The Best Female Artists Under 25 Of 2023

Over 300 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Female Artists Under 25 Of 2023

As Gen Z's most-talented female artists finally reach 25-years-old, a new wave of young singers enters the music industry. Granted, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriters Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo still remain the reigning Gen Z queens of pop; but 2023's diverse female roster of 24 and under musicians ultimately gives the past few years' A-listers significant competition for GOAT status. Whether you're into alternative, hip-hop, electropop, punk, R&B, or country music, these female artists under 25 are bound to find their way onto your next playlists. GAYLE continues to write her debut studio album while riding the endless high from her breakout single “abcdefu,” and 2022 XXL Freshman DOECHII is ready to take the rap world by storm. Former TikTok influencers Nessa Barrett and Mimi Webb discover their own voices across their latest records; and second-generation Hollywood royalty WILLOW fearlessly continues to defy alternative punk industry stereotypes while paving the way for future emo artists. 

Which trending Gen Z female singers are you most excited to see live, and whose records are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best female artists under 25 of 2023, and be sure to also check out their top new songs afterwards.

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  • Olivia Rodrigo
    Olivia Isabel Rodrigo (born February 20, 2003) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence with her lead roles on the Disney television programmes Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. After signing with Interscope and Geffen Records, she released her debut single "Drivers License" in 2021, which broke various streaming records and finished as one of the best-selling songs of the year along with its successors "Deja Vu" and "Good 4 U". Rodrigo's debut studio album, Sour (2021), topped charts globally and received widespread critical acclaim. She is nominated in seven categories at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Album of the Year for Sour, and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Drivers License."
  • Billie Eilish
    185 votes
    Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell (born December 18, 2001), known professionally as Billie Eilish, is an American singer and songwriter signed to Interscope Records. Her first experience with music occurred when she was 8 years old with the Los Angeles Children's Choir. She crafts most of her music with her brother Finneas O'Connell, who she dubbed her "partner-in-crime" in an interview with Vogue. Her debut single, "Ocean Eyes" (originally recorded for her dance teacher & released in November 2015), went viral and has racked up over 35 million streams on Spotify alone as of February 2018. Her debut EP, Don't Smile at Me (stylized as dont smile at me) was released in August 2017. Following the EP's success, Apple named Eilish as its newest Apple Music UPNEXT artist a month later in October 2017.
  • Tate McRae
    132 votes
    Tate Rosner McRae is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and dancer. McRae caught the attention of RCA Records in 2019 after her original song "One Day" went viral on YouTube, subsequently releasing her debut EP, All the Things I Never Said, in January 2020.
  • Sabrina Annlynn Carpenter (born May 11, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She had a recurring role as the young version of Chloe Goodwin in The Goodwin Games and starred as Maya Hart in the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She starred as Jenny Parker in 2016 Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting. She is signed to Hollywood Records. Her debut EP Can't Blame a Girl for Trying was released in 2014, and she has since released two full-length albums: Eyes Wide Open (2015) and Evolution (2016). Her third studio album, Singular: Act I, was released on November 9, 2018.
  • Madison Beer
    96 votes
    Madison Elle Beer (born March 5, 1999) is an American singer and actress. She gained media attention after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing. "Dead" was released as the lead single off the EP on May 19, 2017. The song was first teased on Beer's Instagram on May 12, 2017. The music video was released on August 3, 2017. Beer then released "Say It To My Face" her second single off the EP on November 3, 2017. The music video was released on November 15, 2017. Beer has worked with the likes of RAYE and Madison Love on some of her tracks on the EP.
  • Ice Spice
    122 votes
    Isis Gaston (born January 1, 2000), known professionally as Ice Spice, is an American rapper. She began rapping in 2021, and she rose to popularity with her 2022 single "Munch (Feelin' U)." Ice Spice's music is primarily Bronx drill. Her name came from the name of a Finsta she made at age 14. She was first inspired by Sheff G and Pop Smoke to start rapping, and has listed Cardi B and Nicki Minaj as influences on her music.