The milestones continued in 2016 when Sophie released her first vocal track ‘Walls’, powerhouse Music.
‘Walls’ entered the playlists of national Dutch radio stations (538, Slam FM,3FM) and received a staggering 94% vote of ‘likes’ from listeners on 538 and broke into the top 30 on the Dutch Airplay chart.
‘Walls’ was followed by the release of ‘Don’t Stop’, a club track on the Dirty Dutch imprint.
The song entered the top 15 on Beatport’s chart, and was premiered by David Guetta and supported by many international DJs.
With the new year of 2017 rolling in, a new label came calling and, in late January, Sophie signed a deal with Spinnin’ Records.
Her first single, ‘Without You’ was released in February and included a unique and quirky video
Her followup single Love drunk was released in May and features a powerful vocal punch that harkens back to the raspy grit of Janis Joplin.
Spinnin’ has made it clear that Sophie is a priority for them and have included her on the Spinnin’ Sessions in Miami and their stage at Tomorrow land in Belgium.
Speaking of Miami, Sophie was thrilled to perform at her first US show at none other than the Ultra Music Festival at Worldwide stage,
where she blew both the crowd and live stream audiences away.
Thousands of new fans were made after her performance taking to social media to declare her set as one of the best performances at Ultra 2017 and it cemented her new status as a festival headliner.
After her set, Sophie was named by Billboard Magazine as one of Ultra Music Festival’s Top 5 Female Performances.
It was also around this time that Sophie was named to the prestigious “Top 25 Most Influential Artists Under 25” by Spotify NL.
She’s joined by fellow artists Martin Garrix and Oliver Heldens among others.
Having a Zen-like mastery of work is paying off for Sophie.
She’s a bona-fide rockstar on stage making crowds of people experience a kind of musical nirvana that is epic to watch.
They get her because she gets them, and that’s a gift only a real DJ can give.
Sophie Francis graduated high school last year and has been touring internationally with already a huge popularity rate in Asiaw here she has played at
Ultra Korea, Ultra Beijing,
and a huge amount of awesome club shows. Of course, the summer is filled with top festivals around the world including;
Palmesus in Norway,
Parookaville in Germany,
Tomorrowland in Belgium to name a few.
Sophie Francis released‘Stay Up’, which has received over 13 million streams.
Her latest releases ‘Weekend Love’, ‘Lose My Mind’ and ‘On My Way’, cause for a total of 40 million streams on Spotify.
She will continue to light the spark and release a lot of new tracks these coming months.
We can’t wait to see what is coming next for this amazing young star.
Sophie Francis, Dj / Producer / Radio Presenter / Vocalist