The best new musical artists of 2019 are all pushing boundaries as popular music becomes less genre focused. New artists are forging new identities, rather than occupying the convenient marketing categories of the past.
From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2019 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.
Promising 20-year-old singer-songwriter Jade Bird won't stop touring until she wins over the hearts and minds of Young America — one state at a time. Get to know her before she conquers the world.