A sister-cousin band from Essex, England, Sophia Grace & Rosie consists of Sophia Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie McClelland.
After publishing a YouTube cover version of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” that went viral, they became a regular on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. More than 54 million people have seen the video since it was first put on YouTube on September 19, 2011.
Sophia Grace said:
Little Things is by far my favourite song I’ve ever recorded, and it’s very true to my heart. We live in a world today where we can feel under pressure to live up to what we see on Instagram and TikTok. Little Things is a song about appreciating the little things in life that we take for granted. And what I’ve found out in my life is that the little things mean so much more to me than fame and fortune.
Sophia Grace made her solo debut in 2013 with the tune “Girls Just Gotta Have Fun,” which went on to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. In 2014, she released the single “Best Friends”
Her official YouTube account features the music videos for each of her singles. More than 235 million people have seen “Girls Just Gotta Have Fun” as of July 2021. Her third song, “Girl in the Mirror” featuring French rapper Silentó, was published on iTunes on June 9th, 2016 after securing a recording contract with Capitol Records France.
The song will be accompanied by a video, which features another meaningful moment for Sophia Grace. She explains:
We shot the music video for little things in London, with director Akash Bagga who has worked with successful grime acts in London. My favourite part of the video was the scene with Big Ben in the background, as this exact spot was used by Nicki Minaj in her music video for ‘No Frauds’, so I hope she sees this video.
Rosie has a YouTube account where she posts videos of her daily life and performs covers of songs like “Touch” by Little Mix. “Handstand” was released by Rosie on May 25, 2018.
It’s common to hear people refer to Sophia Grace Brownlee as an “internet sensation.”
As a result, Sophia Grace went on to become a red carpet reporter for Ellen, a New York Times best-selling author of the children’s book “Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie,” and the star of her own film, “Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure,” which became a rating success on Nickelodeon.
Speaking about her final appearance on Ellen, Sophia Grace said:
Being invited back on the Ellen Degeneres Show for the last season was very emotional and exciting at the same time. Ellen is the kindest human being on this planet, and has changed so many peoples lives over her 19 years on the show. Ellen has been like an Aunty to me and my cousin Rosie, and we are going to miss her so much and all of the producers at the show. When Ellen introduced us for the last time, I was so excited and it felt like I was going back in time to when I was on the show as a child. Ellen showed clips of all our appearances on the show and it was really funny to watch me as a child on the show.