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Getty Images / Left: Post Malone / Roger Kisby / Middle: Lil Pump / Ser Baffo / Right: Bad Bunny / Kevin Winter

Forbes is back with its annual “30 Under 30” list, which highlights polarizing figures in a number of industries and the business publication just unveiled its Class Of 2019 for music.

Last year, we saw Cardi B, Travis Scott, SZA, Young Thug and many more placed in the honorable list, and this time, the 2019 music edition includes a variety of genres; pop (Camila Cabello and Post Malone), hip-hop (Lil Pump, Juice WRLD, 21 Savage and more), R&B (Syd), rock (Greta Van Fleet), electronic (Madame Gandhi), reggaeton (Bad Bunny), country (Kane Brown), jazz (Cécile McLorin Salvant) and Mexican regional (Joss Favela).

Post Malone has certainly garnered the recognition, as he recently admitted to having spent $40,000 on Postmates this year, while also designing a surprise Crocs collab. Meanwhile, Bad Bunny has joined the ranks of J Balvin as one of reggaeton’s global superstars.

This year’s list also spotlights 14-year-old pop star Grace VanderWaal as the youngest 30 Under 30 Music honoree in history, who is also joined alongside fellow teenagers like pop artist Billie Eilish and hip-hop’s Lil Pump. In our exclusive op-ed, we discuss how Lil Pump’s usage of the n-word addresses a broader discussion of Latino identity in hip-hop.

For more and the entire list, head on over to Forbes.

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Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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