Born on May 11, 1999, is a singer-songwriter, who also doubles as an actress, Sabrina Carpenter. Hailing from Lehigh, Pennsylvania, she is also the younger sister to actress Sarah Carpenter of Girl Meets World fame. Growing up, Sabrina Carpenter was influenced by music performed by the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Pink Floyd, and Etta James. As for what really triggered the acting and singing bugs, she credits that to the series (Hanna Montana). Citing Miley Cyrus being the primary influencer that both Carpenter siblings, Sabrina comments the real appeal is being herself while singing, then somebody else while acting. At the age of ten, Sabrina was posting YouTube footage of her combined talent of singing and acting, which caught the attention of Miley Cyrus herself, who came in third place overall when her idol hosted a contest simply titled The Next Miley Cyrus Project. Since the 2011 start of Sabrina Carpenter’s singing career, the songstress has released a total of four studio albums, two extended plays (EPs), 23 singles, ten promotional singles, and 29 music videos. With only nine years of music production under her belt, plus the acting, both critics and fans anticipate there will be many more to come.
10. Hands (featuring Mike Perry and The Vamps)
The British pop-rock band known as The Vamps release their 2017 studio album (Night & Day (Night Edition)) and releases their single, (Hands). Mike Perry and Sabrina Carpenter perform alongside the group, which contributes toward this energetic song. Considered as a dance club favorite around the world despite Hands failing to rank other than 70th with Sweden’s national music chart simply proves it’s still a hit among the fans that outweighs whatever the charts have to say.
While the song (Exile) didn’t officially gain chart recognition other than in New Zealand at #35, this is classified as among the most emotional singles the young songstress has ever released. Associated with Carpenter’s 2019 album (Singular: Act II), Exile was actually performed while she was still on tour, promoting the previous album (Singular: Act I). The song itself is very short, playing under three minutes, but powerful enough to make an impact both Carpenter and her fans consider to be very personally heartfelt.
8. Alien (featuring Jonas Blue)
This duet (Alien) has four different recorded versions to it so far, but it’s the original that charted to number one with the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. This song is featured on Carpenter’s 2018 album (Singular: Act 1), as well as on Jonas Blue’s debut album (Blue).
While the album (Singular: Act 1) was released in 2018, the single (Why), was actually released on July 7, 2017. Over a year apart from each other, Why actually served as an excellent promotional piece by raising people’s anticipation for Carpenter’s next album. On the music charts, it ranked globally, performing at its best with New Zealand’s Heatseekers at #8. Why also earned a 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards nomination for XOXO Best Crush Song.
6. Sue Me
Released on November 9, 2018, is the album (Singular: Act 1), which produces the single (Sue Me). With the US Billboard Dance Songs chart, it peaks at number one. On the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart, at #31. Sue, Me has also earned Gold Certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
5. Almost Love
Coming from Carpenter’s third studio album (Singular: Act I) is the hit single (Almost Love). It serves as the lead single coming from the 2018 album and has several remixes where some have become just as popular as the original itself. On the US Billboard Dance Songs chart, Almost Love peaked at number one. With the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart, at #21.
4. Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying
During the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, Carpenter’s (Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying) wins Best Crush Song. It was actually recorded and released as Sabrina Carpenter’s first EP on April 8, 2014. On the US Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, it peaks at #16. Before exploding on the music scene with a number of chart-hitting dance hits, Carpenter’s mix of acoustic, country, folk, and pop influences toward the song has critics taking not a similarity to Taylor Swift’s music style when she first began her music career.
Among the most successful singles, Sabrina Carpenter has released so far is (Thumbs), which comes from her 2016 album (Evolution). On the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, this single charted to the top spot. While Thumbs didn’t rank quite as high among the other music charts, it has since achieved Platinum Certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, as well as Platinum Certification from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI NOR), which hails out of Norway.
The single (Skin) was first released on January 22, 2021. Although this song hasn’t been associated with a named album as of yet, the story has it there is one on the way. One by one, the singles being released that are supposed to be part of an album are being released digitally, accompanied by music videos that can easily be found on YouTube. On the charts, Skin has done very well, especially in New Zealand as it managed to peak at number one.
1. On My Way (featuring Alan Alan Walker and Farruko)
Released as a single on March 21, 2019, is the single (On My Way), which is not officially credited to any of Carpenter’s albums. Since its release, the song has charted clean across the globe, scoring at the number one spot in Malaysia. It is also the most commercially successful song to Carpenter’s credit with over 4 million copies sold worldwide so far. On My Way has achieved Gold Certification with Music Canada (MC) and the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry (ZPAV). It also earned Platinum Certification from the Asociacion Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas (AMPROFON). Through streaming services, the Swedish Recording Industry Association (GLF) sold over 4 million digital downloads, which resulted in On My Way achieving Gold Certification.