Pop's New Power Girls

Look out, Britney! There's a new wave of women rocking the mic – and taking a cue from their elders. Check out Ke$ha, Hayley Williams, Orianthi and more

  • ORIANTHI & AVRIL LAVIGNE photo | Avril Lavigne, Orianthi

Credit: PictureGroup; Theo Wargo/WireImage

Updated: Thursday Jun 03, 2010 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Cara Lynn Shultz


Like Lavigne – who got her start singing with Shania Twain at a county fair – Orianthi first made a name for herself alongside a superstar: Michael Jackson. Now, the late king of pop's guitarist is picking up where Lavigne left off, offering her own brand of empowered lyrics, bolstered by self-shredded guitar licks.

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