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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Albums: We're My Otp, The Fault in Our Stars, Dare to Dream, Happy Little Pill, TRXYETroye Sivan Mellet (born 5 June 1995) is a South African-born Australian singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
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Albums: Last Day of Summer, CLEARSummer Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.... more on Wikipedia
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- 21Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record... more on Wikipedia120144
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