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.

Ranked by
  • The Kid LAROI
    Pop, Hip hop, R&B
    109 votes

    Bursting onto the scene with a unique blend of emo rap and melodic trap, The Kid LAROI quickly caught the attention of fans and critics alike. His raw, introspective lyrics resonate deeply with listeners, while his catchy hooks ensure replay value. Collaborations with high-profile artists such as Juice WRLD and Justin Bieber have only served to elevate his status as one of the most promising talents in the music industry.

  • Joshua Bassett
    Pop, Folk pop
    97 votes

    Joshua Bassett's captivating voice and heartfelt songwriting ensures a special place among the finest up-and-coming male artists. He perfectly combines pop-infused melodies and honest, relatable lyrics that connect intimately with his audience. Joshua's background in acting lends a distinctive storytelling aspect to his music, as evidenced by songs like "Lie Lie Lie" and "Only a Matter of Time."

    121 votes

    GIVĒON possesses a soulful, baritone voice that sets him apart from his contemporaries, giving his R&B tracks an undeniably refreshing quality. His EPs, Take Time and When It's All Said and Done, showcase his spellbinding vocal talent and impressive storytelling abilities. GIVĒON's unique sound and unwavering dedication to his craft make him a standout in 2021's roster of male artists.

  • Powfu
    Hip hop, Lo-fi
    96 votes

    With a penchant for moody, lo-fi beats and introspective lyrics, Powfu has garnered a devoted following thanks to tracks like "death bed (coffee for your head)." His smooth, melancholic sound captures the essence of life's emotional complexities, creating an ethereal atmosphere that invites listeners in. As a testament to his versatility, he continues to experiment with various styles, cementing his position as a must-watch talent.

  • Iann Dior
    Hip hop, Emo rap
    86 votes

    Iann Dior's rise to prominence has been meteoric, thanks in no small part to his unique genre-blending style. Fusing elements of hip-hop, emo rap, and pop-punk, he has crafted a distinct sound that resonates with fans worldwide. His deeply personal lyrics delve into themes of love, loss, and mental health, earning him critical acclaim and commercial success for tracks like "Mood" and "Gone Girl."

  • Bo Burnham
    Satire, Comedy
    25 votes

    A multitalented performer, Bo Burnham's musicality extends beyond his comedic roots. His latest project, the introspective and wildly inventive Netflix special Inside, features a diverse array of songs that explore themes of isolation, mental health, and the human experience. Bo's powerful songwriting, combined with his commitment to pushing boundaries, positions him as a unique and thought-provoking force in music.