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The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2020 20.1k votes 4.1k voters 30.5k views67 items

List RulesVote 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.

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  • Band-Maid1
    1,919
    91

    Band-Maid

    Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
    Band-Maid, stylized as BAND-MAID and formerly as BAND-MAID®, is a Japanese rock band formed in...  more
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  • Alec Benjamin2
    879
    388
    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He...  more
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  • Alessia Cara3
    361
    131

    Alessia Cara

    Alternative R&B, Pop
    Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian...  more
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  • Melanie Martinez4
    Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and...  more
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  • FINNEAS5
    220
    90

    FINNEAS

    Pop, Indie-pop
    Finneas Baird O'Connell, also known as FINNEAS, is an American singer, songwriter, record...  more
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  • Ruel6
    498
    300

    Ruel

    R&B, pop
    Ruel van Dijk (born October 29, 2002), known professionally as Ruel, is an Australian singer...  more
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  • Troye Sivan7
    551
    352

    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
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  • FELONI8
    318
    211

    FELONI

    Hip hop music, Rap music

    AlbumsA Woman's Revenge

    Trish Best, known by her stage name Feloni, is an African-American rapper from Detroit,...  more
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  • Rex Orange County9
    150
    84

    Rex Orange County

    Indie pop, Jazz pop
    Alexander O'Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English recording...  more
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  • AURORA10
    112
    54

    AURORA

    Electropop, Folktronica

    AlbumsAll My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend, Infections Of A Different Kind, A Different Type Of Human, Reverse 2019, Camou

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  • Kehlani11
    422
    312

    Kehlani

    R&B, Hip hop
    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,...  more
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  • King Princess12
    327
    248
    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American...  more
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  • Normani13
    410
    344

    Normani

    R&B, pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American...  more
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  • Dermot Kennedy14
    80
    42
    Dermot Joseph Kennedy (born 13 December 1991) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He...  more
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  • Jorja Smith15
    245
    208

    Jorja Smith

    UK garage, Soul
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has...  more
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  • Brockhampton16
    222
    205

    Brockhampton

    Alternative hip hop, Pop
    Brockhampton is a California-based American hip-hop collective, self-described as a "boy...  more
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  • Saba17
    201
    195

    Saba

    Hip hop
    Tahj Malik Chandler (born July 17, 1994), better known by his stage name Saba (stylized as...  more
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  • Summer Walker18
    177
    169

    AlbumsLast Day of Summer, CLEAR

    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to...  more
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  • Lizzo19
    566
    683

    Lizzo

    Hip hop, Alternative hip hop
    Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American...  more
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  • Charlie Puth20
    180
    207

    Charlie Puth

    Pop, R&B
    Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record...  more
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  • Lauren Daigle21
    Lauren Ashley Daigle (born September 9, 1991) is an American contemporary Christian music...  more
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  • YBN Cordae22
    157
    186

    YBN Cordae

    Hip hop
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an...  more
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  • Celeste23
    34
    31

    Celeste

    Soul

    AlbumsCompilation 1.1, Meringue, Both Sides of the Moon, Celeste

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  • Maggie Rogers24
    116
    148

    Maggie Rogers

    Pop, art pop

    AlbumsHeard It in a Past Life

    Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton,...  more
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  • bülow25
    89
    125
    Megan Bülow (born 1999), known professionally as bülow, is a pop singer who had success with...  more
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