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The Best New Male Artists 

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Updated February 14, 2020 225.1k votes 26.7k voters 176.7k views 53 items

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

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists
吳承宇 added Genre: Pop, R&B, Soul; Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Albums: Nirvana, Latch, Lay Me Down, In the Lonely Hour, Money on My Mind, + more

Labels: Capitol Records

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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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 4 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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V is listed (or ranked) 5 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

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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#51 of 167 The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time #4 of 191 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
s201067752 added Genre: Trap, Pop, Future Bass; Nationality: American

Albums: Joytime, Joytime II, Joytime III

Labels: Joytime Collective

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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Suga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop, hip hop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: Agust D

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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RM is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Albums: RM, Mono

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Genre: Dream pop, 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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Jimin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists
lilunicorn805 added Genre: K-pop; Nationality: South Korea

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists

Albums: Different World

Labels: MER, Sony, DM, RCA, NCS, + more

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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Genre: Electro House, Complextro, Pop; Nationality: Russia, Germany

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

Labels: OWSLA, Dim Mak Records, Interscope Records

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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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

Labels: Big Hit Entertainment

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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Genre: House, Techno, Electro House; Nationality: Netherlands

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

Labels: Musical Freedom, Spinnin' Records

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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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 20 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

Labels: Disruptor

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) 21 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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Bazzi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Andrew Bazzi (born August 28, 1997), known professionally as Bazzi, is an American singer-songwriter. His song "Mine", released in October 2017, gained popularity in early 2018 when it ...more
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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Albums: Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra

Labels: Def Jam Recordings

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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YoungBoy Never Broke Aga... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again (or, simply, NBA YoungBoy), is an American rapper. He gained local attention and later ...more

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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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Albums: Lil Boat 2, Summer Songs 2, Teenage Emotions

Labels: QC

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

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