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The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2020 16.9k votes 2.5k voters 25.4k 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
    Band-Maid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Alessia Cara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Alessia Cara

    Alternative R&B, Pop
    Alessia Caracciolo (born July 11, 1996), known professionally as Alessia Cara, is a Canadian... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 3
    Alec Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 4
    Ruel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Ruel

    R&B, pop
    Ruel van Dijk (born October 29, 2002), known professionally as Ruel, is an Australian singer... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    FINNEAS is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    FINNEAS

    Pop, Indie-pop
    Finneas Baird O'Connell, also known as FINNEAS, is an American singer, songwriter, record... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Troye Sivan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    FELONI is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    Rex Orange County is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Rex Orange County

    Indie pop, Jazz pop
    Alexander O'Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English recording... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
    Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 10
    Kehlani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Kehlani

    R&B, Hip hop
    Kehlani Ashley Parrish (born April 24, 1995) is an American singer, songwriter and dancer,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    King Princess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    AURORA is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    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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  • 13
    Normani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Normani

    R&B, pop
    Normani Kordei Hamilton (born May 31, 1996), recording mononymously as Normani, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Dermot Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Dermot Joseph Kennedy (born 13 December 1991) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 15
    Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Brockhampton

    Alternative hip hop, Pop
    Brockhampton is a California-based American hip-hop collective, self-described as a "boy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Jorja Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Jorja Smith

    UK garage, Soul
    Jorja Smith (born June 11, 1997) is an English singer from Walsall, West Midlands. She has... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 17
    Saba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Saba

    Hip hop
    Tahj Malik Chandler (born July 17, 1994), better known by his stage name Saba (stylized as... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Summer Walker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    AlbumsLast Day of Summer, CLEAR

    Summer Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer, songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Lizzo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Lizzo

    Hip hop, Alternative hip hop
    Melissa Jefferson (born April 27, 1988), better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    YBN Cordae

    Hip hop
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 21
    Charlie Puth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Charlie Puth

    Pop, R&B
    Charles Otto Puth Jr. (born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lauren Daigle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
    Lauren Ashley Daigle (born September 9, 1991) is an American contemporary Christian music... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Maggie Rogers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    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 on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Celeste is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Celeste

    Soul

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

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    bülow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked
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    Megan Bülow (born 1999), known professionally as bülow, is a pop singer who had success with... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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