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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.

Who were the best male pop singers in 2018 and 2019? 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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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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Jungkook is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Begin, Euphoria

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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists
acapellasrverycool added Genre: Hip hop, Emo rap & Alternative R&B; Nationality: USA

Albums: Goodbye

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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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Male Artists
s201067752 added Genre: Trap, Pop & Future Bass; Nationality: American

Albums: Joytime, Joytime II, Joytime III

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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
mermaidslaire added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Stigma, It's Definitely You, 4 O'Clock, Scenery, Winter Bear

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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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Jimin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea
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

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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists
minparkkimjungjeon added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Hope World

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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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists

Albums: Different World

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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Suga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop and hip hop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Agust D

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) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Genre: Dream pop and Electropop; Nationality: Australia

Albums: We're My Otp, The Fault in Our Stars, Dare to Dream, Happy Little Pill, TRXYE

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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RM is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: RM, Mono

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

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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists
20taylordavis added Genre: EDM, Pop, Electropop; Nationality: American

Albums: Memories...Do Not Open, Sick Boy, World War Joy

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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Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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Jin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Male Artists
XXwolfieXX added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Awake, Epiphany

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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NF is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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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Dimash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ansel Elgort (born March 14, 1994) is an American actor, singer and DJ (under the name Ansølo). As a film actor, he played Tommy Ross in the horror film Carrie (2013), Caleb Prior in The ...more

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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Albums: Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra

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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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Genre: House, Techno & Electro House; Nationality: Netherlands

Albums: Error 404, Wizard, Helicopter, Animals, Proxy, + more

Martijn Gerard Garritsen (May 14, 1996), professionally known as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Amstelveen. His most known singles are "Animals," "In the ...more

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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Genre: Electro House, Complextro & Pop; Nationality: Russia

Albums: Clarity, Autonomy, iTunes Session, Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix), Spectrum EP, + more

Anton Zaslavski (September 2, 1989), better known by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He primarily produces and performs ...more

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Rag'n'Bone Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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Rory Charles Graham (born January 29, 1985), better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is an English singer and songwriter known for his deep, bass-baritone voice. His first hit single, "Human," ...more
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James Bay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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