Entertainment 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, 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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, R&B, Trap
Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more
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Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Talgat Temeshev added
Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (born May 24, 1994), also known as Dimash Kudaibergen, is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His parents Kanat Kudaibergenuly Aitbayev and ...more
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820 618
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists
FrancesH. added Contemporary R&B
Shawn Peter Raul Mendes (born August 8, 1998) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. He gained a following in 2013, posting song covers on the video-sharing application Vine. The following year, ...more
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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists
R&B
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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683 802
Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Pop, Pop rock, 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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334 220
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
voting closed at #3 gabbyryannnn added
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in ...more
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637 578
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists
s201067752 added Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house
Marshmello is an electronic dance music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by remixing songs by Jack Ü and Zedd, and later collaborated with artists including Omar ...more
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591 761
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
526 428
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists
acapellasrverycool added Hip hop music, Emo rap
Jarad Higgins, known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, "All Girls Are the ...more
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384 347
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
吳承宇 added Pop music, Dance-pop, House music
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
12
61 404
Russell Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Country
Russell Dickerson (born May 7, 1987) is an American pop country music singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He earned a degree in music from Belmont University and signed with Creative ...more
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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 13 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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342 547
Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 14 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 YouTube personality. After gaining popularity as a singer on YouTube and in Australian ...more
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268 210
Logic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists
fadyiskander added Hip hop music
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet following and is a member of ...more
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280 384
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house
Anton Zaslavski (born 2 September 1989), better known by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. His stage name is derived from the ...more
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330 492
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 24 August 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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309 512
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse
Martijn Garritsen, commonly known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and producer who is signed to Spinnin' Records. He is best known for the track Animals, which was a Top 10 hit in ...more
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191 451
James Bay is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
64 255
Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 20 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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302 595
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop
Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight
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264 527
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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163 290
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo
Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (born 11 September 1991), better known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician, and songwriter. He garnered international attention with ...more
24
233 578
Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop
Brian Imanuel (born September 3, 1999), known professionally by the mononym Rich Brian (previously Rich Chigga and Brian), is an Indonesian rapper, record producer, songwriter and comedian from ...more
25
252 435
Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists
brandinziegler1313 added Rap/Hip-Hop
Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles ...more