As a baby, Brown began to sing the alphabet just after learning it and began performing at the age of 3 upon receiving her first karaoke machine. She cites her musical influences as One Direction, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. As a young child, Brown begun to regularly perform in school plays and beauty pageants while taking voice lessons and piano study.
In 2011, Brown’s mother discovered Kidz Bop, a website for children to upload and share videos of themselves performing. She uploaded a movie of Brown performing an authentic number on the piano, with Brown selected as a finalist. After performing Adele’s “Someone Like You” to earn her a invest the Top 4, Brown won the 2011 KIDZ Star USA Grand Prize out of 45,000 submissions, the biggest national talent competition for children age 15 and under.
At a school assembly, Brown was told that she won the national talent search by “American Idol” winner Kris Allen. The prize included a RCA Records recording contract and starring role in the Kidz Bop 21 music video and commercial. Allen said after seeing her live, “She went from’She’s good’to’She’s no doubt gonna win this thing.”
Brown said she had the chance to listen to and pick from her top three song choices. After considering and hearing the songs, she said she chose her first single “Hey Chica” because of the up-beat tempo. The song premiered June 19, 2012. Brown has performed the song on The Today Show and 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
In 2012, Brown was named cover girl for Miss Moxie’s Holiday 2012 issue.The site praised “Hey Chica” for promoting “clear message of self empowerment and encourages women Tamar Braxton – All The Way Home covered by Kiana Brown to feel beautiful in their particular skin.”
She happens to be focusing on her debut album for RCA Records, set for release in 2013.