Beyoncé Protege Sophie Beem Tells Us the Meaning Behind Her Fierce New Music

If you're not yet familiar with singer Sophie Beem, let us fill you in.

She's a singer-songwriter from New York City who first made waves after auditioning for and making it to the Top 40 on the X-Factor back in 2012.

Four years later, in 2016, Beem was signed under Beyonce's label Parkwood Entertainment, opened up for Charlie Puth's spring tour, released her debut EP and collaborated with big-name artists like Fetty Wap.

Some big accomplishments for a young girl.

Sophie Beem headshot

(Photo Credit: Daniela Vesco)  

We had the opportunity to chat with Sophie about her latest jam "I Got It" and get the scoop on what drives her as her career continues to skyrocket. Scroll below to get to know the artist a little better!

Artist: Sophie Beem

Age: 17

New single: "I Got It" Ft. Fetty Wap

What it means to Sophie: " 'I Got It' is a fun, playful song about a guy and a girl who play the classic game of cat and mouse."

Biggest influences: "In music, it's Beyoncé. She started as a teenage artist like me and had to take many steps along the way to get to where she is today. The fact that I can get her advice is priceless. In life, my biggest influence is my mom. She believes you should always be yourself and not choose things because it's the norm. She has always been authentic and genuine, which is what inspires me to be me in spite of challenges."

Dream venue: "I have always dreamed of performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City. I'm from New York, so this is iconic to me and holds a special place in my heart."

Dream duet would be with: "I am really intrigued by Sean Paul these days. I love Sia and his collab with her on 'Cheap Thrills' is everything."

Fave songs: "Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran, "Cheap Thrills" by Sia and Sean Paul, and "I Got You" by BeBe Rexha

What you hope to accomplish: "I hope to inspire people to do what they love and make them happy when they listen to my music. Music has always brought me so much inspiration and I hope to pass that on."

Are you a fan of Sophie? Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

 

Looking for other new artists to add to your new music playlist? Then you'll definitely want to check out pop singer Ashley Brinton and her catchy tunes HERE.