The Best New Male Artists Of 2021, Ranked

Who are the best new male artists of the year? From young rappers to SoundCloud sensations, the top up and coming male artists of 2021 are quickly becoming popular favorites on Spotify. While some of the artists have been steadily working independently, these rising stars are looking to have a big 2021.

New male artists to watch in 2021 include "Mood" rapper 24KGoldn, alternative rock singer-songwriter KennyHoopla, TikTok star Lil Huddy, and indie pop musician Alfie Templeman. Vote up the best new singers and rappers who deserve more fans.

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  • Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard (born August 17, 2003), known professionally as the Kid LAROI, is an Australian rapper, singer, and songwriter. Howard originally gained recognition from his ...more
  • Giveon Dezmann Evans (born February 21, 1995), known as GIVĒON, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence with his collaboration with Drake on their 2020 single, "Chicago ...more
  • Joshua T. Bassett (born December 22, 2000) is an American actor and singer. He is known for starring as Ricky Bowen in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.
  • Michael Ian Olmo, known professionally as Iann Dior (stylized as iann dior), is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame in 2019 with his singles "Emotions" and "Gone Girl", the ...more
  • Isaiah Faber (born March 31, 1999), known professionally as Powfu, is a Canadian musician, rapper, singer, songwriter and the son of Dave Faber from the band Faber Drive. He amassed popularity ...more
  • Jaden Isaiah Hossler (born February 8, 2001), known professionally as Jxdn, is an American singer, songwriter and TikTok personality from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hossler rose to prominence on the ...more
  • Golden Landis Von Jones (born November 13, 2000), known professionally as 24kGoldn, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and former child actor. He rose to fame with his 2019 single ...more
  • Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born August 21, 1990) is an American comedian, musician, singer, actor, film director, screenwriter, and editor. He began his career on YouTube in 2006, with his videos ...more
  • Sloan Struble (born August 10, 1999), known professionally as Dayglow, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer from Texas.
  • Brendan Patrick Rice (born March 11, 1997), better known by his stage name Gus Dapperton, is an American singer and songwriter from Warwick, New York.
  • Aubrey Drake Graham, who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on ...more
  • Maxie Lee Ryles III (born March 29, 1990), known by his stage name Fivio Foreign, is an American rapper and songwriter. In June 2019, he rose to fame with his single "Big Drip", which received a ...more
  • Kenneth La'ron (born August 5, 1997), known by his stage name KennyHoopla, is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He is primarily known from his singles "Lost Cause", "How Will I Rest in ...more
  • Edy Edouard (born December 16, 1997), known professionally as Snot (stylized as $NOT), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in New York, $NOT moved to West Palm Beach, Florida at seven ...more
  • Sam Fischer (born July 5, 1991) is an Australian pop rock singer-songwriter and musician. Fischer released music independently before signing with RCA Records in 2019. RCA re-released his debut EP ...more
  • Jeffrey Alexander (born November 29, 1997), known professionally as 22Gz, is an American rapper from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. He is credited as a pioneer of the Brooklyn drill ...more
  • Mario Diamond-Judah Douglas (born 1999) is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. In 2017, the 18-year-old Judah began producing music. Three years later, he released his first ...more
  • Wolfgang William Van Halen (born March 16, 1991) is an American musician who is currently the bassist for Van Halen, having replaced Michael Anthony in 2006. He is also the former bassist for the ...more
  • Michael Williams (born September 23, 1998), known professionally as Sheff G, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. He rose to fame with his ...more
  • Boy Pablo (stylized as boy pablo) is the indie pop music project of Chilean–Norwegian singer songwriter Nicolas Muñoz. In the recording studio, Muñoz writes, records, performs, and produces all of ...more
  • Christopher Daniel Soriano, Jr. (born January 4, 1997), known professionally as CJ, is an American rapper and songwriter from Staten Island, New York. He is best known for his 2020 breakout single ...more
  • Eddie Benjamin (born January 16, 2002) is an Australian singer-songwriter. In 2020, Benjamin was featured on Justin Bieber's "That Should Be Me."
  • Fred John Philip Gibson, known professionally as Fred Again (stylised as Fred again..) or simply Fred (stylised as FRED), is a British singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and ...more
  • Avery Jones (born October 16, 1992), known by his stage name Kota the Friend, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Kota the Friend ...more
  • Marlon Craft (born February 27, 1993) is an American rapper and songwriter from Manhattan, New York. He released his debut studio album, Funhouse Mirror, in June 2019. He had also previously released ...more