Top Artists of 2011 - Way Before The Fame

Justin Bieber Today: This Canadian singer/songwriter was discovered after posting his own videos on You Tube. It didn’t take long for him to become a worldwide sensation, making young girls swoon and garnering multiple award nominations. Now, at just 17 years old and the number 9 top performer for all of 2011, you’re sure to see Bieber on the charts for many years to come. View the entire gallery at Second photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX via Getty Images

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2011 was a great year for music, with new and old favorites leading the charge to the top of the Billboard charts. From fresh-faced ingénues to comeback kids to dance floor superstars, the hits just kept coming. Take a look back and see if you can name these award-winning and top-charting musicians before they were famous that our friends at dug up. Seems they all had star power long before they ruled the airwaves in 2011.

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