Rolling Stone debuts its 25 Under 25 list “putting the spotlight on the next generation of creators and voices shaping the cultural landscape.”

Whether the breakout star of Netflix’s buzziest show; the preternaturally gifted young musicians anointed by Beyoncé; dedicated advocates and activists; or political prodigies, these young people inspire us in the ways that they are engaged in the world and, yes, woke: profoundly aware of their own influence and of our shared, complicated present reality.

The list:

  • Shannon Purser, Actor
  • Denzel Curry, Rapper
  • Cupcakke, Rapper
  • Sophia Lillis, Actor
  • Ashton Sanders, Actor
  • Chloe x Halle, Music Duo
  • Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Environmental Activist
  • Bryndon Cook, R&B Artis
  • Clementine Creevy, Musician
  • Lil Yachty, Rapper
  • Debby Ryan, Actor
  • Rich Chigga, Rapper
  • Let’s Eat Grandma, Music Duo
  • Gavin Grimm, Activist
  • Shameik Moore, Actor
  • Jaboukie Young-White, Comedian
  • Yara Shahidi, Actor
  • Ross Lynch, Actor and Musician
  • Sonita Alizadeh, Activist Rapper
  • Hannah Marks, Actor, Writer and Director
  • Jewell Jones, Politician
  • Coco Vandeweghe, Tennis Player
  • Lauren Aliana, Singer-Songwriter
  • Tony Lanez, Rapper
  • Frances Tiafoe, Tennis Player

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