Who: Kat de Luna
Album: '9 Lives'
Hails From: Dominican Republic
For Fans Of: Christina Aguilera and Shakira

Why She's About to Pop: This 19-year-old bilingual sensation sings 'Whine Up,' one of the hottest songs on the charts. On her debut CD, '9 Lives,' she samples from a variety of genres, showing off her serious pipes and saucy dance moves. Plus, she has R. Kelly's vote of confidence -- the R&B icon once called her a "prodigy."