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Pop stars the Internet made famous

The Internet has had a massive impact on the music industry, from the way users listen to music to how much artists get paid. One of the key disrupters has been YouTube, which turns 10 years old this week.

It has not just changed the way we listen to music -- but also how artists are discovered. Gone are the days of being scouted in a karaoke joint; now, young hopefuls dreaming of sold-out arenas take to the Web to showcase their talent.

CNBC takes a look at some of the biggest pop stars made by the Internet.

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