(1) Katy Perry
If Katy Perry looks familiar, it's probably because she was Travie's girlfriend in the video for Gym Class Heroes' Cupid's Chokehold.
Although her debut album is entitled One of the Boys, on the title track Perry sings, "I want to be one of the girls pretty in pearls, not one of the boys." Then her album continues with the drunken girl's anthem I Kissed a Girl (kind of contradictory, lol). And of course, there's the emo ex-boyfriend slamming underground hit, Ur So Gay.
This Santa Barbara songstress' album drops on June 17. Get it girls!
Go on katyperry.com and click on the strawberry tattoo on Katy's back for a free download of Ur So Gay.
(2) Kate Voegele
You first saw Kate Voegele as singer-songwriter Mia on One Tree Hill. On her debut album, Don't Look Away, you'll recognize a lot of her songs from the show. This MySpace Records artist can be seen on tour around the country this summer. Check her MySpace for dates and be sure to watch the webisodes she's uploaded.
(3) Lady GaGa
Summer's all about hot dance tracks to get you through the even hotter summer heat (thanks global warming). Lady GaGa's track Just Dance will have you doing just that.
Kerli, born in Estonia, always dreamed of coming to America and becoming a singer. Now her wish has finally come true. Her debut album is called Love Is Dead, and she already has two singles out - Walking on Air and Love Is Dead. Her voice serves to soothe you, while her videos will make you slightly disturbed. Overall, Kerli does a great job at combining all things creepy and all things sweet.
Official Site: http://www.islandrecords.com/site/artist_home.php?artist_id=669
(5) The Action Design
For those of you who are not fans of Tsunami Bomb, you may not know who The Action Design are. TAD is a female fronted band made up of Emily (ex vocalist of Tsunami Bomb), Matt (ex bassist of TB), guitarist Jake, and drummer Jaycen. Their live performances are described as dance parties that will make you move your feet all night.
Check Them Out: http://www.myspace.com/theactiondesign
(6) The Eyeliners
The Eyeliners are an all girl band formed in 1995 with Laura as the singer/drummer, Gel playing the guitar, and Lisa rocking the bass. If you're into punk rock and girls with attitude, your gonna love The Eyeliners.
Official Site: http://www.theeyeliners.com/