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Which 5 Artists & Execs Will Bubble Up on Billboard's 2016 EDM Power Players List?

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Jake Udell, Kygo and Alesso.

With big years forecasting even bigger futures, these artists and execs are set to invade the Dance Power Players list in 2016.

Who Rules Dance Music? Billboard's Top 30 EDM Power Players List

 

ALESSO, 23

The Stockholm DJ's breakout included his debut album on Def Jam and his first top 40 hit, "Heroes."

- 'Kurt Cobain Wrote About Misery. Why Can't I?'

 

 

DUKE DUMONT, 32

Nominated for a 2015 Grammy, the British house star is prepping a September LP, featuring Vic Mensa, on Astralwerks.

- Hear 'The Giver (Reprise)'

 

 

KYGO, 23

The Norwegian DJ sparked a major-label bidding war and set Spotify aflame as the tropical house genre’s flag-bearer.

- Kygo Covers Tove Lo

 

 

ANDREW McINNES, 31

McInnes' TMWRK Management reps an all-star roster, and its 2014 acquisition by SFX promises further expansion.

- SFX Acquires Artist Management Firm

 

 

JAKE UDELL, 26

The savvy manager behind ZHU is working to take his breakthrough act Krewella to the next level this year.

- Photos: Krewella @ Electric Daisy Carnival

 

This list first appeared in the June 20 issue of Billboard.

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