Last Year's Rank: 8
Birthdate: July 28, 1993 (Age 20)
Why She's Hot: After a 2012 that saw her single "Want U Back" hit No. 12 on the Hot 100, Cher Lloyd's been plugging away in the studio all year, readying her forthcoming sophomore album. With the follow-up (to be released through Epic) to 2012’s "Sticks + Stones" set is tentatively scheduled for a November release, the 20-year-old has already released a few singles this year. Her June "It's All Good" collaboration with singer-songwriter Ne-Yo for Unilever's Fruttare ice cream bars dropped. This week LLoyd released the video for her new T.I.-assisted single, an up-tempo jam named "I Wish." Though she’s currently headlining her "I Wish" tour with supporting act Fifth Harmony, Lloyd’s clearly anxious for fans to taste what she’s cooking up next. "I've really opened up," Lloyd recently told Billboard. "I've written songs about things people wouldn't dream of knowing about me. It's a big step and I'm kind of nervous to let people listen to it, because they're going to know a lot more about me."