30 Under 30 Music: Gallant, Bigbang, Daya, Logic And The Class Of 2017
Forbes just announced its 30 Under 30 Music Class of 2017 with help from judges Jason Derulo, Halsey and Anthony Saleh. The artists who made the cut this year include Drew Taggart (of The Chainsmokers), Gallant, Daya, Desiigner, Charlie Puth, Logic, G-Eazy and more.This article originally appeared on FORBES
“When I hear his voice, I just lose it.” That’s what Elton John had to say about Gallant shortly before they performed the young singer’s breakout hit, “Weight in Gold,” together in London last September. Born Christopher Gallant III, he graduated from New York University in 2012 and moved to Los Angeles to build his own, unique sound, blending elements of R&B, alternative rock, soul and electronic music.
His 2016 debut, Ology, is up for a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and he averages 1.2 million listeners per month on Spotify alone. In 2016 he took his act on the road, doing 77 shows in eight countries. That’s just the beginning, as far as he’s concerned: “I honestly don’t think that I’ve necessarily had my big break yet.”
Gallant is our callout for this year's 30 Under 30 Music category Class of 2017, a group that includes many of the singers, songwriters, managers and entrepreneurs revolutionizing the modern music business. To select the list, we turned to three notable alums: singer-songwriter Halsey, pop prince Jason Derulo and manager-investor Anthony Saleh, who has guided the careers--and startup portfolios--of Nas and others...