When Forbes introduced this year’s 30 best musical artists under 30 years of age, there were few surprises. These artists already fill the airwaves and streaming services.
One of the biggest artists under 30 this year is Jack Harlow. The 23-year-old rapper has made a name for himself with intriguing lyrics delivered in his sultry, low voice. This Kentucky native continues to grow an impressive audience.
Lil Durk, 29, is another rapper making the list. Despite losing many friends and family members to violence, he continues to prosper on the Def Jam label.
Born in Puerto Rico, 22-year-old Iann Dior has collaborated with some of the world’s hottest stars. He has already gone platinum four times over with his song, “Mood.”
Olivia Rodrigo, 18, has taken the world by storm with several popular songs already. She is so influential that she is up for seven Grammy Awards and even starred alongside President Biden in a government PSA.
With his song, “Heartbreak Anniversary” and his collaboration with Justin Bieber and Caesar on their hit, Giveon has gained popularity. Giveon is 26-years-old.
First gaining fame on SoundCloud, Kid Laroi, 18, has worked with Justin Bieber on “Stay.” The song has reached platinum status three times over. His own single has gone platinum five times over.
Moving away from her early roots as a hip-hop star, Willow Smith, 21, has turned her attention to successful rock stardom.
As an actress and musician, Tinashe, 28, has already had a very successful career. She also founded Tinashe Music Inc., her own music label.
Country star, Tenille Townes, 27, recently won New Female Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards.
Remi Wolf, 25, was once a Junior Olympic skier. She is best known for her TikTok hit, “Photo ID.”
Music star Chelsea Cutler, 24, is headlining her North American tour in 2022.
Fletcher, 27, is not only a famous musician, but she is also a wonderful humanitarian. She has been focused on the #MeToo movement and LGBTQ causes.
Baby Keem’s talent for rapping runs in the family. Baby Keem, 21, is the cousin of hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar. He has worked with Lamar, Kanye West and Travis Scott.
Don Toliver, 27, was first featured on a Travis Scott project. Now on Travis Scott’s label, Toliver has worked with some of the biggest hip-hop artists in the world.
These artists will likely all continue to impact the music scene for years to come.