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The Most Underrated Artists Of 2019, Ranked

Updated June 28, 2020 18.0k votes 2.9k voters 26.8k 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
    780
    57

    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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    Alec Benjamin
    814
    378
    Alec Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Alessia Cara
    280
    102

    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
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    Ruel
    469
    283

    Ruel

    R&B, pop
    Ruel van Dijk (born October 29, 2002), known professionally as Ruel, is an Australian singer... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    FINNEAS
    155
    64

    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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    Melanie Martinez
    Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Troye Sivan
    522
    346

    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
  • 8
    FELONI
    328
    214

    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
  • 9
    Rex Orange County
    128
    64

    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
  • 10
    King Princess
    325
    250
    Mikaela Straus (born December 19, 1998), known by her stage name King Princess, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Kehlani
    395
    314

    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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    AURORA
    88
    44

    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
    387
    347

    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
    64
    34
    Dermot Joseph Kennedy (born 13 December 1991) is an Irish singer-songwriter and musician. He... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Jorja Smith
    230
    213

    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
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    Brockhampton
    222
    205

    Brockhampton

    Alternative hip hop, Pop
    Brockhampton is a California-based American hip-hop collective, self-described as a "boy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Saba
    207
    197

    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
    160
    171

    AlbumsLast Day of Summer, CLEAR

    Summer Marjani Walker (born April 11, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter. She is signed to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Lizzo
    552
    671

    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
  • 20
    Charlie Puth
    135
    155

    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
  • 21
    YBN Cordae
    153
    181

    YBN Cordae

    Hip hop
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Lauren Daigle
    Lauren Ashley Daigle (born September 9, 1991) is an American contemporary Christian music... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Celeste
    21
    21

    Celeste

    Soul

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

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  • 24
    Maggie Rogers
    111
    144

    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
  • 25
    61
    85

    Ruelle

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