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14-year-old Newcomer Michaela Wallace Makes Waves With 'Justin Bieber's Girlfriend'

14-year-old Newcomer Michaela Wallace Makes Waves With 'Justin Bieber's Girlfriend'

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media) Michaela Wallace is a 14-year-old independent artist from Monett, Missouri who writes her own songs, seamlessly switching between piano and guitar, and has created a massive hit "Justin Bieber's Girlfriend." The single, which is the title track from her four-song EP, debuted at number 32 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, has received over 1,000,000 hits on the YouTube music video, and has caught the eye of tastemaking outlets including MTV, AOL Popeater and CNN.

Here's why Michaela's is a name you should know:

She's a YouTube hit - YouTube sensation Tyler Ward debuted Michaela's "Justin Bieber's Girlfriend" as part of his "Featured Artist of the Week" series on his personal YouTube channel, which has over 63 million total plays and is the 25th-most subscribed-to YouTube channel on the Internet. Wallace's video received over 200,000 views in under 48 hours, and her channel became the most subscribed-to musician's channel that week.
Ryan Seacrest is a big fan - The 'American Idol' host tweeted about "Justin Bieber's "Girlfriend" and posted a story on
Her 4-song EP is out now - The 'Justin Bieber's Girlfriend' EP features four songs, three co-written by Wallace and songwriter Deanna Harper, and a cover of "Again" by Secrets in Stereo. The EP was produced by Nashville's Sorted Noise.
She's a small town girl - Hailing from the tiny town of Monett, Missouri (pop. 7,000), Michaela honed her musical chops singing in church and performing at local 'American Idol'-type competitions, playing both piano and guitar.
She paved her own way - Wallace posted videos of her own songs on Facebook and caught the attention of Deanna Harper, who invited her to Nashville to write and record the 'Justin Bieber's Girlfriend' EP.

Watch the video for "Justin Bieber's Girlfriend" here:

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