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Daya is not only an accomplished singer/songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist, but at 16, she’s achieved what many musicians twice her age never do: a hit song with "Hide Away" (below), which is scaling the Billboard Hot 100 now.
The 14-year-old singer/songwriter rose to fame with her vocals on Felix Jaehn's "Ain't Nobody," a cover of the 1983 Rufus & Chaka Khan song. Thompson has 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube and released her EP, Adore, in September of this year. The teen pop artist will be supporting Ella Eyre on several U.K. dates.
The former X Factor contestant is not apologizing for her success. The 16-year-old earned a Hot 100 hit with "Fire N Gold," opened for Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato, and got signed to Hollywood Records all before she got a license.
The 18-year-old rapper was only recently able to buy a lottery ticket, but he probably won't need to now. Drake has given some early shine to the MC by playing his song “SKRT” on Beats 1's OVO Sound Radio.
Not to mention, without Kodak Black, we wouldn't have this gem of a Drake dance-party video.
Six is better than one -- or at least it is in the case of K-pop girl group GFriend. The sextet released its EP Flower Bud in July and was nominated for Best Korean Act at this years MTV EMA.
The sweet-faced 16-year-old melted the nation’s hearts as the most recent (and youngest-ever) winner of The Voice. The Team Pharrell contestant had seven Hot 100 hits during his time on the show and has since signed with Republic and headlined a festival. Fredericks released “Forever Wrong” this October for The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto soundtrack.
The ladies go crazy for this Spanish pop singer/songwriter and his Michael Jackson moves. The 17-year-old has opened for One Direction, has more than 3.7 million likes on Facebook and has an upcoming album Are You Ready? set to be released by Sony in November.
The 19-year-old, Zimbabwe-born Australian may not be immediately recognizable to most, but she’s your favorite artist's favorite artist. She’s opened for Years & Years and Charli XCX and collaborated with Troye Sivan on his latest EP. Her Twitter followers include Rita Ora and Yoko Ono (!).