Singers 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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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists
1525053266880 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
1523224395212 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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 8 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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists
1525669532425 added Rap/Hip-Hop Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer.

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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Cloud rap, Trap Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Trap 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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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Rap Famous Dex (born September 6, 1993) is a Chicago rapper known for his songs "Try Me (Remix)" and "Bottle After Bottle." He followed his debut mixtape release Never Seen It ...more

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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

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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
harry_main01 added Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American rapper from Birmingham, Alabama. He is best known for his single "Rubbin Off the Paint", which ...more

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Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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Bazzi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Male Artists
R&B 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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James Bay is listed (or ranked) 27 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

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Russ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, R&B Russell Vitale (born September 26, 1992), known by his stage name and mononym Russ, is an American hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer. He is known for his singles ...more

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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, R&B, Soul 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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Flume is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Electronic music Harley Edward Streten, better known by his stage name Flume, is an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ. His debut self-titled album was released on 9 November 2012, ...more

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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Trap Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine ("six-nine"), also stylized Teka$hi 6ix9ine or Teka$hi69, is an American rapper. Hernandez's commercial debut ...more

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Michael Dapaah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Male Artists
JahangirRahman added Michael Dapaah (born January 1991) is an English rapper, actor, and comedian best known for portraying the fictional road rapper Big Shaq (also known as Roadman Shaq). He is also known for his ...more

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Børns is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Electropop Garrett Clark Borns (born January 7, 1992), better known by his stage name Børns (stylized as BØRNS), is an American singer and songwriter from Grand Haven, Michigan. Børns ...more

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George Ezra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Folk rock, Blues, Roots Rock George Ezra Barnett (born 7 June 1993) is an English singer-songwriter, podcaster and musician. After releasing two EPs, Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013 and Cassy O' in March 2014, Ezra ...more

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Kevin Abstract is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Alternative hip hop, Alternative R&B Ian Simpson (born July 16, 1996), better known by his stage name Kevin Abstract, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and director. He is a founding member of the Brockhampton band. Simpson ...more

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Rag'n'Bone Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added 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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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop, Trap, Cloud rap Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996), known professionally as Lil Xan, is an American rapper of Mexican descent from Redlands, California. He is best known for his breakout hit ...more

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Kane Brown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Country Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled ...more

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G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Herbert Wright III, better known by his stage name G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.

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Luke James is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop soul Luke James Boyd, better known as Luke James, is an American singer-songwriter. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he began his musical career singing background for R&B artist Tyrese and later ...more

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Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Country pop Brett Charles Young (born March 23, 1981) is an American country pop singer and songwriter from Orange County, California. He was a college baseball pitcher but took up songwriting after an ...more

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Lost Frequencies is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Deep house, Tropical house Felix De Laet (born 30 November 1993), known by his stage name Lost Frequencies, is a Belgian DJ and record producer. He is best known for his singles "Are You with Me" in 2014 and

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Sampha is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Sampha Sisay, who uses the mononymous stage name Sampha, is a British electronic music singer-songwriter and producer from Morden, South London, United Kingdom. Sampha is known widely for his ...more

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Nipsey Hussle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk Ermias Asghedom, better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He has released several mixtapes, including three installments of his Bullets ...more

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Sigala is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Male Artists
House, Dance pop, Electronica Bruce Fielder (born 1 November 1992), known professionally as Sigala, is an English DJ, record producer and remixer from Norwich, Norfolk. He is best known for his 2015 debut single "Easy ...more

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Chet Faker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Soul music, Electronica Nicholas James Murphy, better known by his stage name Chet Faker, is an Australian electronica musician. In 2012 he signed to Downtown Records in the United States and issued an extended play, ...more

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Leon Bridges is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Todd Michael Bridges (born July 13, 1989) known professionally as Leon Bridges, is an American gospel and soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Fort Worth, Texas. He is best known for ...more

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Kungs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Deep house, Tropical house Valentin Brunel (born 17 December 1996), better known by his stage name Kungs, is a French DJ, record producer and musician. He released his first album Layers in 2016 after success with ...more

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Tristan Wilds is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Tristan Paul Mack Wilds is an American actor and recording artist. He is known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO original drama series The Wire and as Dixon Wilson on the CW teen drama ...more

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Raury is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Alternative hip hop, Folk rock, Soul Raury Deshawn Tullis (born June 10, 1996), professionally known by the mononym Raury, is an American singer, songwriter and rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for his eclectic sound ...more