Contributors: Rich Appel, Cathy Applefeld Olson, Dave Brooks, Dean Budnick, Tatiana Cirisano, Leila Cobo, Camille Dodero, Jenn Haltman, Steve Knopper, Katy Kroll, Carl Lamarre, Joe Levy, Geoff Mayfield, Brooke Mazurek, Taylor Mims, Gail Mitchell, Paula Parisi, Alex Pham, Annie Reuter, Richard Smirke, Colin Stutz, Nick Williams, Xander Zellner
Methodology: Billboard editors and reporters weighed a variety of factors in determining the 2019 40 Under 40 list, including, but not limited to, Billboard’s 2018 Top Artists and Top Tours rankings; nominations by peers, colleagues and superiors; impact on consumer behavior as measured by such metrics as chart, sales and streaming performance, social media impressions, and radio/TV audiences reached using the latest data available as of July 23. Data in profiles is current as of Sept. 12. Career trajectory and overall impact in the industry are also considered. When available, financial results are taken into consideration. Where required, U.S. record-label market share was consulted using Nielsen Music’s market share for album plus track-equivalent and streaming-equivalent album-consumption units and Billboard’s quarterly top 10 publisher rankings. Unless otherwise noted, Billboard Boxscore and Nielsen Music are the sources for tour grosses and sales/streaming data, respectively. Nielsen is also the source for radio audience metrics. Unless otherwise noted, album streaming figures cited represent collective U.S. on-demand audio totals for an album’s tracks, and song and artist streaming figures represent U.S. on-demand audio and video totals.
The Song That Sums Up My Philosophy
Tiana Lewis: "Formation" from Beyoncé. When you hear the first second-and-a-half of that song, you’re at attention. It’s literally a women’s anthem. It’s like: "Pull it together, we’re going to slay."