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Jhene Aiko on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music List

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Image Courtesy Def Jam

Jhene Aiko is one to watch, which would explain why she’s made Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 in Music list for 2015, which includes the most influential and successful music acts under 30.

For the first time ever, the singer comes in at number three on the rankings — a huge accomplishment, considering her music was shelved following a failed record deal with Sony. Fortunately, she signed to producer No I.D.‘s Def Jam-affiliated Artium imprint.  Her solo debut in September 2014 earned three Grammy nominations.

Coming in at number four is Iggy Azalea, whose “Fancy” sold roughly four million copies in the U.S. alone, followed by her rival, Azealia Banks, at number six, who describes herself as “the cultural catalyst.”

The coveted list includes top producers like Hit Boy, Mike Will Made It, and DJ Mustard as well as A$AP Rocky, Big Sean, Sam Smith, and Chance The Rapper, among others.



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