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The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2020 21.5k votes 4.8k voters 32.9k 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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  • 1
    2,535
    112

    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
  • 2
    409
    143

    Alessia Cara

    Alternative R&B, Pop
    Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian...  more
  • 3
    926
    403
    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He...  more
  • 4
    Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and...  more
  • 5
    253
    105

    FINNEAS

    Pop, Indie-pop
    Finneas Baird O'Connell, also known as FINNEAS, is an American singer, songwriter, record...  more
  • 6
    515
    311

    Ruel

    R&B, pop
    Ruel van Dijk (born October 29, 2002), known professionally as Ruel, is an Australian singer...  more
  • 7
    583
    365

    Troye Sivan

    Dream pop, Electropop
    Troye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995) is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter,...  more
  • 8
    324
    212

    FELONI

    Hip hop music, Rap music
    Trish Best, known by her stage name Feloni, is an African-American rapper from Detroit,...  more
  • 9
    131
    63

    AURORA

    Electropop, Folktronica
  • 10
    164
    95

    Rex Orange County

    Indie pop, Jazz pop
    Alexander O'Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English recording...  more
  • 11
    434
    318

    Kehlani

    R&B, Hip hop
    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,...  more
  • 12
    333
    253
    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American...  more
  • 13
    429
    354

    Normani

    R&B, pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American...  more
  • 14
    86
    47
    Dermot Joseph Kennedy (born 13 December 1991) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He...  more
  • 15
    253
    213

    Jorja Smith

    UK garage, Soul
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has...  more
  • 16
    220
    208

    Brockhampton

    Alternative hip hop, Pop
    Brockhampton is a California-based American hip-hop collective, self-described as a "boy...  more
  • 17
    203
    196

    Saba

    Hip hop
    Tahj Malik Chandler (born July 17, 1994), better known by his stage name Saba (stylized as...  more
  • 18
    180
    176
    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to...  more
  • 19
    586
    698

    Lizzo

    Hip hop, Alternative hip hop
    Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American...  more
  • 20
    207
    238

    Charlie Puth

    Pop, R&B
    Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record...  more
  • 21
    Lauren Ashley Daigle (born September 9, 1991) is an American contemporary Christian music...  more
  • 22
    39
    35

    Celeste

    Soul
  • 23
    159
    194

    YBN Cordae

    Hip hop
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an...  more
  • 24
    116
    152

    Maggie Rogers

    Pop, art pop
    Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton,...  more
  • 25
    101
    135

    Grandson

    Alternative rock, Rap rock
    Jordan Edward Benjamin, known professionally as grandson, is a Canadian-American singer,...  more