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The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 2.4k votes 274 voters 20.8k 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 (born October 7, 1996) is a Scottish singer and songwriter originating from Whitburn, West Lothian. Capaldi rose to prominence following the self release of his first track 'Bruises' in  ...more
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    AlbumsMixtape 1: America, Narrated for You

    NationalityAmerican

    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He is known for his songs "Paper Crown", "I Built A Friend", "End of the Summer", "Let Me Down Slowly" and  ...more
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    Country
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    AlbumsThis One's For You

    NationalityAmerican

    Luke Albert Combs (born March 2, 1990) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Combs signed a deal with Sony Music Nashville, and the debut single from This One's For You, "Hurricane" was  ...more
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    Dance/electronic, jazz
    39
    52

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

    NationalityAmerican

    Ari Staprans Leff (born August 8, 1994), known by his stage name Lauv, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His debut EP, titled Lost in the Light, was released in 2015. He is best  ...more
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    New blues, soul
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    AlbumsHuman

    NationalityEnglish

    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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    Hip hop, country rap
    55
    82

    Albums7, Nasarati

    NationalityAmerican

    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He's best known for his country rap single "Old Town Road", which  ...more
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    Hip hop, trap
    27
    41

    AlbumsFeed Tha Streets, Feed Tha Streets II

    NationalityAmerican

    Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American rapper and producer from Compton, California. He is signed to Bird Vision Entertainment at the moment. In  ...more
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    R&B, trip hop
    36
    55

    AlbumsIn Tongues EP, Ballads 1

    NationalityJapanese

    George Miller (born 18 September 1992), better known by his stage name Joji and formerly by his YouTube username Filthy Frank, is a Japanese singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and former  ...more
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    Hip hop
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    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes Indeed" and "My Dawg", the  ...more
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    Rap, Hip hop
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    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles "Signs of Jealousy" and "Change Ya Life." In 2017, he signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records. He  ...more
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    Indie folk, indie pop
    19
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    AlbumsAnother Ode, The Mission / Testament, You Can't Stop Me, Storm's Coming, Hillside View

    NationalityScottish

    Tom Walker (born 17 December 1991) is a singer-songwriter who was born in Scotland and grew up near Manchester. He is signed with Sony Music's Relentless Records and released his debut single "Sun  ...more
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    Hip hop
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    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply Blueface, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. After releasing his song "Respect My Crypn"  ...more
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    Hip hop, pop
    16
    40

    AlbumsThe Human Condition, Glory Sound Prep

    NationalityAmerican

    Jonathan David Bellion (born December 26, 1990) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born and raised in Lake Grove, New York on Long Island. He is known for his  ...more
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    R&B, soul
    14
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    AlbumsVolume 1, Volume 2

    NationalityAmerican

    Pink Sweats (stylized Pink Sweat$), is an American singer and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is managed by Thrice Cooked Media. He released his first EP Volume 1 on November 2, 2018,  ...more
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    AlbumsBlack Crow, Telling All My Secrets

    NationalityAmerican

    Mitchell Tenpenny (born August 17, 1989) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released one studio album and two extended plays through Riser House  ...more
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    R&B, Trap
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    Ricardo Valdez Valentine (born June 24, 1992), better known by his stage name 6lack (stylized as 6LACK and pronounced "black”), is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He  ...more
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    Hip hop, trap
    13
    37

    AlbumsNorthsbest

    NationalityAmerican

    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His most commercially successful song, "Noticed", peaked at 80 on the  ...more
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    Hip hop, Trap
    18
    47
    Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his collaborations with rappers Lil Baby and  ...more
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    Jazz fusion, future soul
    13
    41

    AlbumsLady Lady

    NationalityJamaican

    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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    Hip hop, trap
    11
    34

    AlbumsMudboy

    NationalityAmerican

    Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, songwriter and model. He is known widely for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", which went  ...more
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    Hip hop, neo soul
    11
    35

    Albumsblkswn, NØIR

    NationalityAmerican

    Christopher Smith Jr (born October 2, 1991), better known by his stage name, Smino, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from St. Louis, Missouri. Smino is the founder of the  ...more
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    House, deep house
    10
    32

    AlbumsSnacks

    NationalityEnglish

    Timucin Lam (born July 25, 1987), known professionally as Jax Jones, is an English DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer. He rose to fame with his 2016 single "You Don't Know Me" featuring  ...more
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    Hip hop, trap
    11
    37

    NationalityAmerican

    Christopher Saint Victor (born November 16, 1995), better known by his stage name Flipp Dinero, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Leave Me Alone", which  ...more
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    Dominic Fike is an American singer and rapper from Naples, Florida. He signed to Columbia Records in 2018. Fike came to attention of record labels after releasing his debut EP Don't Forget About Me,  ...more
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    Rap, Hip hop
    9
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    Young Nudy (born December 17, 1992) is an Atlanta rapper with hits including "Tell Em Again, "Sex Appeal" and "Who Dat Is." He is known for his mixtapes Slimeball and Slimeball 2.   ...more
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