1. Benny Blanco
If you haven’t heard Benny Blanco’s production work, you’re making a conscious effort to ignore one of the biggest names in pop. The 25-year-old originally from Virginia has worked with Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, and Kesha, and that’s just a small sample of the massive stable of artists he has written and produced for. Blanco doesn’t just sculpt hits — he’s also an expert and award-winning songwriter, and he’s still got plenty of years in his 20s left.