Sierra McClain Breaking News, Photos, and Videos

Sierra McClain Reflects on Working With Sisters China & Lauryn

Sierra McClain Reflects on Working With Sisters China & Lauryn

Sierra McClain credits her confidence and success on her experiences working with her sisters.

The 23-year-old Empire actress spent years in a girl group with China and Lauryn before breaking into acting.

“I don’t think I would’ve been as comfortable at all if I hadn’t had the background of working with my sisters,” Sierra told TeenVogue.com. “Even watching my sisters has helped me, too. Even though I haven’t worked in a while, I was on set constantly, so I feel like I’ve been around it forever even if I wasn’t necessarily in front of the camera.”

She continued, “And then all of my studio work with my father, [music producer and engineer, Michael McClain] definitely prepared me for the studio sessions here…I was so nervous in the beginning; I didn’t know if I could do this. But it was him talking to me and calling me saying, ‘Listen, you’ve been doing this forever here with me and with the girls. You can do it. You’re ready for it. Go in there and be confident.’ There’s no telling what would’ve happened if I hadn’t had that.”

Catch Sierra on Empire this season, Wednesdays @ 9PM on Fox.

sierra mcclain talks sisters china lauryn 01
sierra mcclain talks sisters china lauryn 02
sierra mcclain talks sisters china lauryn 03
sierra mcclain talks sisters china lauryn 04
sierra mcclain talks sisters china lauryn 05

Sierra McClain is Grateful For 'Empire' Co-Star Serayah's Kindness

Sierra McClain is Grateful For 'Empire' Co-Star Serayah's Kindness

Sierra McClain made a good friend while on set of Empire.

The 23-year-old actress/singer recently opened up about bonding with her co-star Serayah.

“We’ve gotten close. It was hard coming to Chicago by myself,” Sierraa told TeenVogue.com. “At some point, my mother was with me, then Lauryn came up here to be with me, and then they left.”

“But for the premiere of the show, Serayah texted me, ‘Hey, where are you watching the show?’ I told her, ‘I’m just here in my hotel room’ and she was like, ‘You should come over!’” Sierra said. “So I went over there, and we laughed and we ate. I don’t know if she really knows how much I really appreciated it, but I was here by myself and it was the premiere, and I was away from my family. She didn’t have to do that; she had no reason to be as sweet as she has been. But it really meant…so much. And I had a blast, and ate a home-cooked meal for the first time in God knows how long!”

Empire airs Wednesdays @ 9PM on Fox.

sierra mcclain talks empire serayah 01
sierra mcclain talks empire serayah 02
sierra mcclain talks empire serayah 03
sierra mcclain talks empire serayah 04
sierra mcclain talks empire serayah 05

Normani Kordei Hits Second Event in Same Night Ahead of Grammys Weekend

Normani Kordei Hits Second Event in Same Night Ahead of Grammys Weekend

Normani Kordei looked so fierce last night!

The Fifth Harmony singer changed up her look for the 2017 Essence Black Women In Music Event in Los Angeles, after stepping out for the Billboard Power 100.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Normani Kordei

At the event, Normani was joined by sister teams Chloe x Halle, and China Anne and Sierra McClain.

This marks Normani‘s first appearances after 5H suddenly cancelled their NHL All-Star game appearance late last month.

TELL JJJ: Which of Normani’s looks last night did you like better?

normani kordei essence women music china sierra chloe halle 01
normani kordei essence women music china sierra chloe halle 02
normani kordei essence women music china sierra chloe halle 03
normani kordei essence women music china sierra chloe halle 04
normani kordei essence women music china sierra chloe halle 05

Madison Beer Performs At Guess' Holiday Party - See The Pics!

Madison Beer Performs At Guess' Holiday Party - See The Pics!

We are so jealous about everyone who attended the Guess Holiday Party last night — they got to hear Madison Beer sing!

The singer and social star performed a few songs at the annual event and maybe, might have heard some new stuff!

“everything. thank you for having me sing tonight,” Madison wrote on Instagram after the party.

Empire‘s Sierra McClain, Luna Blaise, Jessie Paege, sisters Brighton and Saxon Sharbino, Renee Olstead, Larsen Thompson, Brec Bassinger, Kayla Maisonet, Landry Bender, Chandler Kinney, Belle Shouse, and Haley Tju were also at the party.

madison beer sierra mcclain guess holiday dinner party pics 01
madison beer sierra mcclain guess holiday dinner party pics 02
madison beer sierra mcclain guess holiday dinner party pics 03
madison beer sierra mcclain guess holiday dinner party pics 04
madison beer sierra mcclain guess holiday dinner party pics 05

VIDEO: Sierra McClain Sings 'Black Girl Magic' on 'Empire'

VIDEO: Sierra McClain Sings 'Black Girl Magic' on 'Empire'

Sierra McClain singing “Black Girl Magic” is on repeat all day long!

The older sister of China and Lauryn and Empire star, performed the brand new song on the show last night and it was amazing!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sierra McClain

In the song you can hear lyrics like: “I like my eyes, and my skin, and all within”; “happy goddess with history, of beauty and strength and that’s all me”; there ain’t nothing like it, that black girl magic”.

We LOVE this song! Watch below!


Empire Cast – Black Girl Magic ft. Sierra McClain
sierra mcclain black girl magic video 01
sierra mcclain black girl magic video 02
sierra mcclain black girl magic video 03
sierra mcclain black girl magic video 04
sierra mcclain black girl magic video 05

Bridgit Mendler Praises Hayley Kiyoko's New Vid 'One Bad Night' on Social Media

Bridgit Mendler Praises Hayley Kiyoko's New Vid 'One Bad Night' on Social Media

Bridgit Mendler and Sierra McClain were def our fave party looks at NYLON Nights Los Angeles held at Doheny Room on Thursday night (October 13) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The two singer/actresses hit the party along with Megan Nicole (who’s also seen at the People Ones To Watch party later on), Lethal Weapon‘s Chandler Kinney, Trevor Jackson, Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Ryan Newman and the gorgeous Crystal Reed.

Earlier in the week, Bridgit kept our Lemonade Mouth love alive with a shout-out to Hayley Kiyoko for her new video.

“So proud of @HayleyKiyoko she uses her music to tell stories + further expose our humanity, love u and love this vid,” she wrote on Twitter. Check out the video below!


Hayley Kiyoko – “One Bad Night” Video
bridgit mendler sierra mcclain megan nicole more nylon party 01
bridgit mendler sierra mcclain megan nicole more nylon party 02
bridgit mendler sierra mcclain megan nicole more nylon party 03
bridgit mendler sierra mcclain megan nicole more nylon party 04
bridgit mendler sierra mcclain megan nicole more nylon party 05

Sierra McClain Books Recurring Role on Fox's 'Empire'

Sierra McClain Books Recurring Role on Fox's 'Empire'

It’s a big week for the McClain sisters!

After it was announced Lauryn would voice Freddie in Descendants: Wicked World, Sierra revealed that she’s heading to Empire!

Sierra, 22, will play Nessa, according to THR.

Nessa is “Shine’s (Xzibit) loyal protégé who, upon first glance, is merely a timid follower to Lucious’ former partner in crime. Nessa A second listen, however, reveals she is a rare talent with a killer voice whom Lucious (Terrence Howard) is determined to sign to Empire’s roster.”

“Excited to finally share the news. Grind time!!” Sierra wrote after the announcement on Twitter.

Disney Channel Stars Step Out to Watch the 100th DCOM!

Disney Channel Stars Step Out to Watch the 100th DCOM!

Lab Rats: Elite Force co-stars Paris Berelc and Kelli Berglund step out to watch the 100th DCOM, Adventures in Babysitting, on Thursday (June 23) at the DGA Theatre in Los Angeles.

Landry Bender was in attendance at the premiere alongside her Best Friends Whenever co-stars Ricky Garcia, Benjamin Royer, and Matthew Royer.

Ricky was joined at the event by his Forever in Your Mind groupmates Emery Kelly and Liam Attridge.

Other stars checking out the new Disney Channel Original Movie included Stuck in the Middle‘s Kayla Maisonet and Ariana Greenblatt, A.N.T. Farm‘s China Anne McClain with sisters Sierra and Lauryn, Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything‘s Sophie Reynolds, and Shake It Up‘s Roshon Fegan.

15+ pictures inside of Disney Channel stars at the event… More Here! »

disney channel stars step out to watch the 100th dcom 01
disney channel stars step out to watch the 100th dcom 02
disney channel stars step out to watch the 100th dcom 03
disney channel stars step out to watch the 100th dcom 04
disney channel stars step out to watch the 100th dcom 05