If you haven't heard of the names listed on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Class of 2016 list, then you're living under a rock you surely will in the New Year. On Monday (January 4), the magazine released their coveted list of industry trailblazers, and the music category features a ton of star-studded names like Shawn Mendes, Halsey, The Weeknd and many more.
Mendes, who appears on the pull-out page of the cover, told the magazine that even though he's riding high off the success of "Stitches," he's just realizing that he could have a career as a musician. "Seriously, I'm 17 … the way I keep myself sane is by thinking of it as fun," he confessed. Can we say humble?
While some major names like Fetty Wap, Selena Gomez and Jason Derulo appear as part of the Class of 2016, there's also some love spread out to some not-so-household names like Kehlani, DJ Snake and Grimes.
Check out the full list of music trailblazers right here and Forbes' cover below!
From an initial screening list of more than 15,000 of the best of the best, the 600 women and men featured in the Forbes fifth annual 30 Under 30 are America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars. Name a business sector, social issue or essential institution, they are taking it on and changing the rules of the game– or creating entirely new playbooks. Some names on this year’s list you already know: NBA champ Stephen Curry, Star Wars: The Force Awakens leading man John Boyega, plus-sized supermodel Ashley Graham, Canadian crooner Shawn Mendes and YouTube gamer CaptainSparklez (Jordan Maron). Others are superstars in their own realms. After five years, our record for picking tomorrow’s superstars can be judged by the 2016 cover. Visit the link in our profile to see the full FORBES #30Under30 Class of 2016.
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