“Beneath electrifying Tesla coil disco balls, Marshmello ascended the glowing 360-degree rotating DJ booth shaped like his signature cylindrical mask. His headpiece immediately illuminated in rainbow, mimicking the multi-colored laser beams and special effects scattered throughout the 29,000-square-foot nightclub.” I wrote the list’s main story, here.
I wrote in-depth stories about our list, including how Taylor Swift captured the Celeb 100 No. 1 spot for the second time (and is the only musician to do so) and how South Korean supergroup BTS became the highest-paid boy band and K-pop act. Also, how Shawn Mendes became the youngest member, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s two-year reign.
For our Celeb 100 cover story on Kanye West, I contributed reporting to the article and its timeline — which detailed how West built his billion-dollar Yeezy empire (shoes and apparel line).