Avicii, Calvin Harris, and Zedd Make Forbes “30 Under 30″ List

Image via Rukes
Image via Rukes

This really shouldn’t be surprising, but the growth of EDM means that more of the bigger stars are being thrust into the mainstream line-up. For the Forbes third-annual 30 Under 30 list (which highlights the “brightest stars” that aren’t 30 years of age), Forbes included three stellar EDM artists in their Music heading: Avicii, Zedd, and Calvin Harris. It makes perfect sense, considering how much these three have done for dance music, especially in the mainstream circuit. Calvin Harris owned a lot of 2012, and topped their highest-paid DJ right list, and Avicii owned the second half of 2013 with his singles from True. Zedd’s “Clarity” bubbled throughout the majority of early 2013, and made a HUGE impact on pop radio. On a list that also features Justin Bieber, Drake, Rihanna, and Lorde, their inclusion makes sense.