It’s that time of the year again when Forbes releases their annual 30 under 30 list and this year just like the last, Hip-Hop and R and B stars dominates the list. On Tuesday, November 13th Forbes recognized 30 of music’s most influential stars. Post Malone, Lil Pump, Juice WRLD, 21 Savage and more are this year’s hip-hop pick of the year.
“Americas Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal is the youngest start to make the list. The 14-year-old is not only the youngest to make the list this year but in the magazine’s history. Other younger stars on the list are Lil Pump at 18 and Billie Eilish at 16 years old.
This year’s judging panel contained producer Boi-1da, “44 million-dollar DJ” Marshmello and 30 under 30 alum Molly DeWolf Swenson. Boi-d1a was particularly impressed with Post Malone’s growth this year, from his No. 1 album ‘Beers and Bentleys’, and he broke the Beetles 54-year long run for having the most simultaneous songs on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
“Not many artists can say they’ve ever had a year like a year Post just had,” he said. “Smash after smash. Every time I looked at the charts, I saw his name.”
The 2019 class consist of 30 of the best singers, songwriters, managers, agents, and entrepreneurs. All list members must be under 30 as of December 31, 2018, and have not appeared on a previous list.