#BestoftheWeb: Brie Larson, Alessia Cara and Lilly Singh

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Young and successful has never looked better. These women are thriving through authenticity. No fakers here! They didn’t put on a persona or do steps 1,2,3 to get famous. They’re living and breathing their dreams by allowing their talent to speak for itself. Each of these young women, save Alessia Cara, were just featured on Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ list for 2016 in the Hollywood & Entertainment category. Here are a few game changers under 30 transforming the world.

  1.  Golden Globe Winner Brie Larson Could Be Hollywood’s Next Mega-Star – Business Insider

‘W Magazine’ got it right by listing Brie Larson among the Best Hollywood Actors 2015 and featuring her on the cover of their print magazine (February 2016 issue). Brie Larson is just fresh off her Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (73rd annual Golden Globes; 2016) and she’s only getting started. You can expect many more award noms and wins for her ah-mazing performance in ‘Room.’ “For months, people have been praising her for her performance as a woman who is kidnapped as a teenager and held prisoner for years. At 26, she’s quickly gone from indie darling to mainstream star…. Now, she’s getting ready for blockbuster fame, as she’ll star in the ‘King Kong’ prequel ‘Kong: Skull Island’ in 2017.”

Take a look at the transformative experience Brie Larson went through for her role in ‘Room,’ including the unique creative process she shared with her 8-year-old costar Jacob Tremblay:

  1.  Alessia Cara’s ‘Here’ Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Hot R&B Songs Chart – The Boombox

Alessia Cara’s debut song ‘Here’ has been sitting pretty atop the Billboard Hot R&B Songs Chart for weeks. The 19-year-old’s chart placement puts her steps above hit songs by The Weeknd, Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller. Her sleeper song also continues to move up the iTunes charts and she was mentioned in Spotify’s Year in Music 2015 for epic streaming stats. In September, she brought home the 2015 Streamy Award for Best Original Song.

At 13, she started posting covers on YouTube. Three years later, she got noticed by EP Entertainment for her mad vocal skills on her ‘Sweater Weather’ cover. She met with their people, got put into development and the rest is history. She started recording through Def Jam Records, released the ‘Four Pink Walls’ EP, released ‘Here’ in April 2015, and then her debut album ‘Know-it-All’ in November.

She performed ‘Here’ at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for her television debut (July 29, 2015). Since then, Alessia killed it at the 2015 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and now embarks on her Know-It-All North American tour in the new year. Taylor Swift took time to interview Alessia after performing to 55,000 people on The 1989 World Tour (Oct. 31, 2015 in Tampa, Florida). This fantastic interview brings out Alessia’s back story as a singer-songwriter, tells all about her hit song ‘Here,’ and breaks down her new album ‘Know-it-All’:

  1.  Lilly Singh Opens Up On Global Youtube Success – MailOnline

Lilly Singh (a.k.a. IISuperwomanII) is a “star on the rise.” “With more than six million subscribers on Youtube, her own hashtag and a Streamy award, there’s no question Lilly Singh is taking the Internet by storm.” This girl is hilarious and animated! I dare you to just watch one of her videos; one will lead into two, and three, and so one. The funny videos Lilly posts every Monday and Thursday have already reached 1 billion collective views. She’s already expanded her reach through motivational speaking, acting and a stand-up comedian tour.

Over the past few years, she’s had a handful of Teen Choice Award and Shorty Award nominations. She just snagged a Streamy Award for Best First Person Series in September 2015.

Lilly is doing all she can to be an inspiring role model for girls. On December 28, 2015, she launched a massive #GirlLove campaign against girl-on-girl hate. To get involved… compliment a woman you admire under the social media hashtag #GirlLove. Here is Lilly’s video to tell you all about this amazing campaign:

  1.  Dakota Johnson Leads BAFTA Rising Stars – Vogue

Dakota Johnson is getting a great start to awards season with a big win at the People’s Choice Awards 2016 for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress. She’s also among five breakthrough actors in the running for the Rising Star Award at the BAFTA Film Awards in February 2016.

Dakota is the February 2016 cover star for British Vogue. Within the issue, she “gave her views on ageism in Tinseltown, using her mother, Melanie Griffith, and grandmother, Tippi Hedren, as examples…. ’Why isn’t my mother in movies? She’s an extraordinary actress! Why isn’t my grandmother in movies? This industry is fucking brutal. No matter how tough you are, sometimes there’s the feeling of not being wanted. It’s absurd and cut-throat. Whenever I have downtime, I’m unsure that I will ever work again.’”

For now, there’s no rest in sight for Dakota as she is currently promoting her new film and true story, ‘Black Mass’:

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