OMG! Mini-Bieber is on his way to becoming a SUPER STAR!!
The video for MattyB's newest single, That's The Way (above), is a HUGE hit. The popularity of the video has earned the 9-year-old rapper a spot on Billboard Social 50 Chart!
The Social 50 chart ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and iLike, using a formula that blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with weekly artist page views and weekly song plays.
In the 10 days since its online release, the That's The Wayvideo has racked up nearly 1.5 Million views!
In that time, MattyB has more than doubled his Facebook fans and Twitter followers.
This totally adorbz 11-year-old girl from Queens is about to become one of the world's most recognizable voices: Dora The Explorer.
The sixth grader, who will replace the actress that has played Dora since 2000, is highly qualified. Having appeared in nearly 50 television commercials and a wide-variety of print ads, Fatima is well aquatinted with show biz.
She's also a long-time fan of the Explorer. She says:
“I’ve been watching Dora for as long as I remember, I’ve grown up with Dora. Being the voice of Dora, I can’t even get over it, it’s such an honor.”
Naturally, Fatima is bilingual (cause it'd be so awkward if she wasn't). She has signed a three-year contract with Nickelodeon — which means the public school student will be voicing Dora when she starts high school.
We're sure her paycheck will totes make up for all the Map and Swipper jokes she's sure to encounter over the few years.
"I was under a lot of pressure from a company that I was previously working with and they wanted me to lose weight fast. So, they got me with a nutritionist and had me on all these supplements and I was injecting myself."
As a result of these intense practices, the 25-year-old said she wasn't eating that much:
"It makes your body only need certain calories, so I ate 500 calories a day. This was the most unhealthy thing I'd ever done."
The gorgeous gal spilled that she went along with the unhealthy decision because she was afraid her album wouldn't get released if she didn't.
And even though JoJo followed the orders she was given, her album still wasn't released.
The artist explained that she felt awful after the injections and the supplements:
"I gained all the weight back. I felt terrible about myself. And I was upset that I even subscribed to the standard that they wanted me to be at."
Plus, the whole thing was pretty traumatic:
"I had to unpack some of the damage that being on that weird diet did to me. I couldn't work out. I didn't feel strong."
We can only imagine. So horrible.
But, we're glad that right now JoJo is happy, healthy, and touring with Fifth Harmony!
Plus, watch her open up about criticism and unrealistic beauty standards in the full interview (below)!