July 18, 2018 / 10:15 PM

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Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Chance The Rapper Top Spotify 25 Under 25 List



Spotify has released its third annual 25 under 25 list for the artists they peg to be the most influential in the music industry right now. Topping that list is Shawn Mendes, who released his second studio album Illuminate in September and has had global success with Stiches and various singles. Ariana Grande, Chance The Rapper, Martin Garrix, Justin Bieber and Alessia Cara follow him.

The list was compiled using data from Spotify including how often people listen to that artist each month, how many songs that artist has in top Spotify playlists and the top performing artists by genre.

Other names on the list include Flume at 10, Tory Lanez at 13, DNCE at 15, Desiigner at 17, Selena Gomez at 18, Nothing But Thieves at 21 and Daya coming in at 25.

"With so many young listeners on Spotify, it's always fascinating to hone in on the peer artists they're listening to and looking up to," said Shanon Cook, Spotify's Digital Trends Expert in a statement. "It seems there are more musicians than ever under the age of 25 who are doing well, and while it's always good to see returning stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Rae Sremmurd, this year's list also highlights newcomers like singer-songwriter Joel Adams and alt-rock band Nothing But Thieves, whose tracks are really engaging listeners and gaining traction in popular playlists."

Year to year the list will obviously have some turnover when artists mature or have big releases, but there are a few constants. Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Fifth Harmony are all holdovers from 2015.

Find the full list below and a playlist with all of the artists as well.

25. Daya
24. Cheat Codes
23. Rae Sremmurd
22. Demi Lovato
21. Nothing But Thieves
20. Halsey
19. Glass Animals
18. Selena Gomez
17. Desiigner
16. Joel Adams
15. DNCE
14. Kelsea Ballerini
13. Tory Lanez
12. Maluma
11. Zara Larsson
10. Flume
9. Hailee Steinfeld
8. Fifth Harmony
7. Charlie Puth
6. Alessia Cara
5. Justin Bieber
4. Martin Garrix
3. Chance the Rapper
2. Ariana Grande
1. Shawn Mendes

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