWaal
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    Pop, Indie pop
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    Dua Lipa
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    AlbumsWarner bros

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    Cardi B
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    Hip hop, Trap
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    Bebe Rexha
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    Lizzo
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    Lorde
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    Indie pop, Electronica

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    Hailee Steinfeld
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    Pop, Dance pop
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    SZA
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    Alternative R&B, Neo soul

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    Sabrina Carpenter
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    Kehlani
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    R&B, Hip hop
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    BLACKPINK
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    BLACKPINK

    K-pop, EDM
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    Normani
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    R&B, Singer
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    Zara Larsson
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    Pop music, Soul music

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    Anne-Marie
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    Pop, Grime
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    Julia Michaels
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    Pop, Dance
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    Courtney Hadwin
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  • 22
    Charli XCX
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    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsTrue Romance, Sucker, Charli, Number 1 Angel, Pop 2

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    Mabel
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    Pop, R&B
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    Iggy Azalea
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    Ava Max
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