Sofía Daccarett Char, better known as Sofia Carson (born April 10, 1993[42][4]), is an American singer and actress. 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[9][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.

Early life

Carson was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida,[4] to José F. Daccarett and Laura Char Carson, who had moved there from Colombia.[42][7] She chose the artistic name "Carson" after her American maternal grandmother, Lauraine Carson. Through her mother, Carson is related to the Char family of Colombian politicians.[42][8]

She attended St. Hugh School and graduated from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami. She attended In Motion Dance Studio, where she was part of the IMPAC Youth Ensemble program, competing all over the US. [9][10] She subsequently attended UCLA, majoring in communications with a minor in French.[10][11]

Career

In 2012, Carson was signed with BMI as a "singer-songwriter".[12] 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.[9][13]

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.[10] In March 2016, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Carson landed the leading role in the latest installment of the A Cinderella Story series, A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits, directed by Michelle Johnston and produced by Dylan Sellers, which will be released direct-to-DVD[3][2] In an August 2015 interview Carson stated she was working on her first album.[17] In September 2015 Carson was added on the list of Hollywood Records artists.[18] Previously, some of Disney Channel Europe websites reported the incorporation of Sofia to the label.[19][20] 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.[21][22] 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. Through September 2017, it has gathered over 19 million views. Her new single Ins and Outs was written by Julia Michaels.

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.[43]

Carson reprised her role as Evie in the 2017 sequel Descendants 2.[25][44] On August 25, 2017, Carson released the single "Ins and Outs".[45] She performed the song in 2017 on Boy Band on ABC,, at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day,[46] and at We Day.

Filmography

Film roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2016Tini: The MovieMelanieAs Sofía Carson[23]
2016A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe FitsTessa/BellaDirect-to-video
Television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2014Austin & AllyChelseaEpisode: "Princesses & Prizes"
2014Faking ItSoleilEpisodes: "We Shall Overcompensate", "Faking Up Is Hard to Do"
2015DescendantsEvieTelevision film
2015–presentDescendants: Wicked WorldEvieVoice; main role
2016Soy LunaHerselfEpisodes 71 & 72
2016Walk the PrankHerselfEpisode: "Adventures in Babysitting"
2016Adventures in BabysittingLola PerezTelevision film
2017Descendants 2EvieTelevision film
2017Spider-ManKeemia MarkoVoice; episode: "Sandman"

Discography

Soundtrack albums

List of soundtrack albums, with selected chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
US
[47]
USOST
[48]
AUS
[40]
BEL
[41]
FRA
[41]
GER
[41]
ITA
[44]
NL
[43]
NZ
[49]
SPA
[45]
Descendants115717810250195036
A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits
Descendants 2
  • Released: July 21, 2017[53]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
6164
[54]
19213553
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak
chart
positions
Album
US
[56]
USLatinPop
[57]
USTrop
[58]
POL
[59]
2015"Rotten to the Core"[60]Descendants
2016"Love Is the Name"[61]363222TBA
2017"Back to Beautiful"[62]
(featuring Alan Walker)
TBA
"Ways to Be Wicked"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart)

Descendants 2
"Ins and Outs"[64]TBA
"Chillin' Like a Snowman"[65]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
YearTitleAlbum
2016"I'm Your Girl"[66]
(with Dove Cameron)
Non-album single
"I'm Gonna Love You"[67]TBA
"Rather Be With You"[68]
(with Dove Cameron, Lauryn McClain and Brenna D'Amico)
Descendants 2
2017"Better Together"[69]
(with Dove Cameron)
Descendants 2

Other charted songs

List of songs, with selected chart positions
YearTitlePeak
chart
positions
CertificationsAlbum
US
[56]
CAN
[70]
2015"Rotten to the Core"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart)
3866Descendants
"Set it Off"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, Sarah Jeffery and Jeff Lewis)
Descendants
2017"Chillin' Like a Villain"
(with Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Mitchell Hope)
95Descendants 2
"It's Goin' Down"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, China Anne McClain, Mitchell Hope, Thomas Doherty and Dylan Playfair)
77Descendants 2
"You and Me"
(with Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope and Jeff Lewis)
Descendants 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other appearances

YearTitleOther artist(s)Album
2016"Sueña"We Love Disney (Latino)[72]
"Wildside"Sabrina CarpenterYour Favorite Songs from
100 Disney Channel Original Movies
"Jolly to the Core"[73]Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo StewartDisney Channel Holiday Hits
"Silent Night"Disney Channel Holiday Hits

Music videos

YearTitleOther artist(s)AlbumDirector(s)Ref.
As main artist
2015"Rotten to the Core"DescendantsNaren Wilks and Adam Santelli[74]
2016"Love Is the Name"TBAUnknown[75]
J BalvinTBAUnknown[76]
"Wildside"Sabrina CarpenterYour Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original MoviesUnknown[8]
"Full Throttle"A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe FitsUnknown[8]
"Jolly to the Core"Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo StewartDisney Channel Holiday HitsUnknown[8]
2017"Back to Beautiful"Alan WalkerTBAEmil Nava[8][63]
"Ways to Be Wicked"Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Booboo StewartDescendants 2Kenny Ortega[8]
"Ins and Outs"TBAJohn-Michael Triana
Guest appearances
2015"Believe"Shawn MendesDescendantsJake Kasdan[8]

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
20162016 Premios JuventudProducers Choice AwardHerselfNominated[8]
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Music: Next Big ThingHerselfNominated[8]

Notes

  1. Descendants 2 did not enter the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, but peaked at number 6 on the NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart.[49]
  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.[34]
  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".[63]
  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.[34]
  5. "Set It Off" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number six on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[34]
  6. "You and Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 20 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[34]