Following a year in which young pop stars like Ariana Grande, Lorde and the guys of Emblem3 strode into the mainstream, this spring is shaping up to be a time for a few more younger artists to make their mark. Three up-and-coming artists -- Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone and Lucy Hale -- all have new albums coming out this season, and have the talent and fan bases to quickly raise their profiles. But which one has the best shot at making the leap to superstardom this spring?
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After scoring a U.S. Hot 100 hit with "Want U Back" and a U.K. smash with "With Ur Love" in 2012, Cher Lloyd is hoping to notch a few more international hits with her sophomore album, "Sorry I'm Late." The album, due out on May 27, has already been previewed by the T.I.-assisted hit "I Wish" and the new single "Sirens," and was supported on Demi Lovato's Neon Lights tour last month.
Meanwhile, Austin Mahone is planning a huge 2014, which started with the Pitbull collaboration "Mmm Yeah" and will continue with the May 27 release of his long-awaited debut album, "The Secret." The 18-year-old will kick off his biggest headlining tour yet, the MTV Presents Austin Mahone tour, on July 25, in his hometown of San Antonio.
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Finally, "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale will kick-start her country-pop career when she releases "Road Between," her debut album, on June 3. The singer/actress has stepped into the music world with the lead single "You Sound Good To Me," which debuted at No. 88 on the Hot 100 chart upon its release.
Need to dive into the music of these three artists? Check out the latest videos from Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone and Lucy Hale below: