Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith, the rising ten year old star, is one of the newcomers nominated for the MTV Brand New 2011 award. Justin Bieber’s win last year foreshadowed his major success during 2010, and the battle for a similar fate for Willow will be tough. Among the other nominees are Far East Movement, The Vaccines, Jessie J, Ruff Diamondz and Clare Maguire among others.
Willow is famous for her acting skills in movies like I am Legend, and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, as well as for her hit single “Whip My Hair,” which made it to the top twenty on the billboard chart this year. She is also a young ambassador for ‘Project Zambi’, which supports AIDS orphans in Africa.