A talented actress, recording artist, and songwriter, Sabrina Carpenter emerged in 2014 as the star of the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World. She then embarked on a successful pop career, issuing albums like 2015's Eyes Wide Open and 2016's Evolution. Several headlining tours followed, as did high-profile television appearances on shows like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Along with her music career, Carpenter continued to act, including starring in the Disney Channel's 2016 version of Adventures in Babysitting, doing voice work on the animated series Milo Murphy's Law, and appearing in the 2018 film The Hate U Give.
Born Sabrina Annlyne Carpenter in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1999, Carpenter became interested in performing at a young age. By age ten, she was going to auditions with her parents and won her first part playing a guest role on the hit NBC drama Law & Order: SVU. Two years later she was cast as the best friend of Rowan Blanchard on the Disney Channel's coming-of-age sitcom Girl Meets World, the sequel to the immensely popular '90s sitcom Boy Meets World. In 2014 Carpenter inked a deal with Hollywood Records and issued the single "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" in March of that year, which was followed by her debut EP of the same name a month later. In 2015 she delivered her debut full-length studio album, Eyes Wide Open, which featured the single "We'll Be the Stars."
She returned the following year with her sophomore album, EVOLution, and embarked on a sold-out headlining tour. In 2017, Carpenter teamed up with YouTube star Jasmine Thompson for a soulful cover of Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times." That same year, she worked with the Vamps and Mike Perry on the "Hands" single, as well as releasing her own solo single "Why." She also headlined her own The De-Tour concert tour, and was featured on Lost Kings' "First Love." "Alien," Carpenter's first release of 2018 was a collaboration with British producer and DJ Jonas Blue. She also finished work on her third solo album, Singular: Act I. A companion piece, Act II, was released the following year. ~ James Christopher Monger