WHO 23-year-old Devin Star Tailes, a self-described "small-town girl from suburbia," got her big break when club-pop crew Far East Movement sampled her voice on its 2010 smash "Like a G6." This year, Dev's sexy single, "In the Dark," went platinum.

SOUND Dev's debut LP pairs New Wave ice-queen vocals with massive trance synths. "My music is electronic, but I take aspects from hip-hop and punk," says the California native. "I grew up watching kids break their arms crowd-surfing to Thrice and Taking Back Sunday at the Warped Tour."

SPECIAL GUEST Early on, Dev got a foothold in the industry by singing hooks for top artists. "When I worked with Travis Barker, I was so embarrassed," she says. "Blink-182 was my first concert!"

INK BIG Dev's arms are covered with bold tattoos of flowers, jewels and song lyrics. "My dad is tatted up, so I got my first tattoo with him," she says. "We just kick it and get our 'bro time' on when we go to the tattoo shop together."

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