Undeniably, 2019 has been an amazing year for music. Tons of new artists have hopped on the scene and made a name for themselves, making the final year of the decade their year of breaking through. Additionally, a ton of notable triumphs have been made in the music industry, like Lil Nas X coming out as a gay rapper and simultaneously creating a new genre of country-rap. Female rappers like Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat have put female empowerment at the forefront of their lyrics, paving the way for a more progressive and accepting industry. And lastly, a plethora of young artists like Lil Tjay (18) and NLE Choppa (17) have mastered the hip-hop market with no restrictions to hold them back.
With so many new artists debuting and landing spots on music charts and playlists, we thought we’d pick our top ten who earned a seat at the table in 2019.