China Anne McClain
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Melodic Evolution: China Anne McClain's Musical Journey


Dec. 11 2023, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

China Anne McClain is not only a dynamic actress. She is also known in the music industry as a talented singer. These days, she mostly sings in a group with her sisters called Thrii, but the versatile actress is also hustling to record her own music.

Being in the public eye at such a young age may have bothered a lot of child actors. But not China Anne McClain. Despite her early success, China Anne McClain will keep on keeping on until her job is done.

The Early Life of China Anne

China Anne McClain was born in Georgia. Her father is a music producer who worked on one of Solange Knowles’s songs. Her mother is a screenwriter. Her two sisters and a brother round out her family unit.

From a very young age, China Anne loved to make music with her sisters, Sierra and Lauryn. When China Anne was a child, she and her sister formed a group that was originally called “3mcclaingirls.”

While China Anne McClain started acting, which she did at the age of 7, she never thought about giving up on her sisters or her music. She has sung on several Disney soundtracks, including the Descendants movie series, A.N.T Farm, and Doc McStuffins.

China Anne McClain’s Discography

Most of the music that was released under China Anne McClain’s name was from Disney, but she also released music on her own, mostly with her sister group, now called Thrii. Below is a history of the singles she released:

  • A.N.T Farm: “Dynamite” and “Calling All the Monsters”

  • Descendants 2: “What’s My Name?”

  • “Something Real” featuring Kelli Berglund

  • “Stronger” featuring Dove Cameron (her Descendants co-star)

  • “Young Guns” featuring The Messenger

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“There was always music playing in our house,” China told rolling out. “So, at the age of 3, I was like, ‘I want to be a singer.’ I could barely talk, but that’s what made me who I am and that’s what gave me the love of music that I have today.”

Even with all of the success that China Anne McClain achieved, she still can’t stop and won’t stop. She’s still making music with her sisters as well as doing her own solo work. In addition to having that much on her plate, China Anne is still acting to this day.

What Is China Anne McClain Doing Now?

China Anne has been very busy as of late. She’s making a ton of music, both with her sister group and as well as music for her solo career. She’s also considering a few more acting projects. Along with Descendants: Rise of Red, China Anne will reprise her role as Jazmine Payne in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which is expected to be renewed for its thirteenth season.

Whatever projects come around for China Anne, her star is sure to shine. Whether she sings or acts, she will be noticed. Keep an eye out for news about her upcoming movies and TV shows. She’s also on Instagram, where she posts a lot of photos showcasing her style choices, her family, and even news of her music and acting projects.

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