It's hard to believe it's been nine years since I discovered the Beu Sisters. At the beginning of the last decade, noted songwriter/producer Desmond Child took notice of the family act, based in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and helped them ink a contract with S-Curve Records, which was manned by my close Billboard contact Steve Greenberg. The ladies are also related to my pal Bernadette, so I got to spend some wild and wooly times with them whenever they were in NYC.
Their debut album Decisions—the majority of which they wrote—featured single "I Was Only (Seventeen)," which I reviewed for Billboard. Ultimately, it became my No. 17 song for the year (and damn, the track is on so many "greatest hits" playlists on my iTunes, not a month goes by that it doesn't reappear in my headphones).
The Beus subsequently toured in 2004 as opening act for Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken and since, have appeared on an endless stream of film and TV soundtracks, including Ella Enchanted, Home on the Range, Lizzie McGuire, Because of Winn-Dixie, Smallville, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gilmore Girls, Charmed and How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days.
Next month, the Beu Sisters return with Volume 1 of their EP collecitve, A Collection of Beu-tiful Music on their own label, Beach Breakz Records, which they wrote, arranged and produced.
And on June 2, the Beus will be in New York for a release party on the Lower East Side. I can't wait to reconnect with the lovely ladies. Below is the video clip for new single "Definition of A Lady," only available to those with this link! It's tres Moulin Rouge and very sexy. And below the jump is the gorgeous, very mysterious music video for "Seventeen."