Über Kate Voegele
The bold delivery of Kate Voegele owes a lot to the crop of electric guitar-driven pop starlets that topped the charts in the early aught years -- including Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch -- even though Voegele's accomplishments as a songwriter endow her with more cred than most other teen queens. She recorded a pair of EPs before her popularity skyrocketed through social-networking sites and a handful of television spots. She made a multipronged pop-culture assault in 2007 when she inked a deal with MySpace Records for her debut LP release, Don't Look Away, and signed on for a recurring spot on the popular CW network show One Tree Hill. On the show, she first appeared in a rock band fronted by Britney Spears' ex, Kevin Federline.