At the start of each year, Forbes releases their lists of those who have officially #madeit before the ripe old age of 30. Covering 20 different sectors, the lists cover “600 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents”, with one covering the music world.
It’s interesting to see which acts make it onto the music list each year, as it is always indicative of which genres and powerhouse artists truly had a stronghold over the year that was. It should be noted that you can only make the list once, so whilst people like Drake and Kendrick Lamar are notably absent from this year’s class, it’s only because they’ve previously killed in past years. That’s not to say that this year’s didn’t include some serious talent, with the likes of Grimes, Krewella, ScHoolboy Q, Fetty Wap, The Weeknd and more each nabbing a highly coveted spot.
DJ Snake, Rae Sremmurd, Demi Lovato, Halsey and Nick Jonas were also among the top 30, showing a nice, eclectic mix of genres across the board. What is most interesting about this list is just how much hip-hop is represented. TDE‘s president Dave Free and DJ MixedByAli are also on board, as well as Boi-1da and Metro Boomin, meaning 9 out of the 30 all have ties with hip-hop, which just goes to show just how influential the genre is becoming to a mainstream audience. As for 2016’s 30 Under 30 – well it’s anyone’s game!
Check the whole list out for yourself here.