Justin Bieber Named On Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ Despite New Album & Movie Flop
His recent album and movie may both be set to sink without a trace, but Justin Bieber’s power in the music industry still seems to be in tact – as he has been named once again on Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.
The hitmaker’s new collection Journals – comprised of the songs released as part of the #MusicMondays series – has failed to make waves in the worldwide charts, entering outside the Top 40 in the UK and at the wrong end of the Top 200 in France. And his new movie Believe, which hit US cinemas on Christmas Day, took just over $3 million in its first three days – a stark contrast to the near-$30 million opener enjoyed by previous cinematic outing Never Say Never.
Still, Forbes reckon he’s earned a massive $113 million in the last two years, thanks to his previous album Believe and its subsequent long-running tour.
Other additions to the 2014 Forbes list include Miley Cyrus, whose media-dominating antics in the last year helped her to shift 270,000 copies of her new album Bangerz in its first week on sale. Drake, Calvin Harris, Lady Gaga, Lorde and Avicii are among the other musicians.
From the Hollywood world, former House star Olivia Wilde leads the charge, with 27-year-old Lena Dunham, 28-year-old Anna Kendrick and – to the surprise of no-one – 23-year-old Oscar champ Jennifer Lawrence.
Among the youngest stars to be honoured is 10-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, who will soon be seen in the latest remake of classic musical Annie.