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Kendrick Lamar, Drake Among Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

By BallerStatus Staff   /   Published 01/09/14

Kendrick Lamar

Forbes has released its annual "30 Under 30" list, which highlights the brightest stars in 15 different fields from Hollywood and finance, to social media and music -- all under the age of 30.

In music, there's a number of familiar stars, all who have become superstars. Among them are Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J. Cole.

28-year-old Cole is called a hip-hop "force" by Forbes, thanks to his successful sophomore set Born Sinner and its accompanying tour. "Jay Z's first signing at Roc Nation is now a Hip Hop force in his own right," the mag writes. "Sophomore album Born Sinner debuted at #2 on the charts with sales of 297,000, nearly matching Kanye West's Yeezus. Now grossing six figures per night on his world tour, Cole is here to stay."

27-year-old Drake is mentioned as well. "The former Degrassi star has pulled in over $30 million in the past two years, boosted by live shows and endorsements with the likes of Sprite and Kodak. Look for him to build on that with his latest arena tour in support of new album Nothing Was The Same."

And L.A. superstar Kendrick Lamar, who is 26, is also a part of the list. "Dr. Dre's latest protégé earned $9 million last year after releasing smash hit good kid, m.A.A.d city. Better yet: he earned seven Grammy nominations, more than any other artist besides Jay Z."

Others on the list include: Ryan Lewis, known for his work with Macklemore; Wiz Khalifa; Justin Bieber; Bruno Mars; Miley Cyrus, of course; and Lady Gaga.

Check out the breakdown at Forbes.com.