1. Chadwick BosemanSource:Getty
Chadwick Boseman has become one of Hollywood’s powerhouses, portraying real life heroes like Jackie Robinson and James Brown with ease, as well as fictional characters like the amazing upcoming “Black Panther,” due out next month!
2. Ava DuVernaySource:Getty
Ava DuVernay is one of the most talented women in Hollywood, directing some of our favorite movies and shows of the last few years, like “Selma” and “Queen Sugar.” We can’t wait to see what she has in store with “A Wrinkle In Time.”
3. Bruno MarsSource:Getty
Bruno Mars is inarguably one of the most versatile singers and dancers in the game right now, bringing incredible energy to all of his music. And the hits keep on coming for him with his incredible Prince tribute earlier this year and his hits like “That’s What I LIke.”
4. Jay ZSource:Getty
Jay Z is one of the GOATs of music, but his latest album “4:44” was an emotional masterpiece about family, marriage and the challenges that come with mistakes and betrayals. Coming off the heels of Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” it proved how powerful the two are as individuals and as a family.
5. Chance The RapperSource:Getty
Chance the Rapper has not only become one of the most important people in music in the last two years, but he’s also become a hugely important figure in the areas of social justice and community activism, especially in his home city of Chicago.
6. Issa RaeSource:Getty
2017 was the year of Issa Rae with “Insecure” becoming one of the most talked about and popular shows on television. And she shows no signs of slowing down, with reports that she’s working on developing two new shows for HBO.