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The Best New Female Artists Of 2021

Updated June 7, 2021 8k votes 758 voters 28.4k views36 items

Who are the best new female artists of the year? From lyrical rappers to indie pop stars, the top up and coming female artists of 2021 are quickly climbing up Billboard and Spotify charts. While a few have been around a bit longer, these rising stars are expected to make it big in 2021.

New female artists to watch in 2021 include former American Idol contestant Remi Wolf, genre-mixing rapper Ashnikko, TikTok star Dixie D'Amelio, and English rapper Bree Runway. Vote up your favorite singers!

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    Olivia Rodrigo is an American actress and singer, who is known for her roles as Paige Olvera on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark and Nini Salazar-Roberts on the Disney+ series High School...  more

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    Daneliya Tuleshova

    Pop, Hip hop
    Daneliya Tuleshova, born July 18, 2007, is a Kazakhstani singer. She represented Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus with her song "Ózińe sen," finishing sixth....  more
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    Tate McRae

    Alt pop
    Tate Rosner McRae is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and dancer. McRae caught the attention of RCA Records in 2019 after her original song "One Day" went viral on YouTube, subsequently releasing her...  more
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    Hip hop, Experimental pop
    Ashton Nicole Casey (born February 19, 1996), better known as Ashnikko, is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. She rose to prominence with her 2019 single "Stupid" with Yung Baby Tate, which...  more
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    girl in red

    Indie pop, Bedroom pop
    Marie Ulven Ringheim (born 16 February 1999), known professionally as Girl in Red (often stylized in all lowercase as girl in red), is a Norwegian indie pop singer-songwriter. Her single "I Wanna Be...  more

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    Flo Milli

    Hip hop, Trap
    Tamia Monique Carter (born January 9, 2000), known professionally as Flo Milli, is an American rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, she began making and releasing music in 2015....  more
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    Alexandra Artourovna Yatchenko (born March 11, 1995), known professionally as Sasha Sloan, is an American singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, California....  more

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    #40 of 61 The Best Female Vocalists In EDM, Ranked#11 of 70 The Best New Up-And-Coming Artists Of 2021

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    Gabby Barrett (born March 5, 2000) is an American country music singer. She finished third on the sixteenth season of American Idol. Her debut single "I Hope" was the first top ten Hot Country Songs...  more
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    Cari Elise Fletcher (born March 19, 1994), known mononymously as Fletcher (stylized as FLETCHER), is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She made her acting debut in 2010 as the lead role of...  more


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    Hip hop
    Alyssa Michelle Stephens (born December 22, 1998), known professionally as Mulatto or Big Latto, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. She first appeared on the reality television series The...  more
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    Erica Banks (born 1998/1999) is an American rapper from DeSoto, Texas. She was working with the 1501 Entertainment before signing with Warner Records in January 2021. Her single "Buss It," recorded...  more
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    Indie rock
    Beatrice Kristi Laus (born June 3, 2000), also known as Bea Kristi or professionally as beabadoobee (stylized in all lowercase), is a Filipino-British indie singer-songwriter. Since 2018, she has...  more
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    Zoe Wees (born May 13, 2002) is a German singer-songwriter. Her debut single "Control" charted in several nations including number 1 in France (SNEP Radio) and the top 10 in Belgium....  more
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    Yung Baby Tate

    Hip hop, Pop
    Tate Sequoya Farris (born May 13, 1996), known professionally as Yung Baby Tate, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer....  more
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    Dixie Jane D'Amelio (born August 12, 2001) is an American social media personality and singer known for her videos on the social media platform TikTok. D'Amelio is the elder of the D'Amelio sisters....  more
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    Alaina Castillo (born November 16, 1999) is an American YouTuber and singer. She is known for her ASMR song covers....  more
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    Sarah Faith Griffiths (born 21 January 2001), known professionally as Griff, is an English singer and songwriter. In 2019, she released her debut single, "Mirror Talk", through Warner Records. This...  more
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    Racheal Lynn Woodward, better known as RaeLynn, is an American singer-songwriter who was a contestant on The Voice in season two. She was eliminated in the quarterfinals....  more

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    #12 of 32 The Best New Female Artists#65 of 161 The Top Female Country Singers

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    Remi Wolf

    Funk pop
    Remi Francis Wolf (born February 2, 1996) is an American singer and recording artist from California. Whilst a senior at Palo Alto High School, she appeared as a contestant on American Idol in 2014....  more
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    Tay Money

    Hip hop
    Taylor Watson (born 6 April 1993), known professionally as Tay Money, is an American rapper, model, songwriter, producer and hair stylist. She started her career in 2017, and gained fame after the...  more
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    Anna Clendening (born March 12, 1993) is an American singer, actor, and Internet personality, known originally for being one of the most followed people on the now-defunct video sharing service Vine,...  more
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    Hip hop
    Jane Chika Oranika (born March 9, 1997) known professionally as Chika (often stylized CHIKA), is a Nigerian-American rapper, model, and actress. She was featured in JoJo's song "Sabotage" which...  more
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    Indie folk
    Helen Ballentine, known professionally as Skullcrusher, is an American musician based in Los Angeles. She released her self-titled EP in May 2020....  more
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    Brenda Wireko Mensah (born 18 November 1992), known professionally as Bree Runway, is an English singer, rapper and songwriter from Hackney, London. She signed to Virgin EMI Records in 2018 and...  more

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    Baby Queen

    Alternative pop
    Bella Latham, known professionally as Baby Queen, is a London-based singer and songwriter. She is best known for her songs "Want Me" and "Raw Thoughts."...  more