Calvin Harris, Avicii land on Forbes World’s Most Powerful Celebrities list
Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Spielberg and Ryan Seacrest now have something in common with Calvin Harris and Avicii, as both superstar DJs land on yet another Forbes list — this time ranking power rather than solely finances. On this year’s ‘Worlds Most Powerful Celebrities’ list, Avicii comes in at 47, edging out celebrated Hollywood stars such as Bradley Cooper, with Harris hitting the list high at 21, just shy of Kanye West.
Forbes calculates power and influence of a celebrity based on earnings, social media buzz, and a complicated algorithm that determines cultural impact. Now, after looking at the top 100, we can thank one of the nation’s most well respected business sources for proof that dance music is quickly rising to the mainstream of American entertainment.