Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Music List Revealed
Taylor Swift is among the artists included in Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 Music list. The publication cites the 23-year-old’s album sales for Red, which topped 1.2 million units in its first week alone — the best first-week sales of an album since 2002. It also notes the blond beauty’s endorsement with Cover Girl, as well as her paycheck of seven figures per live show.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 list also includes One Direction, of which Taylor’s rumored beau, 18-year-old Harry Styles, is a member. Justin Bieber (18), Adele (24), Lady Gaga (26), Kesha (25), Bruno Mars (27), Katy Perry (28) and Rihanna (24) are also featured. (See all 30 stars here.)
Taylor recently topped two of the Billboard year-end country charts, as well. Red took the top spot on the Country Albums list, while its success and that of its subsequent singles earned her the title of No. 1 Country Artist. Additionally, the singer-songwriter came in third on the overall all-genre Top Artists chart, behind Adele and Rihanna, respectively.
The “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer was also recognized this year for her temperament. Nominated by cotillion students and directors nationwide, Taylor was named the Best-Mannered person of 2012 by the National League of Junior Cotillions.
Taylor will end the year in New York City, where she co-headlines the “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special with Carly Rae Jepsen. It airs Dec. 31 on ABC.
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