Singer/actress Bea Miller (born Beatrice Annika Miller) makes passionate, emo-inflected music and is best known for competing on the second season of The X Factor.
A native of Maplewood, New Jersey, Miller began performing at a young age and by her teens had garnered voice acting credits in such films as Ice Age 3 and Toy Story 3. In 2012, Miller auditioned for and won a spot on the second season of the Fox singing competition with her performance of the Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away." During the show's boot-camp phase, Miller was assigned pop star and judge Britney Spears
as her mentor. Although she performed well on the show and drew a large fan following, she ultimately exited in ninth place. After leaving The X Factor, Miller signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records
and began work on an album. Her debut EP, the five-song Young Blood, appeared in 2014. In 2015, Miller returned with her full-length debut album, Not an Apology, which featured production from the Suspex, Mike Del Rio, Matt Squire, and others. Included on Not an Apology were the singles "Young Blood" and "Fire N Gold." Spring of 2016 brought a new single called "Yes Girl," which featured heavily in her live sets that summer. The following winter, Miller issued the first of an intended trilogy of EPs beginning with Chapter One: Blue in February 2017. Chapters Two and Three, both named after colors, are slated for release later in the year. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi