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The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 2.2k votes 207 voters 13.8k views34 items

List RulesVote up the new male artists you think are killing it.

Updated: check out our list of the top 10 new male artists of 2020!

While it's fun to listen to old favorites, every year introduces music fans to incredible new bands and artists. The 2019 class of new male artists includes singer-songwriters, rappers, and genre crossover stars. Some of the best new male artists of 2019 are poised for a break-out year by heading out on buzz-worthy tours and releasing new albums.

Everyone from J.S. Ondara to Sam Feldt are expected to have a big year in 2019. Luke Combs is set to have an amazing year following his nomination for Best New Artists at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no doubt about it that Greta Van Fleet is one of the biggest new bands to hit the rock scene in years. And Lil Nas X is certainly one of the hottest new male artists right now. He's hit the music scene by storm with his populra single, "Old Town Road."

Which new male artist do you think will become the best of 2019? Vote up your favorite top new male artists today, and add any new stars we might have missed.

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    Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
    Lewis Capaldi (born October 7, 1996) is a Scottish singer and songwriter originating from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Alec Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked

    AlbumsMixtape 1: America, Narrated for You

    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lauv is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Lauv

    Dance/electronic, jazz

    AlbumsI met you when I was 18 (the playlist), ~how i'm feeling~

    Ari Staprans Leff (born August 8, 1994), known by his stage name Lauv, is an American singer,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Joji is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Joji

    R&B, trip hop

    AlbumsIn Tongues EP, Ballads 1

    George Miller (born 18 September 1992), better known by his stage name Joji and formerly by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Lil Nas X

    Hip hop, country rap

    Albums7, Nasarati

    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Luke Combs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Luke Combs

    Country

    AlbumsThis One's For You

    Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Roddy Ricch

    Hip hop, trap

    AlbumsFeed Tha Streets, Feed Tha Streets II

    Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Rag'n'Bone Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Rag'n'Bone Man

    New blues, soul

    AlbumsHuman

    Rory Charles Graham (born 29 January 1985), better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is an English singer-songwriter, known for his deep, baritone voice. His first hit single, "Human", was released in 2016, and his debut album of the same name was released in February 2017. At the 2017 Brit Awards, he was named British Breakthrough Act and received the Critics' Choice Award.

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    Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Lil Baby

    Hip hop
    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Lil Skies

    Rap, Hip hop
    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    6LACK is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    6LACK

    R&B, Trap
    Ricardo Valdez Valentine (born June 24, 1992), better known by his stage name 6lack (stylized... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Jon Bellion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Jon Bellion

    Hip hop, pop

    AlbumsThe Human Condition, Glory Sound Prep

    Jonathan David Bellion (born December 26, 1990) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Blueface is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Blueface

    Hip hop
    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Tom Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Tom Walker

    Indie folk, indie pop

    AlbumsAnother Ode, The Mission / Testament, You Can't Stop Me, Storm's Coming, Hillside View

    Tom Walker (born 17 December 1991) is a singer-songwriter who was born in Scotland and grew up... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Sheck Wes

    Hip hop, trap

    AlbumsMudboy

    Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Pink Sweat$ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Pink Sweat$

    R&B, soul

    AlbumsVolume 1, Volume 2

    Pink Sweats (stylized Pink Sweat$), is an American singer and songwriter from Philadelphia,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mitchell Tenpenny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked

    AlbumsBlack Crow, Telling All My Secrets

    Mitchell Tenpenny (born August 17, 1989) is an American country music singer and songwriter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Gunna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Gunna

    Hip hop, Trap
    Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gunna, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Masego is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Masego

    Jazz fusion, future soul

    AlbumsLady Lady

    Micah Davis (born June 8, 1993), known by his stage name Masego, is an American musician who was born in Jamaica. Masego is an international, contemporary genre-bending entertainer who refers to his own music style as "TrapHouseJazz" or Emotion. 

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    Flipp Dinero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Flipp Dinero

    Hip hop, trap
    Christopher Saint Victor (born November 16, 1995), better known by his stage name Flipp... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lil Mosey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Lil Mosey

    Hip hop, trap

    AlbumsNorthsbest

    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Smino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Smino

    Hip hop, neo soul

    Albumsblkswn, NØIR

    Christopher Smith Jr (born October 2, 1991), better known by his stage name, Smino, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Young Nudy

    Rap, Hip hop
    Young Nudy (born December 17, 1992) is an Atlanta rapper with hits including "Tell Em Again,...amazon buy button
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    Steve Lacy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Steve Lacy

    Alternative R&B, neo soul

    AlbumsApollo XXI

    Steven Thomas Lacy-Moya (born May 23, 1998), better known as Steve Lacy, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Jax Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Jax Jones

    House, deep house

    AlbumsSnacks

    Timucin Lam (born July 25, 1987), known professionally as Jax Jones, is an English DJ,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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