Birthdate: May 30, 1994 (Age: 20)
Last Year’s Rank: N/A
Why He’s Hot: After catapulting onto the dance scene in 2011 with his viral “Pop Culture” video and standout remix of Deadmau5‘s “Raise Your Weapon,” Madeon (real name Hugo Pierre Leclercq) has proven worthy of his hype. While the young Frenchman has only released a handful of singles since 2012’s excellent The City EP, his talents have been making waves in different ways. After supporting Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Ball tour, Madeon co-produced three tracks (“Venus,” “Mary Jane Holland” and “Gypsy”) for her latest album Artpop, while also finding time to contribute to Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. His much-anticipated debut album is reportedly set for release later this year, and every indication points to it being well worth the wait.
Billboard’s 2014 21 Under 21 List