Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

From “Get Lucky” to “Blurred Lines” to “Happy” the super-producer in the signature hat was everywhere and with everyone, including Oprah. No one made it clearer why hard work, not luck, has everything to do with securing happiness.

August Alsina

August Alsina

New to the arena of R&B, August Alsina’s deeply honest storytelling, conveyed in the single “I Luv This,” puts him in great company. He stands alone, however, in his style of singing. 

Chris Brown

Chris Brown

Personal problems aside, the dark knight and promising prince of pop left the electronics behind for a more mature sound with singles like “Fine China” and “Don’t Think They Know.” 

John Legend

John Legend

A legend because he keeps the love of soul music alive and thriving, the singer’s fourth studio album Love in the Future produced another classic with “All of Me.” John knew just how to keep everyone crazy over him with that single.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

J.T. effortlessly released two back-to-back hit albums, The 20-20 Experience: Parts 1 and 2, like the professional music-maker he is. The infectious single “Take Back the Night” proved he has no plans to ever give it up.