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21 under age 21: Billboard releases 2013 list of top young artists

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Billboard.com today released its 2013 list of 21 Under 21, the magazine’s annual ranking of music’s most powerful young folks, and it’s a VIP Top 21 of regular Las Vegas visitors.

British and Irish boyband One Direction — Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson — unsurprisingly top the refreshingly diverse list, followed closely by Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. Perhaps you’ve heard of them?

The list of fresh faces includes more boybands, a cool girl group, hip-hop stars, a sweet K-Pop princess, a rising EDM star and budding global pop icons.

The Top 21, in order:

One Direction

Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus

Ariana Grande

Earl Sweatshirt

Lorde

Austin Mahone

Scotty McCreery

Cody Simpson

Emblem 3

Cheryl Lloyd

Chief Keef

Bridgette Midler

Miguelito

Joey Bada$$

Tori Kelly

Martin Garrix

Mindless Behavior

Matty B.

Lee Hi

Fifth Harmony

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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