Some of the big names of 2009 were up-and-coming talent few people had heard of this time last year. The Red Pages predicted Lady Gaga and Robert Pattinson (alongside 98 others) would make it big in their annual Hot 100 list (2008).You’ve probably never heard of most of them, but the ones that made it are now household names.
The latest list is worth a read if you’re looking for talent to front a campaign, collaborate with or if you just want to know who we’ll seeing, hearing, watching, talking, blogging and tweeting about in 2010: http://www.theredpages.co.uk/hot100.aspx
The Independent’s ‘Pandora’s People to Watch in 2010‘ focuses more on the ‘comeback kings and queens’.
The agents and publicists will be doing everything they can to make 2010 their client’s big year.
Another great post from 10 Yetis – Winners and Losers of 2009 picks out the stars who have generated buzz (in a positive way) and got the public’s support, as well as those who wish 2009 never happened (such as golf’s golden boy, Tiger Woods).
On a final note, things could go either way for this year’s Celebrity Big Brother contestants – will we forget the has-beens desperate for a ‘comeback’ after the winner is announced, or will it give us the most talked about TV moment of 2010 and resurrect someone’s career? Will anyone be watching?
Just think of what a few days together in the Big Brother house did to the reputations of Jade Goody, Shilpa Shetty, Jermaine Jackson and Danielle Lloyd.
As well as ‘the next big things’ predicted by the lists above, there’ll also be the ones that come from nowhere. The ones that no-one has heard of and there’s no way of predicting. Think Susan Boyle. Can’t wait!
Happy New Year!