Adele, Ed Sheeran, Florence Welch Crack Forbes' First '30 Under 30' Europe Entertainment List

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Adele attends the television show 2015! Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen - RTL Jahresrueckblick on December 6, 2015 in Cologne, Germany.  

Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Florence Welch, Afrojack and Avicii are among a cadre of musicians, DJs and producers selected to Forbes’ first-ever "30 Under 30" Europe Entertainment list

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Forbes published its new list this week after the title’s panel of experts “scoured the Continent” for the finest candidates in film, television, music and sport. FKA Twigs, DJ Snake, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis, Hozier and newcomer Little Simz were among the young music biz stars who also made the cut.

Electronic music is well-represented with the trio of DJs Avicii, Afrojack and Snake earning nods for their "six figure nightly fees" and high-profile slots at festivals and clubnights around the globe.

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Forbes' first-ever "30 Under 30" Europe list was established to shine the spotlight the Continent’s young elite. Some of the inaugural honorees, including Adele and Ed Sheeran, have previously appeared on Forbes’ American roll call which is now in its fifth year.