Playboi Carti, Cardi B, SZA, H.E.R., Khalid & More Featured
on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List
While 2017 was chock-full of releases from hip-hop’s upper echelon, it was also the year hip-hop and R&B upstarts dominated the charts.On Tuesday (Nov. 14), Forbes returned to recognize 30 of music’s most promising stars with the release of their annual 30 Under 30 list.
The list shines a spotlight on the young power players dominating in their respective fields. For the music category, 30 Under 30 alums
Skylar Grey (singer/songwriter) and Kevin Olusola (member of pop group Pentatonix), as well as music vet Bob Moczydlowsky, selected the
artists on the list.
Breakout artists Cardi B (25), Playboi Carti (22), H.E.R (20), SZA (28) and Khalid (19) land on the list, among others. And deservedly so. Cardi notched her first-ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 and earned a platinum plaque with “Bodak Yellow.” SZA’s debut album CTRL spawned two platinum singles and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Forbes also recognized the producers and engineers responsible for crafting some of the year’s biggest hits like Wondagurl (21), who had a hand in Big Sean’s album I Decided as well as Lil Yachty’s Teenage Emotions, and Kesha Lee (29), who’s behind Migos’ “Bad & Boujee.”
Other artists featured on the list include Travis Scott (26), Young Thug (26), Lil Uzi Vert (23), Migos and Young M.A (25).
Check out the full list here.
by 11/14/2017 by Nerisha Penrose