In 2019, a flurry of young stars exploded onto the scene from both the R&B and hip-hop spheres. Last year, Billboard watched the rapid growth of Megan Thee Stallion, YBN Cordae, Summer Walker, and Roddy Ricch, as they collectively notched Grammy wins and chart-topping singles.
This year, we have a new batch of artists hungrily working to tip the scale in their favor and become superstars sooner than later. After showcasing 11 rookies in 2019, we stretched the list to 15 because of the immense talent out right now.
Take a look below to see who's on our radar for this year's Artists to Watch edition.