Scotty McCreery has been named one of Billboard.com’s ’21 Under 21.’ Scotty comes in at No. 4 on the annual list, the same position he held last year. The list is made up of a young batch of stars who aren’t old enough to uncork a bottle of champagne but who have hit records, millions of fans and success elder artists dream of.
Scotty made the list thanks in part to having the best first-week sales tally of 2011 in the country genre with the release of his debut album, Clear As Day. He’s picked up an Academy of Country Music Award for New Artist of the Year and has developed a large and loyal fan base, thanks in part to his time on American Idol. He’ll release his first Christmas album, Christmas With Scotty McCreery, October 16.
Other notable names on the list include Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. British boy band One Direction came in at No. 2 and pop superstar Justin Bieber topped the list. You can check out the full list here.