Thorne Named to Pop Dust’s 18 Under 18 List

She’s already a popular Disney Channel star… And Bella Thorne is quickly becoming the next Selena Gomez.

The 14-year-old part-Cuban-American actress, who currently stars on the cable network’s dance-driven comedy series Shake It Up!, has made Pop Dust’s list of 18 Under 18, which ranks the best underage pop stars.

Bella Thorne

Thorne, the highest-ranking female and Hispanic celebrity on the list at No. 4, is riding the Shake It Up! train to success. Thorne has won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) for her portrayal of aspiring dancer Cece Jones. And, she’s starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies.

But that’s not all, Thorne has also landed on the Billboard Hot 100 twice, with Shake It up! singles “TTYLXOX” and “Watch Me.”

Meanwhile, American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez has cracked the list at No. 8.

Jessica Sanchez at the NBA Finals

The 17-year-old half-Mexican petite singer wowed audiences during her Idol run with performances of songs like Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams” and Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father.”

Even though she didn’t win the AI title, Sanchez did receive unanimous praise from the judges and a record deal with Interscope Records. And, she recently shared her first single, “Fairytale,” with concertgoers.

Click here to see the complete 18 Under 18 list.

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