2011 Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Talent



Miami-born singer, songwriter, dancer, andactor Jason Derulo ruled the airwaves last year with his three smash hit singles, the3x-platinum "Whatcha Say" (which spent four consecutive weeks atop the Popchart), the 2x-platinum "In My Head," and the 2x-platinum "Ridin’ Solo" off his self-titled debut album, Jason Derulo. He is the first male solo artist to score consecutive No. 1’s on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart in the chart’s 17-year-history with his first two entries. Derulo has sold more than 13 million singles and 850,000 albums worldwide. Derulo’s second album for Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. Records, entitled Future History, will be released onSeptember 27th, 2011.



Cody Simpson began posting YouTube videos of himself at age 12 performing covers of songs by artists who inspired him, including Justin Timberlake, Jason Mraz, and The Jacksons. Cody’s YouTube Channel, active since August 2008, now boasts nearly 70 million views and more than 250,000 subscribers. In April 2010, Cody signed with Atlantic Records, which released his debut EP, "4U" highlighted by the rhythmic pop singles "All Day" and "iYiYi" featuring Flo Rida. This past May Cody released his latest single, "On My Mind" which skyrocketed to #1 on Radio Disney. Cody was a featured performer at the 2010 Australian Kids’ Choice Awards and just recently wrapped up a nationwide co-headlining tour alongside Greyson Chance. Cody’s full length Atlantic Records debut will arrive everywhere this September.



Cooper recently completed production on the thriller, The Words, and later this month will begin production on the independent drama The Place Beyond The Pines. Later this year, Cooper will begin production on Paradise Lost for Legendary Pictures. Cooper will play Lucifer in the adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th-century poem "Paradise Lost." Cooper was recently seen reprising his role as Phil in Warner Brothers’ The Hangover Part II, director Todd Phillips’ follow-up to 2009’s smash hit The Hangover. Earlier this year Cooper starred in Relativity’s hit drama Limitless, opposite Robert De Niro and directed by Neil Burger.



Carmelo Anthony has not only been one of the top scorers in the league, he has also diversified himself as a player, a family man, a businessman and a philanthropist. Prior to being drafted third overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets, Melo led the Syracuse Orangemen to their first ever National Championship. Once in the league, Anthony led the Nuggets to two divisional titles and to the playoffs every season since his rookie year. He also served as co-captain for the USA National team that took home the Gold Medal during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the ultimate token of redemption, success and global recognition for the NBA All-Star and two-time Olympian. This past season, Melo led the New York Knicks to their first playoff appearance since 2004, while bringing much needed life and energy back into the Garden.



After releasing "The First Flight" in December 2009, Diggy Simmons created his first mixtape with zero assistance from his family members, who many consider to be hip-hop royalty, but rather solely through networking via the internet and his personal blog. The first single from the project was "Point to Prove," a song which sees the young rapper expressing his struggle to prove to the world that he is his own person, and strives to establish himself as more than just the rapping son of Rev. Run or nephew of Russell Simmons. He followed his much-talked about BET Hip Hop Awards Cipher, alongside his father and brother, JoJo Simmons, with the release of his third mixtape in 2 years, "Past, Present (s) Future." Diggy received the ultimate co-sign in April 2011, when XXL Magazine featured him in their "Freshman Class" issue, an issue dedicated solely to the stand out artists who the publication believes have made a strong impact, and have the potential to take this buzz into a concrete placement in the hip-hop world.



The 16-year-old pop and R’n’B singer, nicknamed JJ, started her career in the spotlight as a child model. A family friend who had connections to recording studios in Los Angeles encouraged her to try to write her own songs and start singing. Soon she met music producer/writer Toby Gad who saw her talent and helped her write an entire album. Then she was signed to Kite Records/Mercury Records and so began her exciting singing career. This year, not only has she been touring all over the U.S. and Canada with her friend Justin Bieber on his "My World 2.0" tour, she’s had some hit singles of her own. From the catchy dance tune "Armageddon" to "Almost Love" and "Up and Running", 16-year-old "JJ" is a star on the rise.


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At just 13 years old, Greyson Chance has accomplished more than many musicians can hope for in their careers; two successful North American tours, performing at the White House, national television appearances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Good Morning America," and now the release of his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night.



Mindless Behavior is a dynamic group of young men armed with limitless talent, drive, energy and a fearless passion for music and performing. Barely into their teens, has the quartet’s energetic fusion of pop, hip hop, and R&B quite simply had the potential to transform the entire musical landscape as we know it. Comprised of four spirited 13 year old boys – Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton – Mindless Behavior employs an insane sleek and futuristic fashion style, epic dance moves, and global-ready pop songs.



La La can be seen this August starring in VH1’s highly anticipated show, "La La’s Full Court Life". The show will follow her as she makes the move back to NYC after her husband, Carmelo Anthony, is traded to the New York Knicks. La most recently starred in and executive produced one of VH1’s highest rated shows, entitled "La La’s Full Court Wedding".



As an established Television Host and Personality, Quddus’ love for Music and the Arts has swept Generation Next as he has skillfully positioned himself as one of the Hottest Talents in Entertainment. Since leaving MTV and Total Request Live, Quddus has expanded to his presence in television, film, and music. Quddus has hosted such shows as TVOne Access and Nickelodeon’s Dance on Sunset, been a correspondent for Access Hollywood and has appeared on CSI: Miami, CW’s Half & Half (2005), Girlfriends (2007) and in the indie film Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009). On the music front, Quddus made his impact felt as an A&R consultant for MySpace Records where he discovered and signed R&B sensation Mateo.

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The Fresh Beat Band is a live-action preschool musical sitcom on Nickelodeon set to original pop songs with preschool-friendly lyrics. Jon Beavers, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, Thomas Hobson and Tara Perry are the four members of the band.



Fourteen-year-old Jacob Latimore possesses vocal talent that spans far beyond his years, proving that age is nothing but a number when it comes to performing. Jacob’s first Jive Records single "Like ‘Em All" featuring Diggy Simmons and produced by Infinity, is an up-tempo track in which Jacob and Diggy let the girls know that they’re beautiful despite their flaws. After being discovered by talent agent Joy Pervis (Dakota Fanning & Lucas Till) in 2008, Jacob booked several commercials and voiceovers. Jacob’s first lead role came in early 2011 with feature film Vanishing on 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton. Jacob is currently working on his debut album scheduled for release in 2011.



Girls Nite Out, "GNO," is a new five-member, U.S.-based girl group set to put the POP back in the music scene. Cynthia, Katie, Darcie, Jessica and Alyna, under the guidance of their manager and pop music impresario Paul Gargan of Smash Pop, have developed a fresh new sound infused with a bit of pop, r&b, dance, rock and drum n' bass. Each girl has her own distinct style, music vibe and is multi-talented, coming together with something for everyone forming the ultimate girl group.



The members of New Hollow are Mick Clouse, 16 (lead vocals, guitar), Evan West, 16 (lead vocals, keyboard, bass) and Chad Blashford, 15 (drums, back-up vocals). This unsigned teen rock band made Billboard history in 2010 and 2011 when they charted on the HOT100 with their first two singles with no radio airplay and when their first three singles, "Sick," "Boyfriend," and the just released "Airplanes" all topped Billboard’s HOT 100 Physical CD Singles Sales Chart with no radio airplay.



Love Jones Girlz consists of three girls from the New York City area and one die hard "Jersey Girl," Claire Jones, Noni Storm Chinn, Taylor Nirvana Jones and Victoria Strata who possess the love of performing. "Love Jones" is a throwback to the term that means "a deep profound love for something." Love Jones Girlz are recording, rehearsing and preparing for their first promotional tour to promote their debut single and music video, "The Party Don’t Start Without Me," The single release date is July 5th and is available on iTunes and the music video release date is August 1st.



Action Item is one of the hottest pop bands with high profile Summer 2011 tours with Allstar Weekend, Honor Society & We the Kings. You may have seen them open for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez or on their two national tours supporting Hollywood Record's Allstar Weekend. See them on huge 2011 Summer tours with Allstar Weekend, in June with Honor Society & then July/August We the Kings/Hot Chelle Rae/Summer Set/Downtown Fiction.




Rafael Nadal is the defending US Open men's singles champion, having won the title in Flushing Meadows last year for the first time to complete the career Grand Slam. He has now won ten Grand Slam tournament titles, including winning his sixth career title at Roland Garros this year, and is the No. 2 player in the world.



Serena Williams is a 13-time Grand Slam singles champion, including winning the US Open crown in 1999, 2002 and 2008, and has also won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles with sister Venus. She has won 39 total singles titles in her decorated career as one of the game's all-time greats.



Novak Djokovic is the world's No. 1 player, a mark he reached for the first time in July 2011 after winning his first Wimbledon crown at the All England Club for his second Grand Slam tournament title of the year, having also won the 2011 Australian Open. For his career, he has won 26 singles titles and is also a two-time US Open finalist.



Venus Williams has won 43 singles titles in her great career, including seven Grand Slam singles crowns and 12 Grand Slam doubles titles with sister Serena. Venus has won five Wimbledons and two US Opens in 2000 and 2001. She also won the Olympic gold medal in singles in Sydney in 2000 and the doubles gold medal with Serena in both Sydney and Beijing in 2008.



Andy Roddick has won 30 career singles titles, including winning the 2003 US Open title. Currently the No. 12 player in the world, the Austin, Texas native has also been a stalwart on the U.S. Davis Cup Team, having won the second-most singles matches in team history with 33 victories.



Mardy Fish is the highest-ranked American man in the world at No. 8 and reached his career-high ranking of No. 7 this year. He reached the quarterfinals of Wimbledon this year and won one title this season at the Atlanta Tennis Championships to help him win the men's 2011 Olympus US Open Series title.



David is a wheelchair tennis player ranked No. 1 in Quad singles and No.1 in Quad doubles in the world, based on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings. He has been in the top three in the world since 2002. David competed in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (2004) and Beijing, China (2008) winning two golds, one silver, and one bronze medal in singles and doubles. He is the 2010 US Open singles and doubles champion.