21 talented musicians under 21 part of Billboard annual list

Billboard Magazine just released their annual 21 Under 21 list of the top musicians. Boasting a who’s who’s of young powerful voices and promising talent, many of the artists included are featured on our 88.7 The Pulse playlist.

18 year old Disney star Sabrina Carpenter rounded out the Top 21 saying that as a teen, she admits to having to work a bit harder to prove herself.

At number 17, Pulse artist Zara Larsson is no stranger to the music world. She won the Swedish version of Got Talent when she was only 10. Now 19, she continues to drop hits collaborating with artists like Clean Bandit and Ty Dolla $ign.

Pittsburgh native Daya is only 18 and already has a Grammy under her belt for her hit with The Chainsmokers. A relatively fresh face, she just released her debut album in October 2016. She holds the 121th highest spot on the 21 Under 21 list.

Quite a few hip-hop artists also made the 21 Under 21 list inlcuding 20 year olds Desiigner, Kodak Black, and Lil Yachty, as well as 19 year old Khalid.

At the top of the list is the hugely successful Shawn Mendes, who initially learned to play guitar at just 13. The Canadian is, “honored that people are able to look at (him) as a leader.”

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.