The Best New Female Artists Of 2023

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best New Female Artists Of 2023

Who are this year's best new female artists, you might ask? From bedroom pop masters PinkPantheress and girl in red to viral TDE signee DOECHII, all of 2023's new female singers are unapologetically shattering glass ceilings one hit song at a time. TikTok influencers Nessa Barrett and Jessie Murph are dominating the alternative pop space and multi-talented rapper and vocalist Baby Tate is back with more empowering releases through Warner Records.

Which trending new female musicians are you most excited to see live, and whose records are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best new female artists of 2023, and be sure to come back to see new additions throughout the year!


Most divisive: girl in red
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  • Tate McRae
    100 votes
    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 debut EP, All the Things I Never Said, in January 2020.
  • PinkPantheress (born 2001) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. In 2021, while attending university in London, she posted several songs to TikTok that went viral, including "Break It Off", and she subsequently signed to Parlophone and Elektra Records. Her singles "Pain" and "Just for Me" peaked in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. Her debut mixtape, To Hell with It, was released in 2021.
  • Lauren Spencer-Smith (born September 28, 2003) is a British-born Canadian singer-songwriter from Vancouver Island. She appeared as a contestant on the eighteenth season of American Idol in 2020, placing in the top twenty in the competition. In 2021, Spencer-Smith became further known internationally when her self-released song "Fingers Crossed" reached the top 20 in numerous countries, including the US, and peaked within the top ten of the charts in numerous countries including Australia, New Zealand and Spencer-Smith's native United Kingdom. This was on the back of a demo of the song going viral on TikTok. Spencer-Smith's rise to popularity and success on social media has been compared to that of American singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo.
  • girl in red
    76 votes
    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 Your Girlfriend" has gained over 40 million streams on Spotify, and was listed at No. 9 on The New York Times list of "The 68 Best Songs of 2018". Since 2018, Ringheim has released two extended plays from her bedroom studio and has amassed over 3 million monthly streamers on Spotify.
  • Flo Milli
    63 votes
    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. After her singles "Beef FloMix" and "In The Party" went viral on the social media platform TikTok, she signed a recording deal with RCA Records. Flo Milli released her debut mixtape, Ho, Why Is You Here?, on July 24, 2020, to critical acclaim.
  • Mimi Webb
    51 votes
    Amelia Webb (born 23 July 2000) is a British singer-songwriter. She is known for her singles "Before I Go" and "Good Without", the latter of which peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart. In October 2021, she released her debut EP Seven Shades of Heartbreak.