Bea Miller (born: Beatrice Annika Miller; February 7, 1999) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Miller came in ninth place on season two of The X Factor (US). 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.


2012: The X Factor (US)

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 data-sort-value="" style="background: #ececec; color: #2C2C2C; vertical-align: middle; font-size: smaller; text-align: center; " class="table-na" | 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 and 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)[1]
Week 4 Giving Thanks "Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 7 Bottom three (8th)[2]
Week 4 Survival Singing for Survival "White Flag" Dido 2 Eliminated[2]

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.[3] Shortly after the ending of the second season of The X Factor, Miller changed her name to simply Bea Miller.[4] Her album was released in 2015 with the lead singles being "Young Blood" and "Fire n Gold". The cover art is a picture of Miller, sitting down holding a sharpie, stylized with sharpie marks around her.[5] 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.[6] She released a clip of a new song called "Enemy Fire".[7]

"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,[8][9] 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 and a promotional song for it called "Open Your Eyes". Miller opened up for Demi Lovato on select cities for her Demi World Tour.[10]

In 2015, Miller was named Radio Disney's newest 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".[11]

Miller released her debut album, Not an Apology, on July 24, 2015, on Hollywood Records. The album peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200. On April 24, 2015, it was announced that Miller would accompany Debby Ryan and Natalie La Rose as opening acts for the summer leg of Fifth Harmony's The Reflection Tour, which began on July 15 in Louisville, Kentucky.[12] 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: Chapter One: Blue, Chapter Two: Red, Chapter Three: Yellow

On April 20, 2016, it was announced that Miller would join Selena Gomez on her Revival Tour as an opening act along with DNCE.[13] The tour ran from May throughout the summer. Miller also announced that she would be hosting meet and greets titled "Tea With Bea".[14]

Miller teased her upcoming second studio album on Twitter in 2016. Miller released a non-album single "Yes Girl" on May 20, 2016.[15] Miller performed "Yes Girl" and another song titled "Song Like You" numerous times on the Revival Tour. Her song "This Little Light of Mine" was featured in a 2016 advertising campaign for 3 Musketeers.[16] On February 24, 2017, she released an EP, "Chapter One: Blue" which features "Song Like You," "Burning Bridges," and "I Can't Breathe." Her upcoming EPs, "Chapter Two: Red" and "Chapter Three: Yellow," will also contain three singles each. "Chapter Two: Red" is expected to drop in May 2017, while "Chapter Three: Yellow" is expected to drop in August 2017. Finally, the entire project will come together in November when all 9 previously released tracks and 3 new ones will drop. [17]

Personal life

In 2015, Miller began dating American singer Jacob Whitesides.[18] The couple broke up in May of 2016, after one year of dating.[19] She is the daughter of two moms and has two adopted little sisters.[20][21][22]



List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Not an Apology 7

Extended plays

List of EPs, with selected details, chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Young Blood
  • Released: April 22, 2014
  • Label: Syco, Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download
Chapter One: Blue
  • Released: February 24, 2017
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US[23] US
"Young Blood" 2014 Template:Efn 40 4 Not an Apology
"Fire n Gold"[24] 2015 78 42
"Yes Girl" 2016 Template:N/A
"Song Like You[25] 2017 Chapter One: Blue
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Open Your Eyes"[26] 2014 Non-album single

Music videos

Title Year Director
"Young Blood" 2014 Mark Pellington[27]
"Fire n Gold" 2015 Black Coffee[28]
"Yes Girl" 2016 Aya Tanimura[29]
"Song Like You" 2017



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Saturday Night Live Kid on "The Dakota Fanning Show" Appearance
2008 Teddy Grams Grace Short
2009 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 Sara Short film
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" Template:Won [11]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Next Big Thing Herself Template:Won [30]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Breakout Artist Template:Nom


Opening act

Official Account




  1. Sophie Schillaci and Michele Amabile Angermiller, "'X Factor' Finalist Beatrice Miller 'Hated' Britney Spears' Song Choice," The Hollywood Reporter, November 15, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "‘The X Factor’ Results: Arin Ray And Beatrice Miller Sent Home In Double Elimination," Huffington Post, November 23, 2012.
  3. "'X Factor' Alum Beatrice Miller Inks Record Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  4. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Bea Miller "Bea Miller profile". Hollywood Records. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  5. "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  6. Username *. "Bea Miller Kicks Off a Month of Surprises with "Rich Kids" Teaser". Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  7. "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2014-04-30. Template:Dead link
  8. "Twitter/BeaMiller: my EP comes out on iTunes April 22nd". 2014-04-12. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  9. "Bea Miller - Tijdlijnfoto's". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-04-30. 
  10. Mike Wass (2014-09-17). "Disney Divas Unite! Bea Miller Is Joining Demi Lovato On Tour". Idolator. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Radio Disney Music Awards 2015 - Winners | Disney Music". Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  12. "Fifth Harmony Announce Summer 'Reflection' Tour: Get All The Details!". MTV. 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  13. Jessie Katz (2016-04-20). "Bea Miller Nabs Opening Slot on Selena Gomez Revival Tour". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  14. "bea on Twitter: "THE BEST PART OF TOURING IS SEEING UR CUTE FACES THEY MAKE ME SO HAPPY COME DRINK TEA W ME BEFORE SHOWS #teawithbea"". Twitter. 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  15. "bea on Twitter: "YES GIRL IS BEING RELEASED ONE WEEK FROM TODAY ON MAY 20th I'M ECSTATIC FOR YOU TO OFFICIALLY HEAR IT #YESGIRL "". Twitter. 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 
  16. "‘X Factor’ Star Bea Miller & 3 Musketeers Gets Kids Talking Again," Radar Online, December 14, 2016.
  17. "Bea Miller Shines on Newly Released 'Song Like You,' Breaks Down 'Chapter One: Blue' Collection". Billboard. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  18. Christina Garibaldi (2015-10-23). "Jacob Whitesides Has Girlfriend Bea Miller To Thank For Inspiring His New EP". Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  19. Alexandra Daluisio (2016-05-27). "Why the World is Convinced One of These Adorable Celebrity Couples Broke Up". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
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  21. Wass, Mike (14 July 2015). "Bea Miller Talks Debut LP ‘Not An Apology,’ Gay Marriage & Her First Love Song: Idolator Interview - Idolator". Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
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  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 "Bea Miller". Billboard. 
  24. Cantor, Brian (January 9, 2015). "Bea Miller's New Single "Fire N Gold" Arrives At Radio In February". Headline Planet. 
  25. Raisa Bruner (February 24, 2017). "Listen to X Factor Alum Bea Miller's Fresh, Soulful Single 'Song Like You'". Time. 
  26. "Open Your Eyes (Deep Blue Songspell) - Single by Bea Miller on Apple Music". United States: iTunes Store. June 3, 2014. 
  27. "Bea Miller - "Young Blood"". Vevo. June 16, 2015. 
  28. "Bea Miller - "Fire N Gold"". Vevo. June 16, 2015. 
  29. "Bea Miller - "yes girl" (Official Video)". Vevo. August 25, 2016. 
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  31. "Bea Miller Details Surreal Friendship With Demi Lovato," Fuse TV, January 5, 2015.
  32. Brie Hiramine, "Debby Ryan Is Going on Tour With Fifth Harmony," J-14, April 24, 2015.
  33. Mike Wass, "Bea Miller Is The Opener For Selena Gomez’s ‘Revival Tour’," Idolator, April 20, 2016.