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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
gabbyryannnn added XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lauderhill, Florida.

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 10 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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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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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 13 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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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Russ is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Niall Horan is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists
EmmaRasmussen added Harry Styles Harry Styles is a member of the musical group, One Direction.

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James Bay is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Flume is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Luke James is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 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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Lost Frequencies is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Kevin Abstract is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Petit Biscuit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Petit Biscuit Tropical house, Electronic Mehdi Benjelloun, (born 10 November 1999) better known by his stage name Petit Biscuit, is a French DJ and music producer. He is one half of the indie-pop duo Mount Dreams with friend Romain ...more

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Chet Faker is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Kane Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Sigala is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Sigala 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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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 34 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

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Kwabs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Kwabs Soul, R&B, Electronica Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong better known by his stage name Kwabs (born 24 April 1990) is a British singer and songwriter. He is best known for his international hit, "Walk". In 2011, ...more

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Kungs is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Tristan Wilds is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Mura Masa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Mura Masa Art pop, Nu-disco, Alternative R&B Alex Crossan (born 5 April 1996), also known by the stage name Mura Masa (sometimes stylised as mura masa) is a Guernsey-born electronic music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His ...more

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Slushii is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Børns is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Lewis Capaldi 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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Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house Porter Weston Robinson is an American electronic music producer and DJ from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Robinson has registered multiple number one singles across different electronic genres. ...more

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Devin Dawson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Devin Dawson Country Devin Dawson is an American country music singer-songwriter. He became famous after filming a mashup of Taylor Swift songs with his fellow friend Louisa Wendorff on her YouTube channel, which ...more

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Ookay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Ookay Dubstep, Trap, Progressive house Abraham 'Abe' Laguna (born January 10, 1992), known by his stage name Ookay, is an American electronic dance music producer, DJ and musician. On March 25, 2016, Ookay released a single titled ...more

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Morgan Evans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Morgan Evans Country Morgan John Evans (born 24 April 1985) is an Australian country music singer and songwriter. He released a self-titled debut studio album in March 2014, which peaked at number 20 on the ARIA ...more

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Raury is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Raury 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

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Sam Feldt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Sam Feldt Deep house, Tropical house, House Sammy Renders (born 1 August 1993), better known by his stage name Sam Feldt, is a Dutch DJ and deep house music producer from Boxtel and currently based in Amsterdam. Billboard described Feldt ...more

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Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Oliver Heldens Future house, Tech house, EDM Olivier J. L. Heldens (born 1 February 1995) better known by his stage name Oliver Heldens is a Dutch DJ and electronic music producer from Rotterdam. His 2013 song "Gecko" caught the ...more

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Russell Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Russell Dickerson 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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Tobtok is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Tobtok House, Nu-disco, Deep house Tobias Karlsson (born May 18, 1992), better known as Tobtok, is a Swedish DJ and music producer. He is famous for making disco- oriented electronic music, and has met international success in ...more