Music industry bible Billboard magazine has just released its "21 under 21" list--a tally of the hottest minors in music today. The talented kiddos who made the list were picked for their "white-hot winning streaks" as well as "their potential to rule the pop culture zeitgeist over the next 12 months."
I bet you can't guess who was number one? No, really, it's not too hard. You're right. It's Taylor Swift, of course--yet another country artist to forge to the head of an all-genre pack (if you don't remember, I wrote about Tim McGraw being the top-played artist of the decade just last month).
Swift, who will be 21 in December, managed beat out fellow power-playing young'uns Justin Bieber (who landed at No. 2), Selena Gomez (No. 3), Nick Jonas (No. 6), and Miley Cyrus (No. 10); as well as a scad of currently buzzing types such as Will Smith's daughter Willow Smith (No. 7) and Glee's Charice (No. 4) and Chris Colfer (No. 13).
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