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The Best New Male Artists

Updated June 8, 2021 77.1k votes 37.5k voters 247.8k views23 items

List RulesOnly 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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    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," was released...  more
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    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 Albums...  more
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    Kane Brown

    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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    Luke James

    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsMake Love To Me, Whispers In The Dark, Options

    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 writing...  more
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    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 widespread...  more

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    Lil Nas X

    Hip hop, Country rap
    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He's best known for his country rap single "Old Town Road", which...  more

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    Trippie Redd

    Hip hop, trap
    Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. White is best known for his songs "Dark Knight Dummo" (featuring...  more

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    AlbumsDying to Live, Prokect Baby 2, Painting Pictures

    Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is noted for his singles "Zeze", "Roll in...  more


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    Hip hop
    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply Blueface, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. After releasing his song "Respect My Crypn"...  more

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    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 with Atlantic Records. He...  more

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    Electropop, Pop
    Ari Staprans Leff (born August 8, 1994), known by his stage name Lauv, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. His debut EP, titled Lost in the Light, was released in 2015. He is best...  more

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    Lil Pump

    Hip hop, Cloud rap
    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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    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 has risen to a...  more
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    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 "What...  more

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    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 single "Gummo" was...  more

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    Rich Brian

    Hip hop

    AlbumsAmen, The Sailor

    Brian Imanuel (born 3 September 1999), known professionally as Rich Brian and formerly as Rich Chigga, is an Indonesian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is known for his viral debut...  more

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    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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    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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    Indie pop, Alternative rock
    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 released his first EP, A...  more
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    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His most commercially successful song, "Noticed", peaked at 80 on the...  more

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    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 Coming with a second...


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    Lil Xan

    Hip hop, Trap
    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 "Betrayed", which...  more
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    Alfie Templeman

    Indie pop, Alternative pop
    Alfie George Templeman (born January 2003) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. In 2016 he began recording and releasing demos at the age of 13. Templeman made his...  more