Nija Charles, professionally known as Nija (born October 20, 1997) is an American songwriter and record producer. Charles began her professional music career in 2017 writing songs for Beyoncé and Jay-Z ("Heard About Us" and "LoveHappy"); Cardi B featuring SZA ("I Do"); Cardi B featuring Kehlani ("Ring"); Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande ("Rain on Me"); and Chris Brown featuring Drake ("No Guidance").
The list features 30 of the music industry’s top young musicians, executives, producers and entrepreneurs, selected by a panel of expert judges: superstar Taylor Swift, Artist Partner/Publishing Group founder Mike Caren, singer-songwriter Jill Scott and hitmaker Nija Charles. To be eligible, candidates must be under age 30 as of December 31, 2019, not have appeared on a previous Under 30 list, and show their ability to propel the future of the music industry. Doja Cat was honored for her song, " Say so" that