Billboard’s annual ranking of powerful young voices includes arena headliners and promising new talent, familiar names and new musicians quickly rising toward the mainstream. From brand-new stars crashing into the Top 5 to list mainstays still representing the power of youth.
Number 17. Zara Larsson, 19:
“Music’s been in my life my whole life,” says Larsson, who won the Swedish version of Got Talent at the age of 10. Her U.S. breakthrough came with “Never Forget You,” which peaked at No. 13 on the Hot 100, and the Clean Bandit collab “Symphony,” which rocketed to No. 1 on the Dance Club Songs chart. Her debut full-length, So Good, arrived in March, with a title track that featured Ty Dolla $ign.