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" when 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
Khalid 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
Post Malone 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
gabbyryannnn added XXXTentacion 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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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Male Artists
1523224395212 added Marshmello 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Lil Uzi Vert 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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
21 Savage 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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Charlie Puth 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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Bryson Tiller 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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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists
FrancesH. added Shawn Mendes Contemporary R&B Shawn Mendes is a music artist.

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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Martin Garrix 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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Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Rich Brian 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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Trippie Redd 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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Male Artists
1525053266880 added Juice WRLD Hip hop music, Emo rap

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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Alan Walker 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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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists
YoungBoy Never Broke Again 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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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists
EmmaRasmussen added Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to stardom as a member of the boy band One Direction after a 2010 audition as a solo artist for ...more

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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Male Artists
1525669532425 added Lil Yachty 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) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Lil Skies 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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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Troye Sivan 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Lil Pump 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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Kygo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Kygo 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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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Zedd 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

The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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James Bay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists
James Bay 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) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Russ 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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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Famous Dex 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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Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Male Artists
EmmaRasmussen added Niall Horan Niall Horan is a member of the musical group, One Direction.

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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Male Artists
harry_main01 added YBN Nahmir 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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ParaNormal SpacEE is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Male Artists
MatFalcon added ParaNormal SpacEE dubstep

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Rag'n'Bone Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Rag'n'Bone Man 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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ALFIE MONTILLA is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Male Artists
albelmonti added ALFIE MONTILLA R@B/POP/COUNTRY

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Flume is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Flume 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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big shaq is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ansel Elgort 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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Kevin Abstract is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Kevin Abstract 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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Sampha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Sampha 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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Luke James is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Luke James 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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George Ezra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Male Artists
George Ezra 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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Børns is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Børns 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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Felix Jaehn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Felix Jaehn Dance, EDM, Tropical house Felix Kurt Jähn (born 28 August 1994), known professionally as Felix Jaehn, is a German DJ and record producer specialising in tropical house. Jaehn was born in Hamburg and raised in ...more

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Lost Frequencies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Lost Frequencies 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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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Male Artists
6ix9ine 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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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Lil Xan 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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Benjamin Clementine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Benjamin Clementine

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Slushii is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Slushii Dubstep, Electro house, Future bass Julian Scanlan (born May 1, 1997), known professionally as Slushii, is an American musician, Disc Jockey, vocalist and record producer based in Los Angeles. He is best known for working with ...more

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Kungs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Kungs 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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Kane Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Kane Brown 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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Chet Faker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Chet Faker 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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Tristan Wilds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Tristan Wilds 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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Oliver Schories is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ferry73 added Oliver Schories

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Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Brett Young 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