J-14 Editor Picks: Best YouTube Stars of 2011


As 2011 draws to a close, the J-14 editors reflect back on our favorite YouTube stars from the year:

Rebecca Black "That song is infectious." --Designer Tanya Swartz

Josh Metzler "This Majors & Minors' 15-year-old cutie's YouTube channel (AZsinger62) is packed with acoustic covers from Taylor Swift's 'Speak Now' to Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' -- and he nails them every time!" --Editor-in-Chief Rachel Chang

Christina Grimmie "Her duet (with Sam Tsui) covering Nelly's 'Just A Dream' was one of the most amazing things I have ever heard -- and 2011 was her year! An out-of-this-world voice AND an opening slot on Selena Gomez & The Scene's tour? There's no stopping her!" --Editorial Associate Katie Amey

Megan & Liz "Though they've been around for a couple of years now, 2011 was definitely their breakout year. From originals to cover songs, these twins are ready to dominate the future music scene." --Photo Assistant Nicole Mazza

Karmin "Not only do they have amazing covers of song like 'Super Bass,' but Amy does some awesome hair tutorial videos showing how she gets her cool hairstyles." --Photo Editor Danielle Kepler

Sophia Grace Brownlee "She's been on The Ellen DeGeneres show, she's interviewed celebrities on the red carpet, she's sung 'Super Bass' with Nicki Minaj, and she has her own hype girl -- what's not to love?! Oh yeah, and she's eight." --Associate Editor Kim Messina

Greyson Chance "He went from YouTube sensation to recording artist when he released his debut album Hold On Til the Night in August -- and he even peformed at J-14's InTune Concert. He is a true talent and 2011 has been a great year for him." --Assistant Editor Rachel Sheehan

Who's your favorite YouTube star of 2011?

Photo: Courtesy of HBB

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