Meet the "Wanna-Biebs"
He's sold millions of albums, has a huge fan base of "Beliebers," an upcoming movie role and buckets of money pouring in! Yup, life's pretty sweet for [kwlink 23943 ]Justin Bieber[/kwlink], and it's no shock that these other young, male singers are hoping to follow in the 16-year-old's famous footsteps.
Justin Bieber's Wanna-Biebs
Cody, who's Australian, started recording songs in his bedroom in 2009 and posting them on YouTube. Some of his online hits were I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, Cry Me a River and Señorita by Justin Timberlake, I Want You Back by Michael Jackson, and some original songs that he wrote himself, like One and Perfect. Eventually, Cody was discovered on YouTube by a Grammy-nominated record producer who's worked with Jay-Z and other artists.
HOW HE'S LIKE BIEBER: Justin's famous for attracting collabos with hip-hop artists like Ludacris, and now Cody has rapper Flo Rida as a guest on his first single, iYiYi, which has already has topped the charts in Australia.
Listening to his amazing voice, it's hard to believe Jawan, who lives in Chicago, is only 12 years old! Not only that, he's already been signed to Jive Records and considers Chris Brown a good friend! Check out the premiere of the video for Jawan's first buzz single, Nobody, and stay tuned for plenty more from this young talent...
HOW HE'S LIKE BIEBER: Justin is mentored by R&B star Usher, while Jawan can be seen in the music video for Nobody getting schooled on dance moves by singer Chris Brown.
Shun Hendrix is a 12-year-old kid from Atlanta who's got a great, great, great voice! His song What Is It features Lil’ Twist and it's more of a relationship song, which is something Justin sings about a lot!
HOW HE'S LIKE BIEBER: Justin was discovered by Usher, and Lil Shun's lucky break came when rapper-actor T.I. signed him to his Grand Hustle label.
Greyson, who's now in Grade 7, had no idea that performing Lady Gaga's Paparazzi at his sixth-grade music festival last year would make him a HUGE YouTube star! As of June 15, 2010, his cover for the song had over 30 million viewers! He's gone on to write and post two original songs, Stars and Broken Hearts, on his YouTube channel.
HOW HE'S LIKE BIEBER: Justin uses Twitter a ton to keep in touch with his fans, and Greyson does the same, reaching his peeps via frequent tweets.
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