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Adele Tops Forbes’ List Of Brightest Music Stars Under 30

December 19, 2012 | Posted by Joseph Lee

reports that Adele has been named #1 on Forbes‘ 30 Under 30, which looks at the brightest music stars under the age of 30. She comes ahead of Avicci in second place and Justin Bieber in third. The list also includes Calvin Harris, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons.

Forbes said of the people who made the list: “In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation. Individually, they are engaging, surprising and incredibly hardworking.

In addition to musicians, the list also has names in the industry like Spotify’s Daniel Ek, ticketing company Crowdsurge’s Matt Jones and Mahbod Moghadam, Ilan Zechory and Tom Lehman of Rap Genius, the ‘hip-hop Wikipedia’.

Here’s the full list:

1. Adele
2. Avicci
3. Justin Bieber
4. Benny Bianco
5. Drake
6. Daniel Ek
7. Lady Gaga
8. Skylar Grey
9. Calvin Harris
10. Matt Jones – Crowdsurge
11. Ke$ha
12. Wiz Khalifa
13. Adam Kluger
14. Kendrick Lamar
15. Mahbod Moghadam, Ilan Zechory, Tom Lehman – Rap Genius
16. Bruno Mars
17. Mac Miller
18. Marcus Mumford
19. Frank Ocean
20. One Direction
21. Katy Perry
22. Delta Rae
23. Rihanna
24. Elias Roman, Peter Asbill, Elliott Breece, Eric Davich – Songza
25. James “J” Sider – BandPage
26. Skrillex
27. Taylor Swift
28. Sam Tarantino and Josh Greenberg – Grooveshark
29. Alex White – Next Big Sound
30. Sara Winter – Dr. Our Marketing, Messina Group/AEG Live

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