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The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked  

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

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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Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, country rap
Montero Lamar Hill, 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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Alec Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop
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 ...more
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Joji is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, trip hop, lo-fi
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 ...more
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6lack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, Trap, Hip hop
Ricardo Valdez Valentine (born June 24, 1992), better known by his stage name 6lack (stylized as 6LACK and pronounced "blackĀ”), is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper from Atlanta, ...more
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Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop
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 ...more
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Luke Combs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Country
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, ...more
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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
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 ...more
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Gunna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, Trap
Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Drip Too Hard" in collaboration with
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Rag'n'Bone Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
New blues, soul

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.

Rory Charles Graham (born January 29, 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 ...more
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Mitchell Tenpenny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Country
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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Lucky Daye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, soul
David Debrandon Brown, better known by his stage name Lucky Daye, is an American singer and songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is signed to the RCA joint venture label Keep Cool and ...more
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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop
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 ...more
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Tom Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Indie folk, indie pop, indie rock
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 ...more
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Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Rap, Hip hop
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
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Cautious Clay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B/Soul
Cautious Clay is a R&B/soul singer and musician from Brooklyn, New York. In 2018, he released his EP Blood Type.
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Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, trap
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", ...more
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Masego is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Jazz fusion, future soul, R&B

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. 

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 ...more
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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Rap, Hip hop
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 ...more
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Lauv is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Dance/electronic, jazz
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 ...more
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J.S. Ondara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Pop, rock

J.S. Ondara is a Kenyan singer-songwriter living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, born in August 1992. He takes inspiration from Bob Dylan, and his first album was Tales Of America.

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Jon Bellion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, pop, R&B
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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Smino is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, neo soul, R&B
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 ...more
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Steve Lacy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Alternative R&B, neo soul, funk
Steven Thomas Lacy-Moya (born May 23, 1998), better known as Steve Lacy, is an American guitarist, bassist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Compton, California and gained ...more
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Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
Hip hop, trap
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. ...more
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Pink Sweat$ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists Of 2019, Ranked
R&B, soul, folk pop
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, ...more