By Marilyn La Jeunesse, Glamour
Sitting on the floor leaning against the edge of a bed with their eyes fastened shut, the four members of Bella Dose, the world’s first bilingual Latin pop girl group, harmonize to Billie Eilish’s song “Goldwing.” It’s a request by one of their 1.7 million TikTok followers that they happily honor in their ongoing video series, in which they cover commenter-requested songs like the theme song to Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses and Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry.”
Often clad in color-coordinating outfits that would make even the Spice Girls jealous, the group hasn’t even released their debut album yet, but they’re already proving their vocal game to be all but unmatched. Comparisons to the likes of Fifth Harmony and BlackPink have started, though their sound is distinctly their own.
They are: Melany Rivera, 21; Brianna Leah, 18; Jenni Hernandez, 23; and Thais Rodriguez, 22. Formed in 2017, the group is the brainchild of Vicky Curiel, who held auditions across the United States to find talented young women to lead the first ever bilingual Latin pop girl group. As luck had it, Curiel found the girls on her Miami stop and flew them to Los Angeles to teach them guitar, piano, music theory, and even sound engineering so they could manage their own sessions.
With a hands-on approach to their music, the girls hunkered down and began to write their own songs, film videos, and amass millions of followers across social media. Get to know the soon-to-be-international sensations and TikTok masters whose adventures on the app have inspired others to follow their dreams for the latest installment of New Here.
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