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Beatrice Annika "Bea" Miller (born February 7, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Miller came in ninth place on season two of The X Factor (U.S. version). She is signed to Hollywood Records and Syco Music. Her debut EP was released in 2014 and her debut album Not an Apology was released on July 24, 2015.

Career

2012: The X Factor (U.S.)

Miller performed the following songs on The X Factor:

Episode Theme Song Original artist Order Result
Audition Free choice "Cowboy Take Me Away" Dixie Chicks N/A Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance Not viewed Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance Not viewed Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Duet performance "Pumped Up Kicks" (with Carly Rose Sonenclar) Foster the People Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Titanium" David Guetta/Sia Advanced
Week 1 Made in America "I Won't Give Up" Jason Mraz 11 Advanced
Week 2 Songs from movies "Iris" Goo Goo Dolls 5 Safe (10th)
Week 3 Divas "Time After Time" Cyndi Lauper 4 Safe (8th)
Week 4 Giving Thanks "Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 7 Bottom three (8th)
Week 4 Survival Singing for Survival "White Flag" Dido 2 Eliminated

2013–2015: Record deal and Not An Apology

On April 11, 2013, it was officially announced that she was signed to Syco Music and Hollywood Records, making the first collaborative arrangement between these two labels.[1] Shortly after the ending of the second season of The X Factor, Miller changed her name to simply Bea Miller.[2] Her album was released in 2015 with the lead singles being Young Blood and Fire & Gold. The cover art is a picture of Miller, sitting down holding a sharpie, stylized with sharpie marks around her.[3] She uploaded her new song "Rich Kids" to YouTube,in 2014 and it will be included in Not An Apology. Her single, Young Blood, received over 150,000 views in less than a week.[4] She released a clip of a new song called "Enemy Fire".[5]

"Enemy Fire" premiered on her own Vevo channel in April 2014. She worked with busbee, Jarrad Rogers, Mike Del Rio, and other noteworthy producers for her album. Her debut EP Young Blood was released on April 22, 2014,[6][7] with the lead single "Young Blood". Her EP peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes pop albums chart. Her EP had a debut peak on Billboard 200 at No. 64. She contributed her voice towards the audio book for Jennifer Donnelly's new book, Deep Blue: Songspell. She also contributed her voice to the book's song, "Open Your Eyes" sung by Bea herself. Miller opened up for Demi Lovato on select cities for her Demi World Tour.[8]

In 2015, Bea was named Radio Disney's newest N.B.T. (Next Big Thing) artist. She appeared on Disney Channel many times with it and promoted her album with it as well. Her debut single "Young Blood" won the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards for "Best Song to Rock Out to With Your BFF".[9]

Bea released her debut album, Not An Apology on July 24, 2015 and became the first Hollywood Records artist in years along with R5 to have a top 10 debut. The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200. On April 24, 2015, it was announced that Miller will accompany Debby Ryan and Natalie La Rose as opening act's for the summer leg of Fifth Harmony's Reflection Tour, which began on July 15 in Louisville, KY.[10] In July 2015, Miller was chosen by public vote to be the next VEVO Lift artist. Bea finished the tour in late August.

2016-present: Second studio album

Bea has teased her upcoming second studio album on Twitter in 2016. The album is due for later this year in fall 2016.

On April 20, 2016, it was announced that Bea would join popstar, Selena Gomez, on her Revival Tour as an opening act along with DNCE.[11] The tour will run from May throughout the summer. Miller also announced that she will be having meet & greets titled, "Tea With Bea".[12]

The first single from Bea's second album is titled "Yes Girl". On May 13, 2016, Bea announced via Twitter that the single would be released on May 20, 2016.[13] Miller has performed this song numerous times on the Revival Tour, along with her other song called "A Song Like You".

Personal life

Miller has been dating American singer-songwriter Jacob Whitesides since 2015. They broke up in June 2016. [14]

Discography

Albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
Not an Apology
  • Release: July 24, 2015
  • Label: Syco, Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
Young Blood
  • Released: April 22, 2014
  • Label: Syco, Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download
64

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
Pop
US
Dance
"Open Your Eyes" 2014 - - - N/A
"Young Blood" 105 40 4 Not An Apology
"Fire N Gold"[16] 2015 78 42 -
"Yes Girl" 2016 - - - TBA

Music videos

Title Year Director
"Young Blood" 2014 Mark Pellington

[17]

"Fire N Gold" 2015 Black Coffee[18]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Saturday Night Live Kid on "The Dakota Fanning Show"
2008 Teddy Grams Grace Short
2009 The Wonder Pets Cuby / Baby Munchkin 2 Episodes
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Shoestore girl
2009 Tell-Tale Angela Bernard
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Additional Voice
2008 Yes, Virginia Virginia O'Hanlon Lead role
2009 Yuppie Federation Waitress
2010 Hens and Chicks Hanna
2010 Toy Story 3 Molly Voice role
2011 Too Big to Fail Buffett's Great Grandkid
2012 Lifted Buffett's Great Grandkid
2012 Unforgettable Katrina Sadler
2012 The X Factor Herself
2013 Officer Down Lanie Callahan
2013 Mary and Martha Funeral Singer

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Song to Rock Out to With your BFFs "Young Blood" Won [9]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Next Big Thing Herself Won [19]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Breakout Artist Pending

Tours

Opening act

Official accounts

References

1. "'X Factor' Alum Beatrice Miller Inks Record Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

2. ^Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Bea Miller BeaMiller.com. "Bea Miller profile". Hollywood Records. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

3. ^"Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

4. ^Username *. "Bea Miller Kicks Off a Month of Surprises with "Rich Kids" Teaser". Fanlala.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

5. ^"Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

6. ^"Twitter/BeaMiller: my EP comes out on iTunes April 22nd". Twitter.com. 2014-04-12. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

7. ^"Bea Miller - Tijdlijnfoto's". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-04-30.

8. ^"Idolator". Retrieved 2015-06-16.

9. ^"Radio Disney". Retrieved May 13, 2015.

10. ^http://www.mtv.com/news/2143496/fifth-harmony-summer-reflection-tour-announcement

11. ^http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7333916/bea-miller-opening-selena-gomez-revival-tour?utm_source=twitter

12. ^https://twitter.com/BeaMiller/status/722848248164057088

13. ^https://twitter.com/beamiller/status/731261578176122880

14. ^Christina Garibaldi (2015-10-23). "Jacob Whitesides Has Girlfriend Bea Miller To Thank For Inspiring His New EP". mtv.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05.

15. ^"Bea Miller". Billboard.

16. ^Cantor, Brian (January 9, 2015). "Bea Miller's New Single "Fire N Gold" Arrives At Radio In February". Headline Planet.

17. ^"Bea Miller's "Young Blood Video"". Vevo. June 16, 2015.

18. ^"Bea Miller's "Fire N Gold Video"". Vevo. June 16, 2015.

19. ^"Winners of teen choice 2015 announced". FOX Networks. 2015-08-16. Retrieved 2015-09-02.


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