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15 People Who Only Became Famous In 2018

We've gained some legends this year.

1. Stormi Webster

2. Mason Ramsay

Also known as the Yodeling Walmart kid, Mason Ramsay has had quite a year. Going from the aisles of Walmart to performing on Ellen and at Coachella, he also released an EP.

3. The Queer Eye Guys


Can you believe that Queer Eye only launched on Netflix THIS YEAR?? Since then we've had two seasons and a special of the Fab Five.

4. Mary Halsey aka Missy Elliot's funky white sister

I just found out I have a FUNKY WHITE SISTER😳😩😂🤣 forreal doe😂🤣& she brought her home girl with her from da hood that keep tip toeing in the background with a plate of food🤣 yo I’m done!😂 but she straight killed “Work It” sound effects & all🙌🏾 I love it🔥🙌🏾

A video of Mary singing along to Missy Elliot's "Work It" went viral earlier this year. Missy posted the video on her Instagram, and Mary was invited on Ellen where she performed with Missy herself.

5. Emma González

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After surviving a school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in February, Emma became an outspoken advocate for gun control. She organised March For Our Lives – one of the largest protests in American history – where she gave a powerful speech that had a lasting impact.

6. Noah Centineo


Sure, you might have heard of Noah before this year but he really rose to prominence in August after starring in Netflix's To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

7. Lana Condor


Another star of To All The Boys, Lana is a queen who makes that movie as good as it is. The internet basically fell in love with the Vietnamese-American actor as soon as the movie dropped.

8. Vanessa Vanjie Mateo aka Miss Vanjie

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Miss Vanjie was a contestant on this year's Ru Paul's Drag Race, and became an important moment of 2018 pop culture when she left the competition walking backwards and saying her own name repeatedly.

9. Lil Xan

Lil Xan started his music career on Soundcloud and YouTube, but became more well-known this year when he started dating Noah Cyrus, and took an iconic photo at the VMAs.

10. Mak

me drinking iced coffee on an empty stomach knowing it’s going to make me feel like shit

ASMR videos took off in a BIG way this year, but no channel is more iconic than Life With Mak. She became a meme and suddenly everyone knew who she was.

11. Awkwafina

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While she was definitely around before 2018, this was definitely a defining year for Awkwafina. She starred in Oceans 8 and Crazy Rich Asians as well as finding time to also drop an album.

12. Adam Rippon

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While some Americans may have been aware of Adam before this year's Winter Olympics, that was when the majority of people definitely sat up and started paying attention. He was the US winter Olympics team first out gay man...and he is very easy on the eyes. Plus his Twitter is straight fire.

13. Dancing Hermione

We may not know her name but I'd bet that most of us have seen the videos of the girl, cosplaying as Hermione Granger, getting down.

14. Ella Mai

15. Doja Cat

Doja Cat has been releasing music for a while now, but her song and video for "Bitch I'm A Cow" really took off this year and became a mega meme.

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