J.Cole, Miguel, Janelle Monae & More Make Forbes “30 Under 30” Music List


Forbes magazine has published its “30 Under 30” lists for 2014. With categories from Sports to food to education the honorees are all deserves a pat on the back. A few of UrbanMecca’s favorite artists made the list including J. Cole, R& B singer Miguel and current “It Girl” Janelle Monae. Here’s what Forbes had to say about each of the artists:

J. Cole
Jay Z’s first signing at Roc Nation is now a hip-hop force in his own right. Sophomore album Born Sinner debuted at No. 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.
A relative late bloomer in the music world, the California native finally broke through with last year’s Kaleidoscope Dream, which debuted at No. 3 on the charts and earned him five Grammy nominations. He won Best R&B Song for “Adorn.”
Janelle Monae
The funky songstress earned rave reviews for sophomore album The Electric Lady in September 2013, featuring rare guest appearances by Prince and Erykah Badu. She continues to pad her coffers with low six-figure grosses on the road.

Other artists to make Forbes’ “30 Under 30″ music list include Rihanna, Drake, Wiz Kalifa and Kendrick Lamar. To see the full list CLICK HERE.

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