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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Khalid is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
s201067752 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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Russell Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists
acapellasrverycool 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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Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
Talgat Temeshev added Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (born May 24, 1994), also known as Dimash Kudaibergen, is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His parents Kanat Kudaibergenuly Aitbayev and ...more

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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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Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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James Bay is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
brandinziegler1313 added Rap/Hip-Hop 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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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 22 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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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 25 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