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The Best New Male Artists

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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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  • 1
    Jungkook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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    AlbumsBegin, Euphoria

    Jeon Jung-kook (born September 1, 1997), better known mononymously as Jungkook, is a South... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Khalid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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    Khalid

    R&B, Pop
    Khalid Donnel Robinson (born February 11, 1998), known mononymously as Khalid, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 3
    V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    19,875
    8,139

    V

    K-pop

    AlbumsStigma, It's Definitely You, 4 O'Clock, Scenery, Winter Bear

    Kim Tae-hyung (born December 30, 1995), better known by his stage name V, is a South Korean... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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    Charlie Puth

    Pop, R&B
    Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 5
    Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    3,195
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    Marshmello

    Trap, Pop

    AlbumsJoytime, Joytime II, Joytime III

    Christopher Comstock (born May 19, 1992), known professionally as Marshmello, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    1,774
    4,539

    AlbumsMemories...Do Not Open, Sick Boy, World War Joy

    The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander "Alex" Pall and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 7
    Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    3,109
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    Juice WRLD

    Hip hop music, Emo rap

    AlbumsGoodbye

    Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    Jimin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    8,682
    7,676

    Jimin

    K-pop
    Park Ji-min (born on October 13, 1995), better known mononymously as Jimin, is a South Korean... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Suga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    6,457
    7,407

    Suga

    K-pop, hip hop

    AlbumsAgust D

    Min Yoon-gi (born March 9, 1993), better known by his stage names Suga and Agust D, is a South... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    5,278
    4,620

    J-Hope

    K-pop

    AlbumsHope World

    Jung Hoseok, better known by his stage name, J-hope, is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    RM is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    5,126
    6,422

    RM

    K-pop

    AlbumsRM, Mono

    Kim Nam-joon (born September 12, 1994),better known as RM (formerly Rap Monster), is a South... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    2,032
    6,218

    Alan Walker

    Electro House, Progressive House

    AlbumsDifferent World

    Alan Olav Walker (born August 24, 1997), formerly known as DJ Walkzz, is a Norwegian record... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 13
    NF is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    1,285
    4,153

    NF

    Hip hop, Christian hip hop
    Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Rag'n'Bone Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    Rory Charles Graham (born January 29, 1985), better known as Rag'n'Bone Man, is an English... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Logic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    1,668
    4,964

    Logic

    Hip hop

    AlbumsYoung Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra

    Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 16
    Dimash  is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Male Artists
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    Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    2,620
    8,898

    Lil Uzi Vert

    Hip hop, Trap
    Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 18
    Jin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    2,529
    4,085

    Jin

    K-pop

    AlbumsAwake, Epiphany

    Kim Seok-jin (born on December 4, 1992), also known by his stage name Jin, is a South Korean... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    1,826
    6,253

    Troye Sivan

    Dream pop, Electropop

    AlbumsWe're My Otp, The Fault in Our Stars, Dare to Dream, Happy Little Pill, TRXYE

    Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995) is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Lewis Capaldi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    1,893
    6,698
    Lewis Capaldi (born October 7, 1996) is a Scottish singer and songwriter originating from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    2,140
    7,440

    21 Savage

    Hip hop, Trap
    Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 22
    George Ezra is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    966
    3,148

    George Ezra

    Folk rock, Blues

    AlbumsWanted on Voyage, Did You Hear the Rain?

    George Ezra Barnett (born 7 June 1993) is an English singer-songwriter, podcaster and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Kane Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    777
    2,460

    Kane Brown

    Country
    Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Brett Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    620
    2,185

    Brett Young

    Country pop
    Brett Charles Young (born March 23, 1981) is an American country pop singer and songwriter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 25
    Leon Bridges is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Male Artists
    595
    1,943
    Todd Michael Bridges (born July 13, 1989) known professionally as Leon Bridges, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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