Special Report

2019's Youngest Pop Stars

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38. Martin Garrix
> Age: 23
> Best performing song in 2019: Summer Days (Martin Garrix ft. Macklemore & Patrick Stump)
> Hot 100 peak: 100

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix has been exceptionally successful in the world of dance music, having headlined festivals including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival. This year, he broke into the pop charts with his song “Summer Days,” which features vocals from rapper Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy.

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37. 6ix9ine
> Age: 23
> Best performing song in 2019: KIKA (6ix9ine ft. Tory Lanez)
> Hot 100 peak: 44

In all likelihood, 6ix9ine — also known as Tekashi69 — has received more press this year for his gang-related legal issues than his music. Still, the 23-year-old rapper’s song “KIKA” — originally released in 2018 — spent two weeks on the Hot 100 in January 2019.

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36. Doja Cat
> Age: 23
> Best performing song in 2019: Juicy (Doja Cat & Tyga)
> Hot 100 peak: 83

Singer-songwriter Doja Cat first signed with RCA Records in 2014, yet didn’t release her first full length studio album until “Amala” in 2018. In 2019, her song “Juicy” — featuring rapper Tyga — became her first single to reach the Hot 100.

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35. Mabel
> Age: 23
> Best performing song in 2019: Don’t Call Me Up
> Hot 100 peak: 66

Mabel McVey, professionally known as Mabel, began releasing music onto SoundCloud in 2015. While the English singer first found success in the U.K., she scored her first Hot 100 hit in the U.S. in 2019 with the ballad “Don’t Call Me Up.”

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34. Ski Mask The Slump God
> Age: 23
> Best performing song in 2019: Nuketown (Ski Mask The Slump God ft. Juice WRLD)
> Hot 100 peak: 63

Florida rapper Ski Mask The Slump God began his career collaborating with the now-deceased XXXTENTACION. Beginning with the release of his 2018 album “Stokeley,” Ski Mask’s solo work began to reach the Hot 100. His single “Nuketown” peaked at No. 63 in 2018 and spent the first three weeks of 2019 on the Hot 100.