Thursday, December 20, 2012

Adele tops Forbes list of brightest music stars under 30

Adele tops financial magazine Forbes new list of brightest music stars under 30.

“In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation,” writes the magazine. “Individually, they are surprising, engaging, and hard working.”

Adele is highlighted for the 23 million copies she’s sold to date of her “21” album, which features hits like “Someone Like You” and “Rolling In The Deep.”

Swedish DJ Avicci landed in second spot, with Justin Bieber coming in at number three.

Read more at Forbes here.

Adele’s most recent release was the single, “Skyfall,” the theme to the latest James Bond film.

Forbes' '30 Under 30' music list:

01. Adele
02. Avicci
03. Justin Bieber
04. Benny Bianco
05. Drake
06. Daniel Ek
07. Lady Gaga
08. Skylar Grey
09. 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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