Who: Kaci Battaglia
Video: 'Crazy Possessive'
Hails From: Clearwater, Fla.
For Fans Of: Christina Aguilera, Jessie James

Why She's About to Pop: By the time Kaci Battaglia was 13, she had a record deal with Curb Records, several Top 10 singles, and had toured around the world with the Backstreet Boys, Jessica Simpson, Bow Wow and more. The singer, hailing from Florida, was well on her way to whirlwind success, but chose to take a break to be a normal teenager for a while and decide if a career in music was what she really wanted. "It's important to live your life free of regrets and go after your dreams; sometimes happiness doesn't lie on the stereotypical path," Battaglia tells PopEater. "Sometimes you need to take risks to find happiness and balance, and not be afraid to do that."

After focusing on school and hobbies like kickboxing for a period of time, the 22-year-old singer is now back in the game with an edgy new single, 'Crazy Possessive,' a passion for songwriting and plenty of insight about the business. "Even though the music industry has changed in the past 10 years, the basic format is the same," Battaglia says. "Being familiar with that helps me handle obstacles, and I am better prepared to deal with almost any situation."