Top 20 Stars of 2008: 20-11

by Sara on December 29, 2008

in Features

What better way to end out 2008 here at Sugar Slam than by counting down our favorite young stars! After ranking accomplishments including Olympic medals, Billboard Awards, and general hotness, we finally came up with a list everyone here agreed on! We hope you enjoy our list and take time to show your support for your favorite stars!

20. Rihanna

Age:20
Why She’s on the List:
Rihann has had an amazing year! She was nominated for 2 AMA’s and was selected as Gucci’s spokesmodel for their UNICEF campaign! Next year, you can look out for Rihanna’s new album, which she’ll be recording in early 2009!
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19. Shenae Grimes

Age:19
Why She’s on the list:
Shenae got her big break while starring on the hit teen show, Degrassi. However, this past year when she landed the leading role on ’90201′, her popularity sky-rocketed! You can catch her hit show on the CW!!
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18. Cody Linley

Age: 19
Why He’s on the List:
Cody is most well known for his role on the hit show, Hannah Montana. This past year, Cody showed off his dancing skills after competing on ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Although he didn’t win, he and his partner, Julianne Hough, were tough competetors!
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17. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Ages: 22, 25
Why They’re on the List:
No one in reality television has been hated more than Spencer and Heidi Pratt. Always turning heads, these two finished the big season of ‘The Hills’ by NOT legalizing their Mexico wedding here in America! Who knows that the new year holds for this up-and-down couple!
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16. Blake Lively

Ages: 21
Why She’s on the List:
Gossip Girl Blake Lively has had an amazing year! Between the success of her hit show Gossip Girl, her super cute boyfriend Penn Badgley, and her summer movie hit, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Blake couldn’t have asked for a better year! Good Luck in 2009!
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15. Hayden Panettiere

Age:19
Why She’s on the List:
2008 proved to be a great year for this ‘Heroes’ girl! Hayden was awared a Teen Choice Award as well as winning the Wyler Award for all of her efforts against raising awareness for animal rights issues!
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14. Selena Gomez

Age: 16
Why She’s on the List:
Selena Gomez had a magical year in 2008! Not only did her show, Wizards of Waverly Place, take off, Selena also signed a contract with Hollywood Records to begin recording her debut album! Look for her album to be released in the summer of 2009!
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13. Daniel Radcliffe

Age: 19
Why He’s on the List:
What could make a Harry Potter star’s year better than a Harry Potter film coming out? Starring naked in a Broadway sensation! Daniel made his Broadway debut in Equus this year, where the whole world got to see his “magic wand”! Be sure to check out the sixth installment of the Potter films, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, on July 17, 2009!
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12. Carrie Underwood

Ages: 25
Why She’s on the List:
Carrie Underwood continued to dominate the Female Performer Award at the CMA’S this year, winning for the 3rd year in a row! Carrie also received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her huge hit, “Last Name”! Be sure to check out Carrie on tour this year!
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11. Nastia Liukin

Age: 19
Why She’s on the List:
Olympic beauty Nastia Liukin showed her stuff at this year’s Summer Olympics in China! After putting aside controversy and disappointment, Nastia walked away from the Olympics with 1 Bronze Medal, 3 Silver Medals, and 1 Gold Medal for All Around Gymnast! Congrats!
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