The Best New Pop Artists Of 2023

Over 90 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best New Pop Artists Of 2023

Virality and a little bit of algorithm luck can go a long way in this day and age. With the widespread use of TikTok in 2023, any new pop artist can suddenly go from a college student who makes music part-time, to a bonafide superstar. PinkPantheress, hot off the heels of her Take Me Home EP looks to drop more bops in the new year, already collabing with yet another hot pop star Ice Spice on "Boy's a liar Pt. 2." Last year, GAYLE's omnipresent hit “ABCDEFU” was nominated for the highest award in music, setting expectations further for her 2023.

Which trending new pop singers are you most excited to see live, and whose records are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best new pop artists of 2022, and be sure to also check out this year's top new pop songs here.

Most divisive: GAYLE
  • Tate McRae
    74 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.
  • The Kid LAROI
    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 association and friendship with American rapper Juice Wrld while he was on tour in Australia. He gained a local following before joining a partnership agreement with Lil Bibby's Grade A Productions and Columbia Records and attained further popularity in 2020 with his collaboration with Juice Wrld on "Go", which peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut mixtape, F*ck Love (2020), peaked at number one on the Australian ARIA Charts, making him the youngest Australian solo artist ever to reach the top of the chart, and also reached number one on the US Billboard 200. Additionally, Howard's songs "Without You" and its remix with Miley Cyrus, and his collaboration with Justin Bieber, "Stay", reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, with "Stay" peaking at number one for seven weeks.
  • 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.
    60 votes
    Finneas Baird O'Connell, also known as FINNEAS, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, and actor. He has released several singles and has written music for other artists, including his younger sister, singer Billie Eilish. He has been nominated for four 2020 Grammy Awards alongside Eilish, including Song of the Year and Album of the Year. Additionally, he is nominated by himself as Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.
  • 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.
  • 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.