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The Best New Male Artists  

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List Rules Only male artists who have released no more than two albums.

New male singers come from a wide variety of platforms in terms of genre, background, and style. These famous, young singers are making big waves in the entertainment industry. You can also find new rappers and DJs here. Wondering what male artists to watch? Browse this list to find out. If you haven't already heard of these artists, you're likely to soon. How do these musicians compare to the best new female artists?

Some up-and-coming male singers have accomplished a lot at a relatively young age. Nominated for Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammys, Khalid's single "Location" went quadruple platinum and has been featured on many Billboard chart topping songs. Other new male artists to watch include Troye Sivan, Shawn Mendes, MAX, Bryson Tiller, and Charlie Puth. For hip-hop heads, new rappers, like Lil Pump, Post Malone, and 21 Savage, are also featured on this list. Young actors who are singers are also on here, like Ansel Elgort. Don't forget about new country singers Devin Dawson and Morgan Evans.

Which rising male music stars are the best? Vote below to help decide, and be sure to add anyone you think is missing. 

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V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Male Artists
mermaidslaire added K-pop
Kim Tae-hyung (born December 30, 1995), better known by his stage name V, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and member of the South Korean boy group BTS. In 2016, V made his acting ...more
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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Male Artists
R&B, Hip hop
Bryson Djuan Tiller (born January 2, 1993), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. Tiller initially gained notable recognition following the release of his debut single, ...more
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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Pop, R&B
Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Puth's initial exposure came through the viral success of his song videos uploaded to ...more
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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Male Artists
R&B, Pop
Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American singer and songwriter. His debut single, "Location", was released in July 2016, and his ...more
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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists
s201067752 added Trap, Pop, Future Bass
Christopher Comstock (born May 19, 1992), known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by releasing remixes of ...more
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Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Trap, Cloud rap
Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist. Based in Philadelphia, he gained recognition after releasing his debut single, ...more
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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists
吳承宇 added Pop, R&B, Soul
Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which ...more
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Jungkook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added K-pop
Jeon Jung-kook (born September 1, 1997), better known mononymously as Jungkook, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is a member of the South Korean boy band BTS. As a ...more
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Suga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added K-pop, hip hop
Min Yoon-gi (born March 9, 1993), better known by his stage names Suga and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Managed by Big Hit Entertainment, he debuted as a ...more
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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Trap
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American rapper known for his mixtapes The Slaughter Tape (2015) and Slaughter King (2015) and his EPs ...more
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Jimin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added K-pop
Park Ji-min (born on October 13, 1995), better known mononymously as Jimin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and dancer. In 2013 he debuted as a member of the South Korean boy band BTS, ...more
13
Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop
Brian Imanuel (born 3 September 1999), known professionally as Rich Brian and formerly as Rich Chigga, is an Indonesian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is known for his viral ...more
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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists
acapellasrverycool added Hip hop music, Emo rap
Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice WRLD, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was best known for ...more
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RM is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added K-pop
Kim Nam-joon (born September 12, 1994),better known as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is the main rapper and leader of the South Korean ...more
16
James Bay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Indie, Folk rock, Soul
James Michael Bay (born 4 September 1990) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2014, he released his single "Hold Back the River", which has been certified platinum, ...more
17
Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Electro house, Progressive house, Deep house
Alan Olav Walker (born August 24, 1997), formerly known as DJ Walkzz, is a Norwegian record producer and DJ. He is best known for the 2015 single "Faded", which received platinum ...more
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Jin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists
XXwolfieXX added K-pop
Kim Seok-jin (born on December 4, 1992), also known by his stage name Jin, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is the oldest member and vocalist of the South Korean boy group BTS.
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists
fadyiskander added Hip hop
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet ...more
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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Dream pop, Electropop
Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995) is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and YouTuber. After gaining popularity as a singer on YouTube and in Australian talent ...more
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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
20taylordavis added Pop, EDM
The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander "Alex" Pall and Andrew "Drew" Taggart. They started out by releasing remixes of songs by indie ...more
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NF is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Bill Nye, the Science Guy added Hip hop, Christian hip hop
Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop ...more
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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists
minparkkimjungjeon added K-pop
Jung Hoseok, better known by his stage name, J-hope, is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer, music composer, and songwriter. He is a member of the South Korean hip-hop boy band, Bangtan Boys, ...more
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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, trap, SoundCloud rap
Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. White is best known for his songs "Dark Knight Dummo" ...more
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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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