26-year-old Bridget Kelly is a LaGuardia High School graduate (Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks) and a Roc Nation signee (J. Cole, Rita Ora). Having those two stats on your résumé alone practically guarantees success, but when HOV is having you step in for Alicia Keys during live performances of "Empire State of Mind," you're a surefire bet. 

Since she's already proved herself to Jay-Z, now Bridget is tapping some other heavy hitters for a little help. On "Street Dreamin," hip-hop It Dude Kendrick Lamar opens the track, Bridget carries it from there on out. Don't say we never gave you anything.