Singer, song writer, actor, rapper, and musician. Drake released his mixtape So Far Gone in 2009 and his massive influence in the hip-hop and contemporary music space has commanded the market since, with no end in sight. Drake now holds the record for the most number one hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
Singer, actor, executive producer and philanthropist. Everywhere you go, Selena Gomez is on everyone’s lips. From her on and off again romance with Justin Bieber, number 5 on our list. Selena Gomez, signed with Interscope Records to continue work on her sophomore studio album, Revival (2015). It debuted at number one in the US and featured the top-five singles “Good for You” and “Same Old Love”.
Hip Hop artist, from Compton, CA received 11 nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rap Album.
Millions of records sold worldwide, this amazing singer, songwriter needs no introduction. Taylor Swift is a seven-time GRAMMY winner, and the youngest recipient in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the only artist in history to have an album hit the 1 million first-week sales figure three times (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED and 2014’s 1989).
Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was listed three times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist. In December 2015, she received her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for her single “Love Me like You Do”. Which was part of the sound track for “50 Shades of Grey” Blockbuster Hit Movie.
Singer, songwriter and record producer. The 20-year-old Massachusetts native has penned tracks for everyone from Grammy-winning country superstars Rascal Flatts and Grammy-nominated country artist Hunter Hayes to reggae/rock/R&B group Common Kings and Hot Chelle Rae singer Ryan Follesé. Recently signed to Epic Records, Meghan is now gearing up to release a debut album that brings her intense flair for indelible melody to her own blend of throwback hip-hop, classic pop, and beat-heavy Caribbean music.
Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music, and Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world. On 18 December 2015, her sales were estimated at more than 100 million combined singles and albums, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye also known as the Weeknd is a singer, song writer, and record producer. In 2015 after releasing a song on the soundtrack for the movie “50 shades of Grey”, “Earned It” received an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song). His second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200, included the top-five single “Earned It” and produced the number-one singles “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”. The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making him the first artist in history to achieve this.
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Challenging the traditional roles women are often cast to play, Denise Mobolaji Ajayi-Williams has created a revolutionary organization for women worldwide to be a part of. Denise’s organization “Working Moms in 20’s” comes from a unique concept all her own, the idea that women can redefine their position in history and establish themselves as the true leaders that they are to their homes and communities. “Women are the pillars of communities,” asserted Denise, “They are the driving force of success, stability, and growth.” The mission of the organization is to theoretically go back to the 1920’s and to rewrite history, celebrating our racial, cultural, ethnic, and religious differences while making visible the parts of history not often celebrated. Denise’s vision is to go back in time to create a mindset that there are no limitations for women and highlight the unsung female heroes. In addition to being the founder of “Working Mom in 20s” Denise is a mother, wife of Hayden Williams III (her husband Pre-Med Student at University of San Francisco, Healthcare Innovator & Professional), she is a child of God, and like most moms a truly ambitious woman taking on the world.