Atlantic-born pop sensation Lexi Noel has just released her new single Boys. At 19, the young artist has made waves on the pop front earning her thousands of hits on YouTube alone.

The rising star is a huge anti-bullying advocate and travels to schools around the world talking school kids about the dangers of bulling. As a victim, Lexi understands all too well the impact of bullying and aspires to give others hope. recently caught up with the inspirational Lexi Noel to discuss her desire to perform with Katy Perry and the incredible work she does as an anti-bullying activist.

Music News - When did you realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?

When I was little I loved to put on shows with my friends. I would make them dress up as my background dancers and then we would have their parents buy tickets to the show! I knew it from a young age it was what I wanted to do.

Music News - Which artists have influenced you?

Katy Perry, Little Mix, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez and Beyoncé.

Music News - You just released your new single Boys. What can you tell me about that?

It's sequel to two of my other previous singles. One day my friends and me were all just talking about boys and how confused we are about them and how we always fall back for them. That inspired me to write this song.

Music News - Considering that the music industry can be fickle. What advice would you give young musicians?

My advice is to put yourself out there regardless of what other people may think or tell you. People will always hate on you and be jealous because they want to be doing what your doing. But no matter what stay strong with your dream.

Music News - I understand that you are a huge anti-bullying advocate and travel to schools around the world talking about bullying. Can you tell me more about this?

What made you decide to pursue this? This is a tour that I created. I go to schools and give a speech about bullying, social media and achieving your goals and a performance. I was bullied so bad that I had to change schools so I want other kids to know that you can get through it and still live your dream.

Music News - If you could perform with anyone, either living or passed, who would it be?

Katy Perry. She is my all time idol!

Music News - What embarrassing songs might I find on your IPod?

All of the High School Musical Songs, The Electric Boogie and Cheetah Girls soundtrack

Music News - Anything you would like to share, from upcoming shows to albums?

That I recently just got signed to a record label and my VEVO video BOYS is in the process of being release. Expect a lot of new music and tours this year!