Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea Make Forbes 's 30 Under 30 List

Azalea Banks, Iggy Azalea

Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea Make Forbes 's 30 Under 30 List

Rivaling rappers land on annual list of music tastemakers.

Published January 6, 2015

Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea are sharing in the same honor from Forbes magazine.

The rivaling rappers landed on the publication’s annual 30 Under 30 list of music tastemakers, alongside Big Sean, A$AP RockyJhené Aiko, Sam Smith, Chance the RapperAfroJack, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made It and others.

Despite rap taking up a large portion of the 30 Under 30, the complete tally features a blend of talents from different genres. The youngest person on the list is 18-year-old EDM spinner DJ Martin Garrix. He's followed by Chance the Rapper, who, at age 21, is the youngest hip hop act on the list. 

The trailblazers on this year’s list were personally vetted by judges Troy Carter (Lady Gaga’s ex-manager and founder of Atom Factory), musician Taylor Hanson of the pop group Hanson and Universal Music Publishing president Jody Gerson

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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