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The Best New Male Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Updated January 30, 2021 3k votes 225 voters 9k views27 items

List RulesOnly new male artists who are about to break out, or brand new male artists who have just exploded.

Here are the best new male artists of 2020. Whether you like pop, indie, EDM, rock, country, or cutting-edge rap and hip-hop, this list of the top new male artists today will have something for you. This list features the hottest new male artists right now, from new top rappers Roddy Ricch and Lil Tecca, to good new male singers who are just on the cusp of breaking out, like LoveLeo and BabyJake. Rising indie pop star Conan Gray and English pop punk singer Yungblud are among the top new male singers of 2020, while Shallou and Cautious Clay are popular new male music producers alongside their singing talents.

Who do you think is the best new male hip hop artist of 2020? Which 2020 new male pop singers from the UK, US, and beyond are destined for greatness?

Vote up the best new male artists of 2020 below, and be sure to add any that you feel we may have missed. If you need more good new artist recommendations, check out our list of the top 10 new artists of 2020!


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    Alternative rock, Pop punk
    Dominic Richard Harrison (born 5 August 1997), known professionally as Yungblud, is an English singer, songwriter and musician. His debut album, 21st Century Liability, was released on 6 July 2018....  more
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    Conan Gray

    Indie pop, Dream pop
    Conan Lee Gray (born Gurei Konan) is an American recording artist and social media personality. He is best known for his debut EP, "Sunset Season," which was released under Republic Records in 2018...  more
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    Pop, Indie-pop
    Finneas Baird O'Connell, also known as FINNEAS, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and actor. He has released several singles and has written music for other artists,...  more
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    Joshua Karpeh (born January 30, 1993), known professionally as Cautious Clay, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Since 2017, he has released three EPs...  more
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    Michael Wilson Hardy (born September 13, 1990), known professionally as Hardy, is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written songs for Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Blake...  more
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    Orville Peck is a Canadian country musician. Peck, who released his debut album Pony in 2019, has been widely remarked upon for his tendency to wear a fringed “Lone Ranger” mask....  more
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    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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    Electropop, Pop
    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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    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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    Indie, Electronic
    Joe Boston, professionally known as stage name Shallou, is a Los Angeles based producer, singer, and environmentalist, who produces ambient, house melodies and soulful vocals that have carved a niche...  more
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    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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    Omar Velasco, known professionally as Omar Apollo, is an American singer-songwriter. He first gained recognition in 2017 with the release of his song "Ugotme." Since his initial breakthrough, Apollo...  more
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    Tyla Yaweh

    Hip hop
    Tyler Jamal Brown (born May 23, 1995), better known as Tyla Yaweh, is a singer, rapper, and songwriter from Orlando, Florida. He is known for singles such as “She Bad”, “Gemini”, “Drugs and Pain” and...  more
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    Caleb Zackery Toliver (born 1994), known professionally as Don Toliver, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He released his first major label mixtape, Donny Womack, in August 2018....  more
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    Pop Smoke

    Hip hop, Drill
    Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of Brooklyn...  more
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    Lil Keed

    Hip hop, trap
    Raqhid Jevon Render (born March 16, 1998), known professionally as Lil Keed, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Thug's YSL Records and 300 Entertainment. His song...  more
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    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 released...  more
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    Pop, Indie pop
    Leo Reilly, known professionally as LoveLeo, is an American singer from the greater Los Angeles area. He roes to popularity after his Godmode-backed debut single, "BOYFREN," went viral in late 2019....  more
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    Arizona Zervas (born April 19, 1995) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Hagerstown, Maryland. He is widely known for his song "Roxanne", which reached number four on the Billboard Hot...  more
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    NLE Choppa

    Hip hop, trap
    Bryson Lashun Potts (born November 1, 2002), better known as NLE Choppa (formerly known as YNR Choppa), is an American rapper and songwriter based in Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his 2019...  more
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List Rules: Only new male artists who are about to break out, or brand new male artists who have just exploded.