Scotty McCreery Honored on Billboard's Hot "21 Under 21" Among Other Big Names Bieber, Cyrus, One Direction

By Mstarz reporter | Sep 20, 2012 12:08 PM EDT
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(Photo : Reuters) Scotty McCreery honored on Billboard's Hot "21 Under 21" list.

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has a lot to celebrate these days, especially his receiving recognition on Billboard's "21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors 2012" list. McCreery snagged the no 4 spot on an impressive list flanked with young Hollywood big-names including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, and the boys of One Direction.

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Since winning "American Idol" season 10, 18-year-old McCreery hit the road with country stars Brad Paisley and the Band Perry in a successful 2012 concert tour. The "I Love you this Big" singer's fresh yet impressive music career has also been honored at the ACM Awards and the CMT Music Awards. McCreery's first studio album, "Clear as Day," debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at no 1, making McCreery the first country act to ever do so in Billboard's history.

While Billboard's "21 Under 21" top three spots went to Demi Lovato (3), One Direction (2), and Justin Bieber (1, obviously), McCreery has proved he's definitely a musical force to be reckoned with come 2013. Check out the full "21 Under 21" list here, and keep an eye out for McCreery's upcoming holiday album, "Christmas With Scotty McCreery," which will be released on Oct. 16.

1. Justin Bieber

2. One Direction

3. Demi Lovato

4. Scott McCreery

5. Matt Miller

6. Selena Gomez

7. DJ Porter Robinson

8. Cher Lloyd

9. Earl Sweatshirt

10. Nick Jonas

11. Jackie Evancho

12. Cody Simpson

13. Mindless Behavior

14. Megan & Liz

15. IU

16. Bridget Mendler

17. 3BallMTY

18. Miley Cyrus

19. Madeon

20. Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)

21. Victoria Justice

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