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Teen YouTube Stars Who Made It Big In 2011

  First Posted: 12/19/11 12:25 PM ET   Updated: 12/22/11 12:19 PM ET


Taking their cues from superstars like Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance, and Cody Simpson, wanna-be singers, actors, and other talented teens turn to YouTube with the hopes of being discovered. Hey, it worked for Rebecca Black -- the "Friday" star won the award for Choice Web Star at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards and was the fastest-rising Google search term of the year.

Forget about getting famous the old-fashioned way -- Internet stardom is now practically a prerequisite for becoming a teen pop sensation. Find out who's well on their way to becoming the next big thing with our list of the most popular teen YouTube stars of 2011.

Which teen Internet sensations rocked your YouTube playlist this year? Sound off in the comments!


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Teen pop singer and viral video star Rebecca Black gained instant fame with her breakout single "Friday." Within days of appearing on YouTube, the infectious song was already getting millions of views. Despite the negative attention Rebecca got from critics and viewers, she recently won the award for Choice Web Star at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. And as 2011's fastest-rising Google search term, Rebecca Black has made her mark as an internet superstar.




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