The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

List Rules
Vote up the artists you think deserved more recognition in 2019.

While some artists quickly shoot to the top of the charts after one release, others remain under the radar for far too long. The top underrated artists today include charismatic rappers, soulful songwriters, and everyone in between. Some of the most underrated musical artists of 2019 are poised for a break-out year by heading out on buzz-worthy tours and releasing new albums.

Some of the 2019 underrated artists who've had a big year include Lizzo, Tierra Whack, and Betty Who. On the heels of a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, Jorja Smith has the momentum to go from underrated to superstar.

Chicago is brimming with a variety of good underrated artists, such as Saba and CupcakKe.

Which underrated acts do you think deserve more attention? Vote for the hottest underrated artists right now and please add any underrated gems we may have missed.

Ranked by
  • Alessia Cara
    1
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    Alternative R&B, Pop, Soul
    • Alec Benjamin
      2
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      • FINNEAS
        3
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        Pop, Indie-pop
        • AURORA
          5
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          AURORA

          Electropop, Folktronica, Synth-pop
          • Albums: All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, Infections Of A Different Kind, A Different Type Of Human, Reverse 2019, Camou
        • Troye Sivan
          6
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          Dream pop, Electropop
          • Albums: We're My Otp, The Fault in Our Stars, Dare to Dream, Happy Little Pill, TRXYE
        • Ruel
          7
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          R&B, pop, soul
          • Kehlani
            8
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            R&B, Hip hop, Neo soul
            • Rex Orange County
              9
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              Indie pop, Jazz pop, Alternative hip hop
              • Normani
                10
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                R&B, pop
                • Jorja Smith
                  11
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                  UK garage, Soul, Neo soul
                  • King Princess
                    12
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                    Pop, Indie pop, Pop rock
                    • Albums: Cheap Queen, Hold On Baby
                  • Brockhampton
                    13
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                    Alternative hip hop, Pop, R&B
                    • Dermot Kennedy
                      14
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                      Pop, Rock, Folk
                      • Summer Walker
                        15
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                        • Albums: Last Day of Summer, CLEAR
                      • Grandson
                        16
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                        Alternative rock, Rap rock
                        • Maggie Rogers
                          18
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                          Pop, art pop, folk-pop
                          • Albums: Heard It in a Past Life
                        • Celeste
                          19
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                          Celeste

                          Soul
                          • Albums: Compilation 1.1, Meringue, Both Sides of the Moon, Celeste
                        • Charlie Puth
                          20
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                          Pop, R&B
                          • Saba
                            21
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                            Hip hop
                            • Lizzo
                              22
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                              Hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Pop
                              • Cordae
                                23
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                                Hip hop
                                • Albums: The Lost Boy, From a Birds Eye View
                              • FELONI
                                24
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                                Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock
                                • Albums: A Woman's Revenge
                              • bülow
                                25
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