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These 4 Rising Stars Made the Forbes 30 Under 30 List

By Zaida Diaz

Last week Forbes announced the names of 600 creatives spearheading their industries as part of the their 30 Under 30 list (2018 edition). The catalog features innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders in 20 different categories. Honorees under the Music section included these 4 rising stars:


This year was huge for TDE’s leading lady. Her well received debut album, Ctrl, earned her the No.2 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, meanwhile her prominent single “Love Galore” featuring Travis Scott established her as a platinum-selling artist. Stunt on ’em SZA!


Cardi B

The Bronx rapper hopped onto the music scene shortly after her appearance on VH1’s reality series Love & Hip Hop: New York. Her debut single “Bodak Yellow” peaked at No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making her the fifth female rapper to ever to do it. Say what you want about her, but girl knows how to make an impression.



The 20-year-old crooner gained a devote following after dropping projects H.E.R. Volume 1 and 2. Her art is powerful for its raw emotion and vulnerable lyrics. She caught the ear of “trap soul” artist Bryson Tiller and joined him on the U.S. leg of his “Set It Off” tour this year.



The Houston-bred rapper-singer is known for making music that speaks on body positivity and self-love. Lizzo’s feel-good revolution doesn’t just stop there, her impressive 2016 EP Cocunut Oil is meant as a tribute to black sisterhood. More power to ya babe!


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