Special Report

2019's Youngest Pop Stars

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23. Camila Cabello
> Age: 22
> Best performing song in 2019: Señorita (Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello)
> Hot 100 peak: 1

Singer Camila Cabello was previously a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, though she left the group in 2017. She’s had tremendous success as a solo artist, releasing four top 10 hits, two of which hit No. 1. One of these — “Señorita” — peaked in August 2019. The song is the second collaboration between Cabello and Canadian singer Shawn Mendes after their 2015 track “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

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22. Zara Larsson
> Age: 21
> Best performing song in 2019: Ruin My Life
> Hot 100 peak: 76

Swedish singer-songwriter Zara Larsson first appeared on a popular Swedish talent show in 2008 at the age of 10. Her career has since evolved and she has had four songs chart on the Hot 100, three of which peaked in 2016. Her most recent, “Ruin My Life,” reached No. 76 on the chart in January 2019.

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21. YK Osiris
> Age: 21
> Best performing song in 2019: Worth It
> Hot 100 peak: 48

Florida-based rapper and singer YK Osiris began releasing his music online before attracting the attention of major labels, eventually signing with Def Jam. In 2019, he had his Hot 100 debut with the song “Worth It,” which peaked at No. 48 in August.

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20. Lil Skies
> Age: 21
> Best performing song in 2019: I
> Hot 100 peak: 39

Rapper Lil Skies dropped out of college to pursue music. He signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 and has since released two albums with the label — “Life of a Dark Rose” (2018) and “Shelby” (2019). The latter included “I,” which peaked at No. 39 on the Hot 100 in March 2019.

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19. Sheck Wes
> Age: 21
> Best performing song in 2019: Mo Bamba
> Hot 100 peak: 6

Harlem rapper Sheck Wes — born Khadimou Fall — originally recorded his hit song in June 2017. It was more than one year later that the song reached its height in popularity, thanks in part to Instagram posts by celebrities, including Odell Beckham Jr., Shaquille O’Neal, and Hailey Baldwin. It peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100 in December 2018 and stayed on the chart into March of 2019.