Frequent Ellen guest and all-around cutie Sophia Grace stole our hearts the moment she and her cousin Rosie McClelland went viral for their cover of pop singer Nicki Minaj’s song Superbass. It’s hard to believe Sophia Grace and Rosie were only 8 and 5, respectively, when they first appeared on the show. Millions of fans have since tuned in to Sophia Grace’s YouTube channel, where she’s released two more professionally produced music videos: “Best Friends” and “Girls Just Gotta Have Fun.”
Considering Sophia Grace is now only 14 years old, she’s seen more success during her short life than some singers have experienced in their entire careers. Sophia Grace has her own movie, and she is currently signed to a major record label. Together, the cousins have already written a book, and they even have their very own singing dolls.
With so much of her life spent in the spotlight, Sophia Grace’s transformation from a young child to a teenager has been gradual, but if you take a step back it’s so apparent. Today, Sophia Grace has ditched her signature matching pink tutus and sparkly dresses, admitting she’s “a bit old now.” We can’t help but be stunned when we see how much she’s grown over the years!
Scroll through to see Sophia Grace’s transformation from adorable kid to blossoming adolescent.
Sophia Grace Brownlee American Music Awards 2011
Sophia Grace and Rosie strutted down the red carpet at the American Music Awards in 2011. They wore matching pink dresses and tutus, accessorizing with mini tiaras and rhinestones.
Sophia Grace Rosie McClelland Grammys 2012
Sophia Grace walked the red carpet at the Grammys in 2012 wearing an adorable gold dress with a frilly pink tutu. During a taping of the The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier that week, Sophia and Rosie learned they would get to interview stars at the music awards show.
Sophia Grace Rosie McClelland Ellen Degeneres Teen Choice Awards 2012
Ellen and her peewee proteges took the stage at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards. Sophia Grace & Rosie wore their signature matching gowns as they accompanied Ellen Degeneres, who won the Choice Comedian award.
Sophia Grace Rosie McClelland Kids' Choice Awards 2013
The duo took a break from pink at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards. This time, they made a red carpet appearance in baby blue and white striped dresses and tutus.
Sophia Grace Rosie McClelland Westfield Visit 2014
Sophia Grace and Rosie went down under to take part in Westfield's Christmas campaign. The two visited three Westfield locations to promote their favorite gift picks for the holidays.
Sophia Grace Rosie McClelland Kids' Choice Awards 2014
At the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, the pair returned to their signature hot pink tutu and tiara combination. The following month, their movie Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure was released.
Sophia Grace Rosie McClelland American Music Awards 2015
Surprise! At the American Music Awards in 2015, the cousins went with different outfits. Sophia Grace wore a white peplum dress while Rosie opted for a hot pink dress with frilly sleeves.
Sophia Grace Kids' Choice Awards 2016
For another year in a row, Sophia Grace attended the Kids' Choice Awards. Sadly, it doesn't look like Rosie attended the show.
Sophia Grace iHeartRadio Music Awards 2016
At the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2016, Sophia Grace made another solo appearance. Even though she ditched her tutu, she wore a similar voluminous flared skirt.
Sophia Grace AOL Building 2016
Sophia Grace visited the AOL Building looking like a one-woman show. Without her cousin, Sophia Grace discussed her latest music video, "A Girl in the Mirror."
Sophia Grace Hoda Kotb Sirius XM Studios 2016
Now a solo artist, Sophia Grace made an appearance at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City. She even tried to teach Hoda Kotb the choreography for "Girl in the Mirror."
Sophia Grace Jingle Ball 2016
Then thirteen-year-old Sophia Grace attended 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in Los Angeles. The tiny teen looked sophisticated in a faux leather jacket and skirt—a far cry from her days of hot pink tutus and tiaras.