​The 21 most powerful music stars under 21

Billboard has released its annual list of the 21 most powerful music stars under age 21 – and some of the entrants may surprise you.

Up five slots from last year, 18-year-old Lorde has beat out embattled Canadian pop star Justin Bieber for the number 1 spot.

The singer has proven herself a music force to be reckoned with – and not just among the under-21 set, either. With two GRAMMYs under her belt, a new single featured on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack and a sophomore album on the way, the New Zealand songbird has all but conquered the modern music landscape – and she’s just getting started!

Who else landed on this year’s list? From EDM artists to country stars to K-Pop sensations , see which of these young talents are rising through the ranks!

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