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The Best New Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 14.7k votes 1.4k voters 18.1k views26 items

List RulesOnly artists who have released two or fewer albums to date. Vote up the most exciting new voices that are already in your heavy rotation.

Updated: check out our list of the top 10 new pop stars of 2020!

Here are the best new pop artists of 2019, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including artists releasing new music, this list of new pop singers and musicians features 2019 artists to watch, like Billie Eilish, Lauv, and Ava Max. 

Vote up the rising stars of pop music you think will have a great 2019, and add any new pop stars who deserve to be on this list. 

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    Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern,...  more

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    #53 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#153 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time

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    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie...  more

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    The Best Billie Eilish Songs#1540 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter....  more

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    #269 of 319 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2021, Ranked#27 of 272 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Amanda Ava Koci, known professionally as Ava Max, is an American singer and songwriter. She is...  more

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    #57 of 96 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers#12 of 67 Celebrities Who Get A Way Worse Rep Than They Deserve

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    Julia Carin Cavazos (born November 13, 1993), known by her stage name Julia Michaels, is an...  more
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    Ari Staprans Leff (born August 8, 1994), known by his stage name Lauv, is an American singer,...  more

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    #50 of 58 The Best New Male Artists#44 of 47 The Best Celebrities And Hollywood Stars On TikTok

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    Niall James Horan (born September 13, 1993) is an Irish singer and songwriter. He rose to...  more

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    #52 of 200 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked#83 of 178 The Best Solo Artists Who Used to Front a Band

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    Andrew Bazzi (born August 28, 1997), known professionally as Bazzi, is an American...  more

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    #769 of 1,019 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#85 of 139 The Best Musical Artists From Michigan

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    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He...  more

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    #35 of 70 The Best Pop Artists Of 2019, Ranked#34 of 47 The Best New Artists Of 2020, Ranked

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    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American...  more

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    #2 of 5 Every Member of Fifth Harmony, Ranked Best to Worst#54 of 115 The Best Musical Artists From Georgia

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    Grace Martine Tandon (born October 24, 1998), professionally known as Daya, is an American...  more

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    Mabel McVey (born February 20, 1996), mononymously known by her stage name Mabel, is a...  more
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    Sigrid Solbakk Raabe (born 5 September 1996), known professionally as Sigrid, is a Norwegian...  more
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    Lauren Michelle Jauregui Morgado (born June 27, 1996) is an American singer and songwriter....  more

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    #419 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#32 of 36 The Best Female Pop Singers Of 2020, Ranked

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    Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton,...  more
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    Sarah Grace McLaughlin, (born 18 July 1992), known by her stage name Bishop Briggs, is a...  more
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    Cari Elise Fletcher (born March 19, 1994), known mononymously as Fletcher (stylized as...  more


    #15 of 32 The Best New Female Artists#9 of 70 The Best New Up-And-Coming Artists Of 2021

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    Benjamin Schiff Platt (born September 24, 1993) is an American actor, singer, and songwriter....  more
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    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has...  more

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    #65 of 126 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like#15 of 48 Everyone's Favorite New Celebrities of 2018

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    Megan Bülow (born 1999), known professionally as bülow, is a pop singer who had success with...  more
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    Karly-Marina Loaiza (born July 17, 1994), better known as her stage name Kali Uchis, is a...  more
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    James Taylor-Watts (born 27 October 1997), better known as James TW, is an English...  more
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    Loote is an American pop duo based in New York City consisting of Jackson Foote and Emma Lov...  more
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    Alice Merton (born 13 September 1993) is a German-Canadian-English singer and songwriter....  more
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    Grace Shaw (born September 25, 1998), known professionally as Mallrat, is an Australian...  more