From Pop-Punk Princess to ‘Captain Marvel’: Looking Back at Brie Larson’s Short-Lived Music Career


With the discharge of Captain Marvel on Friday (March eight), Brie Larson goes from Oscar-winning actress to bona fide superhero.

As the behemoth studio’s first female-led standalone movie -- launched, appropriately, on International Women’s Day -- it’s a watershed second for the Marvel Cinematic Universe that followers have been ready for ever since Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow was launched in 2010’s Iron Man 2. (The DC Universe beat its rival superhero franchise to the punch with the discharge of 2017’s Wonder Woman.)

However, followers of the actress might not understand that, lengthy earlier than she was successful an Oscar or entering into the function of Carol Danvers, Larson launched a short-lived bid at teen pop stardom.

After just a few minor roles in movies like 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover, the younger actress was signed within the mid-2000s to Casablanca Records by Mariah Carey’s star-making ex-husband Tommy Mottola. (Fun truth: At the time, Lindsay Lohan was Brie’s sole labelmate on the fledgling imprint.)

In 2005, Larson launched her debut solo album, Finally Out of P.E., a pop-punk assortment of brightly melodic songs that had been equal components Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch. The video for lead single “She Said” portrayed the longer term A-lister because the quintessential lady subsequent door. Stuck working at a fast-food joint, she may rock out on the electrical guitar, get revenge on the vapid fashionable women and commerce her Converse kicks for heels at a second’s discover.

Despite collaborating with a heavy-hitting roster of songwriters like Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera's “Genie in a Bottle,” Dream's “He Loves U Not”) and Lindy Robbins (Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper," Fifth Harmony's “Miss Movin’ On”), gross sales for Larson’s solo album had been underwhelming and after turning into disenchanted with the music business, she moved on to appearing full-time. The relaxation, as they are saying, is Academy Award-winning historical past.

While it’s secure to say that the Captain Marvel star graduated from P.E. to greater and higher issues, revisit her charming video for “She Said” under.