Sofia Carson

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Sofia Carson
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Carson in August 2017
Born
Sofía Daccarett Char

(1993-04-10) April 10, 1993 (age 26)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2012–present
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2012–present
Labels
Websitesofiacarson.com

Sofía Daccarett Char, known professionally as Sofia Carson (born April 10, 1993[1][2][3][4]), is an American actress and singer. Her first appearance on television was as a guest star on the Disney Channel show, Austin & Ally. In 2015, she appeared as Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen, in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants[5][6] and reprised her role in its 2017 sequel, Descendants 2. In 2016, she appeared as Lola Perez in Adventures in Babysitting, Melanie Sanchez in Tini: The Movie, and Tessa in A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits. In March 2019, Carson began starring in Freeform drama series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Early life[edit]

Carson was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,[4][7] to José F. Daccarett and Laura Char Carson, who had moved there from Colombia.[3][8] She chose the artistic name "Carson" after her American maternal grandmother, Lauraine Carson.[9] Through her mother, Carson is related to the Char family of Colombian politicians.[3][10]

She attended St. Hugh School and graduated from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami.[7] She attended In Motion Dance Studio, where she was part of the IMPAC Youth Ensemble program, competing all over the United States.[7][11] She subsequently attended UCLA, majoring in communications with a minor in French.[11][12]

Career[edit]

Carson in October 2017

In 2012, Carson was signed with BMI as a "singer-songwriter".[13] Her acting career was launched in 2014 when she was cast as guest star, playing Chelsea, on the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally. A few months later, Carson was cast as recurring guest star, playing Soleil, on MTV's series Faking It. In 2014, she was cast in a starring role in the Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants,[6] in which she plays Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White and would later do a version of the soundtrack.[5][14]

On January 9, 2015, Carson was cast in the co-lead role in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Adventures in Babysitting. Filming began in spring 2015, for an early 2016 television premiere.[15] In March 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Carson landed the leading role in the fourth installment of the A Cinderella Story series, A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, directed by Michelle Johnston and produced by Dylan Sellers, which was released direct-to-video.[16][17] In an August 2015 interview Carson stated she was working on her first album.[18] In September 2015 Carson was added on the list of Hollywood Records artists.[19] Previously, some of Disney Channel Europe websites reported the incorporation of Sofia to the label.[20][21] In March 2016, Hollywood Records and Republic Records officially announced that Sofia had signed a joint worldwide record deal with both companies. Her debut single is "Love Is the Name", an interpolation of Opus' "Live Is Life", and was released on April 8.[22][23] Carson released a promotional single on August 26, 2016 entitled "I'm Gonna Love You". In January 27, 2017 she released her single "Back to Beautiful" featuring Alan Walker and in February 15, 2017 she released the official music video on YouTube. "Back to Beautiful" was written by Julia Michaels, who also wrote her next single "Ins and Outs".[24] In 2018, Carson was featured in three EDM instant hits: R3hab's "Rumors", Alan Walker's "Different World" and Galantis's "San Francisco", positioning as the most sought after collaborator in this genre.[25][26][27]

Carson has performed in NBC's 2015 Thanksgiving Parade, ABC's Disney Parks Christmas Celebration, Univision's Feliz 2016 (New Year's Eve Special) and the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards, and was a presenter on ABC's Disneyland 60th Anniversary Special. She performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2017 A Capitol Fourth, an annual concert at the United States Capitol in celebration of Independence Day.[28]

Carson reprised her role as Evie in the 2017 sequel Descendants 2.[29][30] Carson played the role of Sloane Silver in the second season of Freeform's Famous in Love in 2018.[31] In January 2018, it was announced that Carson would be starring in the television series Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,[32][33] in the role of Ava Jalali;[34] it was picked up to series by Freeform in May 2018 and premiered in March 2019.[35][36][37] Carson will once again play Evie for Descendants 3, the third installment of the franchise, which is set to premiere in mid-2019.[38]

Filmography[edit]

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Austin & Ally Chelsea Episode: "Princesses & Prizes"
2014 Faking It Soleil Episodes: "We Shall Overcompensate", "Faking Up Is Hard to Do"
2015 Descendants Evie Television film
2015–2017 Descendants: Wicked World Evie Main voice role
2016–2018 Soy Luna Herself 3 episodes
2016 Walk the Prank Herself Episode: "Adventures in Babysitting"
2016 Adventures in Babysitting Lola Perez Television film
2016 Tini: The Movie Melanie Film; as Sofía Carson[39]
2016 A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits Tessa / Bella Direct-to-video film
2017 Descendants 2 Evie Television film
2017 Spider-Man Keemia Marko / Sandgirl Voice role; episode: "Sandman"[40]
2018 Famous in Love Sloane 4 episodes[32][41]
2019 Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Ava Jalali Main role[33][34][35]
2019 Descendants 3 Evie Upcoming television film

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[42]
US
OST

[43]
AUS
[44]
BEL
[45]
FRA
[45]
GER
[45]
ITA
[46]
NL
[47]
NZ
[48]
SPA
[49]
Descendants 1 1 57 178 102 50 19 50 36
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
Descendants 2
  • Released: July 21, 2017[52]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
6 1 64
[53]
192 135 [A] 53
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
[54]
US
Latin
Pop

[55]
US
Trop

[56]
POL
[57]
2015 "Rotten to the Core"[58] [B] Descendants
2016 "Love Is the Name"[60] 36 32 22 TBA
2017 "Back to Beautiful"[61]
(featuring Alan Walker)[C]
TBA
"Ways to Be Wicked"[63]
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart)
[D] Descendants 2
"Ins and Outs"[64] TBA
"Chillin' Like a Snowman"[65] Non-album single
2018 "Rumors"[66]
(with R3HAB)
10 The Wave
"Different World"[67]
(with Alan Walker & K-391 featuring Corsak)
Different World

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Album
2018 "San Francisco"[68]
(Galantis featuring Sofia Carson)
TBA

Promotional singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Album
2016 "I'm Your Girl"[69]
(with Dove Cameron)
Non-album single
"I'm Gonna Love You"[70] TBA
"Rather Be With You"[71]
(with Dove Cameron, Lauryn McClain and Brenna D'Amico)
Descendants 2
2017 "Better Together"[72]
(with Dove Cameron)
Descendants 2

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak
chart
positions
Certifications Album
US
[54]
CAN
[73]
2015 "Rotten to the Core"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart)
38 66 Descendants
"Set it Off"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, Sarah Jeffery and Jeff Lewis)
[E] Descendants
2017 "Chillin' Like a Villain"
(with Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Mitchell Hope)
95 Descendants 2
"It's Goin' Down"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair)
77 Descendants 2
"You and Me"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope and Jeff Lewis)
[F] Descendants 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances[edit]

Year Title Other artist(s) Album
2016 "Sueña" We Love Disney (Latino)[75]
"Wildside" Sabrina Carpenter Your Favorite Songs from
100 Disney Channel Original Movies
"Jolly to the Core"[76] Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart Disney Channel Holiday Hits
"Silent Night" Disney Channel Holiday Hits

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Other artist(s) Director(s) Ref.
As lead artist
2015 "Rotten to the Core" Naren Wilks and Adam Santelli [77]
2016 "Love Is the Name" Hannah Lux Davis [78]
J Balvin Hannah Lux Davis [79]
"Wildside" Sabrina Carpenter Unknown [80]
"Full Throttle" Unknown [81]
"Jolly to the Core" Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart Unknown [82]
2017 "Back to Beautiful" Alan Walker Emil Nava[83] [62]
"Ways to Be Wicked" Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart Kenny Ortega [84]
"Ins and Outs" John-Michael Triana [85]
2018 "Rumors" R3HAB Mario Gonsalves [86]
"Different World"
(Vertical Video)
Alan Walker, K-391 and CORSAK Alexander Zarate Frez [87]
As featured artist
2018 "San Francisco" Galantis Dano Cerny [88]
Guest appearances
2015 "Believe" Shawn Mendes Jake Kasdan [89]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 2016 Premios Juventud Producers Choice Award Herself Nominated [90]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Next Big Thing Herself Nominated [91]
2018 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Ins and Outs" Nominated [92]
Imagen Awards Best Supporting Actress Descendants 2 Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Descendants 2 did not enter the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, but peaked at number 6 on the NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart.[48]
  2. ^ "Rotten to the Core" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[59]
  3. ^ Walker was after the release of "Alan Walker remix" credited as featured artist, after Carson selected his remix to be the main single of "Back to Beautiful".[62]
  4. ^ "Ways to Be Wicked" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[59]
  5. ^ "Set It Off" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[59]
  6. ^ "You and Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[59]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Actriz barranquillera Sofía Carson vive un "cuento de hadas" en la película de Disney "Descendants"". El Heraldo. August 3, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. (in Spanish)
  9. ^ "Actriz de Disney, Sofía Carson, pasa Navidad en Barranquilla". El Heraldo. December 24, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
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  26. ^ "R3HAB Breaks Down His 16-Track Album 'The Wave': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  27. ^ "Galantis and Sofia Carson Team Up For New Track 'San Francisco': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
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  52. ^ "Descendants 2 (Original TV Movie Soundtrack)". iTunes. July 21, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
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  57. ^ Peak chart positions for Poland:
  58. ^ "Rotten to the Core (Spanish/English Version) - Single by Sofia Carson". iTunes. December 18, 2015.
  59. ^ a b c d "Chart Search: Bubbling Under Hot 100 for Sofia Carson". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  60. ^ "Love Is the Name - Single by Sofia Carson". iTunes. April 8, 2016.
  61. ^ "Back to Beautiful - Single by Sofia Carson". iTunes. January 27, 2017.
  62. ^ a b "Back to Beautiful (Official Video) ft. Alan Walker". YouTube. February 15, 2017.
  63. ^ "Ways to Be Wicked - Single by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce & Booboo Stewart". iTunes. April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2017.
  64. ^ "Ins and Outs - Single by Sofia Carson". iTunes. August 25, 2017.
  65. ^ "Chillin' Like a Snowman - Single by Sofia Carson". iTunes. December 1, 2017.
  66. ^ "Rumors - Single by R3HAB & Sofia Carson". iTunes. August 23, 2018.
  67. ^ "Different World (feat. CORSAK) - Single by Alan Walker, K-391 & Sofia Carson". iTunes. November 30, 2018.
  68. ^ "San Francisco (feat. Sofia Carson) - Single by Galantis". iTunes. December 21, 2018.
  69. ^ "I'm Your Girl (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single by Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson". iTunes. June 17, 2016.
  70. ^ "I'm Gonna Love You - Single by Sofia Carson". iTunes. August 26, 2017.
  71. ^ "Rather Be With You (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single by Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Lauryn McClain & Brenna D'Amico". iTunes. October 28, 2016.
  72. ^ "Better Together (From "Descendants: Wicked World") - Single by Dove Cameron & Sofia Carson". iTunes. March 3, 2017.
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  76. ^ "Jolly to the Core". iTunes. November 18, 2016.
  77. ^ "Rotten to the Core (From "Descendants: Wicked World")". YouTube. August 21, 2015.
  78. ^ "Love Is the Name (Official Video)". YouTube. April 10, 2016.
  79. ^ "Love Is the Name (Official Video) ft. J Balvin". YouTube. May 17, 2016.
  80. ^ "Wildside (From "Adventures in Babysitting" (Official Lyric Video))". YouTube. June 3, 2016.
  81. ^ "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits - Full Throttle". YouTube. August 11, 2016.
  82. ^ "Jolly to the Core (Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration)". YouTube. December 9, 2016.
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  84. ^ "Ways to Be Wicked (From "Descendants 2"/Official Video)". YouTube. April 30, 2017.
  85. ^ "Ins and Outs (Official Video)". YouTube. August 30, 2017.
  86. ^ "Rumors (Official Video)". YouTube. August 30, 2018.
  87. ^ "Different World (Vertical Video)". YouTube. December 13, 2018.
  88. ^ "San Francisco feat. Sofia Carson (Official Music Video)". YouTube. December 13, 2018.
  89. ^ "Shawn Mendes - Believe (Official Video)". YouTube. June 26, 2015.
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