Forbes: Rich Brian in 30 Under 30 Asia

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The internet has created many a celebrity, but possibly no one as memorable as Indonesia’s Brian Imanuel. This 18-year-old from Jakarta, best known today as Rich Brian, was a social media darling for much of his adolescence, mastering platforms like Twitter, YouTube and the now defunct Vine to amass a huge online following. Starting out with comedy skits, he eventually transitioned into rapping, and released the viral debut single “Dat $tick” in February 2016. The video currently has 87 million views on YouTube. This catapulted him onto the American music scene, where he’s collaborated with Diplo and Pharrell, performed on sold-out tours and, in early 2018, released his first full length album, Amen. Looks like Imanuel’s prayers have been answered.