The promising singer-songwriter also discusses girl power, her fans and her upcoming debut album.

Bea Miller is in the middle of an A-plus year: after moving on from the U.S. version of The X Factor and forging a pop-rock career on Hollywood Records, the teen artist has previewed her debut album, Not An Apology, with a new video for “Fire N Gold” and compelling new tracks like “Force of Nature.” The release of Not An Apology, due out on July 24, will also coincide with Miller’s summer tour in support of Fifth Harmony.

The gifted 16-year-old recently stopped by Billboard’s New York studios to perform two tracks from her debut album and discuss her life in the spotlight. Watch her powerful version of “Fire N Gold” below:

Miller also opened up about Not An Apology, girl power and being mistaken for Bette Midler during a fascinating chat with Billboard. Check it out below:

“The whole reason why I have Twitter is to interact with my fans, for the most part,” says Miller. “There was one that said, ‘I always thought Bea Miller was that witch from Hocus Pocus, but then I realized that Bea Miller is a singer and Bette Midler is the witch’! I just think that stuff is so funny — I always respond to that stuff.”

Miller — who opened for Demi Lovato on tour last year after placing ninth in the second season of X Factor — also describes new track “Force of Nature” as “a big ‘F.U.’ song” about a breakup, and explains why she supports girl power but has reservations about the movement conceptually.

“I don’t like that we have all these dedicated days to, ‘Let’s empower girls today!'” she says. “That’s making you, as a female, more of an outcast than you already were before. … Instead, I think it should be like, ‘Let’s just encourage everyone, everyday, to be their best and do their best and accomplish whatever it is that they want to accomplish.'”

Watch Miller’s studio take on her single “Young Blood,” and listen to her Pop Shop Podcast interview below to hear more about Not An Apology:

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If I had to bet on Disney’s next break-out star, my coins would be on Bea Miller. The 16-year-old came within a whisker of landing a hit in 2014 with excellent teen-angst anthem “Young Blood,” and backed it up with an EP that showcased her fiery attitude and raspy vocals. She returns today (May 20) with a video for “Fire N Gold” — the second single from her debut LP Not An Apology (due 24).

Directed by Black Coffee, the video finds a leather-clad Bea (love the new, dark hair) emoting in room full of teenagers. She then takes a ride on a bed covered in polaroid pictures, before letting loose at a party. It’s an interesting concept, but the real star is the soundtrack. A soaring pop/rock anthem with uplifting lyrics and a killer chorus, “Fire N Gold” should win the budding diva plenty of fans. Watch up top.

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Bea was on MTV’s Artist To Watch earlier this morning. You can check out the videos below.

On May 13th, Bea stopped by SiriusXM Studios for an interview and a performance. You can check out her interviews and photos from her performance below.

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Yesterday, Bea stopped by Z100 in New York to do an interview and perform for fans.

Congrats to Bea Miller!

The 16-year-old singer has been named Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, which is a program that champions young developing recording artists and showcases their journey as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers.

The “NBT” series will follow Bea behind-the-scenes as she prepares to join Fifth Harmony this summer on their Reflection: The Summer Tour and release her debut album Not An Apology on July 24.

“i’m @radiodisney’s newest “NBT” artist ?? we’re gonna have a bunch of cool content to share soon,” she tweeted after news broke.

Congrats again to Bea!

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The singer performs the new hit off her debut album “Not an Apology” on TODAY.