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.


2012: The X Factor (U.S.)

Miller performed the following songs on The X Factor:

EpisodeThemeSongOriginal artistOrderResult
AuditionFree choice"Cowboy Take Me Away"Dixie ChicksN/AAdvanced
Bootcamp 1Solo performanceNot viewedAdvanced
Bootcamp 2Group performanceNot viewedAdvanced
Bootcamp 3Duet performance"Pumped Up Kicks" (with Carly Rose Sonenclar)Foster the PeopleAdvanced
Judges' housesFree choice"Titanium"David Guetta/SiaAdvanced
Week 1Made in America"I Won't Give Up"Jason Mraz11Advanced
Week 2Songs from movies"Iris"Goo Goo Dolls5Safe (10th)
Week 3Divas"Time After Time"Cyndi Lauper4Safe (8th)
Week 4Giving Thanks"Chasing Cars"Snow Patrol7Bottom three (8th)
Week 4 SurvivalSinging for Survival"White Flag"Dido2Eliminated

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.[2] Shortly after the ending of the second season of The X Factor, Miller changed her name to simply Bea Miller.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] She released a clip of a new song called "Enemy Fire".[6]

"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,[7][8] 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.[9]

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".[10]

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.[2] 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.[2] The tour will run from May throughout the summer. Miller also announced that she will be having meet & greets titled, "Tea With Bea".[2]

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.[2] 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. [2]

Bea was raised by two mothers, but she recently revealed her relationship with one of her mothers, Hilery, was damaged when she began using Bea's earnings for herself. [2]



List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Not an Apology7

Extended plays

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Young Blood
  • Released: April 22, 2014
  • Label: Syco, Hollywood
  • Format: Digital download


TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Open Your Eyes"2014---N/A
"Young Blood"105404Not An Apology
"Fire N Gold"[2]20157842-
"Yes Girl"2016---TBA

Music videos

"Young Blood"2014Mark Pellington[2]
"Fire N Gold"2015Black Coffee[2]


2008Saturday Night LiveKid on "The Dakota Fanning Show"
2008Teddy GramsGraceShort
2009The Wonder PetsCuby / Baby Munchkin2 Episodes
2009Confessions of a ShopaholicShoestore girl
2009Tell-TaleAngela Bernard
2009Ice Age: Dawn of the DinosaursAdditional Voice
2008Yes, VirginiaVirginia O'HanlonLead role
2009Yuppie FederationWaitress
2010Hens and ChicksHanna
2010Toy Story 3MollyVoice role
2011Too Big to FailBuffett's Great Grandkid
2012LiftedBuffett's Great Grandkid
2012UnforgettableKatrina Sadler
2012The X FactorHerself
2013Officer DownLanie Callahan
2013Mary and MarthaFuneral Singer

Awards and nominations

2015Radio Disney Music AwardsBest Song to Rock Out to With your BFFs"Young Blood"Won[10]
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Next Big ThingHerselfWon[21]
2016Teen Choice AwardsChoice Music: Breakout ArtistPending


Opening act