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The Best New Male Artists Of 2021, Ranked

Updated July 30, 2021 1.1k votes 156 voters 7k views33 items

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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    Giveon

    Contemporary R&B
    Giveon Dezmann Evans (born February 21, 1995), known mononymously as Giveon, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. He rose to prominence with his feature on Drake's 2020 single "Chicago...  more
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    Iann Dior

    Hip hop, Emo rap
    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
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    Powfu

    Hip hop, Lo-fi
    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
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    24kGoldn

    Hip hop, Emo rap
    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

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    jxdn

    Rock, Trap
    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
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    Drake

    Hip hop, R&B
    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

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    Joshua Bassett

    Pop, Folk pop
    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....  more
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    The Kid Laroi

    Hip hop, trap
    Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, professionally known as the Kid Laroi, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born in Sydney, but raised in rural Australia, he originally...  more

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    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
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    boy pablo

    Indie rock, Indie pop
    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
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    Alfie Templeman

    Indie pop, Alternative pop
    Alfie George Templeman (born January 2003) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. In 2016 he began recording and releasing demos at the age of 13. Templeman made his...  more
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    Mario Judah

    Rap rock, Trap
    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
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    Dayglow

    Indie pop
    Sloan Struble (born August 10, 1999), known professionally as Dayglow, is an American singer, songwriter, and producer from Texas....  more
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    Baby Keem

    Hip hop, Trap
    Hykeem Jamaal Carter, Jr. (born October 22, 2000), professionally known as Baby Keem, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his single "Orange Soda" from his...  more
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    $NOT

    Hip hop
    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

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    CJ

    Hip hop, Trap
    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
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    22Gz

    Hip hop, Drill
    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
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    Sheff G

    Hip hop, Drill
    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
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    Fivio Foreign

    Hip hop, Drill
    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
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    Gus Dapperton

    Indie pop, Bedroom pop
    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....  more
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    KennyHoopla

    Indie rock
    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
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    Sam Fischer

    Pop rock, Neo-soul
    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
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    Fred again...

    Pop, Dance-pop
    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
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    Fredo Bang

    Hip hop, Trap
    Fredrick Dewon Thomas Givens II (born March 29, 1996), known professionally as Fredo Bang, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his track "Oouuh" and his April 2020 mixtape Most...  more
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