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Disney’s new TV movie musical Teen Beach Movie has been a huge success in America. In fact, its ratings were even higher than High School Musical, and the soundtrack reached no.3 in the Billboard album chart. The star of the movie is Ross Lynch, a 17-year-old singer/actor who is most famous for appearing in the TV series Austin & Ally. He has also released several singles under his own name and is part of the Hollywood Records-signed band R5 with his siblings. His singles so far have all been typical Disney pop, devoid of character or originality, but Teen Beach Movie has proven Ross could be the next big teen pop heartthrob.