Originally signed by J Records as part of RCA Music Group, she released her first song, "Just a Guy," in 2010.
She learned to play piano from a young age and was influenced by poetry to write song lyrics.
She starred on the YouTube web series Talent as Harper.
Her father was influential in her music career as a piano and trumpet player himself. In 2016, she married Mark Ballas.
She wrote a song called "If I Were a Boy" which achieved worldwide success when Beyonce Knowles later sung it.