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The Weeknd, Fetty Wap Among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Class of 2016


Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSTo kick off 2016, Forbes has unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 list, which features the top music acts, well, under 30 years old.

24-year-old Fetty Wap, who rose to fame with his smash hit “Trap Queen,” is featured on the list. “The tone of his voice combined with his ability to effortlessly shift between singing and rapping makes his music instantly addictive,” says Zach Iser, his agent at ICM Partners. “2016 will be a big year for him, with lots of great festivals and touring on the horizon.”

Elsewhere, 25-year-old The Weeknd was recognized thanks to his 2015 album Beauty Behind the Madness, which spawned massive hits, including “The Hills” and “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Twenty-year-old Kehlani, who just scored two Grammy nominations, and 29-year-old ScHoolboy Q also made the cut.

Producers like Boi-1da, 29, and Metro Boomin, 22, appear on the list as well as Rae Sremmurd — the rap duo who released their debut album Sremmlife in January 2015 and supported Nicki Minaj on tour — and 26-year-old Leon Bridges, whose soulful album, Coming Home, debuted at number one on Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

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