9. Selena Gomez
Stock Watch: Up. Gomez has been absolutely inescapable over the past few weeks, in part because she’s dating an equally inescapable boy: Justin Bieber. She has also landed her first legitimate pop hit, “Who Says,” and, at the age of 18, seems to be ready to shake off that Disney Channel image and come into her own as a pop star.
Latest Album: “When the Sun Goes Down,” out June 28, 2011
Extracurricular Activities: Now that she’s wrapped the final season of “Wizards of Waverly Place,” she can focus more on her other avocation: Making out with Justin Bieber. —Jeff Royer
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