Today is Carly Rose Sonenclar's 14th birthday! It's amazing to think of all that Carly accomplished while she was just 13 — her audition video for The X-Factor went viral, receiving over 33 million views; she was runner-up on the singing reality show; she graced the cover of a number of magazines; landed herself a record deal, and inspired millions of people all around the world.

Now, as Carly turns 14 we could not be more excited! The singer has quite the year ahead of her as she records her first album and headlines her first show. Here are 14 reasons why we love CRS!

1. She's an AMAZING singer!

Listen to her cover of Bruno Mars' "Runaway Baby" and prepare to be blown away.

2. She always makes time for her friends.

Even with Carly's busy schedule, the singer is always making sure to set aside time to hang out with her besties.


3. She loves her fans as much as they love her.

Carly always thanks her "angels" for their continuous support and goes out of her way to update them on her life.


4. She doesn't take herself too seriously.

This picture explains it all.


5. She has a fabulous fashion sense.

She's one of the trendiest 14-year-olds we know!


6. She makes time for her family.

Carly is always posting pics and videos of her and her brother. We love how close the siblings are!


7. She values her fans.

Carly totally loves hearing her fans' opinion from everything from what songs she should sing at her concert, to whether or not they like her glasses.

8. She posts adorable Throw Back Thursday pics!

Check out this pic of when Carly performed in Les Miserables on Broadway!


9. She loves inspiring others.

We always look forward to Carly's inspirational quotes and photos.


10. She was Gilda Flip on The Electric Company

When Carly posted a video of herself on PBS's show The Electric Company we almost died. We love how she embraces her goofy role!

11. She isn't afraid to dream big.

We admire Carly for her big dreams and aspirations. When we spoke to Carly last month, the singer told us "[I want] to be a household name, like Demi and Britney."

12. She knows how to work a hat.

Carly's favorite accessory seems to be the hat, and we can see why! She definitely rocks the look!


13. She's sporty.

When Carly posted a pic of her glove and ball she totally earned brownie points in our book! She's a girl of many hidden talents.


14. She loves J-14!

14 is our lucky number! We definitely think this will be Carly's year!


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