Now that we’ve gotten to know more about this year’s female and male Pop Week rookies , it’s time to see what the more established celebs will be up to in 2010. What will female MVPs like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart be doing to pass the time in the coming 12 months? MTV News investigates.
Hails From: Santa Barbara, California
In 2009: Perry hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards , shared the stage with future fiancé Russell Brand at the VMAs and performed at the Grammy Awards . She also was nominated for another Grammy and collaborated with 3OH!3 on their song “Starstrukk.”
What She’s Up to in 2010: She just got engaged to Brand and is currently in the studio working on her new album. She’s already hooked up with Max Martin, Dr. Luke and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo for the album, which she promises will be different from One of the Boys. On January 27, Perry will appear as a guest judge on “American Idol,” and on January 31, we’ll see if she can collect on that Grammy.
Choice Quote: “I’m doing my record as ‘Lovefool’ by the Cardigans and Ace of Base,” Perry said of her upcoming album. “I want to make songs that people want to hold hands and roller skate to.”
Hails From: Los Angeles
In 2009: She ruled the box office with “New Moon” and dominated gossip blogs, thanks to all the rumors about her relationship with co-star Robert Pattinson. She had everyone talking about her look and her personal life and she insisted that fans, and the media, should focus more on her work than her persona.
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Why She’ll Be Huge in 2010: As if releasing “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in June isn’t enough to have everyone excited, she’s in two more buzzed-about flicks: She’ll reteam with Dakota Fanning for the rock biopic “The Runaways,” and she’s going to get edgier playing a stripper in “Welcome to the Rileys.”
Choice Quote: “I’m, like, vibrating,” Stewart said about her turn as the legendary Joan Jett in “The Runaways.” “I’m just so excited about that movie.”
Hails From: Nashville
In 2009: She released the EP Time of Our Lives and took over the airwaves with her hit “Party in the U.S.A.” She also quit Twitter , was a hit at the box office with “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” went on a successful tour and had everyone talking about her relationship with ex Nick Jonas and her controversial performance at the Teen Choice Awards .
What She’s Up to in 2010: She announced she’ll be ending “Hannah Montana” after season four, but with a year left in the series, fans shouldn’t expect her to go anywhere on the small screen. She’s set to release her more mature flick, “The Last Song,” in which she plays rebellious teen Veronica Miller, in April. She’ll also make a cameo in the sequel to the “Sex and the City” movie this spring. Plus, she’s hard at work on some new music, which she says will be very different from her signature pop sound.
Choice Quote: “I changed a lot when I was in Tybee Island [Georgia, filming ‘Last Song’]. I feel like art really does imitate life,” she said. “So just showing this movie, I feel like I’m really showing a part of my growth as a person as well. So I’m really excited for people to see it, just because of what it means to me, personally.”
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It’s Pop Week here at MTV News, and that means we’re introducing you to or catching up with everyone who’s going to make a splash in pop music and culture over the next 12 months. Whether they’re just arriving on the scene or are already well established, these are the people we expect big things from in 2010. Stay tuned all week for more!