Taron Egerton, Shawn Mendes, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato Make It To Forbes' 30 Under 30 2016

Take inspiration from these young actors and musicians who prove that age is nothing but a number.
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Jan 10, 2016
PHOTOS 20th Century Fox, Facebook (Shawn Mendes), MCA Music
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Forbes finally announced the names of this year's 30 under 30, and we're happy to report that some of your favorites made it to the list. Plus, the rest of them also shared some helpful advice, perfect to jumpstart your new year below:

Hollywood and Entertainment

1. Star Wars' John Boyega

If you are a fan of the Star Wars franchise or you watched the new installment Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently, then this actor's face should be familiar to you. He stars as an ex-Stormtrooper in the movie alongside Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford.

2. Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke

This actress is famous for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO original series Game of Thrones, but she can also be seen occasionally acting on stage and in movies. Emilia has already taken home two Emmy Awards for her role in GOT in 2013 and 2015.

3. Kingsman: The Secret Service's Taron Egerton

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The Welsh actor is famous for his role as Dennis Severs on British TV's The Smoke and as the playful Gary Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service. He is set to appear in more films in the future; Legend with Tom Hardy and Eddie the Eagle with Hugh Jackman.

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You might remember Brie as Miles Teller's ex in The Spectacular Now, but her critically-acclaimed performance in the movie adaptation of Emma Donoghue's Room proves that she's indeed one of this generation's best actresses.

Music

1. Shawn Mendes

It's hard to believe that Canadian cutie Shawn Mendes is only 17 years old. After gaining a huge following by sharing six-second covers of pop songs on Vine, Shawn released his first studio album Handwritten, which skyrocketed to the top of music charts.

2. Selena Gomez

One of 2015's most-followed music stars on Instagram also makes it to this year's 30 Under 30. This year, Selena released a new set of songs that we can't stop listening to, like "Good For You," "Same Old Love," "Hands To Myself," and her collab with Zedd "I Want You To Know."

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3. Halsey

Know for her hit song "New Americana" and her collaboration with Justin Bieber "The Feeling," this New Jersey-born singer and songwriter started out by playing in 400-capacity venues  and then a sold out performance at the prestigious Madison Square Garden.

4. Nick Jonas

Nick has come a long way from his Disney days. He gave us infectious hits from his self-titled album like "Chains," "Jealous," and "Levels," and he's also proven himself as an actor on TV shows like Kingdom and Scream Queens.

5. Demi Lovato

Like Nick, Demi has also come a long way after graduating from her Disney days. The singer and songwriter continues to be an inspiration to young girls worldwide to this day through her songs, like "Confident" and "Warrior."

6. Pentatonix

After winning The Sing-Off in 2011 and having their record deal dropped, the a cappella grouped turned to YouTube to share their passion for music and their pop-rock covers, which garnered over a billion views.

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Did your favorites make it to the list? Let us know in the comments. :)

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Ayessa De La Peña
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I am Candymag.com's resident fangirl and ~*feelings*~ girl. When I'm not busy researching about what to write next on the website, I sleep, read books, and re-watch episodes of Friends.
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