Recording artist and producer Chance the Rapper is officially the youngest person to make this year’s Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list.
The 24-year-old is number 29 on the list which is an “annual ranking of the most influential young people in business.” It is made up of “disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists.”
Chance the Rapper made the coveted list for “subverting the music industry’s traditional business model since he was a teenager, declining to sign with a major label and instead releasing his own streaming-only mixtapes, featuring unique strains of hip-hop splashed with sunny spirituality.”
Earlier this year, he received seven Grammy Award nominations and three wins for his streamed-only album Coloring Book earlier this year and received $500,000 to debut tracks exclusively on Apple Music.
The album featured guest appearances from Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Future.
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– Written by Rekha Kulen