Friday, October 8, 2010

Billboard News : 21 Under 21 : Music's Hottest Minors (Part 3)

21 Under 21 : Music's Hottest Minors (Part 3)

7. Willow Smith

Birthdate: October 31, 2000 (age 9)

Why She's Hot: Willow Smith will never forget the summer of 2010. The nine-year-old daughter of actors/musicians Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith officially launched her music career in September when she released her contagious first single, "Whip My Hair," which immediately drew comparisons to pop diva Rihanna. Just a few days later, the fashionable pint-sized singer was signed to none other than Jay-Z's Roc Nation label and is rumored to be starting her own clothing line. She recently released a teaser to the video and is said to begin working on her debut project soon. Big brother Jaden may have the eyes of Hollywood on him, but it's Willow who is going to own your ears.

6. Nick Jonas

Birthdate: September 16, 1992 (age 18)

Why He's Hot: Sure, the youngest JoBro was voted Pop's Sexiest Man in our 2010 poll, but Nicholas Jerry Jonas is more than a pretty face. In February, Nick broke from his band of brothers and release the first album by his more mature side project, Nick Jonas & the Administration. This summer, he rejoined the trio to star in a hit Disney flick ('Camp Rock 2') and took the show on the road for a huge world tour. And yeah, his big brown eyes and luscious locks don't hurt to look at hurt, either.

5. Soulja Boy

Birthdate: July 28, 1990 (age 20)

Why He's Hot: Recent Kat Stacks drama aside, Soulja Boy remains high on our list of young hitmakers. The rapper/producer shot to fame in 2007 with his single "Crank That," which sparked an accompanying dance craze and became a Hot 100 No. 1 hit. In the three years since, Soulja (aka DeAndre Cortez Way ) has notched three more top 20 singles on the Hot 100 chart and released and a pair of albums that hit no. 1 ("") and no. 2 ("iSouljaBoyTellEm") on the Billboard Rap Albums chart. Soulja is readying his upcoming album "The DeAndre Way," due Nov. 2, and recently signed rapper Lil B to his SODMG label.

4. Charice

Birthdate: May 10, 1992 (age 18)

Why She's Hot: Oprah and "Glee": they're two of TV's most powerful zeitgeist-definers, and both have fallen head over heels for Charice Pempengco. Credit the Queen of All Media for plucking the Filipina sensation from obscurity two years ago and introducing her to Celine Dion. The hype finally paid off this spring, when Charice debuted in the Billboard 200 top 10 with her first U.S. album. But its Fox's high school musical hit, on which she now plays a foreign exchange student with killer pipes to match Rachel Berry's, where Charice will show millions of Gleeks that she can out-sing the best of them.

3. Selena Gomez

Birthdate: July 22, 1992 (age 18)

Why She's Hot: Selena Gomez is best known for starring on Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place," but her pop music prowess grows every day. The just-turned 18-year-old and her band the Scene's sophomore album, "A Year Without Rain," is poised for a top 10 arrival on the Billboard 200 next week, while the title track just debuted in the top 40 of the Hot 100. Miley Cyrus might be the apple of every paparazzo's eye, but this Disney diva -- with her ultra-catchy dance-pop and girl-next-door demeanor -- is poised for a truly bright first year of adulthood.

2. Justin Bieber

Birthdate: March 1, 1994 (age 16)

Why He's Hot: Bieber fever may have spread last year, but it exploded to a full-on pandemic in March, when the 16-year-old Canadian debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "My World 2.0." The Biebs has been a top 10 mainstay on the chart ever since, and he's set to branch out with a book and 3D movie in the coming months. The Madison Square Garden stop of Bieber's sold-out arena tour, during which he brought out everyone from Usher to Miley Cyrus, only further proved his starpower. Frolicking beachside with Kim Kardashian didn't hurt, either.

1. Taylor Swift

Birthdate: December 13, 1989 (age 20)

Why She's Hot: Ms. Swift may have been dissed by Kanye while the world was watching, but she handled "Taylorgate" with the class of a woman rather than a teenager. Perhaps it's because, at the ripe old age of 20, Swift is already a veteran in the music game. At age 14, she became the youngest staff songwriter in the history of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and two years later, she landed on the charts with her first hit single, "Tim McGraw." Since then, Taylor's rise has indeed been swift; her sophomore LP "Fearless" ruled as 2009's top-selling album, and was awarded that year's Album of the Year Grammy. Now, the CMA Entertainer of the Year is set to do it all again - "Mine," the first single from her new album "Speak Now," is a Hot 100 smash and "Innocent," the song she penned about her run-in with Kanye, is already a viral sensation, thanks to its buzzed-about debut on this year's VMAs. Lots of young stars will be making waves over the next year, but Taylor is geared up to hit the music world like a tsunami. Brace for the impact.

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