The Hottest Breakout Stars of 2011

Teen dreams, starlets, a Muppet and Lenny Kravitz's smokin' daughter
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Hot Import: Tinie Tempah

The son of Nigerian immigrants, Tinie (real name: Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu Jr.) credits his hardworking folks for moving their family from a South London tower block to the suburbs when he was 12. “Eminem rapped about 8 Mile, and Jay-Z rhymed about Bed-Stuy,” he says. “So even though I rap about Southampton and Scunthorpe, experiences are universal, and we speak the same language.”

-Peter Relic

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