Mia Rose

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Mia Rose
Mia Rose (Singer).jpg
Mia Rose in 2010
Background information
Birth nameMaria Antonia Teixeira Rosa
Born (1988-01-26) 26 January 1988 (age 31)
Wimbledon Village, London, England
GenresPop, Acoustic Rock, Folk Rock
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, student
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2006–present
Associated actsJames Morrison, Ryan Leslie, Clinton Cave, Ace of Base

Mia Rose (born Maria Antónia Teixeira Rosa; 26 January 1988) is an English-born singer-songwriter of Portuguese[1] descent, notable for her popularity on the video sharing website YouTube.


Mia Rose was born in Wimbledon, London. Rose opened her YouTube account on 29 December 2006 during her Christmas break from university. She posted daily videos singing various cover songs and within a month set a record number of subscriptions for a musician.[2][3] As of November 2010, she has more than 265,000 YouTube subscribers. In 2008, following her success on YouTube, she appeared at Google Zeitgeist[4] and was a speaker at the SIME Conference in Sweden.[5]

In May 2009, she wrote, recorded and marketed the song “Let Go”, selling it on iTunes in Portugal, where it became the best selling download, and got to number 2 on the Portuguese charts.[citation needed]

She and Jordanian musician Hanna Gargour performed the song "Waiting on the World to Change”. Queen Rania of Jordan noted this song was an example of how art can promote a reduction of the international cultural divide.[6]

Her second self-released single, the double A-side "What Would Christmas Be Like?" / "Fallin’ For You" was released on 2 December 2009. "What Would Christmas Be Like?" was written by Rose, while "Fallin' For You" is a Colbie Caillat song.

Currently, she is the No. 1 All-Time Most Subscribed Musician in the UK, and she also has the No. 2 UK All-Time Most Subscribed channel. Her own videos have been watched over 104 million times on YouTube.[7]

She was featured in Rolling Stone,[8] The Sun,[9] The Age,[10] and on a BBC Radio 5 Live interview.[11]

In January 2007, Ryan Leslie signed Rose to NextSelection/Universal.[12] A month later she was signed by Tommy Mottola to the Mottola Company for management. While in the US she worked with producers and writers such as Kara DioGuardi. She recorded two singles, "Hold Me Now" and "Hot Boy" for Next Selection but neither track received an official release. With the music industry struggled to cope with the digital revolution, Rose left NextSelection and Mottola and returned to Europe. In 2009, she saw her first single, "Let Go", integrating the soundtrack of the Brazilian soap opera Living Life.

In 2010 she signed a management contract with Australian-based management agency Showcase Of Stars [13] and is still currently represented by them.

2011 – 2013 – The Voice (A Voz de Portugal), Lorax, Swirl and Exit Vine[edit]

In 2011 Rose signed on to become one of the judges of the Portuguese version of "The Voice" A Voz de Portugal after being the peoples choice upon voting.[14] Rose's team came 3rd in the overall competition.

In January 2012 Rose was asked to be the opening performer for the James Morrison tour in Portugal, where she performed in both Lisbon and Oporto.[15]

In February 2012 Rose released her own ice-cream Mia Rose Swirl with "Olá", the Portuguese offshoot of Wall's/Good Humor ice cream brand.[16]

In mid-2012 Rose became the voice of Audrey for the upcoming Portuguese version of Lorax and made headlines because of a compelling performance [17]

In early 2013 Rose announced her involvement in a new fictional series with US Red Bull music department called "Exit Vine".[18] While in Los Angeles, California, Rose has performed at coveted venues including House Of Blues.

Critical response[edit]

Alexa Baracaia of the Evening Standard reported on 30 January 2007, that her YouTube page was attracting over 3 million viewers a month, but that there were allegations of "fake comments" being posted to inflate her appeal.[19] In March 2008, Forbes announced her being among the nominees for the 2008 YouTube Video Awards.[20] Rolling Stone's Elizabeth Goodman noted she was "disturbingly well-packaged" and noted another YouTube member's video which identified numerous dummy accounts that may have artificially inflated Rose's YouTube ratings.[8]



Single Year Portuguese Chart
"Let Go" 2009 2[citation needed]
"What Would Christmas Be Like?" 2009 2[citation needed]
"Falling for You" 2[citation needed]
"Friends in Love" 2[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Metro Portugal (26 October 2007). "Mia Rose blev stjärna på Youtube (Mia Rose became a star on YouTube)" (in Swedish). Metro. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  2. ^ "YouTube Idol". Chicago Tribune. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  3. ^ Coyle, Jake (26 January 2007). "Examining the Path to YouTube Stardom". The Washington Post. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  4. ^ Participation Marketing » Musings from Google Zeitgeist 2008 Archived 6 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ SIME Talks 11: Mia Rose, the youtube sensation says its all about being honest at SIME Archived 22 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Queen Rania highlights importance of moderation and understanding". The Jordan Times. Embassy of Jordan in Washington, D.C. 17 March 2009. Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  7. ^ http://www.tubemogul.com/ (registration required)
  8. ^ a b Goodman, Elizabeth (25 January 2007). "YouTube Phenom Mia Rose Has Her Thorns?". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  9. ^ "The future looks rosy for Mia". The Sun. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  10. ^ "The rise of the faux internet indie". The Age. Melbourne. 8 February 2007. Retrieved 6 May 2009., repeated in Sydney Morning Herald [1]
  11. ^ Vallance, Chris (23 January 2007). "Show Notes: Davos, Diggnation and Drogbacite". BBC Radio 5 Live. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  12. ^ Anderman, Joan (31 May 2008). "The Phenom: At 15, he went to Harvard. At 19, he had a degree in government and politics. At 29, Ryan Leslie is a budding hip-hop mogul". Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  13. ^ http://www.showcaseofstars.com.au
  14. ^ Geral. "Sondagem aTV: Mia Rose foi a mentora preferida d' "A Voz de Portugal" | A Televisão". Atelevisao.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Mia Rose abre concerto de James Morrison". Propagandistasocial.com. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  16. ^ [2][dead link]
  17. ^ "Mia Rose e José Fidalgo dão voz a "Lorax" - Magazine – SAPO Cinema". Cinema.sapo.pt. 22 March 2012. Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  18. ^ "Exit Vine, episode 3- I Wont Give Up". Redbull.sg. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  19. ^ Baracaia, Alexa (30 January 2007). "I'm YouTube's biggest hit". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 14 January 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2009.
  20. ^ "Will the Obama Girl win a YouTube award?". Forbes. 20 March 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2009.

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